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Another one of the official blog assignments for the pageant is to create a TV show using some of the official Miss Teen Canada-World sponsors. I decided to get culturally creative with my idea so read about it below and comment with some feedback xo
“The Exchange Experience”
The idea behind my show is to create a sort of exchange program between young women in North American countries (such as Canada and the U.S.) and women in developing countries (such as Kenya). The two young ladies would swap homes for a week, without meeting each other. Then after the week was over they would meet for the very first time.
The exchange would serve as tool to get young women to experience not only extremely different cultures from their own, but it would also give an opportunity to experience different social classes and possibly break the barriers between them. With women’s rights being a continuous battle in many empovrished countries and the opposing influencial role of women in developed countries, the show would get both young ladies to swap spots and experience what it would be like in one another’s shoes.
The show would give an inside look into both of the young women’s lives and how they adapt to the change of environment. It would be both inspiring and empowering to watch, as the camara would capture the entire experience and share the stories of young women across the globe.
S-Trip! Would provide flights and accomodations for the ladies during their swap. S-Trip! is know for the incredible experiences that accompany their getaways to various different locations around the world, and “amazing experience” is a key definition behind the purpose of the show.
The Free the Children Foundation’s slogan is “children helping children” and this show would be a perfect example of that. The show exposes young women to other young women around the world which creates a culture of appreciation and gratitude.
This year, MTC-W is offering an Social Media Queen Prize Donated by Student Travel Company, S-Trip! The person with the best blog post about their dream vacation wins the S-trip.
As a brand new high school graduate, I feel like my life has only just begun. With university around the corner and many hopes and abmitions I’m dying to fulfill, there is one place in the world that I’ve always wanted to go. Ever since I saw the below image a few years ago, my dream has been to visit Sierra Leone.
The republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. It can eaily be classified as one of the worlds poorest countries as its people suffer not only of hunger and homelessness but they are ruled but an unstable government that exploits its own people. Sierra Leone is now at the heart of a series of conflicts that risk forming an arc of violence from southern Senegalto the Ivory Coast. With over two-thirds of its population having thought been displaced during the ten-year civil war, the people of Sierra Leone have experienced and seen serious and disgusting human rights violations. With child soldiers and severe death rates, the country suffers incredibly.
Now I know most people would call me crazy, but if I was given the opportunity to go anywhere in the world I would go to one of the poorest places on Earth. Having studied Social Justice, the course really took a toll on my perspective of life. My desire to help those in need is indescribable. It isn’t just the feeling I get while helping others but it’s the way I’m making others feel that makes it all worth it. To me, preserving dignity and respecting every individual human life it what makes us feel emotions worth living for. Although I volunteer a lot locally, my dream has always been to visit a developing country and experience the culture of true poverty. Being blessed with the priveleged lifestyle we have Canada , I feel like a trip like this is only a small way I can make a big change in someone else’s life. What did I ever do to be born here and not there? What makes them less deserving than me? I can only hope but to one day put a human face to the sufferings of the empoverished in our world.
If I had the priveledge of going on an S-Trip! I would without a doubt bring my three best friends, Rosana Zlomislic, Marina Buljat and Gabriella Santarossa. Not only have they been my friends since we were children, but they are the most amazing friends anyone could ask for. They are supportive of everything I do, they are always there for me to fall back on and I’ll awlays cherish our endless laughter. However,with our busy schedules and the fact that Marina lives a ferry boat ride away, its not often we get to be alltogether. And when I say often, I mean about two or three times a year if we’re lucky (but thank god for skype). An experience like this would be life changing itself, but to have the honour of sharing it with my best friends would be remarkable.
Thank you S-Trip for your amazing contribution to the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
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Hey everyone! One of the main blog assingments of the Miss Teen Canada- World pageant was to make a 10 second video- sponsored by Aveda Institute. The idea of the video was to think of a creative way to show yourself looking good in your crown and sash, doing a good deed, then feeling good about what you’ve done.
For my video, I decided to incorporate children and school. My love for children combined with the imporance of reading and literacy made for an adorable video with an even more important message. I read a book to my little sister and neighbour, who unexpectedly asked to my wear my crown. To make her feel even more speacial than she alreadt is, I was of course honoured to let her.
The top ten videos each get $100 worth of Aveda Gift Cards plus honorable mention. The top ten user-ranked clips advance to the finals competition where a panel of Judges will decide who best represented the Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good motif. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 AVEDA gift card good for free AVEDA products, or a mother & daughter Spa experience, plus a $500 donation to their “free the children” fundraising campaign.
Show your support by clicking on the following link and clicking the little pink heart on the top left corner of the video
As part of theMiss Teen Canada- World Pageant, each delegate is required to raise a minimum of $400 for The Free the Children Foundation. Free the Children Foundation is a charity and youth movement founded in 1995 by Craig Kielburger. The organization is largely youth-funded, based on the concept of “children helping children.” The Foundation’s main goal is to:
“ free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world. Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world.”
Last week I was given the priveledge of hosting a Bake Sale at Hawthorne Senior Care Community where I have been volunteering weekly for almost a year now. With residents and staff that always have a smile on their face, Hawthorne is a welcoming and loving community.
In preparation for the bake sale, I would like to thank Vicki Robertson, the volunteer co-ordinator at Hawthorne, who helped to organize and advertise the event. Without her help the event couldn’t have happened. Credit must also be given to Karissa Lodewyke, Gabriella Santarossa and my grandma Kate who all helped bake for this event! Finally, I must thank all of those generous donors at Hawthorne who helped contribute to my efforts for this worthy cause.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to share my experience as Miss Teen Coquitlam within not only an important place in my community but also with place that is so close to my heart.
Coquitlam, B.C. – the place I call home. I have lived here in Coquitlam, in the same house, since the day I was born. My city is fairly new compared to many cities in Canada. The earliest residents of the Coquitlam area were the Coast Salish. Although Simon Fraser passed through the region in 1808, European settlement did not begin until the 1860s. Coquitlam began as a “place-in-between” since the area was opened up with the construction of North Road in the mid-1800s. While the purpose of the road was to provide Royal Engineers in New Westminster access to the year-round port facilities in Port Moody, the effect was to provide access to the vast area between and to the east. The history of the early years is one of settlement and agriculture. The young municipality got its first boost in the dying years of the 19th century when Frank Ross and James McLaren opened Fraser Mills, a $350,000, then state-of-the-art lumber mill on the north bank of the Fraser River. By 1908, a mill town of 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barber shop and pool hall had grown around the mill. A year later one of the most significant events in Coquitlam’s history took place. Mill owners, in search of workers, turned their attention to the experienced logging culture of Quebec and in 1909 a contingent of 110 French Canadians arrived, recruited for work at Fraser Mills. With the arrival of a second contingent in June 1910, Maillardville was born. Maillardville, named for Father Maillard, a young Oblate from France, was more than just a French-Canadian enclave in Western Canada. It was a vibrant community, the largest Francophone centre west of Manitoba, and the seed for the future growth of Coquitlam. While the passing of time has diluted the use of the French language in BC, it is still heard on the streets and in the homes on the south slope of Coquitlam. Maillardville’s past is recognized in street names that honour early pioneers and in local redevelopments which reflect its French-Canadian heritage.
Today, Coquitlam is mainly a suburban city, and part of the Tri-Cities which is composed of Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and of course, Coquitlam. According to a Canadian Census, it is the 5th-largest city in British Columbia. Our current mayor is Richard Stewart. With its beautiful parks such as Rocky Point and expanded malls like Coquitlam Center, Coquitlam is without arguments, a desirable place to live.
This past sunday I became an official high school graduate! woooo! During my two hour graduation ceremony I received my diploma, honourable mention and a few unexpected scholarships that I’m still incredibly shocked about! Although this diploma is only an unofficial one because technically I still haven’t graduated. No, I’m not failing, but here in B.C. you need to write an English provincial exam, and then my official Dogwood Diploma will be delievered to me in the mail this summer. Now its time to move on to bigger and better things. As much as I’m excited to graduate I know it’s only the beggining for me. Many more years of university are to follow after the summer. But until then I plan on enjoying every moment of this summer whether it be on the beach or spending time with family and friends, or of course, blogging. I’m extremely eager to not have a super tight and structured schedule this summer (like I usually do during the school year).
Running has always been both a hobby and a stress releiver for me. Whenever I have time I go for a jog or hit the treadmill. It has always been more of a self-competitive kind of thing rather than a competition with others. However this year, a close friend of mine really encouraged me to join the track, and because he’s so good at every sport out there, i thought to myself: What the heck, maybe there’s one sport I can be better at than him. So, or the first time since elementary school, I joined the track team. I practiced weekly for the 1500m and 3000m race because I’m not exactly the fastest runner, but I do have endurance. When track meets finally rolled around I was in for a surprise because the Fraser Valley’s qualifying round had none of the events I had been training for. So instead I signed up for the longest race on the list…the 800m. Boy was I in for a rude awakening in that one lol. I’m not even going to go into detail about how I did, but I “broke away from the pack” – to say the least. I must say though, I had the time of my life. I was also a part of the relay team. We did it more for the fun aspect but shockingly ended up qualifying for the Fraser Velly Championships. At the end of the day I was so glad to have joined the team and not be afraid to embarrass myself.