Greetings from Toronto everyone! I made it and the search for Miss Teenage Canada has officially begun! How exciting!
Since you know I am a Regional Delegate from Manitoba and I couldn’t be happier to represent our beautiful province when I arrived her on Sunday July 17th at 2pm! Once we arrive at our hotel which was the Airport Holiday Inn here in Toronto, we entered the waiting room where all the rest of the delegates were waiting. Let me tell you, I was a bit overwhelmed and intimidated but once I got a chance to meet the girls, that thought just flew out of my mind. Especially meeting my wonderful roommate, Anne, who is Miss Teenage Surrey from BC! Then from there we went up to our rooms to get ready for our first event as Miss Teenage Canada Delegates which was the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2016. I was feeling really excited because as a girl, I love any reason to glam up and also it was start of our journey to the Miss Teenage Canada 2016.
The party was so fun and upbeat, every corner of the room was filled with goodies and fun activities our wonderful sponsors provided us with! I was also happy to be able to reunite with my Manitoba girls and enjoy this experience with them. Being there I just felt so blessed and honoured that we were all chosen to compete for this coveted title. Now this week isn’t always about work and stress because that party was an example of that. Everyone was relaxed and just having a great time. We got to eat some pizza and cake, who could go wrong with that? And I also witnessed a captivating game of 1 hole mini golf where some of the delegates showed off their skills. I was also happy to have met the reigning Miss Teenage Canada, the beautiful Sarah Wocjik.
Now I would like to introduce to you the wonderful sponsors that helped make that night happen!
Nuvango logoNuvango created a shareable moment center by offering up some designer clothes and a full length mirror. This is a girl party mainstay. I couldn’t believe the art that was put on these clothing! It was like you were literally a walking art piece. Each type of clothing was different and you could really choose one that fits your personality the best because there was such an array to choose from. I feel that anyone can find something for themselves. And it’s not the typical style of clothing as well, a lot of it is very outspoken and loud which I absolutely love. It really embraces Miss Teenage Canada’s motto of being your own kind of beautiful in their own way.
On Tuesday July 19, our ensemble will be making a visit to the Nuvango headquarters and I couldn’t be more excited to learn about more things about them and their clothing!
Make sure to visit their website, Facebook, twitter, and instagram if you are interested!
Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @nuvango
And if you do get any other clothing make sure to post a picture of it on twitter and Instagram and tag them and use the hashtags #nuvango #nuvangostyle
We visited Nuvango’s headquarters and it was such a fun experience! We got to see everything behind the scenes from how they create the shirts to what they choose to put out into their store! I’m still amazed of the fact they are all based in Toronto and everything is done in that building! They take real artist’s art and put them to life on clothing which amazes me. Please check them out!
GOLDEN GLAMOUR GODDESSES
The girls from GGG were amazing! They were so nice and friendly and gave each of us a product of theirs to try. I got the body butter which smells HEAVENLY! They also told me their products are also homemade so that really put me in awe. I always applaud entrepreneurs who create their own products! They also offer services in Spray Tanning, Spray Brightening, Air Brush Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, and Hairstyling! They are very talented and nice enough to provide us girls with discounted rates for spray tanning and lash extensions. If you are in need of any of the services I mentioned please go check them out!
Visit their social media pages!
Facebook: Golden Glamour Goddesses
Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada was at the party doing chocolate tastings. Sam made a very informative and delicious chocolate tasting exhibit – after each sampling he generously gave out gourmet chocolate bars, and or edible flower chocolate bars, depending on each delegate’s individual preferences, as discovered during the tastings.
I was lucky enough to get the Dark Chocolate Matcha Green Jasmine Petals. I don’t usually like dark chocolate but this one had a little twist in it. It was really tasteful and wasn’t the ordinary out of the mill dark chocolate. I love the fact that there was matcha green tea flavour in it because those are on of my favourites. The surprise were the jasmine petals! What! There’s flower petals in chocolate? You’d think it was a strange combination but you can hardly even tell it’s flower petals in the chocolate in my opinion. As a girl who loves her chocolate, this was so unique and really got me intrigued! I recommend you guys check it out if you can!
Sweets Canada is on Twitter @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada
One highlight of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada was the opening night party where Regional Delegates from across the nation were showered with gifts from Sponsors. Busy corporate CEOs like Sam Dhutia of Qfoods Canada appeared in person and dispensed gifts.
There were free designer sunglasses from V.P.I. Canada, one pair for each regional delegate.
I found my perfect pair thanks to VPI Canada – I’ll make you proud.
Anyone can find the round frame vintage style sunglasses at VPI Canada sunglasses e-store, and there are over eight styles to choose from and these fit my face perfectly.
Thank you so much for being so generous! Please check them out and find your perfect pair ☺️
At the party I was able to bring out my inner Katniss Everdeen. There was a bow and arrow (with a giant marshmallow on the pointy end) and we all took turns trying to hit a paper target that was setup in the ballroom. We’ll ALL be playing Archery Tag in Toronto at Archers Arena on Thursday July 21st 2016 and I couldn’t be more excited. On that night, look for the hashtag #archerytag.
BRADLEE RYALL GOLF ACADEMY
I also got my ‘mini golf’ on with another fun exhibit that was from Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy! They can teach golf lessons at six golf courses west of Toronto. I love playing golf even if I’m not always the best at it. The girls were able to have a mini one hole mini golf competition to get in the spirit of competing! Some girls really can nail that hole in one! Here at the party there was a live mini golf attraction set up for us to practice our putting!
On Weds July 20th we’re all going to the golf academy to play a one-hole golf game for two ladies to compete for golf jackets (which are prizes from SWING active wear) at the end of our group lessons on two different courses.
So we went to Ryall Golf today and I had a blast! I never used to really take interest in golf but it was nice to learn the fundamentals and really appreciate the sport. So we learned how to drive, putt, and chip today, all new to me but was really fun. At the end we had a putting challenge that I fortunately was able to win! So I wanted to thank our instructors Mario, Ian, and John for being so great and patient with us! And also, thank you for the awesome prize and beautiful bouquet of flowers! I can’t wait to bring it back to Winnipeg 🙂 Oh and did I mention I got to meet former Toronto Maple Leaves hockey play Darryl Sitler? It was pretty cool! So if you ever wanted to learn how to play golf or just try something new, be sure to check them out!
Follow their twitter & instagram: @ryallgolf and their FB page and use their hashtag #ryallgolf
A thank you to Rimmel London for sponsoring us with goody bags yet to come! Can’t wait to see them. Find the team on Instagram & Twitter: @rimmelllondoncan, and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonCanada
Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing Platform that was at the show collecting all our social media tagged with the #MissTeenageCanada2016 and then projecting it live at the party. Even better, they make a single feed URL to which our parents and friends can subscribe to follow along in real time as we experience all the different activities here in Toronto. And the mass of spontaneously issued images and text from all 65 delegates will be archived on this page in the Miss Teenage Canada main site and on the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network / Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2016. It was a really fun way to get a compilation of all the girls pictures and really get a sense of what everyone is up to this week!
Thank you Sally Hansen for being a sponsor! Cannot wait to see the goody bags!
Instagram & Twitter: @sallyhansenca
BATA SHOE MUSEUM
We’ll be visiting the Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m.
@batashoemuseum and they collect images marked #batashoemuseum
We visited Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday and it was such a fun time! Thank you for giving us such interesting tours and having us! Learned so much things about shoe history in such a short amount of time. Oh did I mention I got see Shaquille O’neal’s shoe?! It was very cool. Make sure to visit them when you are in Toronto!
Fishd By EDO
Provided $15 coupon which we will be giving to the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 prize pack. Thank you so much for the generosity!
Thank you for the sponsorship! We really appreciate it.
Storia PR Inc.
Delegates are especially advised to seek out and introduce themselves to Daphna and Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR in Toronto. Karen Nussbaum from StoriaPRThese ladies are part of the 2016 Search for Miss Teenage Canada experience and will be retweeting and amplifying much of the media we make, everywhere we go. Without their help, this experience wouldn’t be as good as it is now!
Thank you again to all the sponsors who were so generous that made our opening ceremonies a success! We wouldn’t be here without the help of these amazing sponsors. Please keep staying tuned for more blogs from me and to hear my experience from nationals! Thank you for reading until this point and all the support and love! I wouldn’t be here without you guys! Until next time!