Hello World… okay more like Ontario/Canada,
Today was the first day! I arrive at the hotel in Toronto shortly after 11am along with 5 other of the Saskatchewan delegates. (The Sasquaches as they are apparently called). Being form Ottawa, Ontario, I don’t know many pole from Saskatchewan s it was great to hear their stories an experiences (especially about horses… you know who you are #MissTeenageCentralSaskachewan).
We mingled for bit getting ot know each other an were then assigned our roommates. I got paired up with the loverly Aneurin from Saskatchewan (Sa
squach!) We helped each other get all pretty and then headed back down to the Ballroom fat around 7pm Opening Ceremonies for 2016 Miss Teenage Canada. The room was just a
frenzy if crowns and beautiful ladies in beautiful dresses. Getting everything into registration was a breeze, especially considering the hours or preparation that wen tinto all of the paperwork.
We were then allowed to enjoy the evening more, and just mix and mingle around. We got our new sashes, which say only our province (No more titles 🙁 ). We also got official Miss Teenage Canada shirts and ball caps. (Dad, the hat’s pink so you can’t steal this one (; ).
First of all I had to check out the man with the chocolate. Sam Bhutia from Sweets Canada was there with all sorts of different flavours like Banana Caramel Cinnamon. When I die I want to be buried in this chocolate. It was to die for! We also got a gift basket of gourmet bars and edible flower bars. Yup you read right; edible flower bars. There are flowers infused with the chocolate to amplify the flavour and appearance. Check out their gourmet bars here.
We also got out shoes that we will be dancing in on the final night and boy are they cute!! We’ll get the chance to check out more shoes on Tuesday when we visit the Bata Shoe Museum at around 11:30am. Because what girls week out would be complete without a day filled with shoes. #WhatAGirlWants #WhatAGirlNeeds.
Speaking of what girls want, Golden Glamour Goddesses was there too! GGG is beauty salon specializing in spray tans, spray brightening, airbrush makeup, eye lash extensions and hair styling. This little cutie was also handing out little samples of shay butter. What a beauty!
I also had a great time with Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy. This was such a fun mini gold course. Check out the video of my hole in one (sort of) here. They teach golf lessons (which I clearly need) across Toronto at 6 locations to people of all ages. Unfortunately for me, there was a little boy, Brixen, with more experience than me and boy was he sneaky too! The “Golden Power Ranger” (Brixen) way out golfed me! Luckily for us we will get the opportunity to be taught again at a large group lesson on Wednesday (Super excited!). We’ll all play a mini tournament after that and the winner will receive two SWING Active Wear golf jackets. My Aunt Cathy used to play golf and loved to watch it too. So here’s hoping I have some of the in me too! 😉 (Aunt Cathy I need to learn through osmosis. send me good vibes)
I got a chance to “take out the competition” thanks to Archers Arena, an archery that we will be visiting on Thursday. I could sure use a few lessons as I don’t think I know quite what I’m doing yet…. luckily there was a giant marshmallow at the end so my lack of Katness Everdeen wasn’t detrimental to anyone.
Ever loved a painting so much you wished you could take it with you? Well now you can with Nuvango. Nuvango is a Toronto based company that takes artwork, such as paintings and sets them to shirts, active wear and pants. We were lucky enough to each get a free shirt or pant form them!
V.P.I Canada Limited made a special appearance giving out free designer sunglasses. to each delegate. And what a selection! I swear I could have been there for hours just trying on all the different glasses. I finally decided on a beautiful pair of Bolero Brown Textured Clubmaster Sunglasses with Top Bar, regularly $54.99 (plus shipping and handling). V.P.I also sells reading glasses (Dad, I’m talking to you! No more Dollarama glasses please).
Hashtagio was showing collections of past Miss Teenage Canada Contest. it was great to see some of last years photos. A little background on Hashtagio; Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing that was at the show collecting all of our #missteenagecanada2016 and projecting it live to the party. I love companies/people like Hashtagio, because for someone like me who isn’t as well verse in social media, it is a great way to project the advantages of social media. and 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. Basically all of the photos will be directed to the Miss Teenage Canada page so that fans/friends/family/dogs can see everyone’s pictures. Forget a tag? Not a problem with Hastagio.
At the end of the night we got pizza and cake with a ceremonial cake cutting by the previous Miss Teenage Canada, the loverly Sarah Dawn. Check out the video of it here. We also had a “golf off” where all of the girls who got a hole in one competed for the prize! By the end there were two girls left; Kendal and Stacy. They kept tying for the longest time, in fact they ended up having to shoot all the way from the evaluators. Eventually it was Stacy who took home the prize. So a big congratulations to her… Most of us could still use some practise.
Miss Teenage Ottawa 2016