One sleepless night, 3 hour plane ride, 15 minute bus ride and a dress change later, I had arrived at the Miss Teenage Canada 2017 pageant! As my bags fell all over the place, I pull myself together to meet my roommate for the first time. I had some many emotions and thoughts running through my head. As she opened the door I was met with a welcoming smile, and thus began the journey.
The 2017 Search for Miss Teenage Canada – Sponsor Party happened in the Meeting Room at the Edward Village Hotel in Toronto Ontario at approx 5:30 on Monday 07 Aug 2017.
After some brief introductions and some speeches by Michelle and Rob, we were set loose to ambulate about the assembly of sponsor tables.
Our province-of-origin designated Sashes and Crowns were all laid out on display to be claimed – pins # contestants #s – Be sure to keep an eye out for number 8 rocking the stage this weekend, as that’s me!
Our shoes from Nine West were on display and we were encouraged to try on the shoes and get our shoe sizes recorded. I am so excited to receive the official shoes us delegates will be rocking in our opening number, and swim wear at both our preliminary competition and final night.
Miss Teenage Canada Sponsors are mostly small to medium size business entrepreneurs who see value in supporting this segment of society. For one reason or another this pageant is a perfect partner for each of their enterprises.
Rob himself was running the Archer Dental booth and giving away dental supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste from the famous Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer, a local business leader who champions women in the sciences, and who has supported the pageant for many years.
Lilly Liao from Street Chic fashion magazine was there. Lily’s team published over thirty fashion blogs, submitted by over half of the Miss Teenage Canada delegates, just last week. Her magazine is your hub for all your Canadian fashion needs! If I had one word of advice for Lily regarding her magazine I would say keep things light and honest! We all love reading those fun and relatable blogs now and than. From trends to people, we all need to feel like we’re understood by someone out there.
This is a direct link to my own article on Street Chic called, Hay Bales to High Fashion in Airdrie, Alberta
Lily gave everyone a nice new pair of earrings and they were simple, elegant and something everyone can wear at any age!
Dahlia DeSouza from UptotheTime Watches was present and on her table was a display of attractive time pieces from their online catalog. In addition to receiving a necklace, we were asked to select the watch we would pick if we WON the Miss Teenage Canada title next Sunday night. Envisioning what it would look like to win and receive a beautiful watch like the black on black one I chose really put things into perspective.
Judy a music teacher at the Wandering Minstrel Music School in Mississauga was there running an Instagram #MTCSongSolo challenge.
Delegates were invited to select one of five instruments and record a musical performance on Instagram using the #songselfie hashtag. The prize for the video with the most likes at the end of the night ( or the week? TBD) will WIN a new cordless microphone! Myself and 2 other ladies rocked this challenge by singing Hannah Montana’s, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ which was quite fitting as my singing voice was anything but perfect.
Hashtagio social media aggregator was set up to show the Instagram feed for #MTC2017. Just like last year, all the best shots are being collected and displayed on the website in a special Go Behind the Scenes via Instagram page. This service is co-sponsored by Standard Telecom and all week long we are encouraged to use our cell phones and mobile devices to post our best moments using that hashtag.
Super Adorbs accessories will accentuate any outfit no matter your style or occasion. Headquartered here in Toronto, the company sells online all across Canada; Superadorbs is built with feminine style for individual expression.
Super Adorbs jewellery and fashion accessories gave us all cute little gift bags or our choice of accessories. I personally jumped for the lace, black bunny ear headband. The table was run by Alice Li, Miss Toronto World 2017 who returned to the very room where she was a VIP delegate receiving gifts from sponsors less than a month ago. Alice placed fourth in the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada pageant.
And there was food. And there was cake. And there was laughs, smiles, hugs and connections being formed. This is just the beginning of an unbelievable journey!