Last week was another busy, yet fun filled weekend! It was the NABA (North American Basketball Association) basketball tournament that involved many locals teams, as well as out of town teams. The North American Basketball Association is a non-profit organization that trains kids through the spring and summer months to prepare them for a national tournament during the Labor Day weekend.  There is no cost for the kids to play in this tournament.  The hard work and dedication that this organization contributes to allow these kids the opportunity to play is amazing.  Not only did I see how hard these kids train, but also how tnabablog1hey are taught to work as a team.  The older teams were extremely good role models for the younger ones because of the support and team work they showed on and off the court.

Thank you NABA for giving me this opportunity.  It was an honor to present the trophies to the winning teams in the championship games.  Congratulations to all the winners!

 

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Since May is Asian Heritage Month, we came together as a community to celebrate the various Asian cultures! This was the time to acknowledge the beautiful and rich history of the Asian Canadians. The cultural diversity that Canada is known for, comes a long way and strengthens the country immensely. I had an absolutely phenomenal time this past weekend at The Forks being a Co-MC for an outstanding showcase that was put together by multiple talented groups! As the weekend went on, I had the chance to meet many new faces and learn more about my own culture.I also happened to run into Tanya, Miss Teenage Winnipeg 2014! I got the chance to watch her perform and see her represent her culture so beautifully. It was really nice being in such a happy environment and having everyone’s good vibe to feed off of. These Asian Heritage festivities have been going on for 13 years in Manitoba, but sadly it is coming to an end as the month of May is almost over. This experience was unforgettable and I hope to see you all next year celebrating with us! Here are some pictures to give you a little taste of all the fun 🙂

 

 

 

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Hi everyone! It is a huge blessing to have been crowned the title of Miss Teenage Winnipeg 2015, I am extremely proud to respectfully represent my beautiful hometown! I can’t wait to share this journey of mine to Nationals with each and every one of you for the next year.

I am a young motivated woman who has the intentions of inspiring others to live by who they truly are. We live in a world where we are constantly surrounded by social media and the influence it can have on just one person is huge. With a strong passion, I want to encourage young adults not to let social media establish who they are because as a human being we all have the right to live the life we’re given as we choose to. The definition of beauty is within each and every one of you reading this blog, and that is simply being yourself and loving who you have grown to be.

Family is the key to nearly everything that comes my way. I come from a very loving family of eight, who includes my three younger sisters, two younger brothers, and of course, my mom and dad. We are a busy bunch, but never fail to support one another in whatever it may be. We continuously love and care for each other as we believe that it is important to be reminded that neither of us will ever be alone. As for that, I will never stop cherishing this great blessing that I been given.

My academics and my athletics play a huge role in my life as I steadily push myself to improve on every aspect. Throughout the past two years I have been enrolled at Garden City Collegiate Institute, I have managed to make the honor roll each year. As for my athletics, I have been dancing since the age of five and have built an incredibly strong passion over the years. I have experienced a variation of dance styles such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, and tap. I now specialize in hip-hop and have grown to love my dance family, The Project Company, Reality Check and The Empire. The improvement of our skills and talent is endless as we will continue to grow individually and as a team.

For the near future I would like to use my title to raise awareness for poverty, as it is the platform that I have chosen. Not many may be aware, but nearly half the world is living in poverty. We might not see it in our daily lives, but it is happening everywhere on the face of this earth. I want to put the time and effort into making a change in the world for the better and lessen the amount of individuals, or families living in poverty. I plan on volunteering my time to help out in my community as I believe that it is extremely important to be involved. I am also aiming to boost the amount of young adults who believe in themselves and to reassure them that being yourself is acceptable!  Keep motivated and strive for what you believe in, stay updated as this is only the first of many blogs to come! Lastly, I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for my generous sponsors; Macdon Industries, Pam Godfredsen Photography,  Jill Ma of Promise Fitness, Vickar Community Chevrolet, Jimel’s International Cuisine,  and Salon 28.

Yours  truly,

Mikaela Hope xo

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Ever dreamed of bring a model?Ever dreamed of making yourself known in the industry or strutting down a national runway?
Well you are in the right place! Now introducing Top Model Search Canada sister competition of Miss Teenage Canada (http://www.missteenagecanada.com).Top Model search of Canada is in the search of a passionate young lady who will represent at Canada at Miss Supernational? Top Model chooses the finest 40 talented girls across the Nation and a life time chance to meet with agents across the world!!!so do u got what it takes!!??

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What is Miss Teenage Canada?
As most of you know that I have received an honourable opportunity to compete as a Finalist at one of the largest Canadian teen pageants know as Miss Teenage Canada! (www.missteenagecanada.com) Which is probably most familiar to you as Miss Teen Canada. well what’s that suppose to mean? what…confused!?
Well let me help you clear up the confusion up a bit! Well this goes back in time in 1969 the when the original all time favourite adored beauty pageant was Miss Teen Canada. Which was known home to the country’s beautiful and talented young ladies across the nation. Where women aged 14-17 got the chance to display there bold and graceful personality’s. Which was aired on CTV to all. In 1972 the well known pageant was renamed to Miss Teen Canada. Then In 1990 the pageant was discontinued due to many finical concerns. Later on a new idea was born in 2008 Michelle Weswaldi began the largest Teen Competition in Canada which is well recognized and known as Miss Teenage Canada. Well what makes this pageant any different then another you might say. Well this isn’t your typical beauty pageant. Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful as it is Miss Teenage Canada’s moto. MTC has high standards and expectations of all there respected delegates to show your beauty within, brains and many different talents. MTC is open to every girl and has no specific requirements for specific body measurements or height requirement in order to compete . It is also gives out the most prize money compared to many other competing pageants, which is always a benefit. As you win the grand title of winning you will be given the honourable opportunity to represent our proud country. Also how could you forget the amazing and talented panel of judges and celebrity hosts. To be trained and mentor under them being a privilege on its know. well know personality’s such as Shawn cuffie, Rob Campbell, Alison Stephens Belinda Kiriakou and many innumerable others. These are only some of the few highlights what Miss Teenage Canada has to offer and what stands out form many others! One of my personal favourite parts about the MTC is the charity they support called Free The Children and how all the delegates get an opportunity to fundraise for such a humble cause. It has always been a dream of mine to go on a ME to WE trip and that possibly come true through MTC if you have the highest fundraising done for Free The Children. Which has kept me motivated to keep fundraising in my local community along from lots of support from my family and friends. There has been many ups and downs but they key is to never give up and my determination has kept me going. To fundraise for Free The Children I hosted a event at Wheelies Roller Rink which is an indoor skating rink with HD lights and an awesome lively DJ. Despise the horrible weather during the event I had a great trun out and everyone had a blast.It was a family event and I had evryone from young and old to wise and old attend. My youngest skater was 2 and my oldest was 65! Which shows your never to old to have fun!!
Speaking of fun,I can’t wait to take on this journey of competing in the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant!To get the opportunity to compete against talented girls across the country!

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Welcome everyone!  My name is Tanya and I would like to invite you to join me as I blog about my incredible journey towards becoming Miss Teen Canada 2014.

 

Tanya Miss Teenage Winnipeg 2014Let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself.  I am seventeen years old and live in the city of Winnipeg, in ‘friendly’ Manitoba.  My parents are originally from the beautiful town of Shimla in India, but moved to Canada when I was 4 because my father was offered a new and exciting job opportunity as a Chef.

I am a Gold Honor Roll student at The King School.  Although I like to study, I also like to have fun and participate in all kinds of sports, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and do track and field. I enjoy long distance run the most!  I am also very passionate about dance, and do jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood and have training in classical dancing.

Taking part in many school and extra-curricular activities helped me create a sense of leadership. Then again, I have always thought it came naturally to me because I love being around and leading large groups of people. This has helped me achieve awards such Women’s League Leadership, MVP for volleyball had the honor of being team captain.  I have also organized events like school sports pep rally, talent shows and am a social representative for the Student Council. And, just between you and me, I am secretly hoping to work my way up to Student Council Vice President. 🙂

Amazingly enough, I do have spare time, so I volunteer at Concordia Hospital and at Bethania Nursing Home three times a week.   I also volunteer at various yearly events and fundraisers.  I enjoy working and helping people.  The best part of my day is seeing a smile on their faces and knowing that one tiny little detail made a big difference. This job has taught me many life lessons on who I want to be and what I would like to do in the future.  I want to inspire and dedicate my free time to others. I want to be a role model to all young girls and encourage them to achieve their dreams; I want to show that a person’s true beauty is from within.

For this reason, I am very blessed and honored to be chosen as a finalist for the National pageant Miss Teenage Canada 2014. I am very excited to have received this once in a life time opportunity and cannot wait to make the most throughout my year of reign.

Stay tuned for more,

Tanya, Miss Teenage Winnipeg 2014

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