I had always wanted to be in pageants since I was little girl but didn’t know much about them. I finally decided to do some research for my grade 12 English position paper. Through research a found that there was actually quite a few pageants in Canada. I discovered that the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant was the largest and most acceptable pageant for me; I decided to enter the Miss Teenage Canada pageant because of all the amazing feed back from other girls from previous years. These woman’s stories how there is so many more places to go onto after provincials and nationals, that you get to meet wonderful people and make connections that last a lifetime. I found the links to that Miss Teenage Canada pageant here (www.missteenagecanda.com) formally known as Miss Teen Canada-World (www.missteenagecanda.com) through researching my paper. I then applied for the Miss Teenage Canada pageant for the 2014 year. (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/become-mtcw/apply-now) I found the Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MissTeenageCanada) page and found much more amazing information about Miss Teenage Canada where, there are many more beautiful photographs of the girls from previous years.
The Miss Teen Canada Pageant was a loved event that my parents still remember. In 1972 it was named Miss Teen Canada but due to financial concerns Miss Teen Canada was disbanded in the late 1990s. This grand event started in 1969 and was televised on CTV. Miss Teen Canada pageants was sponsored by A&W Drive-Ins where Cleo Productions, who for many years owned the event. Pageants haven’t been as popular in Canada over the years but is the largest Teen Pageant out there (http://missteenagecanada.com/about-mtcw/company-profile) in Canada and is now owned by MTC-W Inc. Produced by Michelle Weswaldi (http://missteenagecanada.com/about-mtcw/meet-the-team) when she took over in 2008.
The first winner in 2008 was Katie Starke from Uxbridge Ontario
Miss Teenage Canada 2009: Siera Bearchell
Miss Teenage Canada 2010: Channing Killi Smendziuk from Brandon Manitoba
Miss Teenage Canada 2011: Lauren Howe from Toronto Ontario
Miss Teenage Canada 2012: Meghan Sandhu from Montreal
Miss Teenage Canada 2013: Jillian Martin from Saskatoon Saskatchewan
If I were to win Miss Teenage Canada 2014, I would use my title to change city bylaws for animals so that they will no longer be kept in pets stores. I will also continuing fundraising for local SPCAs and spreading awareness in my community about animal cruelty. I want to be an advocate for all animals and try to make a difference in the world.