A picture of the Elizabeth Lake

Hey! All of the delegates for Miss Teenage Canada have been given multiple blog assignments and this one was by far my favorite one to do.

I focused on Elizabeth Lake which is inside of my hometown, Cranbrook, it’s a very beautiful lake and full of amazing wildlife. The first time I ever went here was when I had just moved back to Cranbrook from Elkford for a field trip in grade three and the first wild animal I saw here was a bald eagle that swooped down and took a fish right out of the lake.

Some mallard ducks I photographed on a recent visit.

I have been there many times since then, I have planted trees there and tracked deer there I’ve even seen a bear there once!

It’s a very nice place to visit and because it’s all natural it’s constantly changing so everytime you visit something will be different. Elizabeth Lake is also a great place to have a picnic with your friends or family as long as you don’t feed the wildlife.

If your not interested in walking around the lake and taking in nature then you could book a night at the Elizabeth Lake Lodge.

While you are enjoying the view of the lake at the lodge you can even play a couple games of mini golf at the mini golf course that’s right outside of your room! The mini golf course is also great for birthday parties, I would know I’ve been to a few!

It’s also a great place if you are a new student attending Parkland Middle School and if school is getting a bit stressful you can take lunch hour and sit at the lake which I have done myself quite a bit.

Unfortunately this lake isn’t really all that good for swimming in I haven’t tried but if you do want to go swimming it isn’t a far drive to Jimsmith Lake where everyone goes swimming during the summer.

I think my favorite thing to do at Elizabeth lake is either watching the herd of deer that live in cranbrook since a lot of them use Elizabeth lake as a place to sleep and seeing the flattened grass circles they leave behind.

My favorite memory of this lake was when I was in grade three when we had to go on a field trip to this lake and we had to plant a willow tree, my mom was a chaperone for this trip and since she pretty good with growing plants she helped us plant successful saplings but because they were so tightly spaced in one area only three trees are still there today. Unfortunately because the lake is constantly changing I wasn’t able to get to where we planted the trees so I couldn’t get a picture of them.

There are many trails that you can follow that go around the edge of Elizabeth Lake that you can walk along which are maintained by the local air cadet squadron.

I think that I’d you are ever in the Kootenay area you should definitely visit this lake as it is a very beautiful area of town I hope you will consider visiting this lake if you ever visit cranbrook if you want to really get the full experience of seeing the Kootenays that’s all for now, bye!

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Hey, it’s less than a month away until nationals and I’ve been doing some fundraising to help me get there. I’m doing a car wash at the Harley Davidson dealership on the 15 th of July and I started up a go fund me page at: https://funds.gofundme.com/mobile/dashboard?url=miss-teenage-kootenay-region

So that’s if you want to donate to help me out by donating or sharing it. I’ll update you guys about the outcome of the car wash, bye!

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Hello, it was recently canada day which means that there is just barely over one month until nationals. I’m extremely excited but nervous at the same time although I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback on what I’ve been doing in the community, I’m thinking about going out to pick up garbage along the creek that runs through town to help out the enviroments. I hope that when nationals finally arrive I will be ready so wish me luck!

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Hello! My name is Maggie your new Miss Teenage Kootenay Region. I am very excited to have this opportunity at becoming Miss Teenage Canada and I hope that I can get support from all of you. My platform is finding the cure for cancer, my grandmother Evelyn passed away from ovarian cancer and it was terrible to see that happen  so I’m going to Miss Teenage Canada so that I can have a chance at getting into Stanford university to study biochemistry and help find the cure.

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Day 6 was rehearsing all morning and then hair and makeup started happening to get us ready for our preliminary night! Preliminary is where we are all are judged on our swimwear and our evening gown. The top 20 that compete in finals on Saturday night are chosen out of 55 girls competing. We will be finding out who has made the top 20 Saturday night right after the opening number at the start of the show. Wish me luck into making it into the top 20!!! Pictures of my hair and makeup from preliminaries to come later>

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Day 5 I had rehearsals almost all day in heels and then we all went to Medieval Times Dinner and  Tournament. That is an amazing show, with people on horseback, sword firing and knights in shining armor. Each time the knights won one of the competitions they received a red carnation to throw out to someone sitting in their colour section, our colour was red and the red knight received 3 of these flowers to throw and threw it at me so I got to received a red flower from a knight in shinning armor. Isn’t that what every little girls dream is? I think so.

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Day 4 we were on Global Toronto and then they put us on Global National! I got to be on 3 live stream TV shows in 2 days. This trip is giving me so many wonderful experiences that I would have never gotten if I hadn’t come to the Miss Teenage Canada Nationals in Toronto. After Global news we went to the CN Tower, that was so high up but it was a beautiful view of the entire city. I come from a small town and the highest building we have is maybe 4 floors, the CN Tower is way higher up.

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Day 3 I was on Breakfast TV!! OMG we were all on live TV. That was an exciting and nerve-racking experience. The girls who got to answer some questions did a great job with them though and we’re super confident with their answers. Breakfast TV was the first time i have ever been on TV and what an awesome experience that was.

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Day 2 first i had hair and makeup that was done by motives cosmetics, then I had my video interview where I had to answer 3 questions and say who I am, where I’m from and how old I am. The next activity I had to do was my office Miss Teenage Canada Nationals photo shoot. Wow that was so much fun getting to have a shoot done like that, I haven’t seen or received my photos yet but when I do, I will post them on here.  Last I had the interview with 3 of the judges, that was what I was most nervous for the entire day but in the end it seemed to be the easiest part of the whole day. The judges are such nice people and they are all so kind and welcoming it just made it so much more comfortable to talk to them and answer the questions they had for me.

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