Hello again,

So I’ve recently been inspired to write about my experience as Miss Teenage Kootenay, and what it means to me.

So far in my journey to Miss Teenage Canada, I have been keeping busy. I have made many public appearances in the East and West Kootenays, volunteered at fundraisers, and have been a role model for children.

As soon as I got home from the Miss Teen BC pageant, I was featured on the Summit 107 Radio station. I just talked about my time at the pageant, what I liked and how the people were. The following week lots of people were telling me they heard me on the radio, and that I did a great job. It was so exciting seeing everyone supporting me. Since then I have also gone on The B-104 radio, and was on Shaw TV community features.

B-104 radio interview

Summit 107 radio interview

Shaw TV feature

I love volunteering. Participating for these fundraisers has made me feel better about myself. I think the causes are important and I’m glad I got to help out. I’ve volunteered at Kick Cancer in the Grass, Caring for Kids, and getting donations for Miss Teenage Canada’s charity of choice ‘Free the Children’.

At the Caring for Kids charity event

When ever I go out wearing my crown and sash, I love people reactions and comments. Everyone is really nice to me, and it helps build up confidence. It warms my heart to see the young children come up to me and ask if I’m a princess, and of course I’ll say yes, even though technically I am a Miss Teenage.

At the Kick Cancer in the Grass charity event

One of the appearances I made was for the local fun weekend known as Sam Steele Days. Here I was in the parade, spoke at the pageant as a visiting royalty feature, and hung out with the newly crowned Sam Steele Sweetheart, Isabella Fiorentino, and Princess, Brooke Wheeldon. Both who are which my personal friends, and I am very proud of them.

Princess of Sam Steele, Brooke Wheeldon and her family.

Sam Steele Sweetheart, Isabella Fiorentino

Me in the Sam Steele Days parade

Being Miss Teenage Kootenay makes me a mature and independent young lady. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given. I want to continue with my journey and bring more pride to my community. So far, I consider everything I have taken part in, and done for myself an accomplishment. The experience of being Miss Teenage Kootenay has built so much confidence and character. I look forward to volunteering and participating more with my title.

Thanks again for reading 🙂

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Hello everyone! My name is Jaydlyn and I am the current Miss Teenage Kootenay. The Kootenays are located in the lower right corner of the boot shape of BC. I have lived here my whole life, minus the one year I spent in the beautiful capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Where I live, there is an amazing view of the Rocky Mountains, which are super breath taking. People from around the world plan trips to the East Kootenays just to see the incredible sight for themselves, and I have the privilege of calling this place my home. Well that’s just a little bit about where I live, but let’s talk more about myself.

I recently took this myself while camping.

I am a energetic, happy, caring, and funny fifteen year old, who has a passion for music. Now, I could just keep writing sentences on things about myself, but I’m just going to list 10 amusing and fun facts about me.

1.  I am half Chinese. My dads side of the family are all Chinese, and my moms side is mixed Metis, French, German, English, and a whole bunch of European. I would one day like to travel to China.

2. I don’t really have a favourite anything. I like too many things that I can’t choose one, this is probably why I’m the most indecisive person I know. For example, if you were to ask me what my favourite season is, I wouldn’t give you a straight answer because there is too much to like about each one.

They are all so beautiful to me.

3. I have a longing to travel. It’s always been a dream of mine to explore the wonders Greece has to offer. I love the country Greece because I love the musical ‘Mama Mia’. I just think the scenery is exquisite, and I really want to experience it for myself.

4. I love to sing. Really anything to do with music I will enjoy. I have been playing ukulele for almost four years. I also know how to play flute, a bit of guitar, and I am self taught on piano, but I play by ear and from YouTube. My dad owns a music store and has helped me a lot with my musical talent.

5. I enjoy baking and cooking. Growing up, I used to watch my mom cook various types of food. It was very amusing to me, but I myself preferred baking. I just find that the different ways to make something is fascinating.

I made this in my cooking class. My group and I chose Greece as our theme.

6. I love to be outside. Being inside has its perks, but the outdoors has so many possibilities. I especially like going to lakes, going for walks, camping, or even just sitting on the grass soaking up the sun.

I recently took this while camping at Horseshoe Lake.

7. I am really interested in science, but exclusively biology and psychology. My mom is a registered nurse, so I’ve always been surrounded with biology, and I’ve found it interesting for a long time. I have also always found that the study of people and the human brain intriguing. If my career in performing arts does not go through, then I will probably do something in the medical field, or get into psychology.







8. One of my favourite things to do is take photos, I am really interested in photography. I have always liked this, and it is now a hobby I do daily. My dad let’s me use his nice camera to take pictures.

This is my best friend Grace.

I took this during the lunch break for Miss Teenage BC.






9. I enjoy speaking in public, and just working with people, I’m definitely not shy at all. As I have mentioned before, being on stage is sort of my thing. Not only do I enjoy performing, but I just like helping/speaking to people. I have a lot of confidence, so why not embrace it.

This is me presenting my speech at the Sam Steele Sweethearts Pageant.

10. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. I think that people can change, and that we should all be given the equal amount of forgiveness, love and acceptance. I know everyone has a voice, and I believe they should be heard.

Thank you to everyone for your past and future support in my journey to competing for Miss Teenage Canada. A special thank you to my dad, step mom, mom, step sister, and my brother for their help and support. I look forward to posting more blogs, and I hope you’ll keep yourself updated.

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My music teacher, Mr Beuckert told us about this challenge and we entered ourselves with our own version of End of an Era by the Strumbellas.
The amount of views we get online impact our score I thought I would share it on here!

We have managed to get 1,500 views in 24 hours! I’m honestly amazed. If your’e having troubles finding me I’m on the far left wearing an I <3 Canada shirt, and yes I cut all my hair off. I hope you enjoy this video and share it everywhere!!!

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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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