Hello! My name is Olivia and I am honoured to say that I was crowned Miss Teenage Renfrew County 2017 in May! I am 16 years of age and just completed grade 11. I live in the beautiful little city of Pembroke, Ontario! I live with just my beautiful mother, Catherine, and my 14 year old sister, Sofia. My mother, being a single mom, has an extremely hard responsibility raising us two teenagers by herself but she does an incredibly amazing job and never fails to bring happiness to our lives and support us with everything we need. My mother suffered 2 brain aneurysms a few years back and it was a big setback for my family but she remained the positive woman she is and overcame the illness with more power and optimism than before. My sister, Sofia, is an intelligent, kind hearted, outgoing little woman. She has a lot of energy and can always bring life to the party! Im lucky to have been blessed with these two incredible women I call my best friends.

I am going into my 5th year of high school so from grade 8 to grade 11 I have done many sports, joined many clubs, and made many friends over the years. I am part of the Student Athletic Council at my school, Student Secretary for student council and play on many sport teams. Over the years I have played volleyball, badminton, soccer, track and field, and did cross country. My favourites would have to be soccer and badminton for sure! I placed 2nd and 4th out of the 3 years I played badminton and made it to EOSSAA with my team as well. I qualified for EOSSAA for hurdles in track and have received many awards for my skills in sports at athletic banquets. I have also complete over 70 hours of community service hours, whether it has been through helping at banquets, cooking for special occasions, or planning events with the staff. I enjoy being involved within the school community because you do spend many years there and it becomes a temporary home, so make it fun and worthwhile!

Senior Girls Soccer Team 2016-17

Art, especially photography, has been my passion for as long as I can remember! As a kid I was very artistic and creative. Constantly painting and creating pictures in my head is what I remember vividly. As I grew up, art became more present in my life. In grade 7 my teacher was a professional artist and did many illustrations for kids shows and was extremely talented. I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and talent in painting and sketching. I practiced for a few years then in grades 9-11 I took art courses and photography as well. I began to focus on photography more than drawing but I still tried to incorporate sketching into my everyday life. I began to sketch out my dream photographs. I began to take my camera everywhere and took thousands of photos. I excelled in the arts and ended up where I am today, school photographer and had my art on display for the community. As school photographer I attend the sporting events and take pictures for the players and yearbook. It is lots of fun and something I can enjoy for the rest of my life. Photography allows me to see the world, adventure, meet people, and put my creative twist on what I see through my own eyes.

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” -Elliott Erwitt

I like to go with the flow as much as possible but I do have a few goals I strive for and dreams I wish to come true some day. In the future I would love to have my own family and live somewhere away from my hometown. Not too far though because I will always be homebody. After highschool I hope to go away to school to become a Forensic Psychologist or a position in the police field. I think the mind is a complicated but interesting thing and incorporating it into criminology would make a fun and fascinating career.

Now before I wrap this up, I would like to speak about my friends. After all, I spend almost every minute of the day with them and they are an extremely important part of my life. These people have been my rock for a long time now and w

Just a fraction of the beautiful friends I have, but thank you to these girls who have supported me along this exciting journey!

e have been through just about everything. When the days are dark or the days are as bright as the sun, we are there for each other no matter what. We share laughs, smiles, and make memories everyday. They have lead me up to this point where I stand today. I am forever thankful that they push me to greatness and bring such joy into my life. They have all accomplished such great things themselves and are going to do even more great things for our world. So a big thank you goes out to my beautiful friends!

So there you have it, the basics about myself! I hope you were able to gain a bit more knowledge about me, Miss Teenage Renfrew County 2017, and I hope you join me on this wonderful journey to the Miss Teenage Canada pageant! Thanks for reading!

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MTC logoMy dreams have finally come true. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to do something along the lines of  competing in a pageant, being on TV, or some form of entertainment. So the Miss Teenage Canada pageant was the perfect opportunity to fulfill my dream.  I remember as a little girl watching pageants such as Miss Universe, and Miss USA. In my head I was always use to imagine myself in a big glamorous pageant like that. Then, my sister showed me a Youtube video to the Miss Teen Canada-World 2012 pageant. I thought to myself “wow this looks like so much fun, I wish I could do something like that!” but I didn’t think I could. With all theses fears in mind of me not getting the chance to do something as amazing as a Miss Teenage Canada pageant I decided to just take the plunge and click on that little APPLY NOW button, and that’s where it all started, I got accepted! At that moment I could not even contain my excitement! I only had a few shorts days to prepare myself for my first ever pageant. At moments I felt like it might have been impossible for me to compete but with my hard work and dedication I was able to make it to the provincial Miss Teenage Ontario pageant. And needless to say I did pretty well 🙂 , I was very happy with how that weekend went. It was a weekend I will never forget and I met so many amazing girls across Ontario.

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Katie MTC-W 2008

MTC-W logo Now a little bit about the history of this pageant, The Miss Teenage Canada pageant is the largest teen pageant in Canada and in my opinion the best pageant. I say this because of all the research I have done on the pageant. I have watched over 4 hours of video on the pageant and read numerous articles about the pageant. This pageant had helped tons a girls across Canada become confident, beautiful, etiquette, young women. This pageant is owned by MTC-W Inc. and is produced by the wonderful Michelle Weswaldi. The original Miss Teen Canada Pageant was actually named Miss Teenage Canada for the first three years! The Miss Teenage Canada started in 1969 and was televised by CTV and was called Miss Teenage Canada till 1971 and in 1972 the name of the pageant was changed to Miss Teen Canada until it was shut down in 1990 due to financial concerns. Finally in 2008 Miss Teen Canada-World started which was and still is produced by Michelle, the first Miss Teen Canada-World 2008 was Katie Starke. MTC-W is the largest pageant in Canada with the most delegates, largest prizes, and the only pageant to hold a provincial level pageant before nationals. Plus the winner of the pageant gets to compete in Miss Teen Universe, which former MTC-W delegate Mattea Henderson competed in this year and won 1strunner-up at the

Mattea H.

Mattea H.

Miss Teen Universe 2014 pageant. The Miss Teen Canada-World pageant has changed their name this year to Miss Teenage Canada, and the title of Miss Teen Canada-World, no longer exist. This year the winner will be crowned and titled as Miss Teenage Canada 2014.

I believe that this pageant will give me a huge confident boost mostly because it already has. I already feel like a winner. Plus, all the amazing things I have gotten to do far really make me feel grateful for the opportunity given to me through this pageant.  This pageant will also help me become a better public speaker, and more involved in my community, it also gives me the skills I need for the future such as interview skills, and communication skills. I’ve been able to attend many events in my community and raise money for free the children as well.  On top of all of that, my journey as Miss Teenage Renfrew County isn’t over yet; I still get one whole fabulous year of helping out in community.

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MTC-W 2011

On that note, it would be the world to me to be able to become Miss Teenage Canada 2014. If I win the title, my number one main goal would just to make people happy and make them smile. My ultimate goal in life is just to make people happy. I would be most excited to win the trip to Kenya because I would be able to work with children and I absolutely love children and working with kids. That is what I plan to do for a future career, to be a children’s nurse. I would want to help my country as much as possible. My ideas are endless for the plans I have to follow my platform, to promote children’s self-esteem and a positive body image for themselves, as Miss Teenage Canada. I would want to try my best to attend as many mental illness awareness events to future educate myself on Mental Health and then visit as many elementary schools that I can to promote positive mental health. I would want to do this because I believe you have to stop mental illness before it can even begin and most time that is when we are young. Children need to know they are beautiful the way they are and no one can tell them differently. And that would be my goal as Miss Teenage Canada 2014.

 

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tmscAre you interested in a career in modelling, but have no idea where to start? Well lucky for you MTC-W Inc. has launched and new competition called, Top Model Search Canada! It is an exciting new competition to help aspiring young models of Canada. Not only does this competition help jump start a modelling career but it also a glamorous pageant competition, so its a two in one! Pretty amazing, I know. TMSC is a 5 day competition that takes place in Toronto with tons of modelling workshops and training.

Now a little about how to apply for this competition and what it takes to be the Top Top ModelModel of Canada. To apply there is no modelling or pageant experience needed, and no professional photos are needed to apply. The only requirement is that you must be between the ages of 17-26 and a Winnersminimum height of 5’7& over. TMSC are looking for the kind of girls that show, a positive personality, drive (no, not driving a car lol) what drive means to be able to strive towards your goals, and work hard with determination, they are also looking for intelligence, inner and outer beauty, and lastly, you must enjoy performing on stage and strutting on the runway.

So, what does it mean to be the winner of Top Model Search Canada? Well where do I savanaghbegin? First of all she will receive a prize package valued at over $15 000, she will get the opportunity to represent Canada at international competitions in places like Thailand, Europe, and North America, she will receive photoshoots with various photographers, featured in magazines, TV, and be an honorary guest at red carpet events, more modelling training and development, and finally travel across Canada and be featured on TMSC website and blog. So I guess you could say its every future models dream competition!

The workshops and training you receive will surely get you ready for the model lifestlye. You will learn all the skills and tricks to walk the runway like an angel, how to pose for the camera, how to apply your makeup like a goddess, how to style your hair like a true model, learn the skills of public speaking, learn to be etiquette , and lastly but most importantly you will be able to build your confidence, because you are you’re own kind of beautiful.

After hearing about this wonderful competition, I’m guessing your last question is, how applynowdo I apply? We don’t worry I got you covered. All you have to do to apply for Top Model Search Canada is fill out the application form and email it back to apply@missteencanadaworld.com and from there will be contacted for a webcam interview. All applicant that meet the standard requirements will be contacted for the webcam interview. And lastly you need to send in 4 required photos (again, these do not need to be professional taken photos). In the 4 photos, wear a tank top and shorts or skinny jeans with NO makeup and put your hair into a ponytail. Take one full length photo straight on, one photo standing sideways, then a close up of your face, smiling :), and lastly a photo of your choice, you can wear makeup if you would like and it can be a professional photo. And that is it! That is all the information you will need to start your journey in being the next Top Model for Canada! I can’t wait to see all the girls compete and I wish them the best of luck and the most fun!

 

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Good Morning everyone! And Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Fathers out there today! :). I have some exciting news today! I am very excited to say that I have been accepted into the Link Crew Program for the school year of 2014/2015, I was chosen to be a link crew leader for the second year in a row. I am super excited for this coming up school year and all the new coming grade nine students into our new super school. It will be a new experience for the grade nine and the other link crew leaders and I, being in the new school but I cannot wait! Its really a great privilege to be a link crew leader this coming up school year.  Here is a copy of the letter I got that explain what a Link Crew Leader is and why certain students were chosen for the program. 🙂

Link Crew Letter

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Toblerone chocolate cheesecake

Toblerone chocolate cheesecake

This past weekend my mom had a really

Chocolate cookie dough topping

Chocolate cookie dough topping

great idea of having a Yard Sale/Cheesecake sale. I thought it was a great idea, and we started planning that day. The next day, Friday night, my mom made the cheesecakes. The coolest thing about having the cheesecake sale was that we actually sold most of the cheesecakes she made the night before the sale! So early Saturday morning my mom and I were running around like crazy because

White Kit-Kat cheesecake

White Kit-Kat cheesecake

we only had two and half cheesecakes left and had to quickly make more. They sold out like crazy! Tons of people came in to buy our cheesecakes; they sold out in less than two hours. Huge thank you to my mom and Christina I don’t think it would have been the huge success as it was if wasn’t for these two hard working ladies. And thank you to everyone who came and bought the cheesecake, I did hear feedback from some of the costumers and heard good things; I really hope you enjoyed them. And I can’t wait to have another sale because it was so much fun the first time. 🙂

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

Unfortunately, I was so busy with the yard sale and trying to help my mom I didn’t have enough time to take any pictures :(, but hopefully next time ill be able to take some pictures. On the plus side I have theses pictures that my mom took of the different cheesecakes she made! 😀  I also forgot to mention that I was able to raise almost $400 with this sale. So once again, giant thank you to everyone who came a bought a cheesecake!

 

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Yesterday, May 21st a High School rock band came to my school and preformed. I think they did an amazing job and I really enjoyed the performance. Their school in located somewhere near Subury and the band and crew are all High school students that range from ages 13-18. If you would like to learn more about Evalutionary, you can visit their Facebook page here. They did an amazing job. Thank you to the band and crew from performing at my school.  This link HERE is a video on my instagram, of Evalutionary singing a song by Three Days Grace, if you would like to watch it :).
Thank you for reading!
xx Miss Teenage Renfrew County 2014

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Me and Mayor SweetOn Tuesday May 6th I had the great opportunities to meet the Mayor of my Town, Mayor Sweet.  I got to sit down with him and
tell him about my journey so far. He was very excited about my upcoming events and even invited me to a possible anti bully event in the upcoming year.

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I was very very thankful for his kind words and support in my journey toMe and Mayor Sweet Miss Teenage Canada. He presented me with this goodie bag which I love, and I now wear the Town of Petawawa pin on my sash. He Mayor Denicaalso let me be the Mayor for a bit, HAHA.  I am very proud to be representing the town of Petawawa this July. And a huge Thank you to Mayor Bob Sweet for meeting with me.

Thank you for reading, Miss Teenage Renfrew County 2014 xx <3

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104.9 My FMI would just like to say a huge thank you to 104.9 my FM Pembroke for interviewing me about my pageant last Friday. It was a great experience to be on the radio. Also another huge thank you to Jamie for actually doing the interview, you were great to talk to :). If you would like to check out My FM on Facebook click here, or there website click here.

Thank you for reading this week blog post, I will be posting again real soon, hopefully this weekend.

xx Miss Teenage Renfrew County 2014

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Jen and JonI attended Challenge Day 2014 that was held at my school yesterday. And I can honestly say that it completely changed my life. It was the most eye-opening event that I have ever attended in my life. The two amazing people that did this for us were Jen and Jon (as shown in photo). They are the most inspiring people I have ever met. After the day was done I actually felt personally close to them. What they did was allow us as a group of students open up to each other and become closer as a student body. It was a very beautiful thing to see and I am so proud of every single person that was in that room, and it was extremely brave of everyone to participate. I love my school more and more everyday.

Okay so now I will get into what actually happened that day, in a short summary because if I wrote a play by play it would be a novel 😉 Haha. Okay so what we did was basically a few activities that really got us out of our comfort zone, and made us comfortable with the people in the room (about 130 students). We did things like hug people we didn’t know and hold hands with people we didn’t know but the most important thing was open up to people we didn’t know. After awhile these people that I once didn’t know I felt really close to them.  They listened to everything I had to say and I did the same in return.  It was a very emotional day, not going to lie. It was also life changing.

The job that Jen and Jon have is truly amazing I experienced enemies become friends and apologies from people in my school promising to change. The fact that these two people could create such peace at my school is amazing and I am forever thankful for what they do in this world.  I hope that I can do something like what they do and make a change in peoples lives for the better someday.

So, huge tank you to Jen and Jon, for making General Panet High school a better place to learn. If you would like to learn more about Challenge Day and what Jen and Jon do please visit there website, Challenge Day. And also if you have a challenge day coming up at your school I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you attend, it is one experience that you will honestly never regret, and never forget. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If your school does not have a challenge day coming up, you can be the change and organize a challenge day for your school, click HERE  and HERE to learn how.

Thanks for tuning in today, have a great day everyone!

Miss Teenage RenfrewCounty♥♥

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