On Monday afternoon around 2:30 pm, my plane touched down at the Toronto airport. “This is it”, I thought. “This is the week we’ve all been waiting for, and alas, it has come!”. Miss Teenage Canada has been quite a journey for me, there has been plenty of obstacles to overcome but at the same time there has been sheer joy. Meeting inspiring young Canadian girls while learning invaluable life and career skills is such a wonderful experience that extends beyond the limits of pageant week. I am so grateful for everything I have gained through MTC organization and of course it is all made possible because of their lovely sponsors!!
This event was not only special because we got to interact with some of Miss Teenage Canada’s most influential supporters but also because it was our first official activity with all 59 girls together! Each one of us is here representing our home province, which means I get to meet up with girls from all across Canada!!
We started off the event with some talks and briefing from Michelle, Rob, and Samantha, MTC 2016. We were then sent to get our new sashes with our provinces we are representing written in bold letters. I love these sashes a lot better because they show that when we arrive, everyone has a fair chance at the crown, no matter your previous title!
So first of all, the first sponsor booth I went to was Nine West Shoes! This company will be supplying our footwear for the opening number, and here we got to check out some of their shoe selections we will be receiving. I can’t wait to try mine on when we get them later this week!
Next we visited Archer Dental for some free dental hygiene products! In pageants (and in general!), it is important to keep a clean and shiny smile to let your best personality shine through! Thank you Archer Dental for caring so much about our teeth!
After that we stopped by the Super Adorbs jewellery and fashion booth to pick up some cute headbands and accessories! This is also where we met Alice, Miss Toronto World, who placed in the top six in the recent Miss World Canada Pageant.
Next, we visited Golden Glamour Goddesses, where we received gift bags of scented soaps and body butter! We also had the option to sign up for some of their services such as spray tanning, This booth actually had my favorite set up and the soaps smell sooo good!
We then visited the booth of Up to the time, a luxury watch company with a photo station where we could pose with the watch of our choice. The new Miss Teenage Canada (who will be crowned on Sunday) will receive the watch she posed with to make sure she is always up to the time for her events and appearances!
One of the most interesting stations was definitely the Wandering Minstrel Music School stage, where we could choose from one of five instruments to perform a song. Whoever gets the most likes using #mtcsongsolo by Wednesday wins a prize!! I loved listening to the talented girls perform their favorite tunes! 🙂
Another sponsor I should mention is Hashtagio. They have been working behind the scenes to develop the hashtag #mtc2017 and to put the best posts on a website. Social marketing is extremely important and it can connect us with the most current fashion and events.
The last sponsor station I visited was Street Chic edited by Lily Liao, the magazine that the delegates recently wrote articles for. They handed out beautiful earrings that I will definitely wear with my outfits for during the week in Toronto.
After visited the sponsor stations, I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Teenage Canada 2016, Samantha Pierre. She is such a mature, elegant, and beautiful person inside and out, and she 100% deserves her title! Her year of reign was jam-packed with international competitions, events, and traveling, and I know she is going to continue to do BIG things in out country and in our world.
And finally, to top off the night, we enjoyed some pizza and some delicious cake! The moment that cake was cut, MTC 2017 began! We have already completed our photoshoots and interviews, and now it is time to rehearse for prelims and finals while going out exploring the beautiful city of Toronto! This is going to be a SUPER exciting week and the sponsor party was a perfect kick-off to our upcoming busy week!!!
-Zoe, Miss Teenage Nova Scotia 2017