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11844289_10200970237653933_2104049908_n Today I had such an amazing day! We started off at the zoo then after a long morning of walking and checking out the animals at Bowmanville Zoo we headed downtown. Once we got downtown we went to the Richtree Taco Truck in the Eaton center and was it ever yummy. I really enjoy tacos as well as spicy food so it was the best of both words. They weren’t just your average tacos as they has several things inside as well as very good chicken. They had many things to choose from but I ordered the chicken tacos (In the photo). I was very pleased, they even set it up in a cute box with a few limes. There was many girls that needed to be fed and there service was fast and effective. All of the employees were such kind welcoming people, it is defiantly worth checking out. I have been to many taco places before and none compare to this one. Be sure to go there some day and try there chicken tacos. They even have fish tacos and burritos if you’d like. Prelims are tomorrow night, can’t wait!!!! Hope you all had a wonderful day. xoxo11850768_10200970237533930_138338175_n

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My platform is Depression Awareness. I have suffered from depression for a few years now and I am proud to say I am finally overcoming it. I know what its like to feel like you have no one there. To feel like your the only one. I would like to show people that they are not alone. More people than you would ever believe suffer from depression and it is one of the largest growing diagnosis. My platform is very important to me as I can relate and once was in the same place as others. I would like to share my story and help others overcome depression. Finally what I would do as Miss Teenage Canada to promote it. As Miss Teenage Canada I would love to talk at many schools sharing my story and make word spread. I would love to open my own foundation in the future. I would love to make an impact on many peoples lives and help make a change one smile at a time. Everyone deserves to feel good and be happy!
Miss Teenage York Region

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Canada Eh? People always say Canada is one of the best places to live in the world. So why do I think Canada is so great? I have lived all across Canada and one thing that stands out to me the most is the wide range of different landscapes. From the rocky mountains, to the prairies, to the large cities. I love to travel and I can stay in my own country and experience many different ways of living. Another thing that stands out to me is how many different cultures there are in Canada. There are many different cultures which gives us different types of restaurants and even the ability to learn things about all the cultures around us. One thing that also stands out to me a lot is how kind and peaceful Canada is. Canada is one of the safest places in the world and we couldn’t maintain that without the kindness of its people. Overall Canada is such an amazing place and I proud to be Canadian. #misscanada #missteencanada #MissTeenageCanada #mtcwproductions #canadapageant #canada

 

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I am so honored to have been a part of the 4th annual B Strong walk on April 26th, in memory of Lindsay Bolger from Markham, to support brain tumour research. Lindsay started B Strong 10 years ago as an initiative to help others. Although Lindsay was young when she was diagnosed with cancer, she was inspirational in how she viewed life. I admire the quote she has on her website: “There are times in life when one is faced with unpredictable challenges. In my case, it was a brain tumour. Challenges like these test one’s strength and courage, but most of all they test how one accepts and deals with these. The only way to deal with these is in a positive way. This experience has totally made me realize that with the right attitude and support, you can truly find a positive view for anything. Lindsay Bolger, 2005”.

Lindsay is another admirable person that we can learn from and make our lives, as well as others around us, better……….we have to believe anything is possible!

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Hey everyone, so I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would write a blog post about 5 things about me. First something that I think is the most interesting thing about me is that I have four sisters, and I am the second oldest. Second I have lived in three different provinces in Canada and moved back to Ontario multiple times. Vancouver and Calgary are the other cities I have lived in. I recently moved back to Ontario from Vancouver. Third, my talent is my artwork. Painting and drawing is one of my favorite hobbies and something I am very proud of. Fourth, I absolutely love travelling, I love to learn about all the different cultures and countries. Fifth, I love helping others and giving back to the community. When I am older I would like to be a psychologist. I hope you learned something new about me! Just an update on my events: This weekend I will be participating in a 5k run, can’t wait to tell you all about it! Wish me luck.

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Hi everyone!!! On march 19 I participated in Free the Children’s campaign called “Vow of Silence.” This campaign is held every year for those who’s voices are not heard. Every one of them has a voice that needs to be heard. I must say not speaking for 24 hours was extremely hard. It made me realize how difficult it must be for these children all around the world that suffer with major problems day to day. Even in our lives, people at our schools are bullied everyday and most likely are scared and feel they don’t have a voice.  Imagine how much could be changed if even the littlest amount of people tried raising awareness.  So start to make a difference in your own community and try and compliment someone everyday to put a smile on there face. Always remember the littlest actions can make the biggest difference in somebodies life.

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My platform is depression awareness. I want to help people feel like they have a voice and they are not alone. Here is an amazing story of a girl who suffered from major anxiety and depression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO-abUhL_Ws&sns=em

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Hello everyone! My name is Samantha and I am Miss Teenage York Region 2015! So I thought for my first blog post I would tell you about my story. I am 17 and live in Newmarket with my parents and three sisters. My Dad’s job has moved us every few years so I have learned to be adaptable and to have a great passion for travelling and learning about new cultures. I find it truly amazing to see people that have absolutely nothing yet are the happiest people.  This journey has taught me a lot about my own happiness.

In grade 7, I moved from Ontario to British Columbia were I was put into a private school to help me understand how I learn.  I have a learning need that is found in 1 out of 6 children but the public school systems main way of teaching makes it difficult for me to learn.  Two months after entering this school it was shut down and I was thrown into a middle school of 900 students.  This means within three months, I had moved across the country and started in two different schools.  It was extremely difficult for me.  I struggled with my classes and I was extremely overwhelmed so I had difficulty meeting friends.  It was a tough two years trying to feel like I belonged and fit into the social world of middle school.  I then transferred to a new high school of 2,000 students.  For me, it was a social nightmare and I didn’t feel I was keeping up with my classes. Things continued to get worse and I was missing classes to get personal help out by doctors. That year I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety.  All I wanted to do was sleep and I couldn’t cope with the littlest problems.  It was all so overwhelming.  When I had to write an exam, I would be full of anxiety which affected my marks.  Then something very big happened in my life. A girl that lived in my city, an acquaintance named Amanda Todd, committed suicide. When she passed she left a video for everyone to see explaining her story. Amanda’s situation made me realize I needed to change things in my life. I needed to escape from all the things causing me pain and find a better way.  The next year me and my family decided it would be a healthy idea to move to Ontario for me to get a fresh start.  My biggest decision was asking my parents to repeat the academic year I lost so I could get my marks back up and I also felt I was a better fit with the students a year younger than me as my birthday is late in the year.  With the help of family, friends, counseling and just talking about it, I can honestly say that I have learned all ways of healing myself and I live a happy life. I am an honor roll student, with good friends and most importantly,  I really like who I am.  My story is the reason I have chosen depression to be my platform. Many people in the world suffer from depression and believe they are alone. I want to be a voice for those that suffer so they can see there is hope and they are truly not alone. I want to bring awareness to this large growing issue and help make everyone’s beautiful smiles shine.

I can’t wait to attend Miss Teenage Canada this August. I am beyond excited for all the great opportunities that I can create this year in my role as Miss York Region. We are all beautiful people and what we see on the inside is the most important.  Always remember as long as you set your mind to it, anything is possible. We are all loved!

 

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