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F11830652_1103372369692692_286383828_niesta Fiesta Fiesta!!! Thank-you Rich Tree Market for your exquisite sponsorship of fresh taco’s at your new Taco Bus. If you find yourself downtown and hungry, yo11845926_1103372349692694_513501513_nu must check out Rich Tree’s Taco Bus!! The funky Taco Bus is located in the centre of the Eaton Centre and has an open kitchen. This bus sells the most delicious authentic tacos and burritos. Yum Yum! I personally ordered the mouth watering zesty tasting beef taco. 10/10 if you were to ask me! What truly made the experience so enjoyable is that the menu items are all-natural, fresh, local an11855577_1103372359692693_1956535006_nd in-season ingredients, including antibiotic and hormone-free meats. Cha Cha Cha!!!

Make sure to go to Rich Tree Market on Taco Tuesday’s!!

Check them out at: http://richtreenaturalmarket.com

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MISS TEENAGE CANADA 2015 Competition

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Wow! What a whirlwind week this has been leading up to the Miss Teenage Canada competition in Toronto. Just prior to arriving my U18 BC Rugby team successfully won the Western Championships in Kelowna, BC. I stayed long enough to share some hugs and snap some quick pictures of us celebrating our success and was whisked away to the airport as my rugby persona. I swiftly find the ladies room and display my items out in an effort to transform in light speed. Ok! Nothing can travel faster than light but let’s just say I came in a close second. All my beautiful smelling rugby kit is thrown into a bag. I put my new favorite maxi dress on and Ta da! I’m ready to honour my sash. I head to the check in and manage to capture a quick glimpse of my red suitcase as it rolls away on the conveyer belt. Stunned by all the craziness I get myself through security and begin to relax.

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I’m the last of the contestants to arrive in at midnight and am greeted by Miss Teenage Canada chaperones.unnamed-3My spirits are high as we head to the hotel only minutes away. I get to my room and try to unlock my suitcase and can’t understand why I wasn’t told about a key. I text my Mom only to realize, Oh my GOSH! I have someone else’s red bag. My heart sinks!! I quickly find MTC team and they scurry me back to the airport for operation Return & Retrieve. I’m happy to report there were no casualties in this exercise.

I gather myself 3 hours of sleep and prepare for the craziest day ever. Hair & Makeup followed up with Photo Shoots, Interview worth 20% of my mark and a Video of yours truly. Exhaustion had set in by the tim e I recorded personal video, I really hope it’s edited WELL.

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The days following I’ve shared many experiences with some extraordinary individuals. We had the opportunity to race some dragon boats yesterday and as we collectively gathered on the bus we were told that we were going to Niagara Falls to enjoy dinner and magic show by Greg Frewin not to mention the unbelievable falls.

Today we’ve had another action packed day at the Zoo and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Richtree Natural Market Restaurants treated us to lunch today and WOW was it ever AMAZING!! ‪#‎MTC2015‬ ‪#‎missteenagecanada‬

If you haven’t already done so please go to http://www.missteenagecanada.com/vip-signup and VOTE for me. This is an opportunity to help get me to TOP 20 and then I’ll take care of the rest.

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As Miss Teenage Vancouver Island, I’ve been able to embark on a unique journey to inspire my peers, touch the lives of young people, and also be a role model for strangers and friends. With the combination of the pageant and my sport (rugby) I’ve come to realize this journey is just beginning and I’m inspired to continue to make a difference. It’s my goal to become Miss Teenage Canada 2015 and my intention is to create harmony with my spiritual being and with this I feel that anything is possible. It’s through my example that I want to demonstrate this for all young people.

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BC Rugby

I am growing both spiritually and emotionally and realize that if I stay true to myself and use the precious gifts I’ve been given, I can make that difference in profound ways.

It is my pageant platform and vision to bring equal opportunity of sport to all young people. It is by focusing my attention on bringing awareness to all youth of their strengths, virtues and that part of them that strives for the highest potential that I want to make a difference. I want my energy to influence, radiate and become an effective instrument for positive expansion and authentic empowerment with whom I connect so that it carries with them throughout life.

Being active in sports is one of many gifts that I’ve personally received in my life and I know it gives me a point of grounding. I believe that with mentorship every individual has unlimited potential and its because of this that I’m a high performance athlete today.

 

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BC Rugby

As Miss Teenage Canada 2015, I’ll continue to demonstrate to young people the value of being active in organized sports and work with organizations that can provide support to remove any financial barriers they have in order to pursue their goals.

 

 

I’m an active volunteer as a head rugby coach in a local mini rugby program and I will continue to work both within my community and globally with a focus on sport, health and wellness related to youth.

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11774697_1093313174031945_754764522_nThis past weekend I had the opportunity to take part in the festivities for Downtown Duncan Days. I was excited to take part in the fashion show for Wall Street Clothing; this is an annual event featuring lovely fashion and accessories from dozens of downtown Duncan stores. Wall Street Clothing set me up in trendy Guess capri denim track pants, BB Dakota Racer Back Tank, BCBG heels and a pendent necklace to top it off. Wa11759665_1093313427365253_1903551336_nll Street Clothing is a boutique that offers a great selection of the hottest fashions, shoes and accessories for Men and Women as well as home decor and funky furnishings.

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Sheer Essentials Lingerie and Swimwear has also come forward to donate some of their merchandise that I will need for the Miss Teenage Canada competition. Sheer Essentials is Vancouver Islands largest free standing lingerie boutique that carries the largest size selection as well.  If you are looking to get professionally fit for your bra then Sheer Essentials is the place for you.

I would also like to give a huge thank-you to Lexi Bainas with the Cowichan Valley Citizen for writing a delightful article on my sights set for Miss Teenage Canada. I couldn’t be more excited for the week long journey in Toronto.

2 WEEK COUNT DOWN!!!!

http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/living/sights-set-on-miss-teen-canada-pageant-1.2003945

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Mckenna’s Reason’s on “Why Canada is Amazing?”🍁🍁🍁beautiful_canada_nature_and_landscape_wallpapers_6

1. Canada is enormous and has multiple different landscapes. Canada is the second largest country in the entire world. It’s 9,984,670 km² Wowza! Canada has high mountains, different types of forests, rivers, lakes, prairie grasslands and arctic tundra. Very cool!I-m-canadian-and-i-m-sorry-that-i-m-always-sorry-e

2. Apologizing Did you know? that a recent poll by Queen’s University named “Sorry … I’m Canadian,” found that 90% of Canadians aged 18-25 will immediately apologize if a stranger bumps into them. Who says saying sorry is bad anyways, apologizing has proved to boost happiness and strengthen relationships.canada_-_assaults

3. Canada is safe, it has the lowest rate of assaults then any other country. 76% of Canadians say that they feel safe walking outside at night.

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4. Canada has a good reputation all around the world. Studies confirm that the Maple Leaf really is beloved. In 2012, the Canada brand held top spot for the ranking of countries based on people’s
trust, admiration and affinity for them. Backpackers make sure to pull out your Canadian accessories.

5. BEAVER TAILS …. enough said!food_beaver-tail

6. In Canada everybody is free and accepted no matter what nationality, race, or sexuality. We also have the largest number of immigrants which adds diversity 6a00d8341c730253ef01a73d7491b5970d-800wiand uniqueness to our home country.  Canada was the 4th country to legalize same sex marriage in 2006. Other countries are still debating this topic to this day.

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7.The Northern Lights, bright dancing lights of the aurora. Collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Magnificent shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported as seen.38890ef67ffd4d608c8d6e71ac20f574

8. Free health care is delivered through a publicly funded health care system. The government assures quality of care through federal standards. I’m extremely thankful for this.No-Sugar-Added-MiniHedgehogs_z

9. Our taste in chocolate is simply better. Everyone knows we have tons of chocolate. Shout out to Purdy’s, home of the hedgehog (aka Mckenna’s favourite chocolate) Purdy’s is also Canadian based, the original store was opened on Robson Street, Vancouver, in 1907.

 

10. Lastly, citizens of this country are proud to be CANADIAN Eh! 🍁🍁🍁

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