Canada has one of the best reputations in the world. In 2013 there was a survey shown 76.6% out of 27,000 people voted that Canada was the safest, had a good structure public policy and the most efficient government out of fifty other countries.

So what is so amazing about living in Canada? There are thousands of reasons for living in this beautiful country, home of the free. I am so honored to be living in not only one of the most beautiful countries, but I am honored to be blessed with such an amazing life this country has given me.

Here in Canada, we as humans have freedom, rights to education, rights to equality and we are all equal human beings. In this beautiful country we accept anyone no matter their race, sexuality or past. This is what makes Canada an amazing and multicultural country.  One of the things I am most thankful for in Canada as a female is my rights to education. In other countries, females have small and or no rights to education due to not being considered a human being but an object.

I am so thankful for my education and that I am able to pursue my career as a registered nurse. My rights and freedom as a women have still yet a long ways to go, but I am proud of how far they have come.

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IMG_9588On July 3rd 2015 I held my first fundraising event for Free the Children.

“Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We work domestically through We Day and We Act to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens. Through our holistic and sustainable development model—Adopt a Village—we work to remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.”

IMG_9592  I held my event at Zone Bowling in Coquitlam where a handful of my friends and family attended. We spent two hours bowling, eating snacks and having fun as a huge group together!

IMG_9590 Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the fundraiser, Amanda from Facade West Salon, the women at my church (Trinity United), Dr John Lee, and Bill Serigera from White Spot for their sponsorship, gifts and donations, and last but not least; a HUGE thank you to Zone Bowling for letting me hold my fundraiser event! I hope to see you all at my next fundraising event.

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IMG_9271On June 25th 2015 I attended the RCMP BBQ in Coquitlam with Share and the Coquitlam RCMP. The bbq ran for three hours and we ended up raising 155 pounds of food for the less fortunate and raised $596.25.

IMG_9267At the barbeque I put my cooking skills to the test and helped flip burgers while also doing the job of serving people and walking around greeting people with Share Bear.

IMG_9289Overall it was a success and I am so happy with the outcome we had.

xoxo, Miss Teenage Coquitlam

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IMG_8749On May 31st I attend the Child Run in Vancouver. My duty was to be a spirit leader and help cheer all the runners on! I was extremely happy that some of the B.C girls attended this event with me and that as a group we could show our spirit and wild side together.

IMG_8744The walk was amazing and I walked the 1K with the other B.C girls! Everyone who ran did an amazing job! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported!

 

xoxo, Miss Teenage Coquitlam IMG_8745

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Sam painting my arms :)On May 30th I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. At the RMH I and some of my fellow pageant sisters had an amazing time playing crafts with kids and family members with those who suffer from cancer.  We played outside to soak up some vitamin D, painted, played lego and took many silly pictures! The house holds 73 families and it’s truly incredible the hard work and effort that was made to make the house really feel like a home for those who are suffering whether it be a sick child or their family. The kids were so excited to meet us all and they called us princesses! One of my favourite parts was when I got to put my sash and crown and make the girls feel like they were princesses just like us!  This experience was an unforgettable one and we all had such a good time!

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Thank you so much to Leah Baynes-Bettger from Royal LePage Real Estates and Lanaya Flavelle Photography for being my first sponsors ! Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Had an amazing photo shoot on May 3rd! Thank you soo much to Lanaya Flavelle for her amazing work! She has been on my modelling journey from day 1 and has taught me so much as a model! Thank you for all your hard work..  I can always count on you. 🙂  You can see all the photos on my facebook page…. www.facebook.com/missteenagecoquitlam2015

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On May 2nd I attend the Daffodil Ball held by the Canadian Cancer Society. At this event I helped lead people to their spots and show them around. This event was held in Vancouver and it was a silent auction and dinner gala. I had an amazing time volunteering and I hope to attend next year! 

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Hello everyone! I’m incredibly sorry I haven’t been posting much but I’ve come down with a terrible cold. I’m a day late but I just wanted to  say Happy Mental Health week! Mental Health is my platform and from going through my own mental health issues; I know what it is like to be at your lowest point in life. My mental health almost cost me my life but you don’t have to loose yours. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Hopefully stigma will end around mental health and we become more aware and not hide this illness anymore.

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March 16th was my first appearance as Miss Teenage Coquitlam! I recently became a volunteer for SHARE Society which revolves around mental health. As a victim of mental health; I know what it is like to be at your lowest point in life. By volunteering for SHARE, I hope to be the change in mental health and to end the stigma that comes with it. I was super excited when I got the email that I would be helping out with the Kids Bubble Party! We spent the afternoon at Rocky Point Park. I was very happy with the turn out of kids who came! We enjoyed the clown, pizza, juice boxes and bubble. Can’t wait to volunteer at their next event! 🙂 

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