Hi everyone, I’m Cailyn: Miss Teenage Calgary 2017!

First off I would like to just thank everyone who has been or is going to be a part of my journey.  I am looking forward to meeting people, making new friends and having a larger role in my community. I am 17 years old and I love art, reading, and archery. My real passion is hip hop.  When I’m on stage I feel like I’m invincible!  I am currently in my last year of high school and can’t wait to attend Sait’s culinary course in the fall! I consider myself kind of a geek. I enjoy comics, superhero’s, and video games. If I could have one super power it would be teleportation. How cool would it be to get Churros in Mexico and get back in no time at all so I can go to a Flame’s game with my friends?  I have anxiety and sometimes struggle with self acceptance. Each day could bring a new worry for me but I wake up with a positive attitude and say “I feel like some lemonade today.  Bring on the lemons!”  I am learning how to love myself inside and out and although it isn’t always easy, I find it easier each day by remembering what’s important. I watch teenagers and kids alike these days change something about themselves just because others don’t like it. It can range from appearance, confidence, how you act or what you say; even how loud you are. I’ve had people try to change me and for awhile I used to try and change myself to be who they thought I should be; but no more. I would like to help others to start accepting themselves for who they are and find their inner strength and beauty.  My goal on here is not to just talk at you but listen to you and hopefully share some laughs and smiles along the way.  Ready for an adventure?

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It’s been a week since I’ve embarked on my journey to Nationals! What a crazy, yet fun and busy week it was. That being said, it was challenging to keep up with proper meals to fuel my body with the right nutrition. I was thankful enough to have my USANA supplements on hand during the week. Knowing I would need that extra boost of energy, or a reliable protein filled snack, I was completely satisfied with my USANA products! I’ve been taking USANA for 3 years now, and the results I’ve gotten from these products are all positive. I happily consume Vitamin D, Active Calcium (as I do not drink milk or enjoy dairy products that much so this really benefits me), Proflavanol C, Usanimals, Probiotic, and BioMega! WOW what a list! But it doesn’t end yet! I also have been using the whole skin care line in which has cleared up my acne marvelously, improved the shine and health of my hair and nourished my body! If it benefits me, why not splurge on these products? If you’ve never heard about USANA well here’s some friendly information about this company 🙂

  • USANA manufactures the highest-rated, most effective nutritional supplements and health care products in the world.
  • The company has sponsored and provided products to several athletic organizations.
  • “Our focus on personalization—in our product line and with owning a USANA business—allows you to think about your personal choices in life and how your everyday behaviors have an impact on your overall quality of life. Your Health. Your Life. Your Way.”
  • USANA has been around since 1992
  • They’ve got top-notch manufacturing facilities, their own scientists and research and development team, and the highest standards on nutritional products. They have an award-winning compensation plan and award-winning products.
  • USANA’s founder, Myron Wentz, is an internationally recognized microbiologist, immunologist, and pioneer in infectious disease diagnosis. In 1974, he founded Gull Laboratories to develop viral diagnostics, and his greatest successes during this time included the first commercially available diagnostic test for Epstein-Barr virus, better known as the virus that causes mononucleosis.
  • USANA pays. In addition to high-quality manufacturing and products that help people around the world maintain their health, USANA has paid out over $2.5 billion in commissions. That’s a big, impressive number that has meant change in the lives of so many working their own home-based business.
  • Here’s a message from the founder of USANA. https://www.usana.com/dotCom/about/foundermsg

If that wasn’t enough information for you, feel free to check out these short but descriptive videos on USANA. You won’t regret it!

If you feel intrigued and would like to try out some of USANAs amazing products! Do not hesitate to order from my moms website @ www.everyounglife.usana.com I guarantee you’ll go back for more 😉 If you have any further questions, message me on my facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/MissTeenCalgary2016/ and I’d love to help!

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Attended an event all about USANA

Goodbye for now,

Miss Teenage Calgary 2016

 

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The pageant has begun! WOW! What an incredible experience this has been these past 4 days. I’ve made memories that will last a lifetime, friends that I will keep in touch with for a very long time and an experience unlike no other.

Our first official event during the pageant was the sponsor/welcome party! As I walked out of the elevator, the sparkle and glimmer from all 54 tiaras was mesmerizing. You could tell all the young ladies like myself were ecstatic. We were running all around talking to each other like we’ve known everyone for years! What a wonderful connection we all have. We were greeted by various sponsors and representatives. Here are some pictures from that night 🙂

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Alberta Girls!

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Nuvango

Nuvango is a intricate clothing company, that also specializes in gels! They work with artists designs and art pieces to have it printed on clothing pieces! This drew me in, instantly! The table was covered in colours and the choices were endless. I was able to grab myself a pair of leggings, which i fell in love with immediately! We were also lucky enough to get a tour around the Nuvango headquarters. What an eye opener it sure was for me. As you all should know by now, that I am in love with art. This was absolutely incredible! Thank you Nuvango.

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Visit https://ca.nuvango.com/ for any more info on the brand, and to get a better look at #nuvango

V.P.I Canada Limited

The next booth was V.P.I Canada, where we got to choose a pair of sunglasses that we loved! What a wonderful gift this was, as many of us did not remember to bring our own. I didn’t know there were so many styles and colours until i saw the table covered in them. It was such a hard decision on which one I wanted, but this is the one I chose and I couldn’t be more happy with my choice!

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If you like my pair of glasses, be sure to check out their website! https://www.vpicanada.ca We could be twinning 🙂

Sweets Canada

I have a sweet tooth, and this booth fulfilled my day with sweets! What a pleasure it was to taste the delicious chocolates. This unique brand has edible flowers in their chocolate! How cool is that? I could hardly wait to eat mine when I got back to the hotel! Be sure to try these out, you wont regret it!

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Sweets Canada is also on Twitter, @SweetsCanadaCA and so is their parent company Q Foods Canada which tweets from @QFoodsCanada . Feel free to check them out and take a look at all the other delicious sweets they offer!

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Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy

This beautiful green golfing community was a blast! I’ve never golfed before, and this was so much fun! I’ll definetly be doing more golfing activities. They taught us how to properly golf, and we got to try many different areas of golfing. If you’re curious about golfing and wonder where you could try it out, i highly recommend them!

Bata Shoe Museum

WOW! A dream come true! A museum all about shoes. This was every girls dream and it was amazing. We got to hold Shaq’s shoes, to the styles all throughout history. I think I can speak for all the delegates that this was worth the trip.

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A shoe mold!

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Hashtagio

Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing Platform. It was at the show collecting all our social media tagged with the #MissTeenageCanada2016 and then projecting it live at the party. They even made a single feed URL to which our parents and friends can subscribe to! All they do is follow along as we experience all the fun and exciting activities here in Toronto. The images and text from all 54 delegates will be archived on this page in the Miss Teenage Canada main site and on the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network / Search for Miss Teenage Canada 2016.

I want say thank you to all the wonderful sponsors this year. It wouldn’t be the same without your generous love and help! The delegates and I really appreciate it all!

Love,

Miss Teenage Calgary 2016 – Stacey

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I’m here today to talk about a more serious and touchy subject. I need you to think back on a hard time you encountered in your life. Where you were so sad, betrayed, lost, hurt etc that you felt like you had no purpose or motive in this world. Now that you’ve thought of at least one situation, compare it to how you are NOW. Does it blow your mind that in that state of mind, years or months ago you wanted to alter your life? Or the vulnerable words you played in your head driving you crazy that you wanted to disappear from this world so badly because of one situation, that doesn’t even affect you today? That being said, this is my platform as a delegate and goal in life, it’s ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses that trigger suicides. I want to be someone who gives and helps a person another reason to live.

Did you know in 2012 approximately 4000 people ended their own life? Did you know that everyday in Alberta, more than 1 person will die as a result of a suicide? Did you know that there will be 5 attempted suicide/self-inflicted injury hospital admissions? And did you know that there will be 14 attempted suicide/self-inflicted injury emergency department visits? How does this personally make you feel, knowing that there are great people out there, who are ending their lives short? Don’t YOU feel helpless? Don’t you want to help end this stigma? This is why I am so intrigued in this topic. Not only that, but I have experienced this first hand. I’m fortunate to be healthy and alive today. Although I have days that are more grey than others, I continue to live my life because everything is temporary. I am lucky enough to be able to be a delegate in Miss Teenage Canada-World. This is my chance to voice my opinion and to help those in need.

I hope you follow my journey to ending this stigma, one person at a time.

Best regards,

Miss Teenage Calgary 2016.

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For our second blog assignment, it’s all about our designing skills. I particularly love this idea because I am a creative person. If you read my introduction I stated that I quite literally breathe art. All my life I’ve drawn pictures as a way to escape from the real world, it’s very therapeutic to me. I especially love taking inspiration from other artists and making it my own. During a hard time in my life, I would sit for hours and just draw. (Fun fact, all of my drawings are hung on my bedroom wall!!) So I am very very excited and proud to announce my beautiful handmade design! 🙂

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Took me an hour and a half to perfect it 🙂

I’ve chosen to show the different forms of women, because no matter what height or size you are, it’s about who you are as a person. I wholeheartedly believe that all women are beautiful. Miss Teenage Canada also portrays the different sizes of girls in this pageant, so I figured it was a perfect way to showcase this.

The good people at Sign Source Solution are donating a roll-up banner to the Miss Teenage Canada organization. This business specializes in making signs and event signage. They are located in Toronto and whats even more amazing is that someone from the company will be there on July 24th, the night of the Miss Teenage Canada show, to pose with the winning design and designer!! I have my fingers crossed, do you?

Cant wait to see the winning roll-up banner, stay tuned!

Love Miss Teenage Calgary 2016

 

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