For the 3rd blog assignment we were asked to pitch an idea demo of what we would to if we had the opportunity to create a 30 second commercial to advertise Signature Towels.

In my commercial I would like to showcase the uniqueness of being able to have a personalized towel! Signature towels allows you to choose from a variety of colours and designs and also allows you to add a personal touch by adding your name or initials on it! This is a PERFECT way to resolve sharing towels at home, or loosing it at a water park making signature towels a PERFECT gift!

My comercial would start off by briefly explaining the product and the pros of owning a Signature Towel. Next, it would move on to showcase an example of how great this product is! I would have a scene showing a large family at a water park and show how easy it is to loose a towel or have someone use yours by accident…then I would move onto showing how signature towels could resolve this problem by adding your name or initials on the front!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the next portion of my commercial I would show how great of a gift a signature towel truly is! These towels are the perfect gift for newly weds, baby showers, children birthday parties,  just to name a few! I would show examples of these events and show how happy and excited recipients of these gifts would be to receive such a unique and personal gift!

I would then end my commercial by having an announcer explain how Signature Towels are a great gift to be treasured and used forever. They are great for boys and girls of all ages, and can be personalized for each individual preference!

Order yours today at www.signaturetowels.com!

Thank You Signature Towels for sponsoring the 3rd Miss Teen Canada World blog assignment!

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On June 21st, 2013 I along with my wonderful team mates participated in the Sudbury, Ontario “Relay For Life”, for those of you who have not heard of Relay For life… Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!

This year the event was held at the track at Laurentian University. We arrived at 7pm, pitched and decorated our tent and got ready for the very moving and inspirational events that would take place over the next 12 hours. During the night live bands preformed, food was sold, games took place in the middle of the track, their were massage, nail decorating booths, and many more exciting activities! It was really incredible to see all the people there walking the track in support of cancer awareness.

Cancer survivors releasing their balloons!

My 2 favourite parts of the event were the survivor lap at the beginning, where all the cancer survivors walked the track together then moved to centre field and all at the same time released their balloons in symbol of letting go of their disease. It was truly something that I will never forget. It was empowering to see the children cancer survivors who were able to stay so strong through a scary battle. It was also incredible to see survivors who had been cancer free for such a long time, I remember seeing one woman who had wrote “60 years Cancer Free!” on her balloon. It was really an emotion, yet powerful moment. My other favourite portion of the night was the Luminaries portion. People were able to buy Luminaries in remembrance of a loved one who had passed away from the disease. My family and I had bought one for my grandmother, great aunt, great grandmother, and for my grandfather who is currently fighting cancer. Everyone had gathered around the Luminaries which were placed all around the track in silence taking the time to pray, and remember our loved ones. These two moments were something I had never experienced before and really moved me.

I have met Kameryn a couple times and she is an incredible and STRONG cancer survivor! She is a HUGE inspiration to me and a wonderful little girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relay For Life is something I think everyone should take part in at least once in their lifetime…we ALL know at least ONE PERSON who has been affected by cancer and we all need to come together and relay together to show our support.

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On June 17th 2013, the Northern Cancer Research Foundation held their 13th  annual “Rally For Dads” fundraising event for prostate cancer. I was lucky enough to have been able to attend and volunteer at this event and had a wonderful experience. When I arrived there were already a great amount of motorcycles and riders all their to take place in the ride. By 11:00am there were over 100 biker and classic cruisers ready to take off! At this year’s event the organization raised a grand total of $43,982.24 for prostate cancer research.

Did you know…Prostate cancers start in the tissue of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is usually a slow growing disease. According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, prostate cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Canada, with a total of 25,500 cases expected in the year 2011. This accounts for over a quarter (27%) of new cancer cases in men.

This event was a very emotional one and touched the hearts of many who have lost loved one, especially fathers to this horrible disease. Watching all the bikes and cars take off together down Paris Street was a very powerful thing to witness and I was so grateful to be given the opportunity to help out with this event!

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Sudbury is much more than just the Nickel Capital of the World Sudbury is home to many tourist attractions and recreational actives for people of all ages to enjoy. I love living in Sudbury, Ontario because to me it is the best of both worlds! Sudbury has a great city life and offers agreat variety or restaurants, shopping malls, movie cinemas, and theatres. Sudbury alsooffers a great Ski Hill, a variety of beaches, awesome hiking trails, beautiful lakes, and incredible scenery. Living in Sudbury allows me to still enjoy the outdoors, while still being in an urban environment.

Right on the shore of Lake Ramsey, you can find the snow-flake shaped buildings of Science North. Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North is the second-largest science centre in Canada and offers many fun and educational activities like: an IMAX theatre, Planetarium, live butterfly gallery, and much more!

 

Sudbury also is home to Dynamic Earth. Dynamic Earth is an interactive science museum which is owned and operated by Science North. Dynamic Earth is specializes in earth sciences and teaches individuals about the mining heritage in Sudbury, focusing principally on geology and mining history. Since Sudbury is the Nickel Capital of the world, it couldn’t be

more fitting to have a giant statue known as the “Big Nickel” in the city! The Big Nickel is 30 ft. high and is a replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel and can be found outside of Dynamic Earth. To me, the Big Nickel is the most unique tourist attractions in Sudbury.

From almost anywhere in Sudbury you can see the Vale Smokestack. This smokestack is the second-largest building in Canada next to the C.N tower and is the same height as the Empire State Building! Sudbury is known as a mining community. The Sudbury Basin possesses untapped deposits of nickel that help ensure mining will continue to play an important role in the life of the community.

Another unique tourist attraction in Sudbury is the Paris Street “Bridge of Nations”. On either side of the bridge over 80 flags from countries all over the world are raised to showcase and represent Sudbury’s multicultural diversity. When the flags were first raised on Canada Day 2007 I was lucky enough to have the honour of raising the Scotland Flag. With my family having strong Scottish roots this event in my life was something that meant a lot to me and the Bridge Of Nations is one of the many things that makes Sudbury my favourite place to live.

Some other fun activities the city of Greater Sudbury has to offer is Adanac Ski Hill, Moonlight Beach, Lily Creek Fields, the Ramsey Lake board walk, many indoor skating arenas, as well as the Ramsey Lake skating path.

If you ever get the chance to come and witness everything Sudbury has to offer, don’t forget to go watch a Sudbury Wolves game, Sudbury’s very own OHL hockey team! Go! Wolves! Go!

Finally, a big thank you goes out to Niagara Falls for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World 2nd blog challenge!

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Recently I volunteered to give a helping hand at the Northern Cancer Foundation BBQ Fundraiser held at Bitter Bills Ice Cream Parlour. I was really happy and excited to help out at this event because not only was it helping a local charity, but proceeds from the event were going right to cancer research, and as cancer being my platform at Miss Teen Canada – World 2013, I felt it was very fitting and it meant a lot to me to help out for a cause very dear to me. We had many families and individuals stop by on that beautiful, sunny day to enjoy a hotdog or hamburger, drink, and the best of all…delicious ice cream! Some of the girls from local radio stations also stopped by at the event to help promote! It was an all around excellent day and I am really pleased by the amount of people who stopped by the donate and show their support! A big thank you to Tannis from the Northern Cancer Foundation who let me join in bringing awareness to Cancer and Cancer 

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On June 9th, 2013 I proudly hosted a fundraiser for Free The Children called “Princess For A Day” where young girls came out to

get their hair done, nails done, make a sash, watch live dance performances, and get their picture taken all dressed up with a sash and crown! Today was a great success and I am very grateful for all the support from my volunteers and family! I would also

like to thank some of my sponsors from this event like the Montessori School of Sudbury which let me use the gym of their school to put on this event. I would also like to thank AKFIT Fitness Superstore who donated a gift basket to raffle off at the event. Also a big thank you to Julia Greenough who came out today to preform 2 of her dance solos for everyone!

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Today June 1st, 2012 I held a fundraiser for Free The Children! Although the day started on a rainy, cloudy note it later brightened up and made the day a success! I am very grateful for all of my friends who volunteered there time today to help me wash cars and serve hamburgers and hotdogs for such a worthy cause! I also want to thank all of the generous people who came out to support and donate today. In only a couple of hours we were about to raise over $350.00 for Free The Children, this is a great start and I can’t wait to continue fundraising for this great cause! 

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When I was told to think of a platform to stand for at Miss Teen Canada – World 2013, the thought of Breast Cancer immediately came to my mind. Breast Cancer has always been a topic that is very close to my heart. This year marks the 26th anniversary of my grandmothers passing due to Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed at the age of 45 and passed away at only 48 years old. Both her sister (my great-aunt) and mother (my great-grandmother) also passed away from Breast Cancer before the age of 50. As you can see I have a strong history of Breast Cancer in my family. At the young age of 18 my mother was told she would have a 85% chance of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer as well before the age of 50. In September my mom turned 48, the same age her mother was when she passed away, but I am happy to say she is cancer free. Since I was young raising awareness for Breast Cancer and helping out in fundraising for the cause has always been something important to me. This year to promote Cancer awareness and my platform of Beating Breast Cancer I will be taking part in the 75th annual Relay For Life in Sudbury where my team “Crowns for Cancer” will be running for loved ones in our families who have been affected by this horrible disease. I will also be working with the Canadian Cancer Society at local events like the Prostate Cancer “Rally for Dad” motorcycle ride event, as well as serving ice cream at Bitter Bills Ice Cream shop to raise awareness with the Canadian Cancer Society. I am really looking forward to promoting my platform and helping out in my community to raise awareness in hopes of finding a cure. Remember, Breast Cancer CAN BE BEATEN!

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Nestled beside an active creek in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada is École St. Denis, a state-of-the-art, environmentally focused elementary school. Since being completed in January of 2012 this new super school is the first of 3 enviromentally friendly schools in the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Using recycled natural products to construct this school has definitely impacted the environment in and around the school a more positive and environmentally friendly area. From energy efficient lightbulbs and washrooms to state-of-the-art recycled flooring École St. Denis is raising the bar! Other schools in Sudbury have also tried to lower their carbon footprint by changing water fountains to new water stations which allows students to fill up their re-useable bottles to avoid using disposable plastic water bottles. On this unique water station system it also tracks and shows students how many plastic water bottles that have avoided using! I am very proud to live and represent a city that truly cares about the environment and that wants to make a difference. Sudbury is known as a mining community, over many decades has seen the affects of pollution and emissions. Within the last 20 years the major mining companies have worked together to reduce the affects of mining as well as have developed many successful projects to help bring back the natural forests and lakes that were affected. Sudbury has come a long way and I am very proud to live in a community that is trying to help the environment in such a great way. All of the positive environmental changes local schools have begun are just the start to a big change, I am looking forward to the future to see what else schools in Sudbury will do to reduce their negative affects on the

Finally a big thank you to Tiocoat flat roof solutions for sponsoring the 1st Miss Teen Canada World blog assignment!

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I am SUPER excited to begin my fundraising efforts for Free The Children Organization. This Saturday June 1st, 2013 I will be hosting my first fundraiser. I will be hosting a Car Wash & BBQ to raise money for FTC. Local radio stations and media will be attending to help promote the event. I am really looking forward for this experience and I can’t wait to try to achieve my fundraising goal!

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