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As most of you may know my platform is the importance of senior citizens, I have changed it due to sudden changes in my life. My platform is now depression, someone who is very close to me is now battling depression and I feel it is very important that we raise awareness for this mental illness because I have seen it first hand how it affects people. So I am dedicating my platform to that someone and everyone who is battling depression all over the world.

Depression is a medical condition with many emotional, physical, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms. Its not a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness, it isn’t inevitable and it isn’t a character flaw. Many people that are depressed often hide their emotions and are too afraid to ask for help and many suffer in silence. Depression hurts about 1 in 10 Canadians, who will experience a major depressive episode during their lifetime. Did you know Depression is the leading causes of disability worldwide? and that women are more likely to experience depression than men? Many people are unaware of how common this illness is because they don’t seek treatment because they are scared of what others will think.

Many people don’t understand that they can help people that are depressed. There is many ways that you can help someone who is going through depression. You can easily offer them your support, you can help them do day-to-day things that they would normally do alone like prepare a meal, and going to extracurricular activities etc. You can also support them emotionally, you can call them to see how everything is going, and you can find so many other ways to support them as it helps them feel better.

If you are or know someone who is depressed do something about it. It is time to stand up and move forward. You are much stronger than you think.

For more information please visit http://depressionhurts.ca/en/

Lots of love,


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Here is your chance to become a very successful model. Top Model Search Canada is a division of MTC-W with its sister competition Miss Teenage Canada. Top Model Search is not just a pageant; it is also a modeling competition. This Top Model Search can launch you a career in modeling and they are looking for Canada’s 40 potential top models!

You can be sent overseas to modeling competitions and pageants to represent Canada in Thailand, Europe, and South America. You can get a chance to be on movies, commercials, music videos and more!  The winner of the Top Model Search Canada will get prize packages value of over $15,000 including cash and gifts, they will be able to represent Canada in international competitions, they will get to have various photo-shoots, they will be featured in magazines, on TV and be a guest at red carpet events and more!

The Top Model Search looks for girls who have a great personality, who are well driven, who are intelligent, who are beautiful inside and out, and women who enjoy performing on stage and modeling. There is no experience needed, and no professional photos are required to apply! The competition is coming fast, it will be held in Toronto August 12 to 17!

So if you are between the ages of 17 to 26, are 5’7 and over, and have a dream of becoming a model here is the competition for you!

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Since I started representing the Central Plains of Manitoba with my sash and crown, I have had many people tell me they had no idea pageants existed in Canada! It’s funny because there are many Miss Teen Canada pageants. The pageant I entered is formerly known as Miss Teen Canada- World and recently changed to Miss Teenage Canada. There are many competitions that use the name MISS TEEN CANADA but it is not the same company producing it. MTC-W produced pageant is the largest Canadian Teen competition closest to MISS TEEN USA.

Miss Teen Canada 2013

I entered the Miss Teenage Canada pageant because many people told me I could become a model but since I couldn’t go to any modeling schools since I live so far from the city, I could not. Then I found the Miss Teenage Canada pageant on Facebook and I talked to my parents about applying and I did. (http://www.missteenagecanada.com/become-mtcw/apply-now)

The original Miss Teen pageant started in 1969 and was called Miss Teenage Canada for the first three years and it was renamed Miss Teen Canada in 1972. The pageant was always held in Toronto and was televised on CTV. In 1990 the pageant was discontinued because of financial concerns. Pageants in Canada have changed and there isn’t just one Teen Canada pageant anymore.

Miss Teenage Canada formerly known, as Miss Teen Canada- World is the largest teen pageant in Canada, it is owned by MTC-W Inc. and is produced by Michelle Weswaldi. It is the only pageant to hold provincial pageants. The winner of Miss Teenage Canada gets

Jill Martin - Miss Teen Canada 2013

prize packages, gets to represent Canada at international competitions, to travel to Kenya to work with Free The Children, to be a model and celebrity, will be featured in magazines, TV, radio, Parades, red carpet events, get to travel around Canada, and more. MTC-W Inc. Develop opportunities for teenagers across the country, they teach future generations of Canadian women to be respectable young ladies. Contestants have the opportunity to grow and advance in their personal and career goals while acting in their community as a role model. The Miss Teenage Canada pageant has a celebrity-judging panel and celebrity hosts. This years judges are Maureen Fenn, Angeline McDonald, Gail McInnes, Matthew Collins, Chelsae Durocher, Sarah Fisher, Christina Cravero, and Belinda Kiriakou. The hosts this year are Luke Bylik, and Cynthia Loewen.

Luke Bylik, Miss Teen Canada 2012, Miss Teen Canada 2013, Gina Omilon

When I first entered this pageant I didn’t know what to expect! I have never been through an experience like this but once the provincial pageant was over, I went home with my crown and sash and my family asked me how my weekend went. I told them that I learned a lot of new things, I already felt more comfortable talking in front of a crowd and I am more confident. I learned many new skills like organization, interview skills and many more. I have been very busy with fundraising money for the charity Free The Children and searching for sponsorship. I volunteered at the MS walk in Portage and have another appearance at a fair this weekend. The pageant brought me many new opportunities and I have so much support, I am so thankful for this experience and I haven’t even gone to nationals yet! With my title I am representing my community and will be helping out at various community events. I will also be representing my platform, which is depression.

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This past week was a blast! I had a hot dog sale on monday and raised over 500$ for Free The Children! I had a lot of people that came to help me out and make my job way easier, thanks guys it means a lot! I’m so happy that i have so many people to support me! 🙂 I wasn’t expecting the help I received but I’m glad I did!

On Wednesday I had a pancake breakfast at school for Free The Children as well! It was really well done and I had a lot of help from many people that were willing to go to school early to start cooking pancakes! It was fun and the pancakes were delicious!

None of these events would have happened with out the donation from Shop Easy Foods who supplied most of the food for both events. Thank you to everyone who made these events possible! 🙂

On Friday I went to the city to take pictures with my crown with Chantel, even though the weather wasn’t the best she still managed to take amazing pictures! to check them out go to her Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/ChantelBaggleyPhotography The pictures are amazing! Thanks Chantel! 🙂


As fundraising for Free The Children is going really well, I have been spending a lot of time seeking sponsorship! With out sponsors I would not have this opportunity to go to Toronto in July. I would like to thank everyone for supporting me as I reign my title Miss Teenage Central Plains Manitoba.

A Big Thanks To:
  • Notre Dame Sandblasting
  • Gaultier Portable Toilet Rentals
  • Andy & Wendy’s Drive inn
  • All Kleen Septic Services
  • Gravier Collet Gravel
  • Notre Dame Florist
  • Louis Dreyfus
  • Clasina Muller
  • Lorraine and Allen Grenier
  • Lippens Family



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For my first post I would like to say that I am greatly excited to be crowned Miss Teenage Central Plains Manitoba 2014, I am so lucky to have this opportunity and to share my experiences with my family and friends and community. I’m happy to say that I have great supporters that will help me through my reign and are willing to help me out at any moment for fundraising for Free The Children, helping me find appearances etc.

I am from a small town and have been all my life, no one here would really expect a girl to go in a pageant. I’ve had many people come up to me and ask me how I got into this decision about going into a pageant; I’ve always been told that I’m tall and I should get into modeling I never really thought much about it but then I found the link on Facebook and thought it would be fun to try! I met the former Miss Teen Central Plains Manitoba 2013 and she helped me prepare for the provincial pageant and now is helping me out on my way to nationals. No one thought I would ever enter something like this, it’s just unusual to do something like this around here :P. This opportunity also shows everybody that not only do I like to go quadding every weekend and snowmobiling all winter but I also love to dress up in a dress and heels. I am so very thankful for everyone supporting me!

May this be a great year of being crowned Miss Teenage Central Plains Manitoba 2014.

Until next time,

Natasha 🙂

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