Summer, Ah such a lovely time.. blue skies, heat waves, bonfires, good friends and late nights. But wait… I think I’m forgetting something? that’s right…the MTC 2017 pageant! the past few weeks have been busy with squeezing in appearances, shopping for cute “summery” clothes, and starting to pack for our week in Toronto, Ontario. With only 13 days to go I started thinking, “I thought we had assignments to do as titleholders before the big week” and there is!

So here’s to blog assignment #1!

“blog about their favourite place inside their region”

Well, my favourite place in Alberta.. hands down has got to be the Rocky Mountains in Jasper, Alberta. It has always been my favourite place ever since I was a little girl. With being one of the biggest tourism attractions of Canada, it’s no wonder it’s “favourite material”. The Rocky Mountains are such a great place to visit, no matter what time of the year you go. It is just such a beautiful little town. From the Tram that goes almost to the very top of the mountain (you can hike the rest of the way up if you choose to), to the shopping.

(even bears need hugs!)

Every time I go there I just get this feeling of comfort like its home.  With visiting Jasper since I was 2 years old I guess I could call the mountains my second home. We try to get there at least once a year. I think its the Pine Bungalow cabins that really make it home.

My family has always stayed in the same cabin every time that we go. Cabin #4. It always gives me that cozy feeling. The smell of pine all around, the sound of water rushing by (it is located right on the banks of the Athabasca River), and the feeling of trees softly brushing against your skin.

Alright, so why is Jasper my favourite place in Alberta, Canada?

We are very lucky to have this beautiful location right in our own “backyard”,  while we are able to go there, when we choose, not everyone is this lucky or has this luxury.  Jasper is my favourite place mostly because of the mountains, the cool shops with different types of souveniers and tourist attractions. But it has also been a family favourite for a very long time. We have family friends down in the beautiful town of Jasper and we love to visit them and the town very often. My parents brought me to Jasper the first time when I was only 2 years old, this visit was a very special one for our family.

I have visited many of the tourist attractions there such as; The Tram, Popular hiking trails, the river, Pyramid Lake that has a little island (that is so peaceful) you can access by a small bridge, and Maligne Lake which has boat tours (these are very cool). There are many surrounding areas such as Mount Robson, (just inside of the Beautiful British Columbia) the Miette Hot Springs, and my ultimate favourite, Marmot Basin Ski Resort. which are all attractions just outside of Jasper.

(Pyramid Lake)

How is this National Park my favourite place in my region?

Anyone who has been to this National park would understand how it is my favourite. If you plan on going on vacation anywhere. I would definitely recommend going to Jasper National Park to See the Wildlife, dine in exquisite restaurants, go for a ride on the Skytram and even take a trip to the middle of the town to pay a visit to everyone’s friend “Jasper the bear” (don’t worry its not a real bear its a statue!)

Some very interesting facts about Jasper, Alberta that I would like to share with you;

  • population of the town is 2167!
  • many of the mountains rise to elevations above 3000 meters.
  • Mount Columbia is the highest peak in Alberta which stands at 3782 meters!
  • the Athabasca river flows through Jasper, (as well as right through the town of Athabasca where I reside and am representing).
  • the upper station of the sky tram is 2263 meters above sea level!

Some fun activities you can do while visiting is;

  • canoeing
  • White water rating
  • horse back riding
  • shopping
  • hiking
  • ride on the skytram
  • go to the hot springs
  • take some breathtaking photos
  • see wildlife
  • sight see (visit the surrounding beautiful waterfalls, and there are lots)

There are so many things you could do in this gorgeous town the possibilities are endless.

Well, this is the end of my blog assignment #1.  I hope everyone that reads this finds joy in this National Park and visits it soon! Thank you for taking the time to read my article and I will be back very soon to update on my journey to Miss Teenage Canada 2017. Until then remember to follow me on my social media sights such as instagram, facebook, and twitter. Have a fantastic day everyone!

Miss Teenage Northern Alberta 2017- Amanda

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Good evening everyone!

This is your Miss Teenage Northern Alberta 2017 sending an update on her 2017-2018 year Reign.

On Saturday June 17, 2017 I took part in the New Sarepta Annual Canada day Parade and fair. There I walked in the Parade with my crown and sash handing out candy to the little kids with one of my wonderful, Beautiful, Supportive friends that i think is a true Princess. (Kayla)

There were many Beautiful floats at the Parade that had extreme levels of time, and thought put into. My favourite float was the NSMHA (New Sarepta Minor Hockey Association)

After the parade I took part in the fair which had activities like; kids games, face painting/glitter tattoos, and many more exciting events such as the baseball tournaments throughout the entire weekend and the rodeos/tractor pulls that happened Saturday afternoon to Sunday night. I had a great time getting out there and seeing individuals from my old community. It was amazing seeing everyone come together for the festivities it truly was a great time!

This is the end of my update, stay tuned for more soon from your Miss Teenage Northern Alberta 2017! until then, please continue to follow me on my social media sites such as instagram, twitter, and facebook or reach me by my email.

Thank you,

Amanda- Miss Teenage Northern Alberta 2017

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Good evening everyone! i Am the reigning Miss Teenage Northern Alberta 2017. I will start off by telling a few things about myself,

I  am a very out-going, adventurous young woman, just recently i got interested in Quantum Physics and i love it! i study it, and read/learn on the subject all the time. i’ve become extremely interested in algebra and i love to solve algebra problems. Within the last year i have received an academic achievement award and i am very proud.

i have a huge passion for Competitive Cheerleading. i have held this passion for about 4 years now but i just joined a team this past year. My team is the Edwin Parr Jr. High Predators. This is a Div 2 Team (divisions just means level of skills in stunts) i have fallen in love with the big bows, the poof, the fierce outfits and the competition. 

i love my team, they are like a family to me. during the years growing up i have been a silly fun-loving girl always bringing smiles to individuals faces. i got into acting when i was 9 and have been acting ever since, being in christmas concert plays, acting classes, and i have been to many plays,

lacrosse is one of my favourite sports. and i’ve absolutely loved it since i was in grade 6, the Edmonton Rush visited my school and thats when i knew lacrosse would be a part of my life forever. i danced with the mini crush for 4 years in a row and i loved every minute of it. i have been in dance since i was 5. i started out in ballet. i tried jazz, but i mostly liked choreographed dances.

i wanted to be apart of this pageant because i wished to be an inspirational role model to respected individuals in my community. i hope to help young woman and men build self confidence and help them radiate there inner potential.

one day i hope to go to college or university to become a lawyer or a chef. My dream is to become a Race car driver, I am just learning to drive and i am working hard on studying to get my learners permit.

i am so honoured to be going to Nationals in Toronto in august 2017, I am looking forward to seeing my friends i have just recently made from the provincial pageant and extremely excited to be meeting new girls from other Provinces of Canada!

Thank you all so much and i hope you will follow my social media accounts and join me on my journey during my reign of 2017!

talk to you all very soon! 🙂

Amanda, Miss Teenage Northern Alberta

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This evening I embark on my long awaited journey to Toronto for the week! Words cannot express how excited I am!  I wouldn’t be who I am today without such a supportive community cheering me on every step of the way.  I wouldn’t ever wish to live anywhere else but Guy, although small to say the least there is no place I’d rather call home.  Perhaps it lies within the fact that I can so easily be doing a photoshoot on Main Street (the only street) and have every neighbour there is offer me a ride back the fifty meters to my house, or the fact that half way through cooking dinner only to realize I’m out of tomato sauce I can walk across the street and come home with more tomato sauce than anyone can eat, maybe its the fact that while I’m out for dinner people approach me with news paper articles asking if I’ve read the latest article, maybe its the fact that at a police check stop to promote safe driving I’m greeted by name by the friendly officer, its all these things combined that makes my community and the Smoky River Region the best place to live.  In a community where everyone knows your name and has your back its impossible not to feel safe, the amount of support I’ve received throughout my life not just my reign as Miss Teen Northern Alberta-World 2013 is phenomenal, I am so fortunate.  Thank you to all my wonderful community members willing to go above and beyond every step of the way.  Thank you to Michelle Steib Photography for the stunning pictures and always being such an inviting, fun, professional, photographer.  Thank you to Blush Esthetics for pampering me before the big day.  Thank you to Sammy’s Pizza, Tony’s Donair, Paper Finch Photography, Jonesie’s Hair Boutique and Jennessa St.Onge for there contributions to my fundraiser for Free The Children.  Thank you to Lorraine Desaunliers and Laura Emard for allowing me to partake in their events, the mothers day tea and Honey Festival both went off amazingly!  Thank you to Louise Bastien for altering my dress last minute so that it fits like a glove.  Thank you to Mr. McCarthy for writing me a lovely letter of recommendation.  Thank you to the Jones and Gagne families for helping me enter the pageant and put on a beautiful fundraiser.  Thank you to Ecole Providence School for welcoming me into their school and allowing me to use it for my fundraiser.  Thank you to the community of Guy for allowing me to be a part of their Skidoo Rally.  Thank you to my family for your constant love and support, especially my little sister and mom who are always first on board to help with my crazy ideas.  Thank you to my wonderful friends for keeping me grounded and level-headed when the going got tough.  Thank you to all the citizens of the Smoky River Region for all your kind words and support.  From the bottom of my heart, to the community that made me feel like a princess long before I ever had a crown, thank you.

XO,

with lots of love,

Paige Wolfe-Miss Teen Northern Alberta-World 2013

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Even in the itty bitty hamlet of Guy people have heard of “S-Trip!”, a company which works to send graduates and their friends anywhere and everywhere to ensure they have one safe last hurrah with their classmates!  Not only do they work towards giving students the trip of a lifetime but S-Trip! is also a sponsor of the Miss Teen Canada World 2013 pageant!! S-Trip! has agreed to send the “Social Media Queen” on the grad trip of her choice!! Cool right?!  For those of you who haven’t heard of S-Trip! I suggest you watch the trailer and book your trip ASAP, it’ll be the #tripofalifetime!

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My dream S-Trip would be to Greece namely because I love Europe and its diversity and it’s been at the top of my list for awhile.  Greece is as ancient as it gets and the athlete in me would LOVE to see the olympia where the most famous games first took place.  Being surrounded by nothing but crystal blue water and cloudless skies sounds like the PERFECT get away to me!  Specifically I would travel to the capital; 3400 year old Athens to take in all the beautiful architecture and beaches it has to offer.

Since I’m a total foodie I’d be in heaven trying all the souvlaki and fresh fish

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and fresh veggies like olives and tomatoes, mmmm!

Of course while I’m there I’d spend as much time on the beach as possible soaking up some rays and swimming in the beautiful water.

During my vacation I would spend a day volunteering with community development with

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an organization such as “volunteers for peace” to help rebuild ruins such as the first primary school.

Because I live in such a tiny community, my graduating class is rather small so I would bring all of them for one last bonding experience before we head off in separate directions.

My classmates and I would spend our days perusing the greek markets and hiking through the ruins or boating on the crystal water, and our nights at S-Trip! events such as tight n bright nights!  I know this would be an unforgettable trip!

S-Trip! takes student travellers on unforgettable adventures around the world. Celebrate the exciting conclusion of high school in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica or Bahamas with all your friends on Grad Trip. Spend a weekend skiing or snowboarding at one of Canada’s premier mountain resorts on Ski Trip. Experience culture, sightseeing and events in Montreal or Quebec City on Busaway. Make a difference in an underdeveloped country on an impactful student Volunteer Trip. Explore the culture and history of Europe on Euro Adventure. For more information visit www.s-trip.com.

Check out S-Trip! to book your own trip of a lifetime!

XO,

Paige Wolfe-Miss Teen Northern Alberta-World 2013

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