Hi everyone!

My name is Roxanne Bilski and I am Miss District of Toronto World 2018.

A Little Bit About Me

I am proudly Polish-Canadian, born and raised in Chatham, Ontario and now living and working in downtown Toronto.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, graduating with honours in 2015, and a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy from the University of Guelph, graduating in February 2016.

 

 

 

 

Throughout my university career, I was a competitive cheerleader, volunteered as a student mentor, and worked as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate political science courses.

With an interest in law and politics, I aspire to be a policy analyst.

Five Fun Facts!

(1) Living a healthy and active lifestyle is very important to me. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, running, boxing, spinning, and hot yoga.

(2) I am an avid traveller, having visited 11 countries, and counting! Some of the countries I’ve travelled to include Austria, Hungary, Germany, Holland, Poland, Portugal, England, France, and Italy.

I am keen to explore, meet new people, try new foods and immerse myself in diverse cultures.

Next destinations on my mind? I would love to travel to Iceland, Australia, Bali, and Thailand.

(3) I have an older sister who lives in Budapest. Although we are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and a 7-hour flight, we are like two peas in a pod. We chat with one another every day, whether it’s via text, sending photos over Snapchat, or Facetiming, which makes the distance much easier. My sister is a very influential person in my life. I admire her because she is ambitious, brave, intelligent, kind and an inspiring role model.

Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by heart.

(4) Both of my parents and my sister immigrated from Poland to Canada. I was born in Chatham, Ontario and am first-generation Canadian. My parents made their best effort to uphold our culture and traditions. Polish is my first language and the primary language spoken in my home. Growing up, I attended a Polish Catholic church and was a member of the church choir. I also went to Polish school on the weekends, and was a part of a Polish Scouting and Guiding Association called ZHP, similar to girl guides or scouts. My heritage is very important to me and my family is something that I value most.

(5) I love to cook and try new recipes. Some of my favourite meals to make include baked eggs in avocado for breakfast, zucchini noodle pasta for lunch, and stuffed chicken breast with spinach, tomato, and brie for dinner. YUM! 

Next Stop… Miss World Canada!

I am beyond excited to be competing for the national Miss World Canada pageant in Toronto at the end of July. To me, winning the title of Miss District of Toronto World 2018 at the provincial qualifier and advancing to the national Miss World Canada pageant is truly an honour. I am honoured to represent my hometown of Chatham-Kent, my current city of Toronto, the Polish-Canadian community, and the province of Ontario at the national Miss World Canada pageant at the end of July. Being a titleholder means representing my title with the best attributes I possess, including my confidence, courage, strength, hard work and determination, honesty, kindness and generosity. I can’t wait to make everyone proud and to be a positive female role model and leader in my community.

Thank you for reading my first blog post and don’t forget to…

Follow my Journey to Miss World Canada

 

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Every year Ottawa hosts the annual Tulip Festival welcoming 650,000 visitors from around the world. This annual festival showcases art, culture, history, and bringing family and friends together.

The Tulip Festival is a celebration of Canada’s goodwill to the Dutch royal family during World War 2. In 1943, Princess Juliana was about to give birth on Canadian soil as the royal family sought refuge in Canada.  Canadian law states that all babies born on Canadian soil will become Canadian citizens, however, according to Dutch law the royal succession must be born in the Netherlands in order to be recognized as royal. The Canadian government passed a bill and dedicated a ward of the Ottawa Civic Hospital to the Netherlands so that when Princess Juliana gave birth to her daughter Margaret, she would be born on Dutch land. Every year we celebrate this generosity with the flower of friendship and love, the tulip.

As Miss Ottawa 2018 I was invited by the Ottawa Tulip Festival to attend events throughout the city during the festival. My first event was the launch of the festival in a VIP reception for Embassies and dignitaries in Ottawa. My second tulip festival event was a Vernissage to celebrate all the local artists who contributed to the festival. My third event was the Spring Fling gala with proceeds going to the Bruyere Foundation, an organisation that provides health care and services for the vulnerable and medically complex. My final event with the Tulip Festival was a tour around the city visiting each site of the Festival to greet guests. I started my day off at Major Hills Park to greet tourists and begin a yoga class, then I ventured down to Dow’s Lake and had the wonderful opportunity to meet so many guests, finally I went back to Landsdowne at the Aberdeen Pavillion for the celebration of artists.

Tulip Festival is such a major event in Ottawa’s history and I am extremely proud that I was able to be so involved in my community as Miss Ottawa. I had the pleasure of meeting many great Canadians and visitors from other countries. The partnership with the festival was such a success that the director of the festival mentioned in future years that they would also like to crown Miss Ottawa as Miss Tulip for the duration of the festival.

 

 

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Hi,

Danielle here. For my very first blog post on Miss Ontario World and to introduce myself. I will share some awesome facts about myself with you.

In this post, you will see small but fun facts about Miss Mississauga District World.

 

Family:

  • I’m the middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother; my parents have 3 unique & funky children.
  • Growing up, I was told I look like my mother, most of the time. I could not see it until I found a picture of my mother in her early 20s. My instant response was, “Wait, where was I in a suit and why do I look like an adult. Time travel is real!” I saw that picture when I was about 12.
  • My brother and I are close in age and many say we look alike; that we look like twins sometimes. My instant response is to flat-out deny it. However, to be truly honest, I see it in some of my pictures. Shhh, don’t tell anyone that I admit it.
The Dennis Family

Old Family Photo

Dreams/Career:

  • I love musicals; more than that, I love performing in musicals. I fell in love with musicals in high school when I was one of the cast in my sophomore year musical, One Day More. Since then I wanted to do more musicals.
  • My stage name is Mad-child Dennis. Why? Because as a child/teen I was around many Danielle’s in class, school or wherever I go. I also had a Danielle Dennis in my high school added to the almost countless other Danielle’s; excluding the varied spellings. I do love my name but very common. When I first signed up for Facebook, many people found it hard to find my profile. So I tried to make a unique name. My first attempted was my name backward, but people became confused and lost. Then I thought I need to create a unique name and the one I find has to best describe my unique, bold, daring and funky personality. Mad-child Dennis was born, and I love(d) it.
    • My mother’s initials are M.A.D. which makes my stage name works. It’s my go-to explanation for why ‘Mad-child Dennis’. “I am a child of my mother and she’s M.A.D. literally”.
  • My clothing company, Elleiñad | Lorré, was named after myself and my fatherThrough my search for a public (stage) name, I fell in love with my name backward, of course with a twist. And the second part was created from my father’s first name. Of course, his name turned backward, with a twist; Errol.

More Facts:

  • My favourite meal is Escovitch Fried Fish (Jamaican/Caribbean style) with any side. It is awesome, you should try it if you haven’t tried it before.
  • My favourite colours are, pink and purple. But I also like to wear yellow, red, black, brown, and turquoise intrigues me.
  • I eat almost everything with a little-flavoured heat. Pepper is my meal’s best friend.
  • I absolutely love to laugh. I laugh at almost anything or at the most ridiculous jokes or at the ridiculousness of the ridiculous joke.
  • I love natural water like creeks, rivers, lakes, and beaches. I like being in them or just listening to the waves crashing. I am very intrigued by water and I want to go deep diving one day but I need to at least know how to swim properly or be a strong swimmer.
  • I love nature. From hiking to camping in the countryside, I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the rural hills of Jamaica and loved being outside, spinning in the wind, climbing trees, etc.

Caught laughing at a shoot.

Those are a few fun facts about Miss Mississauga Dist. World.

 

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Hello Canada,

My name is Erin and I am Miss Ottawa 2018. I am born and raised in Ottawa, ON and I absolutely love getting to represent my city as I prepare for Nationals this summer.

The Miss World Canada pageant this July will be the third pageant I have ever competed in and my second national pageant. My favourite part of pageantry is the philanthropy aspect. I have always loved being involved in my community and organizing events for charity. Last year I graduated as the Valedictorian of the Faculty of Arts in communication from the University of Ottawa. During my undergraduate degree I was the Vice-President of Philanthropy for the Communication Students’ Association for two years in a row. Following my Vice-Presidency I went on to become the Association President. In my final year of university I was the senior advisor to the executive council and represented the Faculty of Arts on the Board of Administration for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa.

Now that I have finished my degree I work for the Canadian Paralympic Committee in the field of communications. I absolutely love my job because it matches my passion for creativity, philanthropy, and leading an active lifestyle with my drive for business. This past winter I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea to document the journey of the Canadian Paralympic Team.

In Ottawa not only am I active in the community through pageantry but I am also a dancer for the Ottawa REDBLACKS football team. As a dancer we are elite athletes and ambassadors to our community. On top of my dancing with the cheer team I also compete in aerial competitions across North America.

My Beauty With A Purpose campaign for Miss World Canada is “One Size Does Not Fit All”. The media loves dictating certain standards of beauty and they criticize anyone for being different. I personally believe that you should learn to embrace the skin you’re in and celebrate body diversity. For my campaign I aim to inspire individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle and not be ashamed of their bodies. We have all had struggles with body image issues to some capacity but I cannot wait to show my confidence on stage at the National pageant and show the world that I love my body the way it is.

Thank you for reading my blog, I cannot wait to take you on this journey with me.

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Hello all!

My name is Chiara and I am proud to introduce myself as this year’s Miss Southern Ontario World 2018!

Now here’s a little about myself…

I am currently a first-year student at the University of Toronto, studying Social science. I hope to one day become a Human Rights Lawyer, as I strongly believe that all individuals deserve the right to live justly. Throughout my educational career leading to my current state, I have achieved a handful of awards. Starting at a younger age, I graduated elementary school as the Class Valedictorian, as well as receiving the Academic Excellence Award and the Female Athlete of the Year Award. In high school, I graduated as an Ontario Scholar, a Specialist High Skills Major in Social Justice, as well as receiving Academic Honours and a Certificate in Visual Arts. Finally, the most recent award that I have received was the Charles Labine Award upon entering St. Michaels College in UofT. I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad for two weeks in Rome, Italy with St. Michael’s College as one of the first 40 students to ever participate in the course of Faith and Ideas.

I have also received a Plaque of Recognition from the Davao Dental Association of the Philippines and a Certificate of Appreciation from the late Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga, the first Filipino-Canadian Senate in Canada.

Aside from achievements in school, I also work part-time as a sales associate at a Toronto-based boutique. With work and school, I sometimes take time to myself for other hobbies, aside from pageants. I enjoy visual arts, especially drawing and painting, as well as going to the gym whenever I get the chance. Music is a very large part of my life, even if I don’t particularly sing well. I enjoy throwback 2000s music especially Soca, Dancehall, R&B and Hip-Hop, as well as the current generation of those. I used to, however, dance Filipino Cultural Dance. This was a very important part of my life as a Filipino-Canadian, as it kept me in touch with my ethnic-history, and allowed me to promote it here in Canada.

Moving on to my pageant life, I began my journey in 2016 when I won my first pageant, the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation‘s pageant with a cause: Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2016. Through this experience, I gained a personal interest in pageants, not only for performing through beauty and brains but for also the attention one can bring with a title to advocating an important cause. With winning this pageant, I was blessed with a trip to the Philippines in 2017 to help the charities that the pageant contributes to. I was able to not only work with their organizations but with the help of my mother, the Davao Dental Association and Unique Toothpaste, I carried-out my own charitable event: a dental/healthcare mission. This dental mission helped provide dental advice, hygiene tools (e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss), and about 100 tooth extractions to about 400 citizens of the Davao City community.

This experience in working with and through various charities now has me holding charity work close to my heart. Seeing first-hand the positive effects these foundations have on individuals is truly eye-opening and a blessing. In my short span of having the Miss Southern Ontario World 2018 title, I have participated and will hopefully continue to participate in various charitable and social events, all of which I will be posting here. 

All in all, I hope you stay tuned to watch me prosper as a pageant contestant as an active individual in our community.

Sending all my love,

Chiara

Miss Southern Ontario World 2018

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