Category Archives: Melissa

It is no secret that mental health care in Canada has remained underfunded.  In Ontario alone, mental health conditions account for 10% of our healthcare burden.  Yet it receives just …
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As a registered mental health nurse, an actor, an adventurer, and a feminist, you are probably wondering – how did I end up competing in Miss World Canada? To be …
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Published on FemEvolve blog You go for yearly physicals that track your height, weight, and developmental milestones.  You are allotted sick days at work when you have the flu.  Every …
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Miss World Canada 2018 is only TWO WEEKS AWAY!  The countdown begins…time truly does fly, doesn’t it?! Today I had the wonderful opportunity to have my first fitting with Marlas.  I …
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Despite the wet weather, our spirits were not dampened at the CMHA Ride Don’t Hide Event in Halton. Almost 200 volunteers came together alongside our clients, sponsors, and donors to make a statement that Mental …
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What a pleasure it was to volunteer at the 5th annual Willson Oakville Film Festival!  There was an amazing lineup of features, documentaries and short films. This year’s film selection …
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Amongst the colourful costumes and blaring float music, over 1 million festival-goers came to support the 38th annual Toronto Pride Parade!  And what a parade it was – trust me, …
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I just got some extremely exciting news that I wanted to share with you all!  This afternoon,  I received a letter from the College of Nurses of Ontario with the …
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What an amazing time with IT Cosmetics and all the IT girls!  Did I mention we pulled off 15 hours of LIVE SHOWS at The Shopping Channel last weekend?! (And …
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Hello everyone! My name is Melissa, I am 25 years old, and I am extremely honoured to represent Oakville Ontario at Miss World Canada 2018.  For my first blog post, …
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