Hi everyone and Happy Canada Day!

I thought I’d give an update on what I have been up to during quarantine.

I know this quarantine period has felt like forever, but use this an an opportunity to get ahead! Whether that be in school, pageant prep, or just life in general.

Personally I have been using this time to grow my Youtube channel (@CierraJJ). I am also getting a head start on my summer school readings and doing a much needed deep spring cleaning.

I have also started a customs account on instagram (@_cjcustoms_) where I will be selling custom painted shoes and denim. If you’re interested you can place your order through DM. All proceeds are going towards the Make a Wish Foundation.

With all this extra time, I have also decided to pick up on a new language,  ASL (sign language). So far I can sign the alphabet and a few everyday conversational phrases. It has been a very fun process, and it will be my second language after English. I plan on taking a course in University this fall to expand my knowledge on the language.

I have also been trying to spend less time on my phone and watching tv and instead, to be engaging more into journalling, reading and going on nature walks.

My gymnastics studio has opened up again so I have been training there x3 a week for 3-4 hours a day. We are preparing to go to a World Cup this September in Kazakstan, and World Championships late November for World Championships in Bulgaria! I am super excited to be able to represent my country globally! The photo below is from World Championships in Cartagena, Spain last year (People left to right: my younger sister Chanel, my mother, then myself).

I also have some very exciting news! The votes have came in and I will be on The Fashion Hero season 3! Thank you to everyone who voted for me and I can’t wait to indulge in this new experience!!

I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time,

See you in my next blog!

Cierra Johnson

Miss Vaughan World 2020

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Hello Everyone,

On my journey to Miss World Canada 2020, I have teamed up with @shopstitchingsunshine to help raise funds to provide children with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish💫⠀

In support of the Childrens Wish Foundation we have created three products to raise funds. 50% of the sales from these products will be donated to this incredible cause. ⠀

The Wish Granted Bundle for $45 includes:
– Scunchie Trio⠀
– Travel Makeup Bag⠀
– Travel Makeup Brush Holder ⠀

For each Wish Granted Bundle purchased: ⠀
– 2 children’s face masks will be donated to the Windsor Pediatric Unit ⠀
– AND you will gain FREE access to an exclusive group glam makeup lesson with me on July 14th at 7pm.⠀

We will be accepting payment through etransfer. Send us a DM to purchase. Thank you for your support and we hope you are as excited as we are to help grant wishes!

Maria Giorlando

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During COVID-19 I have been doing a lot of introspective work and trying to grow myself as an individual. Since I began my reflections I have decided that I would like to pursue an MBA. My parents always said that the best gift they could ever give me was an education and I cannot wait to go back to school and continue my academic learning. I am currently studying for the GMAT test and preparing my application for the 2021 school year.

As a way to incorporate business and entrepreneurship to one of my favourite pass times (philanthropy), I have created two lines of clothing with all proceeds going to the official Miss World Canada charity: The Children’s Wish Foundation (now being incorporated in to the Make A Wish Foundation).

The first line of apparel is for my Beauty With A Purpose community centre project and podcast. The You Go Girl apparel line is now available for purchase.

https://www.bonfire.com/you-go-girl-project/

Erin wearing her You Go Girl tank top

Specifically for my pageant girls I have also created a line that can unite the pageant sisterhood within Canada and make us all closer as we social distance from coast to coast. The Kicking Sash apparel line is also now available for purchase.

https://www.bonfire.com/pageant-girl-apparel/

I have always loved the idea of strong women leaders and business owners and I am so grateful that I have been able to use some entrepreneurial skills while being able to raise money to grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

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Hey Everyone! I know it has been a while since I have been on here, so just a little update, I have made more donations to help the community and this time I have donated pizza to the front line workers.

2 weeks ago I got a call from the Brampton Civic Hospital asking if I was still interested in donating pizzas to the front line worker at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Of course I couldn’t say no to them because it was my original idea since the lock down. So, I eagerly told them that I was still interested and is willing to help as soon as possible. Nav, from Brampton Civic Hospital suggested to partner with Little Caesars where I met the owner, Nick. Nick was very kind and patient with my orders. He actually helped paid for HALF of the cost of the pizzas which was unbelievable because he barely knew me but told me he will pay for half the cost. At that point, I was speechless and I couldn’t be any happier. I have also had my dad’s business to help pay for the pizzas as well which I am always thankful for. Since I am daddy’s little girl, my dad will do anything to help me in any way as possible, so longs I mention him in my posts. So, if you are reading this dad, I mentioned you in my post!!

On the day of delivering the pizzas, I was very excited to see the front line workers and to show them that we are still thinking about you in this time as well as appreciating their hard work that they have been doing since the lock down. I am very grateful to be taking part of this amazing opportunity that came my way. I really hope that the front line workers enjoy their treat from me, Little Caesars and my dad! Here are some pictures that they have taken from this day as well as a letter from the hospital which made my day.

I am very thankful for all the work that I’ve been doing since this lock down, I knew since this lock down had started that I had to be really creative with my community work and so far I had made the right decisions so far which I do not regret at all.I really hope that I am making a difference in another ones life because everyone deserve some sunshine in their life.  This is where I am going to end off but I will be coming back real soon. Stay tune for my next blog where i will be talking about my Beauty with a purpose project!!

Signing off,

Simone Mohabir (Miss. Etobicoke Onario 2020)

 

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On Friday May 29th, 2010, I’ve decided to donate food to the food bank in Etobicoke. The Daily Bread is a food bank for those who have low income as well as supporting agencies that support shelters where they make homemade food for the homeless. The reason why I have decided to organized this donation is because of how grateful I am to have so much and to think that not many people right now especially during this time don’t have the main essentials that they need such as baby formula or vegetables.

This food bank has also different programs to help get children/youth involved on helping their community. They have breakfast programs, meal programs, prenatal programs, snack and talent programs. There are a numerous food banks across Ontario. It is really easy to make a donation to your local food bank. You can also donate/drop off donations to your local fire station or groceries stores where you will find yellow bins. Another way to give if you have over 250lb, you can request a pick-up from your local food bank. What are the most needed food items you may ask? well here below is a list of some food items that you can buy from any local groceries stores;

  • Baby food and formula
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fish and meat
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Rice, grains, lentils, beans
  • Dried pasta
  • Pasta sauce and canned tomatoes (whole or crushed)
  • Cans of soup and stew
  • Powdered, canned and tetra pak milk

Recently, Daily Bread food bank has been stepping up its efforts to tackle the issues of lost food and greenhouse gas emissions, starting at the farm level.  Since launching its Farm o Food bank program, Daily Bread has rescued hundreds of thousands of pound of fresh, “perfectly imperfect” produce from area farms and distributed them to food banks across the city.

By donating today we can help a family that is in need in food and to support low income families during this pandemic. By donating today, visit their website which is dailybread.ca

On Saturday May 30th, 2020, I also had another donation that I wanted to participate in. My family’s church, Extra Ordinary Church, was holding a food drive who have partner with Growth and Gains Catering to deliver nutritious and delicious meals to households who cannot shop for themselves. This was also a great cause to participant in since there are many elderly and other families that are not able to leave their homes due to circumstances. Unfortunately, I was not able to upload pictures due to the size of my first one but follow me on Facebook and Instagram to join me on my journey onto helping/giving back to the community one step at a time.

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Sport and physical activity has always been a large part of my life as a dancer. Last year I created “The You Go Girl Project” as my Beauty With A Purpose where each month at a local community centre young girls could come out for a free workshop to try a different sport not typically offered in their gym class curriculum.

At the local community centre we had already hosted our hip-hop and yoga workshop and were gearing up for our third class, Taekwondo, when everything shut down due to COVID-19.

I wanted to continue to inspire girls but had to get creative due to the safety restrictions put in place. I was hoping to take the project digital to reach a wider number of people and came up with the idea of the You Go Girl podcast. Representation does matter and so I wanted to create a digital environment where each week I would interview a Canadian woman who has had success in sport to find out more about her journey and help inspire young girls to consider different and unique sports that they might not have even known are available!

The first episode of the You Go Girl podcast launches this Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 and I will publish a new episode each week.

I can’t wait for you all to have a listen!

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MWC Hello

     My name is Keleigh McCall and I am Miss Toronto District 2020. I feel very grateful to represent my home city of Toronto, where I have been living for the past five years. I am currently a student studying Economics and Finance at Ryerson University . I am 24 years old and I was born on November 4th, which means I am a Scorpio.

Some qualities I possess are enthusiasm, determination and resilience. One example of a time when I was  challenged and proved to be resilient was when I injured my spine dancing.

Holding an arabesque at the Palace of Versailles, France 2020

I was a full-time ballet student at Canada’s National Ballet School in the Teacher Training Program 2015-2017. During this time, a traumatic fall resulted in me herniating my L4-L5. For months I was barely able to walk. I did not think I would be able to fully recover my strength. However, I was patient while my body healed and I gradually returned to exercise. Now, I am once again very strong and active daily. I wake up everyday by 6:30 to do yoga and in the Fall of 2019 I ran my first ever half marathon. I finished in 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Photo taken at Common Ground 416, a boutique training gym in Toronto.

A time that proved to be even more difficult for me was when I needed to be mentally and emotionally strong and accept I have lost my ability to dance. Dancing had always been my passion in life and now my dreams of dancing were over. I found in this dark moment, an opportunity to grow and to give back to my community. I applied my knowledge that I gained from rebuilding my body to become a fitness trainer so that I could empower many people to become strong and active. This purpose gave me a renewed sense of life and I realized that my new passion in life is giving back to my community and helping the people in my community to grow.

Attending Immigrant Women in Business Event on International Women’s Day

 

Speaking about empowering Canadian Women at International Women’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the first events that I attended as Miss District Toronto was the Immigrant Women in Business event on International Women’s Day. This event proved to align well with the program I am studying as well as my desire to eventually open several socially conscious businesses upon the completion of my degree. I spoke to the women and encouraged them that in this beautiful country women have boundless opportunities to achieve their dreams in business. I believe Canadian women have so much to offer to our economy and help our nation thrive through businesses. We are very fortunate to live in a country that accepts and embraces our diversities and allows for opportunities to be available for anyone. This is one of the many reasons I am proud to be a Canadian.

Lake Louise, Alberta.

Last year I took the viarail across Canada to get better acquainted with our entire nation. I have now visited every province at least once! Here I am in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta. 

Nyhavn River in Copenhagen Denmark. During a wintertime boat tour!

 

 

I have a passion for learning about other cultures. Recently I have had the pleasure to travel to Iceland, Spain, Malta, France, Denmark, Germany, Mexico and the United States of America.  

 

         

 

 

 

Here I am in Berlin in front of the TV tower on a chilly February morning.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to hold the title of Miss Toronto District. In my next blog post I will shine a light on how I am helping to support my communities during this pandemic. I am looking forward to sharing this information with everyone. I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this challenging time and I hope that soon we will be able to once again go back to our normal routines. This for me will including future travels and of course having the opportunity to compete as Miss World Canada!

Bye bye for now!

Keleigh

Miss Toronto District World 2020

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Hey everyone! It is Miss Etobicoke here again with some more updates of what I have beeen during this Pandemic!

It has officially been 60 days since we have been in quarantine (2 month) and believe me it feels like it has been 3 years being at home 24/7. I hope everyone is doing their part and keeping 6 feet apart from everyone when going out in public. As well as wearing your gloves and mask while going to the community. Being at home, gave me a lot to think about and how I can present myself to this society today by making a difference one step at a time. So, I have decided to put my sewing skills into place and make DIY (Do it Yourself) mask. As I started to makes a couple of mask a day, I have decided to contact my local hospital (Etobicoke General Hospital) to see if they  need any more essentials due to the coronavirus. Unfortunately, I was not able to donate the mask that I have made but they were nice enough to give me alternate resources to put my hard work into someone else’s hope. There was a nursing home in Etobicoke that I knew that needed some help with mask essentials, thankfully my aunt works at the nursing home agreed for myself to donate some of the mask that I had made. I was very happy that my hard work was investing into something that can help people in the community especially the front line workers that has been putting their love and effort into caring for the patients with COVID-19. They had make tremendous sacrifice working in their field on helping the older people and making sure they do not get effected with this contagious virus.

After Posting all over social media about what I have been doing to help the community, a news editor named, Malcolm from Toronto Life, reached out to me through Twitter about my DIY mask and wanted to know if I would be interested in sharing my story publicly. I jumped onto this amazing opportunity because this was a chance to display my work to the community.  I had to write a paragraph about what I have used and where I found the material for the mask. Unfortunately, this image is blurry to read so below I will give you what I have entire wrote for this article. I am very grateful for this opportunity given to e and I hope that my hard work is still being recognize by helping the community one step at a time.

Below the picture is where I have wrote about the mask and how I have made them.

“As Miss Etobicoke Ontario, I want to help the front line nurses so I can make a difference. I’ve been sewing for a couple of years now. The idea of making masks came to me as I was sewing my clothes on the sewing machine. I enjoy being creative and making new things so I decided to look up a simple way to make DIY masks on YouTube for beginners. Once I found a suitable video, I started looking for material and came across my family’s old curtains that they didn’t use anymore. I also found old, white cloth from my dad’s auto body shop that he didn’t use anymore. I then began to wash the material for use and cut out the pieces that I needed. Each mask that I’ve made has three layers so the white cloth can be the filter of the mask. Once sewed, I began to iron the layers so that the masks became flat. Afterwards, I put the new masks back in the washing machine to clean them one last time. Unfortunately, I was unable to donate these masks to my local hospital but was fortunate to donate them to a nursing home nearby. Even though we are all quarantined at home, there is always something we can do to help someone in need even if it seems impossible. ” -Simone M., Miss Etobicoke, 2020

Happy International Nurses Day 2020!

Today we celebrate the hard working nurses that has been working along side hospitals, nursing homes ans clinics to make sure they squash this virus. International Nurses day (IND) is an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions nurses make to society.

Who Celebrates?

Well according to “Nurseszone, A World Of Nurses,”

“Australia

In each of the Australian states and territories, various nursing ceremonies are conducted during the week.

China

In 2007, 5000 nurses gathered in Yichun, East China’s Jiangxi Province. Each year nurses in Chinese hospitals recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

Ireland

Since 2012, Nurse Jobs Ireland (an Irish nurse recruitment agency) launch a weeklong pro-bono campaign to celebrate nurses on the 6–12 May every year. This week long celebration uses digital platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to promote the great work nurses do using the hashtag #CelebrateNurses. The public leave their positive comments and thanks on the Celebrate Nurses website where they are collated into an ebook which is shared in medical facilities throughout Ireland.

United Kingdom

Each year a service is held in Westminster Abbey in London. During the Service, a symbolic lamp is taken from the Nurses’ Chapel in the Abbey and handed from one nurse to another, thence to the Dean, who places it on the High Altar. This signifies the passing of knowledge from one nurse to another.

USA & Canadian Celebrations (National Nursing Week)

The U.S. celebrates National Nursing Week each year from 6 May to 12 May. Canada celebrates National Nursing Week each year during the week that includes 12 May. The Canadian Minister of Health instituted National Nursing Week in Canada in 1985.

In the U.S., National Nurses Week was first observed from 11–16 October 1954 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. President Nixon later proclaimed a “National Nurse Week” in 1974.

Singapore

Singapore celebrates Nurses Day on 1 August. Back in the 1800s, a thriving Singapore found itself in need of providing better healthcare and medical services to a growing population. While there were several hospitals, there was a lack of nurses to support the doctors.”

Nurseszone, A World Of nurses, 2020. Retrieved from https://www.nurseszone.in/nurseszone/why-we-celebrate-nurses-day-history-of-international-nurses-day/105.html

It is amazing to see how the world can come together on one special day and to showcase their hard work that they have been doing since the beginning. I would personally like to thank each nurses and front line workers for all the sacrifices that they have made in during this pandemic. Since the nurses are doing their part then we should do out part by staying home and social distancing when going into the community.

I hope every one is staying and healthy while staying at home. stay tune for my next post!

-Simone Mohabir

 

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Hi everyone its Diana Mupereri here, writing from home and trying to stay active in this lockdown. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and I am 21 years old. I moved to Canada in 2016 and I am studying Communication Studies at York University. I have always wanted to participate in pageants, and this is my first time. I am so grateful and excited for what the future has in store for me and those I inspire, also those I am going to inspire through this journey. Being crowned as Miss North York World 2020 has changed my life in a lot of ways and if you stay with me here you will learn more. One of the most important things that has changed so far is that I have grown a lot more and I believe in myself more and I am looking forward to more blessings and inspiration.

Alright! Before I go, I just want you to know that WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! Let us keep on practicing good hygiene and maintaining social distance. Let us spread love during this pandemic, you have no idea how many people you can make smile from your houses. Stay positive, during these times we need more things to laugh at, music to heal, inspiration and even kind words. This journey is going to be amazing, stay with me and keep up with what’s happening.

STAY SAFE! Bye for now…

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Hi everyone, my name is Hayley Bowdery and I am your reigning Miss World Ontario 2020. Being the Miss World Ontario is both an honour and a privilege, and I am so excited to be able to experience this with my fellow pageant sisters. Miss World Canada will be the second pageant I have done with MTC- W Inc, as I have competed in Miss Teenage Canada in 2015. 

For my first blog post, I want you guys to get to know me a little bit. I was born in British Columbia and lived there until I was 5 years old. My parents then packed up our things and we moved to a small town in Ontario named Bradford. 

When I was 5 years old, I started Irish dancing. Since then I have competed in various competitions such as the Canadian Irish dance Championships, the North American Irish dance Championships and I even travelled to Scotland and England to compete in the World Irish dance Championships. To balance out the intensity or Irish dancing, I also took ballet and musical theatre. I loved musical theatre because in order to make it work, you had to become one with the character you were playing. Through my years of being in musical theatre I have gotten to dance the roles of a Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz, Wednesday Addams and a kindergarten school girl. 

Aside from dancing, I have learned various instruments such as the violin, piano, harp and I am currently learning the ukulele. I also played the tuba during my high school music class.

I graduated from high school in 2018 and also started my first year at Trent University getting my bachelor of science in Forensic Science. I studied there for 2 years, but am currently in the works of changing my major to Nursing. 

To end my first blog post, I want to remind everyone that we will not be able to get through this pandemic if we don’t work together. I advise everyone to continue to stay at home and continue to do your part in flattening the curve. Lastly, I want to thank all the nurses and doctors, grocery store clerks and everyone else who is risking their lives everyday during the pandemic. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Keep up with me and follow my socials!

 

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Stay safe everyone.

xo Hayley Bowdery, Miss World Ontario 2020.

 

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