The National competition for Miss Teenage Canada 2016 is held right here, in my hometown, Toronto! This is so lucky for me, as I only have to drive around 30 minutes to reach the hotel, where the pageant is being held!
With the pageant being for 7 days, my mom and I went a little crazy on the packing (I packed 8 bags + 3 dress hangers). However, getting to my room went smoothly as I made some new friends that gladly helped me out!
After arriving at the Holiday Inn International Hotel, I quickly found some of my Ontario pageant girls and went around to mingle, greet and say hello! The girls from the other provinces soon became closer as well; they were all so kind and friendly! I also met my future roomie from Saskatchewan, who turned out to be such a sweet, and funny young lady!!
After getting into our rooms (which was kind of difficult because of my excessive luggage…), we finally got to unravel and relax a bit before getting ready for the sponsor party later that evening.
The sponsor party was really great! There were stations of sponsors set up all around the ballroom, including our MTC Shirt and Hat table. We took so many pictures, and had a great time mingling with all the other delegates! I made so many new friends, and was so glad that all the other girls were also so kind, friendly, and approachable.
Golden Glamour Goddesses
All things beauty offers Spray Brightening,
Anti-aging spray tans, Individual Eyelash Extensions, Airbrush Makeup and Hairstyling. We each got some great samples of their products like their body butter which was so, very soft and smooth on the skin! They’re an aspiring company located right here in Toronto!
They’re also giving us a great deal on spray tans and eyelash extensions!! Furthermore, the completely organic body butter will help to maintain our spray tans for the rest of the pageant. Thank you very much!!
V.P.I Canada Limited
V.P.I Canada Limited offers a brand new range of sunglasses and reading glasses. They ship from Ontario to anywhere in North America! As a sponsor for the Miss Teen Canada 2016 pageant, this organization gave us some cool new shades. There were a variety of different sunglasses laid out for us, but all were equally amazing. It was hard taking a pick, as everyone had crowded around the table. Their sunglalsses are 100% U.V. A & B Protection, great for our hot Toronto summers!
I tried on several pairs before picking my favourite:
Mirrored Polarized Clubmaster Sunglasses
I honestly love the look of these shades, especially the
fact that they’re mirrored and reflective. You also get a VPI soft case that is included with each pair!
Nuvango Gallery Goods
Grabbing Nuvangos cool clothes
CLOTHES! Nuvango had the most unique set of clothing items, with cool decals and graphics. They are a concept art gallery and fashion lifestyle brand. They manufacture their apparel, accessories, and home decor right here in Toronto, Ontario.
Some of my favourite items they offered to us were their comfortable, stretchy, leggings and their colourful, bright, tank tops! Really cute, thanks Nuvango!!
Although I didn’t get it, I absolutely loved the orange crop top (which ran out super fast!). These clothing items can be machine washed cold, and tumble dry low or hung dry. They’re 94/6 poly-elastane jersey blend and made in Toronto, Canada.
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Sam Dhutia from Sweets Canada was one of the kind sponsors to provide us delegates with some delicious and organic treats! Follow them on twitter for the sweetest updates: @SweetsCanadaCA
There were so many different types of chocolate, and so many cool flavours! The one I got was Milk Chocolate Apricots Caramel and Safflower Petals. The packaging is so beautiful, covered in a woody net material string bag! Gourmet chocolate bars, organic flower chocolate, and cheesecake balls!
I tried the chocolate as soon as I got back to the hotel room, absoloutely DELICIOUS! Try it yourself!!
Hashtagio is a Social Media Aggregator and User Generated Marketing Platform. It was at our sponsor party gathering all our pictures from the event that were tagged with #missteenagecanada2016. All the media from the event with this tag were projected on a large screen at the front of the hall, ultimately creating a collage of the event. This is so amazing because it gives other people an opportunity to see what we’re up to, like our friends and family!
Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy
Another cool station at the sponsor party was through Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy! Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy offers golf lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities at six Kaneff Golf Course locations near Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton and Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can enroll in different kinds of golf courses, and even sign up for camps!
“Lose your bad habits today to be a better golfer tomorrow!”
There was a really cool, interactive set-up of a mini golf course for us. We got to try and see if we could get a hole-in-one on this tiny golf course (I was not even close)! Golf is actually pretty fun, and much harder than I originally expected!
For one of our days of the pageant, we will be visiting this wonderful golf course, and learning how to get a couple hole-in-ones ourselves! Although I didn’t play that well during the sponsor party, I’m sure I’ll do better on Wednesday!
Archer’s Arena was another kind sponsor at the party! In fact, it is proudly also the #1 archery arena rated in Toronto. The sponsors brought a bow and arrow (probably not as heavy and difficult as the real thing), for us to pose with and take pictures in front of the MTC backdrop. This Thursday, we will be visiting them and playing Archery Tag at their Arena. Not sure how to play yet, but sounds fun and thrilling!!
Interesting fact: I’ve actually done archery a couple of times because of a camp I went to for a few years! Archery is definitely way more fun than it merely seems, and is something that I believe everyone would love to try out!!
Thanks once again to all the wonderful sponsors! The Miss Teenage Canada 2016 event and experience would not be the same without you! We had so much fun trying out all your products, and joining in on the fun activities; so, thank you for improving our MTC pageant experience!
~ Sakshi M ♥