The Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant took place on April 30th- May 2nd 2015. It was definitely a phenomenal experience. I had one year to prepare for it and gave it my best. I planned several fundraisers for the charity Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer which were very successful. The experience of preparing for Miss North Ontario really opened my eyes to the fact that you can do anything you set your mind to. It helped me realize all of the great things that I’m capable of. I’d like to thank each and everyone of my sponsors from the bottom of my heart, Gerry Kingsley Photography, Julie Perreault Scentsy Consultant, Stanly Hebert, Justin Belcourt, April Pitfield, Ted Pitfield, Crystal Gilbert, Marc Serre, Blue Sky Insurance (in North Bay), Pitfield’s General Store, Pitfields Construction, Roxanne Belliveau, June McLellan, John Zeufle, Marcel Belcourt, Zona Belcourt and Lisa Damerino, you guys helped me get to where I am today! Id also like to say that I am so proud of all of my roommates, we all ended up being finalists for Miss Teenage Canada! We all got along so well and we created a friendship that will last forever. I’d like to thank the director of Miss North Ontario, Cheryl Kozlera for giving me the opportunity to participate in such an amazing weekend. She put so much time and effort into the pageant. When we were at the hotel we had activities planned from morning until night which were all about self acceptance, confidence & more! You’re the best Cheryl!
My talent for the Preliminary Night was dramatically lip syncing Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Everyone had a good laugh and I had a blast on the stage. Everyone’s performances were amazing and so much fun to watch! Congratulations Katie Lynn Harper for winning the talent award !
After countless sleepless nights, the FINAL NIGHT finally came. I didn’t enter Miss North Ontario to win anything, I was only there for the experience. But when my name got called up for 7 awards I was truly blown away! I made it to the top 15, won the pre-pageant award, most organized delegate, Entrepreneur Runner- Up, Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer Ambassador Runner-Up, Evening Gown Award Runner-Up, People’s Choice Award Runner- Up with over 300,000 votes and I was chosen as a finalist for Miss Teenage Canada. When I was called for the top 15 I almost cried because….for one, I was so shocked and I was freaking out about the question I had to answer on stage, I had no idea what too expect!
The mic was finally was pointing at me and the question asked was ” If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?” My answer was, ” I would like to go to Tanzania in Africa because that’s where my sponsor child is from. Dianna is 16 years old and lives with 9 siblings, we write back and fourth every month and I donate money to her. They don’t have a lot of money so I would like to go visit to help her and her community out in any way possible.” After that Question I was eliminated. Although, I wasn’t upset, I was just happy to have the opportunity to even make it that far! After I sat down I got called up again on stage to be a Miss Teenage Canada Finalist chosen by Miss Teenage Canada 2014 herself, Francesca McFadden. Chelsee Taylor Photography captured the moment I got called up with my best friend Brooklynn Leblanc. It was such an exciting moment for both of us! We never knew each other before the pageant and were assigned as roommates. Brooklynn and I instantly clicked and had so much in common! She is basically my sister and I’m so thankful to have her in my life today. I definitely can’t wait to go to Miss Teenage Canada with her! Also, I’d like to congratulate Kara Fillion for winning the title of Miss North Ontario 2015, you deserved it and worked so hard! I’m so proud of you and you’re a beautiful girl inside & out:)
To conclude, Miss North Ontario was an amazing experience and I’m so excited for Miss Teenage Canada. Watch out MTC 2015, the Northern Ontario girls are coming for ya!