It was in the same continent in which our wonderful country of Canada was derived from, the founders of the beauty pageant; Europe. The newly conceived of beauty pageants gained recognition quickly throughout Europe; beginning in Scotland and rapidly becoming a fad trend; it was the 1880s that beauty pageants gained their popularity.

Similar to modern day beauty pageants, all participants had to supply a photograph and a short description of themselves to be eligible for entry and a final selection of 21 were judged by a formal panel.

With the influence of its motherland and neighbouring country of America, it is no surprise that Canada naturally acquired the annual tradition of beauty pageants.

Throughout the years Canada has established a wide range of pageants; from local to those of a national level, gaining nation and international recognition for its speedy rise in the pageant industry.

From these roots are which the Miss Teenage Canada (formerly Miss Teen Canada-World) stemmed!

Since 2008, MTC has been a pioneer in not only the teen category; but, the pageant industry as a whole. Increasing size and power, well- known name and reputable reputation, Miss Teenage Canada is the largest teen pageant in Canada.

Though the modern day Miss Teenage Canada was established short years ago, the dream of “Miss Teen Canada” was born in 1969. For the first three years of competition, it was named the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, identical to the present day pageant.

In 1972 it was renamed Miss Teen Canada, this is later version of the pageant is the most memorable due the large size and immense media coverage, which included being televised by CTV, and featured in all major newspapers.

The pageant shut down in 1990.

In 2008, the pageant began again, this time with another name change; Miss Teen Canada-World. This name and title was held until the recent name change again in 2014. In this, the name was returned to it originating form of Miss Teenage Canada.

This change was made due to large amounts of confusion within the pageant industry of those also in the teen category. Also, the change was made to return back to the originating roots of the pageant and its core values.

Miss Teenage Canada, as stated earlier , is the top teen pageant in Canada. Owned by MTC-W Productions and produced by Michelle Weswaldi of Weswaldi Productions, its rise to success and popularity can be linked to its incredible media exposure, breath-talkingly beautiful and talented of former titleholder alumni’s, as well as the acknowledgment of all Provinces, from coast to coast.

Each winner of Miss Teenage Canada is given the opportunity to participate in Miss Teen Universe, as well, current provincial titleholders have the opportunity to be hand chosen by the director to compete in international competitions such as Miss Teen Global.

“Our mission is to give every Canadian teenage girl the chance to step up into the spotlight and show the world her own kind of beautiful. Our commitment is to set the highest standards of competition versus other pageant systems. We want to make sure that every girl who enters the contest has the opportunity to learn, grow, challenge themselves, and engage with a higher purpose for a chance to express her individuality, transform and realize her true potential, represent her country and take an active role in her community”

–        Miss Teenage Canada Inc.

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Today I had the honour of being a part of the Drumheller Canada Day parade!
First off, I would like to give a special thanks to Western GM Drumheller for lending me the very so awesome magenta 2014 Camaro Convertible! It is an amazing vehicle with some pretty cool features; definitely worth checking out. Western GM is a one-stop shop for any GM owner and a great environment to become an owner of a new GM. Thank you once again to Barbara Lubinski for making this all possible.

The day was filled with 27 degree weather, cheering nationalistic crowds, whistling Grandmas, and lots of Red and White!! Many little children, boys included, were saying “Hi Princess!!” it was so cute and so precious that I just could not contain myself!

I am so proud to be a part of such a welcoming community the Drumheller possesses, always so generous and kind to all its visitors, both local and from abroad.

Being a part of the Canada Day parade has been a dream of mine since the moment I had signed up with Miss Teenage Canada a short two years ago, and now that it had come true, I feel a sense of accomplishment.

Thank you to everyone involved with the organizing of the parade, all the participants, and all the amazing cheerers out and about today!!

Until Next Time,
Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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This past Sunday I had the pleasure to be a judge at the Western All-Canadian Miss Royal Safari pageant in Red Deer. Lions, tigers, zebras and more! It was truly a blast judging this pageant alongside one of my good friends, Paige French, Miss Teenage Camrose County 2014; as well as Gina Omilon, Miss Alberta 2014. It was a fun-filled day with the following areas of competition: Beauty, Costume, and Talent; with ages ranging from 0-30.

Some of my personal favorites of the day included a father and son duo dressed as a gorilla and Tarzan. The father was such a good sport and put on a good show with his infant son. Continuing later in the day we had a ten year old girl who took us by storm with her “Work” dance routine, an incredible performance of Let It Go, and a sweet closer with All- American Girl!! It was no wonder she was the overall winner for the afternoon!

As I had mentioned earlier, the ages ranged from 0 to about 30, and this pageant we had one courageous mom come on stage. She is a pageant mom of 3, whom also competed, and she wanted to experience what her children do every competition. She smiled, strutted, and got plenty of applause from the crowd!

I’d thank you give a big thanks to Shannon Stanley for inviting me to judge, and also for hosting the pageant. And of course thank you very, very, VERY much to all the contestants that competed; you were all wonderful!

Now, here are some pictures of the day!

Pageant Selfie!





One of the Two brave teenage boys to get up on stage!

And the other, he was the hi-point winner between the two, think he’s done this a time or two?

Very professional contestant I must say! Maybe we’ll see her in a Miss Teenage crown one day!

This sweeties ambitions included becoming Miss Canada one day!

Thank you once again to everyone involved!

Until Next Time,
Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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Hey Everyone! It’s been quite a while since my last post and I would like to apologize! But here’s an update on everything that has happened within the last little while.
I have recently done an official photoshoot with Michelle Zemlak of Michelle Marie Photography! I was very surprised yet honoured that Michelle had agreed to sponsor me, she an amazing and very sought after photographer in my area and I am so glad she could spare some time in her very busy schedule for me. I will post the images as soon as I get them!
I also did a collaboration shoot recently with Jen Johnson from Candid Journey Photography and Karen from Off the Top Creations! This was such a fun shoot with amazing jewelry and a lively photographer. Pictures to come!
On another note, this is my last week of classes then it’s finals! Second semester has been such a breeze; easy courses, (somewhat) beautiful weather, and my journey to Miss Teenage Canada buzzing in the classroom. It is so great to have such a supportive school that stands behind me and is also so enthusiastic about my experiences.
So far for upcoming events, I will be a judge at the Royal Safari Pageant in Red Deer this Sunday, June 22nd. I will also be in the Drumheller Canada Day Parade on July 1st of course!

Well that’s all the updates I have for now! Keep checking in for the images from both Michelle Marie Photography and Candid Journey Photography.

Until next time,
Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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On May 4th, I volunteered at the seventh annual, Hike for Hospice, held by the Red Deer Hospice Society at Kerry Wood Nature centre.

I decided to become involved with the hospice because, for two years I was a volunteer Candy Striper at a long term care facility. Delivering water, assisting residents, and socializing was what my duties were. But once you start to know the residents, you begin to build a bond and when he or she passes..it breaks your heart. The hospice is an amazing place for end-of-life patients and long term residents, it is a homey environment, and doesn’t feel institutionalized.

I believe that we should all be aware of what the hospice is and what it does for people in our community and also consider it for our very own future. Our generation can set an outstanding example for future generations by volunteering because, we may need the support and resources of the hospice in our aging years.

Here are some pictures from the event!

This was such a fun and enjoyable event! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and to the over 200 people who came out to Hike for Hospice!! I will most definitely return as a hiker!

Until next time,

Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

 

 

 

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On April 17th, I participated in an international campaign called the ‘Vow of Silence’. This campaign was created by Free The Children to raise awareness for the millions of children, a majority of which are girls, around the world who have been denied access and the right to an education.

I have been involved with Free the Children for four years now, and this is one organization that I whole heartedly believe in and will continue to support! They are truly changing lives; both those in need and those who are a part of this movement.

We Day 2010
Everyone please check out Free The Children, they are truly an amazing organization and I am so proud to have been involved with these campaigns in past years, and look forward to participating in more during my reigning year and beyond.

Check out Free the Children at:

https://www.facebook.com/freethechildren

http://www.freethechildren.com/

Until next time,

Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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This past weekend I was at Not Another Spring Market in Red Deer! I had such a good time signing autographs and socializing; there were so many amazing vendors! I fund-raised for the host charity, Forever and a Day Small Dog Rescue; from all the wonderful donations, I was able to raise $53.00! Every penny counts towards helping these little fellas!

Thank you to Witches Ink for having me!
Check out these links:
https://www.facebook.com/FAADRescue
https://www.facebook.com/WitchesInk

Until Next Time,

Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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On March 1, 2014, I along with numerous other titleholders and models met with Canadian Beauties- Pageant Division and Jayden images for a photo shoot!
This gown catalogue is for dress rentals through Canadian Beauties- Pageant Division; prom, pageant, wedding, every dress for any event!
I would once again like to thank Lisa Harrigan for this wonderful opportunity, as well as Jayden Images for making it such a fun shoot. Here are the images!


Classic Black Beauty


Pretty in Pink


Love the one shoulder on this dress!


The Golden Goddess


This dress is very comfortable and the colour is amazing!


Two-Piece dress with a cozy shawl


Very unique neckline, also very comfortable!


Truly a Cinderella dress!


I loved how this dress fit


This is definitely not your typical sweetheart strapless!! Lots of shimmer and a showy slit!

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I did modelling for them! For more dresses and information about the rentals, check out https://www.facebook.com/YYCGownRentals.

Until Next Time,
Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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Welcome Home Troops!! Canada’s twelve-year mission in Afghanistan has come to completion. The last of the troops have finally arrived back in Canada; unfortunately, 162 men and women will not be returning… We pay our respects to those who went in with full dedication and tremendous courage on behalf of Canada. I am proud to be Canadian because of theses men and women who fight to keep Canada a safe and stable country.

Canada’s role in the Afghanistan War began in late 2001. Canada sent its first element of Canadian soldiers secretly in October 2001 from Joint Task Force 2, and the first contingents of regular Canadian troops arrived in Afghanistan in January–February 2002. Canada took on a larger role starting in 2006 after the Canadian troops were redeployed to Kandahar province. There were 2,500 Canadian Forces (CF) personnel in Afghanistan and 1,200 comprised the combat battle group. At the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that an undisclosed number of Canadian soldiers would remain in the country to help train and mentor the Afghan National Army until March 12, 2014 (though Canadian troops ended their combat role there in 2011).

By late 2013 Canada began withdrawing its final soldiers from the training mission. In October the force was down to 650 personnel from over 800 and the withdrawal from Afghanistan is scheduled to be completed by March 2014. On March 12 the government announced with little fanfare that the mission was formally completed with a flag lowering ceremony held in Kabul. The last 84 soldiers left Afghanistan on the 15th ending Canada’s twelve year military presence in the country.

And today, March 18th 2014, our troops have finally arrived home. Unfortunately 162 men and women will not return to Canada. Although they may not be able to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, they still deserve the recognition that any soldier… a falling soldier should.

So welcome home the brave men and women of Canada! We salute you!

Until next time,
Support the Troops! Support Canada!

Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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This past Sunday, March 2nd, I was so honoured to be able to do a puck drop for one of the local teams; The Delburne Outlaws!

One of my first social outings when I moved back to Alberta was to an Outlaws game. My cousin had been playing defense for the team with his partner in crime, Sam (whom has now acquired the nickname “Tank” because of his hard hits and explosive attitude). One game turned into two… two turned into every home game at the Agri-plex! I have become good friends with a handful of the players and can be regularly heard saying ” Simmer down, Tank!” and “Atta be Bryce!”.

The Outlaws prevailed with a 5-1 win against the Stettler Storm Sunday night and will be advancing in the playoffs!

I would like to thank the Delburne Minor Hockey Association for having me and letting me do the puck drop, the Delburne Outlaws and supporters for their AMAZING cheering! And last but certainly not least, I would like to thank Jared Brassard for lending me his jersey for the drop. He is currently off with a knee injury, so let’s all wish him a speedy recovery! Games aren’t the same without you #3!

So I know my next update was supposed to be images from the gown shoot, but the images have not come in yet! Next posy for sure!

Until next time,

Sabrina Jones- Miss Teenage Southern Alberta 2014

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