June 21st of 2017 was the longest day in the whole year, and more importantly, it was National Aboriginal day—-a day where we come together to celebrate and recognize the traditional territory of Native groups as well as the fascinating culture of First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. The city of Surrey hosted an event at bridge view community centre with many activities and booths that can help us better understand and further appreciate aboriginal culture. As a volunteer, I was appointed to multiple stations at once to help out, but I was mainly stationed at the food contribution booth, which was one of the busiest booths! We had a blast serving Bison stew and bannock to people attending the celebration. I was so busy that I had no time to take any photos at the booths!


There were also traditional drum, dance, and song performances happening on stage. It was wonderful to see elders, youth, and adults express themselves through art.

Overall, this was an event that was emphasized on inclusivity and appreciation of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds, which is exactly what my platform promotes! I was genuinely joyful to be able to assist with the spread of multiculturalism. This event taught me and many others so much about the customs and traditions of Aboriginal culture, and I am so grateful to be able to live in a such a friendly, inclusive, and multicultural community! This event also reminded me what being a titleholder is all about—-spreading influence and positivity in my community. I hope everyone who came out had an awesome time!

All the best,


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I was up bright and early on Sunday to assist the TELUS walk to cure diabetes event hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Stanley park. My responsibility was to watch over my given tent, and entertain people from my favourite age group. You guessed it, kids! I was occupied pretty much all day trying to ensure that the little angels that came to the walk had the greatest time possible. I cheered them on in games of bean bag toss, ring toss, mini golf, fishing ducks, and gave them water tattoos as prizes. Every one of these children, some as young as 4, were absolutely determined and tireless despite the difficult of the games. They sure were in it to win it!

Other than the kids entertainment tent, there were various other activity tents that were buzzing with old and new walkers and families. The great turnout on Sunday showed how many families are affected by or care deeply about finding a cure for diabetes. The way everyone had a smile on their face and were so excited to fundraise made me feel so blessed to be able to volunteer that day. It’s truly moving how even amid hardships and obstacles, people still choose to unite in love and inspire or uplift each other.

It turns out that in the last year, JDRF raised more than 300,000 dollars for finding a cure to diabetes!

This was yet another great event, for newly diagnosed families, for people with family members or friends living with diabetes, or even for people like myself who aren’t drastically affected by diabetes to learn about what others have to overcome everyday and help them out the best that we can. A huge thank you to TELUS for sponsoring this event and JDRF for letting me volunteer, I had a wonderful time.

All the best,


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I had the best time today at the boat for hope event in Vancouver with Variety Children’s Charity! Variety is a wonderful organization that supports kids with all capabilities and backgrounds, they do tons to enrich so many children’s lives. Today’s Boat for Hope fundraiser at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club was one of the funnest I’ve ever attended! There were many stations set up with all kinds of activities right by the sea, like the one I was at, which was an adorable pig racing station. There were electrically-powered fluffy pigs that kids could pick, and we made them race against each other. Believe it or not, the kids, and even some adults loved it! They cheered on crazy loud for their chosen oinkers.

Besides this, there were boating adventures, a bouncy house, face painting, and loads of other games for all the little pirates running around.

Overall, it was a magical afternoon filled with positive energy, joy, and excitement. I loved helping out with Variety’s events and strongly encourage you guys to donate at variety.bc.ca! I especially enjoyed being around so many cute little kids that were so prideful of themselves for winning the pig races. I wish everyone a fantastic and happy weekend!

Until next time,

Miss Teenage BC 2017

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On this lovely Sunday morning, I volunteered for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s event!

This event’s purpose was to raise money and awareness for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. It really inspired me to be more selfless and give back to those in need of support.

Everyone had a great time at the walk, we enjoyed the good weather, and some guests gave touching speeches.

I truly hope that everyone will make a donation to the BC Alzheimer’s society, because everyone can make a drastic difference in someone else’s life with little effort. Find out more at walkforalzheimers.ca.

This was a fantastic Sunday morning. I hope everyone who attended the event had a wonderful time, and for anyone who missed the event, this is annual so you can always go next year! I wish you all the best.

Until next time,



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Happy earth day! Today I volunteered for an event in Surrey called Party for the Planet, they’re all about getting people in the community involved in taking care of our planet. There were engaging performances, information booths, selfie stations, recycle zones, and many more fun activities for people of all ages to partake in.

I was at the Doors Open booth as a representative, where I got to hand out prizes, quiz participants with trivia questions, and promote the doors open event!

Doors Open is a free event taking place in June of this year where people get to see behind-the-scenes of Surrey’s organizations and services and also celebrate the city’s rich heritage, culture, and history while enjoying fun activities like nature walks and museum tours.

At the booth, we asked kids, adults, and seniors several questions about Surrey, and handed out ECO-friendly prize bags if they got the questions right. Did you know that Surrey has the largest RCMP detachment in all of Canada? Or that there are 800 birds in the art exhibit in city hall? Turns out, a lot of people (me included) had no idea! It was super interesting to get to speak with so many people and learn with them intriguing things about my community.

I had so much fun celebrating Earth day at Party for the Planet and getting to know how I could help achieve sustainability for our Earth. Anyway, I hope everyone had an awesome day, and if you are interested in the Doors Open event, I will leave the link below so you could check it out!

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Wow, I am super stoked to be sharing my experience with you guys in my first blog post as Miss Teen BC 2017. This is so exciting! I can truly say that I never would’ve imagined coming this far in this pageant, everything still feels so surreal. I’d like to start off with a enormous and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me, I would’ve never made it this far without you guys, I value and appreciate each and every one of you. Now, I’ll let some new friends on here get to know me!

Competing in the Miss Teenage BC competition was truly a life-changer for me, although it only lasted for 2 days, the amount of joy, knowledge, friends, and opportunities I gained from it will be remembered for a lifetime. When I first applied, I was completely lost and uncertain. Being extremely unfamiliar with pageants and one of the youngest girls there, I was intimidated, but I didn’t let the fear hold me back. I remember saying to myself that no matter what the results are, whether or not I win a title, I would walk away satisfied, because I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. To this day, I am still so proud of myself for taking this incredible opportunity, because not only did it lead me to where I am today, it also opened up brand new windows for me, it boosted my confidence, it made me believe in myself, and it lead me to make some awesome new friends! The outcome of the pageant taught me an important lesson: believe in yourself, have courage, and you will conquer in life.

Next, let me tell you a bit about my personal life! I was born in Beijing, China in 2002, and I immigrated to Canada when I was 10. It was very difficult to fit into Western culture, where everything is so different, not to mention learning a whole other language. I would often get lost during class because I didn’t speak English well, and I struggled greatly when trying to familiarize myself with Canadian customs and traditions. But despite these obstacles, my family and I eventually settled in. Now, my English has improved tremendously, and we love the life we’ve built here in Canada. This arduous but gaining process taught me that change will always be difficult or uncomfortable, but if you are courageous enough to overcome certain obstacles, in the end, it can be very rewarding.


My personality is very colourful. I am a very ambitious, artistic and outgoing person. I love to create, perform, and socialize with others. As a level-six pianist and a rhythmic gymnast of five years, I absolutely adore the stage as well as expressing myself through movement. I’m also a passionate writer and debater. Writing takes me to whole other world, one where anything can happen, one where I can dream freely. Public speaking, however, brings me back to this equally fascinating world. I become ecstatic when speaking to an audience about what I’m passionate about, because inspiring others makes me feel so content and happy. I believe in every single person’s ability to change the world, and I love to encourage those around me to turn their dreams into a reality. My ambition in the future is to be a journalist, so I can write for a living while influencing others with my positivity and ideas.

Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up. As a leader who leads by example, I hope that I will continue to teach others about persistence, being brave, being unapologetically yourself, and much more. I cannot express my gratitude and excitement as I head onwards to the National competition in August, and I’m so thrilled to have all of you join me on my ongoing journey in this pageant. Follow all of my social media accounts to stay tuned for updates, events, and more on pageantry!

Thank you and all the best to you all!

Until next time,

Miss Teenage British Columbia 2017


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WOO I CAN’T BELIEVE IT IS ALL OVER! After a week of fun activities and intense rehearsals, this time around I have made TOP 20 again and I have also won the award “Miss Teen Social Media 2016”. I was given a $1500 Top Model Search Canada scholarship along with 8 other girls, and I am excited to say that I will be going back to Toronto on August 14-21, 2016 to compete and meet with national & international model agencies! I can’t wait to reunite with my ‪#‎MTC2016‬ friends!


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The week was a blur and I want to say thank you to everyone for making this a memorable journey! The 53 girls I’ve met this past week have been some of the kindest, smartest, most talented, and most gorgeous friends I have ever made, and I am beyond gracious for being a part of the pageant family‬ and the Miss Teenage Canada organization the past 3 years!

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Top 20 in 2014 & 2016

Top 20 in 2014 & 2016

Thank you’s

Thank you to Michelle Weswaldi for opening all these doors for every girl who has stepped into the ‪MTC-W family; I have learned so much throughout the years and I will continue to strive and become a positive role model!

To our wonderful chaperones, Christi W., Courtney M., Ryan W., Miss Teenage Canada 2015 – Sarah Wojcik, and Hazel Q., thank you for dealing with us crazy teenage girls throughout the week and giving us all the amazing advice! You have all played an essential role and thank you for keeping us organized & always ready!

I also will be missing Shawn and Hollywood, our choreographers, for their bubbly energy! Thank you for creating the awesome dance numbers and for making sure we looked our best on stage!


With Shawn, our choreographer.

To Marlon S., Fernando B., and Zvonko, our wonderfully talented videographers and photographers: rewatching the videos have made me laugh and cry; thank you for documenting this precious memory!

I express my sincerest gratitude to Angeline Mcdonald of Bells & Bows Bridal Centre for helping me in picking the most stunning gowns from provincials to nationals! I felt like an angel on stage and I highly recommend Bells & Bows for all your dress needs!


My official headshot by Zvonko. Dress by Terani from Bells & Bows Bridal Centre Lethbridge, Alberta.

Another figure to be highlighted is Robert Campbell, our social media director, for his week-long blogging updates on what we were up to! Thank you for giving me the award of “Miss Teen Social Media 2016” and I will continue to blog/Facebook/Tweet/Instagram during the rest of my reign!

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Photo by Tony Chan. Dress by Rachel Allan from Bells & Bows Bridal Centre Lethbridge, Alberta.

Special shout out goes to my roomie Miss Teenage South Central Ontario 2016 – Isabella: you are a wonderful person and I have faith in you that you will go far! To my loves, the BC ladies, thank you for always sticking together through thick and thin; I can’t wait to meet up again with y’all once we are all back in west coast! From fundraisers to charitable events to parades, we have been through so much together and let’s continue to use our titles for good causes! Last shout out to every other delegate: we all shined bright like diamonds and don’t let a number discourage you from continuing to make differences in your community! I love you all and hopefully we will cross paths in the near future! Big congratulations to Miss Teenage Ottawa 2016 – Samantha for winning ‪Miss Teenage Canada 2016‬! Bring that TEEN UNIVERSE OFFICIAL crown back to Canada!

With roomie - Isabella.

With roomie – Isabella.



BIG BIG thank you to friends, family, and sponsors for Miss Teenage British Columbia 2016; none of this would have been possible without your support: Derma Bright (I can’t thank you enough Estrellita G., Sandra, and Desiree for helping to keep my skin healthy), IWE STUDY, C.Y. Royal Crown, and Coastal Reign (the hoodies were bomb)!

Dear mom and dad, although you weren’t able to come to Toronto, I owe you big times! Kisses to you for your unwavering support for all my quirks and passions throughout the years! <3

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Stay tuned,

Ariel 💋


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On Saturday, July 16th, five of us BC delegates arrived in Toronto at 6:30pm and had a great girls’ night together before officially beginning the first day of our pageant. BC squad rolling out!

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For the day after, we had a filling breakfast and lunch and we then began anxiously waiting to be assigned to our new rooms and to attend the welcome party.

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With new roomie, Isabella – Miss Teenage South Central Ontario 2016

As we entered the top floor at the Airport Holiday Inn in Toronto, loads of girls and crowns and familiar smiley faces welcomed us at the 2016 Miss Teenage Canada Welcome Party!

Special thank you to all the sponsors who came out and the week is going to be a blast!

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Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy

Bradlee Ryall Golf AcademyAt the party we had a mini putting session from Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy, where I actually managed to get the ball in the hole! I became one of the “finalists” for the golf-off of the night, and after a second lucky ball-in-hole I was a top 3 finalist for the party! I guess PE 10 did kind of help me with putting? Good job to Shawna from BC (woohoo) for taking home the win!

Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy teaches golf lessons at six golf courses on the west of Toronto. On Wednesday, July 20th, we will all be going there for group lessons and a one-hole golf game for two ladies’ golf jackets, prizes from SWING active wear!

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V. P. I. Canada

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I was psyched when I heard that each delegate was getting a pair of free designer sunglasses from V. P. I. Canada!

Guess what? My pair of sunglasses only cost $28 online plus shipping and handling! I found my pair of Multi-Coloured Round Framed Vintage Style Sunglasses (3904). I will make sure to tour around Toronto this week wearing my sick shades!!! Thank you V. P. I. Canada!

Partying with a lot of crowns and a lot of sunglasses! Here is a picture of me with John from Hastagio!

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 @VPIEyewear  @vpicanada  @vpicanada


social media ggregator hashtagioA social media aggregator, Hashtagio uses a user generated marketing platform to collect all our social media posts tagged with #MissTeenageCanada2016. It was pretty cool seeing our posts projected live at the party! Check out the feed URL that YOU can subscribe to and follow along for the rest of the week as we embark on our journey become the next Miss Teenage Canada! All images and text from the 65 delegates across Canada will be accumulated on the official Miss Teenage Canada website and blog network, saved in the archives.

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 @hashtagioapps  @HashtagioSocial

Sweets Canada

Sweets Canada logo - new 2016I was hungry by the time I got to Sweets Canada’s chocolate tastings exhibit (my mouth is watering again just thinking about it)! Sam Bhutia, a representative from Sweets Canada, gave a very informative presentation and then gave out delicious gourmet chocolate bars samples – we were able to taste a bit of dark chocolate ginger! The bar had a sweet taste when it first entered my mouth, then it had a rich, not too bitter, not too spicy aftertaste that stayed on my tongue until I rinsed it down bit by bit. In my gift bag, I received a bar of dark chocolate matcha green with jasmine petals, as well as a box of Q’bites white chocolate cashews; more food to snack on for the rest of the week!

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 @sweetscanadaca  @SweetsCanadaCA  @Qfoodscanada

Archer’s Arena

Archers Arena logo As the girls channeled their inner Katniss with the bow & arrow set up at the party, we were all secretly adrenalized because we will ALL be playing Archery Tag in Toronto at Archers Arena on Thursday, July 21st!

Check out posts with the official hashtag: #archerytag

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 @ArchersArena  @ArchersArena  @archersarena


Nuvango logo

A made-in-Toronto artist designed apparel brand, Nuvango, was at our welcome party with some AWESOME clothes! A girl’s MUST STOP right there! I was overwhelmed by the details in the artwork and I had a really hard time choosing a piece of clothing for me to take back to BC! I picked up one athletic stretchy tank top that will be great for hiking and ultimate frisbee practices when I get home! Did you know that the artist who designed my tank top is actually from Vancouver? Crazy, eh? I am super excited to tour around their headquarters on Tuesday, July 19th!

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Check out posts with the official hashtags: #nuvango #nuvangostyle

 @nuvango  @nuvango  @nuvango

Golden Glamour Goddesses

10330440_732997836794622_8279595928818263431_nGolden Glamour Goddesses are back with spray tanning and spray brightening! I made sure to check them out and say hi to Queenie, the representative for GGG! We got a can of cream moisturizer and it smelled like almonds! I am looking forward to get my spray brightening in two days!


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 @GoldenGlamourGoddesses  @gggoddesses

Archer Dental

archer dental logo Special thanks to Archer Dental for the monogrammed, high quality Oral B traveler’s toothbrushes that we will receive later in the week in our gift bags! Our pearl whites will be squeaky clean even when we are away from home! Dear mom and dad, you don’t need to worry about our oral hygiene!

 @archerdental.ca  @archerdentalca  @archerdental

Rimmel London


Think makeup, think Rimmel London! Thank you to Rimmel London for sponsoring us! I look forward to seeing the mystery gift in our gift bags later in the week! I will keep you posted on what product I will have gotten!

 @RimmelLondonCanada  @rimmellondoncan  @rimmellondoncan

Sally Hansen

Sally HansenMore makeup to look forward to! Sally Hansen is another sponsor who will be providing products for our gift bags!



 @SallyHansenCanada  @SallyHansenCA  @sallyhansenca

Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe MuseumOne famous Toronto tourist attraction, Bata Shoe Museum will be visited on the morning of Tuesday, July 19! Stay tuned for more updates on how that will go!

Check out posts with the official hashtag: #batashoemuseum

 @batashoemuseum  @batashoemuseum  @batashoemuseum

Fish’D by EDO

One of our meals will be sponsored by Fish’D by EDO and, of course, it is my favourite – Japanese food! Can’t wait!


 @FishDbyEDO  @FishDbyEDO  @fishdbyedo

Yogen Früz

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We will also be given a $15 Yogen Früz coupon in our gift bags!

 @yogenfruz  @yogenfruz  @yogenfruz

Storia PR Inc.

Storia PR

Daphna and Karen Nussbaum from Storia PR in Toronto  will be retweeting and spread our social media content as we travel across Toronto this week! Thank you so much for all the help!

 @storiapublicrelations  @StoriaPR  @storiapr

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Once again, a BIG thank you to all our sponsors! None of this would not have been possible without your support!

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With Rob Campbell, our social media director

With Rob Campbell, our social media director

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Ariel 💋


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