Hello, my name is Kara, I am 14 years old, and I am from Eastern Manitoba. When my mom and I were on Facebook we found a link that led us to the Miss Teenage Canada page, we looked into it and my mom asked if I wanted to enter and I said yes. Weeks later at the end of the pageant, I got crowned Miss Teenage Eastern Manitoba. I am so happy that we found that link because I got to make new friends, learn new things, and be my own beautiful. I love to dance, act, and hangout with friends. The reason why I love to dance is because my mom put me into hip hop classes since I was five years old. Even though I was only put into hip hop classes, I try to teach myself jazz. And the reason why I love acting is because I went to a talent boot camp, at the boot camp they taught me how to act. When I came back, my new dream job is to come a actress. Because I love to be in front of a camera. I hope you like my blog! 🙂

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Hello everyone, day 3 at nationals was a dream come true, plus it aloud me to take a few things off my bucket list.


It started off with my roommate and I waking up at 4 in the morning, but the best part was… drum role please! I got to be on Breakfast Television in Toronto with my fellow pageant girls!!! I can remember like it was yesterday, well actually it was pretty much yesterday, we took a ride on the bus, got to the fabulous studio and got to meet the host, take a few pictures and also got to be on live television!


Next since everyone hadn’t eaten yet that morning, we went to the best café ever and got some great breakfast. We got bacon, eggs, toast, hash browns; sad part was that I couldn’t have the toast or the hash browns because they both had gluten contained in them! That’s ok though I filled up on protein.


We then went to the amazing CN Tower in Toronto; I honestly couldn’t believe how huge it was! We went up into the elevator which is the longest elevator ride I have ever had, I thought it was really cool especially the part where I looked down and scared myself because there was a portion of the elevator that was only glass!


Once we got to the top it was extravagant and so the employees were so helpful too, I quite enjoyed the glass floor there too. One of my Manitoba pageant buddies helped me get over my fear of the glass breaking and I even sat on it, as you can see in the lovely photo below.We did a few takes of video clips and pictures and headed back to the bus. I just couldn’t wait to blog about it, so I made sure I got some good photos to share!

Omg! A glass floor!

So one of the things I didn’t even expect to happen totally happened. A scavenger hunt! Just imagine 65 teenage girls running through The Distillery District, vying to find these little Miss Teen Canada- World tickets. Sadly all the other girls got them all but it was an amazing experience. Plus I was in love with this sculpture in the center of the district! We ate lunch, and by the way it was amazing, we ate and Café Uno and got some gluten free and vegan burgers!!!! I was so happy with that meal just to say.

I never would have thought a year ago I would be in a pageant, but here I am writing this blog!


We were given the chance to go to Costa Blanca with a $50 gift card and shop! I had the best time there, clothes were amazing, prices were amazing, especially their sale they had that day, and all us pageant girls were in retail heaven! Once I paid for the items I bought I was able to change in the bathroom for a new, edgy, outfit for Much Music!  Yes I said it, Much Music the television channel…well to be honest I wrote it as you can see. Much Music was fantastic! We got to meet Lauren Toyota, which was awesome! She is so nice and an amazing host of coarse!

My day was!!! I hope you’re able to vote for me and comment as much as you can!

Elexis Wadden Miss Teen Eastern Manitoba- World 2013

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Oh my, what a day, what a blur. A day full of Photo Shoots, Video Shoots and Interviews with the Judges!

VOTE for Elexis Wadden Miss Teen Eastern Manitoba

Could you take a minute to VOTE for me on the Miss Teen Canada website. Join VIP for free. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email from MTC-W. Make sure to check your spam/junk folder if you don’t find it.

When you Click the first link in the email it will redirect you to the site. Go to the finalist page and find me! Elexis Wadden, Miss Teen Eastern Manitoba. Just Click on details at the bottom right and type in your email and Click! That’s it!

Please pass this on to everyone you know so that they can vote too. These VOTES go towards the Peoples Choice Award. Thank you. 🙂

Day 3 is going to be an even crazier ride. We are on Breakfast Television Toronto at 6:20 AM and off to the CN Tower, Much Music and more! Follow along with me on Twitter and Facebook to see where we are during the day.

Elexis Miss Teen Eastern Manitoba




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This day is another wonderful beginning of self discovery for me and over 60 other delegates from across Canada. Check in daily to see what fun and new things that I am taking part in this week at the Miss Teen Canada World – 2013 National Finals in Toronto. It was such an early, 4AM arrival at Winnipeg’s newly remodeled Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, but so worth it.

I love this group shot of our Manitoba Team!

We are staying at the Holiday Inn Toronto – Int’l Airport this week and I have a great room mate, it turns out her name is Lexi! She is so nice. We went to a great Welcome evening and I got to meet some of our MTCW Sponsors.

Sooooooo Comfy!


Check out my new Hi Tecs! Thank you Hi Tec Canada I will wear my tecs proudly.






Golden Glamour Goddesses, what beautiful products. Thank you.

My Hair Is In Love!

Yummmmmy These tasty treats from PS by Pretty Sweet are fabulous, I want to pack some for home right now.


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That is why my dream vacation with S-Trip! would be to go on an amazing student trip to London, England! This would be a great place to travel to see many different historical sights, do lots and lots of picture taking with my high school friends as a grad trip and just have the best experience of a lifetime. I would for sure take my best friends Brooke and Jade; they always know how to have a good time! We would totally enjoy the food and the shopping because lets face it, we’re girls, we love to shop!

I would want to start off with a wonderful guided sightseeing tour of London. That would include seeing the Tower of London, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral and of course Trafalgar Square. These would be perfect places for my friends and I to take some amazing pictures. One of the things I dream of going to is an evening theatre performance in the West End. Cool fact coming up… London has over 80 mainstream theatres – the largest number in the world!

My friends, who are my fellow Harry Potter lovers would most definitely want to go on a Warner Bros. studio tour, we would travel to Leavesden to visit the studio where the Harry Potter films were shot. We would have so much fun seeing the Great Hall where the characters ate their meals and maybe even see Diagon Alley. By that point we would all be like squealing fan girls screaming out “OMG this is where Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort”.

Having a free afternoon to stroll around in London is a must! To be able to visit the Hard Rock Café would be fabulous. Something that both my friends and I would enjoy would be to go to Madame Trussaud’s Chamber of Horrors, now that would be cool. I can imagine my friends and my phones would have over a thousand pictures by now, perfect for putting in a scrapbook!

I would like to say my closet has a never-ending array of space but unfortunately it doesn’t, but I choose to ignore it because my friends and I love to shop! In fact we are experts at it, we would take a wonderful walk along Oxford Street and visit all the lovely shops they have there. Last but not least I would want to step inside St. Paul’s Cathedral and take in some of the history and enjoy taking some really cool pictures of all the amazing architectural details.   If you know what the outside architecture looks like then you can imagine the inside!


I think it would be a wonderful adventure traveling with my friends. Your whole life you basically live at home, go to school and rely on your parents to get you a new bottle of shampoo when you run out. Out in the real world when you’re on your own and not relying on your parents would be so exciting and a whole new world for you to discover. To be able to experience that with your friends would be just perfect. Besides if you get lost on a trip at least you will have your friends to get lost with!

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Hello everyone! Today I will explain and write about a personalized towel commercial. Hope you enjoy!

The video will start off black and white to help differentiate how the character is feeling because in the middle of the commercial it will go to color.  It starts off with phones are ringing there are people walking around with work in their hands, looking flustered, like in any work environment.  Then the camera would focus on the character Will in his cubicle; he’s looking around and is trying to get this huge coffee stain off his white shirt and has a huge stack of papers on his desk he is procrastinating, because we all know if we all had that much work we would be procrastinating too. Will lies back in his office chair gets comfy and slowly but soundly falls asleep. The scene is slowly turning back to color and in his dreams he gets pulled through this vortex backwards and pops into this serene atmosphere.

Amazing soft white light glowing all around he is in a spa surrounding, he’s wondering what’s happening and where he is but calmly he feels relaxed. The camera slowly captures him from behind in just in pure amazement where he is; the camera is rotating around him about 180 degrees. As the camera follows, he walks over and smells the beautiful sweet pungent scent of the vivid azure blue hydrangeas in the spectacular towering crystal vases in the corner of the room. As he is breathing in the scents, out of the corner of his eye to the left of him he sees an eye-catching lustrous silver gift box with silk platinum ribbon cascading around it.As he slowly approaches the marble table with the gift box his senses are drawn to the open window with softly blowing white sheer curtains with the amazing scenery of a spectacular oceanfront with the salty misty breeze. He looks at the gift tag and it’s for him, and excitedly Will slowly unties the ribbon and sets it aside with the camera shooting this scene as a close up. Will takes the top of the box lid off and sees crisp ivory tissue paper, as he unwraps the gift he pulls out a stunning monogramed personalized towel with his name on it. Under the towel though shows an amazingly soft and wonderfully made personalized bathrobe. He gets so excited for his new gifts and quickly puts the robe on and folds up the towel. Remembering he has no idea where he is, Will walks out of the serene room and in a blink of an eye he is back in his office; with this time everything is in color.

With the door closed behind him he quickly opens it again and realized it’s only an office supply room now. But with his new personalized bathrobe on he is happy as ever! Even though his co-workers are all walking by and giving him weird looks to as why is he walking out of the supply closet with a bathrobe on with a personalized towel in his hand still with his work clothes on underneath? A lady walks by and stops and says “ Will, why are you wearing a bathrobe?” and Will responds back saying, “I have no idea but I love this personalized towel! I wish I had it earlier when I spilled coffee on my shirt”. The commercial ends with Will walking back to his now not so dull cubicle and is finally getting back to work and is still in his personalized bathrobe and with his personalized towel by his side.

This would be the commercial I would make for personalized towels. Hope you enjoyed!

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Hello everyone! Today I am writing about green buildings, and about one building in particular, the Gaynor Family Regional Library in Selkirk, Manitoba. The Gaynor Family Regional Library is one of the many green buildings in Manitoba. It is actually still being built and due to open in December this year! When the Library Board was looking for support and funding they were very clear that this amazing venture must be as green as possible and that they would be applying for Green Globes Certification environmental design. What I found really cool is that; a green building is actually being environmentally responsible and resource responsible for the duration of a buildings entire existence. Which in other words means it is “green” from the very first bit of the design through the construction, the materials used, maintenance of it over time and to its demolition and last days on this earth, green buildings are committed to not harm earth! A good example of a building product that helps and allows a building to be green is to have a white roof; this enables the sun to be reflected off a building to make it more energy efficient.

Green Globes for new construction, like our library is actually a green building assessment and certification option that helps building owners, construction professionals, architects, engineers and facility managers in evaluating and improving the environmental of new construction projects. It is also a less expensive alternative to LEED which is the International Rating and Certification System. Apparently there is a new generation of Green Globes; ANSI/GBI 01-2010 that will be coming to Canada in the near future which is supposed to be the most scientifically advanced and holistic green building rating system available. I am just glad that my community is a part of this important system.

This new 22,000 sq. ft., $7 Million library is very exciting for our community, not only is it “green” it’s going to be so multi use and fun. From moveable, changeable furniture and computer controlled lighting. It will have an Outdoor Reading Terrace, Campfire Circle, Small Theatre, Coffee Shop, and Meeting Rooms. There will be awnings and windows to passively keep heat out in the summer and heat in during winter. There will be as many local materials used as possible like the local reclaimed wood for special features and beautiful tyndal stone from nearby Tyndal Manitoba. Rain runoff from the roof will be recycled on the property through something called ‘bio-swales’ which are very shallow ditches that carry water where you need it to go.

A very amazing system that is being used to heat and cool the library is something called ‘closed loop geothermal’ recycling. A fancy way to say that the energy works by bringing the heat created within the Earth to the surface.

Geothermal energy is considered an environment friendly alternative to fossil fuel like gas and they produce very few greenhouse gases compared to older heating and cooling systems, the EPA calls geothermal systems the most energy-efficient and environmentally safe technologies available today. Very cool! The closed loop part is interesting, there is piping that goes vertically deep into the ground and loops back in a closed system carrying fluid to and from the geothermal unit in the building. The deeper you go, is cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Fun Fact – there are 27 heat pumps that will be used! There is so much more that I want to tell you about, like Phase II, but you’re just going to have to check out another one of my blogs for that.


To see the site plan for the new Library as well as the Planning Board, Visit the Interlake Today Newspaper website.

I can hardly wait to check out my first book in my new library!

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Hello everyone! So recently I took another visit to one of the top ten beautiful beaches in North America, our very own Grand Beach, located on Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I have had many wonderful childhood memories on this beach including all of the exciting activities that are available at your fingertips. Families, tourists, locals, come from any where around to have the best experience of rolling forested country side of the great Manitoba plains with the spectacular white sandy beaches and the incredibly impressive powder fine sand dunes, I could live here! I can guarantee you won’t find anything like this for miles, and I definitely cant. This place puts Manitoba on the map; it has beaten out some of the best beaches anywhere in North America. Who would expect, cause I cant Manitoba of all places to have a little bit of the fresh outdoor forestry and a little bit of the very similar white sandy beaches of Mexico. It’s what everyone these days are looking for in a vacation destination without the expensive plane ticket, and for me it’s only a short drive away! It is only 67 km’s from my house!

I love the amazing landscape, especially the spectacular sunsets over the lake make me want to live in the moment and just remember how much I love the great outdoors. Plus any season is a great time to hang with friends and family. Autumn I find brings tranquility and magnificent fall colors. Winter, my favorite season is a wonderland of pure wilderness, and who cant forget spring, which bursts into life with wildflowers, fresh green forests and the best part of all the return of the Great Blue Heron, Canada Geese, Pelicans, Osprey, and Eagles, and I cant forget the migrating birds that call this home.  There are activities to suit any season, which appeals to any age with something for anyone including you. You would think the beach area is deserted in the wintertime, but in fact its not.  Many people including me come by to go ice fishing, snowmobiling, and much more. My favorite summer activity as a Miss Teen is to go lay on the beach to sunbathe and get a nice tan. Lets face it; I’m as white as the sugar you put in your coffee, and definitely as sweet. One of things I always make sure to do is to hydrate and protect my skin with sunscreen and a hat. Something you may not know about Manitoba is just how hot it can get, it makes going to Grand Beach like going to an exotic destination. I wont leave out one of my favorite things, the shopping!!! They have the best little shops and carts filled with the cutest sundresses, jewelry and there’s even things for the guys too. There is always something there for anyone and everyone. I once bought this blue white and pink sundress there, it had everything I would ever want in a sundress. I still have it to this day!


You know when you have been in the sun all day when you’re shopped out, and the water and fruit is just not cutting it, there is an amazing food place right on the board walk. They make anything from ice cream to the best burger; my favorite is their fries.  Grand Beach definitely is the place that brings in people from miles around. It has everything I want to complete my sunny days or even the ice-cold days that come year round. So make sure Grand Beach is on your to-do list this summer cause I know it’s on mine!

 This post is part of the blog assignment challenges we are assigned to thank the sponsors of MTC-W 2013. Thank you Niagara Falls for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World 2nd blog challenge.


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Earlier today I was at the Red River Ex, one of the best amusement parks in Manitoba. I was there as a judge for the extreme dog grooming competition, and lets just say its turned out amazing! There were so many different dogs and owners competing this year. The first prizewinner won cash prize and few little doggy goodies, the first place winner was a poodle that was themed as a bear. It was so creative, the groomer/owner had to cut his hair every three days for about 3 months to be able to have his hair shaped into ears. The best part was when they even had their own backdrop and the groomers and owners were dressed up as park rangers! Some of the other winners were a bumblebee, and one of the dogs had a variety of bugs shaped out of the dog’s hair, there are some amazing ideas and a lot of effort that goes into these competitions, and I love it! I even got to meet Bubba from 102.3 Clear FM, he was an awesome judge and also a very funny guy. Alyssa, Miss Teen Manitoba-World 2013 and I got to take a couple pictures with him, which was great!

So way earlier today I was on my way to the Red River Ex when my mom and I plus my little sister Clare were driving down the highway and all of a sudden all the cars in front of us plus our car comes to a complete stop! I thought there was an accident up ahead, but actually there about four geese and a million little fluffy baby geese in the middle of the road crossing the street, at first I thought they were ducks but turns out they weren’t. So it got me thinking we all need to pay more attention to these little guys during the warmer months of the year because this is there planet too. It’s so important we keep out eyes on the road, our pollution in its designated areas and our oceans, lakes, and rivers clean.

We cant forget today was father day either! I know I’m all over the place today but it was such a great day! Most of it was but I was a little down because I didn’t get to spend Father’s Day with my dad. Right now he is a thousand miles away on the otherside of the country in British Columbia and it’s very important to spend the time you have with your parents because you should never take that for granted. I love my dad, he is the best, he would do anything for my sister and I would do the same for him. It gets hard some times because of the time differences and also finding the time to call one another with our busy schedules. My dad has taught me so much, over the years and even though he is far away he still continues to teach me things in life My dad my sister and I went to Mexico for spring break and I had the best time ever!  I got to spend a lot of good quality family time with my dad and it’s a time that I won’t forget.

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