On this special episode of Supporting Local Tourism, we are back in downtown Vernon participating in Sunshine day. In place of the popular Sunshine Festival, Downtown Vernon Association has created “Sunshine day” a smaller and safe version of past carnival events. I was invited to come and participate in Little Plums children’s parade, speak to locals, walk around and visit […]
Okay, lets get the elephant out of the room, I have communication disorders. What is a communication disorder? A communication disorder is a vague wording for someone who has trouble communicating and has a difference in the communication portion of the brain. For me, I have Childhood Apraxia of speech (verbal Disapraia) as well as some others. For me, my […]
2018 was a year filled with ups, downs, struggles, encouragement and more. I learned that sometimes the popular choice isn’t always the best, I learned who the real friends and supports are and who was the fake ones. I had to make hard divisions and change my route several times. But I don’t regret a thing this year, every […]
August 4th-L’Amore Bridal and Formals! Visit and thank you for a trip to Sponsor L’Amore Bridal and Formals. Where they helped me get a new dress for next year! And did a fun video for there webpage!! August 6th- BC Day!! Last minute our plans changed, I was invited to BC Day in Penticton where Canadas Priminister would be. […]
What better month to start my new blogging series? Every month from now on I will do a month in review, a recap of my favorite appearances, charity work, achievements, travel, life events and more. July has been a dream come true! This July has been one to remember. I started the month as Miss MRI Canada, and ended it […]
On March 28th I attended the Okanagan’s famous Loco Landing Easter Egg Hunt. I was honored to be on the special guest list next to the one and only Easter Bunny. I mean who can really say they have had their name next to the Easter Bunny!! This Easter egg hunt is more than just an egg hunt it has everything from crafts to surfing practice to full on relays. One of my highlights from this year’s event would be the egg hunt in the SS Sicamous, which is a vintage boat that once sailed the Okanagan waters; this boat is also rumored to be haunted. Though this boat is no longer on the water it was still very cool to walk around on. I was able to see the sleeping quarters, the mess hall, and even the captain’s wheel. I loved watching the children run from room to room searching for their Easter eggs. The loco landing Easter egg hunt is definitely an Okanagan favorite for sure.
Just before Easter I attended the Kelowna Victory Life Easter Egg Hunt with my good friend Emily, Miss Teenage Kelowna 2015. I am honored to have spent the last event of her reign with her. Throughout the day Emily and I enjoyed pancakes, helium balloons, dancing and more. We even asked to hand balloons out to the children who were at the event. At one point we even got to go up on stage and dance with a group of kids, who loved dancing with a couple of “queens”. The event was a hit as usual. And I had a blast. I am so very thankful that Emily spent the last day of her reign with me. Love you Emily, you will go on to do great things.
After being bullied for most of my life I decided to take a stand against it. I had begun to volunteer in the VSS Resource room and quickly realized that they were constantly being bullied. I began to stand up for the students in that class and while doing so I felt more inclined to stand up for myself as well. In my grade 11 year it was suggested to me that I would make a good candidate for pageantry. While looking into the requirements I was struck by the term “Platform” and what this meant. To me it has meant the ability to have an audience and therefore the potential to change lives. Immediately I knew that my platform would be anti bullying and inclusion for all, and so my pageant journey began. Fortunately I have had a wonderful opportunity for the past two years and have been able to share my story with thousands of people around the world via the internet and also through speaking engagements. It has been an incredible experience to be telling my story and become emotional while speaking and to look up and see that people in the audience have been so moved they are also in tears. I was not prepared for the overwhelming positive response I have gotten from sharing my story. I have had people write to me saying that my struggles have inspired them to go on, and that they now can see an end to their own pain. […]
On March 20th I attended the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, the largest Cowboy festival in Canada, and one of the Largest in North America. A few weeks before the festival I was honored to be put on their website as a special guest “Miss Teen Galaxy Canada”, this was my second year attending the and as always it was great. The […]
Last year at Ronald McDonald House BC I met a wonderful little girl who is so inspirational. Her name? Samantha, my name twin. Samantha was at that time and is still presently fighting cancer. In March Sam was admitted to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice House. On March 13 a a fundraiser dinner was held to raise money for Sam and her family, […]