Well hello everyone this was a busy weekend for me, I started out with hair and makeup being done by a very talented makeup artist Shauneen Paish. It always amazes me how with the brushes she creates such a wonderful look. She makes me feel like a Princess every time I go out.

 

Once the hair and makeup are done I was off to Vancouver to volunteer as a model in the South Granville Wedding Show, it was a great experience met some really great models loved the dresses, and the afternoon flew by.

 

I ended the day going to a Charity event for Variety the Children’s Charity put on by Lisa Xie .This was a great way to end the day Lisa had organized a great event with great  entertainment and raising just over 4800.00 for Variety was so awesome. I have to thank her for inviting me, I felt like royalty as all the young children wanted to have pictures with me.  I am so proud of Lisa for doing such a great job raising the money for Variety. Good Luck on your journey to becoming Miss World Canada, I believe you have what it takes to wear the crown.

 

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On Sunday I got the privilege to volunteer with Homeless on Hastings, organized by Jackie Maclean and a group of volunteers. They prepare sandwiches in Cloverdale and Langley than head off to East Vancouver to feed the homeless on the streets. Everything is donated by businesses, groups and individuals. What I was most impressed with is that 100% of the donations makes it to the streets.

Jackie has been organizing the event know for 2 and half years this group now does it twice a month –generally the third and fourth Sunday of each month. Would you like to give an hour or so once a month, if yes, you are most welcome.  Donations of condiments (mustard, mayo), jam, peanut butter, water and fruit (bananas and oranges)   are always a blessing. Jackie’s goal is to do this every week. I had a profound experience helping out and it was wonderful to see so many grateful people out on Main and Hasting in Vancouver. I would encourage you to volunteer too.

I am honored to be a part of this Acts of Kindness, 23 volunteers making 660 sandwiches, distributing boxes of bananas, oranges, granola bars, water and clothing.

Loaded we drive to Vancouver to set up feeding several hundred people. This was an amazing experience and I am grateful that I got to help out. Hope to see you there next month Sunday April 20 from the Cloverdale location and Sunday April 27 from the Langley location.. You can find their information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOnHastings and also www.HomelessOnHastings.com

 

 

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On Friday my sash came in, I was pretty excited because now I can go out to the community and practice my platform Random Acts of Kindness. Sunday was my first outing as Miss Teenage Vancouver 2014, I was going out to put smiles on faces of the seniors and the families and staff at the Hospice armed with roses I entered the hospice introducing myself and asking permission I had no idea what would follow, one of the residents was so excited to see me, her daughter had told me that her mom had asked if she thought I would come in a say hi to her. She said she laughed and said no mom .They were surprised when I entered her room to say hi and pass them each a rose. One of the rooms a little girl played as I passed out the roses to others in the room than bend down  to talk to her giving her a Hi-five and a rose leaving I heard her say mommy,  mommy that was a princess.

At the seniors residents my visits were a little longer a few more hugs and after visiting one of the ladies and talking to her a few tears, I truly realized that my Random Acts of Kindness were not just effecting the people who I was giving the acts to but effecting me too.  Something I thought to be so simple made such a huge impact. I was there to make them smile and in return they made me smile.

I now know that my platform Random Acts of Kindness is going to make a huge change in my life and I am hoping that everyone will start with small acts and see that they will make a difference.

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for the last 3 days I have been training to clean up oil spills . It has been very interesting .

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As I grew up I was always told that I could be anything I wanted I just had to believe. Well over the years my ideas have change at one time I was going to be a dancer and I lived for dance 26 hours a week for years. I than decided that my greatest ambition would be a contortionist I still love to performing but my ideas have changed once again, modeling has been a big part of my life right now and I love the photo shoots,

I grew interested in the pageant world two years ago, and though the different workshops they have us do I found my voice. Once a very shy girl who was bullied, who could not speak in public now stands proudly on stage. I have had many people who do not understand why I do pageants. They believe it’s a waste of money and time. I just want people to understand that pageants have made me who I am today. They teach young girls to be confident, have courage to speak, they give us life skills which we use in our everyday lives, and you also make new friends. Whether you bring home a title or not the life experience is wonderful .As a title holder the doors open even more, we give back to the community by volunteering, by raising money for the charity of choice. We can make a huge difference in people’s lives, by helping others we help ourselves.

In conclusion my believe is that every young girl should compete in a pageant for the experience of a life time, the importance of this is not that she wins or loses because I believe there is no loser, I believe every one walks away a winner because what you learn will make you a better person, and we just don’t get this education at school.

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Little acts of kindness puts smiles on people’s faces, and makes for a happier world

In today society we are all so busy that giving of ourselves unconditional is done so little, that when someone offers an act of kindness we are not sure of to handle it .whether it’s the lack of confidence, the fear in one self to accept it without question, the belief that no one would do that ,we need to make changes.

When giving unconditional from our hearts, it really does create a ripple effect, your mood, your day gets better whether you are on the receiving end or giving end. You just have to smile

If we could make a habit of doing random acts of kindness just image what the world would be like, bulling , suicides , homeless ,drugs and alcohol  numbers would go down ,  they would know that people care, the negative feelings would be more positive.

Over the last few months I have been working on doing more small acts of kindness and I know how it has changed me, I challenge you all to make the change and do more random acts of kindness.

Thank you

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