When you meet new people 👯‍♀️

Today something happened. A girl reached out to me and wanted to know more about me. I didn’t know her.

Growing up my parents said don’t talk to strangers. Yes you have to be cautious and also, let your parents know who you are talking to. But all your friends start out as strangers.

When I meet someone online whether if it’s dating or a friend I haven’t met I always tell someone where I’m going and that I’ll call by 10pm. I always do and if I don’t to try and call me. If no reply to call the police. It’s my safety plan.

This woman and I have actually a lot in common and it’s a nice change out of my daily life.

Where do I live. 🏘❓

Good morning everyone!
So here’s a little bit about my town!

I officially moved to Brandon, Manitoba about a year ago this was the biggest and scariest Point in my life I travel 2200km away from my home town to be with my grandma to accompany and care for after she suffered from a heart attack.
It was scary at the time but this move probably saved my life!

Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba, only after Winnipeg. It is the Center urban city in the Westman area which cover all of the southwestern part of Brandon.

We are big with our Agriculture, a lot of our local businesses surve food from local farmers and breweries I personally think the food taste better my favourite restaurant is Paire Fire House they had started charging $12 for a bud light to promote our local brewery business.

I love going to our local farmers market Saturday morning picking up homemade jelly, fresh baked pastries and most importantly the meat I eat. This Saturday I’m going to go strawberry picking at a farm 🍓 just outside of Brandon!

13 Days!! 📆

13 days until I fly out from Winnipeg to Toronto!! 🇨🇦

•flight booked
•seat picked
•forms filled out

Thursday I have an appointment with my local fracture clinic! Hopefully that appointment will bring fourth good news!

If you want to feel free to prey 😊

Hello from Gena!

Hello everyone! My name is Gena Boubard, and I am honoured to be your Miss Southern Manitoba World 2018! I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but my family is from Sagkeeng First Nation. I am an Anishinaabe woman and I am proud of my Indigenous identity. My culture is very important to me as it is where I draw my strength from. During my year as Miss Southern Manitoba, I hope to raise awareness about the struggles Indigenous people in Canada still face in society.  I hope by sharing my own experiences with my identity, I can inspire Indigenous women and youth to reach for their goals no matter what.

Ahh nationals is less than two weeks away! I am so honoured to be competing in Miss World Canada,  it will definitely be the highlight of my summer. Toronto is one of my favourite cities so I can’t wait to be back.  Through this blog,  I hope to share all the best parts of my exciting journey to nationals with you all.  Stay tuned!

Meegwetch! Thank you!

Gena, Miss Southern Manitoba World

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When life gets you down keep fighting!🏃🏻‍♀️

Workplace hazards.
I work with high risk foster children and the other day something happened that fractured my thumb causing me to be in a cast.

Unfortunately, the Miss World Canada is happening in two weeks and I’ll have to rock this cast.

At first it got me down and I was debating whether or not I should drop out of the competition.
But! It isn’t about winning for me it’s about helping the kids I work with, showing there is always a light at the end of tunnel. Most importantly! That girls who participate in pageants are not fake. How more real can you get then an injured contestant.

When I decided to not drop out I was given the wonderful idea to bedazzle my cast. I love it.
Therefore, I’ll be the girl on stage with the shinny cast on my left forearm 😚