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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