Hi everyone! These past couple weeks have been busy ones with prepping for the pageant, but they’ve been the best kind of busy!
One of the many things that I did this past week was attending an event on Winnipeg’s most favourite time of year: the free slurpee event at 7-eleven. I know this may not sound like the biggest and most impactful event one can attend in Winnipeg, but as a city, this is something that defines us. We are affectionately known as the slurpee capital and I am more than happy to affiliate myself with my fellow Winnipeggers in our obsessive love of slurpees. From face-painting and mascots to free food, music, and limbo competitions, everyone was sure to come out to the celebrate the day of the slurpee.
But all humour and jokes aside, I believe it’s just as important to support your community in small ways as it is to support it in big ways. Being a titleholder and making the choice to attend and help out at a smaller, local event, I believe, sends a different kind of message to the people involved. It shows that you care about the community as a whole, and not just the certain, big or flashy events. It shows that, even though you wear a crown and sash, you are not above anyone in social status or class. You can sense a feeling of family at such events, even though most people hardly know each other. There is something humbling about volunteering at ‘smaller’ events, and I would like to encourage anyone reading this to make the effort to volunteer your time in opportunities like this. It builds your character and shows your community you are there for THEM and are willing to represent THEM. It makes people feel special, and knowing you’ve played a part in making that happen leaves you feeling far more satisfied than you might imagine.
Thank you for taking the time to read this short but sweet blog post! I hope to update you all again real soon! Until next time! xoxo
Hello and thank you for reading my first blog post!
My name is Courtney and I am honoured be a National finalist
for the Miss World Canada pageant this summer, representing Manitoba.
In this blog, I will do my best to show you who I am through
my personal thoughts, my chosen career and my Road to Miss World Canada. This
journey will include events, my Beauty with a Purpose, and what the National
crown means to me.
Now, Miss World Canada is the official preliminary to Miss World, which remains the oldest, largest and the most prestigious pageant in the world represented by 147 countries and attracting over two billion viewers – more than the Olympics! I have chosen to compete in this pageant because I absolutely love their core message of “Beauty with a Purpose.” This is more than simply a motto to me, but rather it means that we have a purpose, and I’ll talk about mine in my next blog!
Now here’s a bit more about me!
I am so proud to say that this spring I completed my biggest challenge to date: I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba. My degree was in the department of Mechanical Engineering and I am currently working full time as a Manufacturing Engineer in the aerospace industry. Last November, I received my Iron Ring, which is a ring that goes on the pinky finger of our dominant hand and is symbol of Engineers who were trained in Canada. This was one of the proudest moments of my life – be sure to watch for my Iron Ring at Nationals! This degree took me six years to complete and I gained determination and resilience through the journey. I am so proud to be a woman in engineering, a woman in science, and a woman in the STEM field.
I am a female Manufacturing
Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a pageant queen, a husky mom,
a mental health advocate, a high school tutor, a DIY-er, a travel lover, an
avid reader, among many others. These are all facets, all refractions of who I
am. They all have taught me so much about who I am, and who I will become.
Thank you so much for
reading my first blog post, and stay tuned for the next one!
Hi, I am so proud to be representing Manitoba as one of the delegates for the Miss World Canada 2019 Pageant and I know it is going to be an amazing journey with your support.
I’m the first of four children. I Lived most of my life in Nigeria and migrated to Canada as an international student in Dec 2012. After a few years I became a permanent resident with the arrival of my Family into Canada. I must say it has been an amazing experience so far. In May 03, 2019, I officially became a Citizen of this great country and I must say I am so proud to be called a Canadian. I am currently a student of University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science and also pursuing my dreams of becoming a professional pilot at Harv’s air in Steinbach, MB. I am professional Model represented by Panache Management in Winnipeg, MB. I also have interest in art and love cooking. During my free time I create food recipes and do some abstract painting.
Participating in Miss World Canada Pageant is a great opportunity for me to serve my community and Country. I see this as a huge responsibility and opportunity to inspire and impact the lives of younger generations most especially children positively and I am willing to make the best out of it. I will like to be a true leader. I also got into this competition to build my self esteem and confidence as it is my first time participating in a pageant. I live a life of love, discipline and positivity.
I would like to use this medium to say thank you all for your support and hope to make you proud.
Hello everyone! I am beyond ecstatic to have been given this amazing opportunity of representing my province at the national level; something I had never even dreamed of doing! I am so excited to share this incredible experience with you all, and I hope I am able to give you as much of an insight into my life as I can!
I am an only child who was born and raised in a small town in Manitoba. I grew up in a Christian home with two very loving parents who raised me up to be a woman of faith, and I have since learned to make it my own. From day one, I was introduced to the world of horses, and since then, my love for any living creature under the sun has only grown at a wild and rapid pace. My mother owns a boarding stable, and as a toddler, she made sure I had sat on the back of a horse as many times as possible. By the age of 5, I was taking riding lessons and growing more and more confident in my skills. My passion for horses only grew, and I was soon participating in our local Pony Club, competing in shows, and riding in clinics.
As the years went on, I continued to develop my skills in jumping, but soon found myself beginning to fall more and more in love with the art of dressage. I dedicated myself to learning and mastering all that I could, and the results of our hard work spoke for itself in the show ring.
Sadly, I couldn’t remain a kid forever, and I soon found that I had outgrown my beloved pony, Keegan. It was shortly after that that I found my next horse, Liebe, who would then be my partner and teacher in dressage for the next 8 years. In that time, I learned lots about patience, determination, hard work, diligence, and courage, just to name a few. Together, we excelled and impressed people with what we had accomplished.
Sadly, in October 2017, Liebe suffered a severe injury and passed away. I was heart broken, but I knew my influence in the horse world was not over. I had seen the impact horses had on people, and how people, in turn, responded to horses. I had witnessed emotional improvements, as well as physical and mental improvements to people who rode, or were even just in contact with horses, and I decided I wanted to be a part of it.
Though I also have a passion for the arts, modelling and acting, I had never thought I would ever enter myself into a pageant, and, to be honest, I wasn’t even aware that pageants were being held in our province. But in April, 2018, I found myself standing on a stage and competing for the title of Miss Manitoba World with other amazing girls from around the province. Though I did not win, I was offered the opportunity to be a titleholder, which I unfortunately had to turn down as I had previously committed myself to volunteering on a missions trip the very same week as the national pageant. In that one weekend, I experienced way more than I had expected to, but the two things that stood out to me the most was the incredible influence one could have as a titleholder, and also how close I felt to the girls I was competing with. I truly experienced a sense of sisterhood that I had not expected to feel in such short time. I quickly realized this was something I wanted to continue to be a part of, and shortly after, I made plans to compete once again for the title in the following year.
This year, I was honoured to receive the title of Miss Manitoba World and I can’t express enough just how thrilled I am to be competing in Toronto in about one month’s time. I want to use my influence to raise awareness for the impact horses have on people, both mentally and physically, in the form of equine therapy (also known as equine-assisted therapy). Since Miss World Canada’s official charity is the Children’s Wish Foundation, I want to help people, specifically children, with disabilities find healing through the miraculous impact of equine therapy. I am thrilled to be able to do so at the national level in Toronto this summer, and I can’t wait to see what new and amazing experiences I will have the privilege of being a part of!
Thank you for reading, and I hope to update you all again soon!