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!