Saturday was the annual “Nature Play Day” held by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre at Henderson Lake. What a great way to get out of the house all  all while trying lots of new things!


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It was so great to see so many people out and about, trying all the many different stations.  Some including parkour, painting rocks, hammocks, kayaking, and the horses.

My personal favourite was the parkour station hosted by “Breathe Parkour Lethbridge”. Incase you don’t know what parkour is, it’s a sport where you move along a route with different sets of obstacles, achieved by running, jumping and climbing. I not only got to learn more about parkour, but I got to actually do it! I loved the whole set up they had, and I thought it was such a great way to get kids involved all while having a blast!


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It was truly inspiring seeing the community come together, making this event so successful. B93.3 and Country 95.5 helped out by supplying healthy snacks for the kids, as well as the Lethbridge Developmental Assets Collaboration supplied delicious lemonade! Not to mention everyone who volunteered, and took charge of all the different stations!


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The whole event was overall a success and I can’t wait to go again next year! A quote that sums up Saturday for me is,

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” -Aristotle 

I am so beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to compete in Miss Teenage Canada 2017 Pageant, this summer in Toronto! I love not only attending events, but really getting involved in doing the work. Since starting my journey towards the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, I have learnt so much, and been able to engage in my community.  I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!

 

Yours truly,

 

 

~Miss Teenage Cardston County 2017 <3

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It was a successful day at UFA! Today was filled with bright smiles and loads of laughter, all while successfully promoting UFA’s “Farmer’s day” event. It ends on the 10th so if you haven’t already stopped by, be sure to head on over and you can enter in a draw to win a prize!

As many of you may already know, UFA stands for “United Farmers of Alberta”. Some may simply think it’s just a catchy slogan that they use because it’s easy to remember, but that is where they are wrong.

As I attended this event I noticed many things, more specifically how incredibly important our farmers in Alberta really are. UFA sells the proper equipment to make it possible for our Alberta farmers to do their jobs. Farmers are the base of our country and without them we would not be what we are today.

I am so grateful to be able to live in Canada, and realize how incredibly blessed we are to have so many amazing people that makes Canada the country it is today. Overall I would definitely say today was a success, and I can’t wait for my next event! 🙂

 

Yours truly,

 

~Miss Teenage Cardston County 2017 <3

 

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Yesterday I had so much fun volunteering at the Canadian Tire “Jumpstart For Kids” show and shine car show in Lethbridge!

In case you were wondering what Jumpstart is: Jumpstart is a registered charity that helps kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and physical activity.

I am proud to say that the show and shine car show at Canadian tire was a great success! All the money raised was donated to jumpstart where it will then be used to help kids in our community!

Not only did I get to spend time with my pageant sisters Grace Linitski, Mackenzie Murphy, and Dakota Sugai, I also had the pleasure of meeting some very inspiring people. One man in particular named Lawrence, touched my heart when he told me the story behind the truck he brought to the car show. His son had been working on the truck for years but wasn’t able to finish it before he died of cancer. In memory of his son he decided to finish the truck. Since then he has won several trophies on behalf of his son.

Needless to say, the day was a success and I wouldn’t change one thing about it. I am so grateful for Angeline from Bells and Bows for arranging for me to volunteer, as well as everyone who made this event possible. It was an amazing day and I can’t wait to be part of many more events to come!

Yours truly,

~Miss Teenage Cardston County 2017 <3

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Today was an amazing day! I was given the opportunity to volunteer once again at the Chinook Regional Hospital. The day consisted of planting flowers, providing water to other volunteers, and meeting lots of inspiring people. Today while volunteering I met this lady, she saw me and Grace walking and she waved us over. She told us how proud she was of us for giving our time to our community. We started talking and she told us about this sign that she bought earlier today that said,

“Make today an Amazing day”

As we began to talk more she shared that in a couple of weeks she will be undergoing heart surgery, she expressed her desire to make every day an amazing day. Although we just met, she inspired me. We need to make everyday an amazing day.

I am so grateful for the Chinook Regional Hospital for allowing me to participate in their spring planting, and I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who came today, as well as the spring cleanup on May 12th, without everyone’s help we would not have been able to plant all the beautiful flowers!

Yours truly,


~Miss Teenage Cardston County <3

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Heyy! Wow I am so excited for this year! I can not wait to get started! I will start off first by introducing myself… Hello, my name is Sarah Maher and I am from Magrath Alberta.  I want this blog to be personal and fun for you all to read. The only way I can achieve this is if you get to know me first.

Some things about me, is that I LOVE chocolate, Nutella s’mores with strawberries are my all time favourite! I’m not even going to get started on my love for ice cream… we could be here a while! My first word was not mom, or dad… it was shoes! I am very flexible, I can do all three splits. I get along with kids very well, as I come from a rather large family. My favourite movies are hands down Disney. A week ago, I went and watched the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Let me tell you, it is one of the cutest movies!

   

I absolutely love being outdoors and hiking! I’m already counting down the days until summer so I can start hiking! (57 days to be exact) I love horses, my grandparents own a horse ranch called Sandy Ridge Stallion Station where I have spent all my summers at, for as long as I can remember! I am very artistic, I love anything from painting, to sculpting. A fun fact about me, is that I can make a bird call with my hands.

I have been to Paris, Dominican Republic, Mexico and numerous States and Provinces throughout North America.  I am an honour student, and I would have to say that math is by far my favourite subject. Although I love chocolate, and ice cream, I like to take care of myself. At night I go on runs, and in the summer I run in the morning. I don’t know what it is, but when you take the time to take care of yourself you feel so good afterwards. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my chocolate!

   

Well now you know a little bit more about me! This year is going to be such a great year! I am so grateful for this opportunity I have been given to represent Alberta this summer in Toronto, since being selected as a finalist I have been given the opportunity to fundraise for both “Free The Children” and “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Society” I am so excited to see what this year has to hold for me, and I am so excited to see you all at my public event appearances!

 

Yours truly,

~Miss Teenage Cardston County <3

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