Clean meals are an awesome sponsor of Miss Teenage Canada 2018 and have have impacted me majorly by helping me have energy throughout the day and maintaining good, nutritious calories. Clean meals come pre-packaged and are easy to eat on the go. Not only do clean meals have all healthy portions and important food groups I need throughout the day, but taste amazing too! I’ve always really enjoyed eating heathy foods, and it’s so easy to keep eating healthy when you know the food you’re eating is nutritious!

 

Eating healthy plays a major role in my everyday life of being an Equestrian so I can stay energized to perform well when I need to train with my horse. Eating healthy is important, and staying active is equally as important. Eating healthy and staying active can lower risk in heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Living healthy also maintains good cardiovascular health and a good metabolism. To stay active I train with my horse 5 days a week and also go to the gym. Because I’m exercising for 3 hours daily, eating food that is good for my body and that gives me energy is so important! Clean meals have certainly given me energy throughout the week and have helped maintain my overall health! 

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I was honored to attend the Brent Upper Memorial Ball Tournament, in memory of Brent “Ripper” Upper and Jake “Steam Train” Stanley on July 21st in Norwood, Ontario. I knew Brent and Jake as two very good friends of my brother’s growing up. Brent died of an overdose and Jake died by suicide in 2015. I was honored to attend this tournament as Miss Teen Kawartha Lakes, and proud to have partnered with Trent Valley Honda: https://www.tvhonda.com/, who generously donated 500.00 towards the Canadian Mental Health Association. This Ball tournament had an amazing turnout with many different teams playing in Memory of Brent and Jake, with a total of 21,895.70 raised!

I encourage anyone struggling with mental health to talk to someone they trust and/or visit http://cmhahkpr.ca/  for immediate help and information. Let’s raise awareness for mental health, and remember that being kind to a stranger can mean the world of a difference!

 

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She Matters 4 Canada

Cheryl Bear is the former She Matters spokesperson from the Nadleh Whutèn community in Northern British Columbia. Cheryl is an award-winning performer and educator who shares stories on the Indigenous life- the joy, sorrow, faith, and journey. Cheryl Bear is an excellent example of an amazing indigenous female leader who focuses on empowering and encourage women in Canada- aboriginal, or non-aboriginal.

She Matters 4 Canada is a Canadian Baptist organization that provides awareness for the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. In Canada, Aboriginal women are killed at six times the rate of non-aboriginal women, many have simply gone missing. Past years of She Matters have focused on girl education, microcredit for women entrepreneurs, and empowering female leaders- aboriginal or non-aboriginal. Women have the power to be the greatest influencers but are denied the opportunity because of gender inequality. Aboriginal women are a major part of our amazing country and the Canadian culture, which is why we need to do better and raise awareness. To learn more about, or support this campaign, visit https://www.cbmin.org/tag/she-matters/.

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It is truly an honor to be a Miss Teenage Canada Delegate 2018! Part of my journey to get where I am today involved a lot of hard work and determination, that helped me grow as a person and an athlete. Let me tell you about it!

I grew up in a really small town in the country called Lakefield. Lakefield is a town of community, you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone you know. As I grew up in farm country seeing horses every day, I knew I wanted to ride. I started riding on my 8th birthday when my grandma sent me to a riding academy. I instantly fell in love with horses and I knew I wanted to be a part of their world for the rest of my life.

I started to compete in showjumping and dressage when I was nine years old on my favorite pony, Dallas. As I grew up, I advanced to different horses and continued competing. As I got older, I started working and volunteering at a standardbred ex-racehorse rescue rehabilitation center. Seeing some of the badly abused horses come in was really hard, but assisting in rehabilitating them was very rewarding and I truly saw how much trust with the horses was necessary for a good outcome. Because I was homeschooled, I spent most of my time at the stables during the day and did schoolwork at night. When I was 14, I finally had enough money saved to start looking for the perfect horse, and that’s when I found Shadow. It was an instant bond from the beginning. I hadn’t even ridden him yet, and I knew he was the one! Shadow wasn’t fully trained yet but I was willing to put everything I had in training him to be a jumper.

Today Shadow is my best friend and the bravest athlete out there. He loves to jump and we just started competing on the A Circuit. It has been a really long journey to train him, and a lot of learning and patience. I’m really glad my parents wanted me to work for what I wanted, and If they had of just bought me the perfect jumper right away, I wouldn’t have learned how to be a trainer or have half of the bond I do with Shadow. Because my family supported me and encouraged me to work towards my goals, I’m even more grateful for Shadow then I ever would have been! This sport has taught me to stay humble in everything I do, and to work really hard.

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