Hi everyone – We have our 2nd Blog Assignment:

Tell us about your platform, why you chose it, what it means to you and what you would do as Miss Teenage Canada to promote that platform.

My platform is to raise awareness for sick and disadvantaged children.  Too many children suffer in this world due to illness or social circumstances.  Too many children live in poverty and don’t have access to proper nutrition which can impact their ability to learn, play, and grow.  Alicia Recital 2

My platform is important to me because I love children and they deserve to be happy and healthy and should enjoy life.  Children are innocent beings and should not suffer hardships and pain in their younger years.11075042_10152754525421752_515992813_n 11121104_10152754525566752_1622686157_nI plan to be a pediatric nurse one day so that I can help make a difference in their lives.  I plan to work with children and their families.  I am a caring person and I would like to help others when they need it the most.  I also value living a healthy, active lifestyle and I feel that I would be a good role model to young children and youth so that they can aspire to lead a healthy life as well.  Living a clean life can prevent many illnesses and can have a positive impact on our longer term health overall.11178422_10152802078946752_442194371_n

Millstream Fun Fair 7I have appreciated fundraising for the Free the Children Charity.  It has been a valuable and rewarding experience to learn and be apart of this organization and the work that they do.  Free the Children founders Mark and Craig, encourage youth to become empowered to take action both locally and globally to influence positive change in the world.  I really like this “call to action” and feel that Miss Teenage Canada encourages us to all do this.Thrifty's foods - fundraising 10320415_1863403240550972_3835619942257467774_nBottle Drive

As part of my platform, in addition to fundraising for Free the Children, I have focused most of my efforts around supporting children’s charities and events such as:

  • Foster Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • Times Colonist 10K – Family Fun Run
  • Touch-a-truck pediatric cancer fundraiser event
  • Various Elementary school fun fairs
  • Children’s Summer Camp – dance introduction

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I have also signed on as a volunteer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority and when I get back from Toronto I will be volunteering for various pediatric programs at Victoria General Hospital and Westshore Health Unit.

If crowned Miss Teenage Canada I would be thrilled to use this opportunity to grow awareness around my platform and would like to continue to fund raise for Free the Children and visit one of the sites to contribute my help directly, as well as volunteer at a We Day event.  I would also like to continue to promote and support various local and national charities that support children.  I would be honoured to be a spokesperson for a local children’s charity and help to fund raise within my community as well.

The Miss Teenage Canada pageant is more than a “beauty” contest as many may think.  This is an opportunity for young women to be leaders in their communities and to make a positive difference in this world.  I am so grateful for every opportunity that this journey has given me  – in order to give back to others.  I would encourage everyone to get involved in what matters to them!!

Thanks for reading,

Love Alicia xo

Written by: Alicia

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