Hello! I am Lindsey, your Miss Teenage Northern Nova Scotia 2017! I am eager to share this incredible journey with you. But to begin I think its important you get to know me. I am 17 years old born and raised in the small town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Our town has a strong sense of community and much history attached. I will be graduating from Pictou Academy, one of the oldest high schools in Canada, in June. Our school itself holds so much history and pride. We are a small graduating class of only 31 which has given us the opportunity to become very close. I am looking forward to seeing all of my fellow classmates pursue their dreams and accomplish their goals. With my high school career coming to an end, I am looking forward to beginning a new adventure at Saint Francis Xavier University. In the Fall of 2017, I will enter into the Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics Program at St.fx.

I am involved in many extra circulars within my school. I have been a part of Students Council as a class representative, Yearbook as a senior photographer, grad and school clothing committee as the head, and also a member of prom committee. Additionally, I am involved in my schools track and field team as a sprinter and a jumper. This diverse group of committees has taught me much about working as a team and has created many strong friendships.

In addition to all of my school activities, I am involved in many community sports. I am an accomplished highland dancer who has had the opportunity to represented Nova Scotia twice at the Canadian Championship. Dance was a big part of my life until age 13 when the sport of gymnastics became my main focus. Gymnastics requires a great deal of dedication as I train 13 plus hours every week at the Pictou County Gymnastics Club. With much hard work I have also made team Nova Scotia for gymnastics while qualifying for the Atlantic Championship.

As well as being involved in many sports I have also taken part in a great deal of music and theatre. I have taken piano and fiddle lessons for many years and with the knowledge I gained from those I self taught myself guitar. I have also been involved in many school musicals and plays including Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz and The Truth about Cinderella.

Lastly, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and support of my wonderful family. I come from a close knit family of four, with my amazing parents David and Denise and my older sister Harmony. I couldn’t ask for better parents. They are incredibly caring and supportive of everything I am involved in. I am beyond grateful to say that my beautiful sister doubles as my best friend. She is 22 years old and is currently enrolled in the Education program at Saint Francis Xavier University. I am extreamly proud of my sister and everything she has done. She has been such an amazing role model for me throughout the years.



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Miss Teenage Canada has recently began a new competition “Top Model Search”.  www.topmodelsearchcanada.com If you have always dreamed of being a model, this is the perfect way to launch your career.  The competition is August 12-17 in Toronto,  then onto Miss Supranatural- Top Model of the World- Miss Intercontinental!

No experience required, no professional photos needed to apply, you must be between the ages of 17-26.

Top Model Search is a great experience, you will get to meet so many new people, and have the time of your life.  I would really enjoy this competition because I love modelling.  Having fun on stage is what I do best!

I would like to wish good luck to all the girls, have fun and be yourselves.

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I have always dreamed about walking across a huge stage competing for the title Miss Teenage Canada! Who would have thought coming from a small town like New Glasgow, I would be lucky enough to get the chance to compete for Miss Teenage Canada! Im going to come home with so much, a experience to last a life time, new friends and so much more! I have always loved performing on stage, or even just performing for anyone who would just sit and watch! Miss Teenage Canada partners with Free The Children this is such a great cause and I am very happy I get to raise money for them and support children around the world who are less fortunate than me! Free The Children was founded in 1995 created by Criag Kielburger who was only 12 years old, he gathered 11 school friends to help fight child labour! I had the great fortunate to meet Nazanin Afahin-Jam. Nazanin was crowned Miss World Canada and Miss world Americas in 2003 as well as Miss world runner up. She is a strong human rights activist and an inspiration to girls and women!

When I began this journey several months ago, I had no idea how both challenging and exhiliarating it would be.  I’ve been humbled by the community support I have received from both friends and strangers.  I have met and received tremendous support from a former Miss Teen Canada contestant from the 1980’s.  This wonderful lady has persued and has a successful career in provincial politics.  She is a huge asset to our community.  I feel that the Miss Teenage Canada produces many future leaders and humanitarians.   I am confident that I can go forward and change the world in a positive manner.

Miss Teenage Canada  produces wonderful young women who know that inner beauty and confidence will lead them to great things in the future.  It teaches all delegates that being a positive role model in your community is of the utmost  importance.  Miss Teenage Canada delegates leave the experience changed for the better, they go on to become strong young women who are the future of the vast nation we live in.


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My platform is mental health and I really wanted to learn so much more then I already knew,  I had the chance to go to a support group fro mental health and just listen in and ask questions. I was very nervous to go at first not knowing what to expect but once I got there I became very comfortable and everyone was so kind and brave!

This was defintley very different then just sitting in my class room listening to my teacher and reading books on different types of mental health but getting to meet real people who struggle with it everyday,  it was so different to hear their stories and to understand just a little bit more of what they go through it was truly amazing and they are such amazing strong people!

All the people I met were all so brave and were all role models to me. I learned so much and it was definitley a experience i will never forget,  I was shocked and very sad to hear some stories but other stories were for sure positive.

I truly believe no body understands what people go through every day not even a doctor no one understands unless you are going through it too. The stigmas NEED to be removed and to do that we all need to work together.

I left the meeting feeling very grateful but also so sad for people that have to go through that everyday I know it can’t be easy but this is why i chose mental health for my platform and I believe someday I will make a difference!

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This past week I had the honour of meeting Reese a young cancer survivor! She is only 3 years old and has already beat blood cancer. April 27 is her new birthday it is the day she beat cancer so every year on this day everyone comes together to do a walk/run with Reese! It was so much fun I got to run with my best friend Olivia and my mom, when we got back from the run we had lots of fun there were prizes to be won and food to be eaten! I got pictures with Reese and I was so excited and honoured I got to meet her she was such a sweet, strong and brave little girl! 

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Hi, I’m Makayla,and  I’m very excited to be the current Miss Teenage Northern Nova Scotia! I live in Pictou County with my family of 5, my brother Zach, sister Jordan, my mom Deanna and my dad Darrell. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old dance is something I’m very passionate about!  I enjoy running, shopping and being arround my friends! I attended the first We Day held in the Atlantic Provinces, it was so much fun and a great experience! I go to New Glasgow Junior High School and I am involved with student leadership and Teens for change! I have run the past few years in the Johnny Miles Marthon, student 5k challenge  and will be running again this year.  The Johnny Miles Marathon has occurred in New Glasgow since 1975 .

I really enjoy meeting new people which has alot to do with why I have entered this competition. I like  to spend  spare time volunteering with small children, which I have done alot of in the past year.  I really enjoy summers  living in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia which  truly is Canadas Ocean Playground complete  with wonderful people and lots of history.  Please visit my facebook page and get to know me, I hope you enjoy.  www.facebook.com/MakaylaMissTeenNorthNs

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