Thank you for your generosity!

Being a miss teen Canada world involves a lot of work but a lot of fun as well! Every minute of work to get to Nationals is definitely worth it I have no doubts. I am currently living my little girl’s dream. Being on a stage in front of many people is something I dreamed of all my life. However, I’m a student and I could not afford to pay this entry fee by myself.  I am very lucky to have a supportive community who helped my dream become possible.

I would like to thank assurance aubin that was the first one to sponsor me!

Thank you to Expert Garage!

A huge thank you to pizza place for there big support, and for sponsoring me again this year! Make sure to stop by for some delicious food and great service of course! :p

 

Thank you to le companion hotel!

Thanks to Jean Diesel!

Thanks to CIBC my biggest sponsor so far!

Thanks to G. Rocheleau for allowing me to fundraise in his Independant grocer store for the third time!

 

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An accomplishment and  a life time memory…

The Miss Hearst NOFCC is the first pageant organized in my community. I am the one that decided to organized this pageant, of course, with the help of my friend Danica Rancourt and my mother Stephanie Fillion. This event was a huge success in my community. The reason I organized this pageant was to raise funds for NOFCC ( Northern Ontario Families Of Children With Cancer ) Northern Ontario Families of Children With Cancer is a non profit organization registered charity established in 1998 by a group of parents of children with cancer. These parents wanted to provide help and support to families, which was not available through other programs. Being parents themselves, they recognized the particular difficulties involved in caring for a child with cancer and the geographic challenges of living in the north. NOFCC serves all families who have been touched by childhood cancer, families with a child on active treatment, including those off treatment or receiving follow up care, and bereaved families. It was an honour to win the ambassador award at the Miss North Ontario Pageant. I am proud to say that I raised 7500$ for this worthy charity. I also decided to organized this pageant because I always had a goal to be a role model and to support my platform which is body image. I know what it is like to be a little girl that wished to be prettier, taller, skinnier, smarter and to fit in. Since the day I gained confidence and started to believe in myself, everything changed. Confidence is definitely the key to succeed. When you have confidence, you are happy with the way your are and that is the best thing that you can have. Believing in something is also a way to achieve a dream. If you know you can do something and you work hard for it, again, you will succeed. I wanted to learn to younger girls that they are beautiful, they are unique and they should NOT change. With the pageant I organized, we did workshops on self esteem, confidence, leadership and many more. I thought them how to embrace the person they are and be proud. I can proudly say that I helped 35 girls with their self esteem and I got to be a role model in the eyes of these little girls. Being able to live my dream by making 35 girls have the time of their lives is the best thing that ever happened to me. I want to keep being involved in my community and keep being a role model in more then just my community but all over Canada!

You can be the change…

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Everybody has different opinions, different priorities and different values. Something that I really hold to heart is self confidence, self esteem, being persistent and believing in the person you really are.

 At the miss north Ontario Regional Canada pageant, my top 15 question was : What is your definition of beauty? I answered: My definition of beauty is being confident and being proud of the person you are. Its about embracing yourself and not wanting to change the real you. You have your qualities, you have your flaws but these are what makes you, you.

My platform is body image. What I mean by body image is that I really support self confidence. I believe that every girl should accept who they are. Body image deals with how someone views their physical appearance and whether others find you attractive. Body image is always something young girls and women have on their minds. They are constantly wondering whether they are skinny enough, look good enough, everything! But since when did beauty become an obsession, where is all the passion? What happened too loving the person you really are, instead of wishing you looked like a movie star. Society is the one to blame, after all, we are the reason beauty became a game. Beauty is not suppose to be something that consumes you, you have to be proud of the real you, beauty isn’t suppose to be something you can by, It doesn’t come from the clothes , makeup of hair color. But why are so many girls falling apart, cant they remember that true beauty comes from the heart? We might be tanned, have great skin and be a size 2, but having a pretty mind and a pretty heart is much better I can assure you.

Beauty comes from the inner self. Pageants made me realize what beauty is all about, It gave me many different perception of the world and many different opportunity, I wish that one day I can make a difference in society and show younger girls that they are beautiful , they should embrace and be proud of the person they are. With self esteem and confidence, you can achieve anything you set your mind too! I want to define what it is to be beautiful, there’s too many people that wakes up in the morning and look in the mirror, first thing they  do is criticize them selves: too fat to thin, to small, to tall . Too many are striving to be someone they can never be, instead of embracing the person they really are. I believe that media’s are influencing too many people by showing a message that too be happy, to be successful, too be beautiful you have too look like this or like that. THAT IS NOT TRUE! To be beautiful, you must be you and not anybody else! I want to make an impact in women’s life and show them that they should stop worrying about there body image. Beauty comes in every shapes, size and color. Everybody is unique and that’s what makes a person beautiful.

 

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How it all started . . .

Free The Children’s mission is to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. And we couldn’t have a better blueprint for success: the organization was founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he gathered 11 school friends to begin fighting child labour. He was 12. That morning, Craig flipped through the Toronto star in search of the comics, he was struck by a story. A raw, but courageous story of a boy his age named Iqbal. Iqbal Masih was born in South Asia and sold into slavery at the age of four. In his short life, he had spent six years chained to a carpet-weaving loom. Iqbal captured the world’s attention by speaking out for children’s rights. Eventually, Iqbal’s wide media coverage caught the attention of those who wished to silence him. At 12, Iqbal lost his life defending the rights of children. What Craig learned from Iqbal’s story was that the bravest voice can live in the smallest body. Craig had to do something. A movement begins. Craig gathered together a small group of his Grade 7 classmates from his Thornhill, Ontario, school and Free The Children was born.Free the children from poverty. Free the children from exploitation. Free the children from the notion that they are powerless to effect change. Those are the messages that sparked Craig’s passion, and continue to fuel the mission of the organization today. Every day the movement grows and every day more young people are free to achieve their fullest potential.Today, Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner, with more than 1.7 million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. As Miss teen Hearst world 2013  delegate, I am beyond happy to be able to raise money for this charity, especially after reading about a little boy who  had this amazing idea by himself. If you would like to read more on Free the children, visit->http://www.freethechildren.com/about-us/our-story/ Anyone can make a difference!!

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Hello from Miss Teen Hearst World 2013!! Like many of you know, to get something you truly want, you have to work for it! You can’t sit on your couch and wait for it to happen! In the past year, I can definitely say that success came in my way!! I sure did work hard for it!  My first accomplishment was taking part of the Miss North Ontario 2012 pageant, I got to learn so many things about myself and develop new interest. That is the day that I fell in love with pageants! The MNO pageant was such an amazing experience for me , I was selected for MTCW but did not go because I wanted to take the year to get more experience. I decided to go back to MNO since I had so much fun last year and got selected again this year MTCW!:)  Another one of my accomplishments was taking part of the Miss teen Ontario North pageant in Cochrane last year. I had fun meeting all the girls and staff!! I finished First runner up and got Northern Ontario’s best model.

I had the opportunity to participate in the ELLE leadership camp held in Montreal. Over 300 girls applied and only 30 girls were accepted, I was one of the lucky ones 😉 We spent the week in Montreal with inspiring young ladies who just like me, likes to be involved in their community. We were thought many tips on how to get involved in our community. Elle is a national leadership program for young  women between 16 to 25 years of age. The ELLE program includes a 5-day leadership training, networking opportunities, and Leadership Capacity Grants. Through skill building, peer  learning and reflection; young women develop personal and community  leadership skills to foster social innovation. I learned so much about myself during this experience, but also other people from all over Canada. The diversity of the group brought together so many different perspectives. It was a very enjoyable experience, and I feel so   fortunate to have been able to participate in it. It will truly have a lasting effect on my life. If you believe in issues in your community that no one seems to take very seriously, then imagine a place where a bunch of amazing girls  are  passionate about these issues as well and want to help you solve  the  problems and give you all their advice and help.

I believe that a person can achieve anything she sets her mind to, with hard work, persistence, passion and faith!!

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If some of you don’t know, being a pageant girl is a lot of work! As a pageant contestant, you have to be involved in your community as much as you can, practice walking in heels, practice public speaking, exercise, live a healthy life style and more! However, aside from my pageant world, I am involved in many things!

I started figure skating at the age of 5 for at least 8 years in the Hearst figure skating club, I am also in synchronized skating in the northern delights team. Figure skating is a sport I enjoy, I get to hang out with my friends and skating at the same time. Synchronized skating is a team of girls moving together on the ice as one movement at high speeds. Figure skating is the first sport that introduced teamwork in my life. Synchronized skating is all about working together, encouraging and helping each other, doing the same steps at the same time, having fun and making new cheers every year!  Skating also thought me how to work hard , be persistent and have dedication in order to succeed!

 

HOCKEY GIRL!

Being raised in Hearst, I soon noticed that we are big hockey fans! Claude Giroux, NHL player in Philadelphia Flyers is from Hearst. In Hearst, there is as much girls then boys that pays hockey. I played in several teams such as  Ice cats, Pink ladies, Dare and many different teams! I made many friends and had fun trips for hockey tournaments. I had the best hockey coach ever; my dad. He is the main reason why I have so many dedication in everything I do. He always told me to give my 100% and finished by saying that if you did your best, you succeeded even if you didn’t get the gold medal. Like figure skating, hockey is also a team sport, I learned how to communicate, pass the puck and work with team to perform well. I also learned to trust my instincts and believe in myself!

 

COWGIRL!!

Ridding horses is one of my passion, when I get some free time I definitely enjoy some time outside on a sunny day ridding  my horses in a nice trail! This is one of my horses; Britney. Going to the barn is also something that I enjoy since I get to spend time with my mother and sister who are very passionate about horses.

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Hello from Miss Teen Hearst World 2013! My name is Kara Fillion, I am seventeen years old in grade 11th.  I am very excited to be the first girl to represent Hearst Ontario at the miss Teen Canada World Pageant. I am proud of where I am from. Hearst is a nice small French community filled with passionate people willing to make our town a better place. Although it is very cold during winter time,  It is the perfect place for fishing, hunting and outdoors activities. I am looking forward to the wonderful journey I have ahead.  I was selected for MTCW at the Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant 2013 were I placed first runner up, I won the ambassador Award for the contestant that raised the most money for NOFCC ( Northern Ontario Families Of Children With Cancer) and I also got the finalist medals for public speaking and beauty with a purpose based on my community work and accomplishments. I had so much fun at the MNORCP and I met 42 amazing young ladies who are beautiful inside and out. Isn’t it what pageants are suppose to be? Having fun, Learning new things on yourself, self development, self-esteem and confidence, believing in your dreams, embracing the person you truly are, education, promoting tourism and meeting friends. Pageants made me realize that there is nothing more beautiful in life then someone who is true to who they are. Someone that can look in the mirror and say: wow, I would never change for anybody else then me. Life is about being you, you were born in this body for a reason. Everyone has their flaws and their qualities, what makes a person special is what they do with it. We are born with flaws so that we can be unique and we should accept that. True beauty comes from within, if you shine in the inside in will shine through the outside! I am happy to be able to show people in my community what pageants are really about. I am excited to be the one who brought something new in Hearst and showed people that pageants is one of the best thing a young women should do in order to believe in herself and succeed in life!

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