It has been a crazy few weeks and I finally have the chance to sit down and blog. From doing a spring runway at Eatalia, to speaking at a Hard of Hearing conference, and to organizing an event in my school, I have had no time!
On Sunday, April 12th I volunteered as a model at the Spring Runway at Eatalia. All the proceeds went to The Education Outreach Program for children at the Burlington Performing Arts Center. I also got a chance to give a speech during this event. I modeled for Mirella’s Ladies boutique, Anise Apothecary, Forever Summer, Fits for You, Lingerie D’Amour, and Joelle’s. I want to give a huge shout-out and thank you to Mirella’s Ladies Boutique. Mirella sponsored my gorgeous gown for the Miss Teenage Ontario pageant, and she also is the one who got me involved in these amazing events!
It was a great day and I had an awesome time modelling for the Spring Runway! Check me out in the SNAP Burlington newspaper! https://burlington.snapd.com/event/822304#/
The next event I attended was VOICE Hard of Hearing annual conference on May 2nd. I had the opportunity to speak to teenagers about how we shouldn’t let our disability stop us from doing anything we are passionate about. It was great speaking with teens who are going through the same disability as me.
All of the teens and kids out there, keeping on going and don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t. If you want to do something, believe in yourself and you will be able to accomplish anything. “Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more…believing in yourself.”–Harry Potter
To end off this blog post and my crazy few weeks, the last event that I’ll be talking is the event that my best friend, Shreya Singh, and I organized at our school. We organized the event called the Art Face-Off. I organized this event to fund-raise money for Free the Children, my charity for the pageant. There were 11 artists from White Oaks Secondary School that competed in a live painting competition.They each had thirty minutes to create a piece of art work. Guest judges such as Puneet Kohli (winner of art battle city Mississauga, winner of Golden Horseshoe region, is on the board of AGM) and Arti Tanna (sketch artist, graduate of commercial arts, India and art restoration, Italy). Rogers TV and Oakville Beaver also came to feature this event. The Art Face-Off was a fantastic event. Check out the newspaper article here! http://www.insidehalton.com/whatson-story/5606742-oakville-school-holds-arts-faceoff-for-free-the-children/
While the last few weeks have been busy with all of these events and the fact that exams are coming soon, I had a great time planning and volunteering!