For Immediate Release
Miss Teenage Canada Crowned in Toronto
Toronto, ON: Michelle Weswaldi, Executive Director of Miss Teen Canada-World, today announced the winner of the Search for Miss Teen Canada-World 2010 held Saturday, July 17th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The winner is CHANNING SMENDZIUK, aged 16 from Brandon, Manitoba.
Girls 13-19 years of age from all over Canada competed in Toronto, Ontario for the coveted title of Miss Teenage Canada 2010. Provincial competitions have been conducted from coast-to-coast over the last few months offering thousands of girls aged 13-19 the opportunity to compete for the coveted title and the largest prize package awarded in a Canadian Teen Competition. The MTC-W Competition is the only national search that conducts provincial competitions across the country to select over 70 finalists for 2010. It also offers over $25,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships will be awarded to talented aspiring teens.
Partnering with Free the Children – this year they raised well over $73,000 for this Toronto based charity – which empowers children in North America to take action to improve the lives of fellow children overseas. Each girl is required to raise $400 as a prerequisite into the National MTC-W Contest, and the winner will have the opportunity to travel to Kenya and have first-hand interaction visiting the projects.
The new Miss Teenage Canada 2010, CHANNING SMENDZIUK, 16, is a gifted dancer. Over the years she has received many scholarships and awards for her dancing. Her commitment, determination and hard work was rewarded when she was accepted into two of Canada’s most prestigious Ballet Schools, The National Ballet School in Toronto and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Channing also teaches pre-ballet classes to the future stars of tomorrow.
She is looking forward to competing at the Miss Teen World Competition in August at the Hilton Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, and afterwards, her Me to We trip to continue her work with Free The Children.
About Miss Teenage Canada: (www.missteenagecanada.com)
MTC-W Competition is the only national search that conducts provincial competitions across the country to select over 70 finalists for 2010. The staged show produced in each province is to showcase the girls’ talents and the overall winner becomes “Miss Teen” of their home province. The remaining finalists are awarded city titles and invited to travel to Toronto with nine other provincial winners to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada.
This is the only competition that has the rights to send the winner to the International Miss Teen World Competition. Organizers have searched the country for the best of the best. These Canadian teenage finalists are those who will compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada to represent Canada. Miss Teenage Canada 2010 will go on to represent the country and compete in Houston, Texas, for the coveted Miss Teen-World title in August. This final Canadian competition will be held in downtown Toronto on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Miss Teenage Canada provides the finalist with the opportunity to be an ambassador for Canada with the mandate to empower youth to take a leadership role in their communities and to create world-changing actions through Free the Children- last year MTC-W raised over $49,000 for Free the Children. The girls will also be judged on academic achievement, presentation and self-confidence and community contributions. All of these qualities will enable a young woman to become a leader of tomorrow.
About Free The Children
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards across North America. Visit www.freethechildren.com to learn more.
For more information or media interview requests on the organization or individual contestants, please contact: Michelle Calvert, Lucid Communications, email@example.com, 416.640.5675