The National Search is on for Canadas Miss Teen Queen Hero

Miss Teenage Canada hosts a week long search for tomorrow’s leader playing host to 70 philanthropic teen girls

Miss Teenage Canada (MTC-W) announces their 2010 national quest for this year’s teen queen successor through the week of July 10th-18th. 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, and the finals will be held on July 17th , 2010 at The Metro Convention Centre.

“I am proud to host this National Search as MTC-W which offers thousands of girls across the country the opportunity to grow, and be a positive role model in each of their community.  MTC-W fosters diversity and acceptance – while instilling confidence by educating young women in the areas of leadership, commitment, image and self-esteem,” says Michelle Weswaldi, MTC-W’s Executive Director. “These girls are healthy role models, and are truly the leaders of tomorrow.  We offer them a chance to stand up, stand out and be their own kind of beautiful.”

Partnering with Free the Children – in 2009 MTC-W raised well over $49,000 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 Keyna and have first-hand interaction visiting the projects.

“This past year as the reining Miss Teenage Canada has been beyond extraordinary.  It has given me the confidence to excel as a leader of tomorrow, and has taught me to live healthy and be a positive role model to other girls,” explains Siera Bearchell, MTW-C 2009.  “ I’ve also had the opportunity to blog ( about my experience and travels, including revolver electronic cigarettes my recent trip to Kenya for Free The Children – which was a once in a lifetime experience.”

About Miss Teenage Canada: ( 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 Teen Canada-World 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: ( the Children’s domestic program provide North American youth with the confidence and leadership skills they need to take action on social issues in their communities and overseas. Their motto for these programs are “educate, engage and empower,” a three step process that helps young people develop into socially-conscious global citizens.


For more information or media interview requests on the organization or individual contestants, please contact: Michelle Calvert, Lucid Communications, – 416.640.5675,

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