Miss Teenage Canada Announces its National Search for 50 Semi-Finalists

May 06, 2009 — National Search continues from March 28 – May 31, 2009 In Nine Cities from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, NFLD

May 05, 2009

Toronto, ON:  The Miss Teenage Canada Pageant is the only Pageant that conducts provincial competitions to select National finalists and has the rights to send its winner to represent Canada at the Miss Teen World Pageant.  Organizers are searching the country for fifty Canadian teen girls to compete for the title of Miss Teenage Canada in nine Canadian cities this spring.  This final competition will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the John Bassett Theatre at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto.

Girls aged 13 – 19 from across Canada will compete for the coveted title and the largest prize package awarded in a Canadian teen pageant. Over $25,000 in cash, prizes, and scholarships will be awarded to talented aspiring teens.

This year, “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” is much more than slogan for Miss Teenage Canada.   Miss Teenage Canada provides the opportunity to be an ambassador for Canada and its mandate is to empower youth to take a leadership role in their communities.  Girls will develop new interests, become a positive role model, and contribute to projects in their community by raising funds for FREE THE CHILDREN.  The girls will also be focusing on academics, building self-confidence and learn about all of the qualities that enable a young woman to become a leader of tomorrow.   The search began in Ontario early in 2009 and started to travel across Canada on February 22 to Calgary, Alberta and March 8th to St John’s, Newfoundland.

FREE THE CHILDREN will be the official charity of choice for the MTC-W Pageant and National Delegates will embark on a fundraising campaign in their respective communities to raise funds for FREE THE CHILDREN.  All delegates will be required to raise $400 as a prerequisite into the National MTC-W Pageant scheduled for July 25, 2009.  The pageant goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the year.


Victoria, BC  March 28th 29th  7:30pm -9:30pm Delta Hotel & Spa

Saskatoon, SK April 4th & 5th  7:30pm -9:30pm TCU Place

Winnipeg, MB April 18th & 19th  7:30pm -9:30pm, Winnipeg Convention Centre

Nova Scotia Halifax May 9th & 10th 7:30 pm -9:30 pm, Location t.b.c.

Moncton, NB & PEI May 23rd – 24th 7:30pm -9:30pm, Location t.b.c.

Quebec Montreal May 30th & 31st 7:30 pm -9:30 pm, Location t.b.c.

Current Provincial Winners:

Miss Teen Ontario-World: Chelsae Durocher

Miss Teen Alberta-World: Wendy Huang

Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador-World: Chelsea Squires

Twenty-eight girls from Cities in Alberta and Ontario currently hold regional titles.

“The MTCW experience has given me confidence and has helped me grow into the person I am today. Director, Michelle Weswaldi, inspires me and has taught me to live healthy and be a positive role model to other girls.” Katie Starke, 2008 Miss Teenage Canada.

Reigning Miss Teenage Canada Katie Starke (Uxbridge, ON) is currently attending York University on an Academic and Hockey Scholarship.  She had placed 6th overall at Miss Teen World in August 2008.

Miss Teenage Canada is still accepting applications for girls to apply to participate in the remaining provinces. To select the National finalist’s applicants must first be prequalified in an interview and then compete on stage against 35-45 other contenders. 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 top 41 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 on July 25.

For more information please visit

www.missteenagecanada.com | www.freethechildren.com


Media Contacts:  dkpr public relations inc.  Deborah Knight  or Chris Binet, publicist tel: (416) 363-1255 email:  dknight@dkpr.ca or chris@dkpr.ca

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