I’d love to give you a little update on some of the recreational* (not for judging overall marks) activities I’ve been up to!
If you’ve kept up with my social media, you’ll know I’m an extremely busy person. In the mere hours of the day I’ve jammed more activities than I would have ever dreamt of doing if I were to come to Toronto on my own.
Curious as to what what I do for fun?
Here we go!
Before, you heard me talk of Nuvango; a Toronto based designer clothing brand who sponsored each delegate one item of clothing!
All 54 of us got to learn the secret behind how the give pants that “dance”.
The most interesting thing about this tour was not that every step and process of the business occurred from the one same building, or that they have a photo studio built into their headquarters, or even that they had a “work dog” who roamed around the officer keeping all company… The most interesting thing (to me, at least) was that every single employee dressed like a hipster. Hipster? Yes. I’m talking oversized glasses, ripped skinnies, button up shirts and converse. And I loved it. (Okay, maybe that’s not THE MOST interesting part, I have to admit, the fact that the entire headquarters are run from a refurbished old building is pretty neat too, as well as that they have a rooftop landing and some pretty awesome clothes AND phone cases!)
Overall, I gained a new appreciation for the fashion industry and art, as I learned it from head to toe!…. Or should I say hat to sock 😉.
Another super fun event I partook in was visiting the Bata Shoe Museum! Who ever planned this trip knew what was uppppppp! Every girl loves shoes, but not every girl loves shoes as much as I do! In this fun tour, I got to view the evolution of shoes (Did you know at certain times in the past, the height of your shoe determined your wealth?) as well as view many shoes worn by famous celebrities such as Shaquille O’neal! I was “pumped” go see this, and it did not disappoint!
I should have started my list with this event, let’s go back to square one. We went to Square One mall! This amazing mall sponsored each delegate a $30 shopping spree, as well as coupons to various stores! The term “shop ’till you drop” was truly applying to me, and my “comfy wedges” didn’t turn out as comfy as I had hoped they would be, and I worried I wouldn’t be able to stand for much longer, so I bought a pair of (for real this time) comfy wedges! I also splurged and bought a new lip colour to add to my collection. MUA! Love it. #SQ1
Everyone has heard of Nirvana, but not everyone knows that it is also an Indian restaurant! We had the privilege of eating delectable Indian cuisine, while at the same time being filmed as a feature for a Canadian Food TV show! We practiced out Indian dancing, as well as ate so much butter chicken that the food babies were starting to show!
Golf! When I was younger, I used to golf almost every day with my dad, as we live backed on to a golf course. My younger brother would always join, and eventually he caught up to my skill. Once my brother passed my golfing abilities, I averted my attention to other hobbies (I mean, who wants their younger sibling to be better than them, am I right?). Today, my younger brother is the junior club champion at a local course, and on the day of my competition, he will be competing in his biggest golf tournament to date. I am very proud of him, and used some tips he taught me as I was given putting, chipping, and driving lessons, and I even ended up in FINALS for the putting contest (thanks Mat!). This all was at the wonderful Ryall Golf Academy, and even if they didn’t give us each flowers, it still would be considered one of my favourite memories on trip so far!
After a day of showing off some fancy UV arm sleeves on the golf course, we were treated to an AMAZING lunch at the club house, and we even got to meet some ex Toronto Maple Leaf players who stopped by for a golf tournament!
To end the night off, we got to put our video game skills to the test at Dave and Buster’s Arcade after enjoying supper at their restaurant.
Today, I FINALLY GOT TO WORK OUT! Staying active is something very very important to me, and with the hype of this week, I haven’t had the chance to go to a gym or work out! Today, we had an amazing workout with The Fitness Project, focusing on strength, cardio, and flexibility. It felt awesome. (Fun fact, I would do 30 mins of cardio + weight training every day for months leading up to nationals, as well as followed strict eating guides, so although my body may not be perfect, I definitely worked to get the way I am, and saw positive changes in my body and mind along the way)
*hunger games whistle*
Remember dodgeball? Yeah you do. It’s a favourite by teenagers. Miss Teenage Canada doesn’t just find “normal” teenagers though, it looks for OUTSTANDING teenagers, and so we have been doing everything up styled, including our clothing choices. We also decided to upgrade “normal” dodgeball, and add some emphasis to our competitive sides by adding BOWS AND ARROWS to the mix. That’s right. Take away the dodgeball me and replace it with a real life hunger games scene. Talk about a good time at Archer’s Arena. #gameoffoam #combatarchery #archeryarena #toronto
Imagine a burrito. Good. Now imagine sushi. Awesome. Now imagine a burrito sized sushi roll. Perfect. Soooooo perfect. That’s what I had from lunch from Fish’d by Edo. It is now my new favourite food… It was too good.
And what am I doing RIGHT NOW? Well obviously I’m doing what I love; writing. What else? Resting, as tomorrow I have a big day hitting the national stage for the first time in Premilimary Judging. Wish me luck ❤️
Thanks for checking in, hope your days are going as great as mine are!
Lots of love,