My Name is Saige Edwards I am 14 years old and I am the current reigning Miss Jr. Teen Calgary. I will be graduating grade eight and moving to sports high school which I will be partaking in a dance program this upcoming year. I am an official candidate for Miss Teenage Canada. The charity of choice is the Children’s Wish Foundation. The causes that I support are Alzheimer’s Society, Children’s Wish Foundation, Humane Society. I also support the Breast Cancer Society because I have had a close personal loss from it. Some of the things that I enjoy are modeling, acting, dancing competitively, singing, swimming, paddle boarding, boating, and many more. Pageants are a way for kids, teens, and adults to get out of their comfort zone and practice their public speaking, interview skills, and runway walking.
Fundraiser For Children’s Wish Foundation
I had my fundraiser for Children’s Wish Foundation last weekend. It was a bottle drive and bbq. I would like to thank everyone who came out to the event and donated their bottles. I have also set up a go fund me page for people that were interested in donating but couldn’t make it. I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped out and supported me throughout this event.
My platform is the Alzheimer’s society because my grandmother has dementia and Alzheimer’s. She has been getting worse and there is no way to fix it, which is why I feel that it is so important to spread awareness. I am going to be helping out at run/walks, and at the facility. The disease does not only affect the person but also their family members and friends. The disease usually starts off in the temporal lobe which is the memories in the brain. It usually then moves to the cerebral cortex which is where behaviours and social interaction along with speaking occurs in the brain. In the worse stage it starts to affect how you do things along with eating.
I had an amazing day two days ago. I helped out in Cochrane ads a volunteer for their celebration. I was in charge of the games area for kids, which had oversized games. I helped out there until 4:00pm which is when the weather started to turn bad and poured on all of us. After that I went into downtown Calgary to get dinner and watch the fireworks. The fireworks were the best I have ever seen they lasted for longer than ten minutes.