Hello! Welcome to my first Blog!

My name is Shelly and I am so honored to say that I am your new Miss Teenage New Brunswick 2015.
I am so pleased to be representing my beautiful province of New Brunswick at the nationals, Miss Teenage Canada 2015 which will be held in Toronto Ontario this August.

I’m 17 years old and I am a 2015 graduate of CSC LaFontaine high school in Néguac NB.
I recently organised a pageant for a fundraising event for the graduates of CSC LaFontaine 2015, which turned out to be a great success. During this past year I also volunteered with the grade 3 students to help them improve their reading skills.

I will be continuing my studies in policing and correctional training. My goal is to become a member of the RCMP, to have a role in ensuring the safety and security of those in the communities and working with Youth Crime Prevention.

I come from a multicultural family. My father is acadian and my mother is aboriginal. I have a very talented brother who loves music and I am also proud to be an aunt to my little nephew Leo.

I am very proud of my heritage and I have a continuous desire to learn all about my cultures.  Whether it’s wearing my red, white, blue and yellow star or wearing my regalia, you can find me every August 15th celebrating the Acadian day or dancing in Pow Wows. I enjoy celebrating my Acadian culture by participating in parades and singing and dancing in the “Tintamar”.

It is very apparent that I have a passion for dancing. I have been dancing since I was 4 years old, and I have discovered my new passion in 2009, the Fancy Shawl Dancing. The Fancy Shawl dancing is a traditional aboriginal dance for women. The women’s fancy shawl dance represents the opening of a cocoon when the butterfly emerges.
You can find me dancing the Traditional Fancy Shawl every occasion I have. I have been invited to several events around the province to share my wonderful dancing “fancy shawl” and at various schools throughout the province during the heritage week with my group the “Wegatusgk Dancer”.  I am also a coach and a mentor to the youth in my community and am also teaching the young girls the traditional dance. I want to continue to encourage the youth, motivates them to be proud of who they are!

I am also very implicated in my community, by helping out in various charitable events such as, IWK, Relay for Life, for the three fallen members (Taking back the neighborhood block party) and organizing fundraising events such as talents shows and pageants for the schools in my community.  I also had the opportunity to be judge in several pageants in my province.

My goal as Miss Teenage New Brunswick is to be a role model for the youth not only in my community but to all the youth everywhere! I want them to believe in themselves and encourage them to follow their dreams, no matter what their dreams are.
Dreams do come true if you believe, as my dream is coming true!

Hope you enjoyed reading about me and hope you continue to follow me during this wonderful journey of Miss Teenage New Brunswick 2015.

Thank you, Merci, Wela’lin !

Shelly xox

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