Monday, 9 June 2014

BCQ 2014 Highlights!!!

What an amazing experience I had at the first-ever Black Canadian Awards this past weekend! It was so thrilling to be a Beauty Pageant contestant representing Saskatoon, SK and being honoured for my local community involvement!

Follow along with me and view the highlights of the night below:

Here I am in the dressing room of the "Queen Elizabeth Theater" getting ready for the pageant, we can call this my "Before Picture":

Also got my hair done in this original twisted up-do by hairstylist Leticia Hayton of Beauty Time! Loved it!!! #sograteful 

With the help of talented make-up artists and other behind the scenes magic, this "After picture" was produced: 

I am in love withe the crown's design #glitterandsparkle

Our grand entrance into the event:

Fellow inspiring contestants:

Back-stage conversations with presenters and contestants as well as I was excited to meet mayoral hopeful Olivia Chow, as far as I'm concerned she will become the next mayor of Toronto #watchandwait

Photo Credit: Mitchel Raphael
#BringBackOurGirls tribute on-stage with Olivia Chow and fellow community activists 

Photo Credit: Mitchel Raphael
The beauty on my left won the "Humanitarian Award" and I won the "Most Accomplished" based on the following highlights:
  • Raised over $4400 in in-kind sponsorships and private donations through the "Go Fund Me" campaign (surpassing my goal of $1000 and totaling $1070 in 26 days)
  • Promoted the Black Canadian Awards event and pageant involvement through various social media channels including this Official site, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube
  • Live Guest appearances on "The Chonilla Network" and "The Lori and Cher Show" podcasts as part my pageant campaign

Pics with my supporters:

After party-outfit sponsored by Roxanne Woodley, owner of Tonic and Farminista brands and Dr. Dolores Sandoval, my mentor:

I would also like to give SPECIAL THANKS to all of my sponsors and supporters for their on-going guidance and inspiration, it's with a strong network that one is able to persevere and succeed in obtaining their goals!


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