Growing up, I was always a big fan of the radio station 101.9 The Giant. I never dreamed that I would one day have the opportunity to work for them. This summer I landed the position of driving the summer cruiser.

My job entails going to local events and fundraisers to help promote them. I update all of The Giant’s social media. I get to meet so many new people and hand out free things. I get to have cut ins on the radio and go on the big breakfast morning show every Wednesday.

I believe my job has helped prepare me for the pageant. I’ve always been friendly but not as apt to go up and talk to complete strangers. This job was a great excuse for me to get a lot more comfortable with doing that. Now, I can start a conversation with anyone. Also this job has helped me perfect my social media promotion skills.

I love the smiles my job brings to people’s faces! People are always happy to see me coming! It’s the best feeling to see how excited children get to receive a 101.9 The Giant sticker. It takes me back to when I was a little kid and reminds me to appreciate the small things in life.

I feel like I’ve won the job lottery!! My job doesn’t even feel like I’m working. Every day is new, fun, and exciting. I love The Giant!

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Lots of love,

Naomi ~ Miss Maritime World 2019

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Today was a day full of phone calls and emotions! I do not know if I am the only one to rebook an appointment around five times however I will take the credit.

My conclusion to the confusion was to finally book two different appointments and cancel one depending on how it goes!

My life right now is early mornings, late nights and lack of make up; which I explain in the video! Positivity was a little easier today as I am remembering to be grateful! I will process the hard things and remind myself of the good to come and that is!

Sincerely,

Cori VanHattem

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My life is in a stage of business and working long days to get the work done. I appreciate the journey and am so excited to see what fruit will come after watering for so long; however in this process I will not deny the tempting of negativity. Join me this week to clean up the junk and enlighten the day with a spray of positivity!

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Skyla is one of the strongest, most incredible people I have ever met. At only 10 years old, she is a true role model to all.

Skyla was diagnosed with a brain tumour on the left side of her brain at just 23 months of age. Her condition qualified her to receive a wish. She received her wish at the age of 4. Her wish was to meet all the Disney princesses.

After speaking to Skyla’s mother Tammy, I truly understood how much a wish can do for not only the child but the entire family. During the darkest time in a family’s life, The Children’s Wish Foundation has the power of giving the gift of light. It gives families something positive to look forward to and to think about other than the illness they are facing.

After receiving her wish, Skyla and her family wanted to help the amazing Children’s Wish Foundation as much as they could. They are very involved in many different fundraisers and events.

Here is the video of our interview! Thank you so much to Skyla and her wonderful family for welcoming me with open arms into their home and allowing me to film this video.

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Naomi Colford- Miss Maritime World 2019

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My name is Naomi Colford and I am 19 years old. I was proudly born and raised on Canada’s beautiful Cape Breton Island. My absolute favourite thing about where I’m from is the beautiful, breathtaking scenery. I’m from the city of Sydney, NS. I’m very involved in my community.

I am extremely passionate about dancing. I started when I was only two years old! Funny enough, my first sentence was “I want to dance on the big stage”. I said that to my mom after going to watch my cousin’s dance recital. The next year she signed me up and I’m forever grateful. I have been given the opportunity to travel to many incredible places because of dance like Paris, Barcelona, New York, Las Vegas, and Toronto! I have met so many amazing life long friends because of dance. Dance has truly shaped me into the person I am today. It has taught me discipline, dedication, and a strong work ethic.

I am also passionate about acting, singing, and modelling. I am very involved in my local community theatre productions. I believe my comfort level onstage and my comfort level with public speaking is hugely because of my extensive experience on stage.

My passion for performing ignited my interest in pageants. I loved the idea of being able to reach more people and direct attention toward a platform I care deeply about. I participated in my first pageant in May of this year. I won the title of Miss Maritime Intl 2019. Pageants can sometimes have negative opinions toward them. I would like to educate people that have those misconceptions. They are about so much more than external beauty. Pageants have truly helped me better myself. I started working with a personal trainer to prepare and that has improved my overall health and fitness.

Education is extremely important to me. I graduated high school with highest honours. I am currently enrolled in nursing at university. I would love to become a paediatric nurse. I believe it is the perfect career path for me because I am very caring and I love children.

I’m so excited to be participating in Miss World Canada 2019!!

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Lots of love,

Naomi Colford- Miss Maritime World 2019

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Today I decided to celebrate Canada Day by giving back. I decided to participate in a 5k run for Team Broken Earth. For those of you who have not heard of the organization, Broken Earth is a medical relief initiative that travels the world to provide medical relief, education and support to local people who need it the most.

It was really incredible to see so many people come out and participate in a healthy activity all while supporting such an incredible cause. I just wanted to write a quick post to congratulate all those who participated in today’s run.

While we’re on the topic of Canada Day, I want to take a minute to note the special significance of this day in Newfoundland and Labrador. On this day in 1916, the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel took place. That morning, 800 Newfoundlanders answered the role call for battle. That night, only 68 came back. Today is a very significant day for those of our unique and beautiful province. Let us take a moment today to honour and remember them amidst the celebrations.

Happy Canada Day!

-Courtney Jones, Miss Newfoundland and Labrador World 2019

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We don’t always get to see where the money goes when we donate to non-profits and charities. Today I got to see where some of the money goes when people donate to the Children’s Wish Foundation.


Meet Nicole.
Nicole is three years old and lives in central Newfoundland. During our playdate today, we did some serious playing with her toy horses and her new toys she got from Walmart. She showed me her shiny princess crowd, a horseback riding barbie, and her butterfly catcher.


“It’s easy to see how much happiness she brings to those in her life. It’s difficult to imagine that this bright and happy little girl has recently been diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor. Nicole has been a brave and uplifting little girl during her difficult time, and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is thrilled to be able to give a bit of happiness back to a little girl and her family.”


“This wish means we have a chance to do something wonderful with the kids.” – Nicole’s mom


I am so happy to be working with the Children’s Wish Foundation through Miss World Canada and more importantly helping local kids and families have priceless memories and a wonderful distraction from the difficult times they face. Please help me reach my goal of granting a wish to children like Nicole.

If you would like to make a donation, please click the link below.

https://m-childrenswish.akaraisin.com/16638/participant/4635527

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Introduction to Miss Nova Scotia World 2019
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Miss World Canada has a lot of categories that the delegates get scored on. One category is raising money for the selected charity. This year’s charity is the Children’s Wish Foundation.

My favorite thing about being born and raised in Newfoundland is that we are known for our support and our kindness. When I heard about fundraising for the Children’s Wish Foundation, my first thought was to grant a wish. An average wish is $10 000, therefore that is what I set my fundraising goal to.

For anyone who doesn’t know, the Children’s Wish Foundation grants wishes to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Their wishes could be anything from going to a hockey game to going to Walt Disney World. I know firsthand how a sick family member can affect the whole family. By bringing joy and happiness to the child and the family it also brings memories that will last a lifetime and a much-needed distraction from the battle they are facing.

When I attended the Children’s Wish gala, Nights of Wonder, I got to meet one of the wish recipients. The smile on the little girl’s face was priceless. Her and her family was filled with joy as they got to go to Walt Disney World. This made me want to grant a wish even more.

Unfortunately, I only have until July to clue up my fundraising and I have not yet reached my $10 000 goal. If you would like to help me grant a wish, please click the link below. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

https://m-childrenswish.akaraisin.com/16638/participant/4635527

If you would like to participate in any of my fundraising events, please check out my Facebook page.

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What does getting ready for a national pageant really look like? What kind of hard work and preparation goes into such a big competition?

Find your answers below.

On a typical weekday, a day in the life of a Miss World Canada delegate (at least for me) looks like this.

I will wake up at around 6:30 or 7:00a.m. and get a workout in at home. I would then get ready for work and spend the day there. After work, I will reach out to local businesses seeking sponsorships or help fundraising for the Children’s Wish Foundation, and spend some time working on my talent piece. Once I feel confident about the practice I’ve completed, I will practice my walk for swimwear and evening gown, and read (and practice) some potential interview questions.

The weekends often look a little different because there is more time available for pageant prep.

On the weekends, I will get up at around 8 or 9 and get a workout in, then get ready for the day. I will practice my talent, walk, and interview questions.

After these preparations are done, I might sit down and write a blog post about the week or record a video to share on YouTube or Facebook. Alternatively, I might attend a fundraiser that I’ve planned for Children’s Wish or an event I’ve been invited to.

Then I go home and get ready for bed, and get up and do it all again the next day.


Getting ready for Miss World Canada can be very time-consuming and a lot of work, but the preparations force you to work on every aspect of yourself to become the best version of you that you can be. This is the beauty of pageants – they celebrate women for being well-rounded, accomplished individuals. It isn’t about who is prettiest or who looks best in a swimsuit. It’s about who can work hardest to become her very best self.

With love,

Courtney Jones – Miss Newfoundland and Labrador World 2019

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