Sunday, September 20, 2009

Siera Bearchell has Me to We Style

Siera Bearchell age 16 from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is the reigning Miss Teen Canada - World. You can follow Miss Teen Canada on Twitter, and keep a close eye on her Flickr photostream for updates on her amazing life as Canada's youngest celebrity.

Here's young Siera in ME to WE Style video telling us all about the charity work that's being done in cooperation with Craig and Marc Kielburger of Free The Children; she's supporting ME to We and all the good work they do, including their responsible clothing and volunteer trips.

Miss Teen Canada-World provides the winner with the opportunity to be an ambassador for Canada with the mandate to empower youth to take a leadership role in their communities. The girls have already studied first-hand what it feels like to be a positive role model, and all have contributed to projects in their community by raising funds for Free The Children. By July 6th, the girls had collectively surpassed the goal of $20,000 and on Saturday, July 25th presented a cheque for $49,700 to the charity!

Michelle Weswaldi, the Miss Teen Canada- World pageant director is quoted as saying, “We thought that since the winner will be volunteering in Kenya in 2010 on a Me to We trip, it should be a requirement for the MTC-W Competition for each national delegate to raise $400 within their communities towards Me to We's charity partner Free The Children,”. The winner will be invited to participate as a volunteer on a Me to We trip. This experience is to gain first-hand interaction by visiting a Free The Children project overseas. Their commitment to youth is to engage them in global development and social issues education so that they take action to make a difference.

At age 16, Siera Bearchell is now preparing to take that trip and proudly wears and writes about Me to We on the Miss Teen Canada - World blog. In addition to being a talented writer, this attractive teen is also a confident speaker, and a dedicated golfer. Keep your eye out for more videos from Siera here in the near future.