Disney’s Club Penguin is the internet’s most safe, secure, fast growing, on-line worlds for children. This is a free, family fun site, however for every subscription bought it allows you more additional features and the proceeds go  out to help make the world a better place for children and families across the world to live.

Free the Children has many partners involved with helping their organization reach its primary goal. Children helping children through education is the motto they live and strive by. They have built over 500 schools across the globe and gave over 500000 kids the chance to get an education because every child has the right to learn to read and write. Everyone can get involved in the simplest ways. Even you. To learn more please follow the link provided. http://www.freethechildren.com/getinvolved/

Where Club Penguin is Helping  

Club Penguin is Helping on over 34 countries across the world. They are partnered with many other recognizable charities and organizations because they believe that without the help of others they wouldn’t be able to reach the goals creating safe places, protecting the earth, and providing medical help across the globe because these things are not a privilege but a right. They believes that everyone is entitled to education and hope for a bright future. This is why they are a global community. To Club Penguin they say the meaning behind a global community is giving back and that exactly what they are set out to do.

In December between the 11th and the 21st Club Penguin encourages the players to donate the coins they earn playing the virtual game of Club penguin to 3 worthy causes; Kids who are poor, Kids who are sick, and the environment. Many of the kids that play this game showed their support by throwing fundraiser igloo parties in the virtual world. The smallest of things can help. By the end about 4 billion coins have been donated. A pol was taken on how 1 million dollars should be divided evenly between Kids who are sick, Kids who are poor, and the Environment. It was tallied that it was pretty even. This was a great success. http://www.clubpenguin.com/parents/coins-for-change-2009.htm 

Club Penguin was made public on October 4th, 2005. Within a short 2 years it had over 3.9 million users. The amount of user had given the site an even bigger advantage to get people involved in the world. By the time Disney bought out Club Penguin it had about 12 million users and about 700 000 paying subscribers that brought in about about 40 million dollars of revenue annually. This money needed to go somewhere in the world so why not put it to good use?

Club Penguin got involved because Disney believes that everyone across the world deserve a life of ease and a brighter future. They are involved in many other projects across the globe along with Free the Children. Please take a few minute to see what they have done to make a difference and how they helped many families and children. The link below will show you the way. http://www.clubpenguin.com/global-citizenship/

I will be holding a Free the Children Fundraiser on June 26th. I’m sure it will be tons of fun and something everyone will enjoy. The Free the Children Bottle Drive should be a great success and it can get many involved. This will take place at the Sturgeon Lake Camp ground about 15 km away from Valleyview on HWY 43. Its easy to get involved and give up a little time to help a good cause. Now its your turn.

Your Friend,

Hanna Peterson- Miss Teen Northwest Alberta

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I not only have one home town but two; the community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and the town of Valleyview, Alberta. These two places are about 20 km apart. I live on the reserve of Sturgeon Lake but I have done all my schooling in Valleyview at Oscar Adolphson Primary (K-3), Harry Gray elementary (4-6), and the school I’m currently in Hillside JR/SR High School (7-12).

OAP! My very first school =)

I have gone to school with many of my fellow class mate to this day from OAP all the way up to HSH. We are a very close school where you know and see everyone on a daily basis. In two more years of schooling I hope to graduate with all the people I’ve gone to school with since Kindergarten.

Valleyview was first established in 1916 but it was originally called Red Willow until realized that the name Red Willow was already used for another settlement. In the 1950’s oil was struck in the area. This caused the increase of population and services. Valleyview has a population of approximately 2000 people. When you grow up in a small town and community you know and remember a lot of the people you meet, whether it be through school or community events, it’s very beneficial on my hope to become Miss Teen Canada- World.

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation

Beautiful Sturgeon Lake on a rainy day.

Sturgeon Lake has been around for many years. It was known as a meeting place for people to come and rest, meet new people and trade their goods at the Hudson’s Bay trading post located in Sturgeon. Many generations of my family have been traced back for over 100 years . Many of my ancestors from my mother’s side come from Sturgeon Lake. We are a very close community. You know everyone which makes the unity of the community even stronger aside from shared culture, religion and way of life. Over the years I have become closer to my community and family. My favorite parts about sitting at my grandma’s (kookum) house was listening to her, my grandpa (moosum), and other elders tell stories about the ways things were when they were my age. Some of the stories are rather funny and some where the ones that makes a person think about how privilged we are in today’s society compared to back then. This really made me think about who I really am, and who I’m really set out to be. I had gone to church one day with my kookum (grandma) and one of the other elders came up to me and told me how proud she was of me for representing our community and actually getting out in the world to make a difference. I was amazed on how this opportunity of going to Toronto for the MTC-W pageant has impacted me in the eyes of my community and I realized, I’m not only doing this for me, but for my community.

In Valleyview and sturgeon Lake we don’t have much  of a varity of “cool” hang out spots. We don’t have any arcades or anything like that so we all tend to just hang out at our homes or chill in the back yard with friends and have good time. My favorite times are hanging out with my best friends and going down to the river, swimming and just having fun with the good company. Since I live right near the Sturgeon Lake us as a family love to take the boat out and go for a good day of fishing.

The Boat

There are many things in Valleyview that many people in our community come and socialize and have a good time with the peoples of the town. We have an annual Fair that comes to town for 2 days each which is sponsored by the Valleyview Chamber of Commerce which also is sponsoring me for my Toronto trip. They have held many events from BBQ’s to the streets preforms. Also the town council is very involved in getting people to get more out in their community.

Tourist info Booth!

The 25th anniversary of our tourist information booth was one of the ones a previously volunteered at. I met tons of new people. It is said that our tourist information booth is the 2nd busiest in Alberta!  How awesome is that.

What my Valleyview Has to Offer-    Valleyview has many things for anyone to do, visitors or even the people who’ve lived here their whole life,like me. Some of the activities are swimming in our newly renovated outdoor pool and skating in our hockey rink. Baseball, Soccer and swim club are also provided for today’s youth. Curling, one of the sports I play, is a major thing in Valleyview. During the winter months the Red willow Curling Club holds many curling leagues including the men’s, ladies, mixed, and juniors. They also have a Thursday nights fun league for anyone to come out and try.
 

Main Street

Now that you gotta taste of my home communities I really hope you all consider supporting me to the top towards my dream on becoming Miss Teen Canada- World! A small town like this makes it even more difficult to become involved in the modeling and acting industries, so with this opportunity of a life time I hope to come out into the world and become the best possible person I can be!
Your Friend,
Hanna Peterson- Miss Teen Northwest Alberta
 
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Hey Everyone! I’m Hanna Peterson from Valleyview Alberta / Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. I am a very outgoing person who has many hobbies and interests. I particiapate in many school sports. Gymanstics, volleyball, curling, and track & field are my favorite things to do so far. I love to hangout with my family and friends.

Volleyball 2009/2010

I take school studies seriously and aspire to be in the law or medical field after gradutaing high school  in 2013. I am currently in grade 10 at Hillside JR/SR High School. The courses I excel in are math, phys. ed and english.

Living in a small town has its challenges, especially in Valleyview. It is very diffuclt to advance in the modelling and acting industry. This is one of the many reasons I chose to enter the Miss Teen Canada- World pageant. I have little modelling experience, although i hope to gain  experience at the Miss Teen Canada-World Pageant. With this chance of a life time, I hope to make a difference in my community. The information, experience and skills attained through this amazing opportunity I will share with my peers back home at the Sturgeon Lake Youth Confrence scheduled for July 25-29, 2011.

My biggest role model is my mom. I know for a fact its not easy being a single parent of 4 and having to support us all on her own for the past year. She is a strong independent woman who can handle any task. I know this because she is the person I look up for anything. People tend to say they look up to the most famous person in the fashion, music, acting industries, or the person who is on every headline. I don’t.

My Strength

We have gone through many challenges in our life but we all have managed to get over them with her as our support. I really believe i couldn’t have became Miss Teen Northwest Alberta and got this chance of a life with out her.

Miss Teen NorthWest AB =)

I hope you learned a little more about me and I thank you for helping me to the top!

Yours Truly,

Miss Teen NorthWest Alberta- World

Hanna Peterson

Keep checking in for I will be keeping everyone updated .

A big hug and a kiss for the Shasha Bread Co for their tasty healthy snacks they provided and to the organizers of the Miss Teen Canada event. Also big thanks to the Internet marketing firm PageOne for all the help with my pageant blog.

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