October Guide ON Parent news stories

October 17th, 2019

November's Guider of the Month theme is Be Well. Nominate a Guider today!
to all parents
The Guider of the Month award is a way for girls and youth members to nominate any adult Guiding member who has had a positive impact on their Guiding experience. It is an award that celebrates the contribution that they make to Girl Guides of Canada and specifically your daughter and her unit. Only nominations written by girl/youth members will be considered, but parents may help younger members complete the application if needed.

Announcing an exciting Independent International Trip to Our Cabana
to Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops Parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Plans are underway to take a group of Pathfinders and Rangers to Our Cabana in 2020. This will be a multipurpose trip allowing the participants to experience International travel, Mexican culture, a community action activity, an aquatic park and a program session at Our Cabana (one of our Guiding World Centres).

Introducing the Doe Lake 70th Anniversary Memories Book - 2nd Edition
to all parents
We would like to announce the publication of Doe Lake Memories Book, 2nd Edition, in celebration of 70 years of Doe Lake. While the original book, covering the first 50 years, is included in its entirety, some updates have been made to phrasing that is now out of date. As well, some additions have been made to the first 50 years and a new section covering the last two decades, 1999 - 2019, has been added. We hope you enjoy the stroll down Doe Lake memory lane! Paid orders for printed, bound copies will be accepted up to November 22nd and will be mailed before the end of November. The electronic copy will be available on an ongoing basis.

Oct 20th, Mississauga: Girl Expo Canada
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19
Discover a world of possibilities for girls. Girl Expo Canada is a day dedicated to girl empowerment through creative workshops, sports and fitness activities, interactive technology, guest speakers, inspiring performances, author readings, a girl’s marketplace, giveaways and more. Check out our Girl Guides booth and get your portrait taken!

Oct 20th, Burlington, Toronto and North York: MEC Girl Guide Club Event
to all parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
MEC Toronto, MEC North York and MEC Burlington stores invite the Girl Guides of Canada to enjoy Club Day. At the Toronto store there will be demonstrations such as learning about packs and how they should fit, sleeping bag sizing and comfort and safety in the backcountry. Enjoy a talk given by MEC staffer, former Girl Guide and Canada Cord Award recipient, Elizabeth. Discounts and workshops will vary at each location.

Oct 25th, Mississauga: Parents Night Out
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Are you due for dinner and a movie or a quiet evening home alone? Consider bringing your children to a supervised program at the Mississauga Girl Guide Centre. This event is open to all children regardless of GGC membership status between 5 and 12 years old.

Nov 7th, Ottawa: Remembrance at the Canadian War Museum
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
Visit the Canadian War Museum and explore a range of Remembrance-themed activities. Individuals and units are welcome to arrive at any time throughout the evening. This event is open to other youth groups and members of the public. Members are encouraged to wear Guiding apparel.

Nov 9th, Mississauga: Guide-A-Thon 2019
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Complete the Be Prepared, Be Safe Instant Meeting for Guides and learn how to recognize and deal with emergencies. What goes in a Be Prepared kit? Who should you call for help? The sessions will cover these questions and more through games, crafts and activities focused on natural and community emergencies. This event is open to units and individual girls.

Nov 15th, Mississauga: Teen First Responder Course
to Pathfinder and Trex/Extra Ops parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Join us for an Emergency First Aid Certificate course with CPR and AED. Taking this course will help you work towards completing the Pathfinder program and the Canada Cord.

Nov 15th, Mississauga: Girl Guide Program Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register for some fun-filled, girl-focused program days. Participants will enjoy outdoor games, crafts, songs and more. Each day we will do activities and earn a special crest from different provincial and global Girl Guide challenges. Register for three or more program days by Thursday October 31st, 2019, to receive a $5 discount per day.

Nov 15th, Mississauga: Plastic Free Challenge Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Attend this fun-filled, girl-focused event. Girls will complete the Plastic Free Challenge from Nova Scotia. The activities will include crafts, songs and outdoor games.

Nov 16th, Mississauga: Make Your Own PJ Pants
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Guide units and individual girls are invited to come and develop their skills using a sewing machine. Equipment and fabric will be provided.

Nov 24th, Ottawa: GGs Meet Gee-Gees: Girl Guides Game
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
The uOttawa women’s volleyball team invites all Guiding members to watch the Gee-Gees face off against the Montreal Carabins. There will be fun activities for all branches before and during the game. Girls will have the chance to meet empowered women from various careers and learn skills that count towards the Guiding program. This event is for members of Guiding and their friends and families.

Nov 23rd, Mississauga: Breaking Career Barriers
to Link members and Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops Unit Guiders and Community Guiders in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Girls will hear firsthand from women who have found success in non-traditional careers. This is the first of our biannual series focusing on underrepresented career paths for women. All girls are welcome so please consider bringing a friend.

Jan 25th, Mississauga: Make Your Own PJ Pants
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Guide units and individual girls are invited to come and develop their skills using a sewing machine. If registering as a unit, one adult supervisor is required for every two girls. The equipment and fabric will be provided.

March 1st, St. Catharines: Girl Guide Day with Niagara Ice Dogs 2020
to all parents in communities 9, 10, 14, 21 and 41
Come and watch the hockey game and cheer on the Niagara Ice Dogs with all your Guiding friends. Ticket holders may skate on the ice before the game from noon to 1 p.m.

March 7th, Mississauga: Make Your Own PJ Pants
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Guide units and individual girls are invited to come and develop their skills using a sewing machine. If registering as a unit, one adult supervisor is required for every two girls. The equipment and fabric will be provided.

October 3rd, 2019

The Lones program
to all parents
Does your daughter have circumstances that may prevent her from accessing our traditional programs? Does she require a program that is flexible, accessible and adaptable to her needs and still provide the benefits of membership? Lones may be the program for her! 

Introducing the Doe Lake 70th Anniversary Memories Book - 2nd Edition
to all parents
We would like to announce the publication of Doe Lake Memories Book, 2nd Edition, in celebration of 70 years of Doe Lake. While the original book, covering the first 50 years, is included in its entirety, some updates have been made to phrasing that is now out of date. As well, some additions have been made to the first 50 years and a new section covering the last two decades, 1999 - 2019, has been added. We hope you enjoy the stroll down Doe Lake memory lane! Paid orders for printed, bound copies will be accepted up to November 22nd and will be mailed before the end of November. The electronic copy will be available on an ongoing basis. 

Announcing an exciting Independent International Trip to Our Cabana
to Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops Parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Plans are underway to take a group of Pathfinders and Rangers to Our Cabana in 2020. This will be a multipurpose trip allowing the participants to experience International travel, Mexican culture, a community action activity, an aquatic park and a program session at Our Cabana (one of our Guiding World Centres). 

Don't miss your flight! 2020 Nationally Sponsored Trips girl applications are closing soon
to Guide, Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops Parents
There's nothing like a Guiding trip to enable girls to see the world – and themselves – in a whole new way. Girl Guides of Canada's Nationally-Sponsored Trips (NSTs) enable members to travel all over the world; fostering independence and developing essential skills like teamwork and financial planning. Explore the opportunities. Young adults and girls may apply for NSTs until October 9th, 2019. 

Her Trex adventure awaits!
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 32, 37, 38 and 99
Calling all Pathfinders and Rangers and girls aged 12-17. The 1st Hayes Trex Unit challenges Pathfinder and Ranger-aged girls to explore their own ideas while they help to design a girl-led and girl-driven adventure program. 

Welcome to Guiding picnic
to all parents in communities 9, 10, 14, 21 and 41
Guiders and girls are invited to a BBQ with lots of fun activities to kick off the 2019-2020 Guiding year. Come dressed for the weather. 

Campfire on Parliament Hill 2019
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
Experience a fun, girl-led campfire at the iconic Centennial Flame surrounded by Guiding friends. We will sing and shout to celebrate the upcoming International Day of the Girl. 

Magical Creatures Challenge Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Attend this fun-filled, girl-focused event. Girls will complete the Magical Creatures Challenge from England. The activities will include crafts, songs and outdoor games.

Girl Guide Program Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register for some fun-filled, girl-focused program days. Participants will enjoy outdoor games, crafts, songs and more. Each day we will do activities and earn a special crest from different provincial and global Girl Guide challenges. Register for three or more program days by Thursday October 31, 2019 to receive a $5 discount per day.

Girl Expo Canada
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19
Discover a world of possibilities for girls. Girl Expo Canada is a day dedicated to girl empowerment through creative workshops, sports and fitness activities, interactive technology, guest speakers, inspiring performances, author readings, a girl’s marketplace, giveaways and more. Check out our Girl Guides booth and get your portrait taken!

October Solina Paint Night
to Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
The 4th Ottawa 2020 Independent Trip unit would love your company at their paint night fundraiser. This event is open to all guests ages 12 and up so bring a non-Guiding friend. 

Remembrance at the Canadian War Museum
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
Visit the Canadian War Museum and explore a range of Remembrance-themed activities. Individuals and units are welcome to arrive at any time throughout the evening. This event is open to other youth groups and members of the public. Members are encouraged to wear Guiding apparel. 

Guide-A-Thon 2019
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Complete the Be Prepared, Be Safe Instant Meeting for Guides and learn how to recognize and deal with emergencies. What goes in a Be Prepared kit? Who should you call for help? The sessions will cover these questions and more through games, crafts and activities focused on natural and community emergencies. This event is open to units and individual girls. 

Plastic Free Challenge Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Attend this fun-filled, girl-focused event. Girls will complete the Plastic Free Challenge from Nova Scotia. The activities will include crafts, songs and outdoor games.

Breaking Career Barriers
to Pathfinder, Ranger and Trex/Extra Ops parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Girls will hear firsthand from women who have found success in non-traditional careers. This is the first of our biannual series focusing on underrepresented career paths for women. All girls are welcome so please consider bringing a friend.

GGs Meet Gee-Gees: Girl Guides Game
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
The uOttawa women’s volleyball team invites all Guiding members to watch the Gee-Gees face off against the Montreal Carabins. There will be fun activities for all branches before and during the game. Girls will have the chance to meet empowered women from various careers and learn skills that count towards the Guiding program. This event is for members of Guiding and their friends and families.

Girl Guide Day with Niagara Ice Dogs 2020
to all parents in communities 9, 10, 14, 21 and 41
Come and watch the hockey game and cheer on the Niagara Ice Dogs with all your Guiding friends. Ticket holders may skate on the ice before the game from noon to 1 p.m. 

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