January Guide ON Parent eNews stories

January 23rd, 2020

GirlJam 2020
to all parents
GirlJam is a GIGANTIC Girl Guide event that will bring thousands of girls from all branches across Ontario and Nunavut together for an event chock-full of amazing activities! GirlJam will take place on September 25-26th, 2020 at Exhibition Place Toronto (Better Living Centre and Bandshell Park). On September 25th, units will sleep over inside the Better Living Centre and on Saturday, girls will choose from amazing program activities. Parents can register individual girls for the day-only option to attend on Saturday, September 26th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The overnight event is for unit registration only. Registration opens late February.

Summer adventures await!
to all parents
It's time to get ready for summer! Spaces are filling up quickly so register your daughter now for an unforgettable camping experience. There's fun for all branches at Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp and Camp Woolsey. From arts to waterfront adventures and everything in between, your daughter will make memories to last a lifetime. She can learn to surf, sail and canoe, explore the wilderness, practice her photography skills and discover her inner leader, all while having fun and making new friends. Financial assistance is available for eligible girl members.

Share your input on issues impacting girls today
to select parents
Girl Guides is creating new resources for parents on topics like social media, self-perception and peer influence. Parents of Sparks and Brownies, join our parent advisory group and help shape these new resources. Between February and September of this year, we'll periodically send you articles to review and ask for your opinions and insights by email. Interested? Let us know before February 7th. Email us at advocacy@girlguides.ca and visit our website to learn more about our research on issues impacting girls.

Travel opportunity
to all Ranger parents in communities 17-19, 22, 23, 37 and 38
Is your daughter a Ranger looking to travel with other Guiding members? The 3rd BC SOAR 2020 Independent Trip unit has spots available for two Rangers. This trip will include eight days of camping in Sooke BC followed by four days of site seeing in Victoria. Trip dates: July 24th, 2020 to August 4th, 2020. For more information please contact 3rdSOAR@gmail.com.

Winterlude volunteer opportunity
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
Heritage Canada has asked Girl Guides to provide assistance with the Lost Children's Services during the second weekend of Winterlude of February 8th and 9th, 2020.

Feb 7, Apr 13 and June 8th: Girl Guide Program Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register your daughter 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.

Feb 7th: Parents’ Night Out
to all parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Are you due for some time off? You might want a date night, dinner and a movie or just a quiet evening at home alone without having to worry about keeping the kids busy. Consider bringing your children to a supervised program at the Mississauga Girl Guide Centre. You can drop off and pick up any time within the event times. Boys are welcome too.

Feb 8th: 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with the Toronto Marlies
to all parents in communities 1-34, 37, 38, 40 and 41
All branches are welcome to attend the 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with the Toronto Marlies! Girls are welcome to join their families or create a craft in Marlies Alley until game time. Join us after the game for a family skate on the same ice that the Marlies played on. Early Bird registration is open now until January 17th. Purchase your tickets now and receive a chance to win a Marlies prize pack.

March 1st: Girl Guide Day with the 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: Make Your Own PJ Pants
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Girls are invited to come and develop their skills using a sewing machine. The equipment and fabric will be provided.

July 12-Aug 8th: Bryerswood Summer Camp
to all parents in communities 1 and 3
Your daughter is invited to join us this summer at Camp Bryerswood. Each week will have a new theme, new volunteers and new campers to befriend! We are offering four one-week programs featuring activities such as canoeing and horseback riding. All campers will enjoy swimming at the local pool.

August 10-14th: Windsor Guide House Summer Day Camp
to Spark, Brownie and parents in community 1
Windsor Guide House is offering a fun and exciting day camp for girls ages 5 – 12. Each day girls will have the opportunity to complete various challenge badge requirements. There will be an optional sleepover Thursday night at no additional charge.

Aug 9-15th: Ma-Kee-Wa Composite Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 6, 14-19, 32, 37, 38 and 41
More event details coming soon!

January 9th, 2020

Make this an unforgettable summer for your daughter!
to all parents
There is something for everyone at Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp and Camp Woolsey this summer. At our classic summer overnight programs, campers will spend time participating in all kinds of activities, from crafts to archery and outdoor skills, including the popular water trampoline. Our Adventurers can choose specialized programs in arts, canoeing, photography, horseback riding, surf & sail, waterfront or wilderness while also incorporating some of our classic camp activities into their week. Our Leadership Development programs encourage girls to find their own voice and take action. Discoverers experience an extended fun stay at camp. Applications are open so start planning your daughter’s summer adventure! Early bird discounts and financial assistance (for eligible girl members) are available.

Volunteer opportunity at Winterlude
to all parents in communities 27-29 and 40
Heritage Canada has asked Girl Guides to provide assistance with the Lost Children's Services during the second weekend of Winterlude of February 8th and 9th, 2020.

Nominate a Guider today!
to all parents
Does your daughter have a Guider she feels empowers her to be everything she wants to be? Your daughter can nominate her for Guider of the Month! 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. Please note: to keep it fair for everyone, girl/youth members may not nominate members of their family (i.e. mother, guardians, aunts, grandmothers etc.) Nominators will receive a personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the Co-Provincial Commissioners. The girls can present these to their Guider when they see fit.

Travel opportunity
to all Ranger parents in communities 17-19, 22, 23, 37 and 38
Are you a Ranger looking to travel with fellow Guiding members? We are the 3rd BC SOAR 2020 Independent Trip Unit and have spots available for two Rangers. This trip will include 8 days of camping in Sooke BC followed by 4 days of site seeing in Victoria. Trip dates July 24th, 2020 to August 4th, 2020. For more information please contact us at 3rdSOAR@gmail.com.

Jan 20, Feb 7, Apr 13 and June 8th: 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. 

Jan 20th: Hang Like a Sloth Challenge Day
to Spark, Brownie and Guide Parents in communities 8, 9, 13-23, 37, 38 and 41
At this fun-filled event, girls will complete the Hang Like a Sloth Challenge and receive a crest. The activities will include crafts, songs and outdoor games. Extended care will be available before and after the event.

Jan 18th: Sing Ontario Sing, 2019-2020
to all parents in communities 8, 9, 13-23, 37, 38 and 41
Spend some time with your sisters in Guiding, have fun and learn new songs. Together we will complete the 2019-2020 Sing Ontario Sing Challenge. Girls will take home the song lyrics and a Sing Ontario Sing crest. Girls may register individually or with a unit.

Jan 25th: 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.

Feb 7th: Parents’ Night Out
to all parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Are you due for some time off? You might want a date night, dinner and a movie or just a quiet evening at home alone without having to worry about keeping the kids busy. Consider bringing your children to a supervised program at the Mississauga Girl Guide Centre. You can drop off and pick up any time within the event times. Boys are welcome too.

Feb 8th: 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with Toronto Marlies
to all parents in communities 1-34, 37, 38, 40 and 41
All branches are welcome to attend the 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with Toronto Marlies! Girls are welcome to rejoin their families or create a craft in Marlies Alley until game time. Join us after the game for a family skate on the same ice that the Marlies played on. Early Bird registration is open now until January 17th. Purchase your tickets now and receive a chance to win a Marlies prize pack.

March 1st: 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: 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.

Aug 9-15th: Ma-Kee-Wa Composite Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 6, 14-19, 32, 37, 38 and 41
More event details coming soon!

Aug 10-14th: Windsor Guide House Summer Day Camp
to Spark, Brownie and parents in community 1
Windsor Guide House is offering a fun and exciting day camp for girls ages 5 – 12. Each day girls will have the opportunity to complete various challenge badge requirements. There will be an optional sleepover Thursday night at no additional charge.

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