WHAT’S NEW! in Edmonton Area

Please contact the Edmonton Area Office to register for all events & trainings. 780-451-2263 or hazel@guidesedmonton.ab.ca

Don’t forget to check out our “Training” page for upcoming training opportunities!

 Social Media

Connect with us on Social Media!!
On Facebook: Edmonton Area- Girl Guides of Canada
On Twitter: @ggcyeg
On Instagram: ggcyeg

We also invite Active Edmonton Area Members to join our exclusive Edmonton Area Guiders Swap & Sell group on Facebook to find those items that you just don’t have time to order and wait for, or to unload some extra Girl Guide items collecting dust. For more information regarding any of our social media sites please contact the PR Adviser at GGCYEGPR@gmail.com.

Awards Submission Deadlines

It’s not too early to be thinking about award nominations and submissions. Award applications for National Awards ( Beaver, HLM, Fortitude and Valour) are due to the office by November 30, 2016.

Provincial Awards (Medal of Merit and Alberta Rose) are due to the office by January 11, 2017. Area Awards ( Letters of Commendation, Gold Thanks, Unit Guider, Edmonton Area,  Merit , Distinguished Service , Team, and Commissioners) are due to the office by March 1, 2017. Please make sure the application is complete with an R.3 and the required letters of support.  If you have any questions please contact the awards committee at girlguideawards@gmail.com

Law Day
Saturday April 22nd

Head downtown to the Edmonton Law Courts Building near Winston Churchill Square on Saturday, April 22nd, for Law DayThis is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public. There are tours of the Law Courts including the holding cells and courtrooms. High school students will be participating in mock trials for the public to view. There’s also a mock constitutional appeal to determine if police are allowed to go through your garbage for evidence. There are also several plays for younger children to attend. Your unit could see an application for Guardianship of Dorothy by the Wizard of Oz who wants her to stay in Oz. Or join in deciding if Alice will have to pay damages to the Queen of Hearts for all the destruction she caused in Wonderland. Or you could see what happens when Princess Peach takes the stand to accuse Mario of throwing a turtle shell at her. Law Day is always happy to see so many Girl Guides attend. Hope to see you this year! For more information please click HERE.
Link to the schedule of activities: http://lawdayalberta.weebly.com/schedule–activities6.html


Edmonton Area Girl Guides Scholarship
Deadline is May 3rd, 2017 at 4:30 PM

For more information on this great opportunity and to see if you qualify CLICK HERE. For the application form CLICK HERE.


Guides in the City 2017
Saturday May 6th 2017

Edmonton Area Camping Committee invites Guides (and their Guiders) to join us for Guides in the City, a day-long event that will get you out and about in our river valley and cover all requirements for the “Outdoors in the City” badge. You’ll do a round-robin of fun outdoor activities and have a great time with Guides from across Edmonton Area.

Cost is $15 per girl (no cost for Guiders attending with groups). Cost covers site fee, participation crest, and all program activities. Registration is capped at 150 Guides.

Units please register through the Edmonton Area office. Provide the names of girls attending when registering. Units are responsible for appropriate ratio and a first aider. This is a Green level event.

Email Hazel at Hazel@guidesedmonton.ab.ca to register. Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017. This event will run regardless of weather.


April 18, 2017 through April 23rd, 2017

For order form please click HERE

Orientation – Sandy Lake Beach
April 23rd, 2017 

Participants are asked to meet at Hilltop House at 3PM. To register contact Hazel at Edmonton Area Hazel@guidesedmonton.ab.ca.

Orientation – Tangletrees
April 30th, 2017

Participants are asked to meet at Redwood House at 3PM. To register contact Hazel at Edmonton Area Hazel@guidesedmonton.ab.ca.

New Fundraising Process/Forms for all Alberta Council

Please be aware of new Alberta (including Edmonton Area) fundraising processes.
Click here for the FR.1 process. Click here for the Event Summary worksheet.
This information is also found on the Alberta Council website at http://www.girlguides.ca/AB/Volunteers/Forms/AB/_Forms.aspx
This new process applies to all fundraising, not just travel groups.


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