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June 18, 2018

Welcome to Gofer Express!!

This is a bi-weekly information update for all adult members in Edmonton who have an email address in iMIS. If you know Guiders who do not have email access, please pass this information along.




Before summer holidays start, please consider blocking out time to volunteer for our Edmonton Area casino - we are still in need of over 20 volunteers.   The dates are Aug 15th & 16th 2018 (Wed. & Thur.), at Yellowhead Casino (12464-153rd St.). Information form.  Please complete a Casino Volunteer Booking Form and forward it to Sandy. If you would like a particular day or shift please indicate this on your form. Sandy will try to accommodate as much as possible.  We will pay for your lunch or supper. Please think of volunteering for this event as our Edmonton Area facilities benefit quite a bit from the money raised at these casinos.  If you have any questions Sandy can be may be reached at 780-990-2178 or



One last Girls First Training is being held TOMORROW night.  Please see below for details:


June 19th - Basement of Alberta Guide House  7:00pm-9:00pm

There is no charge for these trainings but you must pre-register.  To register please call (780 451 2263) or email Courtney at the Edmonton Area Office.  Please include which branch you are registering for in your email and your imis number if you know it.


EDMONTON ESKIMOS GAME & SLEEPOVER  Registration deadline: June 30th 

Join Edmonton Area for Eskimos Game Night! Enjoy the Labour Day rematch against the Calgary Stampeders, followed by a sleepover right on the field! MEMBER ONLY EVENT

Date: September 8th, 2018
Time: Gear drop-off 3:30pm-4:00pm at the field.
Location: 11000 Stadium Rd NW Edmonton, Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2
Cost: $30

To learn more and register for the Edmonton Eskimos Game & Sleepover, click HERE


Now that all phases of registration have passed, please continue to check your rosters.  Edmonton Area is managing the waitlists and you may be asked to consider opening up more space in your unit if all other branches in your district are also full. 




We are excited to share that a brand new Link unit has opened up in Edmonton! Being a member of a Link unit will allow members to connect with each other to work on the Link program, develop friendships, and of course have fun! If you would like to join the unit in Edmonton please email  For further information on Link and how to get involved please


GIRLS AWARDS – Application Deadline July 1, 2018


We are currently accepting nominations for girls awards to be presented at this year’s Girls Awards in the fall.  There are four award that girl members are eligible for: Edmonton Area Girls’ Service Award, Gold Thanks Pin, Fortitude Award and Valour Award.  Visit the Handy Awards Guide on the Alberta Council’s website for more details. application


In preparation for the Girls Awards, please submit to area any Guides’ names who earned the Lady Baden Powell award and any Pathfinders earning their Canada Cord by June 30, 2018.  The Girls Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018…more details will follow.


It is a requirement of our camp rental agreement for all groups that at least one person (who will be at the camp) has attended an orientation session within the last 5 years. During the session, participants tour all the sites at the facility and are shown various emergency and maintenance procedures relating to buildings and equipment. Cooks (kitchen staff) are required to have an orientation as well if you are renting either Spruce Wing or Poplar Wing.


Sunday, June 24th

 Orientations start at 3PM. Please meet at Hilltop House and dress for the weather. Although there is no charge to attend the orientation you must pre-register. Email


There are several positions available on Area Council starting this summer/fall. We are currently looking for a:

  1. International Adviser
  1. Cookie Coordinator
  2. Awards Adviser

Interested? Click on the job title for more information, application available HERE, please submit completed applications to


We love getting pictures of Edmonton Area Members in action! Now we’ve made it easier than ever to send us pictures using your Dropbox account. Just send your folder link to, and confirm that all girls have an IR.1 indicating yes and your photos will be included at the Area Dinner slide show, on the Edmonton Area website, or even in Gofer Tales!


Area office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.



There is a secure mailbox located at the back entrance of Alberta Girl Guide House.  You can put your paperwork, etc. in the slot and it will be picked up the next business day. Please ensure your item(s) are in an envelope with Edmonton Area noted on the front (there are no envelopes provided at the mailbox). Also, it takes letter size only; do not attempt to put binders or other large items in - they will not fit!


For your Safe Guide forms or questions –

Hazel – girl registration, adult screenings, iMIS concerns, FR1’s and general inquiries 

Courtney - camp bookings, event and training registrations, booking area resources - 

Area Commissioner (Heather Monahan) –

Edmonton Area Website:


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