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May 22, 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.



Thank you to all members who attended our awards dinner earlier this month.  Congratulations to all award recipients - we have so many dedicated volunteers as part of Edmonton area and we thank you all for your service.  We raised $560 from the 50/50 draw and close to $400 from the Buy a Plate - all these funds will be spent to enhance our camps - thanks for your support!



An informal gathering with music and sometimes dancing and lots of surprises……Information sheet

June 1st – Jun 3rd 2018 10215 – 104 Street Fort Saskatchewan

You can bring a cot and your sleeping gear and bunk down at the hall or their are several hotels in the area.

All Singing Circle Sessions will include boom-wackers, chimes, other percussion instruments. Guitars, ukulele, etc. are all welcome. This is a great place to learn by playing with others!!

Registrations are being accepted thru the Edmonton Area office until May 25th 2018.Registration form..  Registration costs: Full weekend – $50; Friday evening only $15; Saturday only $30; Sunday morning only $15.

If you require additional information, please contact Dawn Nowicki at 780 473 5670 or



Edmonton Area will be providing trainings on the new Girls First Program during the month of June.

June 2nd - Ross Shepherd High School - 135 - 111 Avenue NW

10 AM – 12 PM  OR June 2nd 1 PM – 3 PM

Workshops for all branches will be available at both sessions.  There is no charge for these trainings but you must pre-register.  Registration deadline is May 30th.  To register please call (780 451 2263) or email Courtney at Courtney@guidesedmonton.ab.caat the Edmonton Area Office
Please include which branch you are registering for in your email and your imis number if you know it

June 11th and June 19th - Basement of Alberta Guide House


There is no charge for these trainings but you must pre-register.  Registration deadlines are the Friday before the training.  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



The Edmonton Girl Guides have been accepted to walk in the Edmonton Pride Parade this year! The theme this year is Full Spectrum Pride. Pathfinder and above event.

Guiding is open to and supports all women and girls! Please join us as we support our LGBTQ2S+ community within Guiding, and within all of Edmonton!

Date: June 9th 2018
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Meeting Place: Staging area of the Pride Parade

For more information about the event, click HERE!



The first two phases of registration have begun.  Many units are filling up fast; Guiders please continue to check your rosters to monitor your unit size and when you are full.


Phase 3 - Monday, June 11th 8am MDT

This is for all new girls to Guiding



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



 We are looking for Casino volunteers for the Edmonton Area Girl Guide casino. 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


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


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 17th

 With the renovations done this summer at Redwood House, it is highly recommended that anyone booking this facility retake the orientation. Orientations start at 3PM. Please meet at Redwood House and dress for the weather. Although there is no charge to attend the orientation you must pre-register. Email 



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



Our Archives Committee has provided an excellent update and it can be found under the resources tab on the Edmonton Area website.



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

  1. Membership Adviser
  1. International Adviser
  2. Camping Adviser
  3. Training 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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