Tag Archives: special days

A Silent Meeting

We loved this post by guest blogger and Guider Melissa and wanted to share it again as a great anytime, anywhere activity to try with girls. —————————————————————— One meeting a year in our Brownie Unit, there is no singing. There … Continue reading

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Touching Hearts – Valentines for Vets

Break out the markers and the red and pink construction paper! Valentine’s Day is just over a month away and it’s a great time to plan a Valentines for Vets activity with your unit. This Veterans Affairs Canada program distributes personal … Continue reading

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Opening the vaults: How Girl Guides Contributed to War Efforts

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Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) members made significant contributions to Canada’s war efforts during the twentieth century. Our national archives collection offers a glimpse into how Girl Guides demonstrated bravery, ingenuity and selflessness during our nation’s most difficult … Continue reading

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Guiding Girls to See What Others Cannot

To celebrate the birth of Louis Braille, who developed the Braille system of printing and reading when he was 15 years old, January is Braille Awareness month.  We thought this might be a nice opportunity to introduce the girls to … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Season

Sometimes at this time of year, we get all wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season and we forget what Christmas is really about. But, it’s not just Christmas. Many religious groups celebrate this time of year. … Continue reading

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From Sparks, with Love

I didn’t plan on hosting a meeting based on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, but I’m glad it happened. As part of a multi-branch group, I have trouble connecting the Violence Against Women program … Continue reading

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Seasonal Party Idea

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are turning our attention to celebrating the end of the fall term with our Units.  Sometimes, this takes the form of a Christmas celebration – but how do we include those girls … Continue reading

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A Silent Meeting

Update: This post was voted a 2012/2013 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the Awesome Activities category! Bravo blogger Melissa! —————————- Bullying Awareness Week is November 12 – 18. We loved this post by guest blogger and Guider Melissa, and … Continue reading

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Halloween Costume Challenge

This post originally appeared on Lisa Naylor’s own blog Gentle Angry Blogger. Thank you Lisa for sharing it with us. ———————————————————— Over time, October 31 has become a celebration of dress up and fantasy, scary and beautiful, something for children … Continue reading

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Arrr Matey! How are You Celebrating ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’?

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Here’s how the 99th Guides of Calgary are going to be celebrating in style! Our Unit will be starting their evening by decorating their own eye patches: We bought the eye … Continue reading

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The Challenge? Love Yourself

“Does this dress make me look fat?”  How many times have you uttered this phrase, or one similar? This, along with the knee-jerk reaction you can have to a friend decrying her big behind – which is often commiserated with, … Continue reading

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Girl Guides and Breast Cancer on National Wear It Pink Day

For several years I walked in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Montreal. As a result, I was au courant with the research and of course the desperate need to find a cure. I saw stories of hope but … Continue reading

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A Unique Girl Guide Commemoration for the Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, a man entered a classroom at École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, separated the male and female students, and shot all of the women in the room.  At the conclusion of his 10 minute mission to “fight … Continue reading

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Guiding Girls to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day recognized by the United Nations for over 30 years. We know that violence still continues to affect us all, including the young and old, rich and … Continue reading

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There Were No Sexy Nurses at the First Halloween

My favourite holiday of the year is Halloween. As a child I would have nightmares in the summer about it being October 31, and not having a costume. Luckily, I had a mother who could handle any costume request I … Continue reading

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Persons Day 2011

Every year in Canada we celebrate Persons Day on October 18th to commemorate the day when women were made persons under Canadian law following the Persons case. As an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of girls and women Girl … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

Amazing Canadian Women! October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the important achievements and contributions women and girls have made to Canada and our world. To mark this momentous month we thought we’d share with you … Continue reading

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TD Tree Days: Getting to the Root of the Matter

September 21, 2011, marks Canada’s inaugural National Tree Day, “a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.” Throughout the month of September, … Continue reading

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Why Girls Need National Membership Week

Tomorrow is the start of our National Membership Week that runs from September 10 – 18 all across Canada! It’s a time for Guiders and Units to showcase what Guiding has to offer new girls and women who join Guiding. Need inspiration … Continue reading

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So you think you know Canada…

Would you score A+ for your expertise on all things Canadian, eh? Well check out our special Canada Day edition of the blog to pick up some new factoids on the greatest nation on Earth – yeah, we’re taking about … Continue reading

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Special Post for GGC Fathers on Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day and we’ve heard lots of great stories about some supportive ‘GGC Dads’. Check out these brief stories showing the various roles fathers can play in a girl or adult Member’s life! Did your dad or partner help … Continue reading

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Catch the wave – it’s Rivers to Oceans Week!

As a big shout out to World Oceans Day (June 8th) and Canadian Rivers Day (June 12th this year), Rivers to Oceans Week highlights the connection between inland waters and Canada’s three oceans, and inspires us to take better care of … Continue reading

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Making Girl’s Health Matter

Here in Canada, it’s easy to say that health is a human right and not a privilege. But as we mark World Health Day 2011 on April 7, it’s time to consider the part we all play in supporting health … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women and Girls

With International Women’s Day and Week comes a myriad of media coverage about gender equality and girls/women’s issues. While ever-changing equality statistics may boggle the mind, what’s clear is that there is work to be done… …and Girl Guides are … Continue reading

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Special Message: Girls Rights Matter! Celebrating International Women’s Day

A special Message from The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women Hey Girl Guides of Canada! Thank you for letting me contribute to your blog on this very special occasion, the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. As … Continue reading

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Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day!

I am very happy to be able to join you for World Thinking Day 2011!  WTD highlights the common purpose of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world – more than 10 million of us in more than 145 countries.  Just … Continue reading

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A GGC Blog is Born!

It’s a girl!  On Tuesday, February 22nd at 9:02 am, Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) welcomed a beautiful baby blog into the world.  We’ve named her GirlGuidesCANBlog because she showcases what we CAN achieve and she’s CANadian! … Continue reading

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