This week….

We’re working on our Camp Olave, Seattle, and service project plans. Can’t remember what task you signed up for?  Check the Planning page on the website.

Tonight is also the last night to sign up for First Aid (which is this Saturday!!), and for the Southridge District bowling event on Feb 19.

If you borrowed any camping gear for snow camp and haven’t returned it yet (DK, MCB), please bring it in as soon as possible.

Scroll down for some great camping opportunities….

3rd Years: Camping Opportunity

Dear 3rd year Pathfinders;

The Salish Rangers would like to invite 3rd year Pathfinders to join us for a winter fun-filled weekend at the Girl Guide cabin on Hollyburn Ridge on Cypress Mountain. This is a great opportunity to see what Rangers and winter camping are like. We’ll be playing outside in the snow, sledding and making igloos and we will have plenty of free time inside for board games and relaxing by the fire. We are planning a group beginner cross country skiing lesson Saturday afternoon and an evening walk to listen to the live music at Hollyburn Lodge. The food will be yummy and there will be all you can drink hot chocolate and hot apple cider.

Space at this camp is limited so interested Pathfinders should get their permission form, health form and $105 fee in promptly to Crystal. Cheques should be made payable to “Salish Rangers – Girl Guides of Canada”. The deadline for registration is Monday, Feb 6th at 9pm. Forms and fees can be mailed to 215-1675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver BC V6J 2A2 or you can email Crystal ( to arrange to drop them off in person.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Guiders, Crystal or Vanessa.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Salish Rangers
** Email Karla for forms **

1st & 2nd Years – Spring Break Camp – Cupcakes & Candles

Cupcakes & Candles is a residential international themed camping opportunity for girls ages 9 to 13 (all Guides and 1st and 2nd year Pathfinders) in West Coast Area. This camp will provide opportunities for girls across the area to make new friends, learn about Guiding around the world, and get out camping over Spring Break!

When: March 17-19, 2017
Where: Camp Kanaka in Maple Ridge
Cost: $70 per participant (price includes GST)
(Fee covers food, accommodation, program supplies, t-shirt and crest)
Capacity: 48 participants

SG1 – Parent Information
SG2- Permission Form
H1 -Health form

To register for this camp please fill out the online registration form here.

Then mail forms (SG2, H1) and registration fee to the address below. The registration fee should be a cheque made out to “Girl Guides of Canada-West Coast Area”. Registration for this camp will be done on a first come first serve basis.

Please mail all forms and registration fees to the address below by February 17, 2017.

Vicki Ferguson
206 1529 East 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5N 1G8

If there are any questions or concerns about this camp, please feel free to email the West Coast Camping Committee at

This week…

We’re playing games galore! Werewolf, Carcassonne, Code Names, and more!

Please bring back any (dry and clean!) camping gear you borrowed for snow camp. Also, bring updates on the task you signed up to research / be in charge of for our upcoming Camp Olave and Seattle trips. Can’t remember what you signed up for? Check out the Planning page for more details.

This week is also the last chance to sign up for the LifeSaver First Aid course and the Southridge District Thinking Day bowl-a-thon, so be sure to bring forms and payment so you don’t miss out on these fun events.

Free Movie Tickets: “The Space Between Us”

Girl Guides of Canada, BC Council has received 100 Double Passes (200 movie tickets, total) for a special pre-screening of THE SPACE BETWEEN US (PG-13), the latest Young Adult movie by VVS Films, and we would like to make them available to our girl and adult members on a first-come, first-served basis!

This is an official Guiding Activity, open to girls 12 years of age and older, therefore the parental ratio must be maintained, and uniforms should be worn. 


In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa.

When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.

Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

When and Where

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Cineplex International Village
88 West Pender,
Vancouver, BC   V6B 6N9
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Event Hashtag: #TheSpaceBetweenUs
Genre: Romance/Adventure
Cast: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino


If you are interested in attending this event, please email Jonathan Dagostino, no later than Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 10:00 PM to request the tickets. In the subject line of the email, write “The Space Between Us Tickets”.Please include your iMIS number in the email.

All movie tickets will be sent out by email in PDF format, and tickets will be available to entire units, as well as individual girl or adult members, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that only successful candidates will receive a reply to their ticket request, and all successful ticket requests will be answered no later than 4 PM, on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Snow camp is a GO!

The Mount Seymour mountain weather forecast has dramatically improved, so snow camp is a GO!

See everyone in the parking lot for the at Mount Seymour Group Site at 7:00 pm tomorrow.  It’s located at the last big bend in the road before you get to the top of Mount Seymour (the resort / ski area), with a big parking lot on the left-hand side of the road.

Remember to eat dinner before you arrive – we’ll only be having mug up tomorrow night.


Meeting reminders for January 18

We’re doing a fun Thinking Day bridging craft, preparing some food and gear for snow camp, and working on the “Action on Poverty” National Service Project this week.

Reminder, forms and payment for the LifeSaver First Aid course with St. John’s Ambulance are due tonight. After tonight, we’ll open up additional spaces to Pathfinders from other units, so don’t miss out! Also, forms and payment for the Southridge District Thinking Day bowl-a-thon are due on January 25.

We’ll be continuing our service project, Camp Olave and Seattle planning on January 25, so check out the Planning tab for to-do reminders!

First meeting of 2017 on January 11!

Our first meeting of the year is on January 11! We’ll be doing lots of fun and important stuff.

Please bring:

  • Final activity to complete your Relationships Values and Choices module: On November 30, we worked on the Relationships, Values and Choices module (p 122 in your program book). To complete this module, please do one of activity #2 or activity #8, and bring your work to share with the group.
  • A list of gear you’d like to borrow for snow camp:  If you’re coming to snow camp, please review the winter camp kit list and bring a list of any items you’d like to borrow.  We’ll be bringing gear to our meeting on January 18 so you can take it home to pack for camp.
  • Forms and payment for the LifeSaver First Aid Course with St John’s Ambulance in February. 
  • Forms and payment for the Southridge District Thinking Day Bowl-a-thon in February.
  • Your program book!