Updates for Weds May 31

It’s the second-last meeting of the year!  On the go tonight we’ve got:

  • Super fun games
  • Knot workshop
  • A few outstanding items for BC Summer Camp Challenge (which count for your Canada Cord even if you’re not going to camp!)
  • Visitors from Guides who are looking forward to learning about Pathfinders!

Remember to bring your forms for the trip to Steveston this Saturday, and any remaining forms and payment for summer camp to Camp Olave.

Tonight is also the last chance to have any program work signed off before we break for summer, so bring completed modules for review.

We’re selling cookies at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday June 4 form 4-6 pm. This event is mandatory for MCB and HW. All others are encouraged to attend!

Don’t forget to register for fall, if you haven’t already!

Great Volunteer Opportunity: 2017 Canada 150 Parade presented by the Port of Vancouver

The Port of Metro Vancouver is calling for energetic members, from Sparks to Rangers, Guiders and Guild to come and celebrate our national pride and take a moment to honour this great nation. We will feature the celebration theme with motion and amplified music, sing campfire songs with some choreography along the parade route.

An integral part of the Canada Day at Canada Place activities, the parade starts at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 2, 2017. The Canada 150 Parade will bring the streets of downtown Vancouver to life with over 60 parade entries showcasing our rich and diverse country.  The purpose of the parade is to celebrate Canada and provide enjoyment and fun for members of our community.  The parade route is 1 km. Television coverage by Shaw TV.

On the day, we will meet early at Provincial Guide House to practice the choreography and travel together in a school bus to the parade assembly area.  Parents will drop off and pick up their girls at Guide House.

Dress Code: Official uniform T-shirt with white tie, navy cargo pant or navy blue jean.

Please email josephine_chan@telus.net ASAP to sign up. Space in our entry is limited so contact us ASAP.

Camp preparation!

On May 24, we’re completing a number of modules of the Summer Camp Challenge as we gear up for Camp Olave! Even if you’re not going to camp, this work also counts towards your Canada Cord, so don’t miss out!

Please bring with you:

Also, the Camp Olave kit list is now available here:

Please review. If you’d like to borrow any camping gear from Girl Guides such as a thermarest, sleeping bag, or pack, please let a leader know by May 31.

Garibaldi Lake Backpacking Trip with WCA Trex

Interested in going backpacking this summer? Check out this great opportunity to go on a trip with the 2nd WCA Trex Group!
Date: August 13 (morning departure) to 15 (afternoon return), 2017
Contact Guider: Belinda Li, 2ndwcatrex@gmail.com778-874-0750
Approximate cost: $100
Description: The 2nd West Coast Area Trex are planning a backpacking trip to Garibaldi Lake and have a few spots available for Pathfinders or Rangers from other units to join. We will be hiking to Garibaldi Lake to camp for 2 nights, carrying all of the gear and food in backpacks. The trail is 9.5 km to Garibaldi Lake with 850 m elevation gain. This is a well-graded and maintained trail. On the second day, we will do a day hike to Panorama Ridge, which is about 12 km round trip with 630 m elevation gain from Garibaldi Lake. The unit will provide group camping equipment (tents, cooking equipment, safety supplies). Girls will need to bring their own personal gear (e.g. backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes). There are backpacks available to borrow from the Area.
Camp preparation: Girls are expected to help prepare for camp. We will have one camp planning meeting and one practice hike based on the schedule of participants and Guiders. The camp planning meeting will take place on a week night, before the end of the school year. The practice hike will be on a weekend day. Alternative arrangements can be made if there are schedule conflicts.
How to sign up: Email Belinda Li directly with your contact information, as well as general availability for the two pre-camp events.

Yoga, Cookie Money, and Camp!

On Wednesday May 17, we’re doing yoga with Girlvana yoga! Come in comfy clothes, and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Also, cookie money is due on May 17. Please let a Guider know if you have having trouble selling cookies.

For those that have not yet participated in cookies selling (MCB, HW), we will be making a plan to sell the remaining unit cookies. Remember, cookie selling is mandatory if you are working on your Canada Cord.

If you’re planning on coming to summer camp, please bring your forms and payment as they are due today! Remember, you can use cookie cash towards camp!

Lastly, on June 3, we’re heading to Steveston to check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery! This outing counts towards your Citizenship Certificate, which is a requirement for your Canada Cord. Bring a bagged lunch, and come dressed for the weather. We’ll have ice cream on the dock after we visit the cannery. There is no cost to attend, but you must bring your signed form back by May 31 2017!

Cookie selling and City Hall surprise!

We’re selling cookies at Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station from 4 – 7 pm tomorrow (note the early start!!) This cookie sales date is mandatory for any 3rd years completing their Canada Cord, and any Pathfinders that have not yet participated in spring cookie selling.

Drop off / meeting is 4:00 pm at the Skytrain Station. We will be cookie selling for two hours.

The cookie sales will be followed by a surprise at City Hall. Pick up will be from the front doors of City Hall (453 W 12th Ave), on the south side of the building, at 7:00 pm.

Bring your camp forms and payment if you’d like to attend summer camp at Camp Olave!