FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2012
2012-2013 Registration Launch!
Girl Guides of Canada – Québec Council invites girls and young women to take part in an incredible experience and to reserve their place for fall starting today!
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – The Québec Council is pleased to announce that registration is now available online for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Guiding Movement is Growing in Québec
Having seen a decline in numbers at the turn of the century, the Guiding movement has begun to take hold in Quebec once again. Over the past three years, membership has been steadily increasing – Emily Koehler-Lemaire, Membership Coordinator for Quebec, attributes this rise in numbers to a variety of factors: “We’ve done a lot of work in recent years to educate the public that we are about a lot more than the cookies and crafts of past generations. While maintaining the traditions that are so dear to us such as camping, we are now also talking about body image, bullying, female leadership…the things that preoccupy Girls in Quebec today. Quebec parents have a strong desire to offer this type of experience to their daughters and we are the only organization offering holistic capacity development programming for Québec girls.”
Girl Guides of Canada is a non-profit organization for girls and young women from 5 to 18 years of age, which encourages its members to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world. Through innovative age-appropriate programming, Girl Guides partake in a myriad of stimulating activities in an all-female, non-competitive environment to develop leadership and confidence in girls and young women.
Stimulating Volunteer Opportunities Available
For women in Québec seeking to develop their leadership skills and to belong to a network of extraordinary women, Girl Guides also offers diverse and stimulating volunteer opportunities. Women of all ages, mother or not, are encouraged to participate in the exceptional experience of sisterhood and solidarity.
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