Recognizing the achievements of our girl members is an essential part of developing their confidence and desire to gain skills and succeed. Girl recognition events are held every year in order to celebrate the accomplishments of Québec girl members who have completed their Lady Baden-Powell Challenge, Canada Cord or Chief Commissioner’s Awards over the last Guiding year.
This year's Girl Recognition Event will be hosted by Lakeshore District on Sunday November 27 at 2pm at the Red Barn (20609 ch. Lakeshore, Baie-D'Urfé, QC H9X 2Z4).
The 2015 Girl Recognition Event was held Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 and was hosted by the Pointe-Claire district. See the list of girls who were recognized in the December Piccolo!
The 2014 event was hosted by Riverview District at Complexe Romeo V. Patenaude in Candiac on November 23. It featured the inaugural presentation of the new Youth Commitment Award, honouring Rangers who have completed 10 years of membership.
The 2013 event was hosted by Valois-Dorval District at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre on December 8. It had all the elements of a Girl Guide event including a colour party, interesting short presentations, a short campfire and tasty treats! In addition, once the event was over, another celebration took place as Guider Nancy Shaw was presented with the Honorary Lifetime Membership award.
Pincourt District hosted the 2012 event on December 2 to celebrate the accomplishments of the 17 girls who completed the Lady Baden-Powell Challenge and the member who completed her Canada Cord.
Parents, girls, our Provincial Commissioner, Deputy Provincial Commissioner and Guiders were entertained by Sarah who performed her rendition of I Believe. Courtney and Katherine gave inspirational speeches on becoming a national ringette player and a teacher respectively with thanks to time spent in Girl Guides.
Hosted by the Lakeshore District, 32 girls were awarded the Lady Baden-Powell Award and 14 Canada Cords!
Guest speaker Dianea Carroll Phillips, a teacher and NASA certified Aerospace Educator, set the tone of the event with her motto: “If you can dream it, you can do it!” Event organizer and
Lakeshore District Deputy District Commissioner Kelly Vandzura said that Phillips “showed girls they can challenge themselves and accomplish the goals they set for themselves – and to know that their Guiders are there to support them along the way.”
District Commissioner Nissa Grant called the event “a district collaboration,” and noted that “Guiders, you should be very proud of your girls.” Indeed, we are all very proud of the efforts of the girls that received awards, and thankful to all of those who collaborated in making the day a rousing success!