Alberta Girls Parliament

You do not want to miss this opportunity!

Meet Rangers from all over Alberta and beyond… 

Alberta Girls' Parliament 48th Session - 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday, March 24, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Registration begins November 1, 2018

Are you a Pathfinder, Trex or Ranger, 15 to 18 years old at the time of the event?

Not quite 15? We also take two 14-year-olds to be Sergeant at Arms and Clerk of the Assembly

We have the event for you; there is nothing else like it in Canada

Where

Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton Alberta

Who

Alberta Council Girl Guide members, 15 to 18 years old
Special invites to a few out of province Rangers, Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT), as well as female members of Association of Junior Forest Wardens of Alberta (AJFWA), Scouts Canada and 4H

Cost:

$250 plus GST if you are a registered guiding member within Alberta Council's boundaries;
$300 plus GST if you are registered with another provincial council; and
$300 plus GST if you are an invited guest from an organization other than Girl Guides.
Registration fee includes all meals, snacks, activities and four nights' accommodation.

Transportation

Transportation from/to the Edmonton airport or Edmonton bus stations is included.  If there is a need, a charter bus may be available for a nominal cost for larger centers in Southern Alberta.

Why: 

Increase public speaking and debate skills; learn about the parliamentary process; meet interesting motivational speakers chosen by the elected delegates; have fun with participants from all over Alberta and beyond; complete your Duke of Edinburgh Residential requirement; shop at West Edmonton Mall; tour the Alberta Legislature Building; find out about different political careers; make lasting friendships; receive the exclusive AGP pin and crest; and so much more.

Is it educational AND fun?

See these testimonials from Rangers who have come to AGP more than once.
"If I would tell one thing to a parent it would be that a girl learns more at the five days at AGP then she ever will in a year of school. I personally have seen more growth at AGP than among my fellow classmates at school throughout the year. Totally worth missing two days of school. Also, there is time to do homework, so their daughter shouldn't fall behind." - KL

"It seems like a "snobby" activity. My first year, I almost didn't go. I went on a scholarship from provincial council and a whim. But AGP is BY FAR my favourite event, and I've even been to Ecuador with GGC. My word of advice is: just go. It's worth missing the school. It's worth risking your weekend for some "boring government simulation". But oh my gosh, AGP is SO much more than that." –RH (from Saskatchewan)"

WARNING:  Spots fill fast, and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis so please do not delay.  We encourage a mix of new and returning girls. All successful applicants receive an information package by February 2019.

MORE:  Your parents, relatives and friends, AGP alumnae, Guiders and Units may come to the Parliamentary Opening on Friday evening and to the AGP Banquet on Saturday.  They require reservations for both.  Reservation information is in your information package

Not yet 15? Is there something for me?  

There are two non-debating positions for 14-year-old Pathfinders. Make sure you note your preference on your registration form. 

What if I am younger than 14?  

Pathfinders and Guides can apply to be a Page for one or more of the four Parliamentary debates.  There is no cost to register as a Page, which includes a short, specially designed, Program and the one-hour debate.  No meals or accommodations are included.  

*Registration is heavily subsidized by Alberta Council (more than half), so no further financial assistance is available from Provincial Council.  Further subsidy assistance may be available from Units, District and/or Area Councils.     

Register online today!

For more information about AGP, please contact Edie Jubenville, AGP Adviser at agp@albertagirlguides.com

11/15/2018 11:37:57 AM