Calgary Area Events

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The contest closes November 30, 2022, so get your designs in now!

Calendar of Events

Tips for Using the Calendar

  • When you click on an event, you will see a detailed description and the link to register (if applicable).
  • While viewing the detailed description, you can click to add the event to your personal google or outlook calendar.
  • Some dates have multiple events and can be tricky to view in calendar format. If you view the calendar in "Agenda" format then you will see all the events in a list instead of in a calendar. The "Agenda" button is in the upper right of the calendar.

Registering for Events

  • Registration is necessary to participate in all Calgary Area events.
  • Registration is done online only using the links contained in the calendar.
  • Some events have start and end dates for registration. If you see a message saying that the registration form is disabled then it probably means that you are trying to register before or after the acceptable registration period.
  • The office will no longer accept registrations by telephone or email.

Calendar Legend

  • Adult Events are in red: These are events geared towards adult Guiders, which include trainings, the Area Dinner, and more.
  • Girl Events are in blue: These are events geared towards Girls of all branches, and include Nite Trek, Heritage Nights, and more.
  • Area events are in yellow: These are administrative dates, including ENews deadlines, Area Council meetings, Guide Centre closures, and more.

This page contains detailed descriptions of upcoming or reoccurring adult member events.

Registering for Events

  • Registration is necessary to participate in all Calgary Area events.
  • You will need your name, iMIS number, guiding branch you lead, District, and phone number.
  • Registration is done online only using the links contained in the descriptions, watch the spelling of your email address as this is how your registration will be confirmed.
  • Some events have start and end dates for registration. If you see a message saying that the registration form is disabled then it probably means that you are trying to register before or after the acceptable registration period.
  • The office will no longer accept registrations by telephone or email.

Guiding Trainings

All About the Branch

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

This training if for new Guiders and Guiders moving to a new branch. Learn about the age group you'll be working with, including what to expect from each age and explore the Girls first programming.

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

Be sure to register for the age group you would like to know more about.

All About Unified Banking

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

This is a fact-filled training that is perfect for anyone that wants more knowledge about the Girl Guide's of Canada Banking system. Topics include the responsibilities of the Unit Treasurer and so much more.

Building Unit Guider Skills

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

In this training you will learn:

  1. Techniques to support running a unit meeting
  2. Being a part of a unit's leadership team
  3. How to engage youth members in planning and programming
  4. Create a caring and supportive environment

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

Outdoor Skills and Training

OAL (Indoor Campaign): Camp Life

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

At camp, there should be time to daydream, to explore, as well as friendship building. This freedom is an essential element of camping; remember to keep it alive in your camps! Take time to enjoy the outdoors! This training provides the skills to plan and keep camps running smoothly by ensuring someone is always two-steps ahead by anticipating and preparing for the next activity. Complete this training series by joining the optional virtual campfire!

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

OAL (Indoor Campaign): Food and Nutrition

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

Food is an essential part of any camp - meals that are tasty and enjoyed by everyone are a great morale boaster! This training presents how to plan and feed a group of hungry girls on a camping trip or sleepover. Note that it is assumed that food preparation will be taking place in a kitchen environment. This training does NOT include Information about camp cooking methods.

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

OAL (Indoor Campaign): Leading

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

Good leadership is the single most important thing that you can have at camp. Leadership is a major, often decisive element in why some camps succeed and others fail. Leading is not about giving directions but rather liberating the group to do what’s needed in the best way possible. We will provide strategies for some of the many leadership considerations Guiders will have to address while planning and running a camp program.

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

OAL (Indoor Campaign): Planning

When: Various times throughout the year
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

This training is focused on developing skills needed to plan a sleepovers and weekend camps. These activities take time to plan, however, the reward for time spent on planning will be a successful, memorable event for all participants. The goal of this training is to provide an overview of the steps for filling in the details, i.e. where, when and who.

This is a TEAM training, be sure to request your TEAM pin when you have completed a stream.

Westover Guider Skills Day (Canoeing and More)

Details: See the Westover Skills Day document for more information.
Who: Open to adult members of GGC

When: Usually late June
Where: Westover Campsite
Cost: $15 registration fee + your own food, water, and cooking gear
What: At Guider Skills Day, you will:

  • Learn or brush-up on canoe paddling skills
  • Understand what it takes to day-trip or camp at Westover
  • Wander with facilitators for an in-depth orientation
Why: The goal is to give Guiders in Calgary and surrounding areas the confidence to introduce Camp Westover to their units and sister Guiders. Three types of sessions will be offered:
  • Paddle Canada Waterfront Canoe Skills Clinic adapted to your experience level. It DOES NOT certify you to take GGC Youth Canoeing
  • Orientation to Camp Westover
  • OAL Foundation: Getting Outside with introduction to Wilderness Camping

Personal Development

Miscellaneous Events or Trainings

Cheer on GGC at the Outhouse Races

When: Sunday September 19, 12-4 p.m.

Where: Cochrane

Registration: None
Cost: Free
More Information: Check the Cochrane Calendar or message the CoWest District at any-calgarycowest@girlguides.ca.

Girl Guides of Canada is competing in the Cochrane Outhouse Races. Please search (google) for exact location and time. Fun, free, family outing. Please wear your favourite Girl Guides of Canada gear and come cheer us on as we try to wipe out the competition!

Grab and Go

When: October 22, 2022 (Drop-offs October 17-21, from 6-9 p.m. daily)

Where: Calgary Guide Centre

Registration: None
Cost: Free

Every fall, Guiders in the Calgary Area exchange items; those that have extra camping, craft, guiding, and other supplies drop them off, and on the Grab and Go Day, those needing supplies pick up what they need. This event is great for new units to supply their unit with some initial supplies.

Please drop-off only quality supplies (no junk!)

Memorial Grove Ceremony

When: Sunday August 22, 2 p.m.

Where: Camp Jubilee, Memorial Grove

Registration: None
Cost: Free

The annual Memorial Grove Ceremony is an annual event to commemorate members who have passed away. Families, friends and members of Guiding are invited.

RSVP to Cathy, at cmantika@shaw.ca, by August 15.

Singing for Everyone

When: Saturday July 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Virtual

Registration: Open
Cost: Free
More Information: Email any-calgarytraining@girlguides.ca.

Singing has always been a much loved part of Guiding, but have you ever thought how it might be a barrier that prevents some individuals from enjoying themselves or even joining? This session will help you think about how to keep singing as a favourite part of Guiding for everyone. You might just sing a song or two, too!

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