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Girls Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

Edna Dach

By Edna Dach

News Release

Girls Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

Over a hundred and fifty Girl Guides were honored at the annual Edmonton Area Girls Award Event held in Edmonton on Saturday, November 17th at the Royal Provincial Museum in Edmonton. Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell is one of Canada’s most decorated peacekeepers and the recipient of numerous honours for his humanitarian service presented the girls with their awards. Andrea Clark , Loridonna O’Brien and Dorothea Niehoff received awards at this ceremony. Andrea Clark and Dorothea Niehoff received their Lady Baden Powell Challenge.

The Lady Baden Powell Challenge is the highest award in the Guide Program. This challenge is designed for girls looking for an extra challenge in Guides and it takes about 2 years to complete. We are very proud of the girls who have completed the Lady Baden Powell Challenge and applaud their contribution to their community and to the Girl Guide Movement.

Loridonna O’Brien received her Canada Cord. The Canada Cord is earned while in Pathfinders. The six parts that require completion include learning and demonstrating leadership, performing service to the community, participating in bridging events with other branches of Guiding, learning about first aid and citizenship and completing modules in the Pathfinder Program. This program requires a lot of commitment and effort and we congratulate the girls for their efforts in becoming model citizens, inside and outside of Guiding.

Mrs. Beverly Simpson-Headon, Edmonton Area Commissioner noted that “ Today we congratulate these wonderful ambassadors of Guiding on their accomplishments . The determination, knowledge, and kills that it took for you to achieve these goals will assist you on your path of life. These young ladies are the future leaders in our community and in our Guiding organization.”

Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada is the leadership organization for girls and women in Canada, with 90,000 Members across the country. Guiding is bold, fun, energetic and empowers girls and women to face challenges with confidence.

For more information regarding the Edmonton Area Girls Award Event:

Glenda Metro
Deputy Commissioner, Edmonton Area
Girl Guides of Canada

Edna Dach
PR Chairperson,

Please note I have attached two photos, the one photo of the girls and Beverly Simpson-Headon, Edmonton Area Commissioner the other is of the girls , leaders and Glenda Metro. Glenda is the leader wearing the vest.

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