Girlz Group Program
Girlz Group cards now for sale!
Support Girlz Group by purchasing creatively designed cards. These cards are great for all occasions and proceeds will go towards supporting the program. All cards designed by Girlz Group! You can purchase them at the Golden Women's Resource Centre.
The Girlz Group Program is available to all girls going into grade 5, 6 and 7.The program is designed to provide girls with a fun and safe place to hang out with friends, do fun art projects, play games, discuss issues and enjoy healthy snacks .
The group is divided into seasons and runs for six weeks; group discussions are encouraged based on the topic for the week and theme for the season. The group is facilitated by GWRC staff, volunteer helpers, and sometimes special guests.
Each season hosts a theme such as Body Image and the Media, Getting to Know You!, Girlz Go Green and Building Community - to name a few. Topics within those themes have included, making healthy choices, volunteering, environment, positive self image, Internet Safety and more.
Winter 2011: Beauty and You!
For girls in grades...
Grade 5's: Thursday's Feb. 3rd - Mar. 10th, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Grade 6/7's: Wednesday's Feb. 2nd - Mar. 9th, 3:30-5:00pm
Video Making, Photography, Painting, Swimming, Clothing Creation, Special Guests, Belly Dancing, and more!
For More Information:
Please contact Linley or Sarah at 250-344-5317 or stop by the GWRC during business hours
This program is funded by the Vancouver Foundation
Fall 2010: Growing From Our Roots
Summer 2010: Girlz Go Active
July 27th - August 31st
Activities include: swimming, picnic, crafts, games, discussions, and more...
Registration for all groups: July 19 - 23
Girls going into grade 5: Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00
Girls going into grades 6 & 7: Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30
Girls going into grade 8: Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:30
Spring 2010: Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Golden
May 18th - June21st
Activities include: Visit to Canada's first Sikh Temple; Metis Jigging, Gardening, Painting, Potluck, Swimming and more...
Registration for all groups: May 10-14
Grade 5's: Thursday's from 3:30pm - 5pm
Grade 6/7's: Wednesday from 3:30pm-5pm
Grade 8/9's: Tuesday from 3:30pm-5pm
We will also be participating in the Rockies for African Gogo`s National Walk for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise awareness for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Please join us on June 12th from 10:30am - 2pm. The walk will start at the Golden Senior`s Centre and finish at the Spirit Square with fun activities for kids and live entertainment.
Registration for all groups: January 18-22
Grade 5 program: Thursday's, 3:30-5pm - January 28 - March 10
Grade 6/7 program: Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm - January 27 - March 10
Grade 8/9 program: Tuesday's, 3:30-5pm - January 26 - March 10
This winter we have an exciting season planned with the theme "The REAL You" We will be focusing on discovering our uniqueness and letting our personalities shine. Some of our activities include learning to crochet, painting, swimming, a talent show, discussions about media messages and how they affect us, eating disorder awareness and more!
We will also be hosting two Girlz Group special activities that include participation in the Golden Snow King Festival, Fundraising at Overwaitea Foods and writing opinion pieces for the Golden Star. Our community special guest for this session will be Carrie White, reporter from the Golden Star.
Beginning the week of Sept. 21st-Oct.19th
Registration for all groups: Sept. 14th-18th at the Golden Women's Resource Centre. $15 registration fee applies.
Grade 5 program: Thursday's - 3:30pm-5pm
Grade 6/7 program: Wednesday's - 3:30pm-5pm
Grade 8/9 program: Tuesday's - 3:30pm-5pm
Registration for all groups: May 19-22
Grade 5 program: Thursday's, May 28 - July 2, 3:30-5pm
Grade 6/7: Wednesday's, May 27 - July 1, 3:30-5pm
Grade 8/9: Tuesday's, May 26 - June 30, 3:30-5pm
Our Spring Girlz Program is titled: Girlz Go Green, this sesson we will be hosting the entire session at our Women's Healing Garden, where the girls will be doing fun projects and activities related to gardening, recycling and art projects.
We are focussing the spring session on what it means to be in-touch with nature, the positive affects it has on our well-being. We will explore writings by women based on their experience in the outdoors, learn about cultural traditions and discuss nature as a therapeutic way to heal and relax.
We have some fun community activities planned for the spring session including dog walking at the Spotted Dog and an art project with the Town of Golden.
Registration for all groups: January 26-30
Grade 5 program: Thursday's, Feb. 5 - Mar. 12, 3:30pm-5pm
Grade 6/7 program: Wedesday's, Feb. 4 - Mar. 11, 7pm-8:30pm
Grade 8/9 program: Tuesday's, Feb. 3 - Mar. 10, 3:30pm-5pm
Our winter Girlz Group program focuses on body image and making healthy choices that are based on knowledge while at the same time reflecting on what's important to them. In this session we are encouraging independant thought and creativity when discussing issues based on the media. We will explore pop culture, positive and negative media messages and alternative choices.
We will be discussing Eating Disorder Awareness week and taking a look at how photography software manipulates photos in advertising to create unrealistic images.
Registration for all groups: September 29-October 3
Grade 5 program: Thursday's, Oct.9-Nov.13, 3:30pm-5pm
Grade 6/7 program: Wedesday's, Oct. 8-Nov.13, 7pm-8:30pm
Grade 8/9 program: Tuesday's, Oct. 7-Nov.13, 3:30pm-5pm
Inspired by Women's History Month in October, this Girlz Group session will give the girls an opportunity to talk about thier favourite women of our community, as well as meet some amazing women from the Golden Fire Hall and Golden Ambulance Service. The girls will be given the opportunity t make their own instruments and play with an amazing singer/song writer from Golden; create their own comic book, with a 'she-roe' of their own design; dress up as their favourite female character during our pizza party night, and participate in a Scrabble Benefit for the Rockies for African Gogo's group who raise money from Grandmother's in Africa taking care of their grandchildren.
Some issues that are planned for discussion are overcoming challenges, during which we will talk about women who break through barriers like the amazing Helen Keller and taking action through standing up for what you believe in.
We'll be overcoming a challenging obstacle course of our own, explore self expression through t-shirt making and painting and add to our amazing women of Golden scrapbook.
Topic Outline Permission Forms
The theme for the summer junior girlz program is designed to enlighten, educate and instill pride in the girls about their community. Some of the activities planned for this group are; taking pictures of Golden's beautiful scenery; exploring Golden's diversity through a visit to our museum; volunteer work and fun activities such as necklace making and a spa night. The group will finish at the end of August with a pizza party that will include all the Girlz Groups as a way to create peer mentoring.
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In the Spring of 2008, the girls in the Girlz Group program did an Internet Safety project.
After discussing ways to stay safe on the Internet and being informed of why you should be safe on the Internet, the girls were asked to create informational posters based on what they learned. Check it out....