Tuesday, August 31, 2010

64th Guides want to say "THANK YOU"

The 64th London Girl Guides want to send a Shout Out to Great-West Life who provided us with a donation under their Volunteer Recognition Grant program.

Thank You!!
With this donation we were able to purchase new tents for the unit for our weekend camping adventures each spring. Thanks to Canadian Tire, too, who provided a discount price to us as members of a charitable organization so that we were able to purchase four tents instead of the two or three we had originally intended! And we bought waterproofing spray and tarps as well!

We were also very excited to take part in several of the 100th Anniversary celebrations ~ Girl Guides in Canada turned 100 in 2010!! Thanks to the Great-West Volunteer Recognition Grant we were able to attend the Kick Off celebration at Casa Loma in January 2010 ~ the grant paid for us to go by bus! Thanks Bobby for organizing the bus!!
And we really wanted to attend the Rally Day celebration at Ontario Place in May so the Great-West Volunteer Recognition Grant paid for our leaders to attend to accompany the girls! And we were able to buy special 100th Anniversary crests for each of the girls and leaders in our Unit as well. Thanks to Lesley S. for having them!

To celebrate our 100th Anniversary, the Ontario Council of Girl Guides of Canada introduced a special Centenary award ~ only 100 members would be chosen for this prestigious award. Two of our leaders received this award! The Great-West Volunteer Recognition Grant was used to pay the cost so all of the Unit leaders could attend the banquet where these awards were presented. At the same banquet, our Junior Leader received an Outstanding Youth Award as well!

As you can see, we fully appreciate the assistance provided by the Volunteer Recognition Grant and we thank Great-West Life for providing this program to their staff who volunteer and meet the criteria for the grant.
Thank you.

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