Media Advisory - Ontario Girl Guides gather to celebrate 100 years of
Canadian Guiding!

SUDBURY, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada celebrates 100 years of Guiding with National Rally Day, a day-long, cross-country celebration involving over 45,000 girls and women. Girl Guide Members are participating in rallies and activities celebrating the important role Guiding continues to play in communities across the country.

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    What:     Girl Guides members from across Ontario join in national
              celebrations with an event featuring activities celebrating
              100 years of traditional and modern Guiding. Activities range
              from ode to the knot, camping skills competition, morse code
              temporary tattoos, improv, bollywood dance lessons, rangoli
              pictures, origami, save water relay.

    Where:    Bell Park
              Bell Park Road, Sudbury

    When:     Saturday May 15, 2010
              9:30 am     Opening Ceremonies
              10:15 am    Rally Day Activities
              5:15 pm     Campfire/Closing Ceremonies

    Who:      Karen Spykers, Ontario Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Girl
              Guides of Canada
              700 Girl Guide Members, girls ages 5-17, women 18+
              Special Guests: Mayor John Rodriguez, MP Sudbury Glenn
              Thibeault, MP Nickel Belt Claude Gravelle, MPP Nickel Belt
              France Gelinas, MPP Sudbury Rick Bartolucci


About Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada

Since 1910, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada has been a trailblazing movement advocating for girls and women, while offering them opportunities to discover new interests and develop leadership skills. Throughout its history, Guiding has prepared girls to meet the challenges they face. Today's girls can learn about global and cultural awareness, career exploration, science and technology and the arts. They work on environmental projects and explore important issues such as cyber-bullying, self-esteem and body image, and develop the skills needed to speak out and take action on issues that are important to them. Guiding enables girls to be confident, courageous and resourceful, and to make a difference in the world.


For further information: For further information: on Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, visit our website at; To set up an interview with a Girl Guide representative, please contact: Mary Porto, Public Awareness Coordinator at (416) 926-2351, ext. 2422; On event day, please call (416) 799-7184

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