Recent weeks have seen outings from two different Burnaby Mountain units visiting the Bright Lights at Stanley Park and the festive Christmas Train.
First, on a Saturday afternoon, the 2nd Sparks enjoyed the sights and sounds of seasonal merriment, then on a Tuesday evening the 22nd Guides enjoyed the lights during a much darker time of day.
The Sparks really enjoyed the train itself, oohing and ahhing over the different displays. They enjoyed the music and recognizing scenes from different Christmas stories that they all know and love, including Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and Frozen.
For the Guides, at nighttime, what really stood out were the 3 million lights set up in a variety of displays. It really looked magical.
The Bright Lights event benefits the local Burn Fund, an excellent cause! Both units had a great time.
Eight months ago when Disney on Ice announced their touring production of Frozen on Ice would be visiting Vancouver this November, one Spark Guider knew that this is something girls in her unit would love to see. She jumped on the opportunity to order tickets in the group sales pre-buy.
This fall, girls in the 1st Sparks worked very hard to sell Girl Guide cookies — together they sold more than 70 cases! — to help subsidize the event.
Eager for the show to start
On November 28th, 16 girls and their Guiders went to Pacific Coliseum to see their favourite movie re-enacted by world class figure skaters. Girls were dazzled by the special effects, impressed by the skaters’ talents, and eager to sing along to their favourite Frozen tunes.
Mesmerized by the skating
The leaders were impressed by how well the girls followed instructions and kept together as a group. As you might imagine, there were a lot of little girls at the coliseum that day. The group navigated the busy chaos without any problems — even the super crowded bathroom at intermission!
Olaf singing about summertime
It was a fun day, enjoyed by all. The only thing more magical than seeing Frozen on Ice is seeing it with a big group of your closest Spark friends.