Last night West Coast Area held its annual awards dinner to thank all Guiders in the Area for their hard work and to recognize extraordinary contributions with awards. Our district filled two whole tables with Guiders who enjoyed a wonderful meal and a silent auction benefiting girls going trips this summer.
Our district was also proud to see seven of our adult members recognized with awards. Here is a list of who recieved what.
The Membership Pin indicates years of membership in the organization. After 15 years of membership, pins are awarded every 5 years.
Sandra, 14th Pathfinders
- Awarded for 45 years of dedicated membership in Girl Guides of Canada.
The Gold Thanks Pin may be awarded to girl or adult members for exceptional service to Guiding. They are given at the district or area level.
Chelsea, 1st Sparks & 54th Brownies
- Awarded for her many informative talks given to units throughout the Area about her 3 months volunteering at the world centre Sangam, in India
The Commissioners and Administrative Communitiy Leaders Award is presented to Commissioners who lead by example, actively welcome new Members and retain current ones, mentor adult Members, and uphold the values of GGC.
Gerry, District Comissioner & 54th Brownies
- Awarded for stepping up to the plate as a new member commissioner when the district was desperate and going above and beyond the requirments of her role at Area council and benefiting the Distric immensely.
The Broze Merit Award is given to a person who goes above and beyond the basic requirements of her role and demonstrates dedicated service to Guiding.
Neelofar, 3rd Sparks
- Awarded for her dedication in helping her unit recover from several issues that threatened to close her unit. She worked tirelessly to repair administrative issues requiring close work with the District Comissioner and Treasurers all while offering a great program to her girls.
Nadia, 49th Guides
- Awarded for her ongoing dedication to her very large Guide unit, promoting Guiding in her daily life, and being a positive role model to her girls. She takes on the important role of communicator for her unit.
Ann, 14th Pathfinders
- Awarded for her longtime commitment to her girls and the district. She has gone above and beyond, often volunteering to do things like help with unit bookkeeping.
The Silver Merit Award is given to a person who goes above and beyond the basic requirements of her role and demonstrates excellent service to Guiding.
Bethany, 1st Sparks & 54th Brownies & District PR/Membership Advisor
- Awarded for her accomplishments in creating and maintaining the district website and Facebook page, as well as attending volunteer fairs, resulting in increased membership in her district and in others.
Congratulations to all of the award winners. Your contributions to Guiding are greatly appreciated. Our girl programs would not be possible without the tireless work of these amazing volunteers.
Go Burnaby Mountain District!