Cookie Day Fall 2015

It’s that time of year again! Burnaby Mountain Girl Guides were out in full force today selling delicious Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookies. Girls from our various units could been seen selling at Save On Foods, Independent Grocers, Nestor’s Market, WalMart, and the Dollar Tree.

Cookie Selling Breana Jordan

It was a beautiful day to be out in the community. Girls sold lots of cookies to support their fun and engaging programming. Lots of boxes were bought to support the local food bank as well. Thank you to everyone out in the community who supported our sales!

Classic Cookie Blitz Day

The Spring cookie campaign is well under way in Burnaby Mountain. Many units have already sold all their cookies, and even District is running low on its supply!1 Sparks Cookies

Yesterday girls from most units in the district came out to sell cookie in a true blitz style throughout the district. It would have been hard to be out in public yesterday in Burnaby Mountain District and not have come across our girls. Units were selling from 10:00-4:00 at Save-On-Foods North Road, Wal-Mart Lougheed Mall, Independent Foods North Road, Sears Outlet on Lougheed, Dollar Tree at Cameron, and Nestor’s Market at SFU.

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Cookies sold really well across the campaign and it was great to have our girls out and about being seen. The weather mostly cooperated though it was chilly and blustery for part of the day.

Thank you to all the girls who came to sell, to the leaders who organized and supervised them, and to the local businesses who supported Girl Guides by letting us sell outside your stores.

District Cookie Poster Contest!

Calling all Burnaby Mountain Artists!

ryley poster

The poster contest is open to all branches Sparks through adults. There will be a prize for the winning poster in each branch category. You must be a member of Girl Guides of Canada, Burnaby Mountain District to enter.

Deadline: March 4, 2015 7:00pm

Rules

  • Finished posters must be on 35cm wide x 55cm high (14” wide x 22” high) = half sheet poster board.
  • Poster orientation can be either vertical or horizontal
  • Posters must include a correct trefoil with the box around it. The trefoil must be black or navy blue colour.
  • All posters must have the words: “Girl Guide cookies” and the price per box ($5.00).
  • Poster must be completely hand drawn. There must be no cut-out or traced characters or computer generated images or any kind.
  • Cookies and logos used must be the current, official designs. Any Guiding members depicted must be in current, official uniform.
  • There cannot be any cartoon creatures, and/or “official” creatures (eg. Kellogg’s Tony Tiger, Disney)
  • Suggested additions:
  • On the back of the poster please include the following information:
    • Name (last name optional)
    • Unit (e.g. 1st Sparks)
    • Age (e.g. “Age 6” for girl, or “adult”)

Late posters will not be accepted. All submitted posters may be hung in public and used for cookie promotion.

beth poster

Good luck!

Sparks Go to Dance Studio

The girls of the 1st Sparks love going out into the community to try new things. One of their recent outings was to ArtSpace for Children where they participated in a Dance Expression workshop. The studio was turned into an imagination playground by a wonderful workshop leader who encouraged the girls to move creatively and to work together. Feb 2014 018

The workshop was meant to show fundamentals in contemporary dance technique while acquiring coordination, balance, strength and physical confidence. Girls go t to develop improvisation and creativity while exploring movement, self-expression, rhythm, body awareness and musicality. They were active for almost two hours.Feb 2014 026

Most importantly, they had a great time! It was so much fun to go somewhere special and take part in something like contemporary dance. Thank you to Artspace for Children for having us!

This outing was entirely funded by our unit’s cookie sales — way to go girls! This is just one example of where that cookie dough actually goes.

Girl Guide Cookies for Sale!

It’s Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookie season already! Girls have had their cookies for about a week so you may have had family, friends, and neighbors try to sell to you already… Please do try to contribute to this great cause!

ggc cookiesCookies are Girl Guides of Canada’s official fundraiser and provide a major portion of our operating budget. By buying Girl Guide Cookies you are helping to support girl programming including crafts, outings, camps, travel, training, and more.

Today, Saturday October 5th, Burnaby Mountain District is holding a district wide cookie blitz. You can find cookies available from 10-4 at…

  • Walmart Lougheed Mall
  • Safeway Lougheed Mall
  • Sears outlet store
  • Lougheed Town Centre sky train station
  • The Dollar Tree in Cameron Centre
  • and Nesters Market at Cornerstone at SFU

Congratulations Cookie Poster Winners!

Congratulations to the two members of Burnaby Mountain District who won the West Coast Area cookie poster contest for their branch levels!

The winning Spark poster was by Ryley, a member of the 1st Sparks.

 ryley poster

The winning adult poster was by Bethany.

beth poster

Good job to everyone who entered the contest. There were some great posters sent in. Ryley and Bethany will be recieving their prizes in the mail. Good luck with your cookie sales everyone!

Cookies are here!

This week, more than 2500 boxes of chocolatey mint cookies arrived for our District to sell. Cookies have been distributed to units, who have given them to girls this week.

Chocolatey Mint Cookies went on sale October 1st

This year, the cookies are coming out in awesome new packaging. The new look really highlights what Girl Guides is all about. What else is new about cookies this year? Well, although it has been true of our cookies for a few years now, we are now have the nut-free symbol right on the box. Also, trans fats in the chocolatey mint cookies have gone down by 90%.

Not only does cookie selling provide funds that help us run girl programming (they help subsidize camps, pay for craft supplies, etc) it also helps every girl develop confidence and business skills. From Sparks to Rangers, our girls proudly ask “Would you like to buy a box of Girl Guide Cookies?” and are eager to tell you they’re only “$5.00 a box!”