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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta

Rachel Ivey named 3rd Women of Inspiration Nominee

September 14, 2020

Fort McMurray (Sept. 14, 2020)— Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is excited to announce Rachel Ivey as the third nominee in the Women of Inspiration Series presented by Bouchier. The Women of Inspiration Series recognizes local women who break gender stereotypes, drive change and advocate for women’s and girls’ rights and opportunities. Ivey is one […]

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Recipients selected for Women of Inspiration Education Award

September 8, 2020

Fort McMurray (September 8, 2020)—Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude Canada are honoured to announce the three women who will receive the Women of Inspiration Education Award are: Mariam Arain for the Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship Destiny Smorong for the Elsie Yanik Memorial Scholarship Reagan Morris for the Ann Dort-MacLean Scholarship “Syncrude is pleased […]

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Second Woman of Inspiration named in 2020/21 Series

July 24, 2020

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier is thrilled to announce the second nominee in the 2020/21 Women of Inspiration Series is Victoria Brown. Brown is an HR professional by day and an entrepreneur by night. She launched her clothing line last year, LIGHTS Apparel. The idea of the clothing line is to shine light […]

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Ca$h Calendar raffle tickets on sale now

July 20, 2020

Fort McMurray (July 20, 2020) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is excited to announce that their Ca$h Calendar Raffle Tickets are now on sale. When you buy a Ca$h Calendar, you will be entered to win some amount of money every weekday during the month of November 2020. Your ticket will be valid for […]

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Girls Inc. in-person programming resumes

July 9, 2020

Thank you for your continued support and understanding for your girl(s)’ participation in the Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta (“Girls Inc.”) programming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to suspend in-person programming since mid-March. However, we will continue to be there for our girls – through online programming, direct check-ins, program package delivery etc. […]

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Girls Inc. names first Woman of Inspiration for 2021

May 21, 2020

Fort McMurray (May 20, 2020)— Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier are excited to announce that Regina Oppon is the first Women of Inspiration Nominee in the 2021 Series. Oppon was selected for her community involvement and dedication to support immigrant women and youth – particularly girls. Oppon is the Executive Director of the […]

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Girls Inc. Programming and COVID-19

March 13, 2020

3/13/2020 Dear Families and Stakeholders: We wanted to reach out to you as we know that there is an increasing sense of anxiety and confusion regarding COVID-19, as well as its potential impact on our programming. Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta takes the wellbeing of our girls, families, stakeholders and staff very seriously. We make […]

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Press release: Women of Inspiration Gala raises more than $45K

March 12, 2020

First Women of Inspiration Gala a Success Fort McMurray (March 12, 2020) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is humbled to announce that its very first Women of Inspiration Gala honoured five incredible local women and raised more than $45,000 for the organization. Thank you to every sponsor, local business that donated items to our […]

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Girls Inc. new program featured at Landmark Cinemas

February 28, 2020

We are piloting a new program developed by our Girls Inc. staff called Power of Stories. The program is taught through the “Teachings of the Grandmothers” – a set of values that promotes connection to Indigenous cultures. These values serve as themes from which we discuss other topics, such as healthy relationships, consent, resisting peer […]

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Girls Inc. and Bouchier name final Women of Inspiration nominee

February 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort McMurray (February 13, 2020)— Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier are excited to announce the final nominee in the Women of Inspiration Series is Caitlin Downie. Downie has been in the Wood Buffalo region for six years, her dedication to create a more inclusive community is evident in a variety […]

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