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Girls Inc of Northern Alberta Women of Inspiration Series

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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Stronger, Smarter, Bolder: Girls take the Lead

January 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girls Inc. Releases Stronger, Smarter, Bolder: Girls Take the Lead Report — Trend Analysis of Major Factors Affecting Girls and Guidance on Nurturing the Next Generation of Women Leaders New evaluation from American Institutes for Research found Girls Inc. girls more likely to see themselves as leaders, influencing and improving their local […]

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Girls Inc of Northern Alberta December Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

December 19, 2019

          Message from the Executive Director How was everyone’s 2019? For us, it was a year of resilience – like building a springboard. Getting ready for a jump (or more – stay tuned)! It was around this time last year when I returned from Sudan, having learned the complexity of intersecting […]

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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta Fourth Woman of Inspiration Michelle Farrow

Bouchier and Girls Inc. announce fourth woman of inspiration

December 16, 2019

Fort McMurray (December 2019)— Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier is honoured to announce the fourth Women of Inspiration Nominee is Michelle Farrow. Farrow graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreational Therapy in 2002 and pursued a career as a Recreational Therapist and Volunteer Coordinator in the Maritimes. Farrow moved to Fort […]

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America’s Got Talent Sensation Mandy Harvey headlines Women of Inspiration Gala

December 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: America’s Got Talent Sensation Mandy Harvey comes to Fort McMurray Presenting Sponsor Bouchier supporting Girls Inc. Shattering Glass Ceilings -2020 Gala of Inspiration December 3, 2019, Fort McMurray – Singer-songwriter, motivational speaker and America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner by Simon Cowell will perform at the Fort McMurray Golf Course March 7, […]

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#GirlsToo Art Exhibit to be displayed at Mac Island

November 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #GirlsToo Art Exhibit to be displayed at Mac Island Fort McMurray (November 22, 2019)— One in four girls will experience sexual violence before she turns 18. Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is proud to present an art exhibit with over 60 pieces made by girls during our #GirlsToo program that was facilitated […]

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