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Saakshi Arvikar, first Woman of Inspiration 2022-2023

Girls Inc. and Bouchier name the first Woman of Inspiration of 2022-2023 Series

June 15, 2022

Fort McMurray, AB (June 15, 2022) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier are excited to announce the co-lead of Queens in Code and Advocate2Educate as the first Woman of Inspiration of the 2022-2023 Women of Inspiration series. The Women of Inspiration committee has selected Saakshi Arvikar for her passion and initiatives in creating […]

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28th Annual Golf Tournament Fore Girls Inc.

Planning Underway for Annual Golf Tournament Fore Girls Inc.

June 9, 2022

Planning is underway for the 28th Annual Golf Tournament Fore Girls Inc. In 2021, we decided to transition from an 18-hole tournament to a 9-hole fun tournament, bringing together both experienced and new golfers. The annual tournament is one of the organization’s main fundraisers. It will take place at Miskanaw Golf Club on Sept. 4. […]

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Girls Inc. Youth Volunteering Program (closed)

June 2, 2022

The Girls Inc. Youth Volunteering provides seasonal opportunities for youth looking to get involved in their community through our programs and events. Students ages 13-18 are invited to apply for the program by sharing about themselves and why they are interested in inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold. After applying, volunteers are trained and placed […]

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The Women of Inspiration Education Awards presented by Syncrude.

Applications for Women of Inspiration Education Awards Now Open!

May 3, 2022

Applications for the Women of Inspiration Education Awards presented by Syncrude are now open! There are three $3,000 awards to be presented to female students within the RMWB pursuing post-secondary education. The Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere commitment to volunteerism and community activism. The Elsie Yanik Memorial […]

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Continuing the Conversation after Earth Day

April 27, 2022

We kicked off home-based spring programs last week, just in time for Earth Day. Our first mentoring session took place the day before Earth Day offering a great opportunity for both age groups (6-8 & 9+) to discuss what we can do to keep the earth healthy, happy and safe for ourselves and future generations. […]

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Women of Inspiration 2021/2022 with Nicole Bourque-Bouchier

VOICES: Women of Inspiration Celebration raises nearly $70K

March 24, 2022

Fort McMurray (March 24, 2022) — Over 450 guests (in-person and online), volunteers, women in business and gender equality advocates joined Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta (Girls Inc.) in celebrating six local women – representing five nominees – at its VOICES: Women of Inspiration Celebration presented by Bouchier on March 19, 2022. Virtual guests were […]

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2022 Finning Canada STEM Awards Announced

February 11, 2022

Fort McMurray (February 11, 2022) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Finning Canada are excited to announce the two recipients of the Finning Canada STEM Awards on this International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The two scholarships, which increased from $1000 to $3500 in 2021, are awarded to two young women from […]

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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier name the final nominee of the 2021-2022 Women of Inspiration Series

January 27, 2022

Fort McMurray, AB (January 27, 2022) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier are excited to announce IJ Uche-Ezeala as the final nominee of the 2021-2022 Women of Inspiration Series. The Women of Inspiration Series recognizes local women who break gender stereotypes, create positive change and advocate for women and girls’ rights and opportunities. […]

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Canadian Anishinaabe activist, artist and television host Sarain Fox to headline VOICES: Women of Inspiration Celebration 2022

December 13, 2021

Fort McMurray, AB (December 13, 2021) — Sarain Fox, Indigenous youth empowerment activist, host of RISE on Viceland and Future History on APTN, will headline VOICES: Women of Inspiration Celebration 2022 at MacDonald Island on March 19, 2022, presented by Bouchier, in support of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta. Sarain Fox is a Canadian Anishinaabe […]

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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier name the fourth nominee of the 2021-2022 Women of Inspiration Series

December 7, 2021

Fort McMurray, AB (December 7, 2021) — Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Bouchier are excited to announce the fourth nominee of the 2021-2022 Women of Inspiration Series. Sundas Shamshad has been selected by the committee for her growth through adversity, passion for supporting cancer survivors, as well as her volunteer work around action-driven advocacy. […]

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