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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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Girls Inc of Northern Alberta and Finning Canada announce first scholarship recipients

Release: Finning Canada and Girls Inc name first scholarship winners

February 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort McMurray (February 11, 2020)— On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Finning Canada are honoured to announce the first recipients of the Finning Canada Spotlight on STEM Awards.  Carolyn Spence and Kaylen Young will receive $1,000 each from Finning as they work to […]

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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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Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta Women of Inspiration Gala 2020

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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Updated: Spotlight on STEM scholarship deadline extended

November 19, 2019

(Fort McMurray)– Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is extending the deadline of Finning Canada STEM Award until January 31, 2020. The two $1,000 scholarships are now open to all girls from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) pursuing post-secondary education in STEM field for Fall 2020. This change will encourage more girls to break […]

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Queens In Code lead a Girls Inc. Of Northern Alberta Operation S.M.A.R.T. Session.

Small but mighty: Queens in Code

November 4, 2019

A group of girls from Westwood Community High School are navigating the science world their own way and including the younger generation with them.  Queens in Code (QIC) is a student led organization in Fort McMurray that is working toward encouraging and integrating girls in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field at a […]

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Girls Inc. shows promise (not really) at annual Chew for Charity

October 15, 2019

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta had the chance to participate in Chew for Charity on Saturday night.  The event is put on by Boston Pizza and gives 12 charities the opportunity to win a donation to their organization.  Girls Inc. staff member, Jenna Hamilton and her family friend represented our organization but their strengths did […]

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