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G Day: A celebration of girls aged 10 to 12 returns on October 20

Now more than ever, tween girls are being targeted from all sides. Peer pressure not only comes from friends, but also from the media. We are all hyper connected via the internet – something I didn’t have when I was growing up, (and thank god for that!) With the rise of social media, being connected is a blessing and a curse. Now more than ever, we need events like G Day, which is coming back for its 4th year.

Photo Credit: Wendy D Photography wendyd.ca/ and Manjot Kaur

G Day takes place on Friday October 20th, 2017 at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, BC. The day-long event – is expected to draw up to 150 girls aged 10-12 and 100 adult Champions in an intergenerational community celebration of girls as they are, celebrating and empowering girls as they transition from childhood into adolescence. As a mother, I can appreciate the need for an event like this.

Photo Credit: Wendy D Photography wendyd.ca/ and Manjot Kaur

Speakers include trans rights activists Michelle and Tru Wilson, YWCA Metro Vancouver Culture Shift project lead Lori Boland, CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Cybele Negris, musician and CBC Searchlight Competition winner Desiree Dawson, and The Fat Yogini Lisa Papez. See the full list of presenters here.

Photo Credit: Wendy D Photography wendyd.ca/ and Manjot Kaur

G Day began in the spring of 2014 with over 500 girls and their champions attending both 2014 events in Vancouver. In 2015, G Day was met again with incredible community support and attendance in Vancouver. G Day Toronto launched in April 2015, and G Day Victoria took place in September 2015 and 2016. This year’s event is produced by the charity United Girls of the World Society.

 

Event details:

Friday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ismaili Centre Burnaby, 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8
Info and tickets: https://gday.world/events/vancouver/

Tickets $50 (plus service charge) for girls and adult champions

 

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