Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in the community on Feb. 22, as they shine their Guiding lights in support of girl empowerment. (File photo)

Big Stick turns blue for Guiding Lights Across BC on Feb. 22

B.C. landmarks, including a trio in the Cowichan Valley will be lit blue on Monday, Feb. 22 to help the Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day.

World Thinking Day, according to girlguides.ca is “a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women, celebrate the founding of Girl Guides, and be connected to the 10 million members around the world who are part of the Guiding movement.”

Duncan City Hall, and the World’s Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre will be alight, as well as Ladysmith Town Hall.

Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for Girl Guides of Canada said there are more than 90 local landmarks across the province “guiding blue” the evening of Feb. 22.

“Our Girl Guide members light up their communities all year round through leadership, community service, and efforts to create a better world, by girls,” Isinger said. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, thousands of B.C. girls have stayed connected with online Girl Guide meetings, live virtual events, and safe outdoor activities. Now more than ever, it’s important for girls to develop relationships and make connections in their community. Guiding Lights Across BC is an exciting opportunity to celebrate how girls have kept their ‘Guiding lights’ shining bright in unprecedented times.”



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