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Every Girl Matters Day 2021 | Marked

 

This year we mark our 9th Annual Every Girl Matters Day in a quieter manner. Due to current health restrictions, we planned to mark this day individually yet collectively but not with an
in-person event.

The health and safety of our community members is of utmost importance to us. We do look forward to bringing back our free in person community event when health restrictions have been lifted and we have moved past this pandemic.

The provincial health authority imposed further restrictions on the Fraser East health delivery area on Sept 28, stating that COVID patients were putting a strain on local hospitals.

The rules include strict restrictions on unvaccinated individuals attending both social and organized gatherings in Abbotsford, Agassiz, Harrison, Hope, Chilliwack, and Mission.

For the safety of our attendees and volunteers we decided it would be best to mark this day in this manner. We hope that you take the time to reflect in your own way on how better to create more equitable societies for all.

We do anticipate gifting a Chromebook this year to a deserving Abbotsford youth, stay tuned for that. In addition, we will be working with local and abroad organizations to help provide useful care packs for women and girls.

If you would like to get involved or contribute, please reach out. Thank you so much to our community members that have been dedicated supporters to allow us to work towards creating more equal societies and making a difference in our own way.

 

 

Every Girl Matters Day 2020 | Celebrated

This year we celebrated our Every Girl Matters Day a little differently.  This pandemic has made us do things in an altered fashion and without the large gatherings.  We turned our event into a “virtual one,” rather than gathering folks in a closed space.  We streamed our event online via The Reach’s Facebook page and marked the official day at The Reach with a small group of individuals. 

We ran an online Kindness Matters contest where we encouraged individuals to share their stories of kindness during this pandemic. Thank you to everyone that took part and congrats to all the winners:  Elliotte won the Samsung Tablet and June & Sofia were awarded secondary prizes for their stories.

As we get through Covid 19, we encourage you all to spread kindness wherever and whenever.  We hope that 2021 will be brighter and we look forward to continuing to help build up our community and look forward to connecting with you during better times. Thank you all again!

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Every Girl Matters Day | 10.11.19 | Celebrated!

We marked our 7th Annual "Every Girl Matters Day," in Abbotsford on Oct 11, 2019!! We held a celebration with the community. We asked individuals to take part in creating an Inspirational Quote Magnet, a keepsake they could create and take home as a reminder of the day itself. There were lots of giveaways, airbrush tattoos, food and more. Thank you everyone that showed up, got involved and helped out. It was a fantastic turnout, congrats to all the winners.

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Every Girl Matters Day | October 11, 2019

 

You are invited to join us for our seventh annual "Every Girl Matters Day," on Oct 11, 2019. The British Columbia government has officially proclaimed this day as Every Girl Matters in conjunction with the United Nations "Day of the Girl." A day to recognize the global rights of girls around the world.

Come out and take part and create an inspirational quote magnet, all supplies will be provided. Write down your favorite quote or inspiring words and affix to a magnet, colour it and make it your own! Bring your creativity.

In addition, we will also be having a draw where one lucky winner will take home a Samsung Galaxy. The first 50 attendees walk away with SWAG Bags!!!! Don’t miss out!

**No purchase is necessary to enter draw, one entry per person. Winner must be present on the day of the draw/event on Oct 11, 2019 at The Reach. If your name is drawn and you are NOT present then another name will be drawn until a winner is confirmed.**

Join us as we empower, educate, inspire and work in solidarity for change within our community.

Refreshments will be provided. This is FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. Brought to you in partnership between GirlKIND and The Reach.

The event is from 5pm-6pm at The Reach Gallery Museum | 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford.