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Every Girl Matters Day | October 11, 2021

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 did change the language around the proclamation for this year’s event, to include the following:

“Special focus is being paid to Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ girls who are statistically more likely to experience violence against them than other demographic groups, and where the federal, provincial and territorial governments are committed to working together to ensure marginalized women and girls reclaim their power and place in Canadian society.”

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 | October 11, 2020

You are invited to join us for our eighth annual "Every Girl Matters Day," on Oct 11, 2020. 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.

This year, GirlKIND and The Reach are celebrating the 8th Every Girl Matters Day with our Kindness Matters contest, a physically-distant community art project, and a virtual celebration that will take place on October 11th.

Download and print a Kindness Matters Contest submission form then complete the form by adding your story of kindness during COVID-19. Share your story of kindness during these pandemic times. Perhaps you were a recipient of an act of kindness or maybe you showed kindness to someone and helped make their lives a little brighter.  We want to hear your story! First, second and third place winners will be announced.

Bring your story to The Reach between September 15 and October 7; the first 50 submissions dropped  off to The Reach in person will receive a care bag!

While at The Reach, participate in the Community Heart Project by adding words of encouragement to pre-cut paper hearts that will be displayed in the atrium. Finally, tune in to The Reach's Facebook Live on Sunday, October 11 where the winners will be revealed in our virtual Every Girl Matters celebration! Grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

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

This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. Brought to you in partnership between GirlKIND and The Reach.

The event is on Oct 11th from 1pm-2pm at The Reach Gallery Museum | 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford.

 

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.

Every Girl Matters Day | Oct 11, 2018

You are invited to join us for our sixth annual "Every Girl Matters Day," on     Oct 11, 2018. 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 in our “Sticky Notes Project,” write down your favorite quote or inspiring words (everything will be provided) in this collaborative community art project. The notes will be posted on display at the Reach for the month of October; they later will be converted into a book. 

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, 2018 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 4pm-5pm at The Reach Gallery Museum | 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford.