From July 4th to 11th, Guides from across BC took part in a provincial event hosted in the Lower Mainland. Twenty 2nd- and 3rd-year Guides explored Vancouver and Richmond to celebrate the many cultures in this urban environment. They lived and travelled together for a week, learning about ethnic diversity and discovering hidden treasures.
The participants applied back in November 2014, sending application packages to their Area International Advisors. A 35th Vancouver Guide from West Point Grey District was selected, and Carys had the opportunity to visit ethnic markets and places of interest, try new foods, and make new friends.
“This photo is from a park at Steveston. Each day we learned about a different culture in BC. We learned about the First Nations, the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Indians. We also learned about the Peruvians, since BC’s twinning 2020 is with Peru. I think it would be really fun to travel to countries in South America and to build houses and such there. We had many different foods, because not only did we eat food from different cultures, many of the girls were allergic or had other dietary needs. If you’re ever near Steveston and see a temple, go inside and try their lunch! My only thing to add is that there was an astonishing lack of girl guide cookies!