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Local Voices: 100 Years of Girl Guiding in West Vancouver (1921-2021)

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Photo: West Vancouver Brownie pack in the great outdoors, 1961

Celebrating the Centenary of Guiding in West Vancouver

Several troops of Girl Guides were established on the North Shore in 1921. It was a time when the City of Vancouver was a ferry ride away and Marine Drive had not yet reached Whytecliff Park. Physical isolation did not prevent the modern world from reaching West Vancouver. Women like Phyl Munday, Gwladys Davis, Lucy Smith, and Ruth Thompson championed the Guiding movement. Teachers, politicians, and business owners, these trailblazing local women volunteered their time to teach girls self-reliance and independence.

To mark 100 years of Guiding in West Vancouver, long time resident and Guider Daphne Hales will speak on the British origins of the Guiding movement, and how Guiding arrived and flourished in Canada. Historic photos and archival movie clips will accompany stories about visiting dignitaries, early camping adventures to Bowen Island and Wilson Creek (later named Camp Olave), and the creation of the Phyl Munday Nature House in Lighthouse Park.

Next time you visit the library, don’t forget to view WEST VANCOUVER GIRL GUIDES: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1921-2021 from June 18  to August 31 in the Library’s Art Gallery (Main Hall).

This meeting is Virtual.  Please register through the West Vancouver Memorial Library site link below to receive a link for the Zoom meeting.

West Vancouver Memorial Library



July 15
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Virtual Zoom Meeting


West Vancouver Historical Society
West Vancouver Memorial Public Library