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WVHS Speaker Series – Daphne Hales – The History of the Girl Guides and Brownies in West Vancouver

March 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. We felt it was prudent to postpone this event in consideration of the concern surrounding COVID-19 virus and large gatherings. We regret having to make this decision and any resulting inconvenience.  We will advise once a new date for this event has been confirmed.  We wish everyone good health.


The WVHS Speaker Series hosts a notable person to talk about West Vancouver’s history or other topics of historical interest.

Daphne Hales will be speaking on the history of the Girl Guides  in West Vancouver.

Daphne Hales, originally from Liverpool, England, was a Brownie and Guide there in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Having spent the war years as an evacuee child in Peterborough, Ontario, she was determined to return to Canada post-university for a year. That was in 1960, and she is still here. She has held several positions with the Girl Guides (GGC) since 1972 – leader of Guides and Pathfinders, Provincial Camp Advisor, Vice Chair of the local Trefoil Guild and Chair of the GGC Phyl Munday Nature House in Lighthouse Park. She has always been interested in history and was a member for years of the GGC Lions Area Archive committee.

The historical photo below is of girl guides and their counsellors in West Vancouver, in the 1950’s.

Please join us on March 18, 2020 to learn more about the amazing history of the Girl Guides in West Vancouver.



March 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Marine Room, West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre
695 21st Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7 Canada
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604 925 7280


West Vancouver Historical Society
778 279 2235