G Day Vancouver 2019
WELCOME TO THE 11th G DAY! WHAT IS G DAY? G Day is a series of one-day events that celebrate the transition between childhood and
WELCOME TO THE 11th G DAY!
WHAT IS G DAY?
G Day is a series of one-day events that celebrate the transition between childhood and adolescence in tween girls ages 10 to 12 and includes parents and other supportive adults in girls’ lives.
G Days are day-long social-emotional learning experiences that support the development of positive self-esteem and healthy peer and family relationships in a community context. G Day is a meaningful lived experience that welcomes and recognizes girls as they take their first steps on the journey toward adulthood.
G Day is where the women of the future come to learn to trust themselves.
WHAT HAPPENS AT G DAY?
Our day begins when we gather as a metaphorical "Village", with facilitated intergenerational conversations and singing. The middle third of the day offers separate programming for girls (includes interactive presentations, creative activities and yoga), while adults hear from local parenting experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences. The final third of the day reunites the two groups in an inspiring ceremony, followed by a mini dance party and dessert.
WHY G DAY?
Taking time to honour key life transitions in-person is a profound experience that is increasingly precious in today’s rapid-fire, screen-filled world. Entering their tween years, girls inhabit an increasingly sexualized, socially competitive landscape that can undermine their self-confidence and make them more vulnerable to destructive influences and behaviours as they enter their teenage years.
By creating a memorable, unique experience of feeling seen and supported by their peers, families and broader community, G Day creates an internal imprint - a tangible experience of mattering - unconditionally at this moment of their lives. This imprint, in turn, serves as a touchstone as they move through their teenage years, holding them true to who they are in times when they may feel uncertain about what defines them or makes them valuable as individuals and community members.
- Ticket price includes nutritious snacks, tea and coffee, and a sweet treat.
- All food items provided will have nut-, gluten- and dairy/animal ingredient-free options. Please feel free to bring whatever additional nourishment works best for you and your family.
- Sponsored tickets and special needs assistance is available for families who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please follow this link to let us know how we can make it possible for you to join us.
- Monday, April 29th is a Vancouver and Burnaby professional development day.
- We encourage participants to leave their phones at home for a screen-free event.
- Early Bird tickets are on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis!
WHAT TO BRING
- LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. Girls and Adults must bring their own NUT-FREE lunches.
- Wear clothing that's comfortable to move and dance in
- Pillow or cushion to sit on
- Water bottle
It is our goal to make G Day as accessible as possible for all participants. Please follow this link to let us know about any special needs that you require support with in order to join us.
Approximately 20% of our tickets are provided free of charge to families who would not otherwise be able to attend for financial reasons. Please follow this link to let us know how we can make it possible for you to join us.
DONATE TO G DAY
Your donation will support new G Days taking place, as well as making it possible for lower-income families to attend G Day. We invite you to help us grow our impact by donating to this unique way to support girls’ self esteem and positive self, peer and family relationships: thank you
It costs United Girls of the World Society approximately $100 per participant to attend G Day. Please consider this amount when donating. Tax receipts are available for donations over $20. Make a donation here.
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Please also refer to our FAQ here
Please check the G Day website for more information on featured Presenters, what to bring, parking/transit, drop off/pick up, schedule, etc. Please see The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre website for information about the venue.
Terms & Conditions
By purchasing a ticket, I acknowledge that: (1) Registration opens at 8:45am. Program begins at 9:30am sharp. Please allow at least 20 minutes for registration. (2) The child I am registering is between the ages of 10 and 12, or born in 2007 - 2009. (3) Girls are required to remain on site from arrival to 4:30pm; G Day and its agents assume no responsibility for children who leave the site without permission.
(4) In the event that a Girl is injured, ill, or in need of medical attention and I am unable to be contacted, I authorize G Day to seek medical attention on my behalf. (5) I am aware of the expectation for G Day participants to respect the emotional and physical safety of other participants. Parents or guardians will be informed if Girls' behaviour does not reflect this standard. Any participant who puts the safety of others at risk may be asked to withdraw from the event without refund.
(6) G Day and its partners and sponsors are held harmless from any liability resulting from Girls' participation in the event. (7) I will arrange safe travel for my child to and from G Day, and acknowledge that the providers of this event are not responsible for my child outside of the specified start and end times of the event. (8) I am aware that there exists an element of personal risk and/or damage and/or injury in the activities, and willingly agree to assume responsibility for those risks as a condition of registering for the event.
(9) Tickets can be transferred or refunded up to 7 days prior to the event.We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded erritory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the shared traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Kwikwetlem First Nations.
(Monday) 8:45 am - 4:30 pm