List of FSA members selected for trips sponsored by Province and National:
Andrijana Sebez (Rome and Paris) – Clover Valley District
Alison Goeres (Maarsna Jamborette) – Clover Valley District
Paige Anderson (Kenya)
Kaylee Thurston (Kenya)
Natasha Zilcosky (Costa Rica & Me to We Take Action)
Sage Roth (Me to We Take Action)
Ava St.-Onge (Me to We Take Action)
Guider Stefanie Donnecke (Costa Rica)
Rowan Laird (Maarsna Jamborette)
Alternate Guider Heather McKinnon (Kenya)
Provincially Sponsored Trip – Costa Rica – Adventures in the Wild 2019
June 28 – July 15, 2019 Natasha Zilcosky, Stefanie Donnecke (Guider)
A two-week adventure to Costa Rica that includes a 10-night tour with EcoTeach.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Rome and Paris: A European Escapade
June 30 – July 11, 2019 Andrijana Sebez
A trip to two of Europe’s most sought-after destinations to eat delicious food and dive into the roles women played throughout French and Italian history.
IGT – Europe 2019
Jul 3 – 20, 2019
3 Guiders (Stephanie Gallant, Julie Recksiedler, Deb Shaw) and 10 girls.
Switzerland, England, & France
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Journey through London
July 17 – 28, 2019 (no one from FSA)
An opportunity to explore the city where the Guiding Movement began to meet Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world at Pax Lodge.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Maarsna Jamborette (Netherlands)
July 26 – August 11, 2019 Alison Goeres, Rowan Laird (alternate Guider)
An incredible co-ed camping event for Guides and Scouts from around the world to get acquainted with different cultures and explore the natural beauty of the South of the Netherlands.
Provincially Sponsored Trip – Kenya
July 28 – August 16, 2019 Paige Anderson, Kaylee Thurston, Heather McKinnon (Alternate Guider)
An adventure to Kenya with Me to We that includes volunteering on local community development projects, cultural immersion activities and leadership and social issues workshops. Includes an African Safari with a Maasai Warrior Guide.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Venture to the Andes & the Amazon
July 9 – 12, 2019 (no one from FSA)
An opportunity to discover the culture and traditions of Ecuador.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Discovering Newfoundland and Labrador
August 4 – 15, 2019 (no one from FSA)
An adventure to view amazing wildlife, camp at a local GGC site and connect with communities while exploring the rugged and coastal landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Provincially Sponsored Trip – ME TO WE – Take Action Academy 2019, Bethany Hills, Ontario
August 11 – 19, 2019 Natasha Zilcosky, Sage Roth, Ava St.-Onge
A week-long session with Me to We, which will provide an opportunity to delve deep into important social issues, build leadership skills, get tips on public speaking, volunteer at local organizations and get hands-on mentorship from expert facilitators and meet with other youth who are passionate about changing the world.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Old Quebec City and Old Montreal
August 12 – 19, 2019 (no one from FSA)
A visit to two of Canada’s most famous cities.
Provincially Sponsored Event – Amazing Race
August 17 – 24, 2019 (no one from FSA)
An Amazing BC Race competition to explore the multicultural diversity of BC.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Swiss Experience
August 21 – September 2, 2019 (no one from FSA)
A stay at the first WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet.
BC Council Sponsored Trip – Mexico – Splash Into Spring 2020
March 15 – March 31, 2020
Experience all that Mexico City and Our Cabana have to offer! The first week of this adventure will be spent exploring the culture, history and sights of Mexico City. The second week will be filled with International friendship, trips to magical towns and water parks. Take part in a community action activity and enjoy the culture and traditions of Mexico at Our Cabana.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Amsterdam and Eurojam
July 22 – August 8, 2020
This adventure begins in the picturesque capital of Amsterdam, famous for its countless bridges, bikes and canals, before continuing on to an incredible co-ed camping event in Poland for Guides and Scouts from around the world.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Heart of the Maasai Mara
July 23 – August 5, 2020
Travel to one of Africa’s most sought-after destinations and discover the culture and beauty of this region, while helping to make a difference in the community you visit.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Venture to the Andes and the Amazon
July 31 – August 13, 2020
An amazing opportunity to discover the culture and traditions of Ecuador while helping to make a difference in the communities you visit.
Nationally Sponsored Trip (Canada) – Nova Scotia Road Trip
August 2 – August 10, 2020
Drive the picturesque Cabot trail, making stops along the way to participate in outdoor activities, snap pics of the scenery and delve into the local culture, before ending at a local GGC camp.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Journey through Paris and London
August 3 – August 15, 2020
Spend your first few days walking the streets of Paris and exploring the roles French women have played throughout history, before continuing on to explore London and meeting Girl Guides and Girls Scouts from around the world at Pax Lodge.
IGT – F.I.S.S. Europe 2020
August 5 – August 26, 2020
3 Guiders (Carrie Chattell, Jody-Lee Hudson, Angela Roscoe) and 12 girls. France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland – accepted for the Swiss Challenge at Our Chalet.
IGT – India & Nepal 2020
August 8 – September 5, 2020
2 Guiders (Corrie Nichols, Robyn McDonald) and 12 girls.
Fly out early hours of 8th so will be at airport for evening of August 7th.
Nationally Sponsored Trip (Canada) – The Yukon: A Northern Escapade
August 9 – August 20, 2020
Step into the wild and experience the vast wilderness of Northern Canada – view amazing wildlife, camp under the stars, and connect with local, northern communities while exploring the rugged terrain and endless panoramas of the Yukon.
Nationally Sponsored Trip – Swiss Experience
August 10 – August 24, 2020
Explore Geneva, Bern and the beautiful Swiss Alps as you challenge yourself at Our Chalet through a variety of adventure activities such as hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and zip lining.
BC Council Sponsored Trip – India 2020 – Gifts for Change
December 27, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Experience an amazing adventure to Sangam to participate in their program, “Gifts for Change”, followed by a tour of the Golden Triangle. Activities include volunteering on a local Community Action Project, cultural immersion activities and social issues workshops. Learn about the traditions and holidays of an ancient and ever-changing India.
IGT – Abby Rd 2021
July 14 –30, 2021
4 Guiders (Stefanie Donnecke, Megan Little, Lisa Thibault, Jen Zilcosky, ?? ) and 23 girls – will be adding a 5th Guider. Partnered with EF Tours.
IGT – Our Cabana 2022 (plan in progress– to be submitted to Area and Province for approval)
3 Guiders (Sherri McPeake, Michelle Stewart, Sukvinder (Suzy) Fong ) and ?? girls.
Program and plans under development