The Spirit of Girls

June 20, 2017 at the TELUS Garden Rooftop

Canapés & Refreshments, 6:00 to 9:00pm


Join the United Girls of the World Society – G Day’s parent organization – at The Spirit of Girls, our first-ever fundraiser!

The evening will include thoughtful and provocative conversations about the challenges and opportunities faced by tween girls, and the role that G Day can play in supporting them, as well as their parents and other caregivers. Taking place on the top floor of the spectacular TELUS Garden building, The Spirit of Girls will be an intimate and elegant gathering.

Join us in supporting The Spirit of Girls!

In addition to being an opportunity to support G Day, The Spirit of Girls will be a unique and memorable evening that will offer insight into what G Day is all about and our vision for its future, as well as an opportunity to participate in our Wisdom Auction, where some of Vancouver’s wisest souls are offering up packages of their time, books and expertise – all happening in one of Vancouver’s most elegant and coveted avenues.

Funds raised at The Spirit of Girls will allow us to continue to expand our unique programming to communities across Canada and beyond. Tax receipts are available for all donations.

A limited number of tickets are available for $100 each at Eventbrite:

Buy tickets now!


Saleema Noon

For the past 20 years, sexual health educator Saleema Noon has been teaching not only in the field of “body science”, but also in the areas of assertiveness training, internet safety, healthy relationships, body image, self-esteem and gender. She is the creator of the popular iGirl and iGuy Empowerment Workshops for 9-12 year olds aimed at arming preteens with the information and skills they need to navigate their teen years. Her book, Talk Sex Today (co-authored with Meg Hickling) is the ultimate guide for parents to have meaningful, engaging conversations with their kids and teens about sexual health and related topics.

Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw is an experienced entrepreneur who has co-founded multiple organizations, including Lunapads, a manufacturing and web retail natural products business, Nestworks, a family-friendly community workspace, and of course G Day!

Lori Boland

Lori is an educator, counselor, and social worker who has worked with kids and families for over 20 years.  About 8 years ago, she realized that the changing digital landscape was affecting kids social and emotional well-being in profound ways.  This led her to complete an MSW degree, with her research looking at how to support kids growing up in a sexualized media world. Currently Lori is the project lead on Culture Shift at the YWCA Metro Vancouver, an initiative that aims to shift environments that contribute to the sexualization of girls.

Desirée Dawson

Desirée Dawson hails from Vancouver, British Columbia. You might know her as the warm hearted and humble girl who won CBC’s Searchlight Competition, as well as rocking stages with her ukulele all around the world. Asides from her soulful ukulele numbers, Desirée has had chart topping singles in the current dance music scene.

M’Girl — Renae Morriseau & Jenifer Brousseau

M’Girl (Ma’Girl) is a combination of aboriginal women voices, led by Renae Morriseau, with harmonies, language and story from various Nations across Turtle Island (North America). Through the journey of family and community, M’Girl shares traditional Indigenous songs (Saulteaux, Cree, Metis, Dene, Ojibway) with a contemporary flare, providing a lens into their cultural practices of celebration and unity.

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