Girl Power Set to Energize Local Youth

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Sleeping GiantTHUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division along with its partners will be presenting the 8th annual Girl Power Conference on Saturday, May 7, from 9 am to 4 pm at Confederation College. The event continues to grow in popularity and gives girls an opportunity to experience fitness and wellness activities in a fun, supportive environment. Female-only programs have provided the motivation get girls involved in active lifestyles.

“Girls and young women deserve an opportunity to participate in sport and recreation in their own way,” said Myles Cizmar, Supervisor of Community Programs. “For many girls this event helps break the ice and encourages them to keep moving after the conference.”

The conference is for girls in grades five to nine and offers many diverse activities to choose from. Some of the new workshops are latest dance craze Zumba and the high school hit show, Glee. As a special treat, Olivia Korkola, the talented, young champion fiddler will be performing at the conference.

Once again, the ‘Cool Girl’ contest will be offered. Girls can submit some form of creative expression that best symbolizes what makes girls great. The winners are chosen by their peers at the conference.

Registration is $25 or $30 with a T-shirt. To register, call 625-2351 or in person at the Canada Games Complex or Victoriaville Civic Centre. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 15.

The conference is presented by the City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division in partnership with the Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club and Confederation College, and is part of Youth Week celebrations.

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