Landmarks around the Tri-Cities will be lit blue Monday night to honour Girl Guides and girl empowerment.
The Feb. 22 celebration will see more than 100 structures around the province go blue as part of the movement’s World Thinking Day: Guiding Lights Across BC.
In Coquitlam, the Evergreen Extension line column along Pinetree Way will shine the Guides’ colour along with the fountain at Lafarge Lake, in Town Centre Park.
Port Coquitlam and Port Moody city halls will also glow blue for the cause as will Liberal MP (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam) Ron McKinnon’s office, in Port Coquitlam.
Other major sites bathing in blue include Canada Place, BC Place, Vancouver city hall, the Olympic cauldron, Science World and the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver as well as the BC Legislature in Victoria.
Meanwhile, thousands of Girl Guide members are set to decorate their homes and neighbourhoods; the public is also invited to shine a Guiding light, by lighting their homes in blue.
“Our Girl Guide members light up their communities all year round through leadership, community service and efforts to create a better world, by girls,” said Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada, in a press release. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, thousands of B.C. girls have stayed connected with online Girl Guide meetings, live virtual events and safe outdoor activities.”
Isinger added, “Now more than ever, it's important for girls to develop relationships and make connections in their community. Guiding Lights Across BC is an exciting opportunity to celebrate how girls have kept their ‘Guiding lights’ shining bright in unprecedented times.”