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The 13th annual Power of Being a Girl Conference is coming up on Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, or to register click here.


Thank you to all the volunteers, participants, and supporters who made it out to this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes! The event was a great success, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! A special thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors:

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MONTREAL, June 30, 2016:
In 1917, Mary Susanna Edgar, renowned author, philanthropist and women and girls’ advocate, founded Camp Oolahwan on Lake Walfred in Ste-Marguerite de Lac Masson in the Laurentian mountains, north of Montreal when she was the Girls’ Work secretary of the Montreal YWCA from 1915 -19. Over the years, her love of camping has empowered thousands of young women to adopt healthy life habits, attitudes and leadership roles, to love and protect nature, learn new skills, enjoy sports and find friendship singing around a campfire at sunset. Although Camp Oolahwan ceased to exist physically in 2005, its spirit is alive in the memories of its campers and counselors who will come together to celebrate its centennial on August 25-27, 2017. Camp Ouareau in St-Donat has graciously agreed to host the celebrations, which are being organized by a committee of former campers and counselors.

The Montreal YWCA has included a page on their website devoted to the history of Camp Oolahwan and we hope that women in the photos will contact us so they might come to share their Oolahwan memories with us. The YWCA will add more photos to the archive as finances permit. Should anyone wish to send us photos for the site we also have a Facebook page where they can be posted. For current information on the Centennial Celebrations, click here.

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