Girl power shines through at region’s first YMCA event


Girl power - Over 130 Grade 7 and 8 girls from across Wellington County and Guelph participated in the Power of Being a Girl conference on Oct. 27 at the Puslinch Community Centre. Kaitlyn Kaczmarczyk, left, and Gwen Millson-Currie were among the Elora Public School students who participated. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Girl power – Over 130 Grade 7 and 8 girls from across Wellington County and Guelph participated in the Power of Being a Girl conference on Oct. 27 at the Puslinch Community Centre. Kaitlyn Kaczmarczyk, left, and Gwen Millson-Currie were among the Elora Public School students who participated. Photo by Jaime Myslik


by Jaime Myslik.

Empowerment was the key message at Guelph and Wellington County’s first ever Power of Being a Girl conference.

“All of our little components today … are really about finding yourself and empowering yourself and believing in yourself,” said Sarah Robb, one of the event coordinators.

“At the end of the day, we want them to go home and feel really good.”

Power of Being a Girl is a Canada-wide YWCA event, but the Oct. 27 event at the Puslinch Community Centre in Aberfoyle was the first in the area…

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