Celebrating 100 years of Canadian Girls in Training in Langford

Local gathering looking to bring back fond memories

Langford’s Gordon United Church is hosting a candlelight vesper service on Sunday (Dec. 6) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT).

The organization started in 1915 and has since developed into a program to help girls aged 12 to 17 gain leadership skills and participate in a number of activities based on the needs and interests of local chapters.

While no West Shore chapters have been active for roughly 10 years, a number of local women got together to help celebrate their past and the program’s 100th anniversary.

A candlelight vesper service was a common annual event for local CGIT chapters, and this is the first year a service has been held at Gordon United Church since its own CGIT chapter disbanded.

One of its organizers, Judy Muir, said the service will include women who were members of CGIT chapters across the country from the 1940s up until the 90’s, and will include members of a number of different congregations.

“It’s just nice, warm memories for us,” she said.

Sunday’s service is open to everyone and will start at 7 p.m., with light refreshments afterwards. Admission is by donation, with donations going to help local youth go to summer camp. Gordon United is at 935 Goldstream Ave.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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