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  • TEEN APPLICATIONS FOR THE VIOLA DESMOND EMPOWERMENT SUP TRIP

    September 2019 Exact Dates TBD

    Girls on Boards has a new trip to offer! We are taking 12 teen girls on an inspiring SUP journey to the place where Viola Desmond stood up for herself when she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre in 1946.
    This summer, I want to combine the empowering feeling of our Girls on Boards SUP Adventures with an immersive trip to the place where a great role model from our new Canadian $10 bill stood her ground and spoke up.
    We're going to paddle the rivers, visit the exact site where Viola Desmond stood her ground, meet some inspiring female role models and have some great discussions and impactful experiences to help us all find our voice and find the courage to speak up in our own ways.

    Girls on Boards is focused on bringing impactful experiences for teen girls to help them love their bodies, trust their core and lead the way.

     

    We are opening up applications to all girls ages 13-19 (teens that identify as female) who are able to come with us on these dates and get their own transportation to either, Wolfville, Dartmouth or New Glasgow. We are fundraising so that cost will be FREE for 12 participants.

      Application deadline: Sept 10, 2019 Qualifying participants will be chosen by Sept 12, 2019.

    3 Ways to Apply:

    Pick the way that suits you best, and seems the easiest!

    1. Write a 200-350 word paragraph about what Viola Desmond's story means to you, how you see standing up for yourself and your truth is important in your current situation and why you would like to come with us on this SUP trip with us.  Email your essay to us, including your Name, Age, Phone number, Home Town and Confirmation that you can come in September to: director@girlsonboards.co
    2. Create a 1-2 minute personal video (selfie video) about what Viola Desmond's story means to you, how you see standing up for yourself and your truth is important in your current situation and why you would like to come with us on this SUP trip with us.  Upload your video as a private link on YouTube or Vimeo and then email your link to us, including your Name, Age, Phone number, Home Town and Confirmation that you can come in September, 2019 to: director@girlsonboards.co
    3. Create a 1-2 minute personal (selfie) video on INSTAGRAM MESSENGER and send it to our account  @girlsonboards.co and then right under it, add your Name, Age, Phone number, Home Town and Confirmation that you can come in September 2019.  Email us at director@girlsonboards.co to let us know you sent the video on Instagram so we can confirm it!
  • Girls on Boards-Viola Desmond Teen SUP Trip Schedule.

    • Friday:
    • Group Bus Leaves Wolfville NS, 12pm 
    • Group Bus meet & pickup in Dartmouth (at SUPMonkey on Lake Banook) at 1:30pm.
    • Travel to New Glasgow together.
    • 2 hour Stand Up Paddle Experience on the East River in New Glasgow
    • Group dinner together with 2-3 inspiring female leaders speaking to our group about personal empowerment and their own experiences.
    • Group art expression event.
    • Sleep in a hotel in the New Glasgow area (shared rooms, shared double beds)
    • Saturday:
    • Group Breakfast and activity.
    • Another group Stand Up Paddle Experience on the ocean near Melmerby Beach.
    • Picnic lunch and beach time.
    • Group bus trip back to Dartmouth (Arrive by 5pm)
    • Final destination arrive Wolfville by 6:30pm
  • DONATE NOW

    Sponsor a teen, help us make this trip happen. Every $ Helps!!

  • Contact Us

    If you have questions or if you are interested in being a speaker or providing sponsorship or support for our journey, please send us a message.

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