Back to top

Circus time in Grand Forks for local Girl Guides

Local Grand Forks Sparks and Brownies completed their Circus Challenge after spending four hours making masks, creating puppet shows, learning new songs, dancing and practicing their theatrical skills. 

The challenge is an "Arts to Go" event -- part of the BC Girl Guides' special crest projects, and requires the girls to work on different art-themed activities.

Each "Arts to Go" project has elements from different art categories like crafting, dancing, music and theatre. 

These young girls learned classic Girl Guides songs like "Caimarusa" and "If You Should Meet and Elephant", played with circus and zoo themed puppets, created their own puppet show, made kazoos, decorated masks and took part in a skit that had 30 actions for the small group to complete. 

Ten girls took part including three Brownies (7 to 8-year-olds), five Sparks (5 to 6-year-olds) and two "junior" Sparks that are not old enough to register but attended with their parents. 

While the regular Girl Guide program includes badges and activites that promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle, the girls got a pass today as circus themed food does not typically follow Canada's Food Guide.

Chicken strips and fries were on the plate for lunch with plenty of snacks throughout the day to keep energy levels up. 

Everyone went home with smiles on their faces, and an enthusiastic start to spring break. 

In April, the girl will work on a "Diversity" challenge along with their regular Thursday meetings, which follow School District 51's schedule.