100th Anniversary Project
Canadian Girls In Training is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, the CGIT girls of the St. Mary’s Road United Church group want to know what CGIT was like in your day.
CGIT began in 1915! The anniversary will be celebrated more ways than one, but for the girls of St. Mary’s Road United, finding out about CGIT in years past seemed like a fun way to mark the anniversary. We went online to find out what life was like in each of the decades and found out some very interesting things (did people really wear their hair like that in the ’80s?). Now, we’d like to hear firsthand what CGIT was like in the past from alumnae; stories, photos, info about popular culture of the time… we’re interested in it all.
We had originally planned to just enjoy the stories in our group, and maybe at CGIT Camp Brereton (July 5-9), but now we’re thinking that it would be fun to share them at the anniversary event in the fall, and even maybe make a digital scrapbook of them.
Your stories and photos can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if it is okay for us to share them at the anniversary event and/or in a digital scrapbook/book.
CGIT holds special memories for many girls and women, of many generations. Like a lot of groups of its kind, the numbers have been dwindling in recent years. Our group at St. Mary’s Road United is the only group in all of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. We don’t let that dampen our spirits though. We want to celebrate what CGIT means to us, and we’d love to learn more about what CGIT has meant to so many others before us. Please help us spread the word – tell all the CGIT alumnae you know. It’s win-win… they’ll get a trip down memory lane, and we’ll get one more piece of wonderful Canadian history.
The St. Mary’s Road United Church CGIT Group