Randi Mowatt | BC Girl Guides Association


"This is our daughter, her name is Randi Mowatt and her Nisga’a name is Hlgu Sayt Do’oskw. She comes from the Ganada tribe and from the house of Luuxhoon. She turned 13 years old in August.  

Last year we were contacted by the BC Girl Guides Association, they had sent out an email asking if she would be interested in applying for summer camps, we had decided to go ahead and apply for the LEAP 2019 program. There were details in the email about the trip, but we didn’t know if she would be selected, as they were basing their decisions on the applications that had come in, we had to get a letter of reference from her principal of her school at that time is was Pamela Kawinsky of Cassie hall. Then we had to find one other person to do a character reference for her, I chose someone who knew the things that she had gone through with school and sports programs, so that person was Brigitte Watts.

Last September we were contacted via email from the girl guides association, out of 2500 girls in the BC area she was one of the successful candidates. At that time we were so excited but also nervous as Randi hasn’t gone that far or gone for that long. The trip began for her on August 2, 2019, her and one other girl from the hazelton area flew to Vancouver, where they spent the night, from there they went to Toronto, then caught the bus to Doe lake, where they had set up camp for 1200 girls. The last couple of days in this trip they brought them back to Toronto where they stayed in a hostel, she got to go to a Blue Jays game, and she got to see the CN Tower. She made so many new friends. But the icing on the cake was her return home. Our daughter had so many stories to share upon her return, her best memory was when she performed in front of those 1200 girls, one of the Nisga’a songs that she had learned from the Gitlaxdax dance group. We are so very proud of her. She’s our little traveller, we are waiting to be contacted once again for a future trip for the summer of 2020."

Congratulations Randi!

We thank Randi's mother, Rosalee, for submitting her information and photos.

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