West Plains

Foundation

ACTIVITIES

Girls' Clubs

Aretina Girls' Club  

Aretina comes from the Greek word for virtuous. Our club provides a fun, positive peer environment for girls ages 8 - 10. The girls receive character formation to help them grow and mature so they are able to use their talents in order to lead and serve others. Each month we meet and participate in various activities of an educational, cultural or charitable nature. Mothers and friends are invited to volunteer their time, talents, hobbies and ideas.

Virtues and Mentoring

The girls receive character formation through talks and discussions of different virtues. Mentoring is provided to the girls on a one-to-one basis. Each girl sets a specific monthly goal to further her own growth in virtue and good habits. This helps to enrich each girl's personality by encouraging the development of human virtues, good habits, strong family values and a positive attitude.

 

SCHEDULE 2018-2019 • North and South Chapters: www.aretinacalgary.com

Check the website for complete information, registration, etc.: www.aretinacalgary.com 

The cultivation of virtues

through an atmosphere

of friendship and service.

 

Mission Statement

Our goal is to grow in personal excellence through the practice of virtue.

Edmonton, AB

...growing together

Junior Girls 9-11

Expectations

At this club girls will find...
• High goals • Dedicated guidance • Lasting meaningful relationships

Through the talks, activities, crafts and service projects, these girls will discover their talents and leadership skills in order to better serve others.

Requirements

• Committed parents and young ladies, 9-11 years of age.

• A desire to live and grow in virtue, service, joy and friendship.

• Registration including $95.00 registration fee required for activities.

• Signed parental permission slip.

Club Leaders

An initiative of mothers dedicated to the character development of their daughters and friends.   Based on Traditional Christian Wisdom. 

Activity Dates

2018-2019

Saturdays: 1:30-3:30 pm

Location & Contact

Website

Final Thoughts

Septemper 29, 2018  :

Meet and Greet, Moms and Daughters @ the Clubhouse

Amica Club House • Mount Royal Drive, St. Albert, AB

Contact: Francine at amicagirlsclub@gmail.com or 780.289.5739

Updated schedules and information: www.amicagirlsclub.com 

"I think all parents would like their children to be orderly, generous, sincere, responsible, loyal, etc., but there is a big difference between a vague wish and a planned goal which is, to some extent at least, achievable."

- Dr. David Isaac, Character Building

 

The cultivation of virtues

through an atmosphere

of friendship and service.

 

Activity Dates

 2018-2019

Saturdays: 1:30-3:30 pm

Senior Girls 12-14

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 :

Location & Contact

Website

Meet & Greet, Moms and Daughters @ the Clubhouse 

Continued growth in personal excellence through the practice of virtue. Expectations, requirements and leaders as per above.

Amica Club House • Mount Royal Drive, St. Albert, AB

Contact: Meaghan at amicagirlsclub@gmail.com or 780.961.2525

Updated Schedules and Information: www.amicagirlsclub.com 

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Foundation

ACTIVITIES

Girls'

Camps

Annual Girls Camp and Camp Leader Training • wpf.information@gmail.com  

Annually in August • AUGUST 18-24, 2019    https://tapawingotrails.com/

 

This summer camp fosters personal growth in a context of friendship, nature and fun: staff and campers are inspired to strive for virtues in a spirit of service and camaraderie. This camp offers the basic elements of a traditional outdoor summer camp while focussing on the development of character and virtue in young women. 

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ACTIVITIES

Professional Women

“Women in Business” organizes monthly get-togethers for professional women, not just to network, but to encourage meaningful friendships. The highlight of each get-together is a presentation on relevant topics by people of varying backgrounds and fields of expertise. These presentations engage the professional woman and provide insights and inspiration that help her mature in the many important aspects of her life - intellectual, physical, cultural and professional.  “Women in Business”  helps to put the professional’s talents at the service of  the wider community.

 

Contact: wpf.information@gmail.com  for information on upcoming presentations.

January, 2019: “Women in Business” used an interactive video conference tool to host Anne Francis. Anne Francis has a Master's degree in Economics and post-secondary studies in Philosophy and Theology and teaches courses in Philosophy, Economics and Politics at Hawthorn School for Girls in Toronto. Anne taught  professional women the importance of ethics in business interactions. Her presentation helped these women better understand the role of business in advancing the common good, what constitutes ethical business decision-making, key characteristics of ethical business leaders, and the results of this leadership in terms
of the workplace.

 

February, 2019: Maria Doll, owner and founder 

of “Leadership Matters” was our guest speaker. Maria,

trained as a Civility Consultant and is currently a

candidate for the ICTC (International Civility

Trainers Consortium) certification of Master Trainer.

Maria taught professional women the importance of

civility in the workplace. She explored the basic

causes of incivility and discussed the five main

components of civility:
1. Respect for self and others
2. Responsibility
3. Non-Judgement
4. Awareness

5. Intention towards clear communication.

Photos: Above

“Women In Business” pose with their guest speaker who inspired on the topic “Making an Impact: Grow, Get, Give”
 

Right and Bottom
As a meaningful way to give back to the community,  “Women in Business” close for the summer with a trip to the Calgary Drop-In Centre to help prepare the Sunday Dinner for hundreds of people in the community who go
to the centre for shelter and food.

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Foundation

ACTIVITIES

Single Young Professionals

CBS: Classics Book Study For Young Professionals • wpf.information@gmail.com

Every Monday Evening - 7:45-9:00 p.m. • St. Albert, AB

Reading is done prior to the evening, followed by a lively discussion when the group meets. Classic literature is discussed from a Judeo Christian perspective. The evenings are facilitated by two well-educated moms with adult children. The dynamic group sharing broadens horizons with diverse new perspectives and cultivates a

love for classic literature. Some books studied are pictured below.

Quest for Love: Dating in a World of Cultural Chaos • wpf.information@gmail.com

This Seminar was held for single women and was well attended by a number of young women who found it to be very beneficial. We would consider running this seminar again in both Edmonton and Calgary if their is sufficient interest. If you would like to attend this seminar please send your contact information and you will be added to this list and contacted with more information if the seminar is going to be repeated. If you are interested, feel free to attend again with a friend(s).

WEST PLAINS FOUNDATION

2431 - 4th Avenue NW

Calgary, Alberta  T2N 0P3   

wpf.information@gmail.com 

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