Posted on December 7, 2010
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver
Being that I’m coming to you this morning from somewhere along I-5 between Vancouver, BC and Portland, Oregon, mentioning Girls Rock Camp seems only appropriate. Nearly a decade ago, the Portland State University Campus launched a summer camp for female youth aged 8-18 interested in rocking and rolling. Since 2001 it’s turned into a year-round, nation-wide program.
Photo: Girls Rock Camp Vancouver
Aimed at encouraging self esteem in girls and young women, Girls Rock Camp is a non-profit group that teaches music writing, singing and instrument lessons through workshops and hands-on training. The girls are supported as they create, perform and learn while in a social environment that is both nurturing and skill-building.
What started in Portland has now also moved to, among other places, British Columbia with Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Because the group is a non-profit, they are always looking for community donations and support to keep the initiative rolling – whether through financial support or even instrument donations.
For those in the Portland area, a fundraiser this Sunday, December 12th will be blowing the doors off Mississippi Pizza at 3552 North Mississippi Avenue. It’s an all-ages show by donation with all proceeds to benefit Girls Rock Camp. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
2. Tourism Richmond is giving away a $250 Visa gift card to one Keira-Anne.com reader. Click here to enter to win until December 13th.