(Photo by Girls Club)

For the first time since its inception, an event based charity known as Girls Club is setting roots in Victoria in support of young women living with neuro-developmental differences.

Originally founded in 2017, ​​Girls Club has offered hundreds of young women a way to meet and form friendships with like minded peers. 

After rapidly growing throughout the Lower Mainland, the initiative has now expanded across the province in towns that include; Thompson Valley and the Okanagan.

Now launching on Vancouver Island with the help of Kathy George, the club’s inception came out of a need in the community that was not being filled.

George’s seven-year-old daughter, Amelia, is neurodivergent and medically complex. 

While searching for a place where Amelia could make friends with girls she could relate to locally, the mother of two soon realized there was nothing that fit.

When George came across the Girls Club website one night, she says she knew bringing the club to the Island was something she had to do.

“I see how naturally Amelia’s younger sister makes connections with her peers. Amelia deserves that too; all of our girls deserve that! It will be my privilege to see those special connections being made through Girls Club.”

With a launch party set for Sunday, February 12th, this group encourages girls of all abilities and ages to join. Those interested can expect theme parties, crafts, games and even field trips. 

For those interested in learning more about the initiative, drop-in times and additional information can be found on the In Girls Club website.

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