Food for thought as restaurateur helps Gala girl guiders

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Galashiels District Girlguiding held the annual World Thinking Day at Beijing Beijing, Chinese Restaurant in Galashiels, thanks to Steven Kwan and his mother.

About 190 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior section and leaders attended the event.

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The district provided Chinese crafts, from making lanterns and creating colourful dragons to Chinese writings and sayings.

Steven and his mother served up Chinese food for all the girls to taste, including prawn crackers, noodles, rice, spring rolls, sesame-seed toasted chicken and sauces.

As a district, the girls always renew their promise on World Thinking Day and the promise was translated by Steven’s mother into Mandarin Chinese. She read it out and the girls all repeated it.

During the past term, all sections of Galashiels Guiding, had been working towards the Janet MacKie Memorial Shield competition. This year the theme was Chinese New Year and the Rainbows made snakes, Brownies 7-10yrs made masks and Guides made puppets. The winners were presented with their shields and prizes by Alison Henry, District Commissioner, at the Thinking Day event in Beijing Beijing.

“A big thank you must go to Steven and his mother for opening up on their day off and cooking such wonderful food for us all,” said a Galashiels District Guiding spokesperson.

The winners were: Rainbows, 1 Georgia Dalgleish 2nd Galashiels, 2 Evie Renwick 1st Galashiels, 3 Olivia Lugton 1st Tweedbank; Brownies 1 Eliidh Riddell 1st Tweedbank, 2nd Holly Shillinglaw 3rd Galashiels, 3 Millie Robinson 1st Caddonfoot; Guides, 1 Cara Smith 1st Galashiels, 2 Isla Gibb 1st Tweedbank, 3 Ellie Simons 1st Tweedbank