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2,500 girl guides deserve an applause for spending last night in tents

Wednesday in the North Okanagan saw violent thundershowers, lightning, strong wind and in some areas, hail.
July 24, 2014 - 10:33 AM

ENDERBY - Yesterday’s violent thundershower sent most of us running indoors, but a bunch of little girls spent the stormy night in nothing more than their tents.

Girl guides, that is.

“It was an exciting night for sure,” girl guide spokesperson Laurie Hooker says.

But it was nothing the 2,500 guiders couldn’t handle. They took cover from the thunder and lightning for several hours in the Enderby Arena, conveniently located on site at Riverside Park. Then it was back to their tents by 9 p.m.

“I was telling the Enderby mayor, we don’t usually use all our skills in a trip, but this time we did,” Hooker says.

There’s some mending to do around the campsite, but most of the shelters remained in tact.

As for the girl guides? They’re as upbeat and positive as ever, if a little damp.

If you missed what was happening yesterday because you were cuddled up with a pot of tea, here are some photos and tweets of the storm. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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