Giggles and Girlfriends
Where you come out to Play!

Welcome to Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats...we are here to ensure that you get time away with your friends, family and girlfriends in a crafty atmosphere.  We welcome all types of crafters to retreat, however we specialize in Scrapbooking and Quilting. 

Register Early

Husbands can call and arrange for Gift Certificates for those special moments and memories.

Private Retreats available.


Where the heck is Retreat?

Our retreats for 2013/2014 will be held at:
Battle Lake 4H Centre (BL4H)  is 113km SW of Edmonton and is only a 45 minute drive from Edmonton-West Edmonton Mall.  The Centre is large, roomy and boasts beautiful scenic views, walking trails and friendly wildlife. Rooms are double and triple, bunk style beds.
Best Western Wayside Inn (Westaskiwin)  is SW of Edmonton and is only a 45 minute drive from Edmonton-West Edmonton Mall.  The Hotel is large, roomy and boasts beautiful rooms, walking to the Tim Hortons and 3 restaurants on site. Rooms are double and triple, hotel style rooms with 2 double beds in each room. We scrapbooking in the Banquet Hall.
Camp Health Hope and Happiness (HEHOHA) is a non profit camp for disabled children and adults during the summer and a hot spot for retreaters in the non summer months.  Camp HeHoHa is a quick 45 minute drive from the west end of Edmonton and boasts semi private rooms all with private bathrooms, great rooms for crafting with crafting lights and a beautiful lake front scenic view. Swimming Pool for our private group for 1.5hrs throughout the weekend. Great home cooked meals.


Star of the North Retreat Centre is a peaceful oasis in the midst of a busy world. Whether you want time out from a hectic schedule, an opportunity to explore your inner crafting self, or a place to meet with friends, Star of the North may be the place for you.  All rooms have a private sink/wash area, with shared shower facilities.  All rooms are either a single twin or a single double bed.  You can also choose to have a private suite with a private bathroom. 

You will receive a map and explicit directions to the retreat with your confirmation of events email approximately 1-2 weeks before retreat. 

Who's the Hostess?

  • Rhonda is your hostess at the weekend retreats.  She can answer all your questions and ensure that your weekend is just what you needed.
  • Rhonda has over 16+ years experience scrapbooking.  Over 7 years of Quilting, over 25 years of seamstress and doll making and some minor beading experiences. 
  • Feel free to bring out your passion and share with others.
  • Rhonda works full time and organizes retreats for a part time business, in between raising 4 great kids, a loving husband and numerous volunteer committments.  Rhonda has a huge passion for Charities and often does events to raise dollars for Breast Cancer Research, Make-a-Wish foundation and the Stollery Children's Hospital.   Rhonda is a registered and trained First Aider in case of any emergencies.
 Thank you for your patronage! Please visit us often!
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