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Excellent update from VCH - Low COVID-19 transmission in schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since schools reopened in September, VCH has not recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases among school-aged children relative to other groups. Those aged 5-17 years of age accounted for 6 per cent of VCH’s COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, despite representing 10 per cent of VCH’s population. Evidence shows children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19, and less likely to experience severe symptoms if infected.

BC restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended until Feb 5, 2021. Here are some ways to fill the time.

5 Helpful Steps and Tools to Care for Your Kids as They Navigate School During a Pandemic

Reading Time: 6 minutes The holidays are over, and we're back to the usual routine. Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, here are some tips and reminders from Dr. Salima Abdulla about how to stay in good health throughout the rest of the school year.

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Physical Activity for Children and Youth this Winter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Children are experiencing lower physical activity levels, less outside time, and higher sedentary behaviour, including screen time, during the outbreak. Kids need to move more, now more than ever. 

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6 Exciting Christmas events to enjoy with your family

Reading Time: 3 minutes Christmas is different, but it's still on! Here are a few Christmas events that have adjusted to make sure families can still enjoy them in a physically distanced way!

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9 Stocking Stuffers

Reading Time: 4 minutes I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the primary Christmas shopping done for ages....

3 exciting ways to connect with Santa

Reading Time: 4 minutes An in-person visit and photograph with Santa are unavailable this year. There are other options to help keep your children excited and make sure the Christmas is special with or without COVID.

Canceled: Experience the Magic of Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

Reading Time: 3 minutes The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.

Accessible, inclusive trick-or-treating for kids of all abilities

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been a tough year for all, but for children who have spent much of...

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2 Exciting Events at the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks-and-Treats Edition and Slayland!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What have you got planned for Halloween? A lot of people are opting out of...

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Halloween with a few changes

Reading Time: 3 minutes The BC CDC has released advice on how to approach Halloween this year. It is...

Fall Activities Now Available

Reading Time: 4 minutes With Back-to-School comes Fall activities. What will those look like this year? Who is offering...

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A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes Around this time of year, we would begin planning our annual visit to The PNE...

Summer Plans
Phase 3 is a go - 4 exciting plans for Summer!

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s been a long 4 months and many people are feeling exhausted with the social...

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5 essential tips to work from home with kids

Reading Time: 4 minutes Summer has almost officially started in BC and working from home has become the new...

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Learn the fundamentals of Digital Parenting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Join a free, introductory Digital Parenting webinar Thursday, June 25, at 1:30pm ET! It will focus on parents of children between 5 and 11 years old and will discuss questions such as how closely should we watch our kids when they are online, how can we help them stay safe when using the internet, and what is too much screen time.

PNE Father's Day treat!

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and if you have a meat-lover in the family or...

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The power to give

Reading Time: 2 minutes As we have been spending more time cooped up inside lately, many of us are...

Swim lessons
A new future for swim lessons

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you are a new mom or have a new baby, how can you ensure you and your baby are more prepared for time in the water? Karina Renaud has the answer. As the instructor and owner of The Swim for Life program, Karina created an online course to help save lives by teaching young children foundational water skills from their own homes!

3 great charities to support remotely

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being stuck at home for the last couple of months has really made me appreciate...

4 exciting Birthday Party options!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Birthday parties are one of the most exciting days of the year for a child...

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5 tips on how to be more Socratic with your children

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Socratic method is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking...

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

Reading Time: 4 minutes Please enjoy our sponsored post from APTN.  Season 2 on APTN Celebrates Indigenous Science for...

At home
5 Entertaining things to do "At Home"

Reading Time: 2 minutes We know we all need to stay at home, but with kids hanging around asking...

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