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BC Parent Profile: Holly Conway

Reading Time: 2 minutes We had the pleasure of asking some questions to Holly Conway, a local radio personality....

summer slide
5 ways to prevent the summer slide

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people will agree that the summer slide is real, and something that all parents and caregivers should try to avoid. This year is no different; in fact, this summer it is even more important than ever to ensure children retain the skills they learned throughout the school year, as the worries associated with COVID-19 may have been a distraction.
Continuing educational activities over the summer months is one way to combat the “COVID Slide” and ensure your children are fully prepared for the school year in September. Here are 5 ways to continue your child’s learning over the summer while keeping it fun.

Parent
BC Parent Profile - A fun interview with Carlie Parkinson

Reading Time: 3 minutes An interview with Carlie Parkinson - editor of BC Parent magazine

diabetes
Diabetes in Children - Parenting Tips for Family Wellness

Reading Time: 5 minutes According to statistics from the Canadian Pediatric Society, 33,000 school-age children (5-18 years old) in Canada have Type 1 Diabetes, and there are several thousands under the age of 5. How can you identify diabetes? What can you do to support your children?

UTIs
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and your family

Reading Time: 7 minutes Urinary Tract Infections, better known as UTIs, is something that many women (approximately 60%) and some men, have experienced in their lifetime. Did you know that even children can get them?

Summer Camp
BC Parent's Annual Summer Camp Roundup: Top 10 Exciting Camps for the 2021 Season

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here we are again, planning another 8 weeks of Summer vacation! Fortunately, even with COVID-19...

kool bullying
A woman with a mission to end childhood bullying

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kool to Be Kind - a picture book written to shine a powerful light as to why some children become bullies. By encouraging a shift from reacting negatively towards bullies to pro-acting with kindness, understanding, and empathy, this book was written with hopes of causing a ripple effect of kindness and decreasing the incidence of childhood bullying.

Recall
'PLEASE STOP USING': Major vitamin recall at Walmart, Costco and other stores triggers Health Canada warning!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling certain lots of L’il Critters Gummy Vites children’s vitamins, as well as vitafusion Fibre Well and vitafusion MultiVites vitamins for adults, because certain lots may contain metal wire fragments, Health Canada said in its recall notice.

climate change
Exciting Climate Change Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes This Earth Day, it will be easier than ever to arm the next generation of youth climate activists with facts and give them hope with the new and free online Climate Restoration Course. This course, created by the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR), is specially designed by teachers for students in grades 3-5. Start the course here.

HelloFresh
Dinner is almost ready!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enter our contest to win a box from HelloFresh which includes up to 4 meals! The contest closes Sunday at 11pm!

Arts Umbrella
Arts Umbrella's amazing new space unveiled

Reading Time: 3 minutes A model for arts education across North America, the new facility significantly expands Arts Umbrella’s capacity to provide transformative experiences for young people in Metro Vancouver, across Canada, and around the world. Arts Umbrella serves 24,000 young people annually, and, within the next three to five years, the new building is expected to support 15,000 children and youth
every year through tuition-based programs and performances, as well as community programs, distance learning, bursaries, and scholarships.

R2R
Enter tonight!

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is still time to enter to win 1 of 2 passes to the Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth running April 14-23. The contest ends at 11pm tonight so get your entry in now.

film
Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth April 14-23

Reading Time: 2 minutes Held from April 14-23, this year's Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth is online and available across British Columbia! The line-up of Feature films champion diversity and inclusivity and address the impact of social media, racism, and discrimination.

tks
Incredible program for high school students in Vancouver - Deadline: April 5

Reading Time: 3 minutes We just learned about an incredible extracurricular program for high school students and wanted to share it with parents in Vancouver. The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a 10-month innovation program for students ages 13-17 who want to solve the world’s biggest problems. The program is modeled after curriculums from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, and designed to replicate the learning environments of Google and Facebook. They’ve also been recognized by organizations like the World Economic Forum.

Spring
Spring has officially sprung!

Reading Time: < 1 minute BCParent hopes you enjoy our digital issue to keep you and connected while distanced. In it you will find some tips on how a chiropractor can help all members of your family, how to help your children read a little more, and how to keep them happily going to school for the last couple of months!

Recipes
Your families most cherished recipes

Reading Time: 3 minutes FamilyCookbookProject.com has brought us a way to create a printed personal recipe cookbook filled with your own recipes. Now you can put your favourites from Grandma, other cookbooks, magazines, and the Internet all in one place. Narrow down the huge collection of recipes you don't look at to just the ones you love.

Healthy
3 Healthy Alternatives

Reading Time: 4 minutes In light of the current environment i.e. dare I say it, the new "C" - COVID, health is definitely a top priority. We have a few ways to integrate more healthy food that is easy, tasty, and the picky eaters may not even notice the extra dose of vegetables or healthy ingredients. Typically people want to do one, or maybe all, of the following - eat more vegetables, eat less sugar, or eat less meat. Here are some great companies that will help you meet these goals and get back on track for your 2021 goals.

Spring Break
Spring Break is coming fast!

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are now just over 5 weeks from Spring Break 2021. The usual routines have...

Pear Tree
Pear Tree Elementary expands to include middle school!

Reading Time: 4 minutes In September 2021, Pear Tree Elementary will expand the school to include a Middle School Wing for students up to Grade 9, as part of their longer-term expansion to offer up to grade 12 in the coming years.

Spring Break
2021 Spring Break Camps

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spring Break is creeping up, for me, it feels faster than expected. What have you...

transmission
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.

restrictions
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.

physical activities
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. 

Christmas Event
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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