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Carlie Parkinson
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.

pandemic
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.

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!

stocking stuffers
9 Stocking Stuffers

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

Santa
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.

christmas
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
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...

PNE treat
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...

Covid Halloween | www.bcparent.ca | BC Parent News Magazine
Halloween with a few changes

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

Activities
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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