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Visit the Britannia Mine Museum This Summer: It’s Time

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As summer unfolds, it's the perfect season to embark on new adventures and discover or re-discover the fascinating history hidden within the Britannia Mine Museum. Located in Britannia Beach, 45 minutes North of Vancouver this historical gem invites visitors to step back in time and explore the rich mining heritage that shaped the region. Rumble…

Lorrie Holmes

SPACES FILLING FAST IN THESE 15 AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS PICKS

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For all those families that haven't chosen your summer camps yet, they are booking up fast so make sure you get registered! Here are our top summer camps picks to help you get set up for your next summer adventures! From overnight and nature based camps to those where kids can connect with animals -…

Lorrie Holmes

2 girls and 1 boy eating watermelon.

Learn to swim with Pedalheads this Summer! 

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Join Pedalheads this summer and learn to swim with exceptional swim lessons and camps using proven teaching techniques, in-water instruction, customized swim methods and specialized equipment. See why we've been experts in swim since 1986. As we shake off the cabin fever and Netflix overload that accumulated during winter, many parents start looking for activities…

Lorrie Holmes

"A swim instructor in a blue Pedalheads shirt is teaching a child float to on their back in a swimming pool. The child is wearing pink goggles and using a blue foam kickboard.

Why Choose Summer Camps Offered At Schools?

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Summer camps at schools offer a unique blend of structure, fun, and comfort. When summer camps are offered at schools, the familiar environment breaks through barriers and kids are quick to try new experiences as there is something really fun about having their school set up a little bit differently for these experiences. Science labs…

Lorrie Holmes

Playland – Vancouver’s Thrilling Amusement Park Is Back!

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Playland, is a beloved destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. With its exhilarating rides, midway games, and unique attractions, Playland promises an unforgettable experience. This year, they have several eye-catching special events that will excite and delight families. Let’s dive into the excitement that awaits! 1. Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides Playland boasts over 30…

Lorrie Holmes

Boy and man sitting in an orange car on an amusement ride.

CODE NINJAS IS LEADING THE WAY IN OFFERING FUN AND

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Read more about our Managing Editor's visit to Code Ninja. "After spending a morning visiting one of these classes, it's no surprise to me that Code Ninjas is leading the way as the top franchise - globally - in offering coding programs for kids that are fun and educational. Across Metro Vancouver, there are 14…

Lorrie Holmes

LINDA SHIRLEY IS CREATING A LEGACY IN ARTS EDUCATION IN

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Much like any other curriculum or discipline, the arts offer so much opportunity for inner growth in our children and youth.  Linda Shirley has created a legacy in Arts Education by providing every kind of imaginable opportunity a child or youth in these interconnected disciplines. Both the Renaissance Academy and The Arts Conservatory in Steveston…

Lorrie Holmes

Three people: two men and one women in photo. Women holding award.

BC PARENT’S AMAZING TOP 10 SUMMER CAMPS IN METRO VANCOUVER

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From thrill seeking adventures on water and land, to engaging in sports and recreation activities, to those exploring their creativity, and even developing their project-based skills in the amazing world of STEM, we are happy to provide you with a wide variety of choices.

Lorrie Holmes

Yeah It's Summer Camp Time!

Gateway Theatre – Reintroducing Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp for

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Gateway Theatre in Richmond is beginning its 40th season this summer! One of the ways this renowned theatre is celebrating is by re-introducing its Musical Theatre Performance Summer Camp. Historically, Gateway has offered educational programming and summer camps that included fully realized productions and eventually evolved to a more process-orientated structure that took away the…

Lorrie Holmes

Gateway Theatre

Vancouver’s New After School Program Offers Kids The Benefits of

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Creating an After School Program requires many elements to come together in order to appeal to the kids who are registered in them which is why our program offers a wide variety of age-appropriate activities and a welcoming and inviting environment that considers each child's personality type and possible areas of interests. At Asland Academy,…

Lorrie Holmes

Children exploring nature with magnify glass

6 Family Fun Activity Picks In Vancouver And Surrounding Communities

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Spring Break is here once again, and the sun is shining just in time to get started! There are so many family fun opportunities going on in our local communities, both indoors and outdoors. From visiting local parks and trails, to taking up some arts and crafts, and of course, enjoying kids camps! We hope…

Lorrie Holmes

Spring Break

What Are The Benefits Of A Montessori Education?

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"An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live."Dr. Maria Montessori Even though I’ve worked in preschool classrooms and after school programs for over a…

Lorrie Holmes

YOUNG MUSICIAN AND PHILANTHROPIST STEALS OUR HEARTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S

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Today we are so excited to bring to you a very special interview with Rachel Wei who is our perfect choice to highlight on International Women's Day. At the tender age of 16, Rachel is already an accomplished virtuosic musician wielding the Piano, Violin, and Flute which is so impressive in itself. The real reason…

Lorrie Holmes

IS THE PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) MODEL THE WAY OF

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As Swiss Psychologist, Jean Piaget, once stated, “Knowledge is a consequence of experience.”  There is a lot of truth to this statement and as education continues to evolve, Project-Based Learning (PBL) has become more recognized. In fact, many schools have actually taken on a Project Based Learning Model in offering their students the opportunity to…

Lorrie Holmes

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NO TWO THEATRE CAMPS ARE EVER THE SAME AT LIGHTS

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No two camps will ever look the same at Lights Up Music Theatre Schools and that's why they are so well sought out! Mike Wight, Director Since 2006, 'Lights Up' has helped thousands of children to perform at a higher level on stage and in all aspects of their lives through training in performing arts;…

Lorrie Holmes

Child Performers

How Important Is Play In The Development Of Our Youngest

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We have recently spoken with three child development experts about this question, beginning with renowned counsellor, scientist and storyteller, Dr. Deborah MacNamara, along with early childhood education college instructors, Candiss Brown and Nika Jibrael. According to all three, play is where it all begins.

Lorrie Holmes

Two boys playing outside at blue table.

BOBS & LOLO – Share The Gift Of Friendship This

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This year on Valentine’s Day, we decided to focus on the gift of FRIENDSHIP and are so excited to be featuring this dynamic duo – Bobs & Lolo.  Their partnership did not begin as a business arrangement but rather, blossomed from a lifelong friendship that started at the tender age of eight, when these two…

Lorrie Holmes

3 TYPES OF SPRING BREAK CAMPS THAT APPEAL TO KIDS

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It's that time of year again when we are gearing up for Spring Break. Today we are highlighting three very different types of camps that offer the opportunity for kids to socialize, play games, and be introduced to experiences that might ignite a passion or new interest.

Lorrie Holmes

Spring Break Camp

ASLAND ACADEMY OFFERS THE PERFECT BLEND OF REGGIO AND EARLY

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The first thing that struck me when I entered through the front doors of Asland Academy in Vancouver West, was the combination of warmth and organization. The structure of an early learning academy was definitely there though it was offered in a way that was inviting to the children, and myself. When I was first…

Lorrie Holmes

METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN INVITES YOU TO COME CELEBRATE THE YEAR

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Prosperous Family Celebrations: Lunar New Year at Metropolis at Metrotown The Year of the Dragon is upon us and to celebrate, Metropolis at Metrotown is transforming into a cultural hub for Lunar New Year festivities from February 9th till February 24th.  The Lunar New Year varies each year based on, you guessed it, the Lunar…

Lorrie Holmes

Metropolis at Metrotown Invites You to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Since the 1960s, VAMMR has given a second chance to

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Internationally renowned for it's groundbreaking stranded marine mammal response program, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society (VAMMR) responds to over 300 marine mammal emergencies annually and runs Canada's only dedicated marine mammal hospital facility. Over the 60 years in operation, VAMMR has successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 3000 marine mammals.  It's estimated that more…

Lorrie Holmes

NOURISHED – OUR NEW FAVOURITE BOOK ABOUT HOW TO CONNECT

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Never before has it been as evident how closely food is connected to our relationships with our loved ones. Not until digesting each page of the book Nourished by Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Counsellor, Scientist, Storyteller, Teacher, Guide, and Mother. Dr. MacNamara has given us such a beautiful gift this holiday season which is not only the understanding that…

Lorrie Holmes

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