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11 Fun RC Activities For the Whole Family

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locked to radio-control hobbies as a safe, fun way to get outdoors. And the hobby never needs to feel stale. Keep reading to learn about outside-the-box activities to help keep the RC spark alive for people of all ages

Rainy day
15 Fun Rainy Day Outdoor Activities

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The rain continues and will do for a while. There are numerous severe weather warnings...

The magic of the Vancouver Aquarium returns!

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The Aquarium has been a staple in my life since having children. When my eldest was just a baby we had an annual membership and would spend many rainy days just watching the fish, jellies, and mammals.

A Wild Adventure

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My family and I had the pleasure of visiting WildPlay on Monday. I have to admit the experience was beyond wild - it was absolutely exhilarating! I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junky. I've been paragliding, skydiving, cliff jumping, and the experience at WildPlay was thrilling. Let me tell you why...

3 new "must-sees" at Playland

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Playland has always been a summer must-do. It's a fun afternoon or evening for everyone. There are many rides for kids and families to enjoy together, like Tea Cups, Honeybee Express, Bug Whirled, and Balloon Explorers. But this year, guests can also find some new and updated attractions.

Exciting ways to harness the power of play!

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Through play, you become an active role model for your toddler. If you are not the world’s greatest crafter, scientist, and so on, it is still worth taking the time to do some projects with your kids, teaching them that you are willing to give it go. You are showing them it is okay to try something new, and potentially even fail. Play is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life, play is how they learn.

Family Fun - Get out and Explore!

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We’re very fortunate to live in a place like British Columbia. Now that we have...

The Importance of Risky Play

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Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries and learning about injury risk (Sandseter (2007; Little & Wyver, 2008).” But, and I want to be really clear here, it is not about encouraging or promoting injury nor is it about neglect or negligence. In fact, the whole idea is to develop strong, resilient adults that are capable of making safe and confident choices in life.

Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth April 14-23

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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.

Your families most cherished recipes

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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.

spring clean
Amazing Spring Cleaning - Ready, Set, Refresh

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As any parent can tell you, kids are the first to embrace bright colours and creative spaces. Their joie de vivre can help lead the way in imaginative bedroom design. All it takes are a few new upgrades, accents, or accessories for the ultimate kid’s room refresh.

BC restrictions extended until Feb 5, 2021

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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.

Christmas Event
6 Exciting Christmas events to enjoy with your family

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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!

3 exciting ways to connect with Santa

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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

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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.

Exciting - Celebrate Take A Hike Day

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Hiking is an opportunity to rebuild your connection with nature and remind you of the importance of maintaining healthy minds and bodies. Here are some ways to enjoy the time outdoors with your child and get a little learning in as well.

outdoor girl
3 Outdoor Safety Tips for Families

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In the great outdoors, as the seasons change, so do the dangers. It's important for every parent to instill outdoor safety skills in their children when they are young to avoid hazardous situations and enjoy their time outside.

Rainy day activity - yummy, scented playdough!

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Get all hands on deck to create this scented playdough. It's an easy to follow recipe and my kids love helping!

The PNE Fair drive-thru
A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience

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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!

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It’s been a long 4 months and many people are feeling exhausted with the social...

PNE Father's Day treat!

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

Life Schooling
Life Schooling

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A product of being on lockdown 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is...

screen time
Screen time during isolation – Quality over quantity 

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At PK Beans we spend most of our days focused on bringing play into children’s...

Kitchen Hacks
Enter the First-Ever Kitchen Hacks Challenge!

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Share your go-to family meal hack for a chance to win cash prizes! Bonus: Every...

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