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2022 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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I remember going to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival when I was a child. It was an amazing visit to see talented, creative performers and be swept up in the creativity with hands-on crafts. Now, after a two year in-person hiatus, the 45th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns In-person from May 31 – June 5 on Granville Island and May 31 - June 12 Online. Once again, world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers will entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, eighteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom are scheduled to perform 80 shows.

My Name is Not Mom
Exciting - My Name Is Not Mom is coming to Vancouver!!!!

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I'm super excited to be having a girls night with some "school moms" soon. This time we're going out to have some dinner and then laugh our butts off. Not because we're laughing at the ridiculous things our kids have done, but because we are essentially laughing at ourselves. We are going to see three amazing moms that I'm sure we will relate, all too well, to. My Name Is Not Mom is coming to Vancouver, BC on May 27th! My Name Is Not Mom is a comedy show about the hilarious journey through motherhood with internet sensations Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony and Dena Blizzard.

Burnaby Village Museum
Exciting News: Burnaby Village Museum celebrates 50 years!

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This May marks 50 years since the Burnaby Village Museum opened to the public for its first full year in 1972. They will celebrate the momentous occasion with new exhibits, entertainment and activities. They’re also excited to reopen for the summer season from May 7 to September 5, offering visitors an immersive experience of the 1920s village comprising heritage and recreated buildings. 

reel to real
Exciting Reel to Real Film Festival April 3-13

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Kids and the young at heart will enjoy films from BC, Canada, and around the world at this year's Reel to Real festival. In-person screenings at the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre. The films can also be streamed online from anywhere in BC.

Rainy day
15 Fun Rainy Day Outdoor Activities

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15 Outside Rainy Day Activities How are you going to get the kids some outside...

trip
Going on a Spring Break Trip? Tips you need to know first.

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Spring Break is coming up quickly! Have you planned a trip for the time off...

Family Day
7 Family Day Fun Ideas!

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Yay, it's almost Family Day. This annual holiday, established in 2013, is a great day to have some much-needed fun in February. Thinking about fun things to do and what's open? Here are 6 great ideas to check out, there are also some awesome deals!

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Astronomy: Tips for Exploring the Wonders of Outer Space from Home

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Outer space has always sparked a sense of wonder and fascination in the human mind. If you and your child are interested in learning more about astronomy, it’s a great time to do some exploring together from home. Whether you go outside and look up at the stars to identify constellations or explore the planets through a telescope, it’s inspiring to learn more about our universe. This guide will show you some fun ways to teach your kids about astronomy, how to do some stargazing, identify planets, and more.

RC Car
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

Aquarium
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.

Wild
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...

playland
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.

Play
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.

Explore
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...

risk
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.

film
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.

Recipes
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.

restrictions
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!

Santa
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.

christmas
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.

hike
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.

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