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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.

6 THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEAS TO SHOW MOM YOU LOVE HER

6 min read

Motherhood is a journey of love, sacrifice, and boundless support. As Mother's Day approaches or any occasion where you want to express your appreciation, finding the perfect gift becomes a heartfelt mission. Whether this is for your mom or the mother of your children there are many ideas to celebrate her.

Carlie Parkinson

Mom on Mother's Day

Students in B.C. gear up to enhance their cycling skills.

3 min read

Safer cycling for Elementary school students throughout British Columbia after taking part in the fifth year of the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program. This program encourages kids throughout the province to try active transportation options in safe and organized environments. Move. Commute. Connect. is B.C.’s strategy for cleaner, more active transportation, part of the Province’s…

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

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How to Overcome Boredom with Board Games!

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Spring Break still has a few days left and the weather has taken a turn. Going outside to play is not always a desirable option, although there are many rainy day activities everyone can enjoy. One of our family’s favourite rainy day, screen-free past times is playing a board or card game. Here are some…

Carlie Parkinson

family playing board games

‘Disconnect to Reconnect’ at Dinnertime with These 6 fun Ideas!

5 min read

Embracing togetherness with family at dinnertime is a worldwide tradition spanning generations and a multitude of cultures. Sharing a meal with good conversation is a valued part of our social wellbeing, yet a recent survey1 by Maple Leaf Foods shows that this coveted time of togetherness is another aspect of our lives negatively impacted by…

Joe McMahan

Disconnect

Exploring the Exciting Joys of Holiday Shopping on Robson Street

3 min read

Robson Street is Vancouver’s most iconic shopping and dining destination, complete with fashion and beauty flagships, lifestyle stores, cafés, patios, and fine dining. This bustling stretch of Vancouver attracts thousands of locals and visitors from around the world.

Carlie Parkinson

Holidays on Robson Street

Cinderella Is Coming This Holiday Season To The Gateway Theatre!

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, a captivating musical adaptation that promises a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. This newly updated fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike, and Gateway Theatre is delighted to share this Tony award-winning Broadway musical. The story was adapted for the stage, with…

Lorrie Holmes

cindrela

5 Cute “Mommy and Me” Outfit Ideas for You and

5 min read

Even though mommy-and-me matching outfit fashion dates back to the 1900s, it’s a trend that has yet to go out of style.  It’s always a delight to see mothers and their kids wearing matching clothes, and it’s a fun and creative way for moms to dress up their mini-mes.

Germaine Ignacio

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FUN ON FIELD TRIPS!

12 min read

When we think of educational field trips choices, we traditionally start with places like art galleries and museums, and planetariums and aquariums to name a few. They are obviously great choices for children to learn from. Nowadays, the list is long for places to visit outside of the classroom where learning is reinforced in some…

Lorrie Holmes

Field Trips - teacher and class

The Amazing PNE Fair is back from August 19-September 4! 

4 min read

Come to the PNE Fair to see all the attractions you know and love, plus attractions for both the kids and the adults. NEW under $10 Taste of the Fair menu that includes a list of specialty options that will keep your costs down and the fun rolling. With over 50 vendors at this year's…

Carlie Parkinson

Couple eating at PNE

Get more Scream time at Playland!!!

4 min read

This year, get more scream time at Playland, where you'll find thrills the algorithm could only dream of. The Playland season started in June and runs until August 18.

Carlie Parkinson

Playland breakdance ride

Staycation – 8 ways to fill your days with exciting

5 min read

It's Summer vacation. Do you have camps planned? Holidays? Or lots of time to fill locally? Why not turn those days around the house into more of a Staycation and take an adventure locally?

Carlie Parkinson

staycation - family on slides

Fun ways to embrace Canadian Multiculturalism Day

3 min read

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. Here are some resources to introduce your children to this concept.

Carlie Parkinson

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2 Great tools for Autism Awareness Month

5 min read

April is Autism Awareness Month, and actor and advocate Holly Robinson Peete is helping to highlight this special month with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s global children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. Known for her roles in television classics including 21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and For Your Love, Robinson Peete is also a bestselling author and proud spokesperson for autism…

Carlie Parkinson

autism awareness

Exciting! It’s a Family-Friendly St Patrick’s Day Dance Party in

5 min read

With spring comes community festivals and outdoor concerts! There’s nothing more fun than seeing a group of young children gathered around a stage, moving their bodies, enjoying music and live performance. That’s what we’ll see at the upcoming CelticFest Vancouver this Saturday March 18th. This free, family-friendly two day festival runs March 17, St Patrick’s…

Jenn Wint

St Patricks Day CelticFest

The amazing films from Studio Ghibli Forever!

3 min read

It’s been ten years since Hayao Miyazaki — the world’s greatest animator — released his last film, The Wind is Rising, and announced his retirement. Happily he changed his mind, and will unveil How Do You Live? later this year. There is no better time to revisit the spellbinding fairy tales which have enchanted audiences…

Carlie Parkinson

Studio Ghibli

4 Spring Break Activities

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I can't believe that we're less than 1 week away from Spring Break. Did you book Spring Break camps? Travel? or are you having a stay-cation at home? Luckily there are many great things to do and, although the weather is always questionable, there are some fantastic Spring Break activities to do with your family.

Carlie Parkinson

Spring Break Activities

Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, Canada!

6 min read

Today, fans of all ages celebrate their love affair with this beloved treat. To commemorate this occasion, Loacker, the Italian heritage brand known for its delicious wafer biscuits, has released a new line of Peanut Butter treats.

Carlie Parkinson

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