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Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Rape Relief 604-872-8212

Newborn Hotline 604-737-3737 open 8:30 am–10 pm, 365 days per year, information about babies to age 2

Telecare Crisis Line 604-852-9099, 24 hr crisis line, Christian based

Cover Photography by bopomo pictures www. bopomo.ca

Important Numbers Air or Marine Emergency 1-800-567-5111

canadiancarseatnetwork. com Find a technician to verify your child’s car seat is installed correctly.

Animal Emergencies (Nights) 604-879-7343

Earthquake, Flood, Dangerous Spill, Tsunami 1-800-663-3456

B.C. Gas Leaks & Odours 1-800-663-9911

Emergency Preparedness www.pep.bc.ca

Poison Control Centre 604-682-5050 1-800-567-8911

BC Nurse Line 604-215-4700, 1-866-215-4700 Puts you in touch with a registered nurse, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Help Line for Children (Reporting of child abuse and neglect) throughout the province 310-1234; www. safekidbc.ca

Rape Crisis Line – Women Against Violence Against Women 604-255-6344 or toll free 1-877-392-7583 www.wavaw.ca

Call 911 for Ambulance/ Fire/Police Emergency

Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264 The Crisis Centre www.YouthinBC.com 1-800-Suicide, 604/872-3311 The Distress Phone Services provide conďŹ dential, nonjudgmental, free emotional

support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. YouthInBC.com is an online resource where youth in distress can: get help through real-time online chat with a trained volunteer, learn more about common issues and concerns (e.g. bullying, depression, etc.), ďŹ nd resources, and be heard by sharing experiences on the blog.

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Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Kidsworld Lower Mainland Events, 778/840-0484 kidsworldprogram.com Ages 4–13

indoor playzones and playcafes 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 6packbeach.com Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Vancouver, 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca Play area, birthday parties Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 captainkids.ca Ages 1–12 Castle Royale Park Royal, 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Circuit Circus Vancouver Kids Market Old-fashioned arcade Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5 Crash Crawly’s Coquitlam crash-crawlys.com

The Hive Climbing North Van 604/990-4483 Vancouver, 604/683-4483 hiveclimbing.com Jungle Jacs Port Coquitlam, 604/941-2518 junglejacs.com Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 (PLAY) kidtropolis.ca

Historic Stewart Farm Surrey, 604/592-6956 heritage.surrey.ca Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 honeybeecentre.com

Koko’s Port Moody, 604/469-3357 kokos.ca

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology

SkyZone Surrey, 778/395-5867 skyzone.com 12mths+

Maplewood Farm North Van, 604/929-5610 maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca VR Funtastic World Vancouver Kids Market vrfuntasticworld.com Experience 360 degrees of virtual reality in a 3D interactive arcade.

outdoors Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 bctrains.com Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411 castlefunpark.com

Playland at the PNE Vancouver, 604/253-2311 pne.ca Located on the historic PNE grounds, Playland features over 35 exhilarating rides and attractions—with three NEW family rides this year! It’s also home to Kids Playce, a special zone with rides and attractions for children aged 2–10. Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Think of Playland for all day fun. Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard/Railway Vancouver, 604/257-8530 or 604/257-8531 Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment Terra Nova Rural Public Park 2340 River Road, Richmond

Wildplay Elements Park Maple Ridge, 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5+

museums and points of interest Britannia Mine Museum Squamish britanniaminemuseum.ca Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel Burnaby, 604/293-6500 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Museums—Where History Comes to Life. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community where costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes and shops. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and ride on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Canadian Museum of Flight Langley, 604/532-0035 canadianight.org

Extreme Air Park Richmond, New Westminister, Langley extremeairpark.com

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Ladner, 604/946-6980 reifelbirdsanctuary.com

Fun4Kidz Richmond fun4kidz.ca

Granville Island Vancouver, 604/666-5784 granvilleisland.com

Funtopia Surrey, 778/394-1243 funtopiaworld.com/surrey

Greater Vancouver Zoo Aldergrove, 604/856-6825 gvzoo.com

VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/878-9274 604/718-5898 vandusengarden.org

Kids Market Vancouver, 604/689-8447 kidsmarket.ca Kids Market is located at the entrance to Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver.

Go Bananas Langley, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, Chilliwack 12 mths–12 yrs

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Steveston, 604/664-9009 pc.gc.ca/gulfofgeorgiacannery

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Vancouver, 604/872-5232 canadiansbaseball.com

Science World at TELUS World of Science Vancouver, 604/443-7443 scienceworld.ca

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UBC Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/822-5858 botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Vancouver, 604/738-7827 spacecentre.ca

UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver, 604/822-5087 moa.ubc.ca Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver, 604/659-FISH visitvanaqua.org Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, 604/662-4719 vanartgallery.bc.ca Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum. com Vancouver Police Museum Vancouver, 604/665-3346 vancouverpolicemuseum.ca Come solve a crime at the Police Museum.

water parks Big Splash Waterslide Park Tsawwassen, 778/434-4840 bigsplashwaterpark.ca Cultus Lake Waterpark cultus.com Granville Island Waterpark Vancouver, 604/257-8195 Newton Wave Pool Surrey, 604/501-5540 Watermania Richmond, 604/448-5353 richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/ watermania


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IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR CHILDS FUTURE At Lights Up Schools, we teach Musical Theatre fundamentals to help students shine on stage and in all aspects of their lives. F Whether your child randomly bursts into song and dance, or is ďŹ nding their voice, Lights Up is the perfect extra-curricular activity. Singing, Dancing & Acting classes for 3-18yrs, Spring and Summer Camps, Birthday Parties.

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family fun Vancouver Island museums and points of interest Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, 250/384-4171 aggv.ca Maritime Discover Centre Port Alberni, 250/723-6164 portalbernimaritime heritage.ca Maritime Museum of BC Victoria, 250/385-4222 mmbc.bc.ca

destination fun: indoors The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544 0310 climbtheboulders.com Bumble Hive Play Center & Cafe Langford, 778/265-4466 bumbleandhive.ca Ages 1–6 The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020 thecottage.xyz Craigdarroch Castle (scavenger hunt) Victoria, 250/592-5323 thecastle.ca Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria lasercityfuncentre.com

Royal BC Museum Victoria, 888/447-7977 royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Miniature World Victoria, 250/385-9731 miniatureworld.com

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Sidney, 250/665-7511 salishseacentre.org

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com

Tumblebums Sidney, 250/474-7529 tumblebums.ca Ages 5 and under

Fisherman’s Wharf West Shore, Victoria ďŹ shermanswharfvictoria. com

Fun Bugs Indoor Playground Kelowna, 250/979-2847 funbugsplayground.com

Parrot Island Peachland, 250/767-9030 parrotisland.net Open Mar. 15–Oct. 31

Victoria Bug Zoo Victoria, 250/384-BUGS victoriabugzoo.ca

Horne Lake Caves Qualicum Beach 250/248-7829 hornelake.com

Hoof Prints Barnyard Kelowna, 250/317-6650 hoofprintsbarnyard.com

Victoria Buttery Gardens Brentwood Bay, 250/652-3822 butterygardens.com

Mineral World Scratch Patch Langford, 250/655-4367 scratchpatch.com

Safari Ridge Adventure Park West Kelowna, 250/769-0239 safariridge.com Ages 8+

Western Speedway & All Fun Recreation Park Victoria, 250/474-2151 allfun.bc.ca

outdoors Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours Sooke, 250/642-1933 adrenalinezip.com 40 lbs+ Beacon Hill Children’s Farm Victoria, 250/381-2532 beaconhillchildrensfarm.ca The Butchart Gardens Victoria, 250/652-4422 butchartgardens.com

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Errington, 250/248-8534 niwra.org WildPlay Victoria, Nanaimo 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5 and up

Okanagan destination fun Beyond the CRUX Kelowna, 250/860-PEAK beyondthecrux.info

Just 4 Fun Playcentre Inc. Westbank, 250/863-7858 just4funwk.ca Kangaroo Creek Farm Lake Country, 250/766-4823 kangaroocreekfarm.com McMillan Farms Kelowna, 250/448-2336 mcmillanfarms.ca Open summer and fall Myra Canyon Adventure Park Kelowna, 250/869-8494 myracanyon.com Open mid-May to mid-October Ages 3+ Oyama Zipline Adventure Park 1-888-ZIP-AT-OZ (1-888-947-2869) oyamazipline.com Ages 4–18

Scandia Golf & Games Kelowna, 250/765 2355 scandiagolfandgames.com Wildplay Elements Park Kelowna, 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5+ ZipZone Adventure Park Peachland, 855/947-9663 zipzone.ca Under 70 lbs can ride tandem with guide.

water parks Atlantis WaterSlides Vernon, 250/549-4121 atlantiswaterslides.ca

Where History Comes to Life

Effective Solutions for Living Struggling with stress? Feeling down, anxious, or disconnected? Relationships not working? Not sure where to turn for help? We can help you live a better life.

Costumed townsfolk welcome you and give demonstrations at the homes and shops of a traditional village. Explore the restored Interurban Tram and take a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel – rides are just $2.65 each.

At the North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic, we offer effective interventions for adults, parents, children, teens, couples, and families. Our diverse team of psychologists have the compassion, training, and expertise to provide high-quality assessments and therapy that works. Suite 330 – 145 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K1

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Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley party people Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzŽ provides STEM programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGOŽ bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, After School Enrichment Classes, and Camps. The Dizzy Whisk – Cooking Lower Mainland, 778/998-3530 dizzywhisk.com Mad Science Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 604/591-9115 madscience.org/vancouver Peter Rooke’s Fun Magic Shows Vancouver, 604/984-6822 peterrookemagic.ca Ray Wong Magic 604/720-8809 raywongmagic.com

Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Lower Mainland, 888/502-5253 lightsuptheatre.ca Ages 4+ Children deserve to shine on their birthdays! Let your child be a star on his or her special day with a Lights Up theatre party. Parties for 4 yrs and up, tailored to your needs. We come to you! Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters (Canada’s favourite Family Ventriloquist) Lower Mainland, 604/364-7294 baconandfriends.com Sportball Lower Mainland, 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Starchild & Company Lower Mainland, 604/541-0908 starchild.ca

party places 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 6packbeach.com Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 absolutecheerandtumbling.com All ages Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Kids Market, Vancouver, 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca What makes our birthday parties special? See why we are so

popular with countless frazzled parents. We offer just the right balance of physical play and interactive games in our new iFloor installation at the Adventure Zone Playground and Kids Arcade. Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 bctrains.com Birthday Parties at Playland Vancouver, 604/252-3663 pne.ca Celebrate your child’s birthday at Playland! Take the party outside and leave the preparation and fun to us! Birthday packages are for up to 10 guests (includes adults and children), and include invitations, lunch, access to over 35 rides and attractions and more. BrainSTEM Learning North Van, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Kids of all ages can celebrate their birthday 1920s style! Our party package includes lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour and two rides on our 1912 Parker Carousel. Visit our website for details. Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 captainkids.ca Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411 castlefunpark.com

Castle Royale Park Royal, West Van 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5 Extreme Air Park Richmond, New Westminister, Langley extremeairpark.com Fiona’s Playdate Cafe Surrey ďŹ onasplaydatecafe.ca Under 5 Fun4Kids Playcentre Richmond, 604/279-5439 fun4kidz.ca The Hive Climbing North Van: 604/990-4483 Vancouver: 604/683-4483 hiveclimbing.com Ages 6+ Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 honeybeecentre.com Jump Gymnastics Yaletown: 604/568-9690 North Van: 604/971-0513 jumpgymnastics.ca Your birthday child and up to 11 of their friends can enjoy exclusive use of our gym with a Jump birthday party. Two qualiďŹ ed instructors will lead them through a fun and active

45 minutes of gymnastics instruction and games, before they move on to the party room for more birthday revelry. Bonus: no clean up for you! Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 kidtropolis.ca Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology Princess Spa The Hairloft 604/684-6177 Vancouver Kids Market princessspa.ca Hair salon, ear piercing, birthday parties for girls aged 3–12. Richmond Family Place Richmond, 604/278-4336 richmondfamilyplace.ca SkyZone Surrey, 778/395-5867 skyzone.com TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8310 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

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birthday parties party supplies Bag O’Swag Online bagoswag.com Granville Island Toy Co. Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca Vancouver’s best Playmobil selection, Lego, Brio, puzzles, games, educational toys and more. Par-T-Perfect Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley par-t-perfect.com

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Stuffy Rider’s Victoria, Nanaimo 855/788-3397 stuffyriders.com

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Drum Victoria Victoria, 250/384-DRUM (3786) drumvictoria.com

The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544-0310 climbtheboulders.com Ages 5+

Enchanted Fables Greater Victoria, 250/857-9283 enchantedfables.com

The Butchart Gardens Victoria, 250/652-4422 butchartgardens.com Ages 12 and under

Fairytale Island Nanaimo, 250/217-5697 fairytaleisland.ca

The Party Bazaar Vancouver, 604/873-5241 thepartybazaar.com Pip & Vix Art Kits Inc. info@pipandvixartkits.com pipandvixartkits.com Try our Party Boxes for artistic fun, delivered to your doorstep. Choose your art box, how many invitees and we do the rest! Includes all art materials, plus step by step instructions for simple hands on party fun. FREE SHIPPING!

Mad Science Victoria, 250/391-1814 vancouverisland.madscience. org Magician Donald Dunphy Victoria, 250/727-6505 donalddunphy.com Par-T-Perfect Victoria, 250/386-5867 par-t-perfect.com Superheroes of Victoria Greater Victoria superheroesofvictoria.org

Bumble Hive Play Center Langford, 778/265-4466 bumbleandhive.ca Ages 1–6 Color Me Mine Art Parties Victoria, 250/72-PARTY victoria.colormemine.com The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020 thecottage.xyz

Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 echoridgestables.ca Fired up! Paint your own ceramics Victoria, 250/818-4543 ďŹ redupceramics.ca IMAX Victoria Victoria, 250/480-4887 imaxvictoria.com Ages 3+ Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria lasercityfuncentre.com Lizzy Lee and Me Salon Victoria, 250/590-5568 lizzyleeandme.com Ages 4–13 The Make House Victoria, 778/430-MAKE themakehouse.ca

Crumsby’s Cafe Victoria, 250/595-2221 crumsbys.com

Mineral World Scratch Patch Langford, 250/655-4367 scratchpatch.com Ages 6–12

Dansko Studios Victoria, 250/475-6606 danskostudios.com Ages 3–5

Miniature World Victoria, 250/385-9731 miniatureworld.com Up to 11 yrs old

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com Ages 12 and under SPCA Victoria, Nanaimo, spca.bc.ca Tumblebums Sidney, 250/474-7529 tumblebums.ca Ages 5 and under Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, Colwood victoriagymnastics.com Western Speedway & All Fun Recreation Park Victoria, 250/474-2151 allfun.bc.ca Ages 12 and under

party supplies Flight of Fancy – Celebration Cakes Victoria, 250/686-7468 facebook.com/Flightoffancycc Gatherings Photobooth Victoria, 250/896-6522 gatheringsphoto.com Nerf Gun Rentals Victoria to Nanaimo, 250/888-9532 nerfgunrentals.com

BEST BIRTHDAY EVER. Hosting a kid’s birthday has never been easier. You make the guest list, we’ll take care of the packages for up to 10 guests, include invitations, lunch, and access to more than 35 rides and attractions, including DIZZY DROP.

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crafts & books Kidsbooks Vancouver, North Van, Online kidsbooks.ca

Cobblestone Children’s Consignment Vancouver, 604/221-5905 cobblestoneconsignment.com

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Online/ BC Wide baby & children’s items Matraea Natural Products MATRAEA.com MATRAEA’s organic teas and natural products are crafted with intention to nurture and care for every aspect of your growing body and baby. From the natural ingredients, beautiful design, and sustainable packaging, MATRAEA’s mission is for every woman to feel loved and empowered through her transition to motherhood. Oyaco Products Inc. Canada oyaco.com Pip & Vix Art Kits Inc. info@pipandvixartkits.com pipandvixartkits.com Unleash your child’s creativity with our art kits, delivered to your doorstep! Designed to encourage learning through creative art, there’s a new kit every month exploring different artists and techniques for kids ages 3–13+. Check out our Birthday Party Boxes!

Children’s Education Fund ceďŹ .ca Children’s Education Funds Inc. has helped Canadians save for their children’s post-secondary education for over 25 years. CEFI offers a great selection of RESP plan choices—totally customizable to you. Plus earn AirMiles Reward Miles by investing in our RESPs!

Crocodile Baby Online, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey crocodilebaby.com Hip Baby Vancouver, 604/736-8020 hipbaby.com Lusso Baby North Van: 778/340-0648 Vancouver: 604/736-0648 lussobaby.ca

CST Consultants Inc. cstresp.com/2157

Mrs. Grippits Vancouver Kids Market 778/995-1102 mrsgrippits.com Bamboo non-slip socks and other products

Knowledge First Financial knowledgeďŹ rstďŹ nancial.ca/ paul.hendriks

Once Upon A Child Surrey, Abbottsford onceuponachild.com

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Precious Kargo Baby Boutique Abbottsford, 604/746-3309 preciouskargo.ca The Kiddies Store Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna tjkids.com

baby & children’s items

Westcoast Kids Vancouver, Richmond westcoastkids.ca

Active Baby North Vancouver, Langley activebaby.ca

children’s clothing

Baby’s World by Snuggle Bugz Coquitlam, 604/515-0888 snugglebugz.ca

Beansprouts Vancouver, 604/871-9782 beansprouts.ca

Boomers & Echoes North Van, 604/984-6163 boomersandechoes.com

Dandelion Kids Vancouver: 604/676-1862 Port Moody: 604/949-1862 dandelionkids.ca

Little Treasures ‘On the Go’ Vancouver Kids Market 604/677-3792 kidsmarket.ca Rain & snow gear. Swim & sunwear.

Humpty Dumpty Books and Music Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7009 humptydumptybooksand music.ca

RedďŹ sh Kids Online, Vancouver, West Van redďŹ shkids.com

dancewear/ costumes

Sweet Monkey Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-3364 sweet-monkey.ca

Dance Co. 604/736-3394 danceco.com

children’s shoes Chic Angels Vancouver: 604/742-2778 West Van: 778/279-2970 Langley: 604/530-9150 chicangels.ca The Shoe Box Vancouver Kids Market 604/733-0190 kidsmarket.ca

children’s hair care Hairloft/Princess Spa Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-6177 princessspa.ca Joy hair Studio Lonsdale Quay, North Van 604/990-0123 joyhairstudio.com Kid’s Kut Land Port Moody, 604/937-7455 Melonhead Children’s Hair Care Vancouver, 604/568-5646 melonhead.ca Sparky’s Kutz for Kidz Coquitlam: 604/945-1973 North Van: 604/990-4900 Richmond: 604/270-7333 Langley: 778/277-2288 sparkyshairsalons.com

Duck Feet North Van duckfeetdancesupplies.ca Just Imagine‌ Fun Clothing Kitsilano: 604/222-3523 Vancouver Kids Market: 604/558-0119 dressups.com

family photographers Bopomo Pictures Vancouver, 604/678-1411 bopomo.ca Bopomo Pictures promises fun, fresh, and modern studio photography with tons of seasonal props. Erin Ocampo Photography Lower Mainland, 778/858-2892 erinocampo.com Erin is a lifestyle photographer based out of White Rock, BC. She loves to use natural light to showcase your beautiful life and tell Your Story. To her, this profession lets her combine her love of photography with her sense of style, to create beautiful images for her clients. My City Photos Vancouver, 604/828-6313 mycityphotos.ca

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home toys & gifts Blue Bug Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/628-3401 Camelot Kids Vancouver Kids Market 604/688-9766 camelotkids.com Clownin’ Around Magic Shop Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-0244 clowninaroundmagic.com Granville Island Toy Company Vancouver, 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca Kaboodles Toy Store Cambie, Point Grey, Vancouver Kids Market, Victoria kaboodles.ca Kites and Puppets Vancouver Kids Market 604/685-9877 kitesandpuppets.ca Knotty Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7854 knottytoys.com

No Pirates Allowed Toy Store Vancouver, 604/637-7951 nopiratesallowed.com

Modern Baby Victoria, 250/896-3232 modernbaby.co

The Kiddies Store Victoria, 250/386-2229 tjkids.com

The Village Toy Shop Port Moody, 604/949-0444 villagetoyshop.ca

momease baby boutique Victoria, 778/265-5651 momease.ca

Thistle & Wren Consignment Victoria thistleandwren.com

Vancouver Island

Pumpkin Pie Kids Nanaimo, 250/754-3933 pumpkinpiekids.com

children’s hair care

Resthouse Sleep Solutions 126 Station St., Duncan resthouse.ca Specializing in customizable organic mattresses and bedding for the whole family. We also carry natural head and body pillows, comforters, bed linens and locally made platform bed frames. Your sleep solutions destination. Give your family the best rejuvenating and healing sleep, ever.

Chatters Salon Victoria Hillside Victoria, 250/592-1444 chatters.ca

baby & children’s supplies Abby Sprouts Victoria, 250/294-8978 abbysprouts.com Abra-kid-abra Victora, 250/265-5430 abrakidabravictoriabc.com A Diva’s Closet Maternity & Children’s boutique Nanaimo, 250/585-2724 adivasclosetkids@gmail.com The Freya-Sophia Waldorf Store Duncan, 250/597-4763 Kool Child Nanaimo, 888/390-1775 koolandchild.com

Pip & Vix Art Kits Inc.

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Sailor Jack Consignment Victoria, 250/382-5225 sailorjack.ca Scallywags Children’s Boutique Victoria, 250/360-2570 scallywags-island.com

Gibson’s Barber Shop and School Victoria, 778/265-7222 gibsonsbarbershopandschool.com Lizzy Lee and Me Salon Victoria, 250/590-5568 lizzyleeandme.com

crafts & books The Children’s Bookshop Victoria, 250/656-4449 tannersbooks.com Dragony Books Victoria, 250/478-0914 dragonybooks.ca

La Hacienda Arts and Crafts Victoria, 250/590-2626

dancewear/ costumes Toes ‘n’ Taps Dance Shoppe Victoria, 250/480-0017 facebook.com/ToesnTaps DanceShoppe

toys & gifts Buddies Toys Victoria, 250/595-6501 buddiestoys.ca Kaboodles Victoria, 250/383-0931 kaboodlestoystore.com Kool Child – Kool Toys & Teaching Tools Nanaimo, 250/585-1778 koolandchild.com Stuffy Rider’s Victoria, Nanaimo 855/788-3397 stuffyriders.com Timeless Toys Victoria, 250/881-8697 (toys) timelesstoys.ca


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Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Co-ed, grades JK–7

Fraser Valley Elementary School Langley, 604/533-5469 fves.bc.ca Co-ed, grades K–3

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Alexander Academy Vancouver, 604/687-8832 alexanderacademy.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC Vancouver, 604/437-0255 childrenshearing.ca Co-ed, grades K–3 Choice School Richmond choiceschool.org Co-ed, grades K–7 Collingwood School West Van, 604/925-3331 collingwood.org Co-ed, grades JK–12 Crofton House Vancouver, 604/263-3255 croftonhouse.ca Girls, grades 1–12

Bodwell High School and Bodwell Academy North Van, 604/924-5056 bodwell.edu/highschool Co-ed, grades 8–12

Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver North Van, 604/924-2457 cousteauschool.org Co-ed, grades PS–7

Brockton School North Van, 604/929-9201 brocktonschool.com Co-ed, grades K–11

Fraser Academy Vancouver, 604 736 5575 fraseracademy.ca Co-ed, grades 1–12

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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School North Van, 604/985-5224 kgms.ca Co-ed, grades 1–12 Le Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (SD No. 93, publicly funded French-language program) Across BC csf.bc.ca Madrona School Society Vancouver, 604/499-7303 madronaschool.com Co-ed, grades 4–7 Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori. com Co-ed, grades PS–K Our school teaches with a philosophy of 90% Montessori and 10% traditional education with enrichment activities. Each class is limited to 20 students, and is taught by one English teacher and one French teacher. We offer Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.

Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 meadowmontessori.ca Co-ed, grades PS–7

Richmond Jewish Day School Richmond, 604/275-3393 rjds.ca Co-ed, grades K–7

Meadowridge School Maple Ridge, 604/467-4444 meadowridge.bc.ca Co-ed, grades 4–7

St. George’s School Vancouver, 604/221-3890 stgeorges.bc.ca Boys, grade 1–12

Mulgrave School West Van, 604/922-3223 mulgrave.com Co-ed, grades Pre-K–12

St. John’s School Vancouver, 604/629-2458 stjohns.bc.ca Co-ed, grades K–12

North Star Montessori North Van, 604/980-1205 northstarmontessori.ca Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Star offers an authentic Montessori program from infancy to Grade 6. Committed to meeting the developmental needs of each child, we foster a love of learning, independence and respect. Practical experiences build conďŹ dence and inspire an intrinsic motivation to ‘learn’ and ‘do’ that students carry with them throughout their lives.

St. John’s International School Vancouver, 604/683-4572 stjohnsis.com Co-ed, grades 10–12

PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Vancouver, Richmond, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ crimmontessori.com Co-ed, grades K–7

Stratford Hall Vancouver, 604/436-0608 stratfordhall.ca Co-ed, grades K–12

PaciďŹ c Spirit School Vancouver, 604/222-1900 paciďŹ cspiritschool.org Co-ed, grades K–8 Pattison High School Vancouver, 604/608-8788 pattisonhighschool.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12

SelfDesign Learning Community Vancouver, 877/353-3374 selfdesign.org Co-ed, grades K–12 Southpointe Academy Tsawwassen, 604/948-8826 southpointe.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12

Traditional Learning Academy Coquitlam, 604/931-7265 traditionallearning.com Co-ed, grades K–12 Urban Academy New Westminster 604/524-2211 urbanacademy.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12


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education Vancouver College Vancouver, 604/261-4285 vc.bc.ca Boys, grades K–12

Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria, 250/370-6854 mygns.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12

Vancouver Montessori School Vancouver, 604/261-0315 vancouvermontessorischool.com Co-ed, grades PS–7

Selkirk Montessori School Victoria, 250/384-3414 selkirkmontessori.ca Co-ed, grades PS-8

Vancouver Hebrew Academy Vancouver, 604/266-1245 vhebrewacademy.com Co-ed, grades PS–7

St. Margaret’s School Victoria, 250/479-7171 stmarg.ca Girls, grades JK–12

Vancouver Talmud Torah Vancouver, 604/736-7307 talmudtorah.com Co-ed, grades PS–7

St. Michaels University School Victoria, 250/370-6170 smus.ca Co-ed, grades K–12

Vancouver Waldorf School North Van, 604/985-7435 vws.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12 West Point Grey Academy Vancouver, 604/222-8750 wpga.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12 Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/434-9611 westsidemontessoriacademy.ca Preschool to Grade 7 WMA’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive educational environment that nurtures every child’s natural curiosity for learning. We are committed to providing the tools, the guides, and the prepared environment to allow each child to reach their potential both socially and academically.

Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake, 250/7435516 shawnigan.ca Co-ed, grades 8–11

PRESCHOOLS Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Advantage Preschool Burnaby, 604/435-1263 advantagepreschool.ca

Canyon Heights Preschool North Van, 604/986-5597 canyonheightspreschool.com

Hazelwood Early Learning Port Coquitlam, 604/377-8385 hazelwoodearlylearning.com

Children’s House Montessori Coquitlam, 604/931-1311 montessoribc.com

Highlands PreSchool North Van, 604/980-1740 highlandspreschool.ca

Cloverleaf Montessori Surrey, 604/574-9899 cloverleafmontessori.ca

Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool West Van, 604/925-1888 inglewoodppp.ca

CEFA Early Learning 18 locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Okanagan. CEFA Meadowtown and Richmond Hill, ON opening in 2018. cefa.ca CEFA Early Learning is a private school which offers an elite junior kindergarten program featuring a unique partnership of core subjects and ďŹ ne arts that are taught through projects, activities and play. The program was designed to speciďŹ cally stimulate children during the brain’s most formative years, increasing the child’s emotional, social and intellectual capacity for life. Cornerstone Christian Academy Richmond, 604/303-9181 cornerstonechristianacademy. ca

Alderwood House Richmond, 604/272-5023 alderwoodhouse.com

Council of Parent Participation Preschools 604/435-4430, 800/488-0660 cpppreschools.bc.ca

York House School Vancouver, 604/736-6551 yorkhouse.ca Girls, grades JK–12

Birchland Treehouse Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/945-0002 birchlandtreehouse.com

Discovery Montessori Richmond, 604/807-9796 discoverymontessorischool.ca

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Brainbridge Bilingual Education and Fine Arts Centre Vancouver, 604/322-6830 brainbridge.ca

Discovery Quest Montessori Surrey, 604/581-1620

Aspengrove School Lantzville, 250/390-2201 aspengroveschool.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12

Brentwood Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten Burnaby, 604/294-2671 brentwoodmontessori.ca

Elite Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/655-2045 elitemontessori.ca

Brentwood College School Mill Bay, 250/743-5521 brentwood.bc.ca Co-ed, grades 9–12 Brookes Shawnigan Lake Shawnigan Lake, 250/929-0506 Shawnigan.brookes.org Co-ed Grades 9–12 Brookes Westshore Victoria, 250-929-0506 Westshore.brookes.org Co-ed Grades 6–12 Discover Montessori Nanaimo, 250/760-0615 dm-school.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12

BrightPath Kids Lower Mainland 1-888/808-2252 brightpathkids.com Burnaby French Language Playschool Burnaby, 604/432-1323 bp.org The Burnaby French Language Preschool recognizes the immense value of play in fostering a young child’s development and the beneďŹ ts of learning through play. It also strongly encourages the involvement of parents in their children’s preschool experiences.

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Dunbar Memorial Preschool Vancouver, 604/222-6065 dunbarmemorialpreschool.ca

Family Montessori School Vancouver 604/224-2633, 604/731-8810 familymontessori.com Since 1980, FMSS is proud to have provided the highest quality of Montessori programming for preschool and kindergarten aged children. Following AMI Montessori principles and standards, our Guides provide enriching, engaging and inspiring learning environments nurturing an “education for life.� Gatehouse Montessori West Van, 604/925-1437 gatehousemontessori.com

Kiddies Korner Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/941-4919 kkp.ca Kids Care Preschool Vancouver, 604/325-2222 southvancouverfamilyplace. org/kidscare_preschool

PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Richmond and Vancouver, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ crimmontessori.com Finearts Preschool Richmond, 604/221-0141 theartsconnection.ca Pomme d’Api Preschool Vancouver, 604/877-1122 pommedapi.org Reach for the Stars Montessori 5 programs in Vancouver and Burnaby 604/688-7827 montessoristar.com

La Calypso Vancouver, 778/373-4000 lacalypso.org

Sandcastle Park Children’s Centre Richmond, 604/274-8380 sandcastlepark.ca

Little Mountain Montessori Preschool Vancouver, 604/709-9621

Stepping Stone Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-5315 steppingstonepreschool.org

Little People Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-2219 littlepeople.ca

Sunshine Cove Preschool North Van, 604/770-2683 sunshinecovepreschool.ca

Little Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Little Neighbours Preschool 604/521-5158 littleneighbours.com Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–K Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori.com Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 meadowmontessori.ca Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori Vancouver, 778/371-4659 monkeyseemonkeydo.ca Morning Glory Montessori Richmond, 604/506-1627 mgmontessori.org North Star Montessori Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Van, 604/980-1205 northstarmontessori.ca We offer an authentic Montessori program that fosters a love of learning, independence and respect, an integrated curriculum that connects children to their local and global communities. Practical experiences build conďŹ dence and inspire an intrinsic motivation that students carry with them throughout their lives.

University Hill Preschool Vancouver, 604/228-8610 universityhillpreschool.com Vancouver Bilingual Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-1221 vancouverbilingual.com Vancouver Bilingual Preschool offers a proven English-French curriculum developed to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning and success. Our specially trained teachers are dedicated to starting children on the journey of second (or third!) language learning. Vancouver Hebrew Academy Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/264-1245 vhebrewacademy.com Vancouver Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/261-0315 vancouvermontessorischool. com Vancouver Talmud Torah Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/736-7307 talmudtorah.com Vancouver Waldorf School Co-ed, grades PS–12 North Vancouver 604/985-7435 vws.ca Wesbrook Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/224-3112 wesbrookpreschool.com


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Adel Play N Discovery House Sidney Sidney, 250/655-4888 adelplayndiscovery.ca

Victoria Montessori Preschool and Childcare Victoria, 250/380-0534 victoriamontessori.com

Westside Montessori Academy Preschool to Grade 7 Vancouver, 604/434-9611 westsidemontessoriacademy.ca Celebrating 10 years! WMA is a small school with a big heart. Offering Montessori education, lower student to staff ratios and thoughtfully designed learning environments. Love of learning starts here.

Bloom Montessori Victoria, 250/812-3137 bloommontessori.ca

TutorSage Inc. K–12 Program 604/356-8046 TutorSage.com Ages K–12

Westmont Montessori School Victoria, 250/474-2626 west-mont.ca Grade PS–8

VoilĂ Learning Online and at Home tutoring across Canada 866/900-0658 VoilaLearning.com

Westside Montessori School Vancouver, 604/731-6594 westsidemontessori.ca

Vancouver Island A Secret Garden Preschool Victoria, 250/380-8293 chatterblock.com/ resources/2795/a-secretgarden-preschool-victoria-bc/

Island Montessori House School Victoria, 250/592-4411 islandmontessori.com

Wiseways Preschool & Daycare Gordon Head, Victoria 250/477-1312 wisewaysvictoria.com

Lakehill Preschool Victoria, 250/477-4141 lakehillpreschool.org Parkdale Early Childhood Centre Victoria, 250/382-0512 parkdalechildcare.ca Maria Montessori Academy Victoria, 250/479-4746 mariamontessoriacademy.net Grades PS–12 Selkirk Montessori School Victoria, 250/384-3414 selkirkmontessori.ca Starchild Centre Mill Bay, 250/929-3240 starchildcentre.ca

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BC Home Learners’ Association 866/444-2299 bchla.bc.ca Teachers to Go 800/428-8164 info@teacherstogoinc.com TeachersToGo.ca

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Aspire Math Academy West Vancouver 604/902-2217 aspiremathacademy.com Ages JK–Gr 7 Aspire Math Academy is an Educational Learning Centre and consulting ďŹ rm specializing in the development of exceptional teaching programs. We excel at providing our students with exible mathematical thinking and reasoning needed to master curriculum concepts. BC Eye Level Centres Burnaby-Southwest: 604/436-1338 Coquitlam: 604/442-8428 North Van: 604/904-8630 Oakridge: 604/679-9168 Richmond-North: 604/285-3835 Richmond-South: 778/549-9871 Surrey: 778/592-3330 Eye Level is a premier supplemental education and enrichment program, which offers an innovative and effective learning method in a fun and

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conďŹ dence and independence in learning. The JELIC program, for ages 3–7 years old, is designed for preschoolers to solve problems independently through specially-designed logic puzzles, under the supervision of a qualiďŹ ed instructor. nurTutor Lower Mainland 604/449-1670 nurTutor.ca Oxford Learning Coquitlam: 604/464-3090 Richmond: 604/233-5566 South Surrey: 604/575-1494 North Van: 604/990-8850 Kerrisdale: 604/266-6000 Kitsilano: 604/563-2000 West Van: 604/922-5566 Burnaby: 604/565-5877 oxfordlearning.com PD Plus Tutoring Service Ltd. 604/421-6101 director@pdplustutors.com pdplustutors.com The Reading Foundation 604/222-2254 readingfoundation.com

School Is Easy Tutoring 604/439-1790 or 1-877-ITS EASY schooliseasy.com Home tutoring. We are one of the largest and most respected tutoring agencies in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley. We provide carefully screened certiďŹ ed teachers in all subjects: Grades 1–12, ESL (all levels), special ed, study skills, gifted programs and French immersion. We are easy to work with. Reasonable rates. No upfront fees. Winner of BBB Marketplace Excellence and 2nd place People’s Pick award 2015. Sealy Tutoring Vancouver 604/612-0652 info@sealytutoring.com sealytutoring.com Spirit of Math Richmond, 604/304-4032 Vancouver, 604/568-0018 spiritofmath.com Sylvan Learning 1-800-EDUCATE SylvanLearning.ca

Teachers’ Tutoring Service Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 604/730-3410 teacher@tutor.bc.ca tutor.bc.ca TutorBright, Vancouver Vancouver, 778/300-5000 vancouver@tutorbright.com tutorbright.com Tutor Doctor Multiple locations in Richmond & Delta 604/943-0555 inhometutors.ca UCMAS Surrey: 604/728- 4112 Vancouver: 778/990-0749 Richmond: 604/248-7575 ucmas.ca

Vancouver Island The Dyslexia Tutor Victoria, 250/886-4484 thedyslexiatutor.com InďŹ nity Tutoring Centre Victoria, 250/590-4859 inďŹ nitytutoringcentre.ca

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Boogaloo Academy Vancouver, 604/805-0558 boogalooacademy.com Ages 5 mths+

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley dance Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy Vancouver and Burnaby 604/671-9182 mozaicoamenco.com Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts West Vancouver, 604/926-6535 annawyman.com Ages 2+ The Arts Connection – Dance School Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages infant to 16 yrs Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com/dance Ages 2–19 Arts Umbrella’s Dance Program is the perfect ďŹ rst step toward nurturing your child’s love of Dance. Our balletbased program gives young dancers a chance to explore movement in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment, building the conďŹ dence to realize their full potential. AUUC School of Dance Vancouver, 604/254-3436 auucvancouver.ca Ages 3 to adult

Dance Co Vancouver, Arbutus & East Van, 604/736-3394 danceco.com Ages 3+ Dance Expressions Cloverdale, 604/574-2277 dancexp.com Ages 3+ E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Dance Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ nearts.com Ages 5+ Gabriela’s Movement Studio Richmond, 604/272-0607 movementstudio.ca Gabriela’s Movement Studio specializes in Ballet and Creative Movement and art classes for toddlers, preschoolers and the young child. Groups are small, allowing for more personal attention. Ages 1–9 Goh Ballet Academy Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4-17 hz Ballet Classique Burnaby, 604/299-9698 balletclassique.com Ages 18mth+ Just for Kicks School of Dance Surrey, 604/596-4161 justforkicksschoolofdance.com Ages 3+ Lavrova Dance Complex inc. Langley BC V3A 6K8 604/530-8050 lavrovadance.com Ages 3+

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North Shore Academy of Dance North Vancouver, 604/987-3814 nsad.ca Ages 3–18 North Shore Celtic Ensemble North Vancouver, 604/987-4063 nsce.ca Ages 8–18 Northwest Academy of Performing Arts New Westminister, 604/521-3255 NAPAdance.com Ages 2+ PaciďŹ c Dance Arts Vancouver, 604/738-8575 paciďŹ cdancearts.ca Ages 3+ Perform Art Studios North Vancouver, 604/988-4420 performartstudios.com Ages 3–18 Pink Petal Ballet North Vancouver pinkpetal.ca Ages 2+ Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 3+ Place des Arts offers Sept-June and fall, winter and spring session dance classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, dance sampler, contemporary and lyrical dance for children, starting at age 3, teens and adults. Port Moody School of Dance 604/936-0966 portmoodydance.com Ages 3+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey, White Rock musicanddance.org Ages 2+

The Landing Dance Centre South Vancouver, 604/325-8653 TheLandingDance.com Ages 8 to adult Tri-City Dance Centre Coquitlam, 604/523-6868 tricitydance.com Ages 3+ Vancouver Phoenix International Academy of Dance Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey 778/885-3456; 604/600-8066 vpdance.ca Ages 4+ Vancouver Tap Dance Society East Vancouver, 604/2530293 vantapdance.com Ages 3+ Vancouver Academy of Dance Vancouver and Richmond 604/231-8293 vancouverdance.com Ages 3+ Westside Dance Centre Ltd Vancouver, 604/736-1000 westsidedance.ca Ages 3+ We offer great classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip hop for kids as young as 3 years old, right up to adults.

music Allegro Music School Vancouver, 604/327-7765 Allegromusicschool.com Ages 4+

Arbutus Music Academy Vancouver, 604/736-8767 arbutusmusicacademy.com Ages 3+ The Arts Connection – Music School Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+ BC Conservatory of Music Burnaby, 604/299-2984 bccmusic.ca Ages 4+ BC Registered Music Teachers Assoc. 604/733-5531 bcrmta.bc.ca All ages Campos Music Vancouver, 604/325-0480 camposmusic.ca Ages 4+ Carillon Music Burnaby, Surrey 604/591-1161 carillonmusicacademy.com Ages 2.5+ Colourstrings Music & Movement Group Classes 129 East 8th Ave Vancouver 778/846-0127 colourstrings.ca Ages 3 mths to 6 years In age speciďŹ c groupings children enjoy songs and games that develop a solid musical foundation. The more advanced classes introduce


classes & programs music reading and writing. Instrumental lessons for children, 5 years and up: Violin, Viola, Piano, Percussion, Flute, Cello and Guitar. Choir Program: 6–10 years. Delta Community Music School Delta, 604/946-1280 dcms.ca Ages 5+ Dominanta Music School Burnaby, 604/767-0949 dominanta.ca Ages 1.5+ E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Music Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ nearts.com Ages 4+ Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 jeanlyonsmusic.com All ages Jumpstart Music & Movement Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam jumpstartmusicandmovement.com Newborn to 5 years Kindermusik with Miss Audrey 778/838-9595 kindermusik.com Newborn to age 7 Langley Community Music School 604/534-2848 langleymusic.com Ages 3 mths+ Long & McQuade Music Abbotsford, Chilliwack, South Surrey, Langley, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver long-mcquade.com All ages Private and group music instruction at affordable rates, custom-tailored to the needs of individual students in a wide variety of instruments, including acoustic & electric guitar, piano, drums, vocals, orchestral strings, brass, and woodwinds. Music for Young Children 800/828-4334 myc.com Ages 3 to 9 years MusicQube Education Ltd. Richmond, 604/370-5678 musicqube.org Ages 2+ Music Teachers on the Go Richmond, North Vancouver, Vancouver, 778/882-7603 musicteachersonthego.com All ages

North Shore Celtic Ensemble North Vancouver, 604/987-4063 nsce.ca Ages 8–18

Vancouver Central School of Music Vancouver, 604/565-8999 vcsom.com Ages 5+

Carousel Theatre for Young People Vancouver, 604/669-3410 carouseltheatre.ca Ages 3–18

North Shore Music Academy North Vancouver, 604/925-3403 nsma.ca Ages 3+

Vancouver Children’s Choir 604/682-6363 vancouverchildrenschoir.ca Girls 8–16, Boys 8–12

CircusWest East Vancouver, 604/2523679 circuswest.com Ages 8–16

North Shore Music Together Multiple locations in North Vancouver, 778/899-5004 northshoremusictogether.com Ages 0–5 yrs Oakridge Music Studio Vancouver, 604/321-1551 omusicstudios.com Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 3+ Place des Arts has over 30 qualiďŹ ed music teachers offering private lessons and group classes for all ages and in a wide variety of instruments. Classes for children, including the popular Musical Rainbow and Music for Young ChildrenÂŽ programs, start at age 3 and give kids a strong start in music, preparing them well for private lessons as they get older. Richmond Community Music School 604/272-5227 richmondmusicschool.ca Ages 4+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey and White Rock musicanddance.org Ages 3+ Staccato Music Studios Burnaby, 604/421-3753 staccatostudios.com Ages 4+ Tom Lee Music Academy Lower Mainland, 604/688-8929 tomleemusic.ca/lessons At Tom Lee Music Academy, you can enjoy excellent music education in a fun community atmosphere. Students of all ages come together for a positive music making experience at our 4 key and satellite locations in Lower Mainland, plus 2 on Vancouver Island. To register, please call 604688-8929 Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, 604/734-2301 vam.bc.ca Ages 3.5–18

VSO School of Music Vancouver, 604/915-9300 vsoschoolofmusic.ca Ages 0+ Western Conservatory of Music Langley, 604/530-0317 westernconservatoryofmusic.ca Ages 3+ Westside Music Together Vancouver, 778/829-6651 westsidemusictogether.ca Ages 0+

performing & visual arts The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+ Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com/theatre Ages 2–19 From tickle trunks to improv, scripts to touring performances—our actor-instructors bring out the creativity in kids. Young actors experience a wide range of performance styles, stretching from Shakespeare to on-camera acting. Be curious, be bold, and be yourself. Arts Umbrella Visual Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com/visualarts Ages 2–19 Our Visual, Applied, and Media Arts classes give young artists of all abilities the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills in a fun, supportive environment. From the youngest creations to advanced-level projects, there’s a space for everyone in our studios. Artspace Children’s Arts Centre Burnaby, 778/989-9051 artspaceforchildren.com Ages 2–17 BC Boy’s Choir North Vancouver 888/909-8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–24

E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Musical Theatre Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ nearts.com Ages 7+ Gateway Academy for Performing Arts – Acting, Musical Theatre, Speech, Singing Richmond, 604/247-4975 academy@gatewaytheatre.com gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 6–18 At Gateway Academy for Performing Arts, we believe in Creativity, Courage, and Connection! Established in 1991, our year-round acting, musical theatre, and performance training classes are for youth 6–18. Professional actors, directors, playwrights and choreographers are engaged as instructors, teaching skills that enrich students in both performance and life. Imagine That! Tuition Creative Writing and Drama Workshops Vancouver, 604/505-8651 imaginethattuition.com Ages 4–17 JCC Performing Arts School Vancouver, 604/257-5111 jccgv.com Ages 6+ Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Locations throughout the Lower Mainland 1-888-502-5253 lightsuptheatre.ca Ages 3–18 At Lights Up Schools, we teach Musical Theatre fundamentals that help students shine on-stage and in all aspects of their lives. Whether your child randomly bursts into song and dance, or is ďŹ nding their voice, Lights Up is the perfect extra-curricular activity’ Are you ready to Shine? Join our weekend SINGING, DANCING & ACTING theatre classes. Weekend Classes, Spring and Summer Camps, Birthday Parties.

Performing Arts Classes Surrey Civic Theatres Box OfďŹ ce: 604/501-5566 (press 1) surrey.ca/theatre Ages 3–16 Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 3+ Place des Arts provides a friendly learning environment where experienced teachers provide instruction in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and abilities. The centre offers private lessons as well as group classes in music, ďŹ ne art, pottery and ďŹ bre arts, creative writing, a variety of dance styles, acting for stage and screen and musical theatre classes. Rainbow Art School Ltd. Vancouver Westside, 778/317-8000 rainbowartschool.wix.com Ages 4–15 Surrey Art Gallery 604/501-5566 surrey.ca/artgallery Ages 3+

specialty Arts Umbrella - Media Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com Ages 6–19 Our Media Arts classes give young artists 6–19 a way to connect and investigate fundamental visual concepts—but use new media to drive their creations. Kids can share their stories through animation, ďŹ lmmaking, cartoons, graphic novel characters, video art, and more. BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Ages 4–14 Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ provides STEM programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGOÂŽ bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, After School Enrichment Classes, and Camps.

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classes & programs Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Lower Mainland, 604/408-9484 bccerebralpalsy.com CPABC’s programs are for individuals of all ages and all abilities. The art and dance program’s focus is children and youth, while yoga is mainly for youth and adults. All programs are free, inclusive and adapted to everyone’s abilities. Chi Kids – Happiness Tools for Life Vancouver, Burnaby 604/689-9116 thechikids.com Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 1–8 Daedalos Enrichment Programs Vancouver, 604/345-8603 robocamps.ca After School Robotics STEM Programs including Prep for Competition held at various public and private schools throughout the Lower Mainland. Our 6-8 Week Programs start January, April and September. Email info@daedalos. ca to request a program at your school. elicit-children’s Literature Projects Vancouver, 778/960-2956 elicitkids.com Ages 3–8 MEND bchealthykids.ca FREE Mindful Changes West Vancouver, 778/999-6457 najakshahin@gmail.com mindful-changes.com Mindfulness is a life skill. How to be Mindful is something that children will learn through my programs. Research shows that Mindfulness can enhance children’s happiness, as well as their performance at school. It increases their self-esteem and decreases anxiety. Nature Kids BC Province Wide, 604/985-3057 naturekidsbc.ca Sea Smart-After School Program Vancouver, 604/358-3001 seasmartschool.com Ages 6–9 Sewing with Frances Burnaby, 604/433-1030 francessewingschool.com

Sewing – 8 Week Class with The Cutting Room Vancouver, 604/396-9767 the-cuttingroom.com/classes Under the GUI – Coding for kids Kitsilano, Vancouver South, North Vancouver, Coquitlam 604/700-9931 underthegui.com Ages 7–15+ Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs South Surrey/White Rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond 1/800–243-0335 yelearninglabs.com Ages 7–15 Young Shakespeareans Workshops Vancouver, 604/737-0625 bardonthebeach.org Ages 8–18

sports Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 absolutecheerandtumbling.com Ages 5–12 Aquaventures Swim Centre Vancouver, 604/736-SWIM aquaventuresswim.com Ages 6 mths+ Atlantis Swim Programs 604/874-6464, Vancouver atlantisprograms.com Ages 4 mths+ Cartwheels Gym Richmond, Surrey cartwheels.ca Walking to 6 yrs Club Aviva Coquitlam, 604/526-4464 clubaviva.ca Ages 6 mths+ Come Try Ringette Burnaby, New West, Vancouver, Poco, Coquitlam, Fraser Valley, West/North Van, Richmond, Surrey, Chilliwack cometryringette.ca (Canada) bnwr.ca (Burnaby) Ages 4–14 FREE! Come Try Ringette (August and September) Dynamo Swim Club Burnaby, Surrey 778/866-6604 dynamoswimclub.net Ages 3–18 The Edge Climbing Centre North Vancouver, 604/984-9080 edgeclimbing.com Ages 6–18

Grandview Skating Club grandviewskatingclub.com Ages 3+ I Can Swim North Van, Coquitlam icanswim.ca Ages 3 mths + Jump! Gymnastics N. Vancouver: 604/971-0513 Yaletown: 604/568-9690 jumpgymnastics.ca Ages 6 mths–7 yrs Jump Gymnastics programming gives your child the strongest foundation for success in all sports and an active life. Classes, camps, birthday parties, date nights and more for kids from 6 months through their 7th year. Jump into the fun! Langley Gymnastics Foundation 604/532-1022 langleygymnastics.ca Ages 11 mths+ The Little Gym of Langley Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 4 mths–12 yrs Marina’s Swim School Richmond, Whiterock 604/818-4650 marinaswimschool.com My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Surrey, Maple Ridge Surrey: 604/249-5437 Maple Ridge: 604/465-1329 mygym.com/surrey mygym.com/mapleridge Ages 6 weeks–10 yrs North Shore Equestrian Centre N. Vancouver, 604/988-5131 wecreateriders.com Ages 8+ Pedalheads Bike Camps 1-888/886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 2–12 Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 6 mths+ RBL Basketball Vancouver, 604/269-0221 RBLBasketball.ca Ages 5–15 Richmond Gymnastics Assoc. 604/278-3614 richmondgymnastics.com Ages 18 mths+ SongSport North Vancouver, Surrey 1-888/909-8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–12

Sportball 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Ages 16 mths–12 yrs

Ballet Victoria Dance School Victoria, 250/380-6063 balletvictoria.ca Ages 3-15+

Ski Wee & Wee Riders Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com Ages 3–6

The Beat Dance Studio Sooke, 250/514-2788 thebeatdancestudio.com Ages 6–17

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Ages 6 mths–8 years UBC Active Kids Gymnastics 604/822-2027 outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/ active-kids 18 months–18 years Vancity OCR Port Coquitlam 778/941-9631 vancityocr.com Ages 1 yr+

Boston Dance Collective Victoria, 250/658-1818 bostondanceco.com Ages 6–16 Dance on It Victoria, 250/704-6678 danceonit.ca Ages 2+ Dance Unlimited Victoria, 250/361-3267 danceunlimited.ca Ages 2+ Dansko Studios Victoria, 1/866-4DANSKO danskostudios.com Ages 2+

Wayland Sports Maple Ridge, 604/465-9293 quantumgym.com Walking–10 yrs+

Glengarry School of Celtic Dance Victoria, Nanaimo celticperformingarts.com

White Rock Gymnastics 604/542-0386 whiterockgym.org Walking–11 yrs+

Harbour Dance Studios Nanaimo, 250/754-6262 hbrdance.com Ages 1–18

YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/739-9642 yogabuttons.com Ages newborn–12

Leap Forward Dance School Langford, 250/818-9225 leapforwardlangford.com Ages 2+

Yoga It Up South Surrey, South Delta, East Van, Vancouver, Richmond yogaitup.ca Ages 3+

Lighthouse Dance Academy Langford, 250/595-8705 lighthouseacademyofdance. com Ages 2+

Zone Camps – Ski/ride Grouse Mountain, N. Vancouver, 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com Ages 5–18

Maple Leaf School of Ballet Victoria, 778/433-5323 mapleleafballet.ca Ages 3–18

Vancouver Island dance Allegro Performing Arts Centre Sidney, 250/656-8910 allegroperformingartscentre.com Ages 6–16

PaciďŹ c Dance Centre Victoria, 250/477-6114 paciďŹ cdancecentre.com Ages 6–17 STAGES Performing Arts School Saanich, 250/384-3267 members.shaw.ca/stagesdance Ages 18 mths+ Veselka Dancers Saanich, 250/475-1174 veselkadancers.com Ages 8–18

Arabesque Dance Studio Victoria, 250/595-3107 dancearabesque.ca Ages 6–16

Vibestreet Dance Studio Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 vibestreetdance.com Ages 5–16

Arthur Murray Victoria, 250/220-8426 arthurmurrayvictoria.com Ages 5–16

Victoria Academy of Ballet Victoria, 250/590-6752 victoriaacademyofballet.ca Ages 3–11

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classes & programs Warmland Dance Cowichan, 250/818-9086 warmlanddance.wix.com/ cowichan Ages 2–17 Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts Saanich, 250/415-1477 wapa.ca Ages 3-17 WhiteSpace Dance Victoria, 250/858-9659 whitespacedance.com Ages 4–13

performing & visual arts 4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria 4cats.com Ages 3–12 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Studio Classes Victoria, 250/384-4171 aggv.ca Ages 2+

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Artistic Statement School of Fine Art Oak Bay, 1-888/383-0566 artisticstatementgalleryand school.com Ages 5–13

Larsen Music Victoria, 250/389-1988 larsenmusic.ca Ages 6+

Crafty Art Program Victoria, 250/881-5075 craftyvictoria.com Ages 5–10

Long & McQuade Music Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria long-mcquade.com All ages Private and group music instruction at affordable rates, customtailored to the needs of individual students in a wide variety of instruments, including acoustic & electric guitar, piano, drums, vocals, orchestral strings, brass, and woodwinds. The Music Box School of Music Victoria themusicbox.musicteachers helper.com Ages 5–17 Musical Maestros – Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 kidsworks.ca Ages 3–15 The Woodshed Music Classes Victoria craftyvictoria.com All Ages Tom Lee Music Academy Victoria, 250/383-5222 tomleemusic.ca/lessons At Tom Lee Music Academy, you can enjoy excellent music education in a fun community atmosphere. Students of all ages come together for a positive music making experience at our 2 locations on Vancouver Island. To register, please call 250/383-5222. Victoria Conservatory of Music Victoria, Westhills 866/386-5311 vcm.bc.ca Ages Birth–12 yrs

Imagination Station – Poppet Studio Kid’s Classes Oaklands poppetcreative.com Ages 5–12 Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 kidsworks.ca Ages 3–10 Musical Theatre Allegro Performing Arts Centre Sidney, 250/656-8910 allegroperformingartscentre.com Ages 8–16 Shyness and Bloom After School drop-in Cadboro Bay, 250/516-6632 shynessandbloom.com Ages 5+ The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 thepaintbox-victoria.com Ages 2–13

specialty Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Vancouver Island 604/408-9484 bccerebralpalsy.com CPABC’s programs are for individuals of all ages and all abilities. The art and dance program’s focus is children and youth, while yoga is mainly for youth and adults. All programs are free, inclusive and adapted to everyone’s abilities. Classes For New Parents, Babies and Toddlers with Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905 motheringtouch.ca Island Swimming Club Saanich, 250/744-5536 Ages 3–18 islandswimming.com

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Science Venture Club – UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 scienceventure.ca Ages 6–14 Sewing Lessons Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 andreasseweasy.com Ages 7+ SPCA Youth Workshops Victoria, 250/686-1581 spca.bc.ca/kids-teens

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sports Canoe Youth Develpment Programs Victoria, 250/380-0226 chinookclub.ca Ages 8+ Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 falcongymnastics.com Ages 18 mths–14 Golf Lessons – Junior Program Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321 victoriagolf.com Ages 12–17 Highland PaciďŹ c Golf Private Lessons Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ cgolf.com Ages 5–18 I Can Swim Campbell River, Duncan, Nanaimo 604/349-1685 icanswim.ca Ages 3 mths+ Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Lessons – Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 crushercombat.com Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 4–8 Oak Bay Figure Skating Rink Ratz Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 oakbayfsc.ca Ages 4–10 Outdoor Adventure After School Club – Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 bgcvic.org Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 victoriagymnastics.com Ages 2+

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Douglas College Community Music School Jazz Camp New West, 604/527-5469 douglascollege.ca/cms Ages 14+

Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 timberlineranch.com Ages 9–16

Residential Camps Aspengrove Equestrian Academy Vernon, 250/545-9470 aspengrovebc.com Ages 8–17 British Columbia Family French Camp (BCFFC) Shuswap Lake, Gwillim Lake and Nanaimo info@bcffc.com bcffc.com Camp Fircom Gambier, 604/662-7756 ďŹ rcom.ca Ages 5–17 Camp Imadene Mesachie Lake, 250/749-6606 imadene.com Ages 7–18, plus Family Camps Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario campkodiak.com Ages 6–18 Camp Owaissi Kelowna, 250/769-3676 campoac.com Ages 7–17 Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 camppringle.com Ages 6–17 Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound Howe Sound – Camp Fircom 604/732-4228 campsuzuki.org Ages 7–13

Camp Qwanoes Vancouver Island 250/246-3014 qwanoes.ca Qwanoes is a Christian camp built from the ground up for kids to experience an unforgettable life-changing week. Qwanoes is wild action and pure fun, sun-soaked days, new friendships, tasty food, great music, over 75 activities, and all in a spectacular setting with amazing staff from around the world... all who love kids. Life like no other awaits! Children’s Horse Camp Webbs Holiday Acres Aldergrove, 604/857-1712 webbsholidayacres.ca Ages 6–14 Debate Camp Canada Vancouver: Day Camp, Gr 5–10 Brentwood College, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island: Overnight Camp, Gr 7–11 debatecamp.org Evans Lake Camp North of Squamish, 604/294-2267 evanslake.com Ages 8–16 Green Bay Bible Camp West Kelowna, 250/768-5884 greenbay.bc.ca Ages 6–14 Outward Bound National locations 604/901-0013 (ext 221) outwardbound.ca Ages 14+ Pioneer PaciďŹ c Camp Thetis Island, 250/246-9613 pioneerpaciďŹ c.ca Ages 7–18 Stillwood Camp Cultus Lake, 1-800/507-8455 stillwood.ca Ages 5–16

Wyld Summer Camps WYLD Expeditions Campbell River, 250/286-3122 gowyld.ca Ages 12–18

special needs Camp Alohi Lani Port Moody alsbc.ca/services/caregiversdays/camp-alohi-lani For youth who have a parent or grandparent in a signiďŹ cant role living with ALS. Camp Goodtimes and Teen Program campgoodtimes.org For children ages 7–15 and teens 15–18 with cancer, and their families. Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario campkodiak.com Ages 6–18 For children and teens with and without Learning Disabilities, ADHD and highfunctioning Autism Spectrum Disorder DYT Summer Camps fndc.ca Focussing on language enhancement (ASL) and social opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children ages 5–18. Easter Seals Camps 604/873-1865 or 1-800/818-4483 eastersealscamps.ca Ages 6–18 For children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities. Empowering Steps Club Aviva, Coquitlam 604/526-4464 empoweringsteps.ca Camps for students with developmental challenges

Eureka Camp 604/520-1155 eurekacamp.ca For children and adolescents with invisible disabilities.

Gateway Academy – Acting, Improvisation, Speech, Musical Theatre Richmond, 604/247-4975 gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 8–18

Young Burn Survivors Camp burnfund.org/camp-foryoung-burn-survivors For young burn survivors ages 6–18

Goh Ballet Academy Canada Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4–7

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley art, music, drama & dance The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.ca Ages 18 mths–8 yrs Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Surrey 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com/springsummer Ages 3–19 Bard on the Beach: Young Shakespeareans Vancouver, 604/737-0625 bardonthebeach.org Ages 8–18 Boogaloo Academy 604/805-0558, Vancouver boogalooacademy.com Camp Monarch, Music, Art & Dance N. Vancouver, 604/723-8151 monarcharts.com Ages 5–12 Colourstrings Music & Movement – Fun Musical Summer Camps 129 East 8th Ave. Vancouver 778/846-0127 colourstrings.ca Ages 0–9 yrs Music & Movement Classes: 3 months to 4 years, grouped by age, 6-week summer session, music, instruments, songs and play. Exciting Music Camps: 4 to 10 years. Let your inner diva out in the choir camp, visit different world cultures, discover music science, meet the strings, piano camps for beginners, and much much more!

Imagine That – Creative Writing and Drama Workshop Program Vancouver imaginethattuition.com Ages 4–17 Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 jeanlyonsmusic.com Ages 4–17 Kids on Stage Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam, 604/927-6555 evergreenculturalcentre.ca Ages 6–21 Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Throughout Lower Mainland, 888/502-5253 lightsuptheatre.ca Ages 4–13 Children and teens can sing, dance and act during school breaks at Lights Up Camps. All camps end in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Camps are open to everyone between 4–13 yrs, no prior musical theatre experience is required. Like all Lights Up programs, our camps teach children to work in teams, build conďŹ dence, sing, dance, act, and have fun! Perform Art Studios N. Vancouver, 604/988-4420 performartstudios.com Ages 3–18 Place des Arts Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 5–14 Place des Arts Summer Fun! 6-week Art Camp. Summer Fun! offers exibility, choice and lots of summertime fun for children ages 5–7 & 8–12. Our half-day, week-long workshops for 11–14 year olds provide more in-depth experiences in a range of visual and performing arts disciplines.

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summer camps “Summer in the City� Weekly Art Camps Vancouver, 604/737-2636 suzybirstein.com Ages 6–17 Summer Music at UBC 604/822-3113 summer.music.ubc.ca Ages 9–16 Westside Dance Centre 604/736-1000 westsidedance.ca Ages 4+

general activities Alexandra Neighbourhood House 604/535-0015 alexhouse.net Ages 5–12 Clubhouse Kids Vancouver, 778/939-2389 clubhousekids.ca Ages 5–12 False Creek C.C. Daycamps Vancouver, 604/257-8195 falsecreekcc.ca Offers canoe/kayak camps, recreational camps and leadership camps for ages 3–14. KidCity Day Camp Vancouver, 604/440-9094 kidcitybc.ca Ages 5–10 Langara Family YMCA 604/324-9622 langarafamilyymca.org Preschool, Adventure, Leadership, and Counsellor in Training Camps. Ages 3–16, 8 am–5 pm North Vancouver Recreation Commission 604/987-PLAY (7529) northvanrec.com

SFU Summer Camps Burnaby, 778/782-4965 sfu.ca/camps Ages 5–19 Spare Time Child Care Society Vancouver, sparetimesociety.org Ages 5–12 Sunset Community Centre Vancouver, 604/718-6505 mysunset.net Ages 6–16 West Point Grey Community Centre Summer Day Camp Vancouver, 604/257-8140 westpointgrey.org/programs/ day-camps Ages 3–13 years

specialty camps Adaptive Multi-Sport Camp Cloverdale, 604/333-3520 bcwheelchairsports.com Ages 11+ Adventure Day Camps Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com/camps Ages 5–16 BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver, 604-379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Ages 4–14 Bricks 4 KidzŽ Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver With kinetic, motorized LEGOŽ models, Bricks 4 KidzŽ Vancouver is offering an exciting and educational lineup of summer camps! From our popular Star Wars and Coding/Robotics Camps to our new Mining & Crafting and Ninjago Camps, kids will have a blast with these STEM activities and challenges.

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Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/ camps Ages 6–12 In a 1920s setting, children play games and sports, enjoy activities, and enjoy daily carousel rides! There are themed weeks for speciďŹ c age groups. Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 5+ Dive into Summer Camp at the Vancouver Aquarium 604/659-3552 vanaqua.org Ages 4–16 Eco-adventures Summer Camp Mt Seymour, N. Vancouver, 604/986-2261 mountseymour.com Ages 5–12 FarmWonders Camp UBC Farm, 604/827-4048 farmwonders.ca Ages 6–14 Fraser Academy Summer Boost Camp Vancouver, 604/736-5575 fraseracademy.ca Ages 8–13 FUNbelievable Summer Camp Surrey, 778/394-1243 funtopiaworld.com/surrey Ages 5–10 La Movida Sewing Camp Kitsilano, West Vancouver lamovida.ca For all skill levels, ages 8+ Langara Summer Camps Vancouver, 604/677-0198 langara.ca/summer-camps For teens 13–17 years

LEGO Robotics Summer Camps with Daedalos Enrichment Programs Vancouver, 604/345-8603 robocamps.ca July 2018 (4 weeks) at UBC University Chapel and other Vancouver locations August 2018 (3 weeks, 7th31st) at UBC University Chapel and other Vancouver locations Register and more info at robocamps.ca Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 lynncanyonecologycentre.ca Ages 5–12 Mindful Changes West Vancouver, 778/999-6457 najakshahin@gmail.com mindful-changes.com Mindfulness is a life skill. How to be Mindful is something that children will learn through my programs. Research shows that Mindfulness can enhance children’s happiness, as well as their performance at school. It increases their self-esteem and decreases anxiety. Richmond Nature Park Camps Richmond, 604-276-4300 richmond.ca/register Ages 4–12 Sea Smart – Beach Camp Vancouver, Richmond 604/358-3001 seasmartschool.com Ages 6–13 Science World at TELUS World of Science 604/443-7443 telusworldofscience.com Sprout the Chef Cooking Camp Vancouver, Burnaby 604/505-0074 sproutingchefs.com Ages 7–13

St. George’s Summer Programs Vancouver, Dunbar area 604/221-3601 summeratstgeorges.ca Ages 4–11 StartUp Skool Vancouver, Burnaby 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16 Stewart Farms Summer Daycamps Surrey, 604/592-6956 Ages 6–12 Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media Program (TMDM) Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver tmdm@thecdm.ca thecdm.ca/program/tmdm TMDM is a 3-week intensive summer camp for students entering grades 9–12 with artistic or technical interests who want to explore educational and career opportunities in the digital media industry. Students will learn rapid prototyping and collaborative techniques and will have a playable digital media product at the end of the camp. Ages: 13–17 Urban Safari Rescue Society Surrey, 604/531-1100 urbansafari.ca Ages 6–12 Westside Church Day Camps North Vancouver and Kistilano 604/263-2314 wchurch.ca Ages 3–12 Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/434-9611 wmasummercamp.com Westside Montessori Academy’s Summer Camps are professionally-led half and full day camps


summer camps for 3–12-year-olds in East Vancouver. Taking advantage of their secure, airconditioned classrooms and adjacent BeaconsďŹ eld Park, they make summer full of learning, exploring and fun! Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs South Surrey/White rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond 1-800/243-0335 yelearninglabs.com Ages 7–15

sports Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 absolutecheer andtumbling.com Ages 5–12 Total Athlete Training – Athletes in Action Langley, 604/514-2079 athletesinaction.com Ages 14–18 Atlantis Programs Vancouver, 604/874-6464 atlantisprograms.com 4 mths+

Learn to Sail Deep Cove Yacht Club, North Vancouver, 604/929-1009 deepcoveyc.com Ages 4–16 RBL Basketball 604/269-0221 or 604/253-5295 RBLBasketball.ca Ages 5–15 The Little Gym Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 3–12 Oval Summer Sport Camps Richmond Olympic Oval 778/296-1400 richmondoval.ca Ages 4–18 Pedalheads Bike Camps 888/886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 2–12 Royal Soccer Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com Ages 5–13 The Royal Soccer Club

is celebrating its 25th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps‌ #1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer over 18 locations across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit www. royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800-4270536. Scuba Camp Diving Locker, Vancouver 800/DIVE-398 divinglocker.ca Ages 10+ Sole Girls Empowerment Camps Vancouver, Maple Ridge, N. Vancouver, Port Moody, 778/952-7653 solegirls.org/camps.html Ages 6–12

Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/4639278 timberlineranch.com Ages 7–8 Twin Rivers Equestrian Centre Cloverdale, 604/5745481 twinriversequestrian.com UBC Sport Camps Vancouver, 604/8226121 ubccamps.ca Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/7377693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 3+

Vancouver Island

Art Play Camp Poppet Studio poppetcreative.com Ages 5–12

art, music, drama & dance

Crafty Summer Camps Crafty and the Woodshed Victoria craftyvictoria.com Ages 5–8

4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria 4cats.com Ages 3–12

Dance Camps – Stages Performing Arts School Saanich, 250/384-3267 stagesdance.com All ages

Yoga Kiddo Buttons Camp YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/7399642 yogabuttons.com Ages 3–7

Sportball Mulitiple Locations 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Ages 16 mths to 12 yrs

KidRock Summer Camps – Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Ages 9–16 Fitba—Soccer Player Development Vancouver, 604/340-1263 ďŹ tba.ca The Hive Climbing North Van: 604/990-4483 Vancouver: 604/683-4483 hiveclimbing.com Ages 6–12 Jump Gymnastics Yaletown and N. Van. 604/568-9690 info@jumpgymnastics.ca jumpgymnastics.ca Jump Gymnastics programming gives your child the strongest foundation for success in all sports and an active life. Classes, camps, birthday parties, date nights and more for kids from 6 months through their 7th year. Jump into the fun!

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summer camps Harbour Dance Studios Nanaimo, 250/754-6262 hbrdance.com Ages 3–12 HipHop Intensive Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 vibestreetdance.com Ages 7–18 Kate Rubin Theatre Summer Camps Victoria, 250/386-7526 Katerubintheatre.com Ages 5–17 The Music Box Summer Camps Victoria themusicbox.musicteachers helper.com Ages 6–12 The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 thepaintbox-victoria.com Ages 3–14 Stages Performing Arts School Victoria, 250/384-3267 stagesdance.com Ages 18m+ Tiny Tot Summer Dance Camp and Summer Intensive Ballet Victoria Victoria, 250-380-6063 balletvictoria.ca Ages 3–6, 12–18+ Victoria Academy of Ballet Half-day Children’s Camps Victoria, 250/590-6752 victoriaacademyofballet.ca Ages 3–11

general activities Big Kids Corner Babies to Big Kids Childcare Esquimalt, 250/590-2722 babiestobigkids.com Ages 5–12 Burnside Fun N Sun Burnside Gorge Community Association 250/388-5251 burnsidegorge.ca Ages 5–11 Camp Oaklands Oaklands Community Centre Victoria, 250/370-9101 oaklandscommunitycentre.com Ages 8–11 Camptastiq Quadra Village Community Ctr. 250/388-7696 quadravillagecc.com Ages 5–12 City Centre Park Langford, 250/391-1738 citycentrepark.ca Ages 5–15

Coastal Bliss Adventures – Summer Kids Camps Cowichan Bay, 250/715-0034 coastalbliss.ca Ages 9–18

Ocean Adventures Deep Bay Marine Field Station Nanaimo, 250/740-6611 2.viu.ca/deepbay Age 6–12

Fun Seekers and Adventure Kids Camp Esquimalt Rec Centre 250/412-8500 esquimalt.ca/parksRecreation/ programsRegistration Ages 6–12

Royal BC Museum Summer Camps Victoria, 250/356-7226 royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/camps Ages 5–14

FUN Camps – Friends Uniting for Nature Victoria, Esquimalt, Westshore 250/891-1067 funsociety.ca Ages 6–16 Kids Klub School Summer Camps Multiple Locations 250/881-1223 kidsklub.ca Ages 5–12 Lux Mundi Summer Program Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 cathedralschool.ca Ages 5–11 Oak and Orca Summer Camp Victoria, 250/383-6609 oakandorca.ca ages 5–12 SMS Summer Camps St. Margaret’s School Victoria, 250/479-7171 stmarg.ca Girls ages 5–13 St Michael’s University School Victoria, 250/370-6120 smus.ca/summer Ages 5–15 Summerscope Day Camp Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre 250/361-0732 victoria.ca/crystalpool crystalpool@victoria.ca Ages 6–9 Sun Fun The Cridge Centre for Family Victoria, 250/995-6407 cridge.org/childcare/sunfun Ages 5–12

specialty camps Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 camppringle.com Ages 6–14 Make Camp & Fashion Camp Victoria, 778/430-6253 themakehouse.ca Ages 8 –17

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Science Venture Camps UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 scienceventure.ca Ages 6–14 Sewing Camp Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 andreasseweasy.com Ages 7+ Shoots with Roots Daycamps Milner Gardens & Woodland Qualicum Beach, 250/752-8573 www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/ shoots-with-roots Ages 6–10 SPCA Kids Camps Victoria, 250/686-1581 spca.bc.ca/kids-teens/whatshappening/summer-camps/ StartUp Skool Victoria, 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16 Summer Camps & Tech Camps Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 cathedralschool.ca ages 8–12

sports Basketball UVic Vikes Recreation Victoria, 250/721-7282 vikesrec.uvic.ca Ages 8–13 The Boulders Climbing Gym Central Saanich 250/544 0310 climbtheboulders.com Ages 5–14 CFSA Summer Learn To Sail Esquimalt, 250/363-1009 @esquimaltsailing (Facebook) cfsaesq.ca (under Sail Training) Ages 4+ Learn to sail at the CF Sailing School - Esquimalt. We have 1 or 2 week courses for all ages in June, July, August. You will enjoy learning with excellent instructors and facilities in our protected harbour. Contact our Program Coordinator at sailinginstructor@cfsaesq.ca. Or on Facebook @esquimaltsailing.

Ezra Soccer Summer Camp Nanaimo, 250/756-5200 enlighteningenterprises.com Ages 3–13 Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 falcongymnastics.com Ages 18 mths–14 yrs Golf & Multi Sport Full Day Camps Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321 victoriagolf.com Ages 12–17

Riding and Farm Camp Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 echoridgestables.ca Ages 4–14 Rink Ratz Camps Oak Bay Figure Skating Club Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 Ages 4–10

Hockey Training Camps – Behind the Bench Victoria, 250/642-7792 behindthebench.com Ages 7–17

Royal Soccer Victoria 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com The Royal Soccer Club is celebrating its 25th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps‌ #1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer over 18 locations across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800/427-0536.

Jetin’ Extreme Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre Victoria, 250/361-0732 victoria.ca/crystalpool Ages 9–12

Sailing Royal Victoria Yacht Club 250/592-6113 rvyc.bc.ca Ages 7–17

Kayaking Camp – Ocean River Sports Victoria, 250/381-4233 oceanriver.com Ages 10–14

Synchronized Swimming Summer Camp – Victoria Synchro jennifervicsynchro@gmail.com victoriasynchro.com Ages 8–12

Highland PaciďŹ c Golf Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ cgolf.com Ages 6–14

Kayak Marine Adventure Camps Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria, 250/370-6852 Ages 11–17 Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Camp Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 crushercombat.com Kids Paddling Victoria, 250/380-0226 chinookclub.ca Motocross Camp Langford, 250/590-8088 westshoremx.com Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 atlantisprograms.com Ages 4–8 Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com Ages 5–15 Play Sport – PaciďŹ c Institute for Sports Excellence Victoria, 250/220-2510 summercamps.piseworld.com Oak Bay Figure Skating Rink Ratz Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 oakbayfsc.ca Ages 4–10

Urban Adventure Summer Camp Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 bgcvic.org Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 victoriagymnastics.com Ages 2+ Vikes Summer Camp Victoria, 250/472-4000 vikescamps.com Ages 5–18 Water Sport Camps Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Victoria, 778/432-3472 fgpaddle.com Ages 6–12


maternity & infant crisis/support services community services

BC Wide adoption services The Adoptive Families Association of BC 604/320-7330 bcadoption.com Sunrise Family Services Society 604/984-2488 or 888/984-2488 sunriseadoption.com Creating the joy of family by adopting.

child care CubbySpot Canada-wide cubbyspot.com International Nannies & Homecare Ltd 604/609-9925 or 800/820-8308 internationalnannies.com Optimum Childcare & Nannies Inc opti-mum.com Paragon Personnel paragon-personnel.com Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre wstcoast.org

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service 604/660-9382, 800/663-1441 24-hour hotline for people seeking help with alcohol and drug abuse. Autism Society of BC 604/434-0880 autismbc.ca BC Epilepsy Society 604/875-6704 bcepilepsy.com

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families 604/875-2084 Toll Free 1-800/665-1822 keltymentalhealth.ca The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital provides mental health and substance use information, resources, help with system navigation, and peer support to children, youth and families and people with eating disorders of all ages across BC. Kids Help Phone 800/668-6868 kidshelpphone.ca

College of Midwives of BC 604/742-2230 cmbc.bc.ca Doula Services Association of BC 604/515-5588 bcdoulas.org Matraea Birth & Baby Made in Duncan, BC 1-844/628/7232 info@matraea.com MATRAEA.com The most comprehensive line of organic maternity teas and natural body products for moms & babies. Created by Midwives and proudly made in British Columbia. Recommended by Midwives, Doctors, Doulas, and Moms.

optometrists

BC FRIENDS Program Ministry of Children and Family Development friendsparentprogram.com

Parents Support Services Society 877/345-9777 parentsupportbc.ca

B.C. Association of Optometrists 888/393-2226 bc.doctorsofoptometry.ca

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities lionsbc.ca

family places

parenting support

Children’s Centre for Ability bc-cfa.org Developmental Disabilities Association develop.bc.ca ICBC Child Restraints— Car Seat Safety 604/661-2800 or 800/663-3051 icbc.com St. John Ambulance 604/321-2651 For information on ďŹ rst aid courses.

BC Association of Family Resource Programs frpbc.ca

health Healthy Kids Program 866/866-0800 Provincial medical insurance subsidy for children under 18 years. La Leche League 604/520-4623 lllc.ca Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 888/288-8682

Canuck Place – A Children’s Hospice 604/731-4847 canuckplace.org Family Support Institute of BC Society New Westminster, 604/540-8374 Toll free: 800/441-5403 familysupportbc.com Parent Support Services Society of BC 604/669-1616 parentsupportbc.ca

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley child care Burnaby/New Westminster Child Care Resource & Referral 604/294-1109 “Eat, Learn and Play the Green way� at Growing Matters Vancouver, 778/387-9339 Ages 3–5, f/t, p/t GrowingMatters.ca Kids Land Childcare Centre North Vancouver, 604/985-KIDS(5437) vancouverkidsland.com Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Licensed Childcare 604/879-8208 mpnh.org N&L Childcare Burnaby, 778/228-8062 nlchildcare.wixsite.com/ nlchildcare Surrey, Delta, & White Rock Child Care Resource & Referral childcareoptions.ca

chiropractor Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor #1110-750 West Broadway Vancouver 604/566-9088 FamilyWellnessChiro.ca Rice Chiropractic — Family Chiropractors Langley, 604/539-0542 ricechiropractic.ca

community Family Services of Greater Vancouver 604/731-4951

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family health Family Services of the North Shore 604/988-5281 familyservices.bc.ca Food Banks 604/876-3601 Learning Disabilities Association of BC— Vancouver Chapter 604/873-8139 Matthew’s House Located in Abbotsford, serving families in BC 604/850-6608 mattshouse.ca Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality care for children who live with complex care needs. We create a safe and loving environment for children, giving parents peace of mind. Matthew’s House is facilitated by Communitas Supportive Care Society. Marpole Oakridge Family Place Vancouver, 604/263-1405 mofp.org Skilled Kids Occupational Therapy 778/322-1242 skilledkids.com Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 604/251-4844 Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled 604/731-1020 vrs.org

dental health BC Orthodontic Group bcorthodonticsgroup.com Clear Advantage Orthodontics Oakridge Centre, Downtown Vancouver, 604/266-8277 clearadvantageortho.com Coquitlam Family Orthodontics 604/229-4460 coquitlamfamilyorthodontics. com Just4Kids Pediatric Dentistry Surrey, 604/575-7785 j4kdentistry.com Kits Family Dental 604/738-1816 kitsfamilydental.com Langley Orthodontics 604/229-4460 langleyorthodontics.com Little Smiles Dental Centre Vancouver, Coquitlam thelittesmiles.com

Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre Burnaby: Pediatric Dentistry 604/430-4980 Orthodontics 604/434-9060 Port Moody: Pediatric Dentistry 604/461-4980 Orthodontics 604/461-9160 Surrey: Pediatric Dentistry 604/585-4980 Orthodontics 604/589-9160 Vancouver: Pediatric Dentistry 604/419-4980 Orthodontics 604/876-9060 monarchdentalcentre.com Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre has been providing quality dental care for infants, children, and adolescents since 1997. We offer a wide range of specialized services including sedation and general anesthesia. Our goal is to Build Healthy Happy Smiles that Last a Lifetime. North Shore Pediatric Dentistry North Van, 604/971-3940 northshorepediatricdentristry. com PaciďŹ c Pediatric Dental Centre North Van, 604/983-2253 paciďŹ cpdc.com

fertility Olive Fertility Centre Vancouver, 604/559-9950 olivefertility.com

foster parenting Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society 604/216-7447 vacfss.com Vancouver/Richmond Foster Family Recruitment & Training 604/775-2169 fosteringconnections.ca We recruit caring individuals who reside in Vancouver or Richmond and have a genuine desire to change the lives of children and youth who cannot live with their own parents. Please phone or visit our website for further information.

health units/ centres Burnaby Health Department 604/918-7605 Cloverdale Health Unit 604/575-5100

PDG Pediatric Dental Group Vancouver Pediatrics: 604/263-2422 Orthodontics: 604/263-2727 Richmond, 604/ 271-4211 Delta, Pediatrics: 604/599-9038 Orthodontics: 604/599-9036 Coquitlam Pediatrics: 604/945-8978 Orthodontics: 604/945-9978 pdgdental.com PDG Pediatric Dental Group is the premier dental group offering oral health care by certiďŹ ed specialists in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to families in the lower mainland. Our doctors are specially trained to allow them to manage children’s fears and apprehensions in a positive manner.

Coquitlam Health Services 604/949-7200

Ridge Meadows Family Orthodontics Maple Ridge, 604/229-4460 ridgemeadowsorthodontics.com

Parkgate Health Centre 604/904-6450

Tot 2 Teen Dental Vancouver, 604/569-3669 tot2teendental.com Vancouver Pediatric Dental Vancouver, 604/229-6262 vancouverpediatricdental.com Viva Orthodontics vivaortho.com New West: 604/522-9871 S. Surrey: 604/385-0850 Surrey: 778/574-8484 Port Coquitlam: 604/552-3899

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Guildford Health Unit 604/587-4750 Maple Ridge Health Services 604/476-7000 New West Health Services 604/777-6740 Newton Health Unit 604/592-2000 North Delta Health Unit 604/507-5400 North Shore Community Health 604/983-6700 North Surrey Health Unit 604/587-7900

Port Coquitlam Health Services 604/777-8700

South Fraser Health Unit 604/587-7610

optometrists

Vancouver Women’s Health Collective Vancouver, 604/736-5262 womenshealthcollective.ca

Della Optique Optometry & Eyewear Vancouver, 604/742-3937 dellaoptique.com

Vancouver Community Health Services 604/872-2511

Hollyburn Eye Clinic West Van: 604/913-0135 North Van: 604/984-2020 hollyburneyeclinic.com

West Community Health Centre 604/904-6200

infant circumcision Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West 604/717-6200 pollockclinics.com

legal counsel Kitsilano Family Law Firm Vancouver, 604/731-5676 kitsfamilylaw.com

maternity & infant Bare Fit and Pregnant Postnatal Fitness Vancouver, 604/312-3814 bareďŹ tandpregnant.com Bloom Community Midwives Vancouver, 604/609-3550 bloomcommunitymidwives.com Westside Midwives Vancouver, 604/224-0686 westsidemidwives.com Yellow Bird Birth Fraser Valley yellowbirdbirth.com

naturopathic physician Evoke Integrative Medicine 604/685-1181 evokemedicine.com Dr. Tomah Phillips ND, Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND

nutrition and dieticians

InSight Developmental Learning Langley, 604/455-4077 insightlearning.ca Lynn Valley Optometry North Van, 604/987-9191 lynnvalleyoptometry.com Dr. Shajani specializes in working with children with visual dysfunctions and learningrelated vision problems. With our Vision Therapists, he has helped children reach their potential for over 12 years. Optomeyes West Van, 604/922-0413 optomeyes.ca Vision Source Vancouver, 604/435-3931 drrandhawa.ca

parenting support Big Brothers of Vancouver 604/876-2447 Big Sisters of BC 604/873-4525 CHADD Vancouver (Children and adults with ADD) Vancouver, 604/222-4043 vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan Fraser Valley Multiple Miracle Association surreytwinclub.com PaciďŹ c Post Partum Support Society Vancouver, 604/255-7999 postpartum.org Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society Toll free 1-877/982-2377 vacfss.com

physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Port Moody Health Services 604/949-7200

BBD Nutrition 604/617-9593 bbdnutrition.com

Ravensong Health Centre 604/709-6400

Eisler for Kids eislerforkids.com

South Community Health OfďŹ ce 604/321-6151

Kristen Yarker Lower Mainland, 604/506-0399 KristenYarker.com

Jumping Bean Kids Physiotherapist 604/624-5685 jumpingbeankids.ca

South Delta/Ladner Health Unit 604/952-3550

Picky Eating Vancouver Greater Vancouver pickyeatingvancouver.com

Kids Physio Group Vancouver, North Van, Surrey kidsphysio.ca


Many children across B.C. need homes! Vancouver/Richmond looking for temporary foster families to care for children, particularly infants, in their home.

Foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. All have a few things in common: ě?? All are residents of B.C. who are 19+ years and are committed to providing a safe and nurturing home environment for a child ě?? They are prepared to maintain a child’s connection to their cultural and religious heritage.

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ě?? They see themselves as active members of the child’s care team and ďŹ nd caring for children intrinsically rewarding. Many kids in care come from hard places; however fostering can make a profound difference in their lives. Could you be the amazing individual or family to support a young person in developing their full potential?

Call (604) 775-2169 to ďŹ nd out more about becoming a foster parent

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family health Play 2 Learn 4 Life – Children’s Therapy Services Vancouver, 778/883-3170 play2learn4life.com WonderKids OT Burnaby, 604/291-0078 wonderkidsot.com

psychologists Becker Burrows and Associates Vancouver, 778/995-6450 beckerburrows.com Cohen, Gill and Associates Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey 604/210-4695 gillcohen.com Dr. Antanina Firer Vancouver, 604/338-5757 dr.antaninaďŹ rer.com North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic North Van, 604-985-3939 psychoed.ca At the NSSAC Psychoeducational Assessment Centre, our team of skilled and experienced psychologists specialize in providing high quality, evidencebased psychoeducational assessments. We are committed to helping children, teens, and adults better understand their strengths and challenges and reach their potential. Vancouver Psychology Centre Vancouver, 604/733-7709 vancouverpsychologycentre.com

neighbourhood houses Cedar Cottage 4065 Victoria Dr. 604/874-4231 Collingwood 5288 Joyce St., 604/435-0323 Gordon 1019 Broughton St. 604/683-2554 Kitsilano 2325 W. 7th Ave. 604/736-3588 Kiwassa 2425 Oxford St., 604/254-5401 Little Mountain 3981 Main St., 604/879-7104 Mount Pleasant 800 E. Broadway 604/879-8208 North Shore 225 E. 2nd St., North Van 604/987-8138 South Vancouver 6470 Victoria Dr. 604/324-6212

research

childcare

dental health

Early Development Research Group UBC, 604/822-9540 edrg.psych.ubc.ca

Babies to Big Kids Victoria, 250/590-2722 babiestobigkids.com

Dr. Norman Bull & Dr. Yale Rao – Pediatric Dentistry Victoria, 250/595-3322

Carnarvon Centre (Daycare) Victoria, 250/370-2137 oakbay.ca

Holly Tree Dental Nanaimo, 250/753-5437 hollytreedental.ca

Child Care Resource & Referral Victoria, 250/382-7000 childcarevictoria.org

Saanich Dental Group Victoria, 250/477-7321 saanichdentalgroup.com

Leap Forward Childcare Langford, 250/818-9225 leapforwardlangford.com

Victoria Pediatric Dental Centre Victoria, 250/383-2133 victoriapediatricdentalcentre.ca

The Gecko Project UBC, 604/827-3426 Gecko.Project@ubc.ca earlylearning.ubc.ca/gecko/

safety On the Go First Aid Lower Mainland OnTheGoFirstAid.com Safe Beginnings First Aid Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky 604/340-3790 safebeginnings.ca Survivormate: 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Province-wide, 855/781-7878 survivormate.com

Lexie’s Little Bears’ Child Care Highlands, 250/590-3603 lexieslittlebears.com

chiropractor Cedar Coast Chiropractic Victoria, 778/430-0555 cedarcoastchiro.com

sleep consultants

Victoria Family Chiropractic Victoria, 250/592-5553 vfchiro.com

sleep dreams North Vancouver, 604/985-2991 sleepdreams.ca

community

ultrasounds Let’s Meet Baby 3D Ultrasound Lower Mainland, 888/991-3489 letsmeetbaby.com My 3D Ultrasound— In Association with Greig Associates Vancouver, 604/267-3387 my3dultrasound.com UC Baby 3D Ultrasound Abbotsord, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Victoria ucbaby.ca

vasectomy Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West, 604/717-6200 pollockclinics.com

Vancouver Island

1Up Single Parents Resource Centre Victoria, 250/385-1114 1-up.ca The Cridge Centre for the Family Victoria, 250/384-8058 cridge.org Social Concern OfďŹ ce Victoria, 250/382-0712 svdpvictoria.com/sco VIHA Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Resources List viha.ca/cyf_mental_health/ resources

counselling Becker Burrows and Associates Nanaimo, 250/668-8885 beckerburrows.com Sunny Myles Counselling Victoria, 778/430-2270 sunnymyles.com Thaiss Psychological Services Victoria, 250/516-6692 thaiss.ca

fertility Victoria Fertility Centre Victoria, 250/704-0024 victoriafertility.com Westcoast Fertility Connections Victioria, 250/589-3270 westcoastfertility.ca

ďŹ tness Village Fit Victoria, 778/977-4402 villageďŹ t.ca

maternity & infant Matraea Centre 170 Craig St. Duncan 1-844/628-7232 info@matraea.com MATRAEA.com An integrative health and wellness hub in historic Duncan. Practitioners include Registered Midwives, Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Acupuncturists, and Doulas. The Centre is also home to a baby boutique and community classroom. Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905 motheringtouch.ca

neighbourhood houses

Fernwood Community Ctr. Victoria, 250/381-1552 fernwoodnrg.ca James Bay Community School Centre Victoria, 250/389-1470 jamesbaycentre.ca Oaklands Community Ctr. & Neighbourhood House Victoria, 250/370-9101 oaklandscommunitycentre.com Quadra Village Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-7696 quadravillagecc.com Saanich Neighbourhood Place Victoria, 250/360-1148 saanichneighbourhoodplace.com Sooke Family Resource Society Victoria, 250/642-5152 sfrs.ca Vic West Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-6120 victoriawest.ca/index.php/ community-centre

nutritionist Kristen Yarker Victoria: 250/532-0609 KristenYarker.com

optometrists Cadboro Bay Optometry Clinic Victoria, 250/604-2229 amandaweinermanoptometry. ca Dr. Joslin, Dr. Morin & Associates, Doctors of Optometry Langford: 250/474-4567 Sooke: 250/642-4311 langfordoptometrists.com sookeoptometrists.com FYidoctors Victoria, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville fyidoctors.com

safety

Beacon Community Services Sidney, 250/658-6407 beaconcs.ca

RanRac Emergency Pacs Nanaimo, 250/585-4608 ranrac.com

sleep consultants

adoption services

crisis/support services

Burnside Gorge Community Association Victoria, 250/388-5251 burnsidegorge.ca

Choices Adoption Victoria and area, 250/479-9811 choicesadoption.ca

Women in Need Community Cooperative Victoria, 250/480-4006 womeninneed.ca

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society Victoria, 250/385-2635 enh.bc.ca

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FairďŹ eld Gonzales Community Centre Victoria, 250/382-4604 fairďŹ eldcommunity.ca

Rested Development – Maternity and Child Sleep Consulting 250/937-0996 resteddevelopment.com


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