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Family Resource Guide 2020/ 2021


Years of Service to BC Families

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4 Events and Festivals

5 Parenting Principles

6 Family Fun

9 Birthday Parties

11 Home 13 Dig This: 10 Big Benefits of Gardening with Kids 16 Education 19 Classes and Programs 23 Spring Break Camps 2020

24 Summer Camps

Look for our GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE winners of the 2020 Family Favourites competition included in each category.

27 Family Health

Resource Guide 2020 Volume 29, Number 1 Cover Photography by bopomo pictures www.bopomo.ca

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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, informa­ tion about babies to age 2

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


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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 confidential, 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.), find resources, and be heard by sharing experiences on the blog.

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Events & Festivals GOLD: Healthy Family Expo

Vancouver Convention Centre March 29, 2020 healthyfamilyexpo.com Healthy Family Expo introduce Metro Vancouver families to small steps & simple solutions for healthy, active, eco-friendly living.

SILVER: Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Vancouver, 604/708-5655 childrensfestival.ca May 25–May 31, 2020 Head down to Granville Island for the Vancouver International Children’s May 25–May 31, 2020! Enjoy spectacular performances from around the globe for kids and families of all ages. Acrobatics, puppetry, theatre, music and lots of arts activities. Get your tickets today at childrensfestival.ca.


Vancouver, 604/253-2311 pne.ca August 22 to September 7, 2020

BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run Vancouver Join us for the Annual Fairmont Mother’s Day Run & Walk. Enjoy the day with your family in Beautiful Stanley Park and get pampered with gifts. For more information, visit runmomrun.ca May 10, 2020 RBC Race for the Kids Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver May 31, 2020 bcchf.ca/race/for-kids At RBC Race for the Kids, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in a scenic 5K route or a 2K fun run, followed by a carnival celebration with healthy snacks and activities for the whole family. We’re calling on everyone to join the fun - whether on your own or on a team with your family, colleagues or classmates. Together, we can reach this year’s goal of $1 million to help kids across the province.

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival Vancouver dragonboatbc.ca June 19–21, 2020

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Vancouver, 604/739-0559 bardonthebeach.org June 10–Sept 26, 2020

TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, 604/872-5200 coastaljazz.ca June 19–July 1, 2020

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, 604/602-9798 thefestival.bc.ca July 17–19, 2020

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, including invitations, lunch, and access to more than 30 rides and attractions, including BUG WHIRLED. BOOK YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY TODAY! CONTACT PNE GROUP SALES 604.252.3663 • pne.ca/groups

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May to September

Parenting Principles By Dr. Vanessa Lapointe


ver the years, I have developed a list of twelve parenting principles that will help you parent right from the start. Approaching your parenting role intentionally with key principles in mind allows you to stay the course, and when you struggle, helps you to find your way back with perhaps a little more ease.

1. No challenge, no growth

Embrace the mess of life because that is where growth blossoms. Here is where your child’s ability to adapt is fostered and resilience is championed. When your children do not experience the challenges of life they cannot grow. Help them navigate challenges with swagger and compassion. 2. Neurons that fire together, wire together

What you do on the outside grows your child on the inside. A young child’s brain is designed to soak up environment. You can nurture neural wiring through your caregiving relationship with your children, especially when it comes to helping them develop selfregulation. That’s neuroplasticity at work! 3. Grow you, grow them

No one triggers us like our children can. When we explore the origins of these triggers, we discover that often it is the un-grown parts of ourselves from our childhood that are at issue rather than our children’s behaviour. Grow you so you can grow them. 4. Swagger is all

Step into your swagger as the big person on whom your child depends. This is less about “doing” and more about “being.” The energy that flows between you and your child must be full of unquestioning competence so you can fulfill your natural role as your child’s true north. 5. Relationship is the bottom line

Everything about how humans tick comes

down to relationship, which makes it the most crucial need of a developing child. Embrace the relationship with your child. Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing that does not champion relationship as the bottom line.

the energy for growth. For your child, the true gift of this deep dependence is eventual emergence into the best, independent version of themselves.

6. You are enough

Nobody is the expert on a child in the way that the parent is. Your gut, your intuition, your sense of your child’s being are unlike anything anybody else can lay claim to. Your child needs you to own this deep knowledge and know, without question, that you are enough.

Set the behaviour bar where your child can reach it. Too high and a child experiences constant failure. Too low and they never experience the joy of conquering life. Both errors force a child to reject your lead. Educate yourself about child development, temperament, and attachment so you can set the bar in the perfect place.

7. Seek joy

11. Choose stories that feed love

Nurture joy by infusing your parenting journey with gratitude, humour, fun, and playfulness. This is the stuff that makes a child’s—and an adult’s—world go round. When you are truly present, you will find that being a compassionate witness to your child’s growth is an incredibly joyful experience.

Everything you perceive, including what it is to be a parent and how your child behaves, is a story. Consider deeply what perspective brings you peace, compassion, joy, and gratitude. Actively choose the stories that feed love rather than fear, and view your child through that lens.

8. Find your village

12. Slow down

You were never meant to parent alone. We are meant to thrive in villages. Our ancestors lived a rich communal existence and raised their children amid its hustle and bustle and support; today, parents do the same work in relative isolation. It falls upon us to create a community in which to raise our young. Find yours.

Never rush childhood! Honour the inherent timeline of growth embedded inside your unique child. Development should never be hurried for the sake of convenience or competition. Rushed development may create a desired outcome initially but this result often has no staying power and creates havoc downstream.

9. Foster dependence

Dependence is the natural state of the child. Encourage your child to lean into the caring provision of their capable, empathetic big people. Through leaning in, a child summons

10. Know where to set the bar

This is an excerpt from Parenting Right from the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, one of Canada’s leading voices on childhood development and a beloved parenting expert. In this book, her follow-up to the bestseller Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Lapointe advises new parents how to put their child on a path to optimal development during the crucial early years.

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Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 captainkids.ca Ages 1–12 Castle Royale Park Royal, 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca Chuck E. Cheese Langley, 604/534-9966 chuckecheese.com Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Circuit Circus Vancouver kidsmarket.ca Crash Crawly’s Coquitlam crash-crawlys.com

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

kid’s night out GOLD: The World of Kidropolis

Richmond, 604/285-7529 (PLAY) kidtropolis.ca Ages 6–12

SILVER: TumbleTown Movement Education Centre

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Ages 4–9 Take a night off and drop your kids at TumbleTown’s Tumbles n’ Flicks for 3.5 hours of fun! At Tumbles n’ Flicks, kids will play fun themed games, practice their gymnastics, have a pizza dinner and watch a ‘flick’!

BRONZE: Delta Gymnastics

Delta, 888/951-4713 deltagymnastics.com Ages 6–12 Club Aviva Coquitlam, 604/526-4464 clubaviva.ca Ages 3–15

Jump Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/559-6492 North Van, 604/971-0513 jumpgymnastics.ca Ages 4–8

YMCA Vancouver, Surrey gv.ymca.ca/ Ages 3–12

My Gym Langley Langley, 604/628-6567 mygym.com

indoor playzones

Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 5–10

Uphoria Yoga

Vancouver, 604/326-2995 uphoriayoga.com Ages 5–10 Want to have a night to yourself minus the kids? Having trouble getting a sitter? Well this will be fun and healthy activity for your little ones while you have your evening to yourself. Wayland Sports Ltd Richmond, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, 604/275-1888 waylandsports.com Ages 5+

We Play Kids Gym

Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com Ages 4–9 Once a month on Friday nights from 5:30–8:00 pm, join us for a Kid’s night out drop off program. This is a fun evening where your kids will have a blast in our multi-sensory gym space with structured glow-in-the-dark games, sensory based fine motor activities and sensory exploration.

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GOLD: The World of Kidropolis

Richmond, 604/285-7529 (PLAY) kidtropolis.ca

SILVER: Connect the Dots Vancouver, 604/872-8898 connectthe.ca Ages 1–8

BRONZE: Funky Monkey Fun Park Surrey, 604/498-4644 funkymonkeyfunpark.com 365 fundays theme park Richmond, 604/370-0093 365fundays.ca Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Kids Market, Vancouver 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca Apex AdvernturePlex Richmond, 604/394-2013 apexadventureplex.com

Extreme Air Park Richmond, New West­minister, Langley extremeairpark.com Fun4Kidz Richmond fun4kidz.ca Funplex Surrey, 778/565-PLAY (7529) funplex.ca Go Bananas Langley, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, Chilliwack 12 months–12 yrs The Hive Climbing North Van 604/990-4483 Vancouver, 604/683-4483 hiveclimbing.com Jungle Jacs Port Coquitlam, 604/941-2518 junglejacs.com Ooie World Surrey, Abbotsford, 604/588-2427 ooieworld.com Ages 0–12 Planet Lazer Richmond, Langley, New West planetlazer.net Play Abby Surrey, Abbotsford, 604/853-7529 playabby.com Richmond Olymic Oval Richmond, 778/296-1400 richmondoval.ca

Bambini’s Playroom Vancouver, 604/428-5472 bambinisplayroom.com Ages 0–5

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

Capital City Classic Arcade New West, 604/553-8555 capcityarcade.com

Squishy’s Funzone Squamish, 604/848-0744 squishysfamilyfunzone.com

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Family drop-in is a time for children and parents to play together and choose your own favourite activities! Visit the website for times. VR Funtastic World Kids Market, Vancouver vrfuntasticworld.com

We Play Kids Gym

Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com Ages 0–11 We Play is a sensory-friendly indoor gym and play space for children of ALL abilities. We are a safe and inclusive environment for children to play, learn, socialize, and have fun! We believe children with and without special needs can grow and learn together.

playcafes GOLD: Treehaus Teahaus North Vancouver 604/281-1911 treehausteahaus.com Ages 0–5

SILVER: Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5

BRONZE: Kids Play Cafe & Cafe Artistico

Surrey, 604/593-5437 kidsplaycafe.ca Ages 0–7 A coffee shop with an indoor kid’s play facility—where parents or guardians can watch kids playing while they have a relaxing moment enjoying various food & beverage options. 6pack Indoor Beach & Court Side Cafe Richmond, 604/321-6800 6packbeach.com Little Marines Playground Learning Centre Coquitlam, 604/492-0988 littlemarines.com

outdoors GOLD: Playland at the PNE Vancouver, 604/253-2311 pne.ca Located on the historic PNE grounds, Playland features over 35 exhilarating rides and

Family Fun attractions! 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.

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

Kids Market Vancouver, 604/689-8447 kidsmarket.ca

Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard/Railway Vancouver, 604/257-8530 or 604/257-8531

Museum of Anthorpology Vancouver, UBC moa.ubc.ca/

SILVER: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

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

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.

BRONZE: Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment

Terra Nova Rural Public Park 2340 River Road, Richmond Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 bctrains.com Burnaby Central Railway Burnaby, 604/291-0922 bcsme.org Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411 castlefunpark.com Fort Langley National Historic Site pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley 19th-century fur trading post offering exhibits & activities. George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Ladner, 604/946-6980 reifelbirdsanctuary.com Granville Island Vancouver, 604/666-5784 granvilleisland.com Greater Vancouver Zoo Aldergrove, 604/856-6825 gvzoo.com Grouse Mountain North Van, 604/986-6262 grousemountain.com Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Steveston, 604/664-9009 pc.gc.ca/gulfofgeorgiacannery Historic Stewart Farm Surrey, 604/592-6956 heritage.surrey.ca Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 honeybeecentre.com Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology

VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/878-9274 604/718-5898 vandusengarden.org Vancouver Canadians Baseball Vancouver, 604/872-5232 canadiansbaseball.com Wildplay Elements Park Maple Ridge, 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5+

museums & points of interest GOLD: Science World at TELUS World of Science Vancouver, 604/443-7443 scienceworld.ca

SILVER: Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver, 604/659-FISH visitvanaqua.org

BRONZE: 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.

Museum of Surrey Surrey, 604/592-6956 surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2372.aspx

Higher Function 204/295-6435 higher-function.com

Big Splash Waterslide Park Tsawwassen, 778/434-4840 bigsplashwaterpark.ca

In the Company of Fairies 778/846-9622 companyoffairies.com

Granville Island Waterpark Vancouver, 604/257-8195

Lost Princess Entertainment 236/988-1255 lostprincessent.com

Steveston Tram Richmond, 604/238-8081 richmond.ca/culture/sites/ tram/abouttram.htm

GOLD: Out of the Rain Character Events

UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver, 604/822-5087 moa.ubc.ca Urban Safari Rescue Society Surrey, 604/531-1100 urbansafari.ca 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.

Watermania Richmond, 604/448-5353 richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/ watermania

local performers 778/628-9055 outoftherainevents.com

SILVER: Fairy Skye

Langley, 604/209-5435 fairyskye.com

BRONZE: Will’s Jams willsjams.com

Twistin’ Sam 778/847-8397 vancouverballoonart.com

family restaurants GOLD: Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Vancouver, Surrey rockymountainflatbread.ca

SILVER: White Spot whitespot.ca

BRONZE: Old Spaghetti Factory oldspaghettifactory.ca

family bloggers

A-Star Parlour astarartparlour.com Bobs & Lolo bobsandlolo.com

GOLD: VancouverMom.ca

Charlotte Diamond charlottediamond.com Enchanted Events 778/989-0876 enchanted-events.ca Enchanted Princess Kingdom 866/873-6264 enchantedprincess kingdom.com

SILVER: KidsVancouver. com BRONZE: ModernMama. com/Vancouver

amusement & water parks

Bill Reid Gallery Vancouver, 604/682-3455 billreidgallery.ca

SILVER: Playland at the PNE

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

Aldergrove, 604/857-4299 tol.ca

Newton Wave Pool Surrey, 604/501-5540

GOLD: Destination Cultus Water and Theme Parks

Canadian Museum of Flight Langley, 604/532-0035 canadianflight.org

Gina Lina ginalinamusic.com

Royal BC Museum Victoria, 888/447-7977 royalbcmuseum.bc.ca See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Let history come to life at the museum TripAdvisor users have five times voted number one in the Top 10 Museums in Canada.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Vancouver, UBC 604/827-4955 beatymuseum.ubc.ca

Britannia Mine Museum Squamish britanniaminemuseum.ca

BRONZE: Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark


Vancouver, 604/253-2311 pne.ca Located on the historic PNE grounds, Playland features over 35 exhilarating rides and attractions! 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.

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p We Play Kids Gym Safe and inclusive Sensory Friendly indoor play Drop-in admission includes: • ball pool • rock wall • • • • • •

PRO-D SESSIONS Looking for something for the kids to do during the next Pro-D? Enroll them in our 3hr Pro-D Day Sessions!

We Play Kids Therapy Pediatric Physiotherapy Pediatric Occupational Therapy Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy 1:1 sessions utilize the gym space and equipment for gross motor development, craft room for fine motor skills and private learning rooms.

slides swings imaginative play craft room sensory bins and more


We also host Parties & Private Bookings!

A Coffee shop with Indoor Kids Play facility — where parents or guardians can watch kids playing while having a relaxing ­moment. Various food and beverage options available.

THERAPIST-LED GROUPS are also offered to target specific developmental areas in a group setting. Current programs include Sensory Social Groups and a Fine Motor Skills Group Fees bebe submitted for for coverage Fees for for the theprogram programcan can submitted cover-from extended and/or funding sources if applicable. age frombenefits extended benefits and/or funding sources in applicable. Therapist is covered Therapist is covered on the RASP list. on the RASP list.

For more information on sensory play, hours, rates and all classes and programs, visit




@weplaykids 604-385-2883 • 1 – 3238 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC

1 – 3238 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC





Where History Comes to Life

Spring Break March 16-27

Summer Season May 2-September 7

Outdoor Attractions


Thanks to our partners

Free Gate Admission | burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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Birthday Parties party people GOLD: Out of the Rain Character Events

778/628-9055 outoftherainevents.com

SILVER: Fairy Skye Langley, 604/209-5435 fairyskye.com

BRONZE: Higher Function 204/295-6435 higher-function.com

Bippity Boppity Birthdays Vancouver, 778/878-7794 vancouverprincessparties.com

Bricks 4 Kidz®

Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 Kidz® provides STEM programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGO® bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, After School Enrichment Classes, and Camps. Enchanted Events 778/98-0876 enchanted-events.ca Enchanted Princess Kingdom 866/873-6264 enchantedprincesskingdom. com Gossamer Designs Face Painting 604/767-4790 gossamerdesigns.ca In the Company of Fairies 778/846-9622 companyoffairies.com Living Magic Entertainment livingmagicentertainment.com Lost Princess Entertainment 236/98-1255 lostprincessent.com Mad Science Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 604/591-915 madscience.org/vancouver

Peter Rooke’s Fun Magic Shows Vancouver, 604/984-6822 peterrookemagic.ca Ray Wong Magic 604/720-809 raywongmagic.com Mermaid Danielle Lower Mainland, 778/939-7552 mermaiddanielle.com Ages 3–8 Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters (Canada’s favourite Family Ventriloquist) Lower Mainland, 604/364-7294 baconandfriends.com Rusty the Clown – Balloon twister extraordinaire 604/442-7713 clownsinaction.ca Sportball Lower Mainland, 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Starchild & Company Lower Mainland, 604/541-098 starchild.ca West Coast Exotics BC 778/7 8 2-97 9 westcoastexoticsbc.com

party places GOLD:Fairy Skye Castle Langley, 604/20-9 5435 fairyskye.com

SILVER:The World of Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 kidtropolis.ca

BRONZE: TumbleTown Movement Education Centre

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca TumbleTown’s custom-built facility allows for instructed play, full of action and excitement, and the party room is perfect for eating cake and opening presents. Birthday parties at Tumbletown are guaranteed to be full of laughter, games, and music your child will never forget! 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-680 6packbeach.com Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/94 8 -417 0 absolutecheerandtumbling.com All Ages Adventure oZ ne and Toddler oZ ne Kids Market, Vancouver, 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca Burnaby Central Railway Burnaby, 604/291-0922 bcsme.org Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 bctrains.com

Birthday Parties at Playland

Vancouver, 604/252-3663 pne.ca/groups 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 (including adults and children) invitations, lunch, access to over 30 rides, 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 192 Parker Carousel. Visit our website for details. Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 captainkids.ca Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-041 castlefunpark.com Castle Royale Park Royal, West Van 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca

Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5 Climb Base 5 Vancouver, North Vancouver climbbase5.com Ages 6+ Clip ‘n climb Richmond clipnclimbvancouver.ca Ages 4+ Delta Gymnastics Delta, 888/951-4713 deltagymnastics.com Ages 6–12 Extreme Air Park Richmond, New Westminister, Langley extremeairpark.com Fairy Skye Castle Langley, 604/209-5435 fairyskye.com Fort Langley National Historic Site Fort Langley pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/ langley/activ/activ14 Fun4Kids Playcentre Richmond, 604/279-5439 fun4kidz.ca

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Birthday Parties 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 Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology Ooie World Surrey, Abbotsford, 604/588-2427 ooieworld.com Ages 0–12 Princess Spa The Hairloft 604/684-6177 Vancouver Kids Market princessspa.ca aged 3–12 Rocky Mountain Flatbread Vancouver, Surrey Ages 5+ rockymountainflatbread.ca

SkyZone Surrey, 778/395-5867 skyzone.com

party supplies

Sprout Concept (Baby Casa) Vancouver sproutconcept.ca


Sun Hang Do – The Complete Martial Art Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford sunhangdo.com Treehaus Teahaus North Vancouver, 604/281-1911 treehausteahaus.com Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8310 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

We Play Kids Gym

Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com We play was built for celebrations! Our play gym and arts and crafts room will keep the kids entertained with enough diverse activity to happily suit each child’s ability and interest! There’s no waiting around at We Play, the party will constantly be in motion.

GOLD: Party City SILVER: Dollarama dollarama.com

BRONZE: Dollar Tree dollartreecanada.com Bag O’Swag Online bagoswag.com Granville Island Toy Co. Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca It’s My Party Shop Port Moody, 604/931-6040 itsmypartyshop.ca My Uptown Party Store New Westminster, 778/949-7031 my-uptown-party.business.site Par-T-Perfect Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley par-t-perfect.com

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Develop critical thinking skills and build math skills at an early age.

mpmmath.ca | info@mpmmath.ca

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Home baby & children’s items GOLD: TJ’s The Kiddies Store

Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna tjkids.com

SILVER: Active Baby

North Vancouver, Langley activebaby.ca

BRONZE: Hip Baby

Vancouver, 604/736-8020 hipbaby.com Baby’s World by Snuggle Bugz Coquitlam, 604/515-0888 snugglebugz.ca Little Earth Vancouver, 778/737-7004 littleearthvancouver.com Looby Doo White Rock, 604/385-3558 facebook.com/Loobydoo63

Not for Long South Surrey, 778/294-0401 notforlong.ca Oyaco Products Inc. Canada oyaco.com Westcoast Kids Vancouver, Richmond westcoastkids.ca

children’s clothing GOLD: Once Upon A Child

Coquitlam, Surrey, Abbottsford onceuponachild.com

SILVER: Buttercups Children’s Boutique Delta, 604/946-3997 buttercups.ca

BRONZE: Peekaboo Beans Flagship Store Tsawwassen, 604/963-0013 peekaboobeans.com

Lusso Baby North Van: 778/340-0648 lussobaby.ca

Beansprouts Vancouver, 604/871-9782 beansprouts.ca

Monkey Business Kids Boutique Maple Ridge, 604/476-9345 mbkidsboutique.com

Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique Vancouver, 604/266-8808 isolabellakids.com

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

children’s hair care

MacGillycuddy’s Children’s Consignment Store Vancouver, 604/263 -5313 vankids.ca

Vancouver, 604/568-5646 melonhead.ca

GOLD: Melonhead Children’s Hair Care

Vancouver, Ladner blackbondbooks.com

BRONZE: Dilly Dally Toy Store

Vancouver, 604/252-9727 dillydallykids.ca

SILVER: Sparky’s Kutz for Kidz

Granville Island Stamps Plus/Canada Post Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-9869

BRONZE: Great Clips

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

GOLD: Once Upon A Child

Hairloft/Princess Spa Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-6177 princessspa.ca

SILVER: The Shoe Box

Village Books & Coffee House Richmond, 604/272-6601 facebook.com/ villagebookscoffee

Vancouver Kids Market 604/733-0190 kidsmarket.ca

Joy Hair Studio Lonsdale Quay, North Van 604/990-0123 joyhairstudio.com

BRONZE: Monkey Business Kids Boutique

Kid’s Kut Land Port Moody, 604/937-7455

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

children’s shoes Coquitlam, Surrey, Abbottsford onceuponachild.com

Maple Ridge, 604/476-9345 mbkidsboutique.com Chic Angels Vancouver: 604/742-2778 West Van: 778/279-2970 Langley: 604/530-9150 chicangels.ca The Kerrisdale Bootery Vancouver, 604/261-6371 kerrisdalebootery.com

Coquitlam: 604/945-1973 North Van: 604/990-4900 Richmond: 604/270-7333 Langley: 778/277-2288 sparkyshairsalons.com greatclips.com

crafts & books GOLD: Kidsbooks

Vancouver, North Van, Online kidsbooks.ca

SILVER: Black Bond Books

Delta, Surrey, Maple Ridge,

dancewear/ costumes Dance Co. 604/736-3394 danceco.com Duck Feet North Van duckfeetdancesupplies.ca Just Imagine… Fun Clothing Kitsilano: 604/222-3523 Vancouver Kids Market: 604/558-0119 dressups.com

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SILVER: Community Photography byPaige Fraser


BRONZE: Whimsy and Wonder Photography

whimsyandwonderphotography. com Bopomo Pictures Vancouver, 604/678-1411 bopomo.ca Bopomo Pictures promises fun, fresh, and modern studio photography with tons of seasonal props. JLS Photography Surrey,778/242-8617 jlsphotography.ca Kim Forrester Photography 778/229-9353 kimforresterphotography.com

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toys & gifts GOLD: Toy Traders

Langley, 604/532-9516 toytraders.ca

SILVER: Granville Island Toy Company Vancouver, 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca

BRONZE: Kaboodles Toy Store Vancouver, 604/558-1117 kaboodles.ca BC Playthings North Vancouver, 604/986-4111 bcplaythings.com

Camelot Kids Vancouver Kids Market 604/688-9766 camelotkids.com Clownin’ Around Magic Shop Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-0244 clowninaroundmagic.com

Splash Toy Shop Richmond, 604/241-0234 splashtoyshop.ca Toy Central Ltd. Langley, 604/857-3230 toycentral.ca The Village Toy Shop Port Moody, 604/949-0444 villagetoyshop.ca

Dilly Dally Toy Store Vancouver, 604/252-9727 dillydallykids.ca Kites and Puppets Vancouver Kids Market 604/685-9877 kitesandpuppets.ca Knotty Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7854 knottytoys.com Mastermind Toys Canada Coquitlam, Langley, Tsawwassen mastermindtoys.com No Pirates Allowed Toy Store Vancouver, 604/637-7951 nopiratesallowed.com


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10 Big Benefits of Gardening with Kids By Janeen Lewis


ost parents want their children to get outside away from phones, TV and video games, and gardening is a great way to achieve this goal. However, recent research shows that there are several other reasons to start a garden with kids. The benefits range from making kids smarter to making them healthier. Here are 10 great reasons to get kids gardening: 1. Students who garden score higher on science tests.

Gardening is full of science. Children learn about plant classification, weather, soil, and plant pests and disease. They are introduced to botany in a natural, hands-on way, and recent research shows that students who had gardening experiences as part of their school curriculum did better on standardized science tests than students who were not exposed to gardening in school. 2. If they grow it, they will eat it.

As a teacher, I’ve taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and have served as a Junior Master Garden club leader. In these roles I witnessed the “if they grow it, they will eat it” phenomenon. Students love to dig up what they have grown, and then curiosity gets the better of them – they want to taste it. Master Gardener Beth Tovi volunteered to mentor students in the garden for eight years at the elementary school where she served as a media specialist. She sees the nutritional and health benefits children gain from gardening. “With the growing concerns about obesity, diabetes, and even high blood pressure in children, gardening gets them physically active and outdoors. And children will eat anything they grow – even if it’s green.”

3. Digging in the dirt can make kids healthier.

Several studies show that children who were raised on farms don’t have as many respiratory allergies, asthma, or autoimmune disorders as children who were raised in urban areas because children who live on farms are exposed to more microbes and fungi in the dirt. Letting children get outside and get in the dirt may actually make them healthier than keeping them tidy, clean and inside. 4. Gardening strengthens emotional and interpersonal skills.

Children who garden learn responsibility, patience, perseverance and how to deal with disappointment if the garden doesn’t grow the way they expected. How do they collaborate with other siblings, friends, or school mates to get the garden work done? These are character-building skills that research shows children reap in the garden. I witnessed this one year at a school garden when we had a drought. Watering the plants and trying to keep them healthy was an arduous task, and the students and I learned about perseverance and team work. 5. Gardening connects children with nature.

When children garden, they gain ownership in what they are cultivating. I have seen my own children grow “attached” to the plants in the containers on our patio garden. As children become more knowledgeable about all the living things in the garden, they are

less likely to be afraid of touching the plants, getting soil on their hands or being near bugs. They are no longer afraid of the unknown when they become familiar with what is in the garden. 6. Gardening helps relieve stress for the whole family.

A garden can be therapeutic. Not that your fourth grader is battling traffic, raising children and feeling the demands of a pressureridden job, but even kids can feel stress, and the garden is good for eliminating it. In fact, a study in the Netherlands showed that after 30 minutes of gardening, subjects who had shown stress before they gardened had a “fully restored” positive mood. And if the adults in the family are feeling stressed, and they garden with their children, it can help the whole family feel more harmonious. 7. Gardening teaches kids to problem-solve.

“When they garden, children learn problemsolving skills,” Tovi says. “They say ‘This trellis doesn’t work very well. How can we make one that will better support this kind of plant?’” In a garden, children ask questions like “What is eating this plant?” or “Is this tree dying?” Once children become absorbed in solving the problems in a garden, they want to research to find the best answers. “They become sleuths, starting in the garden and heading into the computers,” Tovi says. bcparent.ca • resource guide 2020 13

8. Gardening is a good work out.

Gardening is good physical labor involving muscles that don’t always get a workout. Even the most seasoned gym-goer may admit to being sore the day after working in a garden. Gardening involves stretching, bending, digging, lifting, pulling and raking. Gross and fine motor skills are used, and even the youngest gardener with simple tasks gets physical activity. 9. Gardening helps children become environmental stewards.

When children start reaping the food and flowers that come from a garden, they realize a garden’s impact on them and their impact

on the garden. Once they have this tangible experience, it is much easier to teach them to care for the environment. 10. Gardening can lead to a longer life.

Studies show that adults who garden in their later years live longer. Instead of living a sedentary life, gardeners get off the couch and are active in nature. Teaching children good habits when they are young will make them more likely to follow them through life. Sow the seeds of a garden with your child today, and see them reap the benefits for a lifetime. Janeen Lewis is a freelance journalist and mother of two. She loves to teach gardening to children.

No Yard? No Problem! When your backyard is a concrete patio or an apartment balcony, it’s hard to imagine growing a bountiful garden. But it can be done in containers. Choose some eco-friendly containers with drainage holes in the bottom, fill them with a potting mix and then choose seeds or seedlings to plant. Another option is to grow an herb garden inside on a sunny window ledge. A great resource for starting a container garden is The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers by Edward C. Smith. This book teaches even beginning gardeners how to grow organic food in small spaces. The book covers container and tool selection, caring for plants and controlling pests without chemicals. With a little research and tender care, you can grow flowers and vegetables that flourish.

Creative Theme Gardens to Grow with Kids These interesting themes are a great way inspire children to garden. • Pizza Garden: Grow all the herbs to add to a pizza. For an extra touch, make the garden round like a pizza. • Fairy Garden: Includes both plants and miniature structures and is a great place for your child’s imagination to grow. • Pollinator Garden: Build a garden that attracts butterflies, bees, birds, bats and other insects and animals that will help pollinate plants. Try planting milkweed, zinnias and snapdragons. • Herb Garden: Herb gardens are a great way to foray into the world of gardening. They can be grown inside or outside and include plants such as basil, oregano, sage, thyme, parsley and many more. • Art Garden: Students can grow flowers and plants that can be used to make art, or grow a garden of plants to sketch. • Maze Garden: Create a maze with hedges, grasses or corn. In the middle of the maze, put something interesting like a sculpture, fountain, or another special garden bed. • Peter Rabbit Garden: Grow the vegetables found in Mr. McGregor’s garden. The great thing about this garden is that you can grow some of the vegetables – carrots, lettuce, radishes and cabbage – in cool weather, so you could continue to garden into fall. • Salsa Garden: Grow tomatoes, peppers, and onions to make a delicious salsa. • Wildflower Garden: Visit a nature preserve to discover the native wildflower plants in your area, then grow your own. • Three Sister’s Garden: Teach children about plants that grow well together, like corn, beans, and squash by cultivating the three in one mound.

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SUMMER starts here

When our school year ends, Westside Montessori Academy opens its doors for a summer of exploration, adventure and fun!





3075 Slocan St. Vancouver at the Italian Cultural Centre on Grandview

July 6-31

Love of Learning starts here

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North Star Montessori

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 confidence and inspire an intrinsic motivation to ‘learn’ and ‘do’ that students carry with them throughout their lives. Pacific Rim Montessori Academy Vancouver, Richmond, 604/726-8428 pacificrimmontessori.com Co-ed, grades K–7

Education independent schools GOLD: 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.

SILVER: Eaton Arrowsmith

Vancouver, White Rock, eatonarrowsmith.com Our schools operate on the principle of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to strengthen over time with targeted training. This sets us apart from other schools for students with learning difficulties. We don’t teach children, teens and adults to work around their weaknesses. Instead, we help them address them.

BRONZE: Crofton House Vancouver, 604/263-3255 croftonhouse.ca Girls, grades 1–12

Alexander Academy Vancouver, 604/687-8832 alexanderacademy.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12 Bodwell High School and Bodwell Academy North Van, 604/924-5056 bodwell.edu/highschool Co-ed, grades 8–12 Brockton School North Van, 604/929-9201 brocktonschool.com Co-ed, grades K–11 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 Cousteau, l’Ecole Française Internationale de Vancouver North Vancouver, 604/924-2457 cousteauschool.org Fraser Academy Vancouver, 604 736 5575 fraseracademy.ca Co-ed, grades 1–12

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Pacific Spirit School Vancouver, 604/222-1900 pacificspiritschool.org Co-ed, grades K–8

Fraser Valley Elementary School Langley, 604/533-5469 fves.bc.ca Co-ed, grades K–3 Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School North Van, 604/985-5224 kgms.ca Co-ed, grades 1–12

Pattison High School Vancouver, 604/608-8788 pattisonhighschool.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12 Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Co-ed, grades JK–7

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 Vancouver College Vancouver, 604/261-4285 vc.bc.ca Boys, grades K–12 Vancouver Montessori School Vancouver, 604/261-0315 vancouvermontessorischool. com Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver Hebrew Academy Vancouver, 604/266-1245 vhebrewacademy.com Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver Talmud Torah Vancouver, 604/736-7307 talmudtorah.com Co-ed, grades PS–7 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

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

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

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


Madrona School Society Vancouver, 604/499-7303 madronaschool.com Co-ed, grades 4–7

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

Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori. com

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

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

SelfDesign Learning Community Vancouver, 877/353-3374 selfdesign.org Co-ed, grades K–12

Vancouver, 604/434-9611 westsidemontessoriacademy.ca Preschool to Grade 7 Westside Montessori Academy for preschool-aged to Grade 7 at the Italian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver. A small school with a big heart, WMA offers Montessori education, lower student-to-staff ratios and thoughtfully designed learning environments. Love of learning starts here.

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

Southpointe Academy Tsawwassen, 604/948-8826 southpointe.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12

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

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

Le Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (SD No. 93, publicly funded French-language program) Across BC csf.bc.ca

GOLD: Westside Montessori Academy

SILVER: Burnaby French Language Playschool Burnaby, 604/432-1323 bflp.org

BRONZE: Kiddies Korner Preschool

Port Coquitlam, 604/941-4919 kkp.ca

Education Advantage Preschool Burnaby, 604/435-1263 advantagepreschool.ca Alderwood House Richmond, 604/272-5023 alderwoodhouse.com Birchland Treehouse Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/945-0002 birchlandtreehouse.com Brainbridge Bilingual Education and Fine Arts Centre Vancouver, 604/322-6830 brainbridge.ca Brentwood Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten Burnaby, 604/294-2671 brentwoodmontessori.ca BrightPath Kids Lower Mainland 1-888/808-2252 brightpathkids.com Canyon Heights Preschool North Van, 604/986-5597 canyonheightspreschool.com Children’s House Montessori Coquitlam, 604/931-1311 montessoribc.com Cloverleaf Montessori Surrey, 604/574-9899 cloverleafmontessori.ca CEFA Early Learning 14 locations throughout the Lower Mainland and 2 Okanagan cefa.ca Cornerstone Christian Academy Richmond, 604/303-9181 cornerstonechristianacademy.ca Council of Parent Participation Preschools 604/435-4430, 800/488-0660 cpppreschools.bc.ca Cousteau, l’Ecole française internationale de Vancouver

North Vancouver, 604/924-2457 Cousteauschool.org

Little Mountain Montessori Preschool Vancouver, 604/709-9621

Creative Edge School of Arts Abbotsford, 604/855-3343 creativeedgebc.com

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

Discovery Montessori Richmond, 604/807-9796 discoverymontessorischool.ca Discovery Quest Montessori Surrey, 604/581-1620 Dunbar Memorial Preschool Vancouver, 604/222-6065 dunbarmemorialpreschool.ca

Little Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Little Neighbours Preschool 604/521-5158 littleneighbours.com

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

Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–K Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori. com

Family Montessori School Vancouver 604/224-2633, 604/731-8810 familymontessori.com

Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 meadowmontessori.ca

Gatehouse Montessori West Van, 604/925-1437 gatehousemontessori.com

Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori Vancouver, 778/371-4659 monkeyseemonkeydo.ca

Hazelwood Early Learning Port Coquitlam, 604/377-8385 hazelwoodearlylearning.com Highlands PreSchool North Van, 604/980-1740 highlandspreschool.ca Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool West Van, 604/925-1888 inglewoodppp.ca Kids Care Preschool Vancouver, 604/325-2222 southvancouverfamilyplace. org/kidscare_preschool La Calypso Vancouver, 778/373-4000 lacalypso.org

Morning Glory Montessori Richmond, 604/506-1627 mgmontessori.org

North Star Montessori

Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Van, 604/980-1205 northstarmontessori.ca 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 confidence and inspire an intrinsic motivation to ‘learn’ and ‘do’ that students carry with them throughout their lives.

PJ Kids

West Vancouver, 604/926-5972 pjkidsclub.com A play-based preschool with a French enriched curriculum offering half day and full day classes for 3 and 4 years old. We have a great teacherchildren ratio, a wonderful playground, Music and Yoga Lessons. Located in the heart of Dundarave, we are a short walking distance from the community center and the Library. Our staff is qualified and dedicated ECE teachers with a passion for young children. Pacific Rim Montessori Academy Richmond and Vancouver, 604/726-8428 pacificrimmontessori.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 Sandcastle Park Children’s Centre Richmond, 604/274-8380 sandcastlepark.ca Stepping Stone Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-5315 steppingstonepreschool.org Sunshine Cove Preschool North Van, 604/770-2683 sunshinecovepreschool.ca University Hill Preschool Vancouver, 604/228-8610 universityhillpreschool.com

Vancouver Bilingual Preschool

Vancouver, 604/261-1221 vancouverbilingual.com Vancouver Bilingual Preschool offers a proven EnglishFrench 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 N. Vancouver, 604/985-7435 vws.ca Wesbrook Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/224-3112 wesbrookpreschool.com

West Point Grey Preschool

Vancouver, 604/257-8140 westpointgrey.org/programs/ licensed-preschool West Point Grey Licensed Preschool at Aberthau offers care for children 30 months to 5 years old in a learning through play environment. Uniquely located in a mansion with large outdoor space this preschool is a hidden gem on the West Side of Vancouver.

West Point Grey Licensed Preschool at Aberthau (30 Months—5 Years)

Spots available for the 2019-2020 school year 4397 West 2nd Ave. Vancouver 604.257.8140 www.westpointgrey.org @westpointgreycc

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Education Westside Montessori School Vancouver, 604/731-6594 westsidemontessori.ca Wind and Tide Preschool Various locations in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 877/541-5459 windandtide.com Xplor Fine Arts Preschool Abbotsford, 604/825-0905 xtremetalent.ca/pre-school

tutoring GOLD: Symbols Multisensory Learning Centres

BRONZE: Kumon 800/222-6284 kumon.com

Vancouver, Coquitlam, Richmond, 604/696-2030 symbolslearning.com

SILVER: West Coast Centre for Learning

of their inability to process information at an optimum rate. This may be exhausting, and at worst, hinder their ability to perform academically. We help your children improve their skills and build the brain’s capacity for learning through award winning programs such as Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant, Cogmed and the Listening Program. Even the most struggling learners, can benefit from our programs, supported by our experienced and qualified coaches.

Above Grade Level Lower Mainland 778/832-1007 abovegradelevel.ca

Home-based Programs with Individualized Coaching Surrey, 778/839-5515 wesetcoastcentreforlearning.com Ages 3–18 years Are you tired of seeing your child struggle to learn? Many children experience learning issues as a result

After 3 Tutoring at Fraser Academy Kitsilano 604/736-5575 fraseracademy.ca Aspire Math Academy W. Vancouver, 604/902-2217 aspiremathacademy.com Ages JK–Gr 7

Eye Level Learning Centers Port Moody, N. Van, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, White Rock myeyelevel.com 3–16 yrs old

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

KEY Admissions Vancouver, West Vancouver keyadmissions.com Learning Disabilities Society 604/873-8139 ldsociety.ca

MPM Math

604/266-6762 mpmmath.com Ages 3–6 In the MPM Math Education program, elementary-school students build problem-solving and critical thinking math abilities while developing selfconfidence 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 qualified instructor. Oxford Learning Coquitlam, 604/464-3090

Sylvan Learning 1-888/338-2283 SylvanLearning.ca Teachers to Go 800/428-8164 TeachersToGo.ca

PD Plus Tutoring 604/421-6101 pdplustutors.com

Teachers’ Tutoring Service Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 604/730-3410 tutor.bc.ca

The Reading Foundation 604/549-5034 readingfoundation.com

TutorBright, Vancouver Vancouver, 778/300-5000 tutorbright.com Tutor Doctor Multiple locations in Richmond & Delta 604/670-6835 inhometutors.ca

School Is Easy Tutoring 604/439-1790 or 1-877-ITS EASY schooliseasy.com Sealy Tutoring Vancouver 604/900-9808 sealytutoring.com Special Learning Skills 604/613-0787 simplifiedlearningskills.com Spirit of Math West Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond, South Surrey 1-866/767-6284 spiritofmath.com

UCMAS Surrey, 604/728- 4112 Vancouver, 778/990-0749 Richmond, 604/248-7575 ucmas.ca Voilà Learning Online and at Home tutoring across Canada 866/900-0658 VoilaLearning.com


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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 finding their voice, Lights Up is the perfect extra-curricular activity. Singing, Dancing & Acting classes for 3-18yrs, Spring and Summer Camps, After-School Programs.

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Place des Arts

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 3+ Place des Arts offers Sept–June and fall, winter and spring session dance classes in acro, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and lyrical dance for children, starting at age 3, teens and adults. Port Moody School of Dance 604/936-0966 portmoodydance.com Ages 3+ Pulse Dance Centre Port Coquitlam, 604/474-3466 onthepulse.ca Ages 2+ Rain City Dance School Vancouver, 604/369-4440 raincitydance.com Ages 4+

Classes & Programs dance GOLD: Wee Dance

Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, 604/720-0544 weedance.com

SILVER: Arts Umbrella

Vancouver: 604/681-5268 Surrey: 604/535-1127 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–22

BRONZE: Dance Co

Vancouver, Arbutus & East Van, 604/736-3394 danceco.com Ages 3+ Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy Vancouver and Burnaby 604/671-9182 mozaicoflamenco.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

AUUC School of Dance Vancouver, 604/254-3436 auucvancouver.ca Ages 3 to adult Boogaloo Academy Vancouver, 604/805-0558 boogalooacademy.com Ages 5 months+ Bright Stars Vancouver, 604/725-1607 brightstars.ca Ages 2+ Creative Edge School of Arts Abbotsford, 604/855-3343 creativeedgebc.com Ages 2+ E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Dance Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsfinearts.com Ages 5+ Gabriela’s Movement Studio Richmond, 604/272-0607 movementstudio.ca Ages 1–9

Just for Kicks School of Dance Surrey, 604/596-4161 justforkicksschoolofdance.com Ages 3+ 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+ Pacific Dance Arts Vancouver, 604/738-8575 pacificdancearts.ca Ages 3+

Goh Ballet Academy Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4–17

Perform Art Studios North Vancouver, 604/988-4420 performartstudios.com Ages 3–18

hz Ballet Classique Burnaby, 604/299-9698 balletclassique.com Ages 18 months+

Pink Petal Ballet North Vancouver pinkpetal.ca Ages 2+

Reflection Dance Studio White Rock, 604/355-4199 reflectiondancestudio.com Ages 5+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey and 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, 604/253-0293 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+ World Dance Co Burnaby, 604/517-4644 worlddanceco.com Ages 3+

music GOLD: Colourstrings Music & Movement Group Classes

Vancouver, 778/846-0127 colourstringsvan.com Ages 3 months to 6 years In age specific groupings children enjoy songs and games that develop a solid musical foundation. The more advanced classes introduce music reading and writing. Classes now available French! Instrumental Lessons for children, 5 years and upwards: Violin, Viola, Piano, Percussion, Flute, Cello and Acoustic Guitar.

SILVER: Long & McQuade Music

Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops, Langley, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, White Rock, long-mcquade.com/lessons 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, woodwinds, and more.

BRONZE: Place des Arts

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 2+ Place des Arts has over 30 qualified 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 Children® programs, start at age 3 and give kids a strong start in music, preparing them well for private lessons as they get older. Allegro Music School Vancouver, 604/327-7765 Ages 4+ Arbutus Music Academy Vancouver arbutusmusicacademy.com Ages 3+ The Arts Connection – Music School Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+

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Classes & Programs BC Conservatory of Music Burnaby, 604/299-2984 bccmusic.ca Ages 4+

Music for Young Children 800/828-4334 myc.com Ages 3 to 9 years

BC Registered Music Teachers Assoc. 604/733-5531 bcrmta.bc.ca All ages

MusicQube Education Ltd. Richmond, 604/370-5678 musicqube.org Ages 2+

Vancouver Central School of Music Vancouver, 605-565-8999 vcsom.com Ages 5+

Campos Music Vancouver, 604/325-0480 camposmusic.ca Ages 4+

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

Carillon Music Burnaby, Surrey 604/591-1161 carillonmusicacademy.com Ages 2.5+

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

Delta Community Music School Delta, 604/946-1280 dcms.ca Ages 5+

North Shore Music Together Multiple locations in North Vancouver 778/899-5004 northshoremusictogether.com Ages 0–5 yrs

E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Music Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsfinearts.com Ages 4+ Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 jeanlyonsmusic.com All ages Jumpstart Music & Movement Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Ridge Meadows 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 months+

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

BRONZE: Arts Umbrella – Theatre and Music

VSO School of Music 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+

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+

GOLD: Vancouver Performing Stars

Staccato Music Studios Burnaby, 604/421-3753 staccatostudios.com Ages 4+

SILVER: Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools

Vancouver, 604/671-3775 performingstars.ca

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

Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, 604/734-2301 vam.bc.ca Ages 3.5–18

BC Boy’s Choir North Vancouver 888/909/8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–24

CircusWest East Vancouver 604/252-3679 circuswest.com Ages 8–16

performing arts

Tom Lee Music Academy Lower Mainland, 604/688-8929 tomleemusic.ca/lessons

Vancouver: 604/681-5268 Surrey: 604/535-1127 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–22

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

Wonder of Learning Vancouver, 604/829-1346 wonderoflearning.ca Ages 2.5+

Oakridge Music Studio Vancouver, 604/321-1551 omusicstudios.com

and dance, or is finding 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.

E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Musical Theatre Surrey 604/596-4883 ejsfinearts.com Ages 7+ Gateway Academy for Performing Arts Acting, Musical Theatre, Speech, Singing Richmond, 604/247-4975 gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 6–18 Inspire Arts Academy Surrey, 604/818-3731 inspirearts.ca Ages 5–12

JCC Performing Arts School Vancouver 604/257-5111 jccgv.com Ages 6+

Place des Arts – Theatre

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 4+ Place des Arts offers theatre and musical theatre programs for children, youth and adults. Our progressive theatre arts program allows kids to start young and progress to our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company, a by-audition performance-based program for ages 10–17. Auditions take place in spring for the following season.

visual arts GOLD: 4 Cats Arts Studios North Vancouver, Richmond, South Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver 4cats.com

SILVER: Arts Umbrella – Visual, Media, and Applied Arts Vancouver: 604/681-5268 Surrey: 604/535-1127 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–22

BRONZE: Place des Arts – Visual Arts

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 3+ Place des Arts offers visual Arts classes for all ages in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing and painting as well as fibre arts and ceramic arts. Classes run during the fall, winter and spring sessions. Students are encouraged to take more than one session,

This Is How We Roll! Specialized gymnastics movement programs for kids 4 months - 8 years Weekly Classes Ÿ Birthday Parties Ÿ Gym-venture Days Ÿ & more!

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Classes & Programs as each session introduces new ideas, techniques and materials. The Arts Connection Richmond 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+ Creative Edge School of Arts Abbotsford, 604/855-3343 creativeedgebc.com Ages 6+ 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 GOLD: Bricks 4 Kidz

Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 Kidz® provides STEM

programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGO® bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, Camps and After School Enrichment Classes.

SILVER: Chorus and Clouds

Vancouver, 604/873-0091 chorusandclouds.ca

BRONZE: Build a Biz Kids Port Moody, 604/313-9996 buildabizkids.com

Arts Umbrella – Media Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com Ages 6–19 BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Ages 4–14 Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Lower Mainland (604) 408-9484 bccerebralpalsy.com

Chi Kids – Happiness Tools for Life Vancouver, Burnaby, 604/689-9116 thechikids.com

RoboCamps by Daedalos Enrichment Programs

Vancouver, 604/345-8603 info@daedalos.ca robocamps.ca After School Robotics STEM Programs including Prep for Robotics Competition (FIRST LEGO League, GearBots) held at various public and private schools throughout the Lower Mainland. Our 6–8 week programs start January, April and September.

Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 1–8 Dolphin Kids™ Achievement programs 778 939-6440 dolphinkids.ca elicit-children’s Literature Projects Vancouver, 778/960-2956 Ages 3–8 Mindful Changes West Vancouver, 778/999-6457 mindful-changes.com Nature Kids BC Province Wide, 604/985-3057 naturekidsbc.ca On The Mic Voice – Over Training Vancouver, 604 669-0654 onthemictraining.com Ages 10–17

Sea Smart – After School Program Vancouver, 604/358-3001 seasmartschool.com Ages 6–9 Sea Smart is a Vancouverbased charity that delivers summer camps, school workshops, and after school programs. Sea Smart’s hands-on programs get kids excited about our oceans and empowers them to make the world a better place! Sewing with Frances Burnaby, 604/433-1030

The C.O.D.E. (Creating Opportunities Defining Education) Initiative Vancouver (UBC) 778/875-0548 thecodeinitiative.ca Helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) find a passion and an interest in coding. 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


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Classes & Programs sports GOLD: TumbleTown Movement Education Centre

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Ages 4 months–8 years TumbleTown Movement Education Centre offers specialized movement programs for children from 4 months to 8 years old. Our programs introduce children to fun and challenging activities through movement circuits, games, and music. Our programs are designed to provide children with the fundamental skills necessary to keep them active for life!

SILVER: Uphoria Yoga

Vancouver, 604/326-2995 uphoriayoga.com Children will explore a new theme each week in a structured program. Our yoga classes encourage selfawareness and self-expression through yoga poses, games, songs and art in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BRONZE: Sportball

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

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 months+ Atlantis Swim Programs 604/874-6464, Vancouver atlantisprograms.com Ages 4 months+ Burnaby New West Ringette New Westminster cometryringette.ca; bnwr.ca Ages 4–14 Club Aviva Coquitlam, 604/526-4464 clubaviva.ca Ages 6 months+ Come Try Ringette Burnaby, New West, Vancouver, Poco, Coquitlam, Fraser Valley, West/North Van, Richmond, Surrey, Chilliwack cometryringette.ca Ages 4–14 Dynamo Swim Club Burnaby, Surrey 778/866-6604 dynamoswimclub.net Ages 3–18 Climb Base5 North Vancouver, 604/984-9080 climbbase5.com Ages 6–18

North Shore Equestrian Centre North Vancouver, 604/988-5131 wecreateriders.com Ages 8+

Grandview Skating Club grandviewskatingclub.com Ages 3+ I Can Swim North Van, Coquitlam icanswim.ca Ages 3 months+

UBC Active Kids Gymnastics 604/822-2027 outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/ active-kids 18 months–18 years Wayland Sports Maple Ridge, 604/465-9293 waylandsports.com Walking - 10yrs+

Pedalheads Bike Camps 1-888-886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 2–12

Jump! Gymnastics North Vancouver: 604/9710513 and Yaletown: 604/568-9690 jumpgymnastics.ca Ages 6 months–7yrs

We Move Class – We Play Kids Gym

Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 6 months+

Langley Gymnastics Foundation 604/455-8845 langleygymnastics.ca Ages 11 months+

Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com Ages 0–3 and ages 3–5 A fun and engaging movement class led by our awesome We Play Staff. Children will play a variety of developmentally appropriate physical fitness and gross motor games and activities throughout the 45min class.

RBL Basketball Vancouver, 604/269-0221 RBLBasketball.com Ages 5–15 Richmond Gymnastics Association 604/278-3614 richmondgymnastics.com Ages 18 months+

The Little Gym of Langley Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 4 months–12yrs

Soccer Shots Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Coquitlam, Delta, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley soccershots.org

Marina’s Swim School Richmond, Whiterock 604/818-4650 marinaswimschool.com Momentum Ninja Port Coquitlam 778/941-9631 momentumninja.com Ages 1yr+ My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Surrey, Maple Ridge, Langley, Richmond myygym.com Ages 6 weeks–10yrs

SongSport North Vancouver, Surrey 1-888-909-8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–12 Ski Wee & Wee Riders Grouse Mountain, N. Van. 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com Ages 3–6

White Rock Gymnastics 604/542-0386 whiterockgym.org Walking - 11yrs+ YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/739-9642 yogabuttons.com Ages newborn–12 years Zone Camps – Ski/ride Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com Ages 5–18

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Spring Break Camps Camp. Ignite your creativity over spring break! Each Spring Break, Place des Arts offers a variety of creatively engaging visual and performing arts classes for children and teens.

specialty camps art, music, drama & dance 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 4–13yrs, No prior musical theatre experience is required. Like all Lights Up programs, our camps teach children to work in teams, build confidence, sing, dance, act, and have fun!

Place des Arts

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 5–14 Place des Arts Spring Break

Bricks 4 Kidz ®

Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver With kinetic, motorized LEGO ® models, Bricks 4 Kidz ® 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.

LEGO Robotics Spring Camps with Daedalos Enrichment Programs

Vancouver, 604/345-8603 daedalosacademy.com March break (2 weeks, March 16–20, 23–27) half day and full day at UBC, University Chapel. Register and more info at robocamps.ca.

sports Gym-venture Days – TumbleTown Movement Education Centre

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Ages 3–8 years TumbleTown Gym-venture Days are off-the-charts fun where kids can get in their flips and tricks while developing fundamental movement skills in a positive and encouraging environment. Gymnastics, games, obstacle

courses and more adventure packed into each day! Half and full day options available with flexible scheduling!

Uphoria Yoga

Vancouver, 604/326-2995 uphoriayoga.com Want to have a spring break fun while making animal poses and noises? Children will be going on adventures and imaginative places while improving on their social, emotional and physical developments.

We Play Kids Gym

Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com Ages 4–9 Drop off sessions include multi-sensory structured play in gym space followed by sensory-based fine motor activities and sensory exploration. Teamwork, inclusivity and fun are a primary focus at We Play.

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special needs Camp Alohi Lani Port Moody alsbc.ca/programs-services/ camp-alohi-lani For youth who have a parent or grandparent in a significant 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

Summer Camps residential camps

Camp Jubilee Indian Arm, 604/937-7388 campjubilee.ca Ages 8–16

Green Bay Bible Camp West Kelowna, 250/768-5884 greenbay.bc.ca Ages 6–14

GOLD: Kawkawa Camp & Retreat

Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario campkodiak.com Ages 6–18

Outward Bound National locations 604/901-0013 (ext 221) outwardbound.ca Ages 14+

Hope, 604/869-9637 kawkawa.com Ages 7–18

SILVER: Camp Qwanoes Vancouver Island 250/246-3014 qwanoes.ca Ages 8–18

BRONZE: Keats Camp

Keats Island, 604/925-6799 keatscamps.com Ages 7–18 British Columbia Family French Camp (BCFFC) Shuswap Lake, Gwillim Lake and Nanaimo info@bcffc.com; bcffc.com Camp Artaban Gambier Island 604/980-0391 campartaban.com Ages 8–18 Camp Fircom Gambier, 604/662-7756 fircom.ca Ages 6–16+ Family Programs Camp Imadene Mesachie Lake, 250/749-6606 imadene.com Ages 7–18, plus Family Camps

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 Children’s Horse Camp – Webbs Holiday Acres Aldergrove, 604/857-1712 webbsholidayacres.ca Ages 6–14

Pioneer Pacific Camp Thetis Island, 250/246-9613 pioneerpacific.ca Ages 7–18 Sasamat Outdoor Centre Belcarra, 604/939-2268 sasamat.org Ages 4–17 Stillwood Camp Cultus Lake, 1-800/507-8455 stillwood.ca Ages 5–16 Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 timberlineranch.com Ages 9–16

Debate Camp Canada Vancouver, Victoria, 888/512-8154 debatecamp.com

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

Evans Lake Camp North of Squamish, 604/294-2267 evanslake.com Ages 8–16

YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 604/939-9622 gv.ymca.ca Ages 7–15

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

art, music, drama & dance GOLD: Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Throughout the 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 4–13yrs, No prior musical theatre experience is required. Like all Lights Up programs, our camps teach children to work in teams, build confidence, sing, dance, act, and have fun!

SILVER: Arts Umbrella Summer Camps

Vancouver: 604/681-5268 Surrey: 604/535-1127 artsumbrella.com/summercamp Ages 3–19

BRONZE: Place des Arts

Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 5–14 Place des Arts Summer Fun! 6-week Art Camp. Summer Fun! offers flexibility, 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. 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 North Vancouver, 604/723-8151 monarcharts.com Ages 5–12 Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 5+

Colourstrings Conservatory – Musical Summer Camps

Register from April 1st 129 East 8th Ave Vancouver Music & Movement Classes: Fun interactive classes for 3 months to 4 years, grouped by age, music, instruments, songs & play. Exciting Music Camps: 4 to 10 years. Let your inner diva out in the Musical Theatre camp; World Explorer music camps (music, art, drama);

Summer Camps Meet the Strings; Piano camps, and much much more! Check our website for details: colourstrings.ca.

“Summer in the City” Weekly Art Camps Vancouver, 604/737-2636 suzybirstein.com Ages 6–19

CornerStage Musical Theatre Camps Langley, 604/888-5022 nwlb.ca/cornerstage Ages 10–17

Summer Music at UBC 604/822-3113 summer.music.ubc.ca Ages 9–16

Gateway Academy – Acting, Improvisation, Speech, Musical Theatre Richmond, 604/247-4975 gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 8–18 Goh Ballet Academy Canada Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4–7 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

general activities GOLD: Westside Montessori Academy

BRONZE: Eco-adventures Summer Camp

Mt Seymour, North Vancouver 604/986-2261 mountseymour.com Ages 5–12 Alexandra Neighbourhood House 604/535-0015 alexhouse.net Ages 5–12 Clubhouse Kids Vancouver, 778/939-2389 clubhousekids.ca Ages 5–12

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

Vancouver, 604/434-9611 wmasummercamp.com Westside Montessori Academy’s summer camps are professionally led halfand full-day camps in East Vancouver for children ages 3 to 12. Taking advantage of their secure, air-conditioned classrooms and adjacent Beaconsfield Park, they make summers full of learning, exploring and fun!

False Creek C.C. Daycamps Vancouver, 604/257-8195 falsecreekcc.ca Ages 3–14.

specialty camps

KidCity Day Camp Vancouver, 604/440-9094 kidcitybc.ca Ages 5–10

GOLD: Brain Booster Summer Camps


SFU Summer Camps 778/782-4965 sfu.ca/camps Ages 5–19

604/324-9622 gv.ymca.ca Ages 5–12

North Vancouver Recreation Commission 604/987-PLAY (7529) northvanrec.com

Surrey, 778/839-5515 westcoastcentreforlearning.com Ages 6–12 Is your child at risk of falling behind their peers due the summer slide? Our camps include a broad range of academic enrichment activities aimed at combating the twomonth learning gap. Each day will bring a balanced blend of

online brain fitness training, recreational activities to help build healthy pathways in the brain and a variety of social experiences.

SILVER: Bricks 4 Kidz®

Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) bricks4kidz.com/vancouver With kinetic, motorized LEGO® models, Bricks 4 Kidz® 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.

BRONZE: Jump Gymnastics

Yaletown and North Van 604/568-9690 info@jumpgymnastics.ca jumpgymnastics.ca Adaptive Multi-Sport Camp Cloverdale, 604/333-3520 bcwheelchairsports.com Ages 11+

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Summer Camps Adventure Day Camps Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, 604/980-9311 grousemountain.com/camps Ages 3–14

Fraser Academy Summer Boost Camp Vancouver, 604/736-5575 fraseracademy.ca Ages 7–13

StartUp Skool Vancouver, Burnaby 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16

Learn to Sail Deep Cove Yacht Club, North Vancouver, 604/929-1009 deepcoveyc.com Ages 4–16

BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Ages 4–14

Langara Summer Camps Vancouver, 604/677-0198 langara.ca/summer-camps For teens 13–17 years

Stewart Farms Summer Daycamps Surrey, 604/592-6956 Ages 6–12

The Little Gym Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 3–12

LEGO® Robotics Summer Camps with Daedalos Enrichment Programs

TWU Summer Camps Langley BC 604/513-2121 ext. 3441 twu.ca/camps Ages 4–15

Oval Summer Sport Camps Richmond Olympic Oval 778/296-1400 richmondoval.ca Ages 4–18

Westside Church Day Camps North Vancouver and Kistilano 604/263-2314 wchurch.ca Ages 3–12

Pedalheads Bike Camps Locations all over Greater Vancouver 604/874-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 2–12

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 specific age groups. Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 5+ Cousteau Multi Specialty Camps North Vancouver, 604/924-2457 cousteauschool.org Ages 3–5 & 6–9 Dive into Summer Camp at the Vancouver Aquarium 604/659-3552 vanaqua.org Ages 4–16 Dolphin Kids™ Achievement programs 778 939-6440 dolphinkids.ca

Eaton Arrowsmith Camp

Surrey, Vancouver 604/264-8327 eatonarrowsmith.com Arrowsmith Summer Cognitive Intensive Program Vancouver, White Rock eatonarrowsmith.com Jul 6–Aug 14 Age 10+ Stop struggling, improve executive functioning, and take your future into your hands this summer at Eaton Arrowsmith. In a six-week program, students strengthen the parts of their brains responsible for logical, cause and effect reasoning, and increase their speed of processing (understanding) information. FarmWonders Camp UBC Farm, 604/827-4048 farmwonders.ca Ages 6–14

Vancouver, 604/345-8603 robocamps.ca August 2020 (3 weeks: 4–7; 10–14; 17–21) at UBC University Chapel, Vancouver. Register and more info@ 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 On The Mic VoiceOver Training Vancouver, 604 669-0654 onthemictraining.com Ages 10–17 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 Sea Smart is a Vancouverbased charity that delivers summer camps, school workshops, and after school programs. Sea Smart’s hands-on programs get kids excited about our oceans and empowers them to make the world a better place! 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

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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

Pedalheads Mountain Biking (PHMB) Point Grey, Burnaby, North Vancouver 604/874-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 4–15 Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 3+ Propel Swimming Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam 1-833-977-6735 (toll free) PropelHQ.com All ages

Atlantis Swim Programs Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam 604/874-6464 pedalheads.com 4 months+

RBL Basketball 604/269-0221 or 604/253-5295 RBLBasketball.com Ages 5–15

Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing – KidRock Summer Camps Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Ages 9–16

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com Ages 5–13 The Royal Soccer Club is celebrating its 28th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps…#1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer over 17 locations across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit www.royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800-427-0536.

The Cut Fashion Design Academy Vancouver, 604/396-9767 thecutfashionacademy.com Diving Locker, Vancouver 800/DIVE-398 divinglocker.ca Ages 10+ Heroheads Multisport Camp Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver 604/874-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 4–8 The Hive Climbing North Van: 604/990-4483 Vancouver: 604/683-4483 hiveclimbing.com Ages 6–12

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Sole Girls Empowerment Camps Vancouver, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Port Moody, 778/952-7653 solegirls.org/camps.html Ages 6–12 Sportball Mulitiple Locations 604/688-3157

sportball.ca Ages 16 months to 12 yrs Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 timberlineranch.com Ages 7–8 Total Athlete Training – Athletes in Action Langley, 604/514-2079 athletesinaction.com Ages 14–18

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre – Gym-venture Days

Vancouver, 604/357-7355 tumbletown.ca Ages 3–8 years July 6–August 28 TumbleTown Gym-venture Days are off-the-charts fun where kids can get in their flips and tricks while developing fundamental movement skills in a positive and encouraging environment. Gymnastics, games, obstacle courses and more adventure packed into each day! Half and full day options available with flexible scheduling! Twin Rivers Equestrian Centre Cloverdale, 604/574-5481 twinriversequestrian.com  UBC Sport Camps Vancouver, 604/822-6121 ubccamps.ca

Uphoria Yoga

Vancouver, 604/326-2995 uphoriayoga.com Want to have summer break fun while making animal poses and noises? Children will be going on adventures and imaginative places while improving on their social, emotional and physical developments. Yoga Kiddo Buttons Camp YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/739-9642 yogabuttons.com Ages 3–7

Family Health BC Epilepsy Society 604/875-6704 bcepilepsy.com BC FRIENDS Program Ministry of Children and Family Development friendsparentprogram.com BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities lionsbc.ca Children’s Centre for Ability bc-cfa.org Developmental Disabilities Association develop.bc.ca Family Services of Greater Vancouver 604/731-4951

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 Burnaby/New Westminster Child Care Resource & Referral 604/294-1109 CubbySpot Canada-wide cubbyspot.com “Eat, Learn and Play the Green way” at Growing Matters Vancouver, 778/387-9339 Ages 3–5 –f/t, p/t Growing Matters.ca International Nannies & Homecare Ltd 604/609-9925 or 800/820-8308 internationalnannies.com Kids Land Childcare Centre North Vancouver, 604/985-KIDS(5437) vancouverkidsland.com

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Licensed Childcare 604/879-8208 mpnh.org

chiropractic care is about helping families thrive in all aspects of health and wellbeing. Let us help your family!

N&L Childcare Burnaby, 778/228-8062 nlchildcare.wixsite.com/ nlchildcare

BRONZE: The Powerhouse Chiropractic

Optimum Childcare & Nannies Inc opti-mum.com Paragon Personnel paragon-personnel.com Surrey, Delta, & White Rock Child Care Resource & Referral childcareoptions.ca

Vancouver, 604/662-3304 thepowerhousevancouver.com The Powerhouse Chiropractic is a family-focused office. Our process is Bio-Structural Restoration using the Life By Design Chiropractic Method™. The first step is for our team to review your case, meet with one of our doctors for a complimentary consultation.

Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre wstcoast.org

Jassal Chiropractic Vancouver, 604/731-3006 jassalchiropractic.com


Pathways Family Chiropractor Surrey, 604/372-4558 pathwayschiro.ca

GOLD: In Touch Chiropractic

Vancouver, 604/879-5566 intouchchiropractic.ca

SILVER: Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor

Vancouver, 604/566-9088 FamilyWellnessChiro.ca Pediatric chiropractic care is about giving a helping hand to a child struggling with health, school, sports, socially or emotionally. Wellness

community 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

Family Services of the North Shore 604/988-5281 familyservices.bc.ca Food Banks 604/876-3601 ICBC Child Restraints – Car Seat Safety 604/661-2800 or 800/663-3051 icbc.com 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 Marpole Oakridge Family Place Vancouver, 604/263-1405 mofp.org Skilled Kids Occupational Therapy 778/322-1242 skilledkids.com St. John Ambulance 604/321-2651 For information on first aid courses. Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 604/251-4844 Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled 604/731-1020 vrs.org

counseling GOLD: Harbourside Counseling Centre

Vancouver, 604/689-9116 michelekambolis.com/ harbourside Michele Hucul-Kambolis, clinician and parenting educator, focuses on mind-body wellness.

SILVER: Seedlings Child and Youth Counselling and Consulting Vancouver, 604/785 4846 seedlingscounselling.com

BRONZE: Moving Forward Family Services All Care Site Surrey, 778/321-3054 mffs.ca

Becker Burrows and Associates Vancouver, 778/995-6450 beckerburrows.com Cohen, Gill and Associates Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey 604/210-4695 gillcohen.com The Compassionate Parent Coach Lower Mainland and via digital options, 604/329-0865 thecompassionateparentcoach. com Sharon Selby sharonselby.com The Wishing Star: Lapointe Developmental Clinic Surrey, 778/294-8732 lapointepsychology.com

crisis/support services BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families 604/875-2084 Toll Free 1-800-665-1822 keltymentalhealth.ca Foundry BC 1-800/784-2433 foundrybc.ca Kids Help Phone 800/668-6868 kidshelpphone.ca

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services at Monarch House How does Occupational Therapy help? Occupational therapy can be beneficial for children facing barriers to doing activities in their daily lives related to self-care, school and play.

How can our Occupational Therapists help? Occupational Therapists (OTs) at Monarch House aim to help children to develop and build the skills and confidence necessary to help children reach their fullest potential in the home, school, or community setting. Our OTs are highly trained health professionals who use a family-centered approach where your family’s priorities are valued throughout the entire therapy process. (e.g., Goal setting, assessment, and treatment.)

OTs help children to improve their skills and abilities to achieve their potential in the following areas:

✓ Self-care skills ✓ Fine & Gross motor skills ✓ Executive functioning skills ✓ Perceptual skills




An OT will observe and work with your child in session with a behavioural interventionist every 2 weeks and monitor, implement, or modify OT intervention programs.

An OT will provide support and recommendations every 4 weeks to the parent and help with ideas about equipment, activities or environmental changes.

An OT/ OTA will provide direct intervention for your child at Monarch House.

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

Coquitlam Health Services 604/949-7200

family places

Maple Ridge Health Services 604/476-7000

BC Association of Family Resource Programs frpbc.ca Family Resource Programs (FRPs) are community-based parent/child interactive centres for families with children aged 0–6 years.

New West Health Services 604/777-6740

fertility GOLD: Thuja Wellness

Vancouver, 778/985-4970 thujawellness.com

SILVER Olive Fertility Centre

Vancouver, 604/559-9950 olivefertility.com

BRONZE: Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine Surrey, 604/422-7276 pacificfertility.ca

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

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

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

Guildford Health Unit 604/587-4750

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 Parkgate Health Centre 604/904-6450 Port Coquitlam Health Services 604/777-8700 Port Moody Health Services 604/949-7200 Ravensong Health Centre 604/709-6400 South Community Health Office 604/321-6151 South Delta/Ladner Health Unit 604/952-3550 South Fraser Health Unit 604/587-7610 Vancouver Women’s Health Collective Vancouver, 604/736-5262 womenshealthcollective.ca Vancouver Community Health Services 604/872-2511 West Community Health Centre 604/904-6200

Bare Fit and Pregnant Postnatal Fitness Vancouver, 604/312-3814 barefitandpregnant.com Bloom Community Midwives Vancouver, 604/609-3550 bloomcommunitymidwives. com College of Midwives of BC 604/742-2230 cmbc.bc.ca Doula Services Association of BC 604/515-5588 bcdoulas.org MamaBear Holistic Care Coquitlam, 778/229-6415 mamabearholisticcare.com Hi! I’m Agnes. I’m a Mama, Wife, RN, Certified Sleep Consultant, Lactation Counsellor, Certified Car Seat Technician, Prenatal Educator, and Certified Heart & Stroke Instructor dedicated to supporting your journey through motherhood. Surrey Community Birth Program Surrey, 604/575-7275 communitybirth.ca Westside Midwives Vancouver, 604/224-0686 westsidemidwives.com Yellow Bird Birth Fraser Valley yellowbirdbirth.com

naturopathic physician

nutrition and dieticians

Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy Surrey, 778/395-8752 symbiosispediatrictherapy.com

BBD Nutrition 604/617-9593 bbdnutrition.com

We Play Kids Gym

Eisler for Kids eislerforkids.com Kristen Yarker Lower Mainland, 604/506-0399 KristenYarker.com Picky Eating Vancouver Greater Vancouver pickyeatingvancouver.com

occupational therapists GOLD: Play 2 Learn 4 Life Vancouver, 778/883-3170 play2learn4life.com

SILVER: Kids First Pediatric Therapy

Burnaby, 778/379-5862 kidsfirstot.ca

BRONZE: Monarch House

Burnaby, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford 778/887-3573 monarchhouse.ca At Monarch House we provide evidence-based treatment for individuals throughout the lifespan requiring services in the areas of speech, language, communication, motor skills, recreation, vocational skills, daily living skills, social skills, and overall learning.

Unit 1 – 3238 King George Blvd, Surrey, 604/385-2883 weplaykids.com Our Occupational Therapy team uses a child and family centred play-based approach to child development. Our OT’s help to promote activity and function through assessment and direct intervention, and by providing strategies, tools, and education. WonderKids OT Burnaby, 604/291-0078 wonderkidsot.com

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

SILVER: Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre Vancouver, 604/874-7302

BRONZE: Lynn Valley Optometry

North Van, 604/987-9191 lynnvalleyoptometry.com Dr. Shajani specializes in working with children with visual dysfunctions and learning-related vision problems. With our Vision Therapists, he has helped children reach their potential for over 12 years.

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

maternity & infant GOLD: The Midwiferey Group

Vancouver, 604/877-7766 midwiferygroup.ca

SILVER: Pomegranate Community Midwives

Vancouver, 604/255/5556 pomegranate-midwives.com

BRONZE: Pacific Post Partum Support Society Burnaby, 855/255-7999 postpartum.org

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Family Health B.C. Association of Optometrists 888/393-2226 bc.doctorsofoptometry.ca Della Optique Optometry & Eyewear Vancouver, 604/742-3937 dellaoptique.com InSight Developmental Learning Langley, 604/455-4077 insightlearning.ca Maple Ridge Optometry Maple Ridge, 604/463-4469 mapleridgeeyecare.ca Optomeyes West Van, 604/922-0413 optomeyes.ca Perspective Optometry Vancouver, 604/435-3931 visiontherapy.ca

orthodontists GOLD: PDG Pediatric Dental Group

Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam 604/PDG-1000 (604/734-1000) pdgdental.com PDG Dental goal is to help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you have always dreamed while experiencing the utmost in gentle Orthodontic care in the lower mainland. Our team of Orthodontists Specialists have unparalleled expertise and training to provide outstanding care for you or your little ones.

Clear Advantage Orthodontics Oakridge Centre, Downtown Vancouver, 604/266-8277 clearadvantageortho.com Coquitlam Family Orthodontics 604/229-4460 coquitlamfamilyorthodontics.com Langley Orthodontics 604/229-4460 langleyorthodontics.com Ridge Meadows Family Orthodontics Maple Ridge, 604/229-4460 ridgemeadowsorthodontics. com Viva Orthodontics vivaortho.com New West: 604/522-9871 S. Surrey: 604/385-0850 Surrey: 778/574-8484 Port Coquitlam: 604/552-3899

parenting support Big Brothers of Greater Vanco­uver 604/876-2447 Big Sisters of BC 604/873-4525 Canuck Place – A Children’s Hospice 604/731-4847 canuckplace.org

SILVER: Smile Town Dentistry

CHADD Vancouver (Children and adults with ADD) Vancouver, 604/222-4043 vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan

BRONZE: Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre

Family Support Institute of BC Society New Westminster, 604/540-8374 toll free: 800/441-5403 familysupportbc.com

Burnaby, 604/482-9633 smiletownburnaby.com

Burnaby: 604/434-9060 Port Moody: 604/461-9160 Surrey: 604/589-9160 Vancouver: 604/876-9060 MonarchDentalCentre.com Our aspiration is to provide the best quality of care and service to our patients and their families. Our commitment is simple—to provide a friendly environment throughout orthodontic treatment so that our patients will enjoy the long-term benefits of this rewarding experience. BC Orthodontic Group bcorthodonticsgroup.com

Inclusion BC 604/777-9100 inclusionbc.org Inclusion BC is a non-profit provincial organization that advocates for the rights and opportunities of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Parent Support Services Society of BC 604/669-1616 parentsupportbc.ca Fraser Valley Multiple Miracle Association surreytwinclub.com

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society Vancouver, 604/255-7999 postpartum.org

Pacific Pediatric Dental Centre North Van, 604/983-2253 pacificpdc.com

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society Toll free 1-877/982-2377 vacfss.com

Tot 2 Teen Dental Vancouver, 604/569-3669 tot2teendental.com

pediatric dentists GOLD: PDG Pediatric Dental Group

Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam 604/PDG-1000 (604/734-1000) pdgdental.com PDG Dental is the largest group of certified specialists in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in the lower mainland. For almost 50 years, we have been creating beautiful, healthy smiles for children, youths, and young adults. PDG doctors are specifically trained to manage fears and help patients maintain good oral health through their lives.

SILVER: Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre

Burnaby: 604/430-4980 Port Moody: 604/461-4980 Surrey: 604/585-4980 Vancouver: 604/419-4980 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.

BRONZE: Smile Town Dentistry Burnaby, 604/482-9633 smiletownburnaby.com

Just4Kids Pediatric Dentistry Surrey, 604/575-7785 j4kdentistry.com Kits Family Dental 604/738-1816 kitsfamilydental.com Little Smiles Dental Centre Vancouver, Coquitlam thelittesmiles.com North Shore Pediatric Dentistry North Van, 604/971-3940 northshorepediatricdentristry.com

Vancouver Pediatric Dental Vancouver, 604/229-6262 vancouverpediatricdental.com


Help us find out how children learn. 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

GOLD: PlayWorks Physio

Safe Beginnings First Aid Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky 604/340-3790 safebeginnings.ca

SILVER: Kids Physio Group

Survivormate: 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Province-wide, 855/781-7878 survivormate.com

Port Moody, 604/492-3888 playworksphysio.com

Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey kidsphysio.ca

BRONZE: Kinectiv Sport + Health Maple Ridge, 604/ 465-4263 kinectiv.ca

neighbourhood houses Cedar Cottage 4065 Victoria Dr. 604/874-4231 Collingwood 5288 Joyce St. 604/435-0323 Gordon 1019 Broughton St. 604/683-2554

sleep consultants GOLD: Good Night Sleep Site Coquitlam, 778/686-8717 goodnightsleepsite.com/ coquitlam

SILVER: Heavy Eyes Happy Hearts Sleep Consulting

Port Moody, 604/805-4925 heavyeyeshappyhearts.com

BRONZE: Dawn Whittaker Consulting 604/897-2997 dawnwhittaker.com

Kitsilano 2325 W. 7th Ave. 604/736-3588

Little Winks Sleep: Infant & Toddler Sleep Support littlewinks.ca

Kiwassa 2425 Oxford St. 604/254-5401

Peaceful Sleepers Consulting Vancouver, 604/908-1548 peacefulsleepers.ca

Little Mountain 3981 Main St. 604/879-7104

Sleepdreams Professional Sleep Consultants North Vancouver, 604/985-2991 sleepdreams.ca

Mount Pleasant 800 E. Broadway 604/879-8208 North Shore 225 E. 2nd St., North Vancouver 604/987-8138 South Vancouver 6470 Victoria Dr. 604/324-6212

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

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

UC Baby 3D Ultrasound Abbotsord, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Victoria ucbaby.ca

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