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SUMMER 2014


2014 Welcome to the workshops, courses and groups flyer for Summer 2014. This flyer is a quick, up-to-date listing of workshops, courses and groups for families and children that are happening in Abbotsford between June August 2014. This flyer will help you learn new skills to meet the everyday challenges that face families today. These courses are offered by many services and agencies in our community and all are free of charge unless there is a fee mentioned. The flyer is organized by the age of your child. Each listing has information about times and locations, and most have a telephone number for further information. If you have questions about a particular listing, please call that contact number first.

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Workshops & courses for expectant parents

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Workshops & courses for parents of children 0-6 year olds

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Workshops & courses for parents of children of all ages

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Workshops & courses for children 6-12

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Events for children 12-18

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Special events

SUMMER SPECIAL CLASSES

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE ABBOTSFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE

SUMMER

for children & all ages

Family available

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Flexible class times to suit your schedule.

MASTER LEE’S

JUNE 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Instructional Day #6

TAE KWON DO

JUNE 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last day for students

Celebrating 27 years in the Valley

LOCAL SCHOOL CALENDAR

JUNE 27 - SEPTEMBER 1 . . . . . . . . . Summer Break SEPTEMBER 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First day of school! (1/2 day dismissal)

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CLASSES

604-852-8824

2795 Allwood Street, Abbotsford • 1 block East of Canadian Tire

www.masterlee.ca

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WORKSHOPS AND COURSES FOR PRENATAL PARENTS Best For Babies (English)

Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm or 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Abbotsford Health Unit

Baby’s Best Chance Handbook

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Free Pregnancy Outreach Program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Support during Pregnancy and 6 months Post-partum. Registration is mandatory for this program. This program meets at 2 separate times on Wednesday afternoons: 1-2:30 pm & 3-4:30 pm Please call the Best For Babies office at 604-859-7681 local 288. A FREE 2 hour class taught by public health nurses with specialized training in breastfeeding. A supportive place to meet other expectant parents and openly discuss healthy choices for you and your baby. Offered Thursday evenings from 6-8 and Saturday 10-12.

Abbotsford Health Unit 104 - 34194 Marshall Road

Please call for Dates and Times of next course. To register please call Abbotsford Health Unit at 604-864-3400. Bring a support person if you can!

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

FREE Ministry of Health handbook for parents available when you pre-register at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Excellent prenatal, post-partum and infant care information.

Abbotsford Health Unit

Abbotsford Health Unit 104 - 34194 Marshall Road

Best for Babies (S. Asian)

Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple 33094 South Fraser Way

For more information call 604-864-3400 or pre-register at Abbotsford Regional Hospital A Free Pregnancy Outreach Program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada for women who are pregnant. Support during Pregnancy and 6 months Post-partum. Registration is mandatory for this program. This program is delivered in Punjabi. Please call Monica at the Best For Babies office at 604-859-7681 local 288 or 604-308-8216.


Monday Morning Community Drop-in Program Abbotsford Community Services – Family Centre

Wednesday Morning Community Drop-in Program Abbotsford Community Services – Family Centre

Parent Project Abbotsford Community Services

Drop-in for Single Mothers of Preschoolers Abbotsford Open Door

Mondays 9:00 am to 11:15 am Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 11:15 am Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

Starting July 22, 2014 9:30 am to 12:15 pm The Family Education Program, Abbotsford Community Services 2420 Montrose Avenue

Tuesdays 9:15 am to 12:30 pm Bakerview MB Church 2285 Clearbrook Rd.

A parent and child program that provides opportunities for children to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. We welcome all parents/caregivers with children birth-6 years of age. For more information contact Family Centre at 604-859-7681 local 266. A parent and child program that provides opportunities for children to interact with others while developing social skills. Parents benefit from meeting other parents and sharing information and support. We welcome all parents/caregivers with children birth-6 years of age. For more information contact Family Centre at 604-859-7681 local 266. This intensive parenting class for parents of children five and under, covers a variety of topics: discipline, communication, routine, self-esteem for parent and child, ages and stages and more. An opportunity to practice skills on site with your child is also included. For more information and to register call 604-859-7681 YVONNE: local 220 LISE: local 242 JANICE: local 767 The Open Door supports single moms of preschoolers. We offer a variety of activities for the moms and their children at no charge. These include speakers, crafts, outings, and games. After a full course lunch, we have an optional Bible study. To register drop in on a Tuesday morning at 9:15 am or call 604-859-4611 for more info. Program runs until June and begins again in September (Program for Mom’s with preschoolers age 0-5 yr)

My Daddy and Me Abbotsford Community Services – Family Centre

Saturdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am Abby Dads, W.J. Mouat (Blue & White Portable) 32355 Mouat Drive

A free Saturday morning breakfast drop-In for Dads with children 0-6yrs. Breakfast at 9:00am - play goes on until 11:00 am. Come for the food, stay for the fun! If you’re a Dad with young children... or soon will be, this is worth checking out. For more information contact Abby Dads office at 604-850-7303 ext 3 or Reg at 778-808-3254

Week long

SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS for ages 4-15

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE ABBOTSFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE

WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF 0-6 YEAR OLDS

Morning Camps: 10 hours of music fun for $75

Cheaper than a baby sitter and a lot more fun!! Call or stop in to register

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Afternoon Camps: 15 hours of music fun $100

2631 W. Railway Street, Abbotsford

604 859 0400 more info on our website www.sound-of-music.ca

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WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF 0-6 YEAR OLDS Breastfeeding Clinic

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Abbotsford Health Unit

Abbotsford Health Unit 104 - 34194 Marshall Road

Precious Baby Drop-in Program

Tuesdays 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Abbotsford Community Services – Family Centre

Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

Toddler Time Drop-in Program

Tuesdays 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Abbotsford Community Services – Family Centre

Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

Babytime at the Clearbrook Library

Starting June 4, 2014 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

I Got You Babe Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

Thursdays 9:30 am to 10:30 am Abbotsford Community Services Old Courthouse Building Rm 200, 33780 Laurel Street

For more information or to book an appointment please call Abbotsford Health Unit at 604-864-3400 A drop-in program for parents and babies newborn to 1 yr of age. Parents will benefit from meeting other parents with young children while sharing information and support. An informal, facilitated group with regular visits from Public Health and other community guests. For more information contact Family Centre at 604-859-7681 local 266 A drop in program for parents with children birth to three years of age. A smaller drop-in setting for younger children to develop social skills while making new friends. A great introduction for young children into a group setting. For more information contact Family Centre 604-859-7681 local 266. Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills - enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. For babies, newborn to 18 mos and their caregivers. Every Wednesday, June 4-25. Call the library at 604-859-7814 (Children’s Desk) for more information. Session 1: June 26 – July 24. Session 2: Fall dates TBA. Parents have the opportunity to learn theme related interactive play techniques with their children 6-23 months that enhance bonding and language development using song & rhyme. For more information Contact Family Centre at 604-859-7681 local 266. Register in person or by phone Mon-Fri. 8:30-2:30. $10 registration fee required.

Breast Milk Bank

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Abbotsford Health Unit

Abbotsford Health Unit 104 - 34194 Marshall Road

Open Playtime (NB - 5yrs)

Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 am to 11:45 pm

Come and have fun with your kids! You’ll be able to run, climb, jump and play with them during this interactive and exciting play time. Parent participation is required

City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillan Road

Wednesdays and Fridays drop-in throughout the summer to Abbotsford Recreation Centre. For more info. call ARC 604-853-4221

Activity Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join in a morning filled with games and activity stations that your child will just rave about. Younger siblings welcome.

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 33355 Bevan Ave

For more information call Tabitha Garey at 778-880-8501

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

For Preschools & Licensed Daycares, this FREE Fire Safety Education Kit teaches impressionable 3-5 year olds about fire safety. Through the use of a video, a fire fighter is brought into the preschool to teach young children the basics of fire prevention & how to respond to specific fire situations. Fire Safety Preschool Kits are accessible, free of charge, and available for 1 - 2 weeks.

City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

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Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

A Public health nurse is available to address breastfeeding concerns and can assist 1:1 with latch and positioning.

Educational Resource Abbotsford Fire Rescue

Fire Hall 1 George Ferguson Way

Abbotsford Health Unit is a depot for the BC Women’s & Children’s Hospital Milk Bank. To donate or inquire call the health unit 604-864-3400 or BCCH 604-875-2282 and leave a message; your call will be returned in 1-2 weeks

Contact Michelle Jackson at 604-864-5627.

Storytime at Abbotsford Community Library Fraser Valley Regional Library

Wednesdays 10:30 am to 11:00 am Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave.

Storytime at the Clearbrook Library

Thursdays 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Introduce children to the love of books and language! Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read. Wednesdays, June 4 - June 25. For more information call 604-853-1753 Introduce children to the love of books and language! Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read. Thursdays, June 5 - June 26. For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229


Dads and Kids @ Play Mondays Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

6:15 pm to 7:45 pm Abbotsford Recreation Centre 34690 Old Yale Road

Dads and Kids @ Play Saturdays South Asian Program 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

Eugene Reimer Middle School 3433 Firhill Drive

Triple P - The Power of Positive Parenting

Starting July 16, 2014 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Abbotsford Community Services

Abbotsford Community Services 2420 Montrose Avenue

Dads and kids ages 5-12 can drop in to have some fun together! Sessions include obstacle courses, bouncy castles, board games, floor hockey, and more! Children cost $3.10 and Dads are free! This program runs from September until June. For more information contact Jeff at 604-613-3487. Dads and kids ages 3-9 can drop in to have some fun together! A FREE, fun activity based program. Come meet other families and enjoy playtime together. Punjabi speaking staff and volunteers. For more information contact Reg at 778-808-3254. These sessions focus on parents of children ages 6 - 11 who are looking for ways to provide a safe and interesting environment filled with positive learning opportunities and assertive discipline. Parents will also look at ways to care for self during these active years. For more information and to register call 604-859-7681 YVONNE: local 220 LISE: local 242 JANICE: local 767

WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES Group Stepping Stones Triple P Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

The Journey Through: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum & Related Disorders

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre 102 - 32885 Ventura Avenue

For info or to register, please contact Kim Pilling at 604-852-2686 Ext. 252. Fraser Valley Child Development Centre 102 – 32885 Ventura Ave.

Abbotsford Community Services - Family Centre

Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Abbotsford Community Services 2420 Montrose Ave

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Youth Fire Setting Intervention Program Fire Hall 1 Abbotsford Fire Rescue

Free 8 week education group to support parents/caregivers living with children/teens with complex behaviours as a result of prenatal exposure to alcohol and drugs. Parents will learn about FASD, Complex Behaviour, effective parenting techniques & how to care for themselves. Please call for Date and times of next course. For more information/to register please call Leona Fountain at 604-852-2686 ext. 246.

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Abby Dads

Provides parents of children w/ special needs with ways to deal with the behaviour problems and issues that can make family life stressful. Helps parents to manage problem behaviour, encourage desirable behaviour, cope with stress, improve relationships and teach new skills. Please call for Dates and Times of next course.

George Ferguson Way

For any man who is expecting, who is a Dad, or who is called Dad. Programs include: Monday night floor hockey, anger awareness groups for Fathers, legal information for separated or divorced parents, and individual support. For more information about any of these programs call the Abby Dads OFFICE: 604-850-7303 ext. 3, CELL: 778-808-3254 or ONLINE: abbydads.ca When a child or teen’s natural interest turns to experimentation, the potential for disaster exists. If your child is playing with fire, please call us so we can help you address this common situation. Our Youth Fire Setting Intervention Program can make a difference.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Abbotsford Fire Rescue

Fire Hall 1 George Ferguson Way

Parent Support Circles

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Parent Support Circle

Nutrition Information Abbotsford Health Unit

Abbotsford

To assist Parents with the installation of their Car Seat. Offered Tuesdays 9am - 12 noon by appointment only.

Contact 604-853-3566 Stressed out with parenting? Parent Support Circles are confidential self-help support groups that meet weekly and are FREE. Learn about normal child development and healthy parenting practices. Child-care and transportation subsidies are available. For more information on circles in your area, please call 1-800-665-6880 or visit our website at www.parentsupportbc.ca

8:30 am to 5:00 pm Telephone support Abbotsford

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Call 604-853-3566

Free Car Seat Checks

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE ABBOTSFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE

WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN 6-12

FREE nutrition info line funded by BC Ministry of Health Services. A registered dietician will answer your general and medical nutrition questions on diabetes, allergies, heart health, healthy eating, infant nutrition, pregnancy, vegetarian etc. Call 811 or visit www.dialadietitian.org.

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July 2—August 27 Every Wednesday 10:00AM—11:00AM And

6:30 PM—7:30 PM Mill Lake—Bevan Entrance Enjoy an hour of stories, songs and parachute games in the park! Snacks will be provided! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED For more information contact 778-880-8513 or email earlyyears@uwfv.bc.ca

It’s all free!!

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The FORCE

1st Monday of each month 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ministry of Children & Family Development

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre 109 - 32885 Ventura Ave

The FORCE is a parent support group for families that have a child/ren with mental health concerns. Parents offer information and support to each other while learning about navigating various systems such as the medical and school systems. The FORCE’s mission is to promote and influence change in intervention and equality of care in children’s mental health. The vision is that all families receive the appropriate care, support and resources needed for their children’s mental health. Offers support, education, advocacy and navigation for families. The Abbotsford Chapter meets on the first Monday of every month from 7-9pm.

For more info: bckidsmentalhealth.org or call 1-800-661-2121 or email: abbotsfordforce@yahoo.ca. Someone will respond within approx. 7 bus. days.

Duty Nurse

Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Abbotsford Health Unit

Abbotsford Health Unit 104-34194 Marshall Road

Child and Adult Immunization Clinics Abbotsford Health Unit

BC Nurse Line

9:30 am to 3:30 pm Abbotsford Health Unit 104 - 34194 Marshall Road

1:00 am to 1:00 am Telephone Support

Abbotsford Health Unit

You can talk to a public health nurse about general health questions and advice including baby care, infant feeding, vaccinations, post-partum depression, sexually transmitted infections, flu, tuberculosis, school health, etc. Call 604-864-3400 to speak with the duty nurse or drop in to the health unit from 9:30-3:30 to see the duty nurse. Telephone the health unit early to make an appointment for immunization for yourself or your baby. Infant vaccines start at 2 months of age. We have clinics Monday-Friday. Call 604-864-3400 to book an appointment Health Information and advice offered in over 140 languages. You may call toll-free and speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 811 or visit www.bchealthguide.org

STRONG START CENTRES StrongStart BC Centres offer preschool aged children quality early learning experiences. At no cost to the families these centers offer play based early learning opportunities and demonstrate how to help children develop. These drop-ins are geared towards preschool aged children (0-5) accompanied by their parents/caregivers and are offered in partnership with the Ministry of Education, SD#34, Central Abbotsford Community School, Abbotsford Community Services and Hand in Hand Childcare Society at the following locations:

SCHOOL

ADDRESS

DATES

TIME

PHONE #

Community Aboriginal Centre

3277 Gladwin Road

July 7 – July 25

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-859-1843

Margaret Stenersen Elementary 3060 Old Clayburn Road

July 7 – July 25

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-859-1843

Alexander Elementary

2250 Lobban Road

July 2 - August 1

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-853-2221

Ten-Broeck Elementary

2580 Stanley Street

July 14 - August 1

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-859-1843

John Maclure Elementary

2990 Oriole Crescent

July 28 - August 15

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-859-1843

Dormick Park Elementary

32161 Dormick Avenue

August 5 - August 29

Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00

604-853-2221

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NEW SUMMER HOURS!

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE ABBOTSFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE

WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

FOR FALL HOURS AND LOCATIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE PROVIDERS AT THE NUMBERS LISTED ABOVE.

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WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES Group Triple P Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre 102 - 32885 Ventura Ave

Group Triple P Positive Parenting Program provides support to parents in helping them encourage behaviour that they like, deal with problem behaviour, become a confident and realistic parent and take care of themselves through positive parenting and behaviour management strategies. Please call for Dates and Times of next course.

3rd Thursday 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Bring the whole family out to play games, make a new craft and meet new friends.

For more information please contact Kim Pilling at 604-852-2686 Ext. 252.

Family Fun Night City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

For more information call Tabitha at 778-880-8501

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 33355 Bevan Ave

WORKSHOPS & COURSES FOR CHILDREN 6-12 All Stars Day Camp

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Central Abbotsford Community School

Abbotsford Middle School 33231 Bevan Ave

Looking for an exciting summer to fill your days with fun? Look no further than the CACS All Stars Summer Day Camps. Each week will feature a different theme and include sports, crafts, games, special guest presenter and a trip to the pool/water park and more! Make this a summer top remember with the CACS! There is a fee for this service. For more information, please contact 604-853-2221

Summer Slam

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

West Abbotsford Community School Society

John Maclure Community School 2990 Oriole Crescent

Summer Slam is a six-week, recreation based day camp for elementary and middle school children. The children will have a great time doing crafts, playing games and sports, and much more. There is a fee for this service. For more information call 604-859-6919 or visit www.simpleprogramguide.com to register.

always here and making it easier

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CBI Monarch House is a centre of excellence now open in the Fraser Valley. We offer support and treatment across the lifespan to individuals impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other developmental delay. Our services include assessments for diagnosis and treatment, intensive and group treatment, educational and support groups for parents, and recreational programs (including regular lessons and week long summer camps).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US Monarch House - Fraser Valley 34252 Marshall RD, Suite 4 Abbotsford, BC V2S 1L9

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P: 604.755.8039 monarchhousefraservalley@cbi.ca

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Youth Drop In (11 yrs - 17 yrs) City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

Youth Open Gym City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

Tuesday - Friday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday from July 2 -31. Relax with friends and have some fun playing video games, table tennis, surf the net or just come and hang out.

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 33355 Bevan Ave.

For more information please call the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre coordinator 778-880-8501

Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gym time just for youths! Join us for a game of pick-up, soccer, basketball or floor hockey - you choose! Runs Wednesday 12 - 1pm (9-15yrs) Fridays 4 - 5:30pm (712yrs) Saturdays 2- 4pm (9-15yrs).

Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillian Road

Youth Volleyball (9yrs - 15yrs)

Saturdays 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillan Road

Youth Theme Night

3rd Thursday 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation & Culture

Preteen Xtreme West Abbotsford Community School Society

For more information call Abbotsford Recreation Centre 604-853-4221 Come in and join the community recreation staff for some drop-in volleyball. Keep your skills up while on summer break at the Abbotsford Rec Center. Drop available at Abbotsford Recreation Centre. For more information call Abbotsford Recreation Centre 604-853-4221 Drop in for a couple hours of fun, friends & food & see what we get up to. For more information call Tabitha at 778-880-8501.

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre 33355 Bevan Ave.

Mondays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm John Maclure Community School Gym, 2990 Oriole Cres.

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Preteen Xtreme is a free drop-in program for kids in grades 4-8. It runs from 6pm8pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. We play games gym games (dodgeball, basketball, etc) and go on field trips (swimming, bowling, etc). Preteen provides youth with a safe and friendly environment. For more information, call WACSS at 604-859-6919, FREE for everyone

Chief Dan George Middle School, Gym

SUPPORTING

EARLY LEARNING

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERVICE ABBOTSFORD EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 12 - 18

StrongStart Summer Schedule: (9am to 12 noon at each of these sites )

July 7- 25: Clearbrook Elementary July 7 – 25: Margaret Stenersen Elementary Abbotsford School District supports early learning initiatives throughout the city, by working with a number of community partners to make a difference for children entering our schools. We offer opportunities for parents and their children ages 0 to 5 to interact and find out helpful information about children’s development and learning in early years. This includes StrongStart Centres at 11 schools, and Ready, Set, Learn program sessions January through May each year.

July 14 – August1: Ten-Broeck Elementary July 28 –August 15: John Maclure Elementary

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July 2 - August1: Alexander Elementary

August 5 – 29: Dormick Park Elementary

www.sd34.bc.ca/StrongStarts-ReadySetLearn

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EVENTS FOR CHILDREN 12 - 18 Summer Youth Zone Abbotsford Youth Commission

Starting June 27, 2014 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Youth Centre at Abbotsford Rec Centre 2499 McMillan Road

Youth 12-18 come to our free, fully supervised youth centre at ARC all summer long. Pool, video games, sports, crafts, and much more! Jun 27 - Aug 30 Monday-Thursday 12pm-5pm Friday 12pm-8pm *closed on stat holidays No registration required! Other summer programs are also available for a fee.

Check out our website www.abbyyouth.com for daily events!

Teens & Tweens Games Day

August 14, 2014 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hang out with friends and enjoy some tasty snacks and entertaining fun with board games and card games. Register by August 12 in the Children’s and Teens Dept.

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

To register drop by the library or call at 604-859-7814 ext 1229

SPECIAL EVENTS Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens Fraser Valley Regional Library

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison Fraser Valley Regional Library

Oh Canada! Fraser Valley Regional Library

June 14, 2014 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

June 20, 2014 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Avenue

Jay shares the art of visual storytelling as he crafts a five foot puppet, in the Japanese tradition of Bunraku, that takes two people to articulate! This program is open to all ages. For more information call 604-859-7814 Darlene demonstrates the native art of soapstone carving. Learn about the rich history and exacting skills of this specialized craft from an expert carver. This program is open to everyone. For more information call 604-853-1753.

July 1, 2014 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Visit the FVRL tent at Rotary Stadium during Abbotsford’s Canada Day Celebration, for fun games and Summer Reading Club sign up!

Rotary Stadium 32470 Haida Drive

604-859-7814 ext 1232

Learn something new and have fun too!

UFV summer camps Sign up your kids and teens for summer day camps at UFV.    

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Plenty to do for adults too!    

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For more information about summer camps at ufv, visit

ufv.ca/summer 12

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Wacky Wednesday Fraser Valley Regional Library

Starting July 2, 2014 10:30 am to 11:00 am Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave

A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, crafts, dancing, puppets - a lots of fun, wackiness, and laughter, for kids of all ages and stages! Wednesdays, July 2-30. For more information call 604-853-1753.

Mumble Jumble Mornings

Starting July 3, 2014 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a jumble of morning fun! There will be stories, songs, spectacular puppetry and sensational crafts. Thursdays, July 3-24.

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

For more information call 604-859-7814 (Children’s Dept.)

Welcome Summer Bash

July 5, 2014 12:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Schools out! Let’s celebrate with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a bouncy castle, watermelon and more. At 2pm, magician Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon entertain with their own special brand of fun and energetic magic. Welcome the long, lazy days of summer with us!

Magician Andrew Dalzeil

July 9, 2014 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Mount Lehman Library 5875 Mt. Lehman Rd

Magician Andrew Dalziel

July 12, 2014 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

July 14, 2014 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Avenue

For more information call 604-859-7814 (Children’s Dept.) Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun and energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. For more information call 604-856-4988 Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun and energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. For more information call 604-853-1753 The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform! For more information call 604-853-1753

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SPECIAL EVENTS Pajama Storytime Fraser Valley Regional Library

July 15, 2014 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with songs, rhymes and of course stories. Kids can wear their pajamas and bring along their favorite stuffie. Storytime teaches children a love of books and reading.

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

July 18, 2014 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Second Storey Theatre

July 22, 2014 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Second Storey Theatre

July 28, 2014 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave

Purple Pirate

For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229 The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform! For more information call 604-859-7814 (Children’s Dept) Audiences decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting show. Together, with our cast of performers, the audience helps create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. Suitable for children 6+. For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229 Audiences decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting show. Together, with our cast of performers, the audience helps create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. Suitable for children 6+. For more information call 604-853-1753

August 6, 2014 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Ahoy mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family.

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229

TAG Tea Party Everyone’s Invited!

August 10, 2014 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Drop in to this outdoor tea party, hosted by Clearbrook Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Tea and little snacks will be served, with music to enjoy. Bring your whole family or make a date with friends to meet in front of the library for a relaxing break.

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For more information call 604-859-7814 ext 1229

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Purple Pirate Fraser Valley Regional Library

August 11, 2014 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave

Pajama Storytime Fraser Valley Regional Library

August 19, 2014 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Uzume Taiko Fraser Valley Regional Library

August 23, 2014 10:30 am to 11:15 am Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way

Uzume Taiko Fraser Valley Regional Library

August 25, 2014 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Ave

Ahoy mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. For more information call 604-853-1753

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with songs, rhymes and of course stories. Kids can wear their pajamas and bring along their favorite stuffie. Storytime teaches children love of books and reading. For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229 Experience the pulse of Japanese taiko drums, combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. For more information call the Children’s Dept at 604-859-7814 ext 1229

Experience the pulse of Japanese taiko drums, combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. For more information call 604-853-1753

The Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee, (AECC), is a group of dedicated individuals and organizations passionate about enhancing supports and resources for children up to age 6 and their families. The “Early Years” (prenatal to age 6) are extremely important. The kind of nurturing and attention that children receive in early childhood has a major impact on the rest of their lives. Researchers

have found the early years of development, from birth to age six, affect learning, behaviour and health throughout life. Our Vision: Abbotsford’s families and children 0 to 6 are healthy, safe and secure, successful learners, and socially engaged and responsible. Our Mission: the AECC is a catalyst for building family and community capacity in strengthening the health and well being of children.

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Special Features - Your Family and Child Guide, Summer 2014