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Is Your Child’s Face Developing Well? Does your child breathe through his/her mouth? Does your child suffer from allergies? Does your child have any oral habit such as thumb or finger sucking? Does your child have an untreated tongue tie? Does your child have crowded teeth? Does your child have jaws that seem too far forward or back?

Early Intervention can have far reaching benefits.

Straight Teeth the Natural Way

Myobrace® treatment focuses on addressing the underlying causes of poor facial and dental development and can unlock your child’s healthy growth and development. HOW MYOBRACE® WORKS • Promotes breathing through the nose


• Corrects tongue positioning • Retrains the lips and cheeks • Corrects poor swallowing habits

After 6 months

Saanich Dental Group Free Consultation: 250-477-7321 (for children under 12)

pizza sold at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria goes to charity. For more information, visit Bundle up and bring your family down to Christmas Starlight Cinema at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe to enjoy one of Victoria’s great Christmas traditions—Christmas movies under the stars on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6pm in December. The line-up: Dec 6, A Christmas Story; Dec 7, Ice Age; Dec 13, Elf; Dec 14, Home Alone; Dec 20, Polar Express; Dec 21, It’s a Wonderful Life. Movies are free, but donations to Santas Anonymous are appreciated. BYO lawn chair and extra blankets, the hotel will supply heaters. If raining, movies will be held inside. 45 Songhees Road. For information, phone 250-360-2999. 16th Annual Bear Wear in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria until Jan 2, 2017. Visit the best dressed bears in town at this annual fundraiser, helping children and youth in need and their families on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. All funds raised support the programs of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Admission is free, but for a suggested $2 donation, you can enter a draw to win your favourite bear. Vote as many times as you like—the more times you vote, the better your chances. Phone 250-519-6935 or visit The Christmas Express at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, running 14 nights over three weekends, Dec 2-4, Dec 9-11, and Dec 16-23 from 4-9pm (train leaves every 20 minutes from 4:30-8:30pm). Ride behind Samson, the museum’s 1910 steam locomotive, through festive light displays and exhibits in the forest and on the trestle. Visit Santa Claus, dance to live Christmas music, make a Christmas tree craft in the schoolhouse, watch the model train, and warm up with hot chocolate in Train Station Treats. Santa will ride the first train, leaving at 4:30pm and then will be in the main museum for pictures and visits. 2892 Drinkwater Road. Visit or call 250715-1113. Live Nativity Scene. The First Christmas, an outdoor Nativity pageant, features Wise Men from the east, the Angel Gabriel, shepherds with flocks, an innkeeper, King Harrod with his soldiers, townspeople,

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Island Parent December 2016  

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