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A special feature of the

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Summer Camps and More!

28 School teaches swordplay

29 Explore the little artist within

31 An intro to showbiz

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Looking for the ultimate kids summer camp? Look no further! Book your 8 - 12 year olds into our summer camp at Mt Seymour! Mt Seymour Eco Adventure Camp is an experiential summer camp that engages kids in nature education, cultural awareness, skill development, and personal growth. The camp is held on the top of Mt Seymour, an easy 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. There are day and week long options to choose from, with a shuttle bus available from North Vancouver.

For more details, or to book, call 604 986 2261 ext 217, or visit MountSeymour.com


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Break dance STUDENTS at Norgate Community School’s spring break camp put on a dance routine for friends and family. The school will be hosting summer camps on reading and math and hip hop, gymnastics and musical theatre, July 4-22, 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., respectively. The reading and math camp, for kindergarten to Grade 5 students, is $175 for all three weeks and the hip hop, gymnastics and musical theatre camp, for preschool to Grade 7 students, is $45 for one week, $90 for two and $125 for three weeks. A pre-kindergatenfocused program is also available 9 a.m.-noon. Info: www.norgate.nvsd44.bc.ca or 604-903-3684.

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Licensed, structured, active childcare Professional and Qualified staff

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All Aboard for Kindergarten: A book club that offers a package of literacy materials to kindergarten children and their families at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. The program runs until May 31. Complete details: www.nvcl.ca.

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Booktopia Goes to the Movies: A free Sunday afternoon screening of kids’ books on the big screen May 8 and 15, 2 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Popcorn will be served. Info: www. westvanlibrary.ca. Beachside Babies: A sing-aSee more page 27

BOYS AND GIRLS MULTI-SPORT CAMPS

**Strength and Conditioning Camps: A great way to provide additional skill development. Offered as a combo camp to a variety of our Sports Camps or if you would prefer, they are also offered on their own. See details on our website or call 604-990-7805 for more details.

$110

Booktopia Puppet Show: Children ages three and over are invited to a free show of the folktale Little Red Riding Hood Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.) at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: www.westvanlibrary.ca.

ST4 - July 11-15 - 11:00-12:30 - Girls entering grade 8-10**$90 ST5 - July 25-29 - 11:00-12:30 - Girls entering grade 9-10 ** $90 ST6 - August 29-Sept 2 - 1:30-3:00 - Girls entering grade 8** $90 ST6 - August 29-Sept 2 - 11:00-12:30 - Girls entering grade 9-10** $90 ST7 - August 8-12 - 1:30-3:00 - Girls entering grade 8-9** $90 ST8 - August 8-12 - 11:00-12:30 - Girls entering grade 10-12** $90

SC-1 - August 22-26 - 9:30-12:30 Boys + Girls entering grade 3-4 SC-2 - August 22-26 - 1:30-4:30 Boys + Girls entering grade 5-7

$110

Colour It — North Shore: A photography contest for teens in grades six to 12, with a chance to win one of several prizes, will take place from May 5 to 19. Teens are invited to email a single photo in which they have captured colour to the North Vancouver City Library. Winners will be

Feels So Write: An evening of readings by secondary students from West Vancouver Friday, May 6, 6:30-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. The event will feature poetry and prose readings, music, food and drinks. Info: www. westvanlibrary.ca.

GIRLS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CAMPS

BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER CAMPS

VB-Team - August 22-26 - 9:30-4:30 - Senior Boys Teams Call 604-990-7805 for details

Booktopia: A children’s free literature festival will take place until May 8 at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. The festival is intended to promote literacy, celebrate language arts and cultivate creative thought. Events include author visits, illustrator’s workshops, poetry readings, storytelling and more. Schedule of events: www.booktopia.ca.

Cultivating Resilience in Children: A parenting workshop Friday, May 6, 79:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $10. Free child minding will be available. Registration: 604-983-6350. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com.

ST1 - July 4-8 - 11:00-12:30 - Boys entering grade 8-10** $90 ST2 - August 15-19 - 1:30-3:00 - Boys entering grade 10-12** $90 ST3 - August 15-19 - 11:00-12:30 - Boys entering grades 8-9** $90

MS1 - July 18-21 - 1:30-4:30 Boys and Girls entering grade 3-4 MS2 - August 2-5 - 9:30-4:30 Boys and Girls entering grade 5-7 MS3 - August 22-26 - 9:30-12:30 Boys and Girls entering grade 5-7 MS4 - August 29-Sept 2 - 1:30-4:30 Boys and Girls entering grade 3-4

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM CAMP

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announced at a gala on May 28. Contest rules and criteria: www.nvcl.ca.

To register for Blues Sports Camps or for more info: Visit: www.capilanou.ca/blues Call: 604-990-7805 Email: blues@capilanou.ca

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kids’ stuff From page 26 long for moms and babies up to 24 months Monday, May 9, 1 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Linda, 604-922-0264. Questions, Questions — Caterpillar Crawlers: Children ages three to five accompanied by an adult will discover how colourful caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies through nature crafts, stories

and outdoor exploration, Monday, May 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. For more information go to www.dnv. org/ecology/. The West Vancouver Youth Band will hold an information meeting for parents and aspiring musicians on the North Shore interested in learning more about the band Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. The band is

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open to ages nine to 19 and no previous musical experience is required. Info: 604-922-7996. Imagine and Explore — Sights, Sounds and Signs: Children ages three to six accompanied by an adult will use their senses and learn how to track animals in the forest through a discovery walk Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.noon at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/. See more page 28

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Frye day KEN Seethram helps his daughters Clare (left) and Maya release a coho salmon into McDonald Creek in Memorial Park, across from West Vancouver Memorial Library April 30. The fish was one of 700 salmon frye released as part of the Adopt-AFish event sponsored by the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society and the Coho Society. Elementary school-aged children were given a certificate of adoption.

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fun time with each other. There is an information session the first Sunday of every month, 3 p.m. at Dream Designs Chakra Lounge, 1502 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. RSVP: 604922-8325.

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Circle of Dreams: A program to connect seniors with parents and children in the same community so they can spend

eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Family Place: Drop-in for children under five and their caregivers, Monday to Friday,

Knight school teaches swordplay and history Manisha Krishnan

ing a medicine ball around and doing all kinds of things that get us stronger, fitter and more active,” he says. Youth classes run Monday to Thursday, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $70/month or $60/month with a one-year commitment. A complimentary trial class is available and recommended. Academie Duello also offers Knight Camps during spring and summer breaks. The five-day camp, also for kids aged 8 to 14, covers most of the same weapons along with a bit of grappling and lessons in medieval history. “On the first day you learn about heraldry, which is how knights recognized each other on the battlefield using designs on their shields,” says Cooper, adding that kids later design and paint their own shields. They also get a chance to tour the school’s museum, which features displays on the history of the sword, medieval and renaissance fighting manuals and weapons and armour. All academic topics covered are followed up with quizzes throughout the week. The grand finale is a two-part tournament and showcase held on Friday. “Students show off a lot of the skills they learned during the week,” says Cooper. The next Knight Camp runs July 4-8, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. daily. The cost is $334.88 — lunch is not included. Academie Duello is located at 412 West Hastings St., Vancouver. For more information go to www.academieduello.com or call 604-568-9907.

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• Registration ends May 20

SO your kids are interested in swordplay but you, like most people born within the last 300 years, don’t know a thing about it. No worries — Vancouver’s Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay has got it covered. The school offers a youth program for kids aged eight to 14 that trains them in unarmed combat as well as the use of medieval weapons including the longsword, sidesword, rapier, quarterstaff and polearms. Each weapon is covered for a month-long period and classes are broken down into four parts: stretching, solitary skills, pairs’ drills and sparring. “They would work attacking and fending on sometimes very complicated plays using the stuff they were doing in the solitary exercises against other students,” says Roland Cooper, a youth instructor at the school. Sparring is done using foam weapons and protective equipment. “They’re trying to apply the stuff we were learning in class at speed and against uncooperative opponents.” While some children are unfamiliar with physical contact, most of them get over that pretty quickly, according to Cooper. And dueling aside, the classes serve as a pretty good workout. “From the second we start, we’re moving around and doing push-ups and sit-ups and throw-

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THE Artists For Kids sleepaway camp in Brackendale, B.C., lets kids focus on the artist within while participating in fun outdoor activities including hiking, swimming and canoeing. For more information go to www.artists4kids.com.

Camp combines art and nature Loren Romei lromei@nsnews.com

SITTING among the trees and wildlife, children in the Artists For Kids Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Arts create their next

masterpiece. Under the guidance of an experienced team of artists, students enrolled in the program spend six days and five nights exploring the artist within at the North Vancouver Outdoor School

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NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Working it QUEEN Mary elementary student Ryan Easkin makes dice out of cedar with the help of Derek Klassen, a carpentry instructor from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, at YES 2 IT, a hands-on trades fair at William Lucas Centre. The event also covered landscaping, culinary training and automotive repair.

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Summer Camps at Cap U

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VANCOUVER Film School’s Act Out Loud summer camp and summer intensive progams are ideal for young students serious about getting into show business.

Calling future movie stars Loren Romei lromei@nsnews.com

IF your kids dream about starring in a film or are curious about the entertainment industry then consider the Vancouver Film School programs and camps this summer.

in developing some serious acting skills. Also offered are summer intensive programs which allow students to get a taste of some of the courses at the VFS before applying to the school. The Act Out Loud camps are five-day workshops spilt into two age groups: preteens, nine to 12 and teens, 13 to 16. “It is not really recreation-based like

The VFS’s Act Out Loud summer camps are designed for pre-teens and teens interested

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CAMP D’ÉTÉ FRANCOPHONE du 4 juillet au 19 août 2011

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Vivez l’expérience... Anim’atout offre aux enfants de 3 à 12 ans une ambiance stimulante, éducative, dynamique au plaisir garantie! Ouvert 8h à 18h. Places limitées. Réservez dès maintenant au (778) 340-1034 ou tt.animatout@gmail.com

Immerse your kids in a fun world of discovery in a dynamic environment through our weekly themes. Anim’atout is the place for you!

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you would get in other theatre camps. The emphasis is on training young professional children who show a real talent and distinction for acting,” says Mattie Shisko, teen program coordinator and senior instructor at the VFS. The aspiring actors learn the fundamentals of acting, improvisation, TV commercials and film study, according to Shisko. “The way that our camp is quite unique, is when we shoot the scenes we do them as little mini location shoots, so the children are in different environments to create those scripts and scenes,” she says. Shisko said the students are provided with the opportunities to be on camera as well as operate the camera equipment and be a part of a production team. Adam Bogoch, 18, took part in Act Out Loud two years ago because he was in the middle of creating his own feature film and wanted to learn more about acting. “It opened up so many opportunities for me as a director learning how to work with other actors, really understand how important acting is, and how difficult it is,” he says. The young writer and director has now released two of his own feature films and is working on his third. For others, who are at least 17 years old, looking to pursue their passion in the entertainment industry, the summer intensive programs are a great fit. The programs are five days long and start at the beginning

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of July until late August. They provide the students with hands on experience in their field of interest. Program streams include: film production, makeup design for film and TV, acting for film and TV, digital design, writing for film and TV, game design, animation and visual effects, experience VFS, sound design for visual nedia, and new this year entertainment business management. “The idea with the summer intensive is to give people a taste of what it would be like to be in the course. To give a sense of workload, subject matter, and possible career paths,” said Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, head of entertainment business management. She said there tends to be about 15 to 30 people in each class and the students who decide to enroll in a full-time course at VFS will have the cost of their summer intensive program deducted from their tuition fees. Last summer, Teresa Chang, 24, took the digital design program. “The best part is that I got a taste of every course and it is very close to the real program, so it was very worthwhile,” says Chang. She is currently enrolled in the digital design program at VFS. A complete list prices, dates, and more information for both Act Out Loud and the summer intensive programs is available online at www.vfs.com/actoutloud and www.vfs.com/ intensives2011. Registration is required and the workshops have sold out in the past, so sign up soon.

Run Bikes (2-4 yr olds) Survive the Shore (5-10 yr olds) Spoke Sisters (just for girls) Extreme Riders $280 (8-15 yr olds) Ride. Play. Explore. Escape. See ALL the details escadventures.com All programs and levels will have a strong focus on safety. All riders will be required to wear full face helmets and leg & arm armour. Rental equipment and before & after camp care available.

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Now accepting new students in all summer programs. Contact us for more information.

Summer camps for dancers age 3 to 18! Evening classes for children, teens, and adults! All levels welcome, beginner to advanced!

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High skill level less important than passion From page 29

Learn To Sail!

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Nutrition help for your child • food allergies or intolerances • gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea, constipation) • infants or children with eczema • food refusal or mealtime battles • overweight or underweight • vegetarianism

Kid’s Kayak Summer Camps

Workshops for Parents

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STUDENTS in the art camp try everything from drawing and painting to print making.

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in Brackendale B.C. “The kids get a full range of experiences, some drawing, some painting, mixed media, print making, and some sort of three dimensional piece, whether it’s ceramics or construction,” said Yolande Martinello, the district principal of fine arts in North Vancouver and the director of Artists For Kids. The emphasis of the camp is on the natural environment so when the students are not creating art, they are participating in one of the many other activities available to them out there, according to Julie Pappajohn, an art teacher with the program. “You are really getting a combination of summer camp activities like canoeing, archery, hiking, swimming, the camp atmosphere, camp songs, and of course being together in the little cabins, with this rich art atmosphere and the freedom to express yourself through visual art,” she says. Pappajohn has taught classes at the summer camp many times before and she said she would recommend the program to anyone. There are two programs to choose from — one for children ages eight to 12 and another for teens 13 to 18. Under the supervision of Canadian artists from different backgrounds the students experiment with many forms of visual art. “The environment that they’re in, in outdoor school, is really inspiring for the students. . . it is just such a rich source of imagery for them” said Pappajohn, adding that there are different themes for the summer school every year. This year the theme for the younger group is Animal Spirits led by artist George Littlechild and for the older group Stacks, Bundles and Beautiful Objects led by artists Marcus Bowcott and Judson Beaumont. While all skill levels are welcome, a passion for art is a must, says Martinello. “The kids, they have to really want to be doing five hours of art because it is a long day.” She says that many kids return to the summer camp every year. “We’ve had kids who’ve started at eight years old, have gone all the way through the program, and then have come back and been art assistants. We’ve even had two that have gone through all of those years and then been teachers. So it is a life changing experience for some people.” The art adventures with Artists For Kids begin July 10. For more information or to register visit www.artists4kids.com or call 604-903-3798.

Your kids get to spend the week paddling in beautiful Deep Cove. Water safety and kayak skills are taught in such a fun environment your kids won’t know they are learning.

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Classical • Jazz & Rock Guitar Acoustic or Electric

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kids’ stuff From page 28 9 a.m. to noon at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive. Drop-in: $3. For more information call 604-925-7141. French for Fun: Drop-in French program for children ages three to five years old every Monday from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St.

Open Door: A support group for single mothers of preschool-age children, with free child care and workshops, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., at 870 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Lunch will be served. Info: 604-9851122 local 28. Shop and Stroll: A free mom and baby exercise class every Monday, 9:30 a.m. at Park Royal Shopping Centre’s north mall. Meet in front of Eddie Bauer store. Info: 604-461-7827 or www.runnersandbootiesfitness. com.

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WEBB’S Holiday Acres Children’s Camp ~ Aldergrove, BC

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Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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SUMMER CAMPS Aug 8-12 “Once upon a time..�Half Day Camp for Girls and Boys 3-6yrs 9-1pm Camp involves crafts and creative movement based on various fairytales

Aug 15-19 Junior Summer Sampler Girls & Boys 6-12yrs 10-3pm An excellent opportunity to try various styles of dance Aug 22-26 Senior Summer School 9-3pm



For more information or to register visit www.seymourdance.com

WEEKLY & DAILY REGISTRATION (where available) $295 per week and $60 per day

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North Vancouver Youth Band is looking for new members at all levels. Practices are held Monday to Thursday. Info: 604-980-5823

 

SUMMER PROGRAM THEMES!

Nature Animals Science Sports Survivor Health Be a Star Healthy Lifestyle Camp End of Summer fun!

views and have fun. Activities for ages 15-19. Movies, games, dancing, great food and a lot more. Every Monday, 7-9 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-3893357 or www.wayaware.com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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St. Andrew’s Sunshine Kids: A free program for children ages 2½ to 4½ Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. There will be singing, stories and activities to support the spiritual growth of children. Info: 604-985-0408 or www.st-andrews-united.ca.

808 Lytton Road, North Vancouver Located near Ron Andrews Rec Centre 604 929 6060 • FREE PARKING BALLET • JAZZ • LYRICAL • HIP HOP •TAP • IRISH • MUSICAL THEATRE • MODERN

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HIGHLANDS PRESCHOOL The ONLY High ScopeÂŽ curriculum preschool on the North Shore SPECIALIZING IN TRANSITION TO FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

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Registration information at www.highlandspreschool.ca or email registration@highlandspreschool.ca

Group bookings also available

Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Before and After Care

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Weekly Themed Programs at these Loctions: Capilano Kids’ Club 604-985-0116 Lynn Valley Kids’ Club 604-985-4013 Westview Kids’ Club 604-998-0182

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WEST VANCOUVER

SUMMER

CAMPS

REGISTER NOW westvancouver.ca/camps OR CALL 604-925-7270 FRIENDSHIP & FUN ALL SUMMER LONG! Whether your kids are enjoying making friends at Gymnastics camps, Lighthouse Park, or on the waterfront at an Arts Camp, there are lots of opportunities for your kids to make friends this summer! SWIM AND GYM Gymnastics and swimming combined! Each day campers will have a one hour and 30 minute gymnastics class followed by a one hour swimming lesson! 5.5–12 years LIGHTHOUSE PARK CAMP Escape the city this summer! Meet new friends and indulge in the fun of outdoor adventure experiences while learning about the awesome natural environment in this renowned North Shore park. ART AND DESIGN CAMPS AT WVCC Young designers and artists explore and develop their creativity working in an art workshop setting with professional artists/instructors PRESCHOOL AFTERNOONS: AT GLENEAGLES For little campers that want to use their imaginations. Programs will incorporate various themes through arts and crafts, games, explorations, storytelling, songs, and fun. FULL DAY GYMNASTICS CAMP Swinging and springing for boys and girls entering grade one and up. Mornings will be spent working out in the gym. Gymnastics, trampoline, balance beam and uneven bars will be included.

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