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Readers’ Choice Annual Family Events

Business Profiles BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation Programs & Resources

Family Resource Listings


readers’ choice Local Children’s Clothing Store 1st: Redfish Kids Clothing TIED: Pebble Baby, Hip Baby, Dandelion Kids

Kids’ Sports Equipment Store 1st: Sports Junkies 2nd: Corner Sports 3rd: Abby’s Sports

Maternity Store 1st: Room for 2 TIED: Steveston Maternity, Lusso Baby, Little Savages

Family Bike Shop 1st: Cap’s Bicycles 2nd: Different Bikes TIED: Reckless, Bikes for All, Cambie Bikes

Consignment or Vintage Store (Maternity, Children, Baby) 1st: Beansprouts 2nd: Front & Co 3rd: Little Savages Children’s Shoe Store 1st: Aunt Em’s TIED: The Shoe Box, Lusso Baby Shopping Area/Mall 1st: Metrotown 2nd: Coquitlam Centre 3rd: Guildford Favourite Local Source for Kids and Family Books 1st: Kidsbooks 2nd: Black Bond Books 3rd: Public Libraries Children’s Furniture Store 1st: West Coast Kids 2nd: TJ’s the Kiddies Store 3rd: Crocodile Baby Place For Baby Gear 1st: TJ’s the Kiddies Store 2nd: West Coast Kids 3rd: Crocodile Baby 6

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Nanny/Babysitting Agency or Organization 1st: Nannies on Call TIED: Options Resources, Lullaby League Midwife and/or Doula Services 1st: Mother Me 2nd: South Community Birth Program 3rd: Main Street Midwifery Restaurant to Take the Family 1st: White Spot 2nd: Red Robin 3rd: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Natural/Organic Food Store or Delivery Service 1st: Spud.ca 2nd: Nature’s Fare 3rd: Organic Grocer Pizzeria 1st: Rocky Mountain Flatbread 2nd: Nat’s New York Pizza TIED: Steveston Pizza, Bella Pizza, Via Tevere


Activity Play Centre 1st: Go Bananas 2nd: Koko’s 3rd: Great Escape Kids Swim Program TIED: Aquaventures, Hillcrest Community Centre 2nd: Red Cross Programs 3rd: Atlantis Children’s Gymnastics Program 1st: Circus West 2nd: Phoenix Gymnastics 3rd: Delta Gymnastics

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Kids’ Day Camp (Summer, Spring Break, Winter Break) 1st: Circus West 2nd: Pear Tree 3rd: Music with Marnie

Children’s Visual & Fine Arts Program 1st: Music with Marnie 2nd: Circus West 3rd: Arts Umbrella

Family/Pediatric Dentist or Clinic 1st: Pediatric Dental Group PDG 2nd: Child’s Play 3rd: Monarch

Children’s Performing Arts Program (Dance, Vocal, Theatre) 1st: Richmond Arts Connection 2nd: Vancouver Performing Stars 3rd: Gateway Theatre

Fitness Program/Gym 1st: Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club 2nd: Fit for 2 3rd: Moksha Yoga

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Readers’ Choice Awards Learning/Tutoring Centre or Program 1st: Kumon 2nd: Tutor Doctor 3rd: Sylvan Learning Centres Local Family Attraction 1st: Vancouver Aquarium 2nd: Science World TIED: Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island, Maplewood Farms Annual Baby/Family Show/Fair/Event 1st: Circus West Year end show 2nd: The Fair at the PNE 3rd: Healthy Family Expo

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Day Trip Destination (from Greater Vancouver) 1st: Whistler TIED: Stanley Park, Harrison Hot Springs 3rd: Bowen Island Vacation Destination (in BC) 1st: Whistler 2nd: Tofino 3rd: Victoria Favourite Family Ski Area 1st: Whistler Blackcomb 2nd: Grouse Mountain 3rd: Cypress Mountain


Travel Agency/Resource 1st: Flight Centre 2nd: Marlin Travel 3rd: Travel Best Bets Kids & Family Photographer 1st: Bopomo Photography 2nd: Lisa Marie Photography TIED: Robert Marlow, Robin Bonner, Jodie Hadden

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Kids’ Hair Salon TIED: Melonheads, Sparky’s 2nd: Bruce’s

Children’s Entertainer/ Performer (Concerts, Parties, Events, or CDs) 1st: Music with Marnie 2nd: Bobs & Lolo 3rd: Will Stroet

Place to Host a Kid’s Birthday Party 1st: Circus West 2nd: 4 Cats Art 3rd: 6Pack Indoor Beach

Online Parenting/Family Resource 1st: WestCoast Families online 2nd: KidsVancouver.com 3rd: BabyCenter.ca

Party Supply Store or Rental TIED: Party Bazaar, Party City 2nd: Turkey’s Partymakers 3rd: It’s My Party Shop

Place To Read/Pick Up WestCoast Families Magazine 1st: Library 2nd: Online

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Annual Family Events

Children the Heart of the Matter January 26 - 27, 2018 www.childcareoptions.ca

Family Literacy Day January 27, 2018 www.abclifeliteracy.ca

Abbotsford Tulip Festival April - May, 2018 www.abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca

Day out with Thomas at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park May 2018 www.wcra.org

Healthy Family Expo March 18, 2018 www.healthyfamilyexpo.com

Early Years Festival Surrey April 7, 2018 www.surrey.ca

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Playland at the PNE May 5 - September 16, 2018 www.pne.ca/playland

Surrey International Children’s Festival May 24 - 26, 2018 www.surrey.ca


Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 28 - June 3, 2018 www.childrensfestival.ca

Point Grey Fiesta June 23, 2018 www.pointgreyfiesta.org

Whistler Children’s Festival July 6 - 8, 2018

The Fair at the PNE August 18 - Sep 3, 2018 www.pne.ca

Word Vancouver September 24 - 30, 2018 www.wordvancouver.ca

Wesbrook Festival September 2018 www.discoverwesbrook.com

www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com

Vancouver Baby Family Fair October 27 - 28, 2018 www.baby-fair.com

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Business Profiles

WestCoast Families is fortunate to work with some of the most amazing local businesses! They enrich our lives, make things easier, and allow us to enjoy this spectacular area we call home. We’ve partnered with some of them here in our featured Business Profile section, telling you more about what makes them special and why they are so passionate about what they do. These profiles, resource listings, and more are also available on our website, with live weblinks to each business. Visit us at www.westcoastfamilies.com If you’d like to be included in our Business Profile feature next year, email sales@westcoastfamilies.com


Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Surrey Inspiring creativity. For good. Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has made it a mission to provide children and youth with access to high quality arts programs, regardless of experience, level of education, or socio-economic background. Through visual arts, music, theatre, dance, and media arts programs, Arts Umbrella is the go-to centre for arts in Metro Vancouver.

Q&A Why did you start this business? In 1979, Carol Henriquez and Gloria Schwartz wanted to instill in all children a love of the arts. Our founders built a centre that would awaken the potential of young people, inspiring them to become confident, productive, creative, and healthy citizens. What makes your business special? We’re one of the few kids’ arts organizations to teach visual and performing arts in one space, creating a fun, inspiring environment in which young artists thrive. Our practicing artist-instructors not only teach technique, but also self-expression. Tell us a little-known secret about your business. We’re a non-profit. Of the 20,000 young people we reach every year, 80% access our programming at little to no cost—through bursary and scholarship opportunities, as well as free community programs at schools, community centres, and healthcare facilities.

www.artsumbrella.com 604.681.5268 Facebook.com/artsumbrella Twitter: @artsumbrella Instagram: @artsumbrella


Claire Newell Travel Best Bets Burnaby, Vancouver & Langley

Travel Best Bets is a leader in Canada’s travel industry, offering awardwinning service and sales as a leading travel agency and wholesaler. Travel Best Bet’s state-of-the-art call centre is open 7 days a week to handle your sales enquiries. From Singapore to New York, when you need to get there, your destination is just a call away!

Q&A What do you most enjoy teaching or showing your clients? That the world is a book and if you don’t travel you only read one page. Can you share an improvement or something new you’ll be offering in the near future? I’m excited to share that we will be opening some new locations in the very near future! Can you share a life-defining moment? Marrying my incredibly supportive, funny, kind, and laid-back husband. He brings out the best in me, and encourages me to follow my dreams. Tell us a little-known secret about your business. I started Travel Best Bets straight out of university (UBC) with a loan against the car my parents had bought for me as a university graduation present. What is one thing you’d like to tell our readers about your business? In April 2018, we will be celebrating 25 years in business!

www.travelbestbets.com 604.669.6607


Matthew’s House Abbotsford Matthew’s House is a program of Communitas Supportive Care Society. Communitas is a faith-based, registered charity providing care in communities across British Columbia to those living with disabilities. They provide services ranging from 24-hour residential care, to skillsbased day programs, to respite care for families.

Q&A What are your most popular services? Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality care to children who live with complex care needs. Located in Abbotsford, Matthew’s House provides care for up to five children at a time, in a stateof-the-art residence staffed by experienced caregivers. Children between the ages of 4 and 18 stay from two nights to 14 days or longer. Why did you start this service? Matthew’s House is a result of the vision of Doug and Andrea Froese. Complications during his birth left Matthew completely dependent on others for his care. Despite this, he was deeply loved by family and friends. Doug and Andrea sought to honour this legacy of love by creating a home-away-from-home, where families like theirs could bring their child, knowing that they would be safely and lovingly cared for. Matthew’s House opened its doors in November, 2013. What makes your service special? One of the things that makes Matthew’s House such a special place is the way that we include parents. We recognize that parents are the experts on their child’s care. Parents work together with staff to create a care plan for their child’s stay, ensuring that care is specific to their child’s needs. Parents also spend the first night in our beautiful parent’s room, to help their child adjust to the new environment and to help staff learn from their unique knowledge. What is one thing that you’d like to tell readers about your business? Matthew’s House is funded through a blended partnership between government and private donors. Quality care is costly and Matthew’s House relies on donations from events and generous donations from community groups and individuals.

www.mattshouse.ca 604.850.6608 Facebook.com/matthewshouse


Tourism Harrison Harrison Hot Springs Tourism Harrison is the destination marketing organization for Harrison Hot Springs, and has the mission of educating the world about the family-friendly resort destination that offers hot springs, hiking, biking, and paddling - all while surrounded by nature. Only a 90-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Tourism Harrison encourages visitors to “Find nature...just up the road.”

Q&A How does your business relate to or connect with the West Coast lifestyle? Harrison Hot Springs offers the perfect place to get away from the big city stress and congestion. Surrounded by mountains, with wonderful sandy beaches and the incredible and pristine Harrison lake, Harrison has something to offer everyone. What makes your business special? Harrison Hot Springs offers visitors more than just beautiful scenery. What makes Harrison unique is the healing hot springs, and of course the elusive Sasquatch! Can you share an improvement or something new you’ll be offering in the near future? Harrison has a long history with the sasquatch. The Sts’ailes First Nations band has stories about this mystical beast dating back thousands of years. Visitors can learn more about the sasquatch and its history at our new Sasquatch Museum. What is one thing you’d like to tell our readers about your business? Harrison is the perfect family vacation destination with something for all ages. Whether it’s hiking, biking, paddling or simply relaxing on the beach, our visitors can find nature...just up the road.

www.tourismharrison.com 604.796.5582 Facebook.com/TourismHarrison Twitter: @HarrisonTourism


Place des Arts Coquitlam Place des Arts is an established arts education centre located in Maillardville, Coquitlam. With over 45 years of experience providing high quality programs in all artistic disciplines, Place des Arts is a thriving home to our arts community.

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Why did you start this business? Place des Arts was founded in 1972 by the Coquitlam Arts Council to provide a home for the arts in the Tricities area. The aim of the founders was to have all the arts under one roof, which we continue to do to this day. What makes your business special? Our highly-skilled teachers provide instruction in all arts disciplines in our well-equipped facility. We offer a multitude of music and visual arts classrooms as well as dedicated fibre arts, pottery and dance studios. Can you share an improvement or something new you’ll be offering in the near future? In 2017/2018 we launched our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company for young performers ages 10-17. This by-audition, performance training company meets twice a week to develop skills and rehearse for two public performances each season.

www.placedesarts.ca 604.664.1636 Facebook.com/pdacoquitlam/

Parenting for Connection Robbin McManne, Certified Parent Coach Lower Mainland & Greater Vancouver Robbin used to be an angry mom. Even though she used to SNAP she would feel horrible after and felt like a failure. That seems like a lifetime ago, and now as a Parent Coach, she has learned how to understand her anger and enjoys being with her kids and helps parents do the same!

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Why did you start this business? I wanted to help parents find more joy in their parenting, and help them understand themselves and their kids to create a more cooperative environment. As a Coach, I help parents create strong families so they have more peace and so their kids thrive! What makes your business special? My business offers a new way to parent – I teach how to get your kids to listen the first time without yelling or repeating and how to quickly end meltdowns. I help parents understand their anger and their kids’ emotions. What is one thing you’d like to tell our readers about your business? You aren’t alone if you are a struggling, frustrated or angry parent. This is the hardest job and we often feel horrible and ashamed when it doesn’t look like we imagined. I can help you restore harmony and create the family you’ve always envisioned. www.parentingforconnection.com Facebook.com/parenting4connection Instagram: @parentingforconnection


Camp Artaban Gambier Island Providing Christian camping on Gambier Island since 1923, Camp Artaban welcomes everyone. Described as “awesome” and “paradise”, Artaban offers sleepaway camps, outdoor education, weddings and rentals. Natural exploration and outdoor adventure provide a wilderness experience just 30 minutes from Vancouver.

Q&A How does your business relate to or connect with the West Coast lifestyle? We offer a feeling of being in the wilderness, within a 30 minute boat ride of the city. Our West Coast comfortable amenities are nestled in pristine coastal rainforest which is perfect for teaching local flora, fauna and wilderness skills. Artaban’s spectacular waterfront offers swimming, sea kayaking, beach combing and more. What makes your business special? We are sensitive to youth culture while encouraging children to ‘be at camp’. The rustic setting enables children & adults to forget about the city life and enjoy getting messy. Artaban staff work closely with camp directors and renters to create a bespoke camp experience.

www.campartaban.com 604.980.0391 Facebook.com/campartaban/

Dr. Sabrina Chen-See Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor, Vancouver Dr. Sabrina Chen-See is skilled in various chiropractic techniques that help patients to achieve their health goals - whether it is pain relief, subluxation correction, maintaining good health, or unleashing their inner potential. Her approach to chiropractic care helps families for whom quality of life is the highest priority. The focus at Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor is on reducing nerve distress so the body and mind can function at its best.

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What makes your business special? We use specailty techniques in chiropractic, but the biggest difference is that we have programs in place to help people in difficult situations that seem to fall through the cracks and don’t respond to traditional routes of care. Can you share an improvement or something new you’ll be offering in the near future? Something we’ve recently started is offering free Baseline Health Assessments for kids. We do this as a community service to give parents an opportunity to find out their kids’ level of health and our recommendations for improvement. Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor www.familywellnesschiro.ca 604.566.9088 Facebook.com/FamilyWellnessChiropractor/


Michele Kambolis Chi School, Vancouver

Chi School shares the latest information and tools for a mindful, balanced life. They offer programs that support parents with playbased activities that amplify joy, resiliency and connection, and practical tips on parenting, mind-body health, yummy kid-friendly vegan recipes, and all other important information to help make life a little easier and bolster your family’s health.

Q&A Why did you start this business? When we help others heal, we heal too – it’s this deep desire to support a conscious, healthy, connected human family that drives everything I do. What makes your business special? Our approach is highly integrated to ensure that clients receive effective, holistic care. We offer services for all ages and abilities, including clinical counseling, behaviour consultation and intervention, community outreach, vocational counseling and training, sexual health groups, biofeedback, mindfulness groups and a whole host of other services, all well supported by science. Can you share an improvement or something new you’ll be offering in the near future? We’re launching a Chi School webinar in June! Parents and children will now be able to practise their happiness tools no matter where they are. Can you share a life-defining moment? I struggled with infertility. Eight pregnancies and two children later, I realized that parenting is a complex and sometimes painful path of transformation. That knowledge informs my work and my life in profound ways.

www.chischool.ca 604.689.9116 Facebook.com/ChiSchoolOfficial/


SOAR Inclusive Preschool Richmond By creating a safe, consistent, and welcoming environment, SOAR Inclusive Preschool provides meaningful social and learning experiences to all students ages 2.5 to 5 years regardless of background, experience, or ability.

Q&A What do you most enjoy teaching or showing your clients? At SOAR, children on the Autism spectrum learn alongside typically developing peers. Children who have no diagnosis benefit from the school’s individualized curriculum while they build social awareness and learn to accommodate different types of friends. What makes your business special? Our caring instructors are fluent in contemporary teaching and behavioural support strategies and receive regular supervision and consultation from experts in the field. We are the first preschool in British Columbia to provide an equal number of independent and supported placements (1 support worker for every two students).

www.soarpreschool.ca 604.207.1985 Facebook.com/soar.preschool Twitter: @SoarPreschool

Kits Family Dental Vancouver

Kits Family Dental is a dental office in Vancouver, conveniently located in Kitsilano, with flexible morning, evening, and weekend hours to easily accommodate your entire family. Our Vancouver dental office treats patients of all ages, from your baby at 6 months old to people well into their retirement years.

Q&A What are you or your business best known for in your work? At Kits Family Dental, we have services to take care of the entire family. You may be a kid at heart, but we also have a special section of services just for the kids themselves. What do you most enjoy teaching or showing your clients? Our goal is to provide high-quality, preventive dentistry to all our patients. Our focus and commitment is towards patient education. From teaching parents how to care for their babies’ and young children’s teeth, to giving adolescents and adults the special care they may need to restore their oral health, we are here to help and guide you every step of the way.

www.kitsfamilydental.com facebook.com/KitsFamilyDental Twitter @kitsfamdental Instagram @kitsfamilydental

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Alyssa Bauman Nourished Health Consulting, Vancouver

Enlightening, motivating, and results-driven. Nourished - a health consulting firm, inspires wellness through one-on-one consultations, providing a comfortable environment for clients to thrive emotionally and physically. Nourished creates personalized wellness maps to bring more balance, energy, clarity, and to help with weight loss/ management, anxiety and fatigue for life. This isn’t a diet, Nourished encourages a healthier lifestyle - providing solutions to live your happiest, most fulfilled life today.

Q&A What are your most popular services? I sell health and wellness. My most popular services are my one-onone health coaching programs, the Nourished Makeover, and the Nourished Video Series which are ten 5-7 minute videos that are like having your own personal nutritionist in your back pocket. What do you like best about owning a business? Freedom to express who I am on my time. I am completely present in my children’s lives. I am my own business so anywhere I go, I am Nourished. What do you crave in life? Fresh green juice, and acai and hemp smoothies. My daughters’ smiles, new places to explore, and a killer red lipstick. Lingering kisses, avocados, my native NYC, and the perfect little dress. What’s the #1 food you get clients to eliminate? Sugar. What do you teach your clients about all the processed food choices available? You need to be aware, and you need to make being aware a priority. Food is about fuel, not just about eating. We need to know exactly what it is we’re eating, and what we’re putting into our bodies.

www.nourished.ca 604.290.1231 Facebook.com/nourished.ca Twitter: @nourished_by_Alyssa


BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

The BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation is dedicated to providing research, education, and support for the healthiest outcomes for women and newborns in BC. They may be responsible for delivering amazing babies, but they have so much more to offer! Here is a resource list of just some of the unique clinics and programs available through this important organization. Access Clinic Access is the first clinic in Canada to provide education, diagnostic screening, treatment and advocacy for women with disabilities. Antepartum Program BC Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in BC with the experts, equipment, and facilities to help women with the most complicated and highest-risk pregnancies. Birthing Program The Best Birth Clinic helps expectant mothers make important childbirth decisions. The specialists, innovative research, and the latest technology keep BC Women’s Hospital at the forefront of maternity care. Women experiencing the highest risk pregnancies in BC are cared for at BC Women’s Hospital, and over 7,000 babies are born at BC Women’s annually. 3D Breast Screening BC Women’s Hospital was also the first in the province to offer 3D breast screening with tomosynthesis. Their expert team provides rapid diagnosis for women with abnormal mammograms or breast symptoms. The Sadie Diamond Breast Health Imaging Centre will give women the most advanced diagnostic imaging in digital mammography. CARE Program The CARE Program at BC Women’s Hospital provides a Comprehensive Abortion and Reproductive Education Program for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy - focusing on the emotional, social, and physical needs of women. Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Since 1996, The BC Centre of Excellence has kept women’s health and wellness on the agenda for policy makers and clinicians. Complex Chronic Diseases Program This new program will provide patient and symptom-centered care for women and men who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Lyme Disease and other complex chronic diseases. Continence Clinic BC Women’s Hospital provides the only in-hospital, non-profit program in BC where physiotherapists treat women with incontinence using non-surgical techniques.

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Diagnostic Ambulatory Program Women visit BC Women’s Hospital for prenatal ultrasound and other services to diagnose medical problems early in pregnancy. The Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic BC Women’s Hospital offers support during the trauma of miscarriage - providing diagnosis, care, privacy, counselling and follow-up visits. Family Practice Maternity Service The Family Practice Maternity Service offers a group of dedicated family doctors who are passionate about providing maternity care, who have joined together to offer their skills and services to childbearing women and their families. Their many years of experience and commitment to excellence mean that patients receive personalized, high-quality care. Fir Square Combined Maternity Care Unit BC Women’s Hospital created Canada’s first inpatient program treating pregnant substance addicted women and their babies. The program helps women and their newborns stabilize and withdraw from substances, keeping mothers and babies together whenever possible, and continuing to provide care from antepartum to postpartum, and between hospital and community. Heart Health Program for Women Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. 87% percent of heart disease can be prevented through assessment and lifestyle management. The BC Women’s Hospital Heart Program for Women provides cardiac care for women who are at risk of developing heart disease. Indigenous Women’s Health Program The Indigenous Women’s Health Program provides health services to improve the health of aboriginal women and their families. Outreach services include pap smear and mammography clinics, planning and facilitating culturally-sensitive resource materials, and forming women’s groups to develop health programs in their communities. Infant Transport Team (ITT) The Infant Transport Team in BC stabilizes babies in emergencies and transports them to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BC Women’s Hospital from hospitals throughout province.


Foundation Programs & Resources

New Beginnings Maternity Clinic The New Beginnings Maternity Clinic offers maternity care for new immigrants, created to provide comprehensive maternity and primary care for pregnant immigrant women – from conception through to delivery and postpartum – who would otherwise not have access to maternal and child care. Medical Genetics Program This provincial referral centre is committed to providing high-quality genetic health care to residents of BC, while participating in and contributing actively to research and education in the field of Medical Genetics. Midwifery Care Midwives are experts in natural childbirth, providing primary care to women during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. Their focus is on the optimum physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing of both mothers and their newborns. The midwifery model of care promotes the natural progression of labour and birth, and encourages the appropriate use of technology. Milk Bank Breast milk is shown to help premature and critically ill newborns to avoid life threatening infections. The majority of premature babies, however, are unable to receive milk from their own mothers. The BC Women’s Provincial Milk Bank saves lives by providing the families of sick babies with pasteurized donor breast milk. Neonatal Follow-Up Program Babies born too soon, too small, and very sick face a long road to recovery. However, that journey doesn’t end when they leave the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital. The multidisciplinary team at the Neonatal Follow-Up Program monitors the progress of patients ranging from infants born at 25 weeks (or less) gestation, to full-term babies born with serious complications. By regularly monitoring the children’s growth and development, they can make specific early intervention recommendations and therapy referrals to help address any potential long-term impairments the little patients might develop. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit With 60 tiny beds, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital operates the largest, most specialized neonatal care centre in the province. Babies from all over BC come to receive surgical and other specialized care that only BC Women’s Hospital has the expertise and facilities to provide. Newcomer Women’s Health Clinic This clinic provides health services to women who are new arrivals to Canada. Services are provided by a nurse practitioner, and include but are not limited to; cervical cancer screening, breast screening, testing for sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive (birth control) counselling, and general women’s healthcare.

Nurse Practitioner Community Clinics Women living in the inner city can face challenging barriers when it comes to accessing health care, including poverty, isolation, and stigma. The Nurse Practitioner Community Clinics are out in the community to help at-risk women gain better access to primary care, such as screening for cancer, prevention advice, and counselling. BC Women’s Nurse Practitioners provide a primary care clinic at Vancouver Women’s Health Collective headquarters near Hastings and Main. Oak Tree Clinic The Oak Tree Clinic cares for HIV-infected women, pregnant women, and their partners and children. Their pioneering HIV/AIDS treatment for HIV+ pregnant women has resulted in BC having the lowest motherto-baby HIV transmission rates in Canada - almost zero! Pelvic Pain + Endometriosis Clinic Pelvic pain and endometriosis affects approximately 500,000 Canadian women. This centre’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of these women by addressing the unique complexities associated with these conditions and applying a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation. This occurs in 15-20% of all recognized pregnancies. This clinic is designed to help women and their partners who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss. Recurrent pregnancy loss is when a woman experiences two or more consecutive miscarriages. Women who have experienced a single late miscarriage (greater than 10 weeks gestational age) will also be seen. The clinic consists of a team of health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, ultrasound technologists, and counsellors who provide support throughout the investigation and treatment process. Research at BC Women’s Hospital BC Women’s Hospital supports research to advance knowledge and care for women, newborns and their families, both locally and globally. Sexual Assault Service Providing compassionate, individualized care to youth and adults - male, female, or transgendered, who are 13 years of age or older and who have experienced sexual assault within the last 7 days, the service that is offered is confidential and free of charge. Violence Against Women Program This provincially recognized program advocates for the health care and safety needs of women experiencing abuse.

For more information on these programs and resources, go to www.bcwomensfoundation.org.

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Family Resource Listings EDUCATION Education – Early Years See Preschools | Childcare

Education – Learning Centres Abby Tutors, Abbotsford www.abbytutors.com Active Learning, Surrey www.beyondlearning.com Amazing Tutors, Surrey | White Rock www.amazingtutors.ca Brain Boost Education www.brainboosteducation.com Europa Language School, Coquitlam www.europals.ca Homequest homequest.deltasd.bc.ca Happy Marks Tutoring www.happymarkstutoring.com High Score Learning Inc. www.highscorelearning.com Higher Grade Learning Centre www.highergrade.ca Ho Math and Chess Learning Centre www.vancouvermath.com JEI Learning Centre www.jeilearning.com Kumon Math & Reading, multiple locations www.kumon.com Little House Tutoring and Learning Centre www.littlehousetutoring.com LRM Education www.lrmeducation.com Mathnasium www.mathnasium.ca

Millennium Learning Advantage, Port Moody www.millenniumlearningadvantage.com Oxford Learning www.oxfordlearning.com Reading and Learning Pathways www.rlpathways.com School is Easy www.schooliseasy.com Spirit Of Math www.spiritofmath.com Sylvan Learning www.sylvanlearning.com Tutor Doctor www.smarterstudents.ca Tutors in Vancouver www.tutorsinvancouver.ca Vancouver Learning Centre www.vancouverlearningcentre.com Vancouver Learners Network www.vlns.ca

Education – Elementary and Secondary Brockton School, North Vancouver www.brocktonschool.com BC Christian Academy, Tri-Cities www.bcchristianacademy.ca Claren Academy, Vancouver www.clarenacademy.org Collingwood School, West Vancouver www.collingwood.org Fraser Academy, Vancouver www.fraseracademy.ca Fraser Valley Elementary www.fves.bc.ca Homequest homequest.deltasd.bc.ca Island Pacific School, Bowen Island www.islandpacific.org James Cameron School, Maple Ridge www.jcs.bc.ca

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For more listings, go to www.westcoastfamilies.com

North Star Montessori Elementary, North Vancouver www.northstarmontessori.ca Private School Expo www.ourkids.net/expo/vancouverexpo.php Southpointe Academy, Delta www.southpointe.ca

The Cutting Room, Vancouver www.the-cuttingroom.com Evergreen Cultural Centre www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca Gabriela’s Movement Studio, Richmond www.movementstudio.ca

West Vancouver School District www.westvancouverschools.ca

Gateway Theatre Academy for the Performing Arts, Richmond www.gatewaytheatre.com

York House School, Vancouver www.yorkhouse.ca

Green Apple Art Center www.greenappleartcenter.com

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School | Maplewood Alternative High School, North Vancouver www.kgms.ca

Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver www.kaymeekcentre.com

Urban Academy, New Westminster www.urbanacademy.ca

Lavrova Dance, Langley www.lavrovadance.com Langley Community Music School www.langleymusic.com

West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver www.wpga.ca

Music for Young Children www.myc.com

Vancouver Learners Network www.vlns.ca

Neighbourhood Art School, Langley www.theartschool.com

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

North West Academy of Performing Arts www.napadance.com

Programs for Kids Music & the Arts Artmania, West Vancouver www.artmaniabc.ca Arts Umbrella www.artsumbrella.com Ava Music and Arts Centre, North Vancouver www.avamusic.ca Chorus and Clouds, Vancouver www.chorusandclouds.ca CircusWest www.circuswest.com Color Connection, Abbotsford www.colorconnection.ca Creative Edge, Abbotsford www.creativeedgebc.com

Place des Arts, Coquitlam www.placedesarts.ca Port Moody Arts Centre www.pomoarts.ca Royal City Youth Ballet www.royalcityyouthballet.org Spotlight Dance Centre, Burnaby www.spotlightdancecentre.com Studio 202, Vancouver www.studio202community.com The ACT Arts Centre www.theactmapleridge.com The Makers Room, Langley www.themakersroom.com The Stage New West www.thestagenewwest.ca

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Family Resource Listings Tom Lee Music www.tomleemusic.ca

Jump Gymnastics www.jumpgymnastics.ca

Vancouver Bach Choir www.vbcc-vbyc.ca

Langley Minor Hockey Association www.langleyminorhockey.ca

VSO School of Music www.vsoschoolofmusic.ca

Langley Twin Rinks www.icesports.com/langleytwin/ home.aspx

Programs for Kids Athletics Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association www.abbotsfordminorhockey.ca Abbotsford Soccer Association www.abbotsfordsoccer.com Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association www.aldergroveminorhockey.com Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club www.aldergrovesoccer.com Burnaby 8 Rinks www.icesports.com/burnaby8rinks Burnaby Girls Soccer www.burnabygirlssoccer.com Burnaby Minor Hockey Association www.burnabyminor.com Cliff Avenue United FC, Burnaby www.cliffavenuesoccer.com Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association www.cloverdaleminorhockey.com Cloverdale Youth Soccer www.cloverdaleyouthsoccer.com Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club www.cmfsc.ca Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association www.coquitlamminorhockey.org

Langley United Youth Soccer www.luysa.com New Westminster Minor Hockey Association www.nwmha.ca North Delta Minor Hockey Association www.ndhockey.com North Vancouver FC www.nvfc.ca North Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu www.northvanbjj.com Phoenix Gymnastics, Vancouver www.phoenixgymnastics.com Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite FC www.pocosoccer.com Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association www.pocominorhockey.com Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association www.pmaha.com Rhythm Gym, Burnaby www.rhythmgym.ca Richmond Aquatics www.richmond.ca Richmond Minor Hockey Association www.richmondminorhockey.com

Delta Youth Soccer Association www.deltayouthsoccer.com

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association www.ridgemeadowshockey.com

Guildford Athletic Club www.guildfordac.com

Royal City Youth Soccer www.rcysc.com

Inhabit Training Academy www.inhabit.club

South Delta Minor Hockey Association www.southdeltahockey.com

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Surrey Minor Hockey Association www.surreyminorhockey.com

City of Cloverdale www.cloverdale.bc.ca

Tumbletown, Vancouver www.tumbletown.ca

City of White Rock www.whiterockcity.ca

Vancouver Minor Hockey Association www.vmha.com

City of Delta www.delta.ca

Vancouver Youth soccer Association www.vysa.ca West Coast Auto Group FC www.westcoastfc.ca West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association www.wvmha.ca West Vancouver Soccer Club www.westvansoccer.com YMCA www.vanymca.org

Programs for Kids – Other Burnaby Neighbourhood House www.burnabynh.ca City of Abbotsford www.abbotsford.ca Township of Langley www.tol.ca

City of Richmond www.richmond.ca City of Burnaby www.burnaby.ca City of New Westminster www.newwestcity.ca City of Coquitlam www.coquitlam.ca City of Port Coquitlam www.portcoquitlam.ca City of Port Moody www.portmoody.ca City of Maple Ridge www.mapleridge.ca City of Pitt Meadows www.pittmeadows.bc.ca City of North Vancouver www.cnv.org City of Surrey www.surrey.ca

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Family Resource Listings City of Vancouver www.vancouver.ca

Millenium Learning Advantage www.milleniumlearningadvantage.com

Crescent Stables www.crescentstables.com

Pacific Autism Family Network www.pacificautismfamily.com

District of West Vancouver www.westvancouver.ca

Play2Learn4Life Occupational | Speech Therapy www.play2learn4life.com

Girl Guides www.bc-girlguides.org Scouts Canada www.scouts.ca YMCA gv.ymca.ca

SPECIAL NEEDS Autism BC www.autismbc.ca Autism Community Training www.actcommunity.ca Autism Junction www.autismjunction.ca Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org Autism Support Network www.autismsupportbc.ca Canucks Autism Network www.canucksautism.ca Communitas www.communitascare.com Community Living BC www.communitylivingbc.ca Developmental Disabilities Association www.develop.bc.ca Family Support Institute of BC www.familysupportbc.com Inclusion BC www.inclusionbc.org Kelty Mental Health www.keltymentalhealth.ca Matthew’s House www.mattshouse.ca

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PosAbilities | Laurel Behaviour Support Services www.laurelbc.ca Vancouver Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor – Dr. Sabrina Chen-See www.familywellnesschiro.ca

ATTRACTIONS | ENTERTAINMENT Attractions | Entertainment Around the City Appleseed Children’s Playhouse www.playatappleseed.com Bill Reid Gallery www.billreidgallery.ca Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver www.vancouver.ca Burnaby Village Museum www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Capilano Suspension Bridge www.capbridge.com Carousel Theatre for Young People www.carouseltheatre.ca Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Richmond www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org Healthy Family Expo (March) www.healthyfamilyexpo.com Heart-Mind Conference www.dalailamacenter.org/program/ heart-mind-conference Kid Approved, Surrey-Delta-White Rock www.kidapprovedbc.com Kidtropolos, Richmond www.kidtropolis.ca


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KidsWorld www.kidsworldprogram.com Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca Pirate Adventures www.pirateadventures.ca Real to Reel International Film Festival for Youth www.r2rfestival.org

Watermania www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/ watermania.htm

Attractions | Entertainment - In The Valley Castle Fun Park, Abbotsford www.castlefunpark.com Cultus Lake Water Park www.cultus.com

Royal City Youth Ballet www.royalcityyouthballet.org

Fort Langley National Historic Site www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley

Richmond Country Farms www.countryfarms.ca

Greater Vancouver Zoo www.gvzoo.com

Rocky Mountain Flatbread www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch www.facebook.com/HazelmerePumpkin-Patch-125530080795831/

Science World www.scienceworld.ca Vancouver Aquarium www.vanaqua.org Vancouver Baby & Family Fair www.baby-fair.com Vancouver Maritime Museum www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com Vancouver Symphony Orchestra www.vancouversymphony.ca

Krause Berry Farms www.krauseberryfarms.com Langley Centennial Museum museum.tol.ca Meadows Maze www.meadowsmaze.com Maan Farms www.maanfarms.com

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Family Resource Listings Attractions | Entertainment Farther Away Britannia Mine Museum www.britanniaminemuseum.ca Imagine Childrens Museum, Everett WA www.imaginecm.org

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre www.wstcoast.org

Childcare | Preschool Multiple Locations Aboriginal Head Start Association www.ahsabc.com

Royal BC Museum, Victoria www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Bee Haven Kids www.beehavenkids.com

Taves Family Farms www.tavesfamilyfarms.com

BrightPath Kids www.brightpathkids.com

West Coast Railway www.wcra.org

Brightstart Children’s Academy www.brightstart.ca

CHILDCARE | PRESCHOOL ChildCare | Preschool Resources Association of Neighbourhood Houses www.anhbc.org Child Care Options www.childcareoptions.ca BC Aboriginal Child Care Society www.acc-society.bc.ca Child Care Resource & Referral Programs www.childcareresource.ca Counsel of Parent Participation Preschools www.cpppreschools.bc.ca Daycare Bear www.daycarebear.ca Go Day Care www.godaycare.com North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral www.nscr.bc.ca Vancouver Society of Childrens Centres www.vsocc.org

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CEFA www.cefa.ca Developmental Disabilities Association Inclusive Childcare www.develop.bc.ca Fraser Montessori Daycare www.edithsmontessori.com Jellybean Park www.jellybeanpark.com Kids and Company www.kidsandcompany.com/ca/ Little Koala Montessori www.littlekoalamontessori.com Purpose Society www.purposesociety.org Reach for the Stars Montessori www.reachforthestarsmontessori.com Smilestones www.smilestones.ca Wind & Tide Preschools www.windandtide.com YMCA of Greater Vancouver www.gv.ymca.ca

Childcare | Preschool Vancouver Collingwood Neighbourhood House www.cnh.bc.ca


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Creative Kids Montessori Vancouver www.creativekidsmontessori.com City Hall Child Care Society www.cityhallchildcare.org Creekview Tiny Tots Society www.creekviewtinytots.com Developmental Disabilities Association www.develop.bc.ca Elite Montessori Academy www.elitemontessori.ca Family Montessori School www.familymontessori.com Granville House Montessori www.granvillehousemontessori.com Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver www.jccgv.com

Mount Pleasant Community Centre www.mountpleasantcc.ca My Whole Earth Academy www.mywholeearth.ca Pomme d’Api www.pommedapi.org SPG Child Care www.spgchildcare.org Spare Time Child Care Society www.sparetimesociety.org UBC Childcare Services www.childcare.ubc.ca Vancouver Bilingual Preschool www.vancouverbilingual.com Vancouver Montessori www.vancouvermontessorischool.com West Point Grey Community Centre www.westpointgrey.org

Kerrisdale Little Owls Preschool www.kerrisdalelittleowlspreschool.com

Westside Montessori Academy www.westsidemontessoriacademy.ca

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House www.kiwassa.ca

Westside Montessori www.westsidemontessori.ca

Meta Montessori House www.metamontessori.com

Wonder of Learning www.wonderoflearning.ca

Montessori Daycare Society www.montessoridaycare.ca

YWCA www.ywcavan.org

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Family Resource Listings Childcare | Preschool – Burnaby | New Westminster

Bright Eyes Academy www.brighteyesacademy.ca

Aubrey Daycare Centres www.aubreydaycare.com

Caterpillar Fun House www.caterpillarfunhouse.com

Burnaby French Language Preschool www.bflp.org

Cornerstone Montessori www.cornerstone-montessori.ca

Burnaby Neighbourhood House Preschool www.burnabynh.ca Birchwood Daycare www.birchwooddaycare.com Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion www.gobaci.com Burnaby Family Life www.burnabyfamilylife.org Discovery Childcare Centre www.burnabychildcare.ca Growing Minds Childcare Centre www.growingmindschildcarecenter.ca

Creative Kids Learning Centres www.creativekidslearningcenters.ca Global West Montessori www.globalwestmontessori.ca/ tsawwassen Honey Tree The Children’s Learning Centre www.honeytree.ca Kids Zone Child Care Centre www.kidszonechildcarecentre.com Kidzville Learning Center www.kidzvillelearningcenters.com Olio Childcare www.oliochildcare.ca

Parkwood Childcare www.parkwoodchildcare.com

Pacific Heights Montessori Children’s Centre www.phmccentre.com

Puddle Splashers Childcare Society www.puddlesplashers.com

Rise N Shine Childcare Centres www.rnschildcare.vpweb.ca

SFU Childcare Society www.sfuchildcare.ca

Roots & Wings Montessori www.rootsandwingsbc.com

Starlight Child Care Centre www.starlightchildcarecentre.com

Childcare | Preschool – Tri-Cities

Sunflower Daycare www.sunflowerdaycare.com

Bramblewood Montessori www.bramblewoodmontessori.com

Childcare | Preschool – Surrey | Delta | White Rock

Early Learning Childcare Centre www.earlylearningpoco.ca

City of Surrey www.surrey.ca

Friendship Corner Daycare www.friendshipdaycare.com

A Place to Grow www.aplacetogrow.ca

Future Kids Daycare www.futurekidsdaycare.ca

A to Z Childcare Centres www.a2zchildcare.ca

Green Apple Daycare www.greenappledaycare.ca

Alexandra Neighbourhood House www.alexhouse.net

Parkland Players www.parklandplayers.com

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Port Coquitlam Daycare Society www.pocodaycare.com

Harbourside Children’s Centre www.harboursidechildren.ca

Shining Star Daycare www.shiningstardaycare.ca

Highlands Preschool www.highlandspreschool.ca

Stay’N’Play Daycare www.staynplaydaycare.com

Little Rascals Daycare www.littlerascals.ca

Step by Step Child Development Society www.step-by-step.ca

Lonsdale Creek Daycare Centre Society www.lonsdalecreekdaycare.ca

Sunny Gate Montessori www.sunnygatemontessori.com

Montessori Mes Petits www.ourpreschool.com

Write Choice Early Learning Centre www.writechoicelearning.com

North Star Montessori Elementary www.northstarmontessori.ca

Childcare | Preschool North & West Vancouver

Olive Grove Childcare Ltd. www.olivegrovechildcare.ca

Gatehouse Montessori www.gatehousemontessori.com

Park Place Daycare & Montessori www.parkplacedaycareltd.com

Acorn Early Education Centre www.acornearlyed.com

PJ Kids Club www.pjkidsclub.com

Apple Blossom Childcare Centre www.appleblossomchildcare.ca

Smiling Stars Daycare www.smilingstarsdaycare.com

BellaBee Childcare www.bellabeechildcare.com

Sweet Peas Cottage www.sweetpeascottage.ca

Bluebird Group Daycare Centre www.bluebirddaycare.ca

West Vancouver Child Development Centre www.westvandaycare.org

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Family Resource Listings Childcare | Preschool Richmond

Kids Club Childcare Centre www.kidsclubabbotsford.com

Aves Early Education Centre www.aveseducation.com

Langley Forest School www.langleyforestschool.com

Butterfly Progressive Montessori School www.butterflymontessori.ca

Langley Montessori School www.langleymontessori.ca

Cityfarm Daycare www.cityfarmdaycare.com Creative Montessori Daycare www.creativedaycare.ca Garderie et Prematernelle les Moussaillons www.moussaillons.ca Happy May Childcare Centre www.happymay.ca Les Moussaillons www.moussaillons.ca Little Wings Daycare Society www.littlewingsdaycare.ca Raindrop Bilingual Daycare www.raindropbilingual.com SOAR Inclusive Preschool www.soarpreschool.ca Society of Richmond Childrens Centres www.richmondchildcare.org

Childcare | Preschool – Langley | Aldergrove | Abbotsford Chipmunk Achievers Preschool www.chipmunkachievers.com Creative Edge School of Arts Preschool www.creativeedgebc.com/preschool.html Fort Langley Learning Centre www.fortlangleychildcare.ca Global West Montessori www.globalwestmontessori.ca Hazelmere Acres Preschool & Daycare www.hazelmereacres.ca

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LCS Building Blocks Preschool www.langleychristian.com Peregrine House School www.peregrinehouseschool.com Precious Moments Children’s Centre www.preciouskids.ca Rainforest Learning Centre www.rainforestlearningcentre.ca Upper Fraser Valley Developmental Preschool www.preschoolabbotsford.com

DAY CAMPS Day Camps Nature|Adventure A&T Equestrian www.aandtequestrian.com BC SPCA Kids Camp Various Locations www.spca.bc.ca/kids Beehaven Kids, North Vancouver www.beehavenkids.com Burns Bog Conservation Society Delta www.burnsbog.org/summer-daycamps Camp Luther, Mission www.campluther.ca Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake www.camppringle.com Canada A Rocha Environmental Stewardship, Surrey www.arocha.ca Crescent Stables www.crescentstables.com Eagles in the Sky, Vancouver www.eaglesinthesky.ca


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Grouse Mountain, Vancouver www.grousemountain.com/camps Sasamat Outdoor Centre Belcarra www.sasamat.org SFU Camps Burnaby, Surrey www.sfu.ca/camps Soaring Eagle Nature School Vancouver www.soaringeaglenatureschool.org Stanley Park Ecology Society Vancouver www.stanleyparkecology.ca Stillwood Camps Lindell Beach www.stillwood.ca UBC FarmWonders Vancouver www.farmwonders.ca Urban Safari Surrey www.urbansafari.ca Vancouver Aquarium Kids Camps Vancouver www.vanaqua.org/learn/camps

YMCA Camps of Greater Vancouver Multiple locations www.vanymca.org/camps

Day Camps General Fun Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Camp Squeah, Hope www.squeah.com Christian Urban Camps www.christianurbancamp.ca City of Surrey www.surrey.ca Coastal Kids Sechelt Summer Fun Day Camp https://www.facebook.com/ CoastalKidsSechelt/ Collingwood School www.collingwood.org/camps JCC Camps, Vancouver www.jccgv.com Kids Zone Camp www.kidszonecamp.ca

VanDusen Botanical Garden www.vandusengarden.org

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Family Resource Listings Mulgrave Camp, West Vancouver www.mulgrave.com OAC Kids Camps www.oackidscamp.ca/ PJs Kids Clubs, West Vancouver www.pjkidsclub.com Resort Municipality of Whistler www.whistler.ca Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co Multiple locations www.rockymountainflatbread.ca Royal BC Museum, Victoria www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca Spare Time Childcare Society Vancouver www.sparetimesociety.org Urban Academy, New Westminster www.urbanacademy.ca

Gateway Academy for Performing Arts, Richmond www.gatewaytheatre.com H.O.W. Music and Arts Academy, North Vancouver www.howmusic.ca Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Coquitlam www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare North Vancouver Community Arts Council www.nvartscouncil.ca Origami Rhythmics www.origamirhythmics.ca Pacific Dance Arts, Vancouver www.pacificdancearts.ca Place des Arts, Coquitlam www.placedesarts.ca School of Groove, Vancouver www.schoolofgroovevancouver.com

Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver www.wmasummercamp.com

Staccato, Burnaby www.staccatostudios.com

Day Camps Performing | Visual Arts

Stream of Dreams Murals Society www.streamofdreams.org

Arts Umbrella, Vancouver www.artsumbrella.com

The Arts Centre, Port Moody www.pomoarts.ca

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, Surrey www.bardonthebeach.org/youngshakespearean-workshops

The Drama Class, Surrey www.thedramaclass.com

Bricks 4 Kidz, Delta www.bricks4kidz.com/canadabritishcolumbia-surrey/ Camp Monarch, North Vancouver www.campmonarch.ca Circus West www.circuswest.com Dance Matrix, New Westminster www.thedancematrix.webs.com Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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Tom Lee Music Multiple locations www.tomleemusic.ca Tri-City School of Music www.tricityschoolofmusic.com UBC Word Wrestlers Vancouver www.wordwrestlers.com

Day Camps Science | Technology | Education Chess2Inspire Association www.chess2inspire.org Digital Media Academy Vancouver www.digitalmediaacademy.org


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Daedalos Enrichment Programs, Vancouver www.daedalosacademy.com EcoDairy, Abbotsford www.ecodairy.ca/camps/ Finnegan Summer, Vancouver www.vc.bc.ca/academics/finnegansummer Fraser Academy, Vancouver www.fraseracademy.ca GEERing Up! Vancouver www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca Genome Geneskool Camp, Vancouver www.genomebc.ca High Touch Science Made Fun Vancouver, Victoria www.sciencemadefunbc.net

Science World, Vancouver www.scienceworld.ca/summercamp SFU Camps, Burnaby www.sfu.ca/camps Spirit of Math, Richmond www.spiritofmath.com/richmond Stem2Space www.stem2space.com Summer at Southridge Day Camps, Surrey www.southridgesummer.ca The Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver www.thecdm.ca UBC Creative Writing Camp www.camps.ubc.ca/summer-camps/ creative-writing/

Langara College Camp, Vancouver www.langara.ca

UBC Phenomenal Physics Summer Camps, Vancouver www.ubccamps.ca

Pear Tree, Vancouver www.pear-tree.ca

UME Academy www.ume.academy

Place des Arts www.placedesarts.ca

Under the GUI www.underthegui.com Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs www.yelearninglabs.com

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Family Resource Listings Day Camps Sports

SFU Camps, Burnaby www.sfu.ca/camps.html

Cliffhanger Climbing www.cliffhangerclimbing.com

Ultimate Soccer School, Burnaby www.ultimatesoccerschool.com

Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak North Vancouver www.deepcovekayak.com

Vancouver All Stars Summer Baseball Camp www.vancouverallstars.ca

Dojang, Vancouver www.dojang.ca

Vancouver All Star Cheer Delta, Coquitlam www.vancouverallstarcheer.com

Dragon Zone Paddling Club, Vancouver www.dragonzone.ca/paddle/youth

Vancouver Hockey School www.vancouverhockeyschool.com

Endless Biking, North Vancouver www.endlessbiking.com

West Van Soccer www.westvansoccer.com

Flicka Gymnastics, North Vancouver www.flickagymclub.com

Windsure Adventure Watersports, Vancouver www.windsure.com

First Steps Archery, New Westminster www.boormanarchery.com

Day Camps Leadership | Growth

Gord Haukas Tennis Camp, Vancouver www.gordhaukastennis.com Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver www.macsailing.com Jump Gymnastics, Vancouver www.jumpgymnastics.ca My Gym Children’s Centre, Maple Ridge www.mygym.com/langley/camp North Shore Equestrian Centre www.wecreateriders.com Phoenix Gymnastics, Vancouver www.phoenixgymnastics.com Pony Pals Riding Stables, Delta www.ponypals.ca Richmond Aquatics www.richmond.ca Roman Tulis Soccer School, Coquitlam www.romantulis.ca Royal Soccer Club Multiple locations www.royalsoccer.com

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Broadleap, Vancouver www.broadleap.org/kic Debate Camp, Vancouver www.debatecamp.org YMCA Youth Leadership Multiple locations www.vanymca.org

SLEEPAWAY CAMPS Sleepaway Camps Specialized Aspengrove Equestrian Academy, Vernon www.aspengrovebc.com BC Family French Camp Salmon Arm, Chetwynd, Nanaimo www.bcffc.com Camp Goodtimes Vancouver & Maple Ridge www.campgoodtimes.org Easter Seal Camps Shawnigan, Winfield, Squamish www.eastersealscamps.ca


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Educating Towards Change Society, Denman Island Www.etcsociety.ca

Camp Potlatch - Boys and Girls Club, Howe Sound www.bgccan.com

Eureka Camp Society Gibsons & Lone Butte www.eurekacamp.ca

Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake www.camppringle.com

SLS Summer Rugby Academy Shawnigan Lake www.shawnigan.ca/rugbyacademy Tamwood Camp Whistler & Vancouver www.tamwood.com

Camp Squeah Fraser Canyon www.squeah.com Camp Summit Squamish www.campsummit.ca

The YES, Cowichan Lake www.theyes.ca

Camp Thunderbird – YMCA Sooke www.victoriay.com/campthunderbird

Venture Academy Summer Program, Kelowna www.ventureacademy.ca

Evans Lake Summer Camp Squamish www.evanslake.com

Zajac Ranch, Mission www.zajacranch.com

Fireside Adventures Multiple locations, BC www.firesideadventures.ca

Sleepaway Camps Outdoor Adventure Camp Grafton Shuswap Lake www.campgrafton.ca Camp Jubilee Indian Arm, Mt Seymour www.campjubilee.ca

Island Escapades Salt Spring Island www.islandescapades.com Latona Gambier Island www.camplatona.com

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Family Resource Listings Sasamat Port Moody www.sasamat.org Strathcona WYLD Camp Strathcona Provincial Park www.strathcona.bc.ca YMCA Camps Gibsons & Kamloops www.vanymca.org/camps Treeline Summer Camps Whistler www.treelinecamps.com Webbs Holiday Acres Aldergrove www.webbsholidayacres.ca

Sleepaway Camps Religious/Spiritual Camp Artaban Gambier Island www.campartaban.com Camp Bow-Isle Bowen Island www.bowisle.com Camp Douglas Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast www.campdouglas.ca Camp Fircom Gambier Island www.fircom.ca Camp Firwood Bellingham, WA www.campfirwood.org Camp Hatikvah Lake Country www.camphatikvah.com Camp Homewood Quadra Island www.camphomewood.com

Camp Miriam, Gabriola Island www.campmiriam.org Camp Owaissi, Kelowna www.campoac.com Camp Qwanoes, Crofton www.qwanoes.ca Camp Tulahead, Princeton www.camptulahead.com Gardom Lake Bible Camp & Retreat Centre Enderby www.gardomlake.ca Green Bay Bible Camp West Kelowna www.greenbay.bc.ca Kawkawa Camp, Hope www.kawkawa.com Keats Camps, Keats Island www.keatscamps.com Loft Country, Langley www.loftcountry.ca Pioneer Pacific Inter-Varsity Camps Thetis Island www.pioneerpacific.ca Salvation Army Camp Sunrise Gibsons www.campsunrise.ca Stillwood Camp Lindell Beach www.stillwood.ca Sunnybrae Bible Camp Shuswap Lake www.sunnybrae.ca Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge www.timberlineranch.com

Camp Imadene, Vancouver Island www.imadene.com

Sleepaway Camps Arts | Technology | Education

Camp Luther, Mission www.campluther.ca

Camp Narnia, Nanoose Bay www.campnarnia.blogspot.ca

Camp Mackenzie, Mabel Lake www.mackenziecamp.ca

Comox Valley Youth Music Centre Courtenay www.cymc.ca

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Debate Camp Canada, Victoria www.debatecamp.org

BC Housing www.bchousing.org

Digital Media Academy UBC Campus www.digitalmediaacademy.org

Burnaby Neighbourhood House www.sbnh.ca

Film & Television School Galiano Island www.giftsfilms.com Guitar Workshop Plus Vancouver www.guitarworkshopplus.com

BABY GUIDE Baby Guide – Breastfeeding Support BC Lactation Consultant Association www.bclca.ca BC Women’s Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic www.bcwomens.ca Breastfeeding Online www.breastfeedingonline.com Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre Ltd www.bflrc.com La Leche League Canada www.lllc.ca Vancouver Breastfeeding Centre www.breastfeedingclinic.com

Baby Guide – Resources | Support Adoptive Families Association of BC www.bcadoption.com Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC www.anhbc.org Baby Go Round www.babygoround.ca BC Association of Family Resource Programs www.frpbc.ca

Canadian Paediatric Society www.caringforkids.cps.ca Collingwood Neighbourhood House www.cnh.bc.ca Community Centres Check your local municipality website Communitas Supportive Care Society www.communitascare.com Family Services of Greater Vancouver www.fsgv.ca Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House www.froghollow.bc.ca Fussy Baby www.thefussybabysite.com Langley Children www.langleychildren.com Maxxine Wright Early Care and Learning Centre www.atira.bc.ca Olive Fertility Clinic www.olivefertility.com posAbilities www.posabilities.ca Provincial Government Education and Family Programs www.familiesfirstbc.ca Steps BC www.stepsbc.com Surrey Early Childhood www.surreyearlychildhood.ca

Baby Guide – Diaper Services | Supplies Baby Footprint www.thebabyfootprint.com

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Family Resource Listings Baby On The Way www.babyontheway.ca

Mother Me www.motherme.ca

Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company www.bumbini.ca

Midwifery Associates www.midwiferyassociates.ca

bumGenius www.bumgenius.com

Midwifery Care North Shore www.midwiferycare.ca

Cozy Bums Diapers www.cozybums.ca

Midwives Association of BC www.bcmidwives.com

Gorgeous Baby Modern & Organic Cloth Diapers www.gorgeousbaby.ca

The Midwifery Group www.midwiferygroup.ca

Green Bum Bum Cloth Diapers www.greenbumbum.com Happy Baby Cheeks www.happybabycheeks.ca Happy Nappy www.happynappy.ca KaWaii Baby Diapers www.theluvyourbaby.com Saucy Bottoms www.saucybottoms.ca Tender Tushies www.tendertushies.ca

Baby Guide – Midwife | Doula Services Abbotsford Doula Group www.abbotsforddoula.com All About Birth Boutique www.allaboutbirthboutique.ca BC Women’s Hospital Pregnancy Birth & Newborns Clinic www.bcwomens.ca Childbearing Society www.childbearing.org Department of Midwifery, BC Women’s Hospital www.midwivesinvancouver.ca DONA International Doula Association www.dona.org Doula Services Association of BC www.bcdoulas.org

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Vancouver Doula Collective www.vancouverdoulacollective.org

Baby Guide Fitness Bare Fit and Pregnant www.barefitandpregnant.com Bodies by London www.bodiesbylondon.ca Fit 4 Two www.fit4two.ca Inhabit Training Academy (Ugi) www.inhabitacademy.wordpress.com Mommies In Motion www.mommiesinmotion.ca Mommy Fit www.mommyfit.ca Mommy Moves www.mommymoves.ca Yoga Buttons www.yogabuttons.com

Baby Guide – Gear | Clothing Active Baby www.activebaby.ca Beansprouts www.beansprouts.ca Bois Bites www.boisbites.com Crocodile Baby www.crocodilebaby.com


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Dandelion Kids www.dandelionkids.ca

Purl Mama & Baby www.purlmama.com

Dri-Pad www.dri-line.com

Room for 2 Maternity & Baby www.roomfor2.ca

Frog Hollow Children’s Boutique www.froghollow.bc.ca

Thyme Maternity www.thymematernity.com

Hip Baby www.hipbaby.com

With Child www.withchild.ca

Lusso Baby www.lussobaby.ca

Baby Guide – Prenatal Education

Medela www.medela.ca/breastfeeding

Adar Birth Services www.adarbirthservices.com

Mia’s Moccs www.miasmoccs.com

Belly to Baby www.bellytobaby.ca

Next Generation Distributors www.nextgendistributors.com

Birthing from Within www.birthingfromwithin.com

Once Upon a Child: Kids’ Resale www.onceuponachildlangley.com

Dancing Star Birth www.dancingstarbirth.ca

Oyaco Products www.oyaco.com

Healthiest Babies Possible www.vch.ca/locations-and-services/ find-health-services/

Room for 2 www.roomfor2.ca Snuggle Bugz www.snugglebugz.ca Sweet Charlie www.shopsweetcharlie.com Yemaya www.yemaya.ca

Baby Guide – Maternity Clothing | Equipment Hazel & Jools www.hazelhipmoms.com Bellies in Bloom www.belliesinbloommaternity.com Flirty Maternity Maple Ridge www.flirtymaternity.com Motherhood Maternity www.motherhoodcanada.ca Noppies Maternity www.noppies.com

Lamaze International www.lamaze.org Lower Mainland Childbearing Society www.childbearing.org Parenting for Connection www.parentingforconnection.com The Birth Place www.thebirthplace.ca

Baby Guide – Safety Babysafe – St. John Ambulance www.sja.ca Baby Secure www.babysecure.ca BCAA: Infant/Child Care Seat Information Line www.bcaa.com 1-877-247-5551 Safety Station at BC Children’s Hospital www.bcchildrens.ca/safetystation 2018 Family Resource Guide 43


Family Resource Listings Safety Superstore www.safetysuperstore.ca

SLEEP CONSULTING Sleeping Child www.thesleepingchild.com A Kiss Goodnight www.akissgoodnight.ca Cheeky Chops www.cheekychops.ca Helen Sands www.helensands.com HushaBaby www.hushababy.com Little Dreamers Consulting www.littledreamersconsulting.com Sleep Dreams www.sleepdreams.ca Sleep Stars Consulting www.sleepstars.ca Sleepy Miracles www.sleepymiracles.com

HealthLinkBC – Health information by phone or web www.healthlinkbc.ca Infant Circumcision and Vasectomy www.circumcisionvancouver.com Kids Physio www.kidsphysio.ca Kits Family Dental - Dr. Robin Mak www.kitsfamilydental.com Leap Clinic www.leapclinic.ca Logan Creek Counselling and Consulting www.logancreek.ca Nourished with Alyssa Bauman, Health Consulting www.nourished.ca Olive Fertility Clinic www.olivefertility.com Pacific West Dental www.pacificwestdental.com Parenting for Connection www.parentingforconnection.com

HEALTH | MEDICAL | NUTRITION

Peace Arch Maternity Clinic www.peacearchmaternityclinic.ca

AARM Dental www.aarm-dental.com

Pediatric Dental Group PDG www.pdgdental.com

Bonn Chiropractic www.cocochiro.com

Pollock Clinics www.pollockclinics.com

Chi School www.chischool.ca

Smiletown Dentistry www.smiletowndentistry.com

Dial-A-Dietician www.dialadietitian.org

South Community Birth Program www.scbp.ca

Forte Whole Foods www.fortewholefoods.ca

Steps BC www.stepsbc.com

Fraser Health - Resource www.fraserhealth.ca

Tot 2 Teen Dental www.tot2teendental.com

Halykoo Health Solutions www.halykoo.ca

UC Baby Ultrasound www.ucbaby.ca

Healthy Canadians - Online Resource www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

Vancouver Coastal Health Resource www.vch.ca/your-health/women/ new-mother-and-baby-care/

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Vancouver Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor – Dr. Sabrina Chen-See www.familywellnesschiro.ca

Kids Market, Granville Island www.kidsmarket.ca

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Runners Bike – You In Focus Products www.runners-bike.com

Brandi Mollica Photography www.brandimollicaphotography.com

Tsawwassen Mills Shopping www.tsawwassenmills.ca

Jenn Di Spirito www.jenndispirito.com

Urban Source www.chrous

Nadine Inkster Photography www.nadineinksterphotography.com

FAMILY TRAVEL | ADVENTURE

Eclipse Photography www.eclipsephotography.ca

Air Canada Vacations vacations.aircanada.com

Allyson Mato www.allyfotografy.com

Air Transat www.airtransat.com

Community Photography www.communityphotography.net

BC Ferries www.bcferries.com

KIDS CLOTHING | GEAR

Blue Vista Resort www.bluevistaresort.com

Buttercups Children’s Boutique, Ladner www.buttercups.ca

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort www.blackrockresort.com

Hip Baby, Vancouver www.hipbaby.ca

Britannia Mine Museum www.britanniaminemuseum.ca

Mabel’s Labels www.mabelslabels.com

Globus www.globusjourneys.ca

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travel &adventure guide Check out the March|April issue of WestCoast Families, where we include the annual Family Travel & Adventure Guide. We partner with Claire Newell of Travel Best Bets to bring you interesting ideas and fun adventures for every family. Pick up a copy or read online at www.westcoastfamilies.com

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Family Resource Listings Harrison Hot Springs www.tourismharrison.com Kid Approved www.kidapprovedbc.com Imagine Children’s Museum www.imaginecm.org KidsWorld www.kidsworldprogram.com London Drugs Insurance www.ldinsurance.ca Mayne Island www.mayneisland.com Norwegian Cruise Lines www.ncl.com Pacific National Exhibition www.pne.ca Parliamentary Education Office www.leg.bc.ca Royal BC Museum www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines www.royalcaribbean.com Sea to Sky Gondola www.seatoskygondola.com Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa www.summerlandresorthotel.com

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art www.billreidgallery.ca Burnaby Village Museum www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Burns Bog Conservation Society www.burnsbogeducation.weebly.com Cheakamus Centre www.cheakamuscentre.ca Circus West www.circuswest.com EcoDairy, Abbotsford www.ecodairy.ca/camps/ Fort Langley National Historic Site www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley Gulf of Georgia Cannery www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org Kid Approved Destinations www.kidapprovedbc.com Kidtropolis www.kidtropolis.ca Jump Gymnastics www.jumpgymnastics.ca Langley Centennial Museum www.museum.tol.ca Phoenix Gymnastics www.phoenixgymnastics.com

Travel Best Bets www.travelbestbets.com

Place des Arts www.placedesarts.ca

West Coast Railway Association, Squamish www.wcra.org

Royal BC Museum www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

WestJet www.WestJet.ca

Sea to Sky Gondola www.seatoskygondola.com Vancouver Maritime Museum www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

COOL FIELD TRIPS Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival www.abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca

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Vancouver Lookout www.vancouverlookout.com


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PARTIES

Watermania www.richmond.ca/watermania

Parties – Venues

Parties – Entertainment

4 Cats Art www.4cats.com 6 Pack Indoor Beach www.6packbeach.com Appleseed Children’s Playhouse www.playatappleseed.com Castle Fun Park www.castlefunpark.com Circus West www.circuswest.com Gulf of Georgia Cannery www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org Jump Gymnastics www.jumpgymnastics.ca Little Planet Kids Cafe www.lpkc.ca Studio 202 www.studio202community.com Tumbletown www.tumbletown.ca

Living Magic www.livingmagicentertainment.com Party Arts www.partyarts.ca

MORE VALUABLE SITES Equal Exchange www.equalexchange.coop Henderson Heinrichs Law Firm www.hhlaw.ca Make-A-Wish BC | Yukon – Kids for Wish Kids www.makeawishbc.ca/kfwk Mortgage Professionals Canada www.mortgageproscan.ca Toyota Canada www.toyota.ca Wesbrook Village www.discoverwesbrook.com

Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics www.phoenixgymnastics.com

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