WESTCOASTFINDS 1) School Supplies (Flat Mini Supply Kit) Let’s face it, going back to school after a fun-filled summer can be a bit bleak. Why not brighten the back-to-school mood with colourful stationery goodies that look good, and do good too! For every Yoobi item purchased, a school supply item will be donated to a child or classroom in need in Canada. Products available nationwide through Indigo retailers. www.yoobi.com | Flat Mini Supply Kit $5
2) Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom by Angie Abdou
This one’s for all of the hockey parents out there! Through her story, this hockey mom and former varsity athlete, shares the reality of the struggles, joys, and strains of having a child in amateur hockey. Covering topics such as cost, gender bias, concussions, and family pressures, her compellingly honest view is a must-read for the parents of today’s young athletes. www.ecwpress.com/products/home-ice | $22
3) Blingja Book by Mara St. Onge
4) Zapped Outfitters Backpack
“Bling out your inner ninja” with this easy-to-understand book based on the Vancouver-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum known as Blingja. Blingja, a portmanteau combining “bling” and “ninja”, shares the story of a mindful adventurer who uses special multi-sensory tools to create a feeling of calm, focusing on finding solutions to problems. Not only a great read for parents with children who suffer from anxiety, but a message that can be easily understood by the children themselves.
West Coast kids love to play hard outdoors, but it’s important that they remain visible, too - especially during the darker winter months. To ensure that kids can be seen while playing near the street, Zapped Outfitters created a line of urban, everyday kids wear, that is lined with tonal reflective fabric that reflects light at night. Thanks to this new line, kids can stand out and stay safe, while blending in with fashion-forward jackets, backpacks, ball caps, and kicks!
www.blingja.com | $16
www.zappedoutfitters.com | $80