vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Longer days and warmer weather mean it’s beginning to feel like spring! Spring break is close too, and we’re gathering some day camp ideas for you. This weekend looks fun too, with ArtStarts workshops, the Vancouver Pet Lover Show, and science fairs. Festival du Bois invites you to celebrate all things Francophone, and The Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family FUSE Weekend encourages creativity in everyone. You can also check out monster trucks, learn about bats, discover dragons, and have tea with Queen Elsa – so many fun things happening! MORE

February 26th 2015 Filed under: Events

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this mae be love

We know it’s still February but we Love Mae, and we think you may too, especially as we’re in the throes of such lovely, spring-like weather. This gorgeous kids’ line out of Australia, known for its reusable fabric wall stickers and bamboo dinnerware that appeals to kids and their design conscious parents, is now available locally. In fact you may (or should that be mae?) find yourself cadging your little one’s Love Mae decals to personalize your own things. MORE

February 24th 2015 Filed under: Eco Friendly, Products

Re-fresh for the Spring: Dedicated Email

Over the past four years, Refresh Market in Squamish has become one of the Sea to Sky Corridor’s best shopping events. This handmade and vintage market brings together vendors from Lower Mainland to Pemberton, and each market has been more popular than the last. The creators of Refresh, a duo of dynamic women and moms, have decided to expand the scope of Refresh, and what better way to do it than creating Refresh Kids? This new market, featuring over 40 carefully selected vendors, children’s boutiques and pop-up shops, will open its doors for the first time on March 1st. And we predict that, following the success of the “grown up” Refresh, their kids market has come to stay! MORE

February 24th 2015 Filed under: Dedicated Emails

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Happy Year of the Sheep, everyone! The Lunar New Year is here, and so is LunarFest at the Art Gallery, as well as many other community celebrations around the Lower Mainland. The Winterruption festival is taking over Granville Island, with many fun events and arts activities for all ages. BC Heritage Week is happening too, with chances to discover our history and understand where we all come from. You can also check out shadow puppetry, exchange seeds and get gardening tips, listen to stories by a campfire, or be on TV! It’ll be a fun weekend that’s for sure. MORE

February 19th 2015 Filed under: Events

10 Vancouver mums we love (to follow)

It’s hardly surprising that we love mums (and dads) around here! So in honour of this month of love, because we believe in celebrating those we love for more than one day of the year, here are 10 Vancouver mums that we love to follow. This isn’t a “best of” list or a top 10 list, it’s just a list of great mums we find inspiring and interesting. MORE

February 17th 2015 Filed under: Tips

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Are you ready for a sweet weekend? Valentine’s Day is here, and lots of events are happening around town. There’s a found poetry workshop, Valentine’s Day skates, and a family date night, to mention a few. Chinese New Year is also coming up – celebrate the Year of the Sheep this weekend and next. You can also catch Mike the Knight on stage, celebrate the legacy of 2010 winter games (do you still have those red mittens?) or check out The Wellness Show. Hockey Day is a nation-wide celebration of the best sport ever – check out the Lower Mainland’s event in Delta. Whatever you’re up to, have fun, and remember to tell your family you love them! MORE

February 12th 2015 Filed under: Events

Contest: Marvel Universe LIVE!

Calling all Marvel comic fans (and we know there are lots of you out there!) – the ultimate Marvel experience is coming to Vancouver in June. We are giving away a set of family passes, valued at $300, to Marvel Universe Live! MORE

February 12th 2015 Filed under: Contests

Bantam Bookworms: Dedicated Email

Vocabulary is an important part of reading, writing, listening and speaking and has been instilled in us from when were in the womb. From “baby talk” as wee newborns to everyday conversation as adults, words are used every day of our lives to communicate and express ourselves. While the kiddos rarely seem to have any problems “communicating” when they really want something, or when they’re not pleased, it’s important to encourage their ever-developing minds to help boost their independence and increase their comprehension skills. MORE

February 12th 2015 Filed under: Dedicated Emails

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