March 8, Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Savour Our Neighbourhood Leave your kids at home and join us for this event, featuring a sampling of bites from a variety of local restaurants, paired with local craft beer and wine. This is a 19+ event. Tickets available here
Don't forget to add your WestJet draw ticket at Eventbrite checkout! 1 in 200 chance to win a return flight to anywhere WestJet flies.
*Important Closure Information
March 8, Thursday: Drop-In Program will be will be CLOSED all day in order to prepare for our event.
March 9, Friday: The Family Centre will be CLOSED on this day as we recover from putting on our fundraiser.
March 30, Friday & April 2, Monday: Drop-In Program will be will be CLOSED - Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Regular Programming Info
March 13, Tuesday: 10:30 AM Fire Drill This will happen during morning Drop-In Program. It can be a fun and/or interesting experience, but it will definitely be a different sort of day for everyone. We will use a hand-held bell to alert the beginning of the drill.
March 15, Thursday: UBC Teddy Bear Clinic during AM Drop-In Program. Children can bring their favorite stuffed animal (or borrow one from the UBC program) and, together with a medical student, take care of their stuffy using many of the real gadgets that doctors often use. This clinic is a way of addressing fears a child may have about their medical care, by providing a fun, positive, and interactive play experience at a pretend doctor’s visit.
March 16 - May 11, Fridays (no session March 30) : 9:30 - 11:30 AM Circle of Security This parenting series is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Participants must be current members of the Family Centre. Please speak with Flora for more information.
March 19 - 29: VSB Spring Break The Family Centre is OPEN through Spring Break.
We have a variety of books in our library, resources from parenting to child development. A current membership is required in order to check out the books. We also continue to sell Deborah MacNamara's book, Rest, Play, Grow. Deborah is senior faculty at the Neufeld institute. The book is based on the popular Neufeld course "Making Sense of Preschoolers" which we offer here at the centre. For more information about this book, please ask Flora.
Circles of Care and Connection Program & Update
The CCC team would like to thank everyone who made donations for our newly arrived refugee families.
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1/200 chance to win a Gift of Flight from West Jet!
Mount Pleasant eateries accompanied by live music on
Thursday, March 8.
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Thank you and hope to see you all March 8!
Deadline February 8.
1/200 chance to win a Gift of Flight from West Jet!Join us for local beer, wine and bites from many of our Mount Pleasant eateries accompanied by live music on Thursday, March 8.
February 12, Monday: Family Day The Family Centre will be CLOSED. Enjoy this time with your family.
February 13 - March 23, Tuesdays 1- 3 PM, and Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 AM: ABC Time On these days, we close off part of our playroom to run a small kindergarten readiness program. The drop-in is still open, but the play space is smaller! For more information about our ABC program, please speak with Ewa or Maria.
February 22, Thursday: Dental Visit during PM Baby Drop-In.
February 28, Wednesday: Dental Visit Screening during AM Drop-In for ages 1-3 years old who don't have regular dental check ups.
Tuesdays, until April 3: 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sound, Movement, and Play is a fun folk song approach developed by the Living Language Institute that engages children and their parents and caregivers in singing, movement and social play. It is easy and fun to participate for parents and their young children!
Wednesdays, until April 11: 1:00-3:00PM Healthy Together is an innovative and unique family education program that brings families together to learn to make healthy choices and build healthy relationships. It is offered thanks to financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. To register please call Sanja, 778 372 6552.
Have you lost something? Please check out the Lost and Found bin next time you are at the Family Centre. There are many things that need to be claimed such as hats, diaper bags, hoodies and enviro mugs. If you don't know where the Lost and Found bin is, please ask a staff and they will direct you to its location.
Our annual fundraiser, Savour our Neighbourhood, is coming up on Thursday, March 8th and it will be an evening of local food, wine and craft beer pairings, and local entertainment.
Pre - Event Preparation (2-5 positions)
Several hours prior to the start of the event, set up of large poster board on easel at entrance with acknowledgements to Sponsors/Donors; arranging cocktail tables (cloths, tea-lights/holders and printed material); arranging the "look" of the main tables with platters & wine flights/beer (in conjunction with food coordinators; including napkins, forks, plates, etc.); arranging prizes on tables; set up MPFCS display board; putting out some flower arrangements; etc.*Availability in the day of March 8th is required. Interest in event planning and/or decorating an asset. *
General Helpers (3 positions)
Assist in various areas as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinators. For example, hosting the silent auction table, assisting with reception, assisting with end of silent auction to ensure end times are observed.
Venue Tear down (6 positions)
Collecting platters, photo collages, table cloths, display boards, flower arrangements, etc. Lifting and carrying involved.
Servers and Bussers (6 positions)
Responsible for keeping tables tidy and clear of empty plates and glasses. Ensuring each station has adequate serving utensils etc. *Serving it Right certificate an asset but not required.*
Kitchen Assistant (2 positions)
Assist the Kitchen Manager as required, ensuring that food is being attractively presented and that all necessary cutlery, serving dishes etc are in place. Also coordinates arrival and organization/refrigeration of food as required.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society