The families participating in the Circles of Care and Connection Early Years Refugee Program started visiting farmer’s markets again. In July, 46 CCC families (55 adults and 52 children) went to Main St. Station Market to buy fresh, locally grown food. “We all had fun today, my children loved eating fresh fruits and vegetables,” one dad told us.
Thanks to the Fresh to Families Project supported by Whole Foods Market, low-income families, newly arrived refugees, and at risk expectant mothers receive Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs, and nuts from local farms and producers.
July 6, Thursday: Drop-In 9:30 - 11:30 AM and Baby Drop-In 1 - 3 PM VPL Librarian Visit Come meet our librarian and enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories!
Physical Literacy for 2.5 - 3.5 yr olds. Have fun with your child moving and learning in new ways. The program is offered free in partnership with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. We ask that you have a current Family Centre membership to participate. Registration is required. Please speak with Flora to put your names on a contact list for the next session.
Canada Day Event
On Friday, June 30, we have our annual Canada Day event from 10AM - 1PM!
Come out to see and enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, Yeeri the Magician, Hiphop dancing, Vancouver Fire Dept fire truck, VPL Story Bus, cake and more for free!
Bring your picnic lunch and blankets. See you there!
Mij is currently a 3rd year Psychology student at UBC. She has a lot of experience working with children, especially with improving their literacy, and creating arts and crafts with them. So, it makes sense that she is drawn to psychology topics such as child development. Mij works in the playroom as a Child and Family Support Assistant, helping run drop-in programs. She is very grateful to be working with awesome staff and meeting families at the Family Centre!
Alice is currently a 4th year International Relations major at UBC. Beginning her second month at the Family Centre as a Special Events Assistant, she is beyond excited to be here, working and interacting with all the lovely staff, families and children. She is truly thankful to be in a warm, supportive and multicultural environment. Alice's passions lie in French, helping others and learning new cultures and languages. She is looking forward to meeting you all!
CLICK HERE to view the July schedule.
Your Membership is Important!
Annual membership runs from May 1st to April 30th, and costs $45 per year. That is only 86 cents per week! If you and your children enjoy coming to our centre, we would greatly appreciate your purchase/renewal of membership.
Membership fees are a crucial part of our annual revenue to continue our Family Drop In program, parent education, worshops, special events and seasonal celebrations.
In order to meet our fundraising goal, we need 333 families to purchase/renew their membership. We are at approximately 100 memberships so far. We continue to accept payment via cash, cheque or credit card.
For more information, please talk to any staff at the Family Centre.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Scotiabank 5K Charity Challenge yesterday morning! And thank you to all our donors for supporting our family centre. It was wonderful to see staff, board members, and families enjoying the lovely weather and the beautiful view.
We are gladly accepting donations until 5PM PST on Monday July 24th.
Click HERE to donate!
June 16, Friday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Family Daycare Morning Family daycare providers are welcome to bring their kids for a special morning of playtime just for them! Please sign up with Maria or Ewa.
June 30, Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM Canada Day Celebration Join us as we celebrate Canada turning 150 year old! Crafts, face painting, and entertainment are just some of the fun festivities. Bring your own lunch and a picnic blanket.
CLICK HERE to view the June schedule
Thank you to all our families who have purchased or renewed their memberships. Your support is greatly appreciated. In order to meet our fundraising goal, we need 333 families to purchase/renew their membership. We continue to accept payment via cash, cheque or credit card. The annual membership is $45 for the year (which breaks down to only 86 cents per week!) and expires at the end of April 2018. For more information, please talk to any staff at the Family Centre.
Please be aware that the gravel is very slippery. We are working on finding a solution to this problem. In the meantime, if any family member can donate some time to shove/sweep the gravel back in its place, please let us know. We have a shovel and some brooms readily available in the bike shed. As well, parents and caregivers should monitor/prevent the children dumping the gravel on the blue surface, wooden benches and walkway.