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.
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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.
May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Wednesdays: 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm during afternoon Drop-In. Participants do not need to register. Come sing, dance and play with Music Therapist, Melody Owen in our playroom. Family participation is required.
May 6 - June 17, Saturdays: 10 - 11:30 AM 1-2-3 Jump! Physical Literacy for 2.5 - 3.5 yr olds. Have fun with your child moving and learning in new ways. Registration is required.The program is offered free in partnership with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. We ask that you have a current Family Centre membership to participate. Please speak with Flora if you are interested or to sign up for the next session.
May 22, Monday: Victoria Day The Family Centre will be CLOSED. Enjoy the long weekend!
www.mpfamilycentre.ca for instructions to join our team.
- Fundraising tools, ideas and tips
- Team buff headwear
- Fun community meet ups
- Team spirit and race day photos
- Heartfelt gratitude of families with young children that you're literally stepping up for
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The Family Centre has a plot in the community garden near the playground and we are looking for parents who are interested in exploring growth and development from a gardening perspective! Ask Flora for more information.
The children in our CCC playroom had lots of fun playing with two police officers last week. The visit marked the beginning of the new partnership between ISSofBC and the Vancouver Police Department. Two Constables Wes Fung and Tyler Nadon will be on site every Wednesday to begin a variety of newcomer related programming around policing in Canada and to ease any traumatic experiences related to police or army officers that the families possibly had in their home countries or refugee camps.
Our family centre participated in the 5% day organized by Whole Foods Market. On April 5th, 5% of their sales was donated to Vancouver Farmers Markets for the Nutrition Coupon Program. Last year, thanks to the partnership, more than 40 Circles of Care and Connection families who came to Canada as refugees, were given nutrition coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms and producers. The families always look forward to our field trips to farmers' markets which, as they often say: "remind them of home".