Our family centre participated again in the 5% Day organized by Whole Foods Market. On July 26th, 5% of all purchases were donated to Fresh to Families, an expansion project of the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program. Thanks to Fresh to Families, almost 50 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" and enable them to “feed their children fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables”.
July 6, Friday: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Family Drop-In All families are welcome to bring their kids for an extra morning of playtime!
Donations Needed for CCC Families
Membership fees are a crucial part of our annual revenue to continue:
- Family Drop-In Program
- Parent education courses
- Special events
Help us reach our goal of 333 memberships!
Annual membership $45
valid from May 2018 - April 30, 2019
Opportunities & Benefits include:
- Pay $2 per visit for families/$2 per child for caregivers
- Access to Parent Resource Library
- Register and participate in Parent Education and ABC Program
- To serve on the MPFCS Board of Directors
- Attend and vote in our AGM
- Birthday party rentals in the Playroom
We will be adding some new playground equipment soon! The dates for installation is July 11, 12 & 13. On these days, the playground will be closed off in order to put in the new items. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Our Circles of Care and Connection Early Years Refugee Program participated yesterday (June 20th) in the World Refugee Day 2018 Celebration organized by Vancouver Public Library and Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP). During the event, visitors could go through a simulated refugee claimant experience: ‘Take a Walk in my Shoes’, see and buy refugee artists’ creations and meet with agencies supporting refugees to learn about various programs and services supporting refugees with settling and finding resources in their new communities.
June 4, Monday, AM Drop-In:Storytime with the VPL Librarian Come meet our librarian and enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories!
June 15 & 22, Fridays: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Family Drop-In All families are welcome to bring their kids for extra mornings of playtime!
10 AM Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre - 1607 East Hastings Street
12 PM Trout Lake - John Hendry Park (Victoria Drive between 13th Ave & 19th Ave) at the Main Stage. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE.
June 29, Friday: 10 AM - 1 PM Canada Day Celebration Join us in our annual celebration of Canada Day! Crafts, face painting, and entertainment are just some of the fun festivities. Bring your own lunch and a picnic blanket.
Circles of Caring and Connection Program
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP $45 (valid from May 2018 - April 30, 2019). We accept cash, credit or cheque. For more information, please talk to any staff at the Family Centre.
We will be adding some new playground equipment soon! The tentative dates for installation is June 11, 12 & 13. On these days, the playground will be closed off in order to put in the new items. We will keep you posted on the exact dates once confirmed. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Looking forward to July...
July 20 - August 31, Fridays: 9:30 - 11:30 AM Making Sense of Preschoolers Gordon Neufeld provides insight into their shyness, separation anxieties, aggression, resistance, oppositionality and more. Making sense of these confusing yet wondrous creatures lays the foundation for intuitive and rewarding parenting. A current Family Centre membership is required. Cost for the program is $70. For more information, contact Flora.