October 2, 2014

National Family Week! Day Four - Family Place Day!

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

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Today is Vancouver's Family Place Day! To celebrate this and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we are having a potluck after our morning drop in. Our drop in will start at the normal time (9:30 AM), and the potluck lunch will begin at 11:30 AM. We would love to have you join us!, just show up with some food to share!

There are also four other Family Places in Vancouver. Please take a few minutes to peruse their websites to find out more!

Eastside Family Place

Marpole Oakridge Family Place

South Vancouver Family Place

West Side Family Place


The text of the Proclamation above (for those interested):

Whereas Family Places (also known as Family Resource Programs FRPs) make a difference in the lives of families with young children and build healthy relationships and community networks;

And Whereas Family Places work with their communities on different levels to address issues around family support, settlement, parenting, early childhood development, isolation, advocacy, and community;

And Whereas Family Places provide opportunities for families to come together to learn, share, network, and support each other;

And Whereas Family Places are active in their efforts to find support to run their many family-focused programs and services;

And Whereas Families and caregivers with young children (ages 0 to 6), volunteers and community partners, come together to create healthy, caring, and inclusive communities for everyone;

And Whereas Our communities are better places in which to live when families have opportunities to form healthy relationships and build community;

Now, Therefore, I, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, Do Hereby Proclaim Thursday, October 9th as

Family Place Day in the city of Vancouver.

Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

We are a non-profit society offering a range of resources and services for parents, caregivers and their young children, pre-birth to 6 years. A Home Away From Home, Mount Pleasant Family Centre is a place for families with young children to drop in, make new friends, learn new skills and receive support in times of need.

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Mount Pleasant Family Centre invites families with children 0 to 6 years old to become a member. Members are entitled to free drop-in programming, a supervised playroom, a comfortable space for adults to talk and meet other parents and caregivers, and much more.

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