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!
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.