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We are gathering a team of passionate supporters to run or walk 5K or run a half-marathon on Sunday, June 26, 2010 to help us raise awareness of the support we give to families with young children and raise money for a new playground designed specifically for very young children. The Mount Pleasant Family Centre has been providing support and education to families with young children for forty years! What a great time to celebrate!

This is our second year to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and we would love for you to join this year’s team.

You don’t have to be an athlete to join. In fact, almost half our team has never run a marathon before. Only a few on our team have ever fundraised before either.

All you need is a passion for healthy families, because that’s what unites us as a team and carries us all over the finish line!
When you join our team, you get access to:
• Fundraising tools, ideas, tips and training
• Team photos and race day photos
• Team spirit and camaraderie
• The heartfelt gratitude of families with young children that you’re literally stepping up for

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If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation!

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Savour Our Neighbourhood 2016 – The Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society's 3rd annual fundraising event – is almost upon us! Thursday, March 10th, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, we're creating a feast for the senses, filling Heritage Hall with local food, craft beer, BC wine, & music.

At Savour Our Neighbourhood you'll sample bites from a variety of local restaurants and eateries, sip beverages from local microbreweries and premium BC wineries. You won't be able to resist dancing to the infectious soul and funk of some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. You'll have the chance to win some incredible prizes in the raffles and silent auction. This is an adult only event (19+).

If this sounds like fun to you, enter our contest to WIN two tickets to Savour Our Neighbourhood!

There are several options for entry--please do as many as you like to improve your chances of winning. Contest closes at 11:59pm Monday, March 7. The winner will be contacted by email & must reply within 24 hours to claim their tickets. Good luck!

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Tickets to our fabulous annual fundraiser are now available through Eventbrite for $45 + service fee.Your ticket price includes food from local restaurants, 1 beverage, live music, and the opportunity to  participate in our silent auction and basket draws. Click the image above and follow the links to find out more and purchase your tickets today!

On Staurday, October 3, 2015, enjoy free, behind-the-scenes access to popular City of Vancouver sites! This is such a neat event and several spaces are very child friendly. Kick off Doors Open Vancouver a day early at City Hall... detals below:

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Come one, come all to our Canada Day Celebration! This event will be held the day before Canada Day: Tuesday June 30 from 10 AM - 1 PM. The regular family drop-in will be closed that day for the event.

The Family Centre will be closed for the statutory holiday on Canada Day itself. Everything will be back to normal on Thursday, July 2.

We hope to see you there!

1-2-3 Jump! is a physical literacy program for 3yr olds and their parents. 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.

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Clean Divorce Workshop

October 27, 2014

Our friends at Marpole Oakridge Family Place are hosting

A No-Court Approach to Separation and Divorce: Clean Divorce Workshop, Facilitated by Rahul Aggarwal, Collaborative Lawyer & Family Law Mediator

A respectful approach to resolving family disputes as a team.
Rather than focusing on positions and entitlements, Collaborative Divorce professionals help the parties focus on individual and mutual interests that help guide decisions to establish a solid foundation for life after separation. 

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 6:30-8:30 pm. 
Where: Marpole Oakridge Family Place; 8877 Selkirk Street, Vancouver. Street parking is available
How: Parents must register in advance by emailing Carol at Space is limited to 25.
No childmind is available; for adults only. Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided

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NFW2014 VerticalFinding quality child care can be a difficult task. Thankfully, there are folks who can help! Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre provides information, referrals, training and resources to families, individuals and organizations who are seeking the best care and early learning for children. They also publish a Parents' Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Child Care in BC.

Also, on Wednesday, October 15 during the afternoon drop in (1 - 3 PM), advisers from Westcoast Childcare Resource will visit us with information about how to choose quality child care, they can also help you customize a child care list for your specific needs, or provide information about current vacancies. We hope to see you there!

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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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