April 5, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

Savour Our Neighbourhood 
Thank you to all who contributed and supported our fundraiser, Savour Our Neighbourhood. You helped to make it a great success! We couldn't have done it without the dedicated efforts of our board and volunteers, and the generous donations of food, beverage, and servers from our local restaurants, breweries, and wineries.

Membership Month is Coming!

You are welcome to beat the rush and renew or purchase your annual membership in April! Speak to staff to find out more!

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

We are putting together a team of runners and walkers to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Half-Marathon & 5K. This a unique opportunity to support the good work of the Family Centre and raise money for our new playground all while being active. Be on the lookout for registration information in your email inbox!

Highchair Needed!
We have a family in need of a high chair. If you have a clean high chair in good condition that you would be glad to donate, please email us!

Family Gardening
Any parents interested in planting and caring for our garden plot next door in the Robson Park Community Garden? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And now, on to April!

April 4, Monday: The Family Centre is CLOSED today
April 13, Wednesday: End of Afternoon Drop-In Storytime with the VPL Librarian Come meet our librarian and enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories!

April 30 - May 18, 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. Play will be inside and outside, rain or shine, including some gardening activities
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. To register, please speak with Flora.

Looking Forward to May...
May 3 - June 7, Tuesdays: 1 - 3 PM ABC Time On these Tuesday afternoons, we close off part of our playroom to run a small kindergarten readiness program. The drop-in is still open, but the playspace is smaller! For more information about our ABC program, please speak with Ewa or Maria
May 5, Thursday:  Community Health Toddler Round-Up Do you have any questions about your child's nutrition, speech, behavior, teeth, vision, or development? Come and speak with Public Health Nurses!

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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