Upcoming Events - Family

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    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Well Read Books, 19 Commercial Street

    Please join us for an all-ages book launch with Saltspring Island author Michelle Mech and her book Ocean Champions – A Journey into Seas of Plastic. At Well Read Books, 19 Commercial Street. Hosted by Literacy Central Vancouver Island. August 23 August from 2-4pm.

    Entry is by donation and refreshments will be provided


    “As a life-long artist and naturalist, it is safe for me to say that this book about a journey into seas of plastic is an excellent work. The illustrations are clear and lively, and the story is forceful and focused. Moreover, the message is vitally important as a cautionary tale for all ages from careless kids to thoughtless industrialists… prevention is better than cleanup”

    • Robert Bateman, Canadian artist and naturalist

    Ocean Champions – A Journey into Seas of Plastic, which looks at the devastating impacts that plastic debris in our oceans is having on marine life. With nine million tons of plastic debris entering the oceans every year from the land - the equivalent of one large garbage truck full every minute - plastic in our oceans is a problem so devastating and colossal that it is easy to give up in despair, feeling there is no way to make a real difference.  But Ocean Champions not only communicates this huge environmental problem to young children in an entertaining and educational story; it also empowers them to make a difference by influencing the adults in their lives and by taking action to become champions for our oceans. 

    Ocean Champions is beautifully illustrated and tells a tale of two children, Kai and Morgan, who are playing on a beach and befriend Botley, a plastic bottle who is afraid of being washed into the ocean. They soon discover a dolphin tangled in fishing net and call a rescue centre for help. The rescuers arrive in the super submersible, Spirit, and thus begins a journey of discovery about the devastating effects that plastic debris is having on marine animals, either through external entanglement that injures, traps, and often drowns them or through plastic ingestion, which causes suffering and often death.  Along the way they learn more about ocean plastic and also why our oceans are so important.

    Mech has been working on environmental issues for over ten years and in 2014, decided to concentrate her work on the oceans. She has created educational material in both English and Spanish on the impacts of human activities on the oceans that are geared to high school and first year university students as well as adults. More recently, Mech decided that one of the ways to influence people to change their ‘plastic habit’ was to educate young children and change attitudes at the ground level.

    Ocean Champions is also brought to life with the illustrations of Comox Valley resident Ian Fry, who was born in Scotland and moved to B.C. in 1995 to become a full-time painter. Ian has exhibited his art in the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler, Squamish and Vancouver and his paintings are found in corporate and private collections all over the world.

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ladysmith Resource Centre

    For more information about these seminars please contact maike@lrca.ca

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    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl at 250-755-6265

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    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo


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    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ladysmith Resource Centre

    For more information about these seminars please contact maike@lrca.ca

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    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The HOPE Centre, 790 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3


    For more information about the Early Years Healthy Start Fairs click HERE


    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ladysmith Resource Centre

    For more information about these seminars please contact maike@lrca.ca

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    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ladysmith Resource Centre

    For more information about these seminars please contact maike@lrca.ca

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    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Seaview Elementary, Lantzville

    For more information about these seminars please contact Kelly at 250-390-4022

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    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 80 Chapel Street

    For more information about these seminars please contact Beth 250-739-6824

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    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island, 20 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1M7

    For more information about our Early Years Healthy Start Fairs click HERE


    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 80 Chapel Street, Nanaimo.

    For more information about these seminars please contact Cheryl 250-755-6265.

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    • 02 Mar 2019

    Stay tuned to learn more exciting information about this Early Years Healthy Start Fair. 

    For more information on our Early Years Healthy Start Fairs Click HERE  

Past events

12 Aug 2018 Sea Life Celebration at Ladysmith Community Marina
31 Jul 2018 2018 Kinship Care (GRG) Family Nature Camp
05 Jul 2018 Early Year Healthy Start Fair
29 Jun 2018 Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre Family Wellness Day
18 Jun 2018 Nanaimo Cerebral Palsy discussion Group
12 Jun 2018 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
08 Jun 2018 The 22nd Annual Nanaimo Teddy Bear Picnic 2018
05 Jun 2018 Triple P Seminar #2 Confident Competent Children
02 Jun 2018 Kids Expo - FREE Family Event
29 May 2018 Triple P Seminar #1 Power of Positive Parenting
17 May 2018 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
12 May 2018 Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival
10 May 2018 Triple P Seminar #2 Confident Competent Children
09 May 2018 Triple P Groups LEVEL 4 (2-12 YEARS)
03 May 2018 Triple P Seminar #1 Power of Positive Parenting
03 May 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
03 May 2018 POSTPONED parent workshop - Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism
02 May 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
02 May 2018 Early Year Healthy Start Fair
24 Apr 2018 FREE WEBINAR: How To Develop Powerful Parenting Skills
21 Apr 2018 Earth Day 2018
12 Apr 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
11 Apr 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
03 Apr 2018 Triple P Groups LEVEL 4 (2-12 YEARS)
24 Mar 2018 Free Baby Sensory Workshop
24 Mar 2018 Family Knowledge Session - It`s All in Your Head
17 Mar 2018 Family Knowledge Session - Childhood Anxiety
15 Mar 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
14 Mar 2018 Family Knowledge Session - How Children Grieve & Ways to Help
14 Mar 2018 Foster Parent Information Session
08 Mar 2018 Save the Date! March 8, 2018 Early Years Healthy Start Fair!
01 Mar 2018 Preschool Pizza Party at McGirr Elementary (Register for FREE Pizza)
28 Feb 2018 Preschool Pizza Party at Coal Tyee (Register for FREE Pizza)
22 Feb 2018 Preschool Pizza Party at Cinnabar (Register for FREE Pizza)
21 Feb 2018 Preschool Pizza Party at Brechin (Register for FREE Pizza)
17 Feb 2018 Science Saturday
17 Feb 2018 Healthy Kids Dental Clinic
06 Feb 2018 Triple P Family Transitions
30 Jan 2018 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
25 Jan 2018 Triple P Groups LEVEL 4 (2-12 YEARS)
25 Jan 2018 Triple P Groups LEVEL 4 (2-12 YEARS)
23 Jan 2018 Triple P Seminar #2 Confident Competent Children
18 Jan 2018 WANTED "External Brains" Parenting strategies for supporting children with FASD
16 Jan 2018 Triple P Seminar #1 Power of Positive Parenting
16 Jan 2018 Family Knowledge Nights - Struggling with Behaviors
15 Jan 2018 Free 2018 Healthy Start Fair
10 Jan 2018 Registration for the 2018-19 school year.
20 Nov 2017 Baby Welcoming Ceremony
20 Nov 2017 National Child Day Celebrations
17 Nov 2017 2017 Nanaimo State of the Child Report Launch
17 Nov 2017 Early Years Healthy Start Fair
16 Nov 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
15 Nov 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
15 Nov 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
08 Nov 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
03 Nov 2017 Making Connections Conference - Enhancing the Mental Health and Development of Children and Youth
01 Nov 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
25 Oct 2017 SAVE THE DATE Fall Research Expo 2017
18 Oct 2017 Triple P Groups - Level 4 (2-12 Years)
18 Oct 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
05 Oct 2017 Participaction 150 Playlist
03 Oct 2017 Triple P Groups - Level 4 (2-12 Years)
28 Sep 2017 Triple P Groups - Level 4 (2-12 Years)
26 Sep 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
21 Sep 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
20 Sep 2017 Triple P Family Transitions
20 Sep 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
19 Sep 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
19 Sep 2017 Early Years Healthy Start Fair
18 Sep 2017 The Baby Bed Program Launch
12 Sep 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
24 Aug 2017 Nanaimo CDC presents: COMEDY FOR A CAUSE!
24 Aug 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
23 Aug 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
15 Aug 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
08 Aug 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
01 Aug 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
29 Jul 2017 Bowen Relief Run
25 Jul 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
18 Jul 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
16 Jul 2017 Silly Boat Regatta
13 Jul 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
13 Jul 2017 Play... Learn... GROW Summer Play Group
12 Jul 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
11 Jul 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
08 Jul 2017 Unity in the Community Block Party
04 Jul 2017 Science in the Park - Nature Explorations
21 Jun 2017 Family Knowledge Night: Tenancy Laws
21 Jun 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
15 Jun 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
14 Jun 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
14 Jun 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
07 Jun 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
07 Jun 2017 Early Years Healthy Start Fair
30 May 2017 FREE Story Walk
23 May 2017 Nanaimo Child Development Centre’s 50th Anniversary and Annual Celebrity Event fundraiser
13 May 2017 Active For Life Expo
11 May 2017 Bedtime Shenanigans
08 May 2017 Tiny Timberwolves Playtime and Learning Program
08 May 2017 Family Transitions Triple P – helping families through divorce or separation
05 May 2017 Ladysmith Primary (Ready, Set Learn)
04 May 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
03 May 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
02 May 2017 Triple P Group Starting May 2nd
26 Apr 2017 Family Transitions Triple P – helping families through divorce or separation
26 Apr 2017 Ecole Oyster Bay School - Bedtime Shenanigans
25 Apr 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
22 Apr 2017 Early Years Healthy Start Fair
21 Apr 2017 Ladysmith Primary (Ready, Set Learn)
20 Apr 2017 Family Knowledge Night - Internet Safety
19 Apr 2017 Triple P Group Starting April 19th
18 Apr 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
13 Apr 2017 Triple P Group Starting April 13th
13 Apr 2017 Bedtime Shenanigans
12 Apr 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
11 Apr 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
07 Apr 2017 Ladysmith Primary (Ready, Set Learn)
06 Apr 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
05 Apr 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
05 Apr 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
05 Apr 2017 Triple P Group Starting April 5th
30 Mar 2017 Family Knowledge Nights - Childhood Anxiety
29 Mar 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
20 Mar 2017 Family Knowledge Nights - Parent Self Care
18 Mar 2017 Engaging Families; Growing Communities Conference
16 Mar 2017 Family Knowledge Nights - Body Talk
15 Mar 2017 Fun With Games
09 Mar 2017 Family Knowledge Nights - Internet Safety
09 Mar 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
08 Mar 2017 All Kids Go To School - An Information Evening for Parents of 2017-18 Kindergarten Students with Special Needs.
08 Mar 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
25 Feb 2017 Science Saturday
23 Feb 2017 Early Years Healthy Start Fairs
21 Feb 2017 Triple P Group Starting February 21st
15 Feb 2017 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
11 Feb 2017 Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program
10 Feb 2017 Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program
09 Feb 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
08 Feb 2017 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
08 Feb 2017 Room in Your Heart Foster Family Information Session
25 Jan 2017 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
24 Jan 2017 Family Transitions Triple P – helping families through divorce or separation
21 Jan 2017 GNEYP Literature Kit Launch
16 Jan 2017 ABC Play and Learn
14 Jan 2017 VICC Kids Conference
17 Dec 2016 Christmas Storytime
07 Dec 2016 Foster Home Information Session
29 Nov 2016 Triple P Seminar # 3 Raising Resilient Children
16 Nov 2016 Foster Home Information Session
15 Nov 2016 Triple P Seminar # 2 Confident Competent Children
01 Nov 2016 Triple P Seminar #1 Power of Positive Parenting
29 Oct 2016 2nd Annual Witches and Warlocks Ball - Charity Event
25 Oct 2016 Group Triple P Starting October 25th
20 Oct 2016 Group Triple P Starting October 20th
19 Oct 2016 HELP 2016 Fall Research Expo
12 Oct 2016 Foster Home Information Session
11 Oct 2016 Group Triple P Starting October 11th
05 Oct 2016 FAMILY TRANSITIONS TRIPLE P – HELPING FAMILIES THROUGH DIVORCE OR SEPARATION (Starting October 5th)
03 Oct 2016 Triple P Seminar # 3 Raising Resilient Children
27 Sep 2016 Group Triple P Starting September 27th
26 Sep 2016 Triple P Seminar # 2 Confident Competent Children
19 Sep 2016 Triple P Seminar #1 Power of Positive Parenting
15 Sep 2016 United Way 2016 We Are Possibility Campaign
14 Sep 2016 Foster Home Information Session
23 Aug 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Sunset & Stars Storytime
20 Aug 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Summer Reading Club: Wrap-Up Party
16 Aug 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: 39 Clues Scavenger Hunt
12 Aug 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Where the Wild Things Are: Puppet Show
10 Aug 2016 Foster Homes Information Sessions
02 Aug 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Oh The Places Your Imagination Can Take You!
29 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Harry Potter Party
28 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Woman's Resource Society: Summer Party at Barsby Water Park, food, games, water park fun
28 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Drive-in Storytime
27 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Woman's Resource Society: Skills building workshop on rights and responsibilities as a tenant
26 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Race Night @ the Library
24 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Peace Flag Making at Bathtub Races
21 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Picnic, Paint, and Peace Flag Making
19 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Stuffed Animal Campout
17 Jul 2016 The Silly Boat Regatta
15 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Discover The Universe
15 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Baby Sensory Playdate
14 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Jungle Jamboree
13 Jul 2016 Foster Homes Information Sessions
13 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Community Gardens tour and outdoor lunch
12 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Guided nature tour Morell Sanctuary
10 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Colliery Dam Walk
08 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Baby Sensory Playdate
07 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Women’s Resource Society: Long Lake Swim, Loudon Park Trail
07 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party
05 Jul 2016 Nanaimo Wellington Library: Summer Reading Club: Kick-off Party
21 Jun 2016 National Aboriginal Day
13 Jun 2016 United Way Open House
08 Jun 2016 FOSTER HOMES NEEDED In Your Community Information Session
27 May 2016 PacificCARE 20th Annual Nanaimo Teddy Bear Picnic
14 May 2016 The Sport and Healthy Living Expo
07 May 2016 Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival
04 May 2016 May The 4th Star Wars Day at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
03 May 2016 Triple P Group Courses starting May 3rd 2016
28 Apr 2016 Child Passenger Safety Technician Training
27 Apr 2016 Child Passenger Safety Technician Training
26 Apr 2016 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
26 Apr 2016 Child Passenger Safety Technician Training
19 Apr 2016 Triple P Group Courses starting April 19th
19 Apr 2016 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
16 Apr 2016 Healthy Start to Learning
13 Apr 2016 Family Transitions Triple P Groups starting April 13th (Helping families through divorce or separation)
12 Apr 2016 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
09 Apr 2016 Jungle Book Day
08 Apr 2016 FASD in the Early Years (0-12)
06 Apr 2016 Rick Mercer Rant and Raise - A Benefit for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre
04 Apr 2016 Triple P Group Courses Starting April 4th
02 Apr 2016 Pirate Fest
31 Mar 2016 Painted pots and bean plants
26 Mar 2016 Outdoor photography and picnic at Bowen Park
23 Mar 2016 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
22 Mar 2016 Vegetarian Cooking night
17 Mar 2016 Action Night- Family Games, Art for Earth Day
16 Mar 2016 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
09 Mar 2016 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
08 Mar 2016 All Kids go to School
08 Mar 2016 Coffee House, and poetry slam night
03 Mar 2016 Cooking night for families with kids
25 Feb 2016 The Place Activities - Cooking Night, Pierogis and Apple Crisp
23 Feb 2016 FREE Community Education Session - Behavior
16 Feb 2016 Triple P Group Courses Starting February 16th
16 Feb 2016 FREE Community Education Session - Resiliency
15 Feb 2016 Family Transitions Triple P Groups starting February 15th (Helping families through divorce or separation)
09 Feb 2016 FREE Community Education Sessions - Importance of Routines
02 Feb 2016 Triple P Group Courses Starting February 2nd
02 Feb 2016 FREE Community Education Sessions - Development Milestones
26 Jan 2016 Triple P Seminar #3 Raising Resilient Children
19 Jan 2016 Triple P Seminar #2 Raising Confident, Competent Children
16 Jan 2016 The Kid's Conference
13 Jan 2016 Family Transitions Triple P Groups starting January 13th (Helping families through divorce or separation)
12 Jan 2016 Triple P Group Courses Starting January 12th
12 Jan 2016 Triple P Seminar #1 The Power of Positive Parenting
25 Nov 2015 Mothers as a Catalyst of Change: Inspiration from around the World
07 Nov 2015 Open House of the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
13 Oct 2015 All Candidates Meeting
13 Jun 2015 10th Anniversary Old City Quarter Multicultural Festival
29 May 2015 19th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
04 May 2015 Parents Night Out
14 Apr 2015 Aboriginal Family Night Out Event
11 Apr 2015 Healthy Start to Learning
17 Mar 2015 Parents Night Out

* Please note, We do our best to keep all information up to date and accurate, however the events listed are subject to change without notice. Please contact the event provider for the most up to date information. 

 

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