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Safety Tips for Halloween!

Here are some Safety Tips for Halloween from the West Vancouver Police Website

• We want the kids to be seen. Do your best to outfit kids in bright costumes or include reflective tape, glow sticks, or other articles that improve visibility. Costumes should be fire-resistant, if possible.

• Use face paint or make-up instead of a mask — if you must wear a mask, enlarge the eyes for better vision and push it back off your face when you are walking between houses.

• Stay on one side of the street until you reach the end and then safely cross the street to the other side — do not criss-cross.

• Carry a flashlight.

• Always trick or treat with an adult. Older kids should be in a group.

• Always let your parents check treats before eating them. Never eat unwrapped candy, fresh fruit, or homemade treats unless you are absolutely certain of where it came from and your parents say it is OK.

• Stay in your own neighbourhood — plan a route, have a curfew and make sure someone at home is aware of both.

• Start early, get home early.

• Stay in well-lit areas.

• Only go to houses where there are lights on and never go inside anyone’s house.

• Stay away from fireworks. Every year the Fire Department and Ambulance Service deal with serious injuries caused by the use of these products.

• We want to remind drivers to be patient and be very aware of the children who may be darting around the neighbourhoods.

Free Weekend at Science World – Around the Dome Festival

Around the Dome Festival

September 27–October 26, 2014: Join Science World for their annual science festival that celebrates all of the amazing science and technology—right here in our very own community! Presented by Genome British Columbia.

Science World Free weekend

Free admission on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and Sunday, September 28, 2014
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North Van Events August 2014

Coming Up in September … Music in the Park

Monday, September 1  12:00 – 5:00pm  FREE
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir? Take the family and friends, your lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch (or grab some great fresh, local treats from the food vendors). There will be free activities for the kids from 1:00-4:00pm and free artist demonstrations in many mediums from 12:00-5:00pm by a selection of talented local artists – they will also have artwork for sale.
Where: Cleveland Dam  Capilano Road
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Spring – Summer Bike Camps in West Vancouver & North Vancouver

Spring camps in the North Shore. Where do we start? Let’s start by saying that we have the best backyard in the world! No wonder why we have such a great variety of  Bike Camps to choose from. Surrounded by mountains with bike trails that range from easy rides to more challenging ones, here is a little information about the highlights of the different Spring Bike Camps we find in Vancouver. They all have something special to offer and having kids going through many of these bike camps I can honestly say that they have always been a great experience, done with safety in mind and inspiring the love for the sport.

Bike Camps

Bike-Riding in North Vancouver

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Christmas Skiing & Snowboarding Camps Vancouver – 2013

Skiing & Snowboarding Camps 2013With freezing temperatures in Vancouver for the next couple of days, it’s that time of the year to think about activities for our kids and ourselves for the upcoming (already started by many) Christmas Season. As usual, Kids Camps Canada is aiming to make your work easier by giving you a quick overview and links to the 3 North Shore Mountains offering Skiing & Snowboarding Camps.  Continue reading Christmas Skiing & Snowboarding Camps Vancouver – 2013