Have you heard of the Love Global Foundation and their Annual Mini Golf Tournament? Well if you haven’t here is your chance to experience BC’s ONLY miniature golf tournament! The family friendly event is returning to Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf in Cultus Lake for a second year.
You will enjoy BBQ and compete for great prizes all while having fun and supporting Love Global Foundations international school development projects.
You want to be a part of this great event right? Well here is your chance, the event is coming to Giggle Ridge this summer and we want you to be there with us!
Enter now to win a family 4 pack of tickets to join the fun, we will choose a winner at random on Monday June 21, 2013.
Here are all the details:Love Global Mini Golf Tourament Location: Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf 80 Sunnyside Blvd Cultus Lake Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013 Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm Get Tickets!
You can get your tickets online by clicking HERE Sign up as an individual or enlist 5 of your friends and join as a team!
We are proud to be a Community Partner for the 2013 Child Run!
Will you be running with us? Register Today!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am (registration from 7:30 to 8:30 am)
LOCATION: West 33rd Avenue and Heather Street, Vancouver
RUN DAY INFORMATION can be found at www.ChildRun.com
As the largest family fun run in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children’s Hospital. On Sunday June 2nd, 2013, the 28th Annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on an exciting run, where participants can choose between a scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.
Contact us: email@example.com or 604-875-2444
It was election day today in BC. I won’t get into political views because it can get pretty heated and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just hope it was an informed one AND you got out and exercised your right to vote!
We are lucky to have the option, interested in a little BC Political history? Click here and see how our political story has played out so far!
When you’re a child she walks before you,
To set an example.
When you’re a teenager she walks behind you
To be there should you need her.
When you’re an adult she walks beside you,
So that as two friends you can enjoy life together.
A cute little ditty for mom…
My all time favorite song…makes me think about my baby each time I hear it.
Yesterday I spent a very informative day at the Connecting Bloggers and Brands Conference in Vancouver, the first ever! First ever Connecting Bloggers and Brands Conference in Vancouver AND first ever blogging related conference for me.
I’ve been at this for about 6 years now and never really thought of myself as a blogger, weird right? I’ve always thought of the Children’s Directory as just that a web based directory of services and events. Sure we have content, great content for that matter and fantastic contributors and sponsors who have always stood by us, but I still never really thought of the website itself as a blog.
I have wanted to share more personally and write more content for the site myself and have been working at developing some pieces that I hope will entertain, inform and keep you coming back for more! My issue has been that I don’t like talking about myself or my child or my family on the internet…I’m not over that tiny little issue yet but I think after meeting the people that I met yesterday at the Connecting Bloggers and Brands Conference I have a better idea of the direction I want to go! SO you can call it a bit of a breakthrough if you like and there will be some changes a coming! Good changes I hope and if not I really do want you to tell me!
That being said I would like to invite you right here, right now to tell me what you like about the Children’s Directory and what you don’t. What would you like to see more of, what are we missing, what do we do that you think we should stop?
Thank you to the great organizers, ambassadors and brands who were at the conference and shared information that made that light bulb finally turn on!
If you’re writing a blog yourself, I would recommend attending a conference or two to get out there and network a bit. It’s not nearly as scary as I thought it would be! Some great resources and connections can be made if you step away form the computer!
Here are some other awesome local sites you should visit:
Kristy from I Just Had to Laugh and Twell Media a multi talented local mom of 2 who has been writing and designing for years as Twell Media but she has recently launched her new project “I Just Had to Laugh” a blog dedicated to your funny parenting stories that may not have been that funny at the time (like when you accidentally put breast milk on your hubbies cereal and only realized it after he was nearly finished eating…oops) but now when you look back on that moment in time you bust a gut laughing. Well this is the place for you to share those stories!
Sarah goes by the Twitter handle @BentoMomma and she is busily blogging on More Than Your Average Mom. We have tons in common such as our mutual love of purses, shoes, and Starbucks which would naturally lead to being heavily caffeinated at all times! I am so glad we crossed paths and you should definitely stop by her blog and peruse her posts! Here’s a favorite of mine, a great breakfast idea, that I plan to test out one morning, maybe even this weekend! (usually I try to stay out of the kitchen…I think I’m allergic, but this looks easy enough and might even impress someone! Who am I kidding, if I boil water it’s impressive, THIS will get me some sort of award!)
I spotted Eschelle yesterday and knew immediately that I would like her! She has amazing energy, an outgoing personality and great style! Her blog Mumfection is funny, easy to read and will certainly entertain. I will be sure to check in with her every Monday now that I have discovered #ManCandyMonday!
There were so many great women and men in one place it was almost overwhelming! These are just a few of the great local bloggers that I had the pleasure of spending the day with, go visit them, let them know we love them! (I’ll mention everyone else I met soon!)
There is so much going on this weekend we are desperately trying to figure out how to be in several places at once!
It’s times like this that I really am in favor of cloning!
If you haven’t already taken a peak at the Instagram Contest they were running over the past month go take a look!
Here is the winner:
We are also excited to be sponsoring the Launch of Modern Mama North Burnaby
Join Shaunna Prentis at Artspace Children’s Art Centre on Sunday April 28th for lots of fun and great PRIZES! Click the photo below for ALL the details!
Once Upon a Belly is also on on Sunday at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown!
Be sure to stop by and say hello to Aman Deol-Bassi, the busy and talented show producer. There will be plenty to see and do with all of the guest speakers, vendors and more awesome PRIZES!
Click the photo below to register to be their guest!
The Free The Children organization was founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995, he was 12 years old at the time and got 11 of his school friends and together to begin their fight against child labor. He was touched by a story he had read in the Toronto Star newspaper about a boy his age Iqbal Masih who was born in South East Asia and sold to a life of slavery at the age of 4. Iqbal spent 6 years of his life chained to a carpet weaving loom and found the courage to speak out…he died at the age of 12 defending the rights of children. Craig didn’t ignore this story and instead picked up where Iqbal left off and continued the fight. As parents we need to teach our children to stand up like Iqbal and Craig did, teach them to be the change.
Join us in silence…why? Watch this video for your reason:
Human rights are basic standards and freedoms that every person requires to live. They are founded on respect for the dignity and worth of each individual. Regardless of race, colour, gender, language, religion, opinions, origins, wealth, birth status or ability, these rights apply to every human being, everywhere.
I am over the top excited about April! There are so many events going on and we are thrilled to be a part of them all!
The first one that you DO NOT want to miss out on is coming up this weekend, Saturday April 14th from 10am – 3pm at the Fort Langley Community Hall the Mommies N Munchkins Fair will be going on and if you want a fantastic line up of vendors, entertainers and more this is the place to be!
Every time I hear from organizers Chelsea and Kendra they are adding more great stuff, performances from Will Stroet and his Backyard Band, Baby Lattes will be serving up the best coffee in town, Sweet Petite Baking Co. will be on site with some tasty vegan and gluten free goodies plus have you seen the prizes they’re giving away??? Check out this list on their facebook page. There’s even a getaway to Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, I have to say it’s one of my happy places and I’d enter to win a stay there any day! (you have to be there to enter!)
So I know you can’t possibly have anything better to do this Saturday and if the line up of vendors and prizes isn’t enough to get you there maybe this will…the first 100 guests to arrive will get their hot little hands on a gift bag loaded (I mean completely stuffed!) with great offers, samples and vouchers from the sponsors and vendors as well as local businesses. Word on the street is there’s even a FREE voucher for a fitness class of their choice from Life Designs Fitness & Nutrition in EACH bag!!!
Okay so one last tidbit to convince you…! Ultimate Mobile Spa will have onsite services available! You will want to get to the fair early to sign up for a time slot at their table! Get a mini manicure or massage for $10!!! WOW!