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Best Christmas Family Fun List!

  1. SantaCheck out a local Christmas Tree Farm, and make it your family tradition. Our Family looks forward to it every year! Please recycle your tree through your local community tree chipping event.

  2. Visit the Vancouver Christmas Market. More than just a craft fair, this authentic German Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family.

  3. Visit the Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel.
    There's something for everyone-festive entertainment, a craft for children and a special Scavenger Hunt based on The Twelve Days of Christmas. Also, enjoy the smells and tastes of the baking in the Farmhouse every Sunday.

  4. Go to the Robson Square Ice Rink Open for Free Skating!

  5. Check out the beautifully decorated trees at the Vancouver Festival of Trees.

  6. See the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Maple Ridge or Port Moody on December 15 & 16.

  7. Go up the mountain and check out the Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain.

  8. Visit the North Pole BC located right here in North Vancouver!

  9. See Canyon Lights reach new heights for 2013 holiday season at
    the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

  10. Be sure to take a ride on the Bright Nights & the Christmas Train at Stanley Park.

  11. Go see the The International Yacht Club's Annual Boat Light Parade in White Rock on December 7 or the Carol Ships Celebration on December 21.

Win Tickets to the "North Pole"!

North Pole

Jessie P of Surrey and Mary M of Langley won the tickets!! Hope they enjoy the North Pole!


We are giving away 2 family passes for 5 people each to the NORTH POLE!! Each will include entrance to North Pole BC for up to 5 people, VIP Santa visit, and photo!

*Winners to visit before December 21st. The last day you can go would be Dec. 20th. THIS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO CONFIRM A VIP SANTA VISIT!  


HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (2 sets of ticket - each winner will win 5 tickets!)

1. Enter our contest form in the addtional info box, enter why you are entering!

2. For additional entries Like North Pole BC's Facebook page!

 

This contest ends December 8, 2013 at 8pm.
*Lower Mainland Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the location (North Vancouver)

 

For more information, visit our website at http://www.northpolebc.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/northpolebc


 
New Scenes and Activities
We have plenty of interactive and visual scenes in store for you - some new, some old and some back by popular demand! These include:
 
North Pole Post officeGingerbread Bakery - Toy Workshop - The Toy Inventor
Mrs Claus's Story Time - Northern Lights Light Show - Train Ride ($2 cash only)
 
Your North Pole BC entrance ticket includes access to visit North Pole BC. There is a free Santa adjacent to North Pole BC on first come first served. If you would like a personalised visit with Santa why not choose VIP tickets. These tickets give you a scheduled time to see Santa (avoid any line-ups), a small gift for each child and other enhancments to your Santa experience.
 
Remember at this year’s North Pole BC it always night time so the lights sparkle for that magical Christmas experience no matter what time you visit!
 
Pre-Booking your Visit and Groups
For your comfort and enjoyment, space to our family adventure is limited. All visitors should pre-book early as we are expecting another amazing season. If you are interested in bringing a school, day care, pre-school, seniors or any other group of 10+ for our Elves in Training visits (during school hours), see our 'Group Page' .

Santa is so excited to tell you about our new venue, new adventures and new style for

Win a FREE WeeBeeBox to be delivered straight to your home!

 

WeeBeeBox

CONTEST CLOSED, check your email!

 

WeeBeeBox delivers a monthly, themed box packed with two fun hands-on projects involving art, crafts, science and imaginative play for children aged 3-6.

 

All the materials required for each activity are provided in each box, including an original WeeBeeBox storybook specially tailored to the month's theme and illustrated to nurture your child's creativity and imagination. There is also a "Fun Booklet" that suggests smaller side projects, conversation-boosters and questions to stimulate your child's thinking.

 

Enter the contest now for a chance to win our introductory box "Fishy Fun!".

 

 

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (1 WeeBeeBox - introductory box "Fishy Fun!".)

1. Enter our contest form

2. For additional entries Like Weebeebox's facebook page and tell them Kids Vancouver.com sent you!

This contest ends November 20, 2013 at 6pm.
*BC Residents Only

 

For more information, visit our website at http://www.weebeebox.com or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/weebeebox.

Age-Appropriate Yet Stylish – Fashion Trends Your Kids Can Wear

marks and spencerWith children going back to school and being active in many co-curricular activities, there will always be that concern that your kid may just be following the adult fashion trends way too much.

13 Pumpkin Patches to Visit in the Lower Mainland!


It’s that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner. I love when seasons change and I look forward to all the new events to come. Looking for some local pumpkin patches with some fun while getting your pumpkins?

Abbotsford:

Apple Barn Taves Family Farm ~ Pumpkin Fest

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch  

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch


Delta/Ladner:
Westham Island Herb Farm Pumpkin Patch 

Chilliwack:

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – Chilliwack

Pumpkin Patch at Chilliwack Corn Maze 


Langley:

Aldor Acres pumpkin patch

Maple Ridge:

Vancouver Lego Games is BACK! And so is a CONTEST package giveaway!!

Vancouver Lego Games

CONTEST CLOSED, WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED! Check your email to see if you won!

Come and participate in the second Brick Games with MORE prizes and at a LARGER venue! It will include EXHIBITORS and more ENTERTAINMENT for the whole family. This year's event will raise money for the LEGO Foundation and Love Global Foundation. Event is on October 26 in Langley!

WHAT you can WIN!
A LEGO prize
2 Tickets to the Vancouver LEGO Games (they sell out quickly)
and $50 to Toy Traders



HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (2 tickets to one winner to use on October 26, 2013) also a lego prize and $50 to Toy Traders!!

1. Enter our contest form

2. Post on the Vancouver LEGO Games Facebook Page WHY you love LEGO and that Kids Vancouver.com sent you!

This contest ends October 10, 2013 at 4pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to event (in Langley)


More info visit:


http://www.VancouverLEGOGames.com

Bellies to babies contestCONTEST is closed, check your email to see if you won!

Win a $100.00 gift certificate to spend at the Bellies to Babies Celebration trade show on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver.

The Bellies to Babies Celebration is a one of a kind event, offering a unique opportunity for new and expectant parents and grandparents to explore and shop for trendy baby fashions, decor and so much more! Moms-to-be can participate in educational workshops. Rookie Dads can take part in our Daddy Diapering Contest. Varied support groups will also be on hand to answer questions for new and expectant parents.

To Attend: Register at www.belliestobabiescelebration.com or call 604-908-8835. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BelliestoBabiesCelebration for more ways to win.

HOW to WIN?

Enter our contest form THEN in the comments area of the contest form:

Check out the exhibitors on the Bellies to Babies Celebration website, then write a comment on the above contest form naming the exhibiting company where you would spend the $100.00.

 

 This contest ends September 25, 2013 at 2pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the destination.

newzoo

CLOSED!
Debbie Silva has won! Congrats!

With the introduction of the new YouZoo features at the Greater Vancouver Zoo we're offering one of our readers a chance to win a free day at the zoo for a family (set of 4 tickets) along with a prize package from Jelly Marketing.

Prize Package: Animal crackers, Zoo Toys Prize Packet (bunch of awesome Zoo animal toys)

HOW to WIN?

1. Enter our contest form THEN

2. Like the Greater Vancouver Zoo facebook page and post on the wall of the Zoo about a) Your favourite animal and why and tell them Kids Vancouver.com sent you!

& also like Jelly Marketing Facebook Page!

 This contest ends September 10, 2013 at 2pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the destination.

Inspired by the Zoo's desire to enhance the zoo-goer experience through technology, Zoo 3.0 has developed out of an exciting new partnership with Jelly Marketing.  Jelly and the Greater Vancouver Zoo have developed a fresh way to make a lasting digital footprint on BC Tourism and the local community.  The new website features Zoo 3.0: an all-access e-learning portal complete with rare footage and facts about the Zoo's featured animals:
Macaw, Grizzly Bear, Hippopotamus, Siberian Tiger, Oregon Spotted Frog, Muskox

 

History of The Zoo:

The story of the Greater Vancouver Zoo began in the late 1960's when world traveler

Volunteer, even bring the kids, great learning opportunity, also keeps the kids busy, will help them realize how important food is, showing them generosity and respect where the vegtables come from. So take yourself and/or your family and take the time you can and help out for a great cause.

 

Article provided by The Province Vancouver Desi and
written by JENNIFER SALTMAN

Surrey farm that supplies food banks appeals for pickers to keeJas Singh of God’s Little Acre farmp crops from rotting

Looking out over acres of carrots, potatoes, cucumbers and squash, Jas Singh had one thing on his mind.

“I’m thinking we need to do a lot more — it’s not enough,” he said.

Singh runs God’s Little Acre, a hay-field-turned-food-growing-farm in Surrey that has provided fresh vegetables to local food banks and soup kitchens since 2011.

In two seasons, the farm expanded from three acres producing 62,000 pounds of potatoes that were donated to the Surrey Food Bank to eight acres of mixed vegetables distributed to food banks in Surrey, Maple Ridge and other municipalities.

The farm is now in its third year and producing its largest harvest yet. It is expected that with 34 acres planted, more than 200,000 pounds of vegetables — potatoes, carrots, cabbage, turnips, beets, squash, corn and more — will be donated to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Please read the rest of the article by visiting The Province Vancouver DESI

 

More info:
■ Volunteer pickers can show up at the farm at 16582-40th Ave. Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until dark and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of October. Those wishing to volunteer on a different day or to make a donation of money, machinery or supplies can contact Jas Singh at 604-375-1172 or email jassingh65@hotmail.com. Pickling cucumbers can be picked up at the farm Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 


For more information about he farm, visit www.godslittleacrefarm.com.


Link to article
jensaltman@theprovince.com
twitter.com/jensaltman

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