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Noteworthy Kids Sing

Come learn about the magic of music and your voice! Each Thursday – put on your Vancouver Island Symphony Choir T-Shirt, warm up your...

Well-Regulated Revelry

Halloween is an exciting time, but it can also be dysregulating for round-peg children. Holidays in general are a challenge for kids who require...

5 Tricks & Treats for Halloween

October is a fascinating time of year. Fall is here along with a flurry of seasonal traditions and a progressive build up of spooky...

Giving Thanks…Building a lifelong habit of gratitude

“Mama! Mama! MAAAAMAAAAA!!!”My three-year-old son summons me to the couch.“Yes?”“Water!” He shakes his empty sippy cup at me, continuing to watch his show. It’s...

Letting Reconciliation Into Our Hearts

Reconciliation is a word that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it can be hard to explain it to our children. We...

Summer’s Playfulness in Fall

The hectic school schedule is in full swing. The days are getting shorter, darker and cooler. There is a general sense of sadness for...

A Bowlful of Fall

October marks the beginning of the cozy season. The nights grow long. The sky takes on a constant shade of grey, and even the...

Family Cycling

Vancouver Island is home to an increasing number of families who are choosing to commute by bicycle. Many are concerned about climate change and...

The Importance of Inclusivity

We are a month back into the school year and perhaps already used to early mornings and packing lunches. New kids and new teachers...

Spot that Flying ‘V’

There is something so captivating about seeing a large bird soaring overhead. Lately I’ve found myself craning my neck to follow the graceful swooping...
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