Posted 06/05/2019 12:12:43 PM by Yvonne Chelczynski

Family Fun

Family fun can come from doing many different activities together. Some being as simple as trying out an animal walk inside the home or outdoors. As you encourage your child to slither like a snake, hop like a frog, gallop like a horse, or walk like a bear on all fours, not only will you be encouraging your little one to develop some new physical skills, but think about the fun you will have trying out some of these positions and movements yourself! Learn how volleying, throwing, lifting, running, hopping, kicking, balancing and more are developed in a fun way without any specialized equipment! Active for Life has a list of 49 fun physical activities to do with kids aged 2 to 4 years of age and the big people that love them. Visit for details. 

Having fun with your children can be as simple as having them learn how to garden alongside with you. Projects may take more time to complete but think of the joy they’ll experiencing eating a juicy berry from their own strawberry plant, or pulling a carrot out of the ground to enjoy as a snack – foods you grow yourself always taste better! Learn some tips and benefits about gardening with your children in the Keeping In Touch article, Foodshare: Gardening with Children.

“Nothing grows well without space and air.”

-Patricia Monaghan

Family Fun Vancouver has a list of Mother’s Day activities taking place in Metro Vancouver that look like a bouquet of fun. Celebrate Mom with special activities, crafts, high tea, complimentary photos and more. Visit for details. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mother and everyone else who is helping to nurture little ones in their lives!

Experience Magic Under the Big Top with Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC! 2019 – Please note that SPECTAC! 2019 is an animal-free show. All the acts are performed by humans. If you want to see the circus AND save some money, enter code “familyfunvancouver” at checkout to get 2 tickets for the price of 1! Visit for dates in May, locations and tickets.

Celebrate May Days in Port Coquitlam from May 3-11, 2019. Dating back to 1923, May Days is Port Coquitlam’s annual spring festival and one of its signature events. One of the main highlights is the Rotary May Day Parade (this year on May 11) followed by an afternoon of entertainment and activities in Leigh Square. Full event details, including road closures and parking are available at

Join the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society for Salmon Leave Home on Sunday, May 12th and help release coho smolts into Hoy Creek, Coquitlam. The smolts are approximately 17 months old and can range in length from 4-8 inches. This free family event takes place ‘rain or shine’ and begins at 11:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm. For more information visit

On Saturday, May 18th visit Burnaby Lake Regional Park during the Forest Fairy Gathering. Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave., Burnaby and visit the ‘Gnome Depot’ to get construction material to construct a fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and be prepared for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome. Visit for details.

On Sunday, May 26th at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic discipline. ArtStarts at River Market in New Westminster is Free! Donations are welcome.  Visit for details.




Yvonne Chelczynski

About Yvonne Chelczynski


Yvonne enjoys jogging, Blue Jays Baseball and spending time with family and friends - including the furry variety. Yvonne is an Information and Referral Consultant at the YMCA CCRR.

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