Category Archives: Family Friendly Events

Stuffed Animal Sleepover with Pete the Cat at FSJ Public Library

Stuffed Animal Sleepover with Pete the Cat at FSJ Public Library

Kids can drop their stuffed friends off with Pete at the Library before 9:00pm on Friday, November 28th, and pick them up the next morning at 9:00am on Saturday, November 29thWe will have hot chocolate and snacks, and watch a video of everything the stuffies got up to overnight!  For more information, please contact Morgan Peltier at the FSJ Public Library:


November 28th, 2014

Pete the Cat: Snoring in my Sleepover Shoes

It’s that time again! Time for the 4th-Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  This year, children’s book star Pete the Cat is hosting a huuuge, groooovy sleepover party for stuffed animals in Fort St John. After the Library closes and the Librarians go home, the stuffies will get to work, decorating the Library for Christmas and trying to stay out of trouble…which isn’t always easy: last year, the stuffed animals had a race on the book carts, which ended in a huge crash! You can check out some of our sleepover videos here!

Gerald the elephant, who hosted last year’s party with his friend Piggie, has some advice for Pete:

“Pete! You will have so much fun! You will have ENORMOUS amounts of fun! Maybe…maybe…MAYBE you will have so much fun that you will make new friends! And you can go HOME with a new friend!”

“Hooray!” says Piggie.

And it’s true! Pete will go home with one lucky new friend in the morning, just like the previous years’ hosts, including Elephant and Piggie; Scaredy Squirrel, and the Pigeon.

Pete is looking forward to having a groovy time, and maybe rocking out in his sleepover shoes. He is a bit worried that he might get homesick, since this is his first sleepover, but will he cry? Goodness, no! He’ll just carry on, singin’ his song,

“I love my sleepover shoes, I love my sleepover shoes!

I love my sleepover shoes, I love my sleepover shoes!”






40th Annual CDC Talent Show

40th Annual CDC Talent Show

If you don’t have plans this Friday, consider dropping in to the North Peace Cultural Centre for the Talent Show.


Click here for more info about the show and about the Child Development Centre.  CDC Talent Show

I can’t believe it’s the 40th annual CDC Talent Show.  I remember dancing in this show as a child and being ridiculously nervous and excited. I remember being there as a spectator, soon after its inception, when it was hosted in the Mackenzie Inn ballroom.

It’s a brilliant event for many reasons.  The show brings us together as a community to enjoy fabulous entertainment.  It offers a venue for performers, young and older to showcase their talents. Lastly, this event raises a lot of money for valuable programs for young children.   I look forward to it every year.

Yet this year, in my current position, it occurred to me that I love this show, for yet another reason.  The entire evening has flexible entry and exit from the performances.  How often can you take children into the North Peace Cultural Centre and then leave when you need to, without judgment or disruption?  The Talent Show is chaotic and fabulous.  You can come and go.  So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents of young children to introduce their children to live entertainment in a safe, fun way.

Hope to see you there!


March Early Learning calendars

March Early Learning calendars

March is a short month for SD60 early learning programs.  Spring Break comes a bit earlier than usual this year.  Schools are closed from March 17 – March 28.  Programs re-open on Monday, March 31st.

FSJ SS March 2014 To print, click FSJ SS March 2014

HH StrongStart March 2014 revisedTo print, click HH SS March 2014


Outreach March 2014To print, click Outreach SS March 2014

The Rotary Play Centre is closed March 21 – March 28 for a shorter Spring Break.

March 2014 RPC Calendar To print, click March 2014 RPC Calendar

Daddy and Me mar  2014To print, click Daddy and Me March 2014

Our Families in Motion events are back on for the spring.  These events are aimed at families with preschool aged children.  The next event will be on March 14th, at Bert Ambrose Elementary gym between 6 – 7:30 pm.  Expect to participate in creative, active play for the whole family.

FIM 2014   To print, click Families in Motion 2014

“It’s not a box!” FSJ Library event

“It’s not a box!” FSJ Library event

This is short notice but sounds like a LOT of fun.

This Is Not a Box!!  February 20, 2014. 5:30pm  

It’s just your family, your imaginations, and a box!”

Register for this great family event sponsored jointly by the ArtSpace and FSJ Public Library. We provide the box and art supplies, and you have one hour to turn it into the best “not a box” that you can! Space is limited. Register through the Library.

Not a Box 2014 To print, click Not a Box 2014

Morgan Peltier Program Coordinator/Children’s Librarian

10015 – 100th Ave | Fort St John, BC V1J 1Y7


FSJ Library 3rd annual Stuff Animal Sleepover

FSJ Library 3rd annual Stuff Animal Sleepover

It’s that time of year again: Stuffed Animal Sleepover!


Elephant and Piggie Sleepover

To download and print this poster, click Elephant and Piggie Sleepover.REVISED

This year the Librarians have invited Gerald and Piggie from Mo Willems’ award winning Elephant and Piggie series to host our annual sleepover on November 30th! They will be in charge of decorating the Library and getting the place ready for a visit from Santa. This is a big job and they need lots of help! Gerald and Piggie would like to invite all of the stuffed animals in town to join them for a sleepover! They will have a video camera with them to record all of the fun they have and the mischief they get into!

Will they have another book-cart crash? Will someone get stuck on the ceiling? Will that monkey get flattened in the laminator again? Check out our two-part video of last year’s event: Scaredy Squirrel’s Sleepover!

Kids can drop off a stuffed friend at the Library by 9:00pm Saturday, November 30thWhen they pick them up at 9:00am Sunday, December 1stwe will all sit down with some hot chocolate and a treat to watch their crazy video! Your stuffy could be the star of the show!

This is for kids of all ages, free and no registration is required. Please distribute widely.

Call Morgan at 25-785-3731 for more details.




Families in Motion

Families in Motion


This month Families in Motion is being hosted by the Keeginaw Friendship Centre.  The event is held on the 2nd Friday of the month at a community school or centre between 6:00 and 7:30.

Who:  Families with children aged 6 and under

What:  Guided indoor fitness and fun for families

When:  Friday, November 8th  6:00 – 7:30

Where:  Keeginaw Friendship Centre


FSJ LOVES Families Week 2013

FSJ LOVES Families Week 2013

FSJ LOVES Families Week runs Saturday, October 5th to Saturday, October 12th.  Each year, the number and variety of family friendly events grows.  Success by 6, Children First and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union have once again sponsored and coordinated this amazing opportunity to celebrate our strongest natural resource, families. Hope to see you out and about with your family!



To download and print this poster, click FSJ LOVES FAMILIES WEEK 2013





To download and print this schedule of events, click PASSPORT TO FAMILY FUN 2013