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.
Our monthly parenting series continues this month with a fresh look at early learning.
When: Thursday, February 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $10/participant
Where: Whole Wheat and Honey 10003 100 St
Pre-register at CCRR – 10411 100th, 250-785-5701
Seeing Children as Researchers
Discover how natural environments and materials encourage young children to explore, questions and discover. In this approach, children express interests and ideas while educators help them research for further information, reflect on their experiences and form conclusions. This is a drastic shift from a curriculum driven style. Developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after WW2, this methodology has become famous all over the world.
Come and learn about this shift in early childhood education through film, photos and discussion. This session is for parents, early childhood educators, teachers and community members.
Once again Morgan Peltier, the children’s librarian, has partnered with a community group to use the FSJ Library as a venue for intriguing, literacy and cultural opportunities for children and families. This month the Library is hosting the team from S.U.C.C.E.S.S for a celebration of the Chinese calendar Year of the Snake. There will be food and stories, songs and FUN!
I find that my family visits the Library much more frequently than did in the past. I am certain it is a result of attending these special events. Being involved with the Library in new and exciting ways has helped nurture our relationship with the institution. I hope to see you there this Saturday.
These activities are for kids aged 6 – 12. It’s older than my target group but it’s such a series of events that I had to spread the word. Anything that brings art and self-expression into our lives is worth pursuing.
We are all getting the message that play is essential to optimal human development. Here Vivian Gussin Paley, celebrated author of multiple books about story telling and imaginative play with young children, speaks about the essential survival skill of creating story and navigating relationships. I found it inspirational and motivating.
“They (children) are inventing and reinventing themselves as thinking people, before the world tells them what to think.”
Only 7 sleeps until Family Week starts! If you don’t measure time between exciting events in sleeps you might be on the wrong website. But Fort St. John loves Families Week has something for all ages from infants to seniors. Check out the special events all around town, as well as the special deals at restaurants and businesses. Celebrate with us!
The Totem Mall is being invaded on Saturday, April 28th with everything artsyfARTsy. Our theme this month is ECO and DIGITAL art.
FREE activities for whole family include:
T-Shirt Painting, Jackson Pollock style painting, Wearable Art Fashion Show, Permanent mural on the wall between Orange Julius and Coles, Face Painting, Interactive Story Time and the Words on Wheels Bus.
There is someting for everyone and it’s FREE!
Applications for the Wearable Art Fashion Show are being accepted until Wednesday, April 25th.
The next artsyfARTsy event in April 28th at the Totem Mall. Our project is evolving and developing into something AMAZING. April’s event is BIG! Eco-art activities, wearable art fashion show and multi-media demonstrations. It’s going to be exciting. Download the entry form for the fashion show and start creating now!