As usual, both events this month are active, creative and open ended. Our objective with Daddy and Me is to celebrate dads and all that they bring to the lives of children. Obviously not all dads participate in these type of events but we hope that all dads recognize the importance of a male role model in the lives of young people. Whatever your active play looks like, do it early and often with the little people in your life.
Here is an excerpt from the blog LiveScience on The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads matter
What’s most important, [researcher Laura] Padilla-Walker said, is that fathers realize they matter. Quality time is important, she said. “That doesn’t mean going on fancy vacations. It can be playing ball in the backyard or watching a movie with your kids,” she said. “Whatever it is, just make yourself available and when you’re with your children, be with them.”
To download or print this poster, click Daddy and Me March 2013.
We hope to see you at one or both events. The schedule for the rest of the year is on hold until funding is secured. For more information, contact Pam Lillico at North Peace Community Resources. 250.785.6021 ext. 232.
February’s events are more spread out. Hopefully this means your family can make it to both events. As usual, Gym Night is the second Wednesday of the month at Robert Ogilvie. The community event is Saturday, February 23rd in the morning. I hope February is treating you well. See you soon!
To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me February 2013
Here is an inspiring blog about the Top 10 Reasons Dads Matter. It’s short and to the point.
Please forgive the short notice in posting for the January event. The holiday crept up on us. Hope to see you at one or both events. Please remember to call Pam to register for the gymnastics session on Saturday.
To download and print this poster, click here Daddy and Me January 2013
To download and print this poster, click here 2012-2013 Daddy and Me
Our Daddy and Me funding continues until March 2013. If things work out as we hope, the calendar of events from April – December 2013 will be published later this spring.
Daddy and Me Gym Night is always the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Robert Ogilvie from 6 – 7:30. This month the community Daddy and Me event is hosted by the North Peace Cultural Centre.
We hope to see Dads at either or both events. We are very proud to celebrate Dads in our community!
To download and print this calendar, click here Daddy and Me December 2012
To download and print this schedule of events, click here November – March Daddy and Me Calendar
If you’re feeling shocked that December is already here, you’re not alone! But as the excitement of the holiday grows, we hope you will include us in your weekly plans. StrongStart can be a great venue to use up the extra energy that seems to bubble over this time of year. Check out Robert Ogilvie’s extra gym time.
To download and print this calendar, click here Ducan Cran StrongStart December 2012
To download and print this calendar, click here Robert Ogilvie StrongStart December 2012
To download and print this calendar, click here StrongStart Outreach December 2012
NOTE: Charlie Lake StrongStart is closed on Monday, December 17th. The last program day is Monday, December 10th 1 – 3:30.
To download and print this calendar, click here Hudson’s Hope StrongStart December 2012
To download and print this calendar, click here Virtual StrongStart December 2012
Tonight was our biggest Daddy and Me gym night. We had 16 dads and 21 kids out to Robert Ogilvie Elementary. These kids got 60 minutes or more of active play. I am so pleased to be a part of a community where Dads are valued and physical activity is a priority. What a great night!
Many thanks to SD 60 and North Peace Community Resources Society for sponsoring this monthly event. For more information, call Jaimelia @ 250.794.7336.
I really loved this blog post from Participaction. It is a call to action for ACTIVE PLAY.
Click this photo to read the ACTIVE PLAY blog.
Click here to link to the main Participaction site
Daddy and Me is a FREE, drop-in gym time at Robert Ogilve gym from 6: – 7:30 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month. It’s an opportunity for active play with Dad! What could be more fun!
Come join us at 9907 86 Street.
Friday is Families in Motion at the CDC 6 – 7:30. It overlaps with the parade, which is unfortunate. Being outside and walking is great for families, as well. But I hope to see lots of you there.
Come join us at 10417 – 106th Ave.
To print this poster, click here Families-in-Motion 2012-2013
The Dinosaur event is always super fun and well attended. You and your little one will have LOTS of fun. The gym nights have been slowly growing and are a great way to get exercise, learn to interact with others and play in a boisterous environment. Hope to see you at one or both of the events.
To download this poster, click here Daddy and Me Nov. 2012
Here are the remaining 2012 events. The calendar for 2013 will be out soon.
To download this poster, click here 2012 Daddy and Me calendar
Dad’s and other important male caregivers are essential in the physical, emotional and psychological health of their children. This book by Neil Gaiman is an excellent, honest look at the irreplaceable role Dad’s play in our lives. I highly recommend it.
The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
They also have this book at the FSJ Library if you want to have a look.
Happy SNOVEMBER! Welcome winter! Living here for 37 years has taught me that the best way to survive winter is to keep active and stay involved. As we transition into winter, I hope you continue to attend these amazing programs. If you have questions or need help finding programs and activities in your neighbourhood, please call Jaimelia @ 250.794.7336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather outside is frightful but the people are so delightful.
To print this schedule, click here Robert Ogilvie StrongStart November 2012.
To print this schedule, click here Duncan Cran StrongStart November 2012.
To print this schedule, click here Hudson’s Hope StrongStart November 2012.
To print this notice from The Family Place, click here The Family Place Nov/Dec 2012.
To visit the North Peace Community Resources Society webpage, click here http://www.npcrs.bc.ca/.
To print this schedule of events, click here 2012 Daddy and Me calendar.
To learn more about the Daddy and Me program, click here http://www.npcrs.bc.ca/programs-a-services/12-daddy-and-me.html.
To print this poster, click here Fort St. John Public Library – Fall Programs Poster
To download more information about the Fall programs at the library, click here FSJPL Fall Programs 2012.
To visit the FSJPL website, click here http://fortstjohn.bclibrary.ca/.
Gym Night is one of my favourite events. It is a blast to see kids and their dads having fun together. Very inspiring! Dads or other male caregivers play differently than moms; not better, but different. Kids need both.
We had 14 dads out tonight with 20 kids. Good times!