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Happy New Year! The hustle and bustle of the holidays are still fresh on our minds, and we hope that you and your family can look back fondly at your celebrations and remember the joy that you experienced hugging, laughing and being together during the holidays this year! 
Hot chocolate and long walks are always a welcome way to enjoy the winter, but finding activities to do with young children can be a challenge! Check out the Active for Life article on family winter hikes as well as some of the family drop-in opportunities that are available. It’s a perfect time to start a new activity with the whole family and maybe check something off your list of New Year Resolutions too!

Free Online Fathering Course – The BC Council for Families is the Regional Representative of Dad Central in British Columbia. Register for this course designed specifically for Dads or learn more now.

Athletics4Kids – Athletics4Kids support children 5 to 18 years old with a grant of up to $450 per child per year. Their philosophy is to introduce sports to children and help keep them active in sports all year-round so that they can develop the skills and confidence to foster positive social relations. Learn more.

Five tips to make your family winter hikes memorable – Marie-Andree Racine has posted sound advice and helpful tips in Active for Life to make your winter walks safe and comfortable. Whether you’re hiking for the first time in the season, or hiking with a baby or a toddler, there are tips to make your hike fun for everyone. Read more.

Approaching Difficult Preschool Behaviour Differently than We’re Used to –Take a minute to understand that it’s not personal. Here’s how to approach your preschooler’s difficult behaviour. Written for Moms, by Ashley Wehrli. Read more.

Westcoast Family Centres continuously offers family drop-in and parenting workshops. To view upcoming programs including the Evening Family Resource Program and/or to register visit

What’s On! Burnaby is a magazine full of entertainment, programs, business information, activities and special events that everyone can enjoy. Read a digital version of the magazine here.

BC 211 is a non-profit organization providing information about and referrals to a broad range of programs and services. BC 211 has an exciting new website, you can access for help, for all of life’s challenges 24/7. BC 211 is free, confidential and available in 150 different languages. Call or text 2-1-1 or search the directory online

Circle of Friends – Beginning on January 4th Circle of Friends will be returning to drop-in opportunities for families with children under 6. You will no longer need to pre-register before visiting. Parents and caregivers must provide proof of vaccination and anyone ages 5 and over is required to wear a mask. Check out the Circle of Friends schedule now.

Congratulations to Burnaby Family Life receiving the Award of Excellence for “Not For Profit Organization of the Year” received from the Burnaby Board of Trade and City of Burnaby in their 50th year of service to the community. What a wonderful achievement!

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Stay up-to-date with the changes happening during COVID-19 view the latest updates for the child care safety guide for parents, operators and staff here.