Hands-on Inspiration

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It seems like an old concept, “hands-on” learning; but isn’t that what the new curriculum in British Columbia is really all about?  I always feel inspired by the local “Hyde Creek Salmon Festival”. It is usually pouring rain (half of … Continued

A Few of My Favourite Things…

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Over the holidays, I get time to enjoy the things I love the most: To name a few; running and hiking in nature, trips to the library to take out many books, time spent with family, goofing off with friends, and … Continued

Fort Langley

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Our family enjoyed an excursion to the historical site at Fort Langley.  They had many hands-on activities to teach about the past, such as barrel-making and blacksmith work.The kids loved the gold-panning too, because they actually found some “nuggets” of gold. … Continued

Salt Spring Island

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We recently returned from a camping trip to Salt Spring Island, one of the larger Southern Gulf Islands. We were completely charmed by, the cheerful farms, the endless hills and fields outlining ocean views, the vineyards draping the hillsides, the bustling villages … Continued

Pink and Yellow

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Spring seems to have come early to Vancouver, and it’s exciting to see some colour starting to appear. I’ve especially been enjoying the forsythia bushes, including the one in our front garden, as well as the cherry blossoms popping up here … Continued

Jug Island Hike

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  The weather for Spring Break has been gorgeous so far!  Today we tried a hike at Belcarra, which takes you to a beach cove right in front of Jug Island. It was a 6km walk (3km there and 3km … Continued

Cross-Country Skiing Mount Baker

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We recently enjoyed some downhill and cross-country skiing at Mt. Baker.  For some reason it is difficult to find information about cross-country skiing at Baker, but there are actually a lot of different options, all with incredible scenery. Years ago … Continued

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