This page is a central database of community opportunities that families might like to investigate. We are not endorsing these opportunities, but rather sharing information as to possible resources available. Thank you.
Astronomy Resources offered by:
Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Located at the National Research Council’s Dominion Astrophysical Observatory near Victoria, BC
ExoExplorations Lessons, Guides and Teacher Resources
● Unique and extensive set of lessons in astronomy, in both English and French. Developed for
Canadian classrooms from grade 6 to 10 but aspects of many activities can be adapted for other
grades. Can be used as background material, individual learning or classroom settings.
● Find out about planets both within our Solar System and Exoplanets beyond our Solar System
● Other topics include stars, the Milky Way, galaxies, and the universe
● Plenty of hand-on activities, links to videos, websites and other resources
● Questions and quiz materials
● Free on the website
ICanDance! Fall 2021 Online Dance Classes start on September 23 (along with later start dates)! Please consider our programs for Arts and/or P.E. credits: Ballet, Pop Fusion, Dance Chance! Sampler, All On Broadway! Sing & Dance and something NEW….CANpop Music Video Project. See the graphic below for our full online schedule:
You can find our company information on our website: www.icandance.ca or on FB/IG: Facebook / Instagram
Class course descriptions can be found here: https://www.icandance.ca/icd-online-classdescriptions
Book classes here: https://www.icandance.ca/book-on-line-classes-via-zoom
Feel free to call/text me with any questions at 604-379-2046.
We hope to see you soon!:)
Bateman Foundation: Nature Sketch
Victoria, Duncan, Vancouver and Online
Nature Sketch is designed to inspire appreciation of the natural world using a pencil and sketchbook. Every participant will have the opportunity to connect with nature in a variety of unique ecosystems through art, and learn about local flora and fauna and their habitats, including species at risk and the rewilding of urban habitats. With the guidance of a local artist and a naturalist, Nature Sketch encourages participants to explore natural environments through art and eco-literacy.
Details and fees can be seen at https://batemanfoundation.org/nature-sketch/
Vancouver Aquarium- Virtual Aquaclass
The Virtual Aquaclass is an opportunity for students and families to connect live with the Vancouver Aquarium without having to leave the classroom or home.
Canadian Parents for French has some incredible (and free) opportunities for parents who are interested in resources, the annual public speaking contest and opportunities in French.
Cybersafe is geared towards youth aged 10 – 16. It is an online course with a certificate at the end (which can be used as a Health & Career Sample). Students will watch videos, and do activities as well as learn about the dangers of the internet. They will learn about their digital footprint and online crime, including cyberbullying.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents should have a look at the course first because there is a component of the course that discusses sexual predators and "sexting".
Basketball opportunities in the Kelowna area.
Kelowna Minor Basketball Association – http://www.kelownamba.com/default.aspx?p=home
Free bowling program for kids
Parents are offered a $25 deal to allow up to 4 older family member to bowl for free with the kids. The parent offer is introduced after you sign up your children.
Royal BC Museum
Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program
The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These correspond with the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – which is a big part of YLM – but we offer so much more.
Our aim is to empower young people to take on leadership roles both in life and in the community. Through the three levels of the program, we strive to guide them in exploring new opportunities and developing their leadership and life skills through experience.
The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium program is a holistic leadership training program with 5 unique focuses:
- Personal Development
- Leadership Development
- Community Awareness
- Adventure Expedition, and
- Community Leadership Initiative
New to YLM? The Bronze level is where you want to start!
Upon successful completion of the YLM Bronze program, youth participants will receive the following:
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Certificate
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award
- Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program Certificate
- St. John Ambulance‘s First Aid Certificate