Community Opportunities

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
https://centreoftheuniverse.org/exoexplorations

 

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!:)

Marni Robson
Artistic Director
ICanDance!

 

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/
 

TWU ReBoot Camp - Robotics 101
(Fall 2021)

Space is limited for this one-day event – please register ASAP.

ReBoot Camp is a series of computing-related workshops, organized by the Computing Science program at Trinity Western University.

Robotics 101 is an exciting coding course that teaches you how to program a robot. You do not need to have any prior coding experience. You will be guided in a step-by-step fashion to develop programs that enable a robot to move around intelligently. There will be a robot competition at the end of this course. Your robot can win a prize by being smarter or faster than the others. It is a lot of fun to learn the basics of coding and see the results in actions.
Come and join this exciting course!

  • When: Saturday, Oct 16, 2021, 9:00am - 4:30pm 
  • Where: Neufeld Science Centre, Trinity Western University, 22500 University Dr., Langley, BC (Neufeld Science Centre Rooms A9 and A20)
    A PARKING PASS IS NOT NEEDED FOR DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP
  • Maximum number of participants: 14 (once 14 students are registered, students will be put on a waitlist)
  • Age range: age 11- 14 (no prior experience is needed)
  • Cost : $30 per participant, this cost includes lunch in the TWU Cafeteria
  • Masks must be worn, only exceptions are during snack and lunch times

Details are subject to change according to the BC Provincial health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.

9:00 - 10:30

Session 1:  Course specific topics 

10:30 - 11:00

Refreshment break

11:00 - 12:30 

Session 2:  Course specific topics 

12:30 - 1:30 

Lunch break (@ TWU Cafeteria) - Cost included in workshop

1:30 - 3:00

Session 3: Course specific topics 

3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 4:30

Session 4: Course specific topics + closing competition + presentation of certificates 

REGISTER BY CONTACTING LIZ ROBERTSON, VIA E-MAIL, liz.robertson@twu.ca
INCLUDE:

  • STUDENT NAME, BIRTHDATE, ADDRESS
  • PARENT NAME, CELL NUMBER
  • ONCE CONFIRMED, MAIL CHEQUE FOR $30 – NOTE DETAILS IN CONFIRMATION
     

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 BC

www.cybersafeBC.ca

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 Associationhttp://www.kelownamba.com/default.aspx?p=home

Junior Heat - https://news.ok.ubc.ca/juniorheat-bb/

NBC - https://news.ok.ubc.ca/juniorheat-bb/ (summer camp hosted at Heritage Christian School)

Free bowling program for kids

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

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

http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/kids/camps/

Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program

www.successylm.org

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

Encounters with Canada

It sounds very interesting and is only for students aged 14-17, one week in Ottawa, every week, all year long.

Spend a week with Encounters with Canada - Canada's largest youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 92,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, so far!

https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/en/our_youth_program/index.html