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Fraser Valley Family Day

Ultimate Guide to Family Day in the Fraser Valley

Family Day 2015 is just around the corner,  have you decided how you’ll spend the new(ish) statutory holiday?

Sure, you could spend the day in your pj’s watching Netflix and eating popcorn — of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. But for those living in the Fraser Valley or visiting the area, there’s plenty of fun for all ages to entice you to get dressed and enjoy all that ‘the Valley’ has to offer.

From live music, arts & crafts to some big events, here’s our ultimate guide to  Family Day in the Fraser Valley.

 

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1. Fraser Valley Family Day

The First Annual Fraser Valley Family Day is a super fun family event with lots of activities for all members of the family. It is also a fundraising event for some wonderful charities. The event to be held as follows:

  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Time: 10am to 5pm (Rain or Shine)
  • Place: At the Langley Event Center (indoor field house)

*Admission is by donation with proceeds going to our three sponsored charities.

This is a community event for people of all ages featuring tons of fun activities for kids and adults. Some of the events include:

 

 

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2. World Play Day

Families, come to Willlowbrook Shopping Centre’s World Play Day on February 9! This indoor, kid-friendly event will feature fun multiculturalism activities, demonstrations, and exhibits. Highlights include:

• Entertainment Zone – Featuring dance, music, and sports demonstrations from cultures across the world like Highland dancing, Karate, and African storytelling.

• Arts & Craft Zone – Come learn how to make African necklace crafts, totem poles from popsicle sticks, flag magnets, and other fun international arts and crafts.

• LEGO Zone – LEGO Certified Professional, Robin Sather, will create a giant LEGO globe. Help decorate it with LEGO landmarks and flags of the world’s nations!

• Exhibitors – Learn about various cultures at exhibits throughout the centre.

• Flavours of the World – Try a variety of foods from around the world; retailer specials available.

• Contest – The first 500 children to complete Willowbrook’s event passport will receive a goodie bag and all children’s passport entries will be entered for a chance to win a fabulous kid’s prize package.

Full contest rules on-site. For more information, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com.

Date: Feb. 9

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place:  Willowbrook Shopping Centre

 

3. Family Day at Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Have you had a chance to check out the new Cloverale Recreation Centre yet? If not, here’s a great excuse.There will be loads of free activities, music, crafts and more.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Place: Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176 Street

* Free admission

For more information call 604-598-7960.
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4. Charlotte Diamond Live at Highstreet

Stop by Highstreet on Family Day for crafts by Oui Entertain and a live performance by award winning Charlotte Diamond!

Date: Feb. 9

Time: 1-2 p.m in. Crafts from 12-3PM by Oui Entertain.

Place: Fraser Valley HighStreet Central Plaza

 

5.  Fun at the Y-M-C-A

The Chilliwack Family Y will be open for free to families Monday, February 9th from 10-2 to celebrate Family Day.
Families will have the opportunity to eat healthy snacks, swim, take a yoga or fitness class, enjoy social activities and play games and sports together. Families will also be able to enter to win a YMCA Family Membership for a year.
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (see schedule below)
Place: Chilliwack Family YMCA, 45855 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack
10:00-12:00 p.m. Continental Breakfast
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Healthy Snack Making
10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Squash
10:00-2:00 p.m. Strong Kids Station Family Portraits
10:00-2:00 p.m. Family Scavenger Hunt
10:00-2:00 p.m. Face painting
10:00-2:00 p.m. Family swim
10:15-11:00 p.m. Family Fitness Class
11:15-12:00  &  12:15-1:00 p.m. Synergy
11:15-2:00 p.m. Bouncy castle Tumbling Sports
10:00-2:00 p.m. Craft/activity tables
2:00-4:00 p.m. Open Gym/Ping Pong/ Squash
2:00-3:00 p.m. Open Swim

And there you have it Valleyites, 6 fun-tastic things to do here in the Fraser Valley for Family Day 2015. Don’t forget to check your local recreation guide – there are plenty of free drop-in programs being offered to celebrate the holiday. And for even more ideas, take a peek at our recent blog post about things to do in the Fraser Valley on a rainy day. If there’s anything we’ve missed, just let us know below!

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard

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