Aug / Sept 2021

There’s something about the end of summer and the start of a new school year that, though bittersweet, brings a renewed sense of purpose and energy. With fall just around the corner, now’s the time to enjoy what’s left of summer while gearing up for the start of a new season. This issue offers ideas and suggestions designed to help get your family off to a great start.You’ll find tips to help slash back-to-school spending, ideas to create community and tend to a village, the lazy mom’s back-to-school survival guide, suggestions of sandwich fillings that go beyond meat and cheese, a list of the 25 best Indigenous picture books, and how to take the next steps in your family’s journey of decolonization. Check out five great ways to enjoy local rivers and don’t forget the Calendar with highlights of what’s happening on the Island in August and September.No matter what you do, remember to factor in some down time to savour what’s left of summer and get ready to celebrate the successes of fall!

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