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Schools & Educational Services

PRESCHOOLS Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre (formerly Goosey Gander Kindergarten) has a long history of providing outstanding early learning programs to the Greater Victoria community. Our centre is a bright and engaging purpose-built preschool with a large, natural playground surrounded by urban forest. We offer half and full day programs for 3 and 4 year olds and an after school program for kindergarten/grade 1 s...
posted: Aug 1, 2019  |  views: 49  |  comments: 0
Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids, Oh My!

Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids, Oh My!

There’s something about unicorns, mermaids and fairies that captures our collective imagination. I was at a party recently, and there was a lady there who was painting the children’s faces. Soon there were unicorns galloping around everywhere you looked. So it’s no real surprise that they turn up all the time in our stories. But what do we really know about unicorns? Children’s authors Cale Atkinson and Be...
posted: Jul 31, 2019  |  views: 10  |  comments: 0
Summer at Swan Lake

Summer at Swan Lake

Summer time, and the living is easy! It’s summer, the favorite season of ice cream vendors and pool salespeople. It’s a time for BBQs, wearing flip flops and sitting on patios. It’s also a time of easy, or at least easier living, for a lot of our local wildlife. Gone are the days of winter hardship and of spring scrounging for suitable locations to have babies! It’s summertime and now is the time of thrivi...
posted: Jul 31, 2019  |  views: 45  |  comments: 0
Keeping Cool in Regional Parks

Keeping Cool in Regional Parks

Looking for some outdoor fun with your grandchildren? With warm weather and longer daylight, summer is an excellent time to get outside with the family and enjoy nature. Spending time with your grandchildren in natural areas enhances the whole family’s connection to nature and improves physical and mental health while creating lifelong memories. From beaches to forests, and swimming to hiking, there are many wonder...
posted: Jul 31, 2019  |  views: 88  |  comments: 0
Summer Treats...The secret ingredient of grandparent superpower

Summer Treats...The secret ingredient of grandparent superpower

A little story I’ll always remember the first time I tried dark chocolate. Until that day, I always thought that the only chocolate worth eating was Milk chocolate and that Dark chocolate was only a pale imitation that grown-ups were force-fed for health reasons. This all changed during a summer vacation at my grandmother’s house in my native French Alps. On a sunny afternoon my grandmother, forgetting that...
posted: Jul 31, 2019  |  views: 45  |  comments: 0





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