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3 Ways to Stay in Shape This Fall

It’s hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to close. School supplies are replacing beach umbrellas, the leaves are starting to turn, and the prospect of dwindling hours of sunshine. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, many of us begin to retreat indoors to the warm comfort of our coach and Netflix. Instead of hibernating until spring and then realizing in a flurry that you need to get tha...
posted: Aug 20, 2019  |  views: 11  |  comments: 0
Schools & Educational Services

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: 70  |  comments: 0
Let\'s Rock Hunt

Let's Rock Hunt

A grandma and her four-year-old granddaughter are strolling along a trail when the girls bends to pick something up. She squeals and holds out her find. She has found her first painted rock. It’s an amazing work of art, labeled to indicate that it’s part of the Sooke to Sidney Rock Hunt on Facebook (SSRH FB). As part of SSRH FB, participants paint, label, and seal rocks and then hide them wherever they choose....
posted: Jul 31, 2019  |  views: 18  |  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: 84  |  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: 72  |  comments: 0





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