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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.

Bamfield Marine Science Centre

“There will be a public BMSCLive session coming up this week (June 7th @ 12:30 pm PT) as a part of Ocean Week Canada! This one will be at Brady's Beach. Feel free to spread this invitation far and wide to your family and friends! Register here for the link, it’s free.

Richmond Co-op

There is a new co-op in Richmond starting this fall that replaces Classical Conversations: “Integritas Classical Scholé” and is based on the classical method of learning. If you are looking for a weekly co-op for primary, middle and high school grades, please consider joining us. It is held at Emmanuel Christian Community Church on Tuesdays (might move to Thursdays). Applications welcome now till spaces are full!

Please see here for the planned scope and sequence and information.
For further information and to get application information, please contact Debbie Jiang.

Museum of Surrey

Vibrant, interactive and ever changing, Museum of Surrey, located at 17710 56A Avenue, is a free local venue for wonder, dialogue and fun for the whole family. Drop-In for a Visit Tuesday to Saturday (9:30am to 5:30pm) Sunday (noon to 5pm). There are rotating exhibitions available.

Skills Canada National Competition 2022

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) is happy to be heading back to Vancouver in 2022 for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), which will be hosted in person for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. SCNC 2022 will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre May 26 and 27. More than 300 competitors from all regions of Canada will participate in over 35 skilled trade and technology competitions. 
See here for more information.

Seattle Aquarium Ocean Career Series

Do you love the ocean and the amazing animals that call it home? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn that passion into a job or career? Join us for this free virtual series to learn about different careers and career paths in marine and ocean science.
Register now to receive a link for these webinars. Registration for the May 3 webinar closes on May 2. You will receive a link to both webinars when registered (if registering by January 24), and there is no need to register twice.

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

ICanDance! Online Dance Classes 

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. 

You can find our company information on our website: or on FB/IG: Facebook / Instagram 
Class course descriptions can be found here:
Book classes here:
We hope to see you soon!

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

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

Some incredible (and free) opportunities for parents who are interested in resources, the annual public speaking contest and opportunities in French. 

Cybersafe BC

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 Association


Free bowling program for kids

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


Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program

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