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.
Science in the Valley at Trinity Western University is now open for Registration for Home Learners.
SALMON: Thursday, June 15, 9:30-2:00 (must be age 6 by Field Study date)
ECOSYSTEMS: Friday, May 19, 9:30-2:00 (must be age 8 by Field Study date)
BIOLOGY: Friday, May 19, 9:15-11:15AM OR 12:15-2:15PM (Must be age 10 by Field Study date)
CHEMISTRY: Friday, May 19, 9:15-11:15AM OR 12:15-2:15PM (Must be age 10 by Field Study date)
Please refer to the website for registration details: https://www.twu.ca/life-twu/kids-camps/science-valley/home-learners
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
There are many virtual offerings that home learners can sign-up for in both English and French.
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.
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: www.icandance.ca or on FB/IG: Facebook / Instagram
Class course descriptions can be found here: https://www.icandance.ca/icd-online-classdescriptions
Book classes here: https://www.icandance.ca/book-on-line-classes-via-zoom
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 https://batemanfoundation.org/nature-sketch/
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 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