February Family Newsletter | Lower Mainland
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Opening for Registration
Weekly Sports and Recreation Programs
Online registration opens on Monday, February 11 at noon and closes on Friday, February 15 at noon.

March Youth and Young Adult Programs (13yrs+)
Online registration opens on Monday, February 11 at noon and closes on Friday, February 15 at noon.

Rogers Arena Family Skate | March 10
Online registration opens on Monday, February 18 at noon, and closes on Friday, February 22 at noon.
Spring Leisure Guide is now available!
Spring Weekly Program Registration Period:
Opens: Monday, February 11, at noon
Closes: Friday, February 15, at noon.

Important Registration Reminders:
- Submit and rank registration requests for each program that you are interested in.
- Registration is not first-come, first serve.
- Due to high demand, waitlists do occur.
- Registration status update will be emailed out on Friday, February 22.

Still have questions about the program online registration process? Read: We Heard You: Who gets into programs?
View the Spring Leisure Guide
Upcoming Programs
Rogers Arena Family Skate
Sunday, March 10

Time slots: 5pm-6pm or 7pm-8pm (times subject to change)

Reg. opens: Mon, Feb 18 at noon
Reg. closes: Fri, Feb 22 at noon

Canucks Autism Network families are invited to enjoy a fun, family skate at Rogers Arena! Ice skate rentals and free underground parking will be provided.

Online registration is open to pending enrolment on Monday, February 18 at noon and closes on Friday, February 22 at noon. Due to high interest in this event, we anticipate that we will not be able to accommodate all those interested in attending. Thank you for understanding!
Monthly Youth and Young Adult Programs
Introduction to Dance! – Vancouver (13-17yrs)
Sunday, March 3, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Britannia Community Centre
 
Introduction to Dance! – Vancouver (18+yrs)
Sunday, March 3, 1:45pm-3:15pm
Britannia Community Centre
 
Outdoor Recreation goes Indoor Rock Climbing – Coquitlam (13-17yrs, 18+yrs)
Thursday, March 7, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Climb Base5
 
Online registration for Monthly Youth and Young Adult Programs opens on Monday, February 11, at noon, and closes Friday, February 15, at noon. Participants will be notified of their updated registration status by end of day on Friday, February 22.
We Heard You
How do I collaborate with CAN on support strategies?
In order to best understand how to motivate and engage with participants, we encourage staff to collaborate with parents and guardians. There are a number of ways that parents and guardians can help us ensure that each participant is thriving to the best of their ability in our programs.
Find out how
We Heard You Series:
Sharing program concernsStaff and volunteer roles | Who gets into programs? | Why aren’t swim programs longer? | Why are programs offered at less than ideal times of the week?
Upcoming Fundraisers & Community Events
Family Cross-Country Ski Day | March 22
hosted by Whistler Adaptive Sports Program

We recently delivered a training through Whistler Adaptive Sports to the Squamish Buddy program and now, our friends at Whistler Adaptive Sports are hosting a try-it for cross country skiing for children with autism (ages 8-13) and their families. No prior cross-country ski experience is necessary.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact: info@whistleradaptive.com
Register
Healthy Family Expo | March 24
Vancouver Convention Centre - East

Don’t miss the Healthy Family Expo on March 24 in Vancouver, with Daniel Tiger & Live Dino Shows, a HUGE Active Kid Zone with trampolines & climbing wall, and 200+ exhibitors with healthy food sampling! Partial proceeds of Expo ticket sales support Canucks Autism Network (CAN). CAN is hosting a Sensory-Friendly Space at the Expo for families who need a calm zone to relax, including noise-cancelling headphones (for rental), books, games and sensory toys.

All CAN families are eligible for free Expo tickets! Please fill out this form by March 8th to claim your free tickets.

If you have questions regarding the event, please email: angela@healthyfamilymedia.com
Get your Tickets
FREE REIGN | Online

Proudly operated by a CAN mother, FREE REIGN​ is a local boutique that has been inspired to give back!

Featuring chic unisex tops for both children & adults, FREE REIGN is donating 50% of proceeds from their Autism Give Back Collection.


 
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