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EVENTS

NOVEMBER 24TH - JANUARY 28TH

CANYON LIGHTS

Capilano Suspension Bridge’s annual holiday tradition Canyon Lights is a must-see holiday event for all ages. You will be dazzled by thousands of magical lights twinkling across the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and throughout the park. You will also see the world’s tallest living Christmas tree — 153 feet tall and still growing!

Canyon Lights includes: admission to the park, a Snowy Owl Prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating, make your own Christmas card (by donation) in the Winter Pavilion and sing-a-long carols with the Christmas band.

New this year – ‘Fireflies’, an interactive lighting display in the rainforest. Using giant flashlights, guests can magically awaken waves of tiny lights that glimmer and twinkle like fireflies.



DECEMBER 2ND - JANUARY 5TH

DUNDARAVE FESTIVAL

From concerts to a Christmas Fair and the 'Forest of Miracles', the Dundarave Festival has something for all families to enjoy.

Mulgrave has sponsored one of the trees on the beach and hopes our community has a moment this holiday season to participate in the many festival activities in support of the Lookout Society's North Shore Shelter.



DECEMBER 14TH-19TH

GOH BALLET PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece

Experience Clara’s dream come to life as she embarks on a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets where she is greeted by the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy. An unforgettable adventure awaits as her gallant Nutcracker battles the evil Mouse King and his army of mice.

This heart-warming production is sure to delight audiences of all ages with more than 200 glittering costumes, dramatic sets. and valuable lessons. Mulgrave students Aveary C. (Fritz) and Mikayla M. (Little Mouse) will be part of the performance!



RESOURCES

ARTICLE

22 JOYFUL ACTS OF KINDNESS FOR FAMILIES

Want to include some acts of kindness as part of your holiday celebrations? Here are 22 ideas to help your family reach out to help others.

Reaching out doesn’t have to be hard, but a simple act of kindness can make a huge difference. Many of these suggestions are simple activities that are really easy to do.



ARTICLE

BEST EDUCATIONAL TOYS FOR KIDS

Like it or not, the toys we choose to buy for our kids can make a difference in their development. During your child’s growing years, it is important to provide them with educational toys that allow them to learn while they play.

While any toy can offer value to a developing brain, there are certain toys, usually referred to as educational, learning or instructional toys that provide specific value to children. The beauty of educational toys is double fold, as they appeal to both children and parents. At their core, they are still toys, so they don’t seem like homework or a burden to children, yet they conveniently, almost secretly, provide learning benefits.



Archived Resources

25 Different Ways to Ask Your Child "How Was School Today?"

Most days you probably find yourself asking your children,'How was school today?' And most days you probably get an answer like 'fine' or 'good,' which doesn’t tell you much about their day. This list of questions will give you a wealth of options to spark an engaging conversation to help you gain insight on how your kids think and feel about school. Try them out tonight!

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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW: 17 APPS AND WEBSITE TEENS ARE USING (OTHER THAN FACEBOOK)

While it may seem complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety.

You don't need to know the ins and outs of all the apps and sites, but this article is great for knowing the basics — what they are, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly, which can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your child.

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Mindfulness App Mobilizes mental Health & Wellness for Youth

The simple act of taking a few deep breaths between classes, before the big game or while studying for a final exam can reduce stress, maintain focus and contribute to overall mental wellness of youth. The Breathr Mindfulness App is designed to help youth tackle every day stresses in their lives through practicing mindfulness.

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7 Myths About Kids, Concussions, and Sports

With more student-athletes participating in sports comes more sports-related injuries. This article highlights several common myths and misconceptions about youth sports and concussions.

If you're interested in learning more about identifying and treating concussions, check out the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport — a great resource for parents, athletes, and coaches.

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How to Teach Your Child to be an 'Includer'

While many bully prevention programs aim to put an end to negative behaviours in the classroom setting, teaching kids prosocial behaviours empowers them to make positive choices both in school and out in the world. It’s not enough to teach kids what not to do; we also have to teach them what to do to promote kindness and compassion among their peers.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

Mullgrave is full of holiday spirit due to the wonderful efforts of our volunteer parents.

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