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running

Sometimes a little motivation can go a long way, and the motivation of a reward can get me through even the longest of runs. It’s like the old “dangle the carrot” approach: wave that carrot in front of me and I’ll chase it for days, especially if it leads me to a coffee shop! Or…

Spring is all about being and playing outside. The nights are longer and lighter, and the kids can finally run around outside instead of being cooped up inside. Besides being outdoors is good for all of us and staying active is more important that even for screen-wedded kids (and their parents!). There are tons of…

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Top Bogs!

Take a wander through the rich, diverse ecosystems of some of Vancouver’s beautiful (and bountiful) bogs.

Earth Day Vancouver

Vancouver is full of free events to celebrate Earth Day. So pack your rubber boots and umbrellas and head out into nature! Here’s a Top 10 for some serious family fun! 10 FREE Events to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver Participate in the March for Science, starting at the QE Theatre and ending at Science…

paying attention in school

Attention disorders such as ADHD or simply an inability to focus and pay attention is school is a common complaint from students, teachers and parents. Some kids stare out the window, others are the class clown and some get deeply frustrated, angry and unhappy. As parents, it’s easy to think that if they just focussed or tried harder, things would fall into place. Turns out it isn’t that simple.

run clubs

Whether you’re new to running or you’re trying to increase your speed or distance (or both!), there is a running group in Vancouver for you. There is nothing more motivating than a group of like-minded people who encourage you every step of the way. Whether you show up solo or with friends, these groups will welcome…

There’s a new indoor pool in town, and the water is fine. The new UBC Aquatic Centre located next to the UBC bus loop, boasts three pools, a 34-person hot tub, lazy river, steam room, and sauna. From March 3 to 5, as part of their Grand Opening, they are hosting special events and family fun including an inflatable obstacle …

The snow has melted away and blossoms have been sighted in Vancouver’s West End! This can only mean one thing: it’s time to get out of our winter slump and spring into action! Here are a few ways you can improve your own health, the health of your family and your greater community.