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Today’s Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener

Today’s Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener

Today's Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener

I’m a poet and teacher living in Vancouver. I’m the author of two collections of poetry, Floating is Everything (Nightwood 2015) and Hard Feelings (Invisible 2010). I live with my son Clyde and my husband Chris in the West End. I have a penchant for good stationery, and enamel pins. My favourite right now is my alter ego: a silver robber complete with eye mask and mischievous grin.

Sheryda is running a new writing summer camp for kids 8-12 called Word Wrestlers at UBC.

Sheryda’s favourite spots around town

Origins Parkour

My kid spends an entire hour and a half on Toddler Tuesdays climbing, flopping onto mats, balancing, and tossing himself into the foam pit from great heights. It’s a real community gathering place – moms, dads, caregivers, babies and kids run wild together.

2655 Main St, Vancouver

Today's Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener - Finch's Market

Finch’s Market Café

I like to stop at Finch’s in Strathcona before we head over to MacLean Park: I sneak a chocolate chip cookie, and Clyde nabs a piece of banana bread fresh from the oven.

 501 E Georgia St, Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery

The current MASHUP exhibit is a true multimedia experience, with no shortage of stuff that gets us all inspired. Warhol paintings, the sound-proofed Jamaican dub room, and Duchamp’s toilet bowl are family favourites.

750 Hornby St, Vancouver

Today's Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener - Grapes & Soda

Grapes & Soda

I love the distinct, vibrant wines served here. Organic, earthy, and weirdly wonderful. I introduce friends to this place whenever I get the chance.

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver

The Pleasant

Hands down, my favourite gift shop, with truly out-of-the-ordinary stuff for kids and adults. (Also, the best selection of pins in town!) As of March 1st, the shop shares its space with Chorus & Clouds, a play-based music and art program for kids.

1A5, 197 E 17th Ave, Vancouver

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Today's Vancouver Mom: Sheryda Warrener - Terra Nova

Terranova Adventure Playground

Clyde and I took the skytrain with friends to Richmond to this river-side natural playground, which includes shady picnic spots, a zipline, a crazy rope course, and the biggest slide we’ve ever seen. Totally worth the trip.

2700 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Museum of Anthropology 

his winter, I’ve been exploring quiet indoor spaces on campus where I can rejuvenate myself during the work day. The Museum of Anthropology is a treasure. My favourite artifacts right now are the Zuni owl pottery collection from New Mexico.

6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver

Connect with Sheryda and her writing summer camp on the Word Wrestlers site, on Twitter and Instagram.  

Find more great places for moms just like you. Download JellyBeen, the social mobile app to find the best places to shop, eat and play with kids.

Image credits: Finch’s & Terra Nova/Sheryda Warrener, Grapes & Soda courtesy Grapes & Soda

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