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Featured Vancouver Mom: Jen Schaeffers

Featured Vancouver Mom: Jen Schaeffers

Jen Schaeffers is mom to two little firecrackers, Ronan (3) and Kaylee (5). She loves exploring their little community of Steveston. When they aren’t playing at the park or rumbling down the boardwalk, mom can be found at her other love – her work. As the Executive Director of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, Jen fundraises for some of the most vulnerable children in the province, helping to support them in their variety of challenges.

Jen’s favourite spots around Vancouver 

Steveston Park

Our local landmark. The water park in the summer is a blast.
4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, (604) 238-8080

terranova_sunsetTerra Nova Park

My kids love the zip line! Voted one of the best parks in the lower mainland.
Northwest corner of Lulu Island, at the west end of River Road, Richmond

TELUS World of Science

The little guy is obsessed with dinosaurs so we find ourselves here a lot. Can burn 3 hours easily.
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, (604) 443-7440

Centennial Beach

The park, the beach, the concession – need I say more?
570 Boundary Bay Rd, Delta, (604) 943-8502


Rainy days at Kidsbooks on West Broadway is a favourite in our household. Followed up by a mini cupcake from the lovely cupcakes girls just up the street!
3083 W Broadway, Vancouver, (604) 738-5335

Steveston Farmers Market

Only in the summer. Great kids stations, local produce, yummy treats and outdoor music!
4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, (604) 729-7326

Adorabelle061Adorabelle Tea Room

My daughter shares my love of “high tea” and local owner Cathy creates a wonderful experience for special mommy/daughter dates.
12051 Third Ave, Richmond, (604) 241-1947

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