January is a great time to sit down with your family and discuss what you’d like to accomplish in the new year. It can be something big like coming up with a plan to save for a family trip, or something small like choosing new books and spending more time reading together before bed. It’s fun to include the kids and get their input as to what family goals they’d like to set for 2018.
Four fun family New Year’s goals
Try New Things Together
Skate Skiing at Cypress Mountain
If you’re up for a challenge, try skate skiing at Cypress. It’s basically cross country skiing while propelling yourself forward using a movement similar to ice skating. It is recommended that you take a lesson or two to learn the proper technique. Cypress offers clinics for people 16 years and older. You can also book private lessons for younger family members. It’s an incredible way to get the family outside together!
Visit Westminster Pier Park
There are so many incredible places to explore in the Lower Mainland that sometimes you miss things right in your backyard. The Westminster Pier Park is a local gem and perfect for a family outing. Easily accessible by transit, the award winning park is built on equal parts land and water. Spend an afternoon exploring the area, including playgrounds, public art describing New Westminster‘s rich history, the Samson V Maritime Museum, the River Market, historic Columbia Street, Antique Alley and, if you have a four-legged member of your family, the Quayside off-leash dog area.
Make Life a Little Easier
Life can get hectic sometimes, and a little help can go a long way especially at meal time. Enter Fresh Prep! You choose the meals (from their weekly selections), pre-chopped and pre-portioned meals are delivered to your door (no grocery shopping or prep work!) and then, in just a few simple steps (recipe cards are included), your gourmet home-made meal is ready in less than 30 minutes!
It’s a fantastic way to get delicious healthy meals on the table in as little time as possible. Who doesn’t love that?
This is a great starter triathlon for all ages! There are different swim, bike and run distances for each age category as well as a relay option. Registration is open now but the event isn’t until June so you have lots of time to train. Past participants say it’s a great welcoming environment. Start booking those swimming, biking and running training sessions now!
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.