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Vancouver Mom > Place des Arts

We hear it a lot. My kids are sports kids. My kids are too active for the arts. We don’t have time for the art classes. But the arts aren’t a frill; they help children develop critical life skills such as patience, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, focus and confidence, just to name a few….

Let’s face it, most of us enroll our kids in art classes or camps―music, ballet, painting―and some of us even have our own evening of book clubbing, crafting or knitting. But how often do we experience art as a family?

Best way to lighten up during the grey days of winter? Hang out with friends and family and take advantage of fun events and workshops that happen in our communities. Coquitlam’s Place des Arts’ nearly month-long annual winter event, Brighten Up! 2016, starts tomorrow, and it’s well worth the trip from other parts of the…