Win Tickets to the "North Pole"!

North Pole

Jessie P of Surrey and Mary M of Langley won the tickets!! Hope they enjoy the North Pole!

We are giving away 2 family passes for 5 people each to the NORTH POLE!! Each will include entrance to North Pole BC for up to 5 people, VIP Santa visit, and photo!

*Winners to visit before December 21st. The last day you can go would be Dec. 20th. THIS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO CONFIRM A VIP SANTA VISIT!  


We are giving away  (2 sets of ticket - each winner will win 5 tickets!)

1. Enter our contest form in the addtional info box, enter why you are entering!

2. For additional entries Like North Pole BC's Facebook page!


This contest ends December 8, 2013 at 8pm.
*Lower Mainland Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the location (North Vancouver)


For more information, visit our website at or follow them on Facebook at

New Scenes and Activities
We have plenty of interactive and visual scenes in store for you - some new, some old and some back by popular demand! These include:
North Pole Post officeGingerbread Bakery - Toy Workshop - The Toy Inventor
Mrs Claus's Story Time - Northern Lights Light Show - Train Ride ($2 cash only)
Your North Pole BC entrance ticket includes access to visit North Pole BC. There is a free Santa adjacent to North Pole BC on first come first served. If you would like a personalised visit with Santa why not choose VIP tickets. These tickets give you a scheduled time to see Santa (avoid any line-ups), a small gift for each child and other enhancments to your Santa experience.
Remember at this year’s North Pole BC it always night time so the lights sparkle for that magical Christmas experience no matter what time you visit!
Pre-Booking your Visit and Groups
For your comfort and enjoyment, space to our family adventure is limited. All visitors should pre-book early as we are expecting another amazing season. If you are interested in bringing a school, day care, pre-school, seniors or any other group of 10+ for our Elves in Training visits (during school hours), see our 'Group Page' .

Santa is so excited to tell you about our new venue, new adventures and new style for

Win a FREE WeeBeeBox to be delivered straight to your home!



CONTEST CLOSED, check your email!


WeeBeeBox delivers a monthly, themed box packed with two fun hands-on projects involving art, crafts, science and imaginative play for children aged 3-6.


All the materials required for each activity are provided in each box, including an original WeeBeeBox storybook specially tailored to the month's theme and illustrated to nurture your child's creativity and imagination. There is also a "Fun Booklet" that suggests smaller side projects, conversation-boosters and questions to stimulate your child's thinking.


Enter the contest now for a chance to win our introductory box "Fishy Fun!".




We are giving away  (1 WeeBeeBox - introductory box "Fishy Fun!".)

1. Enter our contest form

2. For additional entries Like Weebeebox's facebook page and tell them Kids sent you!

This contest ends November 20, 2013 at 6pm.
*BC Residents Only


For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at

Age-Appropriate Yet Stylish – Fashion Trends Your Kids Can Wear

marks and spencerWith children going back to school and being active in many co-curricular activities, there will always be that concern that your kid may just be following the adult fashion trends way too much.

13 Pumpkin Patches to Visit in the Lower Mainland!

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner. I love when seasons change and I look forward to all the new events to come. Looking for some local pumpkin patches with some fun while getting your pumpkins?


Apple Barn Taves Family Farm ~ Pumpkin Fest

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch  

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch

Westham Island Herb Farm Pumpkin Patch 


Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – Chilliwack

Pumpkin Patch at Chilliwack Corn Maze 


Aldor Acres pumpkin patch

Maple Ridge:

Vancouver Lego Games is BACK! And so is a CONTEST package giveaway!!

Vancouver Lego Games

CONTEST CLOSED, WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED! Check your email to see if you won!

Come and participate in the second Brick Games with MORE prizes and at a LARGER venue! It will include EXHIBITORS and more ENTERTAINMENT for the whole family. This year's event will raise money for the LEGO Foundation and Love Global Foundation. Event is on October 26 in Langley!

WHAT you can WIN!
A LEGO prize
2 Tickets to the Vancouver LEGO Games (they sell out quickly)
and $50 to Toy Traders


We are giving away  (2 tickets to one winner to use on October 26, 2013) also a lego prize and $50 to Toy Traders!!

1. Enter our contest form

2. Post on the Vancouver LEGO Games Facebook Page WHY you love LEGO and that Kids sent you!

This contest ends October 10, 2013 at 4pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to event (in Langley)

More info visit:

Bellies to babies contestCONTEST is closed, check your email to see if you won!

Win a $100.00 gift certificate to spend at the Bellies to Babies Celebration trade show on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver.

The Bellies to Babies Celebration is a one of a kind event, offering a unique opportunity for new and expectant parents and grandparents to explore and shop for trendy baby fashions, decor and so much more! Moms-to-be can participate in educational workshops. Rookie Dads can take part in our Daddy Diapering Contest. Varied support groups will also be on hand to answer questions for new and expectant parents.

To Attend: Register at or call 604-908-8835. Follow us on Facebook at for more ways to win.


Enter our contest form THEN in the comments area of the contest form:

Check out the exhibitors on the Bellies to Babies Celebration website, then write a comment on the above contest form naming the exhibiting company where you would spend the $100.00.


 This contest ends September 25, 2013 at 2pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the destination.


Debbie Silva has won! Congrats!

With the introduction of the new YouZoo features at the Greater Vancouver Zoo we're offering one of our readers a chance to win a free day at the zoo for a family (set of 4 tickets) along with a prize package from Jelly Marketing.

Prize Package: Animal crackers, Zoo Toys Prize Packet (bunch of awesome Zoo animal toys)


1. Enter our contest form THEN

2. Like the Greater Vancouver Zoo facebook page and post on the wall of the Zoo about a) Your favourite animal and why and tell them Kids sent you!

& also like Jelly Marketing Facebook Page!

 This contest ends September 10, 2013 at 2pm.
*Canadian Residents Only
*Must have own transportation to the destination.

Inspired by the Zoo's desire to enhance the zoo-goer experience through technology, Zoo 3.0 has developed out of an exciting new partnership with Jelly Marketing.  Jelly and the Greater Vancouver Zoo have developed a fresh way to make a lasting digital footprint on BC Tourism and the local community.  The new website features Zoo 3.0: an all-access e-learning portal complete with rare footage and facts about the Zoo's featured animals:
Macaw, Grizzly Bear, Hippopotamus, Siberian Tiger, Oregon Spotted Frog, Muskox


History of The Zoo:

The story of the Greater Vancouver Zoo began in the late 1960's when world traveler

Volunteer, even bring the kids, great learning opportunity, also keeps the kids busy, will help them realize how important food is, showing them generosity and respect where the vegtables come from. So take yourself and/or your family and take the time you can and help out for a great cause.


Article provided by The Province Vancouver Desi and

Surrey farm that supplies food banks appeals for pickers to keeJas Singh of God’s Little Acre farmp crops from rotting

Looking out over acres of carrots, potatoes, cucumbers and squash, Jas Singh had one thing on his mind.

“I’m thinking we need to do a lot more — it’s not enough,” he said.

Singh runs God’s Little Acre, a hay-field-turned-food-growing-farm in Surrey that has provided fresh vegetables to local food banks and soup kitchens since 2011.

In two seasons, the farm expanded from three acres producing 62,000 pounds of potatoes that were donated to the Surrey Food Bank to eight acres of mixed vegetables distributed to food banks in Surrey, Maple Ridge and other municipalities.

The farm is now in its third year and producing its largest harvest yet. It is expected that with 34 acres planted, more than 200,000 pounds of vegetables — potatoes, carrots, cabbage, turnips, beets, squash, corn and more — will be donated to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Please read the rest of the article by visiting The Province Vancouver DESI


More info:
■ Volunteer pickers can show up at the farm at 16582-40th Ave. Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until dark and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of October. Those wishing to volunteer on a different day or to make a donation of money, machinery or supplies can contact Jas Singh at 604-375-1172 or email Pickling cucumbers can be picked up at the farm Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For more information about he farm, visit

Link to article

Releasing on August 12 at 10am, Peekaboo Beans & Cici Beans has a new collection called "With All My Heart" and will sell out quickly upon release. Be sure to check out the new collection. Full of adorable baby wear, cute girls and boys wear and sophisticated Cici Bean wear for tweens. All kid friendly fabrics and comfortable, while still looking stylish!

Click here to see the new Collection (launches August 12 at 10am)

 Fall Launch Peekaboo Beans

Hello, my name is Stephanie.

And I'd like you to meet a very special person in my life - my dad, Patrick.  the best.  the funniest.  the most genuine, honest, hardworking and handsome guy.  10 years ago this August, he lost his battle to cancer.  i was 20 years old. 

Ever year, the days leading up to August 13th have been a time for self-reflection with close friends and family on what I have gained, lost, and learned since my father lost his battle with liver cancer in 2003. Now, ten years later, I'd like do something a little different in commemoration of his death and turn his anniversary into a way of giving back to others.

Anyone who knew my father remembers his youthful spirit and his devotion to his family. As he left us before getting the chance to meet his grandchildren, I have chosen to remember him by making a difference in the lives of children who are fighting cancer.

This is my dad:
“It doesn't matter how much money you make or what others say or think about you, what matters in life is how you treat others and what you do for them" - Dad

This is the plan:

On August 10th, at Diefenbaker Park, I am collaborating with Wigs for Kids, friends, family and local shops and businesses to organize a raffle during one of Tsawwassen's Outdoor movie nights.

We are going to host the raffle at the Tsawwassen Movie Night on August 10th, featuring the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax. Click here for more information. Come see us at our booth so you can enter to win exciting prizes from our generous donors, such as a month of yoga at Shanti Yoga here in Tsawwassen (valued at $128) or a $25 Gift Certificate to Nikko Sushi.

We also plan on giving out small tokens of gratitude to all those that make a donation at the event, ranging from button pins to illustrated prints based on donations. For any single individual who donates $200 or more, I will provide a professional, high-quality 15-minute Portrait Session.

In addition to the raffle, local florist and good friend, Erin Crowle of Our Little Flower Company, will be selling mini bouquets and bouteniers to help raise funds for the cost of making a wig from real human hair.  Wigs? you ask.  But who is donating their hair???...


Where you come in:

While the donation part is all taken care of there, there is one last part to this entire event and this is where you come in: I am going to cut off my long, silky hair and donate it to Wigs for Kids to make a wig!


Also donate here!

Hair Cut

Cutting of my hair is not an easy decision but it's free. Making the wig itself with my hair will be the costly party with costs ranging from $2000-$3000. My goal therefore is to raise $3000 and in return, I have provided a bunch of sweet tokens of gratitude for your awesome generosity to be distributed at the event:

•Photobooth with Props: (A slideshow of all the photos along with your name will be posted on my website, following the event)
•"Change a Life" buttons to remind you of the difference you have made
•Illustrated prints by fellow artist and photographer Coreena Lewis and myself
•Set of 25 custom designed buttons for your next event or party
•15 Minute Studio Portrait Session
•Photos and upates of my progress

On a last note, I'd like to share with you a few of the last posts from my blog leading up to my father's 10th anniversary.  

Hallway Echo April 28 (Coarse Language)

Rad Dads June 17

Quiet Hearts June 30

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