What is Kids Vancouver?
Kids Vancouver is a popular directory offering Vancouver families a vast amount of information, including a list of family events, birthday party resources, fun family things to do in Vancouver, upcoming kid swap meets and much more.
What was the inspiration behind Kids Vancouver?
Kids Vancouver was created on a need to answer parents’ wants and needs for resources on the Internet. At the time, there were very little resources to be found. I have been running Kids Vancouver's since 2006.
I do my best to cover all of the Lower Mainland and more resources that I felt were needed and have been making updates ever since! I increased the visitors averaging from 300 a day to now an average of 850 – and up to 1,750 visitors a day in the busier months.
Who am I?
My name is Cathy Piso and I live in Maple Ridge BC. Married to my highschool sweetheart to which we have a daughter who is 13 years old and a son who is 9 years old. Life is busy but I love it!
What can parents find on the site?
It is an online resource for families of Vancouver. Kids Vancouver was created to provide more online resources to parents in the Lower Mainland.
Kids Vancouver is known for its events, such as festivals, parades and local events that are kid, parent or family friendly. Kids Vancouver also known for being the main resource for Kid Swap meets. Also we offer information on local playgroups in your area which provides parents to ask advice from others and socialize.
Playgroups are a great way to meet other parents and also it’s great for your babies to interact with each other. I try and provide a pretty extensive list of birthday entertainers, supplies and venues which parents enjoy to relief the stress factor of their child’s birthday and helping it make their little ones birthday unique.
Kids Vancouver covers attractions, indoor play centres, playgrounds, recipes, children’s resources and birthday parties, you’ll be sure to find creative and exciting adventures for you and your family to enjoy.
What do you love about what you do?
I love sharing information with other parents on where to go for items, where sales may be, what events are coming up and I also love sharing these things with my kids. I love going to kid-friendly events and watch my kids enjoy them as well. I feel your kids learn through experiences and I feel it’s important to enjoy all these neat experiences.
What do you want Vancouver parents to know about your site? Currently, there are now a lot of resources out there, but I feel I have a vast amount of information available to my visitors. I try to provide several resources and when it comes to events and I list all over the Lower Mainland.
Another popular area is the Kid Swap Meet section. I cover kid swap meets for all over the Lower Mainland. Kid Swap meets are very popular to parents these days; it’s the best place to find some great deals on some gently used items for your child!
What’s next for Kids Vancouver?
I have kept this web site more of a hobby, as I love doing it. Unfortunately, there is only one of me and it now has become a full time job. I am now deciding, especially now with two kids, I realized I have to take it to the next level to keep up with all the work!