February is Family Month in Agassiz

Every month is about family for the Agassiz Harrison Early Years Committee. However, February in particular is special.

Every month is about family for the Agassiz Harrison Early Years Committee. However, February in particular is special because of Family Day on Feb. 9 and of course Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. February is all about love. Fortunately, this love is spread throughout the month with many activities and events for you and your family.

The first exciting event is the Early Years’  2nd Annual Love Your Community Scavenger Hunt. Grab your stroller and your walking shoes and start the hunt. Pick up your Scavenger Hunt kit at the Agassiz Library, Community Services, Cultural and Recreational Centre, Family Parenting Place or Strong Start. The hunt started Tuesday Feb. 3, and ends Tuesday Feb. 17. The finale is at the Cultural and Recreation Centre at 11 a.m. during Open Playtime. Free entry will be your prize for participating in the hunt along with other goodies.

Family Day is on Monday, Feb. 9 this year. Make time to do something special with your family. If you can’t be with them send them your love with a phone call, email or letter. The Community Recreation and Cultural Centre is hosting a free Family Fun Day from 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy free drop-in admissions to the fitness classes, weightroom and gymnasium!

Tourism Harrison is hosting their 2nd annual Harrison Family Fun Carnival. The Carnival runs both Saturday Feb. 7 and Sunday Feb. 8 from 11-4 p.m.. Mike Battie, juggler, LaNae of OoO Happy Days Puppeteer will be performing. Come out and try button making, the bouncy castle, the obstacle course, Sasquatch researchers, mini-golf and a jeopardy style game board.

Agassiz Christian School is hosting Ready, Set, Learn on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Parents can register kids 3-5 years (not yet in Kindergarten) for this free event by Feb. 16.

The Agassiz Library is hosting Ducktivities. Discover the fun of Duct Tape crafts and make your duc-reation! All materials provided. For ages 8 and up, younger children welcome with a helper. 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb 20.

Xyolhemeylh Family Forum Planning Committee is hosting their 18th Annual Family Forum “Finding Your Way in Your Healing Journey”.  This year’s theme is “Nurturing Your Spirit”.  The forum is taking place February 25 and 26 at the Neighborhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack. Registration is limited and accepted on a “first come” basis.

A reminder to those registered, Family Parenting Place is hosting three sessions of Infant Massage on Feb. 2, 16 and 23. Registration is closed but please inquire for next sessions if you are interested in learning how to massage your baby.

Lastly, Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminars will be presented at the Agassiz Library on February 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. These seminars will offer you parenting techniques to help you along your parenting journey. These three seminars build on each other. However, they can be taken independent of each other.

Enjoy your family, enjoy your community, and enjoy the festivities and events all around you this month. If you have any questions regarding these events please contact Kim at AGHS_ECD@yahoo.com or 604 796 8774.