Get ready for Ready, Set, Learn! for young families

The free Ready, Set, Learn! event is being held at Bowen Island Community School (BICS)  on Feb. 3. 

Families are invited to attend RSL events at local schools to take part in play-based activities while learning about early learning programs and services that are available to them on Bowen Island and on the North Shore.

Ready, Set, Learn! offers a fun parent-child activity and information night with various stations and displays to visit, as well as a special musical guest and story time. 

The event promotes a social, community atmosphere that offers coffee, tea, a snack, learning and physical activities and an information and resource bag for families with pre-school age children. 

At the event you will meet local safety, health, education and recreation staff and volunteers and can ask any questions you might have about family health or home safety and emergency preparedness.

BICS will be open so families can explore the school and tour the kindergarten classrooms as well. 

The gym and various spaces around the school will be filled with interactive stations for parents and their children to explore together. 

The event is at no cost for participants and is organized by a team that consists of West Vancouver Schools staff, as well as a community partners in education such as Bowen Children’s Centre, Family Place and Bowen Montessori.Bowen Island Public Library, Bowen Island Community Recreation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Bowen Island’s first responders, and more also provide support. 

The funding for the event is made possible thanks to support from West Vancouver Schools and the Ministry of Education.

Doors will open at 4:40 p.m., and we hope that everyone will be able to join us at the musical start of the event at 5 p.m. and stay until the end of the event at approx. 6:15 p.m. We look forward to seeing moms, dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and caregivers with their 0 to 5 year-olds at the event! 

For more information about RSL on Bowen Island, contact Community School coordinator Sarah Haxby,, 604 947-0389.

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