January is a wonderful way to start the year off with new resolutions and new habits. Someone told me that their New Year’s resolution was to spend more time with their family. They set goals to have dinner together at least three times a week and plan one family time event, a game night, a walk at App’s Mill or a skate at Harmony Square. About Children’s Health has a great top five family New Year’s resolutions… it is not too late to start! Top Five Family New Year’s Resolutions
January is starting off to be very busy for Kids Can Fly. Here are some events and happenings in the upcoming months.
Parachute Program -Transitioning to Parenthood
Transitioning to Parenthood will resume meeting every Wed afternoons from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. at St Andrews Church 95 Darling St on January 9th, 2013. This free program has child care and a free taxi if needed. Join other moms for some baby time and a break to discuss the challenges of life with a new baby. For more info call Jane 519 755 9482.
On January 16th, 2013: Special Guest Speaker Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), will present on post partum depression to moms, partners or service providers at the Parachute Program on Wednesday, January 16th between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. For more information call Sharon 519 448 1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young Author’s Project
The Young Author’s Project, a project of Kids Can Fly, the County of Brant Public Library and the Brantford Expositor has been short listed for the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Tourism Awards and the winner will be announced at the Ontario Library Super-Conference Gala in Toronto January 31, 2013.
The Launch Pad
The Launch Pad, early child development and parenting centre runs Tuesday to Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon with Jane Flinders RECEC. Located at Graham Bell Victoria School – 56 Grand St Brantford, this program is open to all, free and has a taxi service if needed. Come for songs, stories, creative art, dress up and many fun activities with other children and parents. Geared for children 0 – 5 years. Call Jane at 519 755 9482 for more information. PLEASE NOTE: The Launch Pad at Graham Bell-Victoria School will be closed on Friday, January 11 as a result of the Day of Protest being conducted by elementary teachers
Kids Can Fly in partnership with Scotiabank present the 6th annual Storybook Breakfast on February 9th with two seatings at 9:00 am or 11:00 am.
Come and meet all your favourite Storybook Characters and get their autographs. Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast and get your photo taken with your favourite character.Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, January 19th at Scotiabank’s Lynden Road location ONLY starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. If any tickets are left, they will be sold at the Lynden Road location during banking hours.
Executive Director, Kids Can Fly