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Monday, March 23rd, 2009
7:08 pm - Photography by Laura -- Jump into SPRING Sale

Hello, Vancouver!

Photography by Laura is having it's first promotional sale -- the Jump into SPRING Sale (the fact that it's spring (according to the calendar at least) is reason enough to celebrate)!

Please visit www.photographybylaura.ca for more information.

current mood: cheerful

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008
5:25 am - 3rd Annual Maternal Creations Art Show & Craft Fair


Come check it out :) It's a great chance to support other moms & families in the community while giving really beautiful, unique gifts this holiday season.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
6:16 pm - Free Children's Movie and Dance Party in Vancouver This Saturday!
cledonism As part of the 20th Anniversary Vancouver Queer Film Festival, there is a free  movie and dance party this Saturday at Vancity Theatre. Kinderkino is a program of short films for kid's aged 5 and up. Disco, Baby! is the dance party that follows. DJ litte d will be spinning for some disco dancing fun.

BYOB (Bring your own baby)

For more information, visit queerfilmfestival.ca.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
1:15 pm - Piano Lessons

Experienced teacher with a deep musical knowledge offering lessons:

Preparation for RCM exams (Piano and Theory at any level)

Special preparation for ARCT

For appointment call 604-7607212

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Friday, January 18th, 2008
9:00 pm - Skiing question
tracied Is anyone privvy to when the Grouse Mountain Y2Play pass for this year/next year will be released? I've googled and searched their site but it must be a tightly guarded secret. Has anyone gotten one in the past and if so did you do the family or individual passes? What was the cost? We totally missed it this year. I am watching eagerly for them this year because i don't want to miss it again.


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Thursday, July 12th, 2007
8:09 am - Vancouver Folk Music Festival POV

If you are attending this weekend's festival bring your camera and share your point-of-view.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Share your Festival photos!


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Friday, June 15th, 2007
2:13 pm - your child can learn to be a knight!


Do you have children who will be out of school for the summer and are fascinated by knighthood? Perhaps you have young nieces and nephews who have always had an interest in the martial arts of the Middle Ages. For those among us who do, Academie Duello is holding five-day knight camps this summer during July and August -- you can send your child back in time to gain the training of knighthood!

Each day of the camp focuses on an aspect of knightly training, from martial skills such as the longsword and sword and shield, to the practice of knightly virtues such as generosity and fairness. Students will learn history, battlefield skills such as strategy and tactics, and the knowledge that all knights would possess from heraldry to medieval games.

More details under cut.Collapse )

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007
12:24 pm

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is coming upon us once again.  Now, I'm all for preventing unwanted pregnancies, but I am not pleased with the way the NCPTP slanders teen parents and tries to keep them down in order to further their cause.  Previous ad campains have used the words "Dirty", "Cheap", "Useless" , and "Nobody" to describe teen parents.

All parents need support, especially those for whom the odds are against.  There are so many issues facing teen parents that make just being able to care for their children difficult. Lack of access to affordable childcare and flexible schooling, limited financial resources,  and unstable relationships are just some of the many obstacles that a teen mother might be up against.

I propose that on May 2, (or the weekend following) the same day the NCPTP is held, that we hold a counter event in Vancouver, BC.  The International Day to Empower Teen Parents campaign should include information about pregnancy options (it WILL be a pro-choice event), support services for pregnant teens and young parents in the area, information on financial aid in the form of welfare, EI, and community service agencies.

I am a young mama myself, and don't have much financial resources available to me, but I'm very passionate about this and would like to make this happen.  If anyone would like to help in the organizing, help out at the actual event, or give suggestions on how to do this on a low budget, I'd like to hear from you.  If the response is big enough, I will be holding a planning meeting within the next 2 weeks.

X-posted everywhere.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
7:15 am - tutor

hey all!

I'm on the search for a math tutor. Grade 8 math specifically. I've got some names from the high school and have made some calls, but though what the hell, maybe someone here knows of a good one.

Any leads? I live on the West Side of Van if that helps. Thanks!

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006
10:08 am

I am starting up a childcare exchange in the Burnaby area. Basically,  you get free childcare in exchange  for caring for someone else's child(ren) at  your own convenience. You do not have to be a resident of Burnaby as long as you are able to travel here to drop your child off and care for children in the area. For information on how it works and to sign up, please visit:


X-posted Everywhere

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Sunday, August 27th, 2006
3:09 pm - Breastfeeding and Hentai.

I'm hoping this is an appropriate forum to ask this, if not do as you wish.


Is there still an issue about breastfeeding icons on Livejournal?

Because if that's inappropriate, may I ask, why are hentai icons (a community, no less) on Livejournal?

If LJ is busy dictating moral standard on the internet, that is.

current mood: confused

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
7:55 pm - Tina's (Opened April 1st)

Hey everyone, my name is Jayne and I'm new to this community. Just here to promote my store:

#104 - 3278 Westwood Street
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia,

Tina's is an upscale adult store featuring aromatherapy candles and hand crafted soaps. Something to add to a romantic night together with your lover. If you are looking for something and we don't current have it in stock, we will gladly order it in for you :)
Any questions? E-mail me at jayne@tinas.ca

current mood: working

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
10:30 am - two things...
tracied I am looking for somewhere to get a t-shirt printed for a friend's b-day gift. All I want is a single word printed on the front. Does anyone know a good place roundabouts Vancouver/North/West Van?

Also looking for a like minded single parent/student who would be interested in occasional childcare swapping so that I can get study time in, and also some work that I need to do as it pertains to my studies...I live in North Van near Cap Mall, and am flexible of days/times. My kids are with their dad every other weekend, and one is in school all day (Kinergarten), and the other is in preschool 4 days per week (T/Thurs all day, Mon/Wed 2 hours).

You can reply here or email at tdececco at shaw dot ca

current mood: awake

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006
10:53 pm - Free for the taking

- An armful of child size green india style bangles
- The Jungle Book, again, on VHS
- kids metal tricycle (1-2, maybe 3 year old size)
- child's school desk painted blue and with handy pencil spot and inkwell.

Must come pick up in Kits though :)


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Sunday, November 13th, 2005
12:31 am

Could anybody recommend a good family doctor in Richmond? Preferrably one that supports extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping and other such things, and also preferrably female.
Close to Richmond would be OK too, but I do only have transit as means of transportation and dragging the stroller onto the bus is a big pain in the butt.

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Friday, October 14th, 2005
9:51 pm - Moving to BC

Hello. I decided to join this community in hopes of gathering useful information about moving to BC as a parent. I was going to post this in the vancouver community, but I figured you people would be able to give me better insights since we all have one thing in common already.

I am 21 years old and I have a 17 month old daughter and we live all together with her daddy here in Winnipeg. We are planning to move to BC, hopefully before April of 2006, so that gives us 6 months to prepare and such. We both don't have any relatives there except for my cousin who had just moved there a month ago, she hasn't really gone around much to tell me more about BC.

Okay, which areas of the province would be better suited for families? I heard some nice things about Coquitlam, so can anyone tell me more about that area? What other areas are suited for families? We would like to start off renting an apartment first and our budget for that is no more than $750/month, can we get a decent 1 or 2 bedroom for that price or is that too low? I also heard about people renting out basements. Is that suited for a small family like mine? What would I have to look out for if we should choose to rent out a basement instead? We're also thinking of bringing our car there, there is public insurance for that, right?

Sorry about the questions. Basically, I'll appreciate ANY information you guys can give me. Oh and, I'm not really looking into child care because my boyfriend will be working during the days and hopefully I can find employment during the evening.

Thanks in advance to those who can help =)

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1:22 pm - Where is...

You're favourite pumpkin patch?

Place to buy raingear for 5 year olds?

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Saturday, October 8th, 2005
9:16 am - assisted living?

just wondering if there is some sort of government assistance housing program for single parents
if so can someone point me in the direction of a website or a phone number i could call for more info?
im a single parent to a 4 year old and a 15 month old and i am needing something pretty ASAP in the surrey/delta area

thanks so much

also are there any other type of assistance programs out there that i should know about (aside from childcare subsidy which i am already receiving)

thanks again

~Mistress Draven

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
8:25 pm - Clearing out the Kid clutter

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Crossposted to vanbuysell

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
1:15 pm - homelearners?

any other homelearners/unschoolers out there? wanna connect? we are currently winging our way into the second year of homelearning with our son (who is 8, and attended public school for K and grade 1). our first year was met with measured success. we spent a lot of time just kind of playing it by ear and trying to de-school to find our own groove. august has pretty much been a write-off but we'd like to get into more of a routine in september. part of that is hooking up with other homelearners. thinking of maybe trying to start up a co-op for learning about different stuff but i'm not sure how we could do that and keep things age appropriate. we also have a daughter who is 4, so she's definitely into the learning thing but at a different level, yk? that makes it kind of difficult sometimes.

anyway, just reaching out. comment if you're interested.

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