Upcoming Events and Field Trips


Tuesday Sept 6th

* Location: Queens Park, New Westminster - meet at the covered
picnic area near the children's playground - LOOK FOR THE hs-ca QUILT

* When: 11-ish a.m. September 6th this year. RAIN or SHINE!

* Bring:
- food for your family,
- sun screen,
- rain gear,
- well labelled park toys, or a game for the covered picnic tables
- musical instruments,
- enthusiasm,
- willingness to meet new homelearners,
- anything else you can think of.

* Directions: Queen's park is located near the Arenex Complex in
New West and is easy to find from Vancouver, Surrey/Langley and most
places in the Lower Mainland. If coming from Surrey, take the Patullo
Bridge and just go straight (McBride). You will see the park on your
left. From Vancouver, take Canada Way to 10th Avenue in New West, turn left
at the highschool and follow 10th around to McBride. The park will be on
your right.
* Google Map link: http://tiny.cc/p1k6y

This is a very casual event. People start gathering around 11
and stay until they feel like going home. It can be very reassuring,
especially for first-time homelearners, to have something special to
do when all the neighbourhood kids troop back to school. If you are a new
home learning family, come out and meet some experienced folks. If you have been
at this for awhile, come and share your experience with a newbie. Last
year we made masking tape name tags and indicated a new home learner
with a colour-coded N so that the rest of us would make a point of
welcoming the new folks.
For information contact Melissa at gvhl.support@gmail.com

Hosts on Picnic Day will be Melanie Wilkins-Ho and Margaret Young

Part of the fun is meeting people from other areas.
See you at the Picnic!

Not Back to School HS-Westside Picnic

When: Wednesday September 7th 11am - 3pm

Where: Jericho Beach, Point Grey. East of the Jericho Sailing Club (cafe and washrooms are located in the club)

Bring your picnic lunches, beach gear, sunblock, games

The spot will be marked with a with flag

Would be great to meet all the new members of HS Westside as well as others who have recently joined the various groups.

Langley Home Educators Not Back to School Picnic

Langley Home Educators Association “Not Back to School Picnic”

Let's have fun connecting with old and new friends. It can be very reassuring, especially for first-time homelearners, to have something special to do when all the neighbourhood kids troop back to school. If you are a new homelearner, come out and meet some experienced folks. If you have been at this for a while, come and share your experience with a newbie.

When: Friday, September 9th, 2016 from 2pm onwards

Where: Williams Park, Langley – Take the path across from the playground at the end of the parking lot down to a grassy picnic area beside the stream. Look for the LHEA signs to help you find the way!

What to Bring:
- food and drinks for your family
- sun screen, bathing suits, towels, water shoes, nets to catch minnows, buckets… (there is a great little stream running through the park, and a rope swing into a swimming hole for the bigger kids to try: use at your own risk! )
- bug spray?
- games (bocce, soccer ball, badminton, etc.)
- lawn chairs
- enthusiasm
- willingness to meet new homeschoolers
-board games
- anything else you can think of!

This will be a very casual event. We will gather starting at 2pm and stay until people want to go home!

For any other questions, please contact Lisa at lheagroup@gmail.com
Our events are always open to all homeschoolers. We are a Christian group, and so at most events we have an opening prayer, but not at this one, as it is drop in.

Home Learners South of the Fraser Not Back to School Picnic

Monday, September 12, 12 AM - 4 PM
Fleetwood Park
15802 - 80 Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia

It's almost time for our annual HLSF Not Back to School Picnic!
We'll meet at the picnic shelter by the playground.
The spray park will be on so bring your bathing suits!
We will have a sharing table for novels, curriculum, clothing...


East Vancouver Home Learners Not Back to School Picnic

Monday Sept 12, 12pm

When: Monday September 12th at 12pm

Where: South East corner of the park near the older wooden playground and near the Trout Lake Beach area and concession. We usually meet under the large Willow Tree between the lake and playground.

Bring your picnic lunches and come out to enjoy a fun day with everyone!

Don't forget- the Annual Lower Mainland 'Not Back to School' Picnic is Tuesday September 6th- that makes two weeks of fun playdates for parents and kids!

I will be sitting on my Mexican blanket that is gray with blues and has white tassels on the sides and will hopefully have knitting in my hands as well:)