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Welcome to the Buddings Newsletter! If this is the first time you're receiving it, we're so pleased to welcome you! 


We are all about fun events and learning activities for modern Vancouver families. We love plants and gardening, being in nature, exploring the city, science, space... and we're also Vancouver's flexible occasional daycare. (More on that here:


This newsletter covers things we know modern Vancouver families love to do. Keeping kids in touch with nature, living sustainably, and sharing the beauty all around us. We are driven by our community's interests and not only do we organize some amazing events for families, we also love to post, promote, and participate! Just let us know! 


The newsletter is edited by Buddings Administrator Talia Erickson, with guest posts from friends and experts.


So much for introductions. Get to know us! Browse the articles below, or come out to the Open House at our centre this Saturday from 11am - 2pm. 


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In this newsletter...

Open House/Bring a Friend - July 5
You're invited: Cottonwood Garden - July 13
Field Trip Program Update
Mark Your Calendars
Parent Resource Section



Buddings Open House - Sat. July 5
We're pleased to invite you, and your friends, to our Open House and Bring a Friend Party! 
The best way for you to get to know a little about Buddings Daycare, is to come see it for yourself. Bring your little buddy, and a friend, if you like, and check out the space. Meet the teachers, see how the program works, and who knows? Maybe even join! 
July is a great time to do so! All new members who start before July 31 get their first month's membership free!  
The event takes place on Sat. July 5, from 11am - 2pm, with activities and games for kids, and a great spot to check in. Come down for coffee and treats, and a quick break from the running around. 
Click the link, or the flyer image, to find the info on our website and share it to your friends! 
You're invited! Cottonwood Garden Open House - July 13


"Come celebrate the beauty of art and nature at Cottonwood, our "paradise in the city". Join us for a day in the garden with live music, food, garden tours and workshops, art displays, honey bees, kid's activities and more." 

Our own Johanna Peters is coordinating the kids area of this amazing event at Stratcona Park on Sun. July 13, from 11am - 3pm, and extends a special invitation to all families, to come check out the amazing schedule of events - exploring all that gardening and urban nature can be.

Butterfly release! Honeybees and hives! The complete schedule, and information about the Strathcona Community Gardeners Society is on their website. 

See you there!


There's Still Time to Join the Adventure! - Big Kids Abroad!

Our extraterrestrial penpal Buddy the Alien has a lot of questions about Vancouver living and culture, and to get some fresh perspective, Denet, Johanna, and the kids braved the rain last Friday to explore and report back on gardening and plants from around the city.

Destination: Chinatown

They stopped in at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Gardens, visited the Chinatown bell, and LOVED the koi fish in the pond. Denet's post is on the blog, and she has some beautiful photos.

These super-fun field trips are all about sparking children's imaginations, getting them out and about in their own city, and exploring nature - in its urban forms.

We have an adventure a week until the end of the summer, and there's no extra cost to participate! All Buddings members have to do is book the block from 1 - 5pm. Check the calendar and sign up for one soon.

There has been amazing uptake on the trips, and the kids have been having a ball. Next Monday, from 1 - 5pm, they're heading out of the heat, to check out the downtown architecture, at the Vancouver Public Library.

There are still spaces for attendees, and if you'd like to join, you can email Talia for the details. 

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Mark Your Calendars! 
Here at Buddings, we get details and flyers for tonnes of events and activities, and a lot of them sound so cool, we want to share them with you! This week, mark your calendars for...

Buddings Daycare
11am - 2pm at 950 West Broadway
Free to attend, free first month membership, free hours in August!

Strathcona Park, from 11am - 3pm. 
Butterfly release, honey bee demonstration, music, and more! Definitely come!

Fri. July 18 - FEATURED FIELDTRIP: UBC Canopy Walk
Big Kids Abroad heads out to the UBC Botanical Garden to tour the treetops
Join them from 1 - 5pm!
And if you'd like to post an event, email Talia
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