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Monday Marriage Manners | B.C.’s First Family Day 2013


Today is BC’s first ever Family Day 2013 – The first stat holiday dedicated to spending time with family! What a wonderful idea for a holiday. It’s the perfect time to get out and spend some time enjoying this beautiful place that we live and discover some of the incredible things there are to do with your sweetie.

Spend time at your favourite cafe or restaurant, browse local shops, head up to the mountains or even take a trip to the island for the day. Just make sure to take some time today to enjoy  and appreciate the loved ones you are blessed with!

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Image courtesy of Rebecca Sehn

Lots of local attractions have been posting special offers for families to enjoy together. Here are the top three fun family events we found for today:

1. Family Day at Robson Square
Celebrate the first Family Day at a celebration for all ages including educational activities, free ice skating, hockey shoot outs, face painting and performances by Said the Whale.

Date: February 11, 2013
Time:  7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: Robson Square – aka Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

2. Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

See a special presentation of The Making Place and enjoy explorative, hands-on workshops featuring collaborative and independent activities for the entire family.

Date: February 11, 2013
Time: noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost:  Free – $17.50

3. Local Mountains for Family Day

Many BC ski resorts are offering Family Day promotions. Locally, Mount Seymour is hosting a Family Day contest, Grouse Mountain is having a pancake breakfast, sleigh rides, scavenger hunts, snow painting, and offering 50% off lift tickets (for BC residents) and general admission. Whistler BlackcombMount Washington, and Sun Peaks are also offering 50$ off lift tickets (for BC residents).