McGill Events

E.g., 2017-02-20
Monday, February 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Is it a good time to purchase a condo apartment, a townhouse, or a house in Greater Vancouver? Is the housing market overvalued? Given the current rate environment, what is the best mortgage product / strategy for your upcoming renewal, refinance, or purchase transaction?

The Department of Finance just introduced a Mortgage Rate Stress Test. How is this going to impact you?

Etienne Beaudoin, from Xeva Mortgage, a former Residential Underwriter and Manager of Business Development at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, answers these questions and more.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, February 21
10:10 am to 12:00 pm

Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Tuesdays, January 31 to March 7

In this interactive series, the focus is on understanding the unique challenges parents of children under age 5 encounter as their children move through the toddler and preschool years. Topics include but are not limited to: effective communication, the link between behaviour and temperament, understanding child development, having appropriate behavioral expectations, and responding to children’s misbehaviour in ways that promote growth and self regulation. Responding to temper tantrums, coping with separation anxiety, teaching social skills such as sharing and turn taking are a few examples of topics that can be included.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACE LIMITED. Limited child-care spots available.

For more information about registering for this workshop please contact:
PH#: 778 782 3548 or EMAIL: infochld@sfu.ca
www.informationchildren.com

Tuesday, February 21
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Reading Buddies is a program where children are paired up with teen mentors in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.


Children must be in grade 2, 3 or 4. Registered children must attend all five sessions, Tuesdays February 7 to March 7 from 4:15 to 5:00pm. Register in person or over the phone at McGill branch, located at 4595 Albert Street. The program is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration opens Tuesday, January 17. Call 604-297-4599 for more information.

Thursday, February 23
10:15 am to 10:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, February 23
11:15 am to 11:45 am

Age: 2 and 3 years.

Singing, dancing, clapping, and reading - perfect for active young children!  No registration is required but space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. All family members welcome!

Thursdays, February 2 to March 9

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

Thursday, February 23
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Burnaby Public Library in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia present this healthy brain workshop.

This introductory session reviews basic information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and the impact of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, including an introduction to programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This session is only intended for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia, as well as family members or friends who have recently begun supporting a person with dementia. Free but seating is limited. Register by calling 604-299-8955, in person or online.

Thursday, February 23
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

WHAT IS MENTORING WITH MATH?
• Mentoring with Math is an after-school program for boys and girls in grades 3-7
who are struggling with math.
• Children are matched with mentors who help make math fun and achievable.
• Mentors are mostly SFU students and have been recruited by Big Brothers.
• Each session is 1.5 hours - the first hour is focused on math, while the last portion is
spent building a friendship between the child and mentor through play.
• Snacks and tasty treats are provided

PROGRAM DETAILS
WHEN: 4:00 to 5:30pm Thursdays, February 2nd to April 6th (No Program March 16 for Spring Break)
WHERE: McGill Library, Burnaby
COST: This is a FREE program for children who need math support but do not have
access to paid tutoring.

REGISTER:
ONLINE at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/find-a-mentor/mentoring-with-math/

Or CONTACT Victoria at
victoria.lo@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca | 778.888.8779

Presented by Big Brothers of Greater Vanouver

Thursday, February 23
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Everybody loves vacation time!

Holidays can add tremendous expense to a family budget and we can get tempted to put it on credit. 

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Name the purpose of taking your vacation
  • Decide on a location and plan your holiday
  • Set the financial goal for your vacation and what you need to save each paycheque
  • And much more!

This 90 minute workshop is free, fun, and interactive!

Free but seating is limited. Please register online, in person, or by calling 604-299-8955.

Offered in cooperation with the Credit Counselling Society.

Friday, February 24
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your friends or mingle with other teens during this casual board game night. Board games and snacks will be provided. For youth grades 6 to 9. The event is free, all you need to do is register online or at any BPL information desk.

Saturday, February 25
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Ages: Everyone is welcome, but the emphasis will be on stories for ages 3 up.

Saturdays, February 4 to March 11

No registration is required. Come early - space is limited. Caregivers must attend with children. Siblings welcome.

For more information, call 604-299-8955.

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