Join us for a free interactive seminar to learn how recreation can help kids thrive now and in the future! Child-minding services available.


Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville for a free seminar where you will learn how you can help support local kids to grow and thrive!

Studies show that when children and youth participate in recreational activities, they benefit from more than just physical development. Play teaches important life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and how to handle adversity. It builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging.

Learn from and ask questions of an esteemed group of panelists for this interactive discussion. Panelists include representatives from KidSport BC, Jumpstart, RDN, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and the SOS Child, Youth & Family Program Manager.

Free child-minding services available on-site for this event! Our SOS Child, Youth & Family team will keep your kids happy and busy so that you can enjoy the seminar. Please come 10-15 minutes early so that you and your children have time to settle in.

Pre-register here by April 18 – capacity limited to the first 50 registrants.

Complimentary refreshments will be available.

For health and safety reasons, please be scent-aware.