How to Survive the B.C. Teachers’ Strike


We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some savvy solutions for getting through the strike. Because we know that your life is a fine balance with slim margin for error, and we’re not going to let you fall into a pit of despair.

Local businesses and community centres across the province are stepping up to provide alternative childcare solutions. Here’s a few:

Just because they’re not learning in the classroom doesn’t mean they can’t learn in the great outdoors. Grouse Mountain is offering adventure day camps from 8:30–3:30, with additional childcare provided until 4:30 if necessary.

Let your little monkeys go crazy at the Richmond Oval. This 2010 Olympic legacy is offering skate camps and GetSkills camps from 8:30–3:30.

Community Centres around the Lower Mainland are offering drop-in day camps for children aged 5–12. Prices vary, contact your local centre for registration and availability.

Local sports organizations are throwing their hats into the arena. West Vancouver Soccer ClubBadminton Vancouver, Kerrigan Gymnastics, and West Vancouver Field Hockey Club are offering at least half-day camps.

If you have a babysitter or a grandparent who can lend a hand, Playland is open for business during strike action and at reduced rates. Grandma gets to be a kid again, and the kids have thirty rides at their disposal. It’s a win-win.

Sometimes it takes more than a village to raise a family. Keep your chin up and put one foot in front of the other. We’ll get you through this.

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