Save the date! FSJ Loves Families Week is October 5th to 12th, 2019!

Fort St John Loves Families Week is a Family Friendly Coalition initiative that helps families feel connected to the community! Throughout the week a variety of local organizations host family friendly events that celebrate families in Fort St. John. Last year 823 families, 1514 children, and 1091 adults attended events during the week long initiative. Watch for the Family Week passport which will be your go to guide to the weeks events!

Are you a local business owner or community organization that would be interested in hosting an event? Fort St John Loves Families Week has been successful with connecting families to the community, sometimes this is the first time families have been into organizations and learned about services available to them. Its a great way to celebrate and connect with families.

Your participation will be recognized in many ways. Family week will be profiled on www.familyfriendlycommunity.org, FSJ's Family Friendly Early Years on Facebook, as well as in the week long passport describing all events, activities and promotions which will be distributed to families. There will also be media releases and radio messages.

To help with planning we’ve come up with some suggestions of family activities. You’re welcome to use those listed below or come up with your own.

Once you’ve come up with an idea, register your idea by filling out the Event Form.

Schools & Community Organizations:

Family Movie Night
Family Concert
Grandparents Play/Craft with grandchildren
Family Breakfast
Family Portrait Art Exhibit
Family Dance
Family Fun Fair
Family Talent Night
Family Picnic
Family Sports Day
Family Scavenger Hunt
Bring in an entertainer
Group Challenge: break a world record!
Family Walk-a-thon
Family PJ Party
Teddy Bear Picnic
Potluck Dinner
Story Time
Family Fitness
Family Art Project
Organize a street party
Family Games Night
Old Fashioned Games
Set up an Obstacle Course
Bowling Night
Themed Activity
Special event: have a special guest, entertainment, balloons
Family Fun Day
Gym Night
Karaoke Night
Family Sports Event
Family BBQ
Amazing ‘Family’ Race
Family ‘Survivor’ Night

Local Business:

Family Event
Window display/banner FSJ Loves Families
Decorations
Draw prizes (item from your business, family pass, tickets to an event, board games, gift certificates: family restaurant, groceries, entertainment)
Special discounts
Giveaway for children
10th family through the door…
Recognize/advertise family week within regular promotions
Family Coupons

Restaurants:

Special family menu
Free dessert
Drawing contest
Coupons for discounted meals

For more information please contact Moya Fenney, Family Friendly Coalition, fsjlovesfamilies@gmail.com, 250-263-7054

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Family Friendly Coalition

The Family Friendly Coalition is an Early Childhood Development Initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps ensure that children ages 0-6 develop the emotional, social, cognitiive and physical skills they need as they enter school. Our committee is a community based partnership made up of Not for Profits, that meet once a month. Our vision is connect families to their neighbourhood, so they can build relationships and create a network in which will support their children. We are funded by Success by 6 and Children First Initiatives.

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Welcome to Family Friendly Fort St John. The purpose of this website is to connect your family to the neighbourhood and make you feel welcome. The Spotlight section highlights upcoming events around town. The Directory lists local Service Providers if you're looking for a service/program. The Calendar gives you a breakdown of the week so you can plan activities for your family at a glance! The Training Calendar is a resource for upcoming workshops/training.