ANNOUNCEMENTS - EVENTS - WHAT'S HAPPENING - and MUCH - MUCH - MORE...............................

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WOW!! $35,003.25 is the amazing total raised by ALL OF YOU for 100% donated items from local businesses. Be assured the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre & The Salvation Army Smithers BC greatly appreciate your contributions to projects and supplies they wouldn't be able to complete or purchase without your support. THANK YOU SMITHERS & AREA!





December 7th, Friday evening event Ms. Claus' Pyjama Storytime 6-8pm
December 8th, Saturday event The Pretenders 2-3pm and Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Display & Auction 3pm.
What an amazing week!

VIP evening was a lot of fun, staff mingled with guests, Northern Roots dancers entertained everyone and the bidding continued.


BVCDC Christmas Tree - ready to take home, check it out at Toyota and make a bid.  Go to our facebook page for more information.

BV CDC invites you to check out the Festival of Trees it will be a magical place from December 1st to December 8th at Glacier Toyota.


selling out fast get one, two or three before they are all gone! 
On the CDC website you will find a list of participating businesses.


In support of BV Hospice Society and BV Child Development Centre


Grand Opening a success! 

"Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our Official Grand Opening of the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre's Regional Centre in Smithers. Our Society Members, Board of Directors and Staff are beyond thrilled with all of the support that has been shown throughout this project!"  "Together we have made a difference!”  For further information about Project Pinwheel and our final phase of developing our outdoor space, please contact Kerri Bassett, Executive Director, @ 250-847-4122 or director@bvcdc.ca .

What a wonderful event thank you to Board and Staff members who were kept busy giving tours and offering information about the programs and displays. CDC's 'Strider' the fox dropped in for a visit and greeted many of our visitors young and old.

Grand Opening is opened by Executive Director, Staff, Board, dignataries and families.

Arlene Morrison, AIDP (Hazelton) and Ellana Zoller, OT (Hazelton)
Spin the Wheel in the 'Collaboration Station' room [sponsored by Government of British Columbia]

Simone Beattie, Physiotherapist in 'Strider's' Room [sponsored by BV Electric Ltd.]

Regina Tworow, Occupational Therapist (Smithers) and Heather Preachuk, Speech Language Pathologist (Burns Lake)
Steffens Haven small assessment Room

Darlene Clarke, Occupational Therapist (Smithers) and Tamara Bandet, Physiotherapist (Vanderhoof)
Leonie's Motor Room [support from Family, Friends and an Anonomous Donor]

Infant Development Program Consultants Kaila Greenlees and Ellen Anderson
Lion's Den (Community Drop-In safe place to play and connect) [supported by the Lion's Club]
Leah Macknak, Family Keyworker (Smithers), Melanie Angus, Family Keyworker, (Hazelton) and Heather Preachuk, SLP (Burns Lake)
Variety Room [supported by Variety Children's Charity]
Shannon Cote, Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator and Board Member Lindsay Lange
'Strider' the Fox enjoying the attention of his fans.


People say we have the best snacks and the kiddies love them.

Hey mom's and dad's the coffee is pretty good too.



Fall 2018 Drop in Programs for Families (ages 0-6 yrs) in the Bulkley Valley

BVCDC Early Years Stay and Play Playgroup: Free, drop in program focused on social connections.  
Come enjoy free play, art activities, snack, coffee and tea. 1471 Columbia drive, Smithers.
Contact: Sarah Wright: (250) 847-4122.
Wednesdays: (0-3 yrs) 10:00am-12:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am-12:00pm (0-6yrs) Tyhee Lake Provincial Park until the end of September fall location TBA.

Smithers Public Library Programs Children: Introduce your child to the magic of books, rhyme, and song while connecting with other parents of young children. All programs are free, drop-in and open to all parents and caregivers of young children.

BABY TIME (newborns to 18 months): Mondays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (September 17th to December 3rd)
TODDLER TIME (18-36 months): Mondays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (September 17th to December 3rd)
STORY TIME (3 to 6 years): Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (September 19th to December 5th)
Lego Time (all ages): parent supervised creative play time with legos: 3:00pm-4:30pm

School District 54 Strong Start Early Learning Programs: Free, drop in programs for families and their children from birth to five years of age. Follows school calendar; programs closed on stats, and NID days. Please follow their Facebook pages for the updates: Muhiem Strong Start, Walnut Start Strong Start, Telkwa Strong Start.

Muhiem Elementary:  3659 3 Ave, Smithers, Contact: Norma Stokes: (250) 847-2688.
Monday- Friday: 9:00am-11:30

Walnut Park Elementary: 4092 Mountainview Drive, Smithers. Contact: Jill McDonald: 250-847-4464.

Monday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-11:30am

Telkwa Elementary: 1000 Hankin Ave, Telkwa. Contact: Jill McDonald: 250-846-5851.

Monday: 9:15am-11:45am
Tuesday: 9:15am-11:45am
Thursday : 9:15am-11:45am

BV Christian School Little Sunshine’s Playgroup: Free, drop in program from children 0-4 years old and their caregivers. Play, Learn, sing, craft in our preschool room with our coordinator leading activities. 3575 14th Ave, Smithers. Contact: Wendy Boonstra: 250-847-3564.

Programs dates and time may be subject to change, please check with the program to confirm by going to facebook or the websites.


Congratulations to Inge Tersago! She is CCRR's new Resource Educator! :D Come and see Inge and the rest of the CCRR staff to browse the extensive toy lending library, receive support with the new Affordable Child Care Benefit, get a child care referral, or just pop in and have a tour of the CDC's newly renovated Regional building. Look forward to seeing your, have a great day!

BV CDC - Child Care Resource and Referral is now OPEN! 

The wait is over, come on in and see the great selection of toys, books, puzzles, (we just can't list them all so many items) and more available on loan.  The space is bright, inviting and staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and look forward to seeing you.
CCRR hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
For inquiries call 250-847-8824.



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