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Register Today For The Great Canadian Camp-In

Who doesn’t love a big camp out with good friends, crackling fire, and toasty marshmallows?! It’s a Canadian summer staple. But have you ever tried a camp-in? Whether you set up a tent in the backyard, or sleep in a blanket fort indoors, camping at home can be just as
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The Ickabog
Read (and Help Illustrate) J.K. Rowling’s New Book “The Ickabog”

Author J.K. Rowling, best known for the “Harry Potter” series, is releasing her first children’s book in several years – and best of all, readers all over the world can access “The Ickabog” for FREE online. The book will be released a chapter or two at a time starting May
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Crash Course Science For Middle School Kids

If you have kids in middle school learning at home, then you need to check out Crash Course Kids! They are a Youtube based educational channel that offers free, high quality video science lessons. There are over 100 videos available on their channel, each one offering a condensed crash course on
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Outdoor Fun at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Take a break from the stress of life and unplug for some family fun and adventure! Head to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre to enjoy all of the outdoor amenities they offer. In the winter, try cross country skiing or snowshoeing on their marked trails. Even if you don’t have the
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The Body Coach Offers Online P.E. Classes For Kids

Great news parents . . . more help has arrived! Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, everyone can appreciate all the awesome virtual resources becoming available due to COVID-19 isolation. Get your kids moving and involved in an online P.E. (Physical Education) class specifically created for families
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Support Heart, Brain and Mental Health At Home

Supporting whole health is not an easy task, even under favourable conditions. But while living in an ever-changing pandemic world, it feels even more difficult. However, The Heart and Stroke Foundation is making it easier for families to learn together and stay healthy at home. You can be empowered to
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Get Your Sweat On With Edmonton Recreation

Getting bored with your regular workout routine at home? Want to try a new exercise class? You’ll love getting your sweat on with City of Edmonton Recreation live workouts! They are sharing new workouts every week – including yoga, barre, weight training and more. Most of us have been doing
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Online DIY Science Experiments With TWOSE

The TELUS World of Science in Edmonton (TWOSE) is temporarily closed while taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, they haven’t forgotten about their loyal community and have worked hard to bring you some awesome online content! Every day you can head to their social media channels or
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What Is Victoria Day (And How To Celebrate At Home)

When I think of May Long weekend, I think of camping, family picnics at the park and starting the garden. It feels like the un-official start of a new season, as we begin to look forward to summer and all of our favourite warm weather activities. Typically there are parades,
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Missing The Library? Use EPL From Home!

The library has always been one of my family’s favourite places to be and my kids are desperately missing our weekly visits! While it’s not quite the same as browsing the rows of books in person, you can still enjoy learning from home with online resources from the Edmonton Public
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