Family Day 2024

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Family Day is coming up on Monday, February 19th. Many museums and community centres have put together events that are free or low cost. 



Family Day at Burnaby Village Museum

Come and join in the fun! Celebrate South Asian culture through music, dance and art. Visitors of all ages can participate in an engaging, interactive dance workshop led by award-winning Bollywood dancer Karima Essa. Learn some Bollywood history, enjoy the music and add your own moves to the experience. Sets starting at 11:45am and 1:45pm. Join in the collaborative process of creating a community mural, featuring the artwork of South Asian artist Jag Nagra. Engage in this tactile experience using hand crafted, fairtrade, wooden printing blocks made in Jaipur , India. (11am – 3:45pm) Visitors wishing to ride the carousel can purchase a ticket ($2.65). Last carousel ride at 3:45pm. Due to construction, only the Carousel Pavilion building and surrounding plaza will be open for this event.

Time: 11:00 am – 3:45 pm

Burnaby Village Museum: enter through the Carousel Pavilion and Plaza entrance.

6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC, V5G 3T6


V5G 3T6


Family Day Toonie Skate at Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Bring your family for ice skating, face painting and crafts! 

Time: 9 am-1:30 pm

Age: All ages (3 children: 1 adult ratio)

Description:Fee: $2 (includes skate and helmet rental) 


New West

Indigenous Cree Medicine Bag: Family Day Workshop at New Westminster Museum and Archives

Cree knowledge keeper and Spirit of the Children Society’s Youth Enhancement Program Manager, Ernie Cardinal, will share teachings of the medicine wheel and its main medicines such as sage, cedar, sweet grass, tobacco and willow fungus. Following these teachings Ernie will guide families in making a deer hide medicine bag to hold their own medicines to strengthen themselves and their communities.

February 19, 2024 at 11:00AM

Anvil Centre

777 Columbia Street

New Westminster



Family Fun Day – North Fraser Metis Association

Bring the family for a fun day with cultural Metis events, games, crafts, music, jigging, and food.

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

NFMA Office Lounge, 

529 Queens Avenue 


Family Printmaking Workshop at Anvil Centre

Activity 1 Join us for an interactive, drop-in print workshop. Learn how to use a professional printmaking press while creating colourful and collaborative monoprints with your family. Activity 2 Discover the Art + Technology LAB and learn more about the potential for experimenting with art + technology while exploring how we live and create in a world transformed by technology. Stay for demos by our Creative Tech Instructors that lets you see into the worlds of stop-motion animation and circuit making for their potential in creative projects.

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Anvil Centre New Westminster, 

777 Columbia St



Other activities you can consider:

  1. Checking out a new playground
  2. Go on a hike or a walk in a different part of town
  3. Indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt 
  4. Involving the children in making dinner or a special dessert
  5. Watching a movie or tv show together
  6. Have a dance party
  7. Draw or paint each other 
  8. Follow a guided drawing tutorial
  9. Learn a new craft together
  10. Play boardgames 
  11. Make a fort to read books in
  12. Write a book about your family