Monday, August 24, 2009

Seize the Summer

With the final weeks, (well days) of summer before us, now is the time to make the most of these few precious days are left.

Looking for a quick getaway this weekend consider Drumhellar, and the Tyrell Museum of Palentology, Calgary and the Calgary Zoo, Banff, Jasper, or what about LacLabiche? Sometimes even an overnight getaway at the end of summer can leave you with memories that will last for weeks and months to come.

Not able to get away for an overnight trip? There are dozens of attractions right in the Edmonton area. Why not explore activities and attractions closer to home? Right in our own backyard there a variety of things to do that will be sure to please the whole family. Check out Muttart Conservatory, Telus World of Science, Fort Edmonton Park, John Janzen Nature Centre, Ukranian Cultural Centre , Reynold's Museum in Wetaskiwin, or check out the Edmonton Eskimos Football game this saturday.

If even these close to home adventures seem too adventurous why not focus on rest and relaxation in your own home? To help set the tone here are some ideas for creating a relaxing environment in your home. If you are feeling stressed out at home, here are some ways to create a stress free environment. And check out this link for some do it yourself at home spa tricks!

However you choose to spend the remaining days of this summer try to be in the moment and enjoy the warmth and relaxed pace that the summer season provides.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Passion For Photography

For those as interested...dare I say passionate about photography as me...check out MCP Actions, this is a great resource for both photography and photo editing. There is some very cool stuff to be found on this site!

Parent Link BBQ this Thursday

Just to let you know, the people down at Parent Link will be hosting a fun event this Thursday (August 20) at the Beaumont Lion's Spray Park. The event runs from 12:30-2:30 and will feature face painting and other great activities geared for kids. For all the imformation check out the Parent Link Summer Newsletter. See you There!

Summer Camp at Home Ideas

Wow, I have been away from my blog for what feels like a very long time. I recently completed a grant proposal to be able to bring the Kids & Drugs (The Power of Parents) program to Beaumont. I really have my fingers crossed that the funding comes through. It will allow us to really engage with parents and families who will most benefit from this interactive and informative workshop series.

On a more personal note...I just got back from a week of holidays and am getting out from under a pile of unanswered emails...telephone messages and dirty laundry! I'm back, and available via email or if you have questions about youth programming here in Beaumont...don't hesitate to contact me! Email: and phone 780 504-5969.

So now for some summer camp resources if you are trying to fill in the last few weeks of summer holidays with some home grown fun. If you want to build a cool summer camp structure check this out: Now if you are looking for summer craft ideas...this website has lots of resources. This web-site has some great ideas for stay at home vacations that the whole family will enjoy.

Get out there and enjoy these wonderful summer days ahead!