Baby Talk (drop-in)

If you’re a new parent with a pre-mobile baby (0-9 months) and need to find your people and how to navigate this new life, you’ve come to the right place! 

This free, unregistered program is a chance to meet others like yourself weekly with snacks and coffee, where you and your baby can discuss routines, sleeping, breastfeeding, development and stages, health, transition from couple to family, and resources in the community. Each week we have a special expert guest presentation on a topic relevant to you.

Today we are joined by Registered Massage Therapist Renee Caines from Sparrow Registered Massage who will discuss infant massage. Don’t miss out!

Our safe and clean space at Quayside is a great place for you and baby to connect with others in your community! 

Baby Talk (drop-in) with special guest, therapeutic harpist Shalom Wiebe!

If you’re a new parent with a pre-mobile baby (0-9 months) and need to find your people and how to navigate this new life, you’ve come to the right place! 

This free, unregistered program is a chance to meet others like yourself weekly with snacks and coffee, where you and your baby can discuss routines, sleeping, breastfeeding, development and stages, health, transition from couple to family, and resources in the community. Each week we have a special expert guest presentation on a topic relevant to you.

This week we are joined by therapeutic harpist, Shalom Wiebe, who will treat caregivers and babies to a “soundbath”. During this restorative music session parents are invited to silently rest, relax, meditate, journal, stretch, or practice yoga or mindfulness with your little one next to you – or just snuggle with your baby – while therapeutic harpist Shalom creates a soothing blanket of sound with her harp.

Using a combination of gentle songs and improvised music, Shalom will provide a unique therapeutic musical experience designed to calm the nervous system, promote rest and open space to reflect and reconnect with oneself.

If you are able, please bring items to help you feel comfortable while lying on the floor such as a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket.

Learn more about Shalom’s practice on her website!

Our safe and clean space at Quayside is a great place for you and baby to connect with others in your community! 

Baby Talk (drop-in) with special guest, dental hygienist Karissa Alley

If you’re a new parent with a pre-mobile baby (0-9 months) and need to find your people and how to navigate this new life, you’ve come to the right place! 

This free, unregistered program is a chance to meet others like yourself weekly with snacks and coffee, where you and your baby can discuss routines, sleeping, breastfeeding, development and stages, health, transition from couple to family, and resources in the community. Each week we have a special expert guest presentation on a topic relevant to you.

Today we’ll be joined by pediatric dental hygienist, Karissa Alley, who will discuss your baby’s tooth development and cleaning routine. Come with all your questions!

Our safe and clean space at Quayside is a great place for you and baby to connect with others in your community! 

You Are Not Alone: Meet & Greet *registered event

You Are Not Alone Meet and Greet Event

Are you a parent or caregiver of a neurodiverse child and feeling uncertain about the journey ahead? Looking for support and connections within your community?  

Join us for “You Are Not Alone,” a special meet-and-greet event at New Westminster Family Place. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other caregivers like yourself, share experiences, and gain insights from community support organizations like Kinsight, AutismBC, and KIDFirst OT.  

This adults-only event will leave with valuable resources and new connections to help guide you through your parenting journey. Don’t miss this chance to build a supportive community—take the first step toward finding the support you need! 

Wednesday, July 31, 7:00-9:00 PM @ New Westminster Family Place 

Register for the event now!

Light refreshments will be served. Limited paid parking available on-site, transit accessible. 

Baby Talk (drop-in) with special guest, Olivia Yung, from SFU Language Development Lab

Baby Talk poster with information on Olivia Yung

If you’re a new parent with a pre-mobile baby (0-9 months) and need to find your people and how to navigate this new life, you’ve come to the right place! 

This free, unregistered program is a chance to meet others like yourself weekly with snacks and coffee, where you and your baby can discuss routines, sleeping, breastfeeding, development and stages, health, transition from couple to family, and resources in the community. Each month we have a special expert guest presentation on a topic relevant to you.

today we’ll be joined by Olivia Yung of the SFU Language Learning & Development Lab, which is a part of a broader research team known as the SFU Child Research Group. Their research focus is on infant language development, how children acquire first and subsequent languages, and how children’s environments shape their language learning. It’s common for parents to have a lot of questions about their children’s language journeys, and Olivia will speak on this topic and answer questions.

Our safe and clean space at Quayside is a great place for you and baby to connect with others in your community! 

Baby Talk (drop-in): Special Guest Parenting Coach, Dawn Whittaker

Picture of special guest Dawn Whittaker

If you’re a new parent with a pre-mobile baby (0-9 months) and need to find your people and how to navigate this new life, you’ve come to the right place! 

This free, unregistered program is a chance to meet others like yourself weekly with snacks and coffee, where you and your baby can discuss routines, sleeping, breastfeeding, development and stages, health, transition from couple to family, and resources in the community. Each month we have a special expert guest presentation on a topic relevant to you.

Today we will have a conversation with Dawn Whittaker, parenting coach. She will give an informal presentation and take questions.

Our safe and clean space at Quayside is a great place for you and baby to connect with others in your community! 

Family Yoga (registered event)

Start the week with a rejuvenating yoga session with the family!

We’ve partnered with our friend Laura from Yoga at the Quay to offer a FREE monthly family-friendly 30-minute yoga class centered on balance and fun.

This is suitable for 3-6 year-olds and their parents. Parent participation is required. Bring your own yoga mat, wear comfy clothes and get ready to have fun!

Registration is required.

Family Playtime Drop-in (Uptown)

Are you looking for ways to meet other people with babies and young children in your community? Are you seeking out things to do with your child outside the home?

Join us in room 1A at Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces (formerly known as the Massey Theatre Building) for play and early learning programming for your little ones that has no cost, and no pre-registration…. simply show up with your child (parent participation is required)!

Enjoy connecting with other families and chatting with our staff at our uptown location (735 Eighth Avenue) for crafts and activities, free play and circle time. Whether you need someone to talk with or if you need any extra support, our Family Support Workers are available to help you access the resources your family needs to thrive!

Today we will have our friend Hannah Lin from Kinsight at the drop-in to answer any of your questions about your child’s development.

*Remember if you or your child are feeling unwell, have a cough, sniffles, or a runny nose, please stay home.

Family Yoga (registered event)

Start the week with a rejuvenating yoga session with the family!

We’ve partnered with our friend Laura from Yoga at the Quay to offer a FREE monthly family-friendly 30-minute yoga class centered on balance and fun.

This is suitable for 3-6 year-olds and their parents. Parent participation is required. Bring your own yoga mat, wear comfy clothes and get ready to have fun!

Registration is required.

Family Yoga (registered event)

Start the week with a rejuvenating yoga session with the family!

We’ve partnered with our friend Laura from Yoga at the Quay to offer a FREE monthly family-friendly 30-minute yoga class centered on balance and fun.

This is suitable for 3-6 year-olds and their parents. Parent participation is required. Bring your own yoga mat, wear comfy clothes and get ready to have fun!

Registration is required.