From Family Day to Valentine’s, this February is full of opportunity to show your nearest and dearest how much you love them. The extra holiday makes us pause and consider, affording us the rare chance (these busy, busy days) to spend time with family, while Valentine’s reminds us to show a little love the old fashioned way. And the best way to show you care? Spending your hard-earned time with those you love — and here’s how you can make the most fun out of it.
Make heart-shaped food together! Shop your local grocer or check eatlocal.org for your nearest farmer’s market to pick up the ingredients to make a meal with the whole family, while serving the community. From pancakes and waffles to pizza, let your imagination guide you and your taste buds inspire you!
Learning a new skill is a great way to bond. So why not choose something with your partner or as a family that you’ve all always wanted to learn, and go for it! It could be a cooking class (find one for every palate here) or an all levels dance lesson at the Harbour Dance Center; or a family rock climbing session at The Hive because a family that sweats together, stays together!
Flowers and chocolate might still be your favourite way to say “I love you”, so say it with a twist this year and send them on a scavenger hunt to find their gifts. Just moved to Vancouver? This is a perfect way to get to know your new neighbourhood at the same time.
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