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Snow Closure Policy for all Spare Time Centres

Dear Families,

On snowy days check the  media outlets below for information about school closures.

If the schools are closed, our childcare programs and pre- school will also be closed.

Any district-wide closure will be decided by 7:00 a.m., and details of district-wide or individual school closures will be announced on the

Vancouver School Board district website front page

and through these  media outlets:

CKNW 980 AM, CKWX 1130 AM, Fairchild 1470 AM, CBC 690 AM- 105.7 FM
Global BC, CBC TV, CTV BC, City TV

Please click on the Snow Closure Notice link below for more information.

Snow Closure Notice

Play, Learn and Discover at Spare Time This Summer


Play, learn and discover at Spare Time this Summer.  Each centre has planned fun hands-on activities, field trips and variety of learning opportunities and experiences for children ages five to twelve (entering kindergarten to entering grade eight.)

You may download your centre’s registration package and program calendar to see what’s been planned!

Centre hours:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


Summer programs registration starts on May 9th for enrolled families, and on May 27th at 7:30 am for the community at all centres except for Spare Time Clubhouse and Spare Time Connection (see details below). Forms are accepted in-person only for all centres. 

New families enrolling to Spare Time are also required to complete the Spare Time Registration Documents once they are accepted into the program. These include contact information, centre-parent agreement, photo/video consent and more.

For Spare Time Clubhouse and Spare Time Connection only:

Registration for community families attending David Livingstone and General Wolfe schools begins at 7:30 am on May 26th.

Registration for all other community families begins at 7:30 am on May 27th, in person at Spare Time Clubhouse, General Wolfe School only.

Spare Time Clubhouse/Connection Summer Flyer 2016


Summer Fees (Summer 2016):  $237.00 per week (No daily rates available). $190 for the holiday week August 2-5.

Lunch, snacks and all activities and field trips are included in the fee. On all field trips, children are well supervised and ride in our Variety Club vans and buses driven by qualified, licensed class 2 and 4 drivers.

BC Hydro Community Champion Winners!

We, at Spare Time, would like to thank everyone for your support and help in
winning the BC Hydro Community Champion program.

This fall, non-profit organizations throughout the province participated in the
BC Hydro Community Champions program and demonstrated their contributions to
environmental sustainability and stewardship in their communities.

Congratulations to you and the team at Spare Time Child Care Society! Your
organization was selected as a Community Champion and will receive an award of

Thank you for your commitment to sustainability and for participating in the
2013 edition of Community Champions. We appreciate the time and effort you put
in to creating a winning video submission and sharing it with your fellow
British Columbians to show how taking simple actions can make a big difference.

BC Hydro

VOTE NOW! Helps us win the BC Hydro Community Champions Award.

Help Spare Time receive BC Hydro’s Community Champions $10,000 award grant to
help us fund our sustainability and environmental projects to keep B.C.

You can vote once a day on each of your devices (computer, tablet, phones, work

view our entry at

and all the candidates at

Thank you for your support!

Go Spare Time!

BC Hydro Community Champions 2013 - Finalist

We have been chosen as a finalist in the BC Hydro Community Champions Program!

Here is the link to view our video submission

A Message from BC Hydro Community Champions Program Director:

Thank you for your video submission to the 2013 BC Hydro Community Champions

We received numerous video submissions, all of which were unique and told an
interesting story. After careful review and consideration of your submission
based on the criteria posted on the Community Champions website, I am pleased
to advise you that your video has been selected as one of our 15 finalists this
year. Congratulations!

Beginning October 15th, your video and organization will be platformed on the
Community Champions website. The public and classroom voting period runs from
October 15 to November 15. Public can vote once each day.

We appreciate the effort your organization made to submit this video. It is
inspiring to see all the tremendous grass-roots initiatives that are taking
place in communities across the province and commend you for being part of our
changing conservation culture.

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