Spare Time News

Check back here often to get the latest news from all of our centres.

Winter Break Update - Dec 2014

The last day of school before Winter Break is Friday, December 19, and then it resumes Monday, January 5, 2015. This year, all of our centres will be closed on the first week of Winter Break, specifically December 22, 23 and 24, due to low enrolment for the past three years. In order to help with your planning over the holidays, we would like to let all our families know the plan for this year.

– All of our centres will be closed on December 22, 23 and 24.
– Spare Time Clubhouse (4251 Ontario Street) will be opened on December 29, 30 and 31, 2014 and January 2, 2015.

Families from any of the centres may attend at that location.

For more detailed information about this year’s plans, please review Winter Break Update – Dec 2014.

Notice on Strike Care Fee

In case of a strike by the BCTF, we will continue to operate some of our buildings, VESTA members will not picket daycare workers, or block access to school sites for families attending daycare.

We will provide full day care (7:30 am – 6 pm) for a daily fee of $27.00 in addition to your regular monthly before and after school care fee. For families on subsidy the daily fee is $11.00 per day. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Spare time Bobolink children should report to Spare Time Challenge Club at Kingsford-Smith School.

We will keep you updated if we receive any further information. For full details please review the Fee Letter September 2014.

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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