Celebrate Family, Kindness and Love with Your Kids Across the Fraser Valley in February

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February is here and love and kindness are in all around us – along with a giant arctic outflow and polar vortex. So, our hearts are warm, but let’s be honest, it is so cold outside.  

 Valentine’s and Family Day are just about here and it’s always nice to try something new with the kids. There are so many events taking place around the Fraser Valley and not all of them mean that you need to bundle up to enjoy them. 

 Family Day Hawaiian Skates – Surrey 

The City of Surrey knows that you’re longing for those beach days and a holiday in the sun. Join them during Family Day weekend at one of three Hawaiian Skates. Admission AND rentals are free and fun, on-ice games including Coconut Bowling, a Shark Toss and Beach Ball Hockey will be taking place. Choose a location or day and lace up with the kids for some tropical fun. 

 North Surrey Arena 
February 16 at 12pm-3:15pm 

 Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena 
February 17 at 11:15am-2:30pm 

 Cloverdale Arena 
February 18 at 10:45am-12:45pm 

 Newton Arena 
February 18 at 11:30am-1:30pm  

 Sketching with Dinosaurs – Surrey 

Maybe skating is still a little too brisk and fast-paced for you. No worries. Why not take the kids to test their creativity and learn a little science along the way? The Surrey Museum will be open after hours for all ages to enjoy the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit and use the dinosaurs as their muse. The event is free but be sure to bring your own drawing supplies. 

 Museum of Surrey 

February 22nd- 5:30pm-8:30pm 

 Family Day at the Fort – Fort Langley 

Spend Family Day at The Fort! Fort Langley National Historic Site will be inviting your family in to experience the traditions of the families of the Fort. From Scottish and Hawaiian to First Nation and Metis, the people who make the magic happen at the Fort want to share their families’ heritages with you. Learn tradition games and songs, taste the food, and prepare for “battle” with Polynesian training. 

 Open from 10am to 5pm with regular rates 

 Starlight Radio Theatre presents “Let There Be Love!” – Abbotsford 

Fun for all ages as the cast takes you to the 1940’s and behind the scene of CKUB Radio. This delightful family-friendly show features The Moonliters Big Band, an outstanding cast of actors, singers, swing dancers and Mel Bowker at the piano! Tickets are $25/Adults, $20/Seniors & Under 18 

 Abbotsford Art Centre 

February 20th to 24th 7:30pm-10:00pm 

Matinees on February 23rd & 24th  

All About Kids & Family Expo – Chilliwack 

More family day fun at Chilliwack Heritage Park. All activities to keep your little ones engaged and delighted. A wonderful way to spend the holiday weekend together with admission rates your wallet will appreciate. Admission is only $3 with children under five being free! 

 Chilliwack Heritage Park 

February 16th & 17th 10:00am-4:00pm 

 Lunar New Year Celebration – Maple Ridge 

Ring in the Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Pig! Featuring traditional Lion Dancers and a Lantern Parade, this is sure to be an event the entire family will enjoy. No cost to attend. 

 11900 Haney Place 

February 22nd 4:00pm-8:00pm 

 Coldest Night of The Year – Multiple Communities  

And even though we can escape the old for a little while and enjoy our family, there is always a way to consider and support those in need in our communities. As a family, you can take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser. Raising funds for charities across the Fraser Valley that support the hungry, homeless and hurting people in our neighbourhoods. It is free for kids to participate and Adult rates vary depending on when your register. 

 Participants can walk 2, 5 or 10km on a safe, looping 5km route. There will be warm drinks and food at the end of the walk. 

 Multiple Locations 

February 23rd 4:00pm Registration with 5:15pm Walk 

 Pink Shirt Day – All Communities  

This year, Pink Shirt Day takes place on Thursday February 27th across Canada. Wear your pink shirt and talk with your kids, neighbours and friends about the impact and destruction of young lives that bullying can cause. Wearing a shirt once a year isn’t enough to break the cycle. We each can choose to stand up to bullies and be kind everyday.  


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