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Family Programs

Family Programs

Family Drop-in Playtime & Activities for Ages 5 and Under.


Check out our Children's Programs for ages 16 months and up! 

Family Centre will be closed: 

  • May 20
  • Weekends & Stat holidays 

Schedule subject to change without notice - please see the calendar linked below or call 250-388-5251 during Front Desk hours for the most current info. 



Wiggles and Giggles  (Parent and Tot, 2-4 yrs) *Everyone Welcome*โ€‹

Join us for active play in the Burnside Activity Centre. Get the wiggles out with this new interactive program that includes games, movement, and fun! The program includes organized games, movement, exercise, and free play. Best suited for ages 2–4 yrs; all children under 5 yrs are welcome. Caregiver participation is required.  Groups may not meet on school holidays and Professional Development Days. *Everyone Welcome*

Mondays  9:30am-10:15am   Drop-in/Free

* Family Centre will not be open during program time.


Fun for Little Ones (Parent and Tot, 2-5 yrs) *Families Only*โ€‹

Enjoy singing, movement, reading and fun with your little ones. The program encourages child development through singing, movement, stories and bonding between child and caregiver. Caregiver participation is required.  

Tuesdays  9:30am – 10:15am Drop-in/Free  


Toddler Arts and Crafts -  Drop-In (2–5 yrs) *Families Only*โ€‹

Explore your creative side! Each week features a different craft designed with the preschooler in mind. Smocks and soap provided. Creative activities can be messy, so please dress children appropriately.  Caregiver participation is required. *Families Only*

Wednesdays  9:30am-10:30am Drop-In/$1 per family and daycare child


Parent and Tot Playgroup (0 to 5 yrs) *Everyone Welcome*

This is an opportunity for young children and their caregivers to meet and play in an informal atmosphere with toys, and books. Snacks provided. Groups may not meet on school holidays and Professional Development Days.  Drop-In/Free *Everyone Welcome*

Mondays        10:15-12pm  

Tuesdays       10:15-12pm

Wednesdays  10:30-12pm  

Thursdays     5:30pm-6:30pm 


Family Dinner & Drop-In   (Family/Children Ages 0-18)

Families are invited for a delicious dinner prepared by staff and volunteers every Thursday evening. After dinner, stay and have a play in the family centre after dinner. Assistance with set-up and clean-up is appreciated. Dinner is served at 5pm.  Suggested donation $2 per family.

Thursday Dinner: 5pm-6pm     

    PLEASE NOTE TIMES AND AGES for Family Dinner 

    Family Centre Drop-In: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Children 0-6 yrs must be accompanied by a parent


Nobody's Perfect is a place where parents can:
MEET with other parents of young children (ages 0-5)
SHARE questions or concerns and ideas about being a parent
LEARN about child development, safety, health and behaviour
TALK about real-life parenting experiences
WORK together with the support of a trained facilitator
DISCOVER ways of positive parenting

Within a group setting, parents participate in facilitated sessions that:

  • promote positive parenting
  • increase parents' understanding of children's health, safety, and behaviour
  • help parents build on the skills they have and learn new ones
  • improve parents' self-esteem and coping skills
  • increase self-help and mutual support
  • bring them in contact with community services and resources
  • help prevent family violence

Fridays, May 17 - June 28. Please note this is a registered program. Call today to book your spot. 

+ City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs. Call 250-388-5251 to register. Payment is required at the time of registration. 

Please note: The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holiday dates and weekends. Schedule subject to change without notice - please call 250-388-5251 during Front Desk hours for the most current info. 

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