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Family Programs

Family Programs

Spring & Summer 2017

Be sure to also check out our Children's Programs for ages 16 months and up. New programs include: Musical Expressions, Sportball programs and free Tennis lessons!


The Community Centre is closed: 

Schedule subject to change without notice - please call 250-388-5251 for more current info. 

Wiggles and Giggles (Parent and Tot, 2-4 yrs)                    

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.


M           10:00am-11:00am  

  • Apr 3 – Aug 28 

Fun for Little Ones (Parent and Tot, 2-5 yrs)

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


T             9:30am – 10:30am

  • Apr 4 – Aug 29 | July and Aug: program runs in Rudd Park (Aug 22nd Summer Wrap Up – Location TBD)

Toddler Art Drop-In (2–5 yrs)                    

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.

Drop-In/$1 per family and daycare child

W     9:30am-10:30am               

  • Apr 5 – Aug 30 ​

Parent and Tot Playgroup (0 to 5 yrs)

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.  Please check website for possible closed dates during summer months.


  • Apr 3 – Aug 31   

M           11am-12pm | Closed: June 26, July 3, July 31 & Aug 28

T            10:30am-12pm | Closed:  June 27, July 4, Aug 1, Aug 29          

W           10:30am-12pm | Closed:  June 28, July 5, Aug 2, Aug 30

Th           5:30pm-6:30pm | Closed during Summer months.  Outdoor play encouraged. 

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 center after dinner. Assistance with set-up and clean-up is appreciated. Dinner is served at 5pm. Suggested donation $2 per family.

Th           5pm-6pm    

  • April 6 – Aug 31 | July & Aug: outdoor BBQ dinner - check back for more details!

TIMES AND AGES for Family Dinner: Family w/ Children ages 0-18

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

+ 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 for more current info.