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Family Support In BC Has A New Name

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Family Support Institute of BC LogoIt’s Official – Family Support in BC has a new name.

October 2, 2015: New Westminster, B.C. – The Family Support Institute Board of Directors, over the last several years, has been contemplating how FSI can be better represented as having a provincial scope. Their official name was the West Coast Family Support Institute Society which implied that they only served families living on the Westcoast of BC, when they actively serve people ALL ACROSS our province. At FSI’s AGM on June 12, 2015, the membership unanimously voted to approve a special resolution to approve a society name change from the “West Coast Family Support Institute Society” to the “Family Support Institute of BC Society” (FSIBC). They feel this name change will help people to see that they are a provincial society in all aspects of their work. (more…)


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My Experience Local BC, a visual tour

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Accent Inn’s, Pam Chung likes to Experience Local and is not only known for her friendly smile but also for her keen eye.

Pam has kindly shared some of her visual experiences, captured on film (or sd card..) of her local travels around Victoria, Vancouver and more.

Remember to enter the Experience Local contest (Aug 5 – 31, 2013)  and add your own suggestions to the site.

Sit back, relax and Experience Local BC through Pam’s eyes.



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BC Summer Institute for Inclusive Learning

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

BC Summer Institute 2013Early bird registration is now live!

The 2013 BC Summer Institute is led by the Family Support Institute in beautiful Vancouver. This event is designed to provide a robust learning environment that will facilitate strategic approaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in BC’s elementary and secondary schools.


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Whitecaps FC And Adidas Helping Youth

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The following is a reprint from the Whitecaps FC blog and we thank them:

On the Saturday (of the long weekend) morning as the sun beamed down on the Minoru Oval in Richmond Vancouver, eight U16 girls’ teams and eight U16 boys’ teams arrived to stake their claim for their respective titles. The invite-only tournament consisted of players from the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL), who were eager to show-case their pre-season form. “On behalf of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and its participating clubs, I would like to thank adidas Canada for once again offering us the opportunity to be exclusive participants in the adidas Champions Cup,” said David Haber, president of the BCSPL. “This event provides our U-16 teams with an ideal competitive environment as they prepare for the fall season of the league, which starts on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.” (more…)


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Ever been to a West Coast Snowball Fight?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012


Snowball fight in the West

Westcoast snowball fight, not what you think!

What does a snowball fight look like in Victoria or Vancouver? Well, you get a small group of people,dress the men in funny pants, give them each a bag full of sticks with bent ends and some small dimpled white balls and then release them onto a Golf Course. That’s right! On the West Coast we consider the golf ball a reasonable replacement for a snow ball.

And while we do like to believe that it never snows here, the fact is that it rarely snows and our Golf Courses are open year round. In fact winter golf is often less expensive and less crowded. (more…)


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Pacific Salmon Fund Donations Will Be Matched!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Help the pacific Salmon Foundation save the Salmon

Help PSF save the Salmon

As a key partner in Accent Inns fish for the future program we are excited to re- post this great opportunity to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Thanks must also go to the Victoria Foundation for their incredible support.

After you’ve read the post below learn more about Accent Inns Fish for the Future program and how you can support the Pacific Salmon Foundation all year round just by reserving at Accent Inns in B.C., follow the link or go to  

Re-post from the Pacific Salmon Foundation:

Donate to the Pacific Salmon Conservation Fund and Your Donation Will Be Matched! (more…)


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Top 4 reasons you must try a float plane ride

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Harbour Air float planes from Victoria to Vancovuer

Harbour Air - Victoria to Vancouver -offers some great views

Although I’ve lived in Victoria all my life,  I’ve never had occasion to fly with Harbour Air to Vancouver before. Well I finally made the trip from Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour over to Vancouver’s, landing right in front of Canada Place and Stanley park.

1. The take-off and landing themselves are incredible. These planes can shoot up into the sky at a moment’s notice or land on a tiny piece of water, making them ideal for flights into harbours, inlets and small lakes. (more…)


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