Please email the HHL contact: ‘email@example.com for the home school support group meeting location. It is in Surrey (northwest) – particularly accessible to residents of Surrey, North Delta, New Westminster.
Summer Park Days
HHL Park or Games Days – HHL Field Trips
General Homeschool Activity / Events in lower mainland
HERITAGE HOME LEARNERS
2022 – 2023 Season
Summer Park Days:
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Bring your own lunch. Unstructured.
Alternating a nature park with a water / playground park
Saturday Park days will be cancelled with rain (however, you are free to continue with your family if desired!). The Saturday choices are intended for complete family attendance – including the Dads – an excellent opportunity for them to give and receive support as homeschool dads.
For the Tuesday Park Days, if it is rainy, we will have a DVD and games time indoors in the church basement. HHL library available. Time will be changed to 1:30 – 3:30 PM
An email message on the day- of will be sent to the HHL mailing list to confirm for all Park Days.
JUNE 14, Tuesday, Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey), See:https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/surrey-parks/surrey-nature-centre , with a walk into Green Timbers Lake Park.
JUNE 28, Tuesday, Fort Langley (23433 Mavis Ave, Langley City). See: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley.
Time: changed for this self-directed ‘field trip’ 10:45 AM (to enter at 11) and stay until 1 – 2 PM (to miss rush hour). The Fort is open 10 am to 5 pm.
Cost: 18 and older cost $8.50, all under 18 are free.
The cafe is closed, as well as the theatre and exhibit space.
Other details: Bring your own lunch.
July 16, Saturday, Redwood Park (17900 – 20 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/redwood-park
JULY 26, Tuesday, Blackie Spit (3136 McBride Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/blackie-spit-park
AUGUST 13, Saturday, Centennial beach, (12th Avenue and Boundary Bay Road in Tsawwassen, Delta). See: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/reservable-facilities/facilities/centennial-beach. You can get there by taking Highway 99 south from Vancouver, and turning off south at the Tsawwassen/B.C. Ferry exit (Highway 17). Turn left on 56th Avenue and then left again on 12th Avenue.
AUG 23, Tuesday, Annieville Park, (9150 112 Street, North Delta). See: https://www.delta.ca/parks-recreation/parks-trails/park-and-amenity-search/annieville-lions-park
New West Homeschool Family Summer Park Days,
Dates: every Wednesday.
Time: 10:30ish until whenever you and your family need/want to leave.
Details: All dates are weather dependent, there will NOT be an official “cancelled” email. All families will use their own discretion, and attend / dress for the weather. These parks have spray park options.
Schedule and park locations:
June 15 – Hume (526 Kelly St, New Westminster, BC).
June 22 – Cariboo (7735 Cariboo Rd, Burnaby, BC).
June 29 – Grimston (1900 7th Ave, New Westminster, BC).
July 6 – Hume
July 13 – Cariboo
July 20 – Grimston
July 27 – Hume
August 3 – Cariboo
August 10 – Grimston
August 17 – Hume
August 24 – Cariboo
August 31 – Grimston
2022 – 2023 Calendar of Meetings:
Meeting schedule the third * Monday of every month 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
(Sept to June)
*altered when needed for: the statutory holidays and June.
Sharing and prayer are an important part of our meetings, meaningful support is our goal.
SEPTEMBER 19 – “Meet and Greet”: Welcome new inquiring moms and new / existing members. Update on each other and what are your plans for the new year. Bring curriculum as desired. A group discussion (shared task to facilitate discussion).
Business: Registration and Annual Membership fee – register or re-register (update info for print directory).
Assess calendar topics – especially Creation Science in April.
Planning for Field Trips, Activity (Park Days). Decide frequency and who will take responsibility. Facebook group (private): ? manages it. The HHL Facebook
group works in cooperation with our face-to-face group.
OCTOBER 17 – “Generation Changers and Resources”. Dads are invited. Each attendee to research and present 2 – 3 organizations to report on with resources, activities and volunteer opportunities. A group discussion (shared task to facilitate discussion).
NOVEMBER 21 – “Refreshing yourself as Homeschool Mom – Preventing Burn Out”.
DECEMBER 12* – “Annual Christmas Social – Sharing praise and prayer with Alumni”.
Appetizer Pot luck at the church. Starter question if needed? (Renee to invite). A group discussion (shared task to facilitate discussion).
JANUARY 16 –‘Life Sk8lls and Habits”. A group discussion (shared task to facilitate discussion).
FEBRUARY 13 (to avoid BC Family Day Feb 21) – “Post Secondary admissions and Transcripts, The recent experience of an HHL traditional student.” Presented by Renee – HHL member)
MARCH 20 – “Alumni presentation”, To be announced. HHL Alumni, Dawn C to facilitate / present. (Renee, to request)
Opportunity for selling second hand materials. Note: Second hand sale in Abbotsford in April. A lot of second-hand book selling happens on Facebook these days. There are a few Facebook groups in our area a person can join to see materials people have posted and make arrangements to pick them up at the person’s home. Some people also post on Craigslist.
APRIL 28 – note Friday, starting time 7:00 PM. Creation Science Association of BC (https://creationbc.org/) presentation for local homeschool community (7th annual). Topic: tba., may be astonomy theme. With resource tables. Invite our families, and other homeschool groups. (Renee to contact and invite homeschool groups in broader community).
MAY 15 – “Homeschooling: Curriculum choices” – For all homeschooling families, new and experienced moms trying to keep an eye on curriculum development and new opportunities (plus it helps us to help the new families).. The curriculum evening will be hosted by a local homeschool curriculum store owner OR DL school librarian tba. Curriculum / books may be available for purchasing. Invitation open to neighbouring homeschool groups.
JUNE 6 * – “Planning meeting for next season” (Planning calendar provided). Meetings and summer Park Days
Attendees are the Administration Team for next season.
Bring your ideas for topics / speakers for next season.
Come with feedback from the past year – What were your favorite speakers / topics? What were the most helpful meetings? What meeting blessed you the most, and which one(s) disappointed you. Review, assess and identify possible alternatives and solutions.
Feedback about administration and format of the group.
Business: Registration and Annual Membership fee – register or re-register (update info for print directory). Pre-payment in June allows you to borrow library materials over the summer.
Annual treasurer’s report.
As needed ‘election’ of position holders – see ‘contacts’ tab on HHL website: https://sites.google.com/site/heritagehomelearnersgroup/contacts. Banking changes require formal minutes to be compiled for bank – minutes to be approved and signed.
The ‘Snack’ volunteer will open and close with prayer (or ask someone else to do this. Moderation of the meeting – all attendees will be responsible to help facilitate the discussion. The HHL member that confirms the speaker is to provide a week-prior reminder, introduce and conclude the meeting, and send a thank you to the speaker within a week post- meeting.
Avoid Nov to Feb for speakers or invites to other homeschool groups due to possible winter conditions for travelling.
Regarding meeting topics, flexibility will be exercised to accommodate, including flexibility for special opportunities / speakers / unique needs / topics of members. Please communicate your ideas and recommendations via the HHL email. Also, consider: to have a meeting for the Dads.
for evening meetings (schedule to be completed at Sept meeting)
Dec. – appy potluck – everyone.
Apr. – Not required due to Creation Science presentation.
May – Not required due to presentation
Jun. – Renée.
Twice a month HHL Park or Game Days
Purpose: (started 2021). During the traditional school year, for the purpose of providing more social interaction for our children. These Park Days or Games Days (indoor location if the weather is inclement) will be held on the 2nd and 4thTuesday of every month. The time slot is 1:30 – 3:30 PM. Final reminder and confirmation of park or games day location to arrive in your inbox on the day of the Park Day.
Tuesday, Sept 13). We will be meeting at the playground of Robson Park (12678 – 100 Avenue, Surrey BC) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/robson-park
Tuesday, Sept 27. Cloverdale Athletic Park. See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/cloverdale-athletic-park
Tuesday, Oct 11. Fleetwood Park (15802 – 80 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/fleetwood-park
Tuesday, Oct 25 Tynehead Park (Salmon homecoming). (16689 96 Ave, Surrey). See: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/tynehead-regional- park
Tuesday, Nov 15
Tuesday, Nov 29
Tuesday, Dec 6 Burnaby Village (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby). See: https://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/. To be confirmed.
Tuesday, Dec 20 (ditto above if unable to go due to rain.)
Tuesday, Jan 10
Tuesday, Jan 24
Tuesday, Feb 7
Tuesday, Feb 21
Tuesday, March 14
Tuesday, March 28
Tuesday, April 11
Tuesday, April 25
Tuesday, May 9
Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday, June 13
Tuesday, June 27
Park options (key words: playground, trails and washrooms). We also choose parks not connected to schools.
Whalley, City Centre area:
Bear Creek Park (13750 – 88 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/bear-creek-park
Bolivar Park (13591 Crestview Drive, Surrey) See: https://www.surrey.ca/activities-parks-recreation/parks/bolivar-park
Hawthorne Park (10513 – 144 Street, Surrey BC) See: https://www.surrey.ca/activities-parks- recreation/parks/hawthorne-rotary-park
Robertson Drive (12714 – 92 Avenue, Surrey) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/robertson-drive-park
Royal Kwantlen (13035 – 104 Avenue, Surrey) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/royal-kwantlen-park
Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers Park (14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey), See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/surrey-parks/surrey-nature-centre
Green Timbers Urban Forest Park (14600 Block of 100 Avenue). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/green-timbers-urban-forest
Fleetwood Park (15802 – 80 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/fleetwood-park
Surrey Bend Regional Park 17775 104 Ave, Surrey). See: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/surrey-bend-regional-park
Tynehead Regional Park (Salmon homecoming). (16689 96 Ave, Surrey). See: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/tynehead-regional-park
Port Kells Park (19340 – 88 Avenue, Surrey ) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/port-kells-park
Hazelnut Meadows Community Park, (14069 – 68 Avenue, Surrey) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/hazelnut-meadows-community-park.
Sullivan Park (6272 – 152 Street, Surrey) See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/sullivan-park
Clayton Park, (18513 – 70 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/clayton-park
South Surrey area:
Blackie Spit (3136 McBride Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/blackie-spit-park
Redwood Park (17900 – 20 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/redwood-park
South Surrey Athletic Park (14600 – 20 Avenue, Surrey). See: https://www.surrey.ca/parks- recreation/parks/south-surrey-athletic-park
Annieville Park, (9150 112 Street, North Delta). See: https://www.delta.ca/parks-recreation/parks-trails/park-and-amenity-search/annieville-lions-park
Queens Park (1st St and 3rd Ave, New Westminster). See: https://www.newwestcity.ca/parks-and-recreation/parks/community-parks/articles/5437.php
HHL Field Trips
We will consider organizing 1 -2 Field Trips for this year. Ideas: VSO in Nov or Feb. Fort Langley, Greater Vancouver Zoo – these intended with group rate discounts. Other ideas are welcome.
Note: TLA Field Trips are usually available for non-TLA students also. See: https://schoolathome.ca/community/ & https://schoolathome.ca/events/
General Homeschool Activity / Events in lower mainland
Not going back to school picnics
Swimming (10 sessions at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex) and skating – registration starting in August. www.surrey.ca click on ‘culture and rec’, ‘activities search and register’.
For complete instructions (search words) see HHL website ‘Resources – by subject’ tab – Phys ed subpage: (https://sites.google.com/site/heritagehomelearnersgroup/resources—by- subject/phys-ed).
Check Sungod pool for Delta lessons.
Bird migration, Salmon ‘homecoming’ begins
Nov. – Remembrance Day events at local cenotaphs – usually start at 10:30 – check
newspaper for info.
Reg begins for SSLC swim for the Jan sessions.
Dec. – Annual Christmas Social with HHL Alumni
Jan. – Swimming session (SSLC) (see Sept)
Missions Fest – Vancouver (last weekend in Jan) https://www.missionsfestvancouver.ca/
Feb. – Family Day – check www.surrey.ca , click on ‘culture and rec’, and ‘events’ – often free swim/skate in select locations.
Mar. – Reg for SSLC swim for the April sessions
Apr. – Swimming session / skating (SSLC)
Surrey Environmental Extravaganza events – Apr to June) many free family events (local nature). Check www.surrey.ca , click on ‘culture and rec’, ‘parks’, ‘programs and events in parks’, ‘public programs’, ‘environmental extravaganza’
‘Used book’ sales begin (Abbotsford) Also check Facebook and other internet sites.
May – B C Homelearners Conference (organized by DL schools TLA and Regent).
EQUIP the HOME, EDUCATE the HANDS, ENCOURAGE the HEART. Our vision for this conference is to come from a Christian perspective, ministering to the needs of Christian families, both registered and enrolled – all are invited to attend.
Friday and Saturday end of May (9-5). Vendor hall: TWU’s “Atrium”.
Conference website www.bchlc.ca
Surrey Children’s Festival (end of May ) See city of Surrey website:
Jun. – TLA Track and Field Sports Day
Homeschool sports day – Langley Home Educators Association. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Sports Day – New Life Homeschool support group in Burnaby. http://newlifehomeschool.com/
Note: TLA field trips throughout the year.
Some field trips are open for non-TLA families, provided there is space. Field trips are posted on the website and families are welcome to check this out regularly. Contact TLA for availability, details and payment. https://schoolathome.ca/events/ home page,- our community, – events and field trips
TLA field trip opportunities will be ‘forwarded’ to the HHL email list.
Other DL schools can also be included in this information sharing with our membership via a ‘forward’ from families who are registered / enrolled with their school or by sending their info to the Heritage Home Learners email (email@example.com).