Any grade 12’s out there want to train like an RCMP For a Week For FREEEEEE?!?!

You guys, this is such a great opportunity if you are thinking about becoming an RCMP officer.


If you are a grade 12 student Female or Male you can have an opportunity to train like a Mountie for a week for FREE.  Yes that’s right FREE.   Travel = FREE, Accommodation= FREE and Meals = FREE.

Date:  March 23 -27 2020

Location:  RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan

Cost:  FREE!


Here are some Activities that may be included:

  • fitness session
  • drill class
  • driving simulation
  • police defensive tactics
  • a tour of the RCMP Heritage Centre (
  • and much more


The deadline to register is January 31st and I believe they will only take a few kids from each area.  So if interested come see Ms. Bramley ASAP to get more information.

Sustainabiliteens: North Shore

Sustainabiliteens: North Shore

The pursuit of climate justice has emerged as one of the most important and urgent global issues of our time, and the voices of youth have risen as a powerful force in organizing for change.

Do you know a North Shore teen passionate about climate justice?

North Shore students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 have the opportunity to join as founding members of Sustainabiliteens: North Shore Chapter, a fully autonomous youth-led effort to build community and organize for change.

Applications are open until 4pm on Wednesday, January 29.
Click here for more information.

Escape Adventures Bike and Adventure Camps Paid Positions


We are looking for individuals that are independent minded and interested in providing Escape Adventures with their best effort.  This looks different for each student hired as it will be dependent on their age, maturity and level of experience.  They need to be able to ride a bike with confidence on trails from gravel to highly technical.  This means we have some Coaches that ride the beginner and intermediate trails and others that ride the more advance trails.  We need both types of Coaches.

We hire Gr 8s as volunteers and ask that they commit to 2 weeks of the 2020 season (March Break to end of October).  Gr 9s and older are hired as paid Coaches.  Typical pay is minimum wage – $13.85 until end of May; $14.60 for the rest of 2020.

Beneficial Additions:

  • St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid 1 Day Course
  • High Five North Van Rec Course
  • NCCP Level 1
  • PMBI – Professional Mountain Biking Instructor Certificate

The following link provides additional information.

I encourage students to act now if they are interested in working for Escape.  Last year, we received many resumes in May and June.  By then, Coaches are hired and training is starting.

Operation: This IS You. Saving lives at Sea. Free Event for Girls



Achieve Anything Foundation – Operation: This IS You!

Operation: This IS You! Saving Lives at Sea FREE Event for Girls & Women

Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) partners with Achieve Anything Foundation to offer a hands-on taste of marine search and rescue in Coastal BC

Vancouver, BC – January 8, 2020 – The Achieve Anything Foundation announces that applications are open for an exciting new Operation: This IS You! hands-on experience event to be held with RCMSAR in White Rock, B.C. Saturday February 22.

Participants will get a first-hand look into the rewarding work of marine SAR – hands-on! Activities include on the water and shoreside searches, rescues, man overboard, first aid scenarios, SAR equipment/gear use, dewatering stations and more! The event is completely free to attend and is open to women and girls age 14 and up.

The event is by invitation only and applications must be made in advance on the Foundation’s website. Those selected and invited must further complete the RSVP process by the specified deadlines in order to be admitted to the event. While there is no maximum age for women to apply, all applicants should self-assess they are sufficiently mobile/agile to board vessels and participate in the day’s activities.

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) is a charitable, volunteer-based organization that operates 33 marine rescue stations on the B.C. Coast and Interior. From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies. RCMSAR is a key part of the marine search and rescue system and works within one of the most challenging search and rescue regions in the world. RCMSAR volunteers conduct, on average, 800 marine rescues every year, approximately 1/3 of all marine emergencies. Volunteers stand ready to leave their jobs and their families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water – even in the worst possible weather. RCMSAR crews are highly trained and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast.

The Achieve Anything Foundation is a federally incorporated not-for-profit with a mission to inspire female future leaders from shop floor to top floor in high-tech STEM fields, where women are drastically under-represented. The Foundation offers incredible, hands-on experience events in the native environments of agency and industry partners under a program called Operation: This IS You!. Foundation events, projects and programs are always free to participants to prevent barriers to participation. The Foundation also spearheads the signature annual The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! event which is the world’s largest gender diversity outreach event of its kind in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. This completely free international event is open to everyone regardless of age, gender or citizenship. It’s held annually in early October in honour of International Day of the Girl, a Canadian-driven UN Observance.


If you are interested in this please see Ms. Bramley for more information.

Vancouver Aquarium Youth Team Opportunities for Spring and Summer Break



Tuesday January 14th we are hosting an info session for Youth and parents to come and learn more about the YouthToSea program and the commitment involved with it. 7:00pm at the Aquarium.

Please email to register spaces are limited.

Ocean Wise is proud to be launching our YouthToSea Spring and Summer Leadership Programs in 2020. For those of you involved in youth volunteering in the past, this program is our AquaCamps Work Experience program, but amped up to offer more development/opportunity.

These programs are designed to offer youth (14-18) an opportunity to build their personal leadership, problem-solving and life skills. Youth in the program will volunteer in our AquaCamps at the Vancouver Aquarium during our Spring or Summer sessions working with children. Youth volunteers will expand their social network, increase their marine conservation knowledge, connect with their community and gain employment skills.


Students who complete the Leadership Program will receive:

  • 120+ hours of volunteer service
  • Ocean Wise Animal Handling Certification
  • WHMIS Certification
  • CAN Autism Training
  • Ocean Wise Leadership Program Certificate of Completion
  • Opportunity to join member-only workshops/events at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Valuable work experience and professional contacts

There is also an opportunity to complete an original ocean conservation service project of their choosing with an Ocean Wise mentor as well as access to the YouthToSea Microgrants – where students can apply for grants to fund their ocean service ideas! Youth who complete the program will be invited to the Showcase event in October 2020 – which is a weekend of outdoor learning including camp activities, water activities, presentations, networking opportunities and fun & games of course! The program is fully funded, there is no cost to the students to participate – all offsite training and certifications are included.

If you’re interested by cannot commit to the full placement, we will still have a few part-time positions available which have a much lower hour commitment.

Returning Aquarium volunteers will be given first opportunity to sign up for the program in Spring and Summer. There is no need to re-apply on the website, if you are interested in the program please contact to let us know which placement you are interested in by the application date!

More information including how to apply, placement dates/times, and FAQ’s can be found at:





Find your perfect fit at a fair exploring careers in trades and technology. Hosted by NVSD44

Please join NVSD44 as we host an evening for Parents and Students to help you find your perfect fit at a fair exploring careers in trades and technology.   An evening not to disappoint or miss out on.  See link below to register for this event.



Find your perfect fit at a fair exploring careers in trades and technology

January 27th, 2020 6:00pm – 8:45pm 5th Floor, Education Services Centre 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Free underground parking.

Exhibitors: Architects, Fashion Designers, Interior Designers, Electricians, Ironworkers, Welders, Auto and Motorcycle Mechanics, Engineers, Holographic Creators, and everything in between! Microsoft, BCIT, Vancouver Community College, VCAD, Vancouver Coastal Health, Canadian Coast Guard, Capilano University, ITA BC, Seaspan, Ashton Service, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, JCI Institute, Automotive Retailers Association, + many more.

Featuring the “Speaker’s Spotlight”

6:10pm Education Pathways Without Debt
6:30pm Women in the Trades
6:55pm SEASPAN
7:15pm Demand in Automotive & Motorcycle Sectors

Limited Registration
120 people per sessionSESSION 1 6:00 – 7:15PM
SESSION 2 7:15 – 8:45PM

RSVP by: January 23rd, 2020, 12:00pm



Parkgate Community Centre Volunteers Needed


Volunteering opportunities we have until March / Spring Break. FYI, you don’t have to commit to every week. Pick and choose what dates/times work for you and just let me know!

Volunteering With Children:

1. Children’s Pottery Classes, Volunteer Helper:
– Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
– Saturdays 10:30-11:30am
– Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm

2. Kids Cooking Class, Volunteer Helper: Mondays after school 3:30-5:30

3. Daycare – Play with Kids: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
9-11am or 3:30-5:30pm / 4-6pm

4. Daycare – Help prepare snacks for 3-5 year olds: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
8am – 9am:

5. Birthday Party Assistant: Sunday, Jan 12th Veggie Sushi Party for 6 yr olds
3:30 – 5:30 in the Kitchen and Mary Hunter Hall

6. Birthday Party Assistant: Saturday, Jan 25th Pottery Party for 6 yr olds
1:00-3:00pm in the Pottery Studio

7. Sports Class Assistant for the following Saturday classes:

a) Soccer 3-5 Year Olds, Saturdays, 10-10:30am
b) Ball Sports 2-4 Year Olds, Saturdays, 10:35-11:05am
c) Soccer 3-5 Year Olds, Saturdays, 11:10-11:40am
d) Sports – All Sorts 3-5 Year Olds, Saturdays, 11:45am-12:15pm
e) Floor Hockey 3-5 Year Olds, Saturdays, 12:20-12:50pm

Volunteering With Pre-teens:

1. Volunteer with local youth in our School’s Out Program, Mondays and Tuesdays, 3pm – 5pm.

Parkgate Society has started a new after school program for Cove Cliff youth in grades 5-7. “School’s Out” will feature swimming at Ron Andrews, arts and crafts, sports, cooking, ice skating, laser tag, complimentary snacks and bus pass, and much more!

Volunteering With Older Adults:

1. Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10am-4pm: Help our seniors with dementia to do fun activities in My Parkgate BREAK

2. Wednesdays, between 11am-3pm: Help our seniors with dementia to do fun activities in My Parkgate Mini BREAK.

(Parkgate Society is starting a new one day a week dementia program to accommodate the people on the waiting list for My Parkgate Break. This mini program is a scaled-down version of our My Parkgate BREAK program and will feature lunch, social time, and brain/body fitness.)

3. Tuesdays, February 4, 18, March 3, 17, 11-2:30: Help a senior with their shopping. Parkgate Society is starting a new Access Bus to help isolated seniors get out and shop. Private bus transportation provided.

4. Various days: Volunteer drivers to help people without vehicles get to their Parkgate programs (through NSCR Better at Home)

Please see Ms. Bramley if there is anything you might be interested in.  Some great opportunities here.  Earn 4 extra credits by using this as Work Experience.

Lynn Valley Care Centre Volunteer Opportunities.

1070 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 1Z8






Escort Residents to various activities; assist Recreation Staff with activities



9 to 11:30 a.m.


2 to 4 p.m.


Tuesday, Thursday



Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.





1:30 to 2:15 p.m.


Monday & Wednesday


VISITORS – conversation, musical entertainment, games, reading, escorting Residents to & from dining room; mealtime assisting, etc.


Various times are available, morning or afternoon; any time between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.;

but especially 4 to 6 p.m.



MANOR & Lodge:

Any day of the week



ESCORT RESIDENTS to/from CHURCH SERVICES (in house) & Visiting Residents



2 to 4 p.m.







9:30 a.m. to 12 noon





SECURITY VOLUNTEER– greet visitors & give directions; keep Residents safe; record keeping


5 to 7 p.m.





Monday to Friday







Flexible times


Flexible days





10 a.m. to 12 noon







1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


(once per mo.) days vary






Time to be arranged


Flexible days





2 to 4 p.m.



For more information, please contact: Eunice Kruse, Coordinator of Volunteers 604-982-3709;

Please come see Ms. Bramley for an application form.

Volunteer for The 28th Annual Wellness Show January 31st, February 1 & 2, 2020.


We are in the planning stages of the 28th Annual Wellness Show. Once again we will require a large number of volunteers and appreciate your support. The volunteer hours are as follows:


Friday            January 31st              5:30pm – 7:30pm         (set-up 12:00 noon-6:00 pm)

Saturday        February 1st              9:00 am – 7:30 pm        (show 10:00 am-7:00 pm)

Sunday           February 2nd             9:00 am – 6:30 pm        (show 10:00 am-6:00 pm)

                                                                   6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (tear-down) 


A Volunteer Orientation Meeting will be held on Friday, January 31st at 5:00 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre (west building).

2 Complimentary tickets to the show will be given out to all volunteers after their first shift.

Register by contacting Kaitlyn Unwin at 604-983-2794 or




UBC Sauder BCom Information Session

Sign up for a UBC Sauder BCom Information Session to see if a Bachelor of Commerce degree is the right fit for you. Find more information and register at:

These small gatherings provide a casual setting for prospective students in grades 8-12 to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program.

We invite counsellors and teachers to encourage their students and classes to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their career possibilities in business. The upcoming sessions are as follows:

  • November 2nd 2019: 9:00am – 12:30pm – BCom Fall Preview 2019
  • January 20th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm – BCom Information Session and Building Tours
  • February 14th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm – BCom Information Session and Building Tours
  • March 7th: 9:00 am – 11:00 am – More details for this event will be release soon.
  • March 27th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm – BCom Information Session and Building Tours
  • April: TBD – More details for this event will be release soon