Kits in the Park

About

Kits in the Park is a partnership between Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (KHN) and West Side Family Place (WSFP) to provide a daily, outdoor family drop-in for parents/caregivers and preschool aged children. The program will focus on physical literacy activities such as yoga and dance followed by a circle time with songs and stories. Craft activities will use materials children can find easily such as leaves and twigs or will be supplied in individual bags for each child. Participants will be asked to participate in all activities on their blanket in their designated space.

Details

Location 

Arbutus Greenway Park, 2205 West 11th Ave and Carnarvon Park, 2995 W 19th Ave 


Date & Time 

10:00am to 11:00am | Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Arbutus Greenway Park 

10:00am to 11:00am | Tuesday and Thursday at Carnarvon Park  at the corner of 19th and MacKenzie  


Requirements 

Kits House membership (optional) 

Registration will begin on Monday at 8:30am for all sessions that week. Registration will continue throughout the week from 9:00am to noon until all sessions are full.

Call to register that morning at 8:30am:  604 738 2819  


Cost 

Free

Contact

Contact Info

Jimena

jimenav@kitshouse.org

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols related to COVID19

How we will Maintain Safety in the Park:

  • Complete Covid-19 health screening checklist during pre-registration online
  • Complete Covid-19 health screening checklist before admission into Kits in the Park with a KNH or WSFP staff member
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms
    • Fever (see below)
    • Chills
    • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Loss of sense of smell or taste
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Muscle aches
  • Sanitize your hands when entering the park and when leaving the park
  • Wearing masks and shields are encouraged for protection when social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Keep 6ft distance between yourself and others
  • Bring your own blanket to sit on during the program
  • We are not providing shared toys or snacks
  • We will have a maximum capacity of 15 participants in our programs daily

How to tell if your child may be ill:

  • Notice a change of behaviour, appetite and personality
  • Child May be irritable, cranky or sleepy
  • Child may have decreased appetite
  • Child may not be interested in playing or activities as they normally would
  • May have lost their sense of smell or taste

What to do if you or your child is feeling ill at Kits at the Park:

  • Put on a mask and leave the park grounds immediately
  • Notify KNH or WSFP staff that you or your child is feeling ill
  • Call 811 and describe your symptoms
  • Go to https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en and take the Self-Assessment
  • Visit a doctor’s office or virtual doctor through Babylon by Telus App
  • If feeling shortness of breath, please inform staff and they will call 911

What to do if you have been exposed to Covid-19 and you visited our program:

  • Please inform staff at WSFP and KNH immediately as we need to support Public Health with their contact tracing
  • Follow all directions of Public Health (ie. testing/self isolation etc.)