Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Summer Camps and Activities

It’s June, and time to look for activities that will keep your bright children happily engaged though the summer months.  I can suggest three that you may want to investigate, although of course you should always look into local offerings. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Parent Conference

My last post questioned what was happening on Vancouver Island for the children we are calling gifted.  Perhaps the Vancouver Island Parent Conference will provide more answers this year. I attended the conference last year and was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving Soc. Seminar

The British Columbia branch of the international Odyssey of the Mind organization is registered as the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS). They are co-hosting a seminar in Coquitlam on Oct.20th. Odyssey of the Mind describes itself as: an international educational program that … Continue reading

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Educators of Gifted in BC

The teachers of children described as gifted and talented employed by school districts are few in number.  However, they have an association (AEGTCCBC)  to support each other and the children in the province. Their annual conference is open to parents … Continue reading

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AGM for GCABC on May 7th

The Gifted Children’s Association of British Columbia is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 7th at Choice School in Richmond, 1 – 4 pm. The GCABC has suffered a decline in its membership in recent years, so this is … Continue reading

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Advocacy Workshop on Saturday, April 23

I am hosting the next parent advocacy workshop this coming Saturday, and this time it will take place in Saanich School District. If you’re not sure where Saanich is, you may not be aware that you drive through it whenever … Continue reading

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Anxiety Seminar

Many parents of gifted children watch them experience anxiety.  There are many reasons, but often it is based on the realization that the cognitive development of children described as gifted is not in sync with their classmates of the same age. … Continue reading

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Special Needs Advocacy Conference, Sat. April 2nd

The conference on Advocating for Special Needs Children in BC Schools has been listed on our Events page for months, and it promises to be a remarkable event.  The last blog we posted on this site focussed on the importance of parents working … Continue reading

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Conference by BC Parents of Special Needs Children

I want to celebrate International Women’s Day by focussing on a group of remarkable women who have an impressive track record in advocacy. Their individual accomplishments are impressive but collectively they have come together as The BC Parents of Special Needs … Continue reading

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Advocacy Workshop: Saturday, March 5

A couple of days ago I was critical of the parent conference I attended. It occurred to me that I should explain my own approach to working with parents, specifically in my upcoming workshop on Saturday. First of all, I … Continue reading

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