Family Day

Ah, the joys of family day. A day to spend with your loved ones, doing things you love to do and that make you happy. What a great Canadian holiday; originating in Alberta in 1990, the then Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley decided to recognise the hard working people of the state and grant an extra holiday to fall between New Year and Good Friday. It was then adopted over the years by the other provinces. Family day is a way to set time aside, to focus on family bonding and with many festivals and events organised by local communities, there is always something to do.

This year, the B.C. government is partnering with the BC Recreation and Parks Association and the BC Museums Association to fund free virtual and in-person Family Day activities across the province during the Family Day weekend. This ensures that the celebrations are accessible to everyone. Check out this link for more information 

BC Family Day – February 19, 2024 – Province of British Columbia

There is also comedy, theatre, music, skating, lights and more happening all around the lower mainland so there is something for everyone and every age. Vancouver Events This Weekend

With any family, young or old, seeking adventure or cozying up at home; there are always bumps, bruises, knocks and falls along the way. It helps to have a few essential items close at hand in the form of a family first aid kit. 

The Canadian Red Cross Kit Contents – Canadian Red Cross recommend a first aid kit should contain the following:

  • Emergency telephone numbers for EMS/9-1-1, your local poison control centre, and your personal doctors; plus home and office numbers for key family members or friends who can help. Add a pad and pencil for noting things down.
  • Sterile gauze pads (dressings) in small and large squares to place over wounds and eye patches
  • Adhesive tape and bandages in assorted sizes
  • Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling
  • Scissors, tweezers, safety pins and a thermometer
  • Instant ice packs
  • Disposable non-latex gloves and face mask
  • Flashlight, with extra batteries in a separate bag
  • Antiseptic wipes or soap
  • Emergency blanket
  • First aid manual

I’d like to add P3 cream to the end of that list. I mean, obviously, I think it’s the best but, in all seriousness, I believe a natural, topical pain-relief cream is an essential item in any family home. After sports, when muscles ache and weariness is making kids grumpy (it can’t just be mine, right?), a quick massage with P3 Calm will ease the soreness and aid a peaceful night’s sleep to recover, thanks to the added lavender oil. Plus massaging your kids is a wonderful bonding experience. 

In addition it is aspirin-free, paraben-free and alcohol-free and contains many essential oils that are soothing for the skin. So you can be sure there are no unknown nasties being absorbed through the skin and ending up in your children’s bodies.

For parents, the anti-inflammatory properties make it perfect for relieving pain in joints, necks and shoulders which is essential if you’ve been working, on your feet all day or out and about enjoying family day festivities.

Those of the older generation can benefit too as it is ideal for relieving arthritis pain and can be used in conjunction with other medication.

Don’t just take my word for it, check out this review…

Enjoy your family day; spend some time with those you love, doing what you love and let us know how it went.

Best wishes from our family to yours

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