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North Saanich

Be A Kid: Art Party!

Calling all Black, Indigenous and Kids of Colour! Join MAR Kids exploring activities as a group. May is an art party with McTavish Academy of Art.

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Be A Kid: Art Party!
Be A Kid: Art Party!

Time & Location

May 25, 2024, 2:00 p.m. PDT

North Saanich, 1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 5T9, Canada

About the Event

Moms Against Racism Presents... Be a Kid! Each month get together with Black, Indigenous and Kids of Colour to have fun participating in a different activity and building community. This month join us for an Art Party at McTavish Acadmeny Of Art!

Event details:

  • Saturday, May 25th at 2:00pm
  • Art project included
  • Children must be supervised by their adults.
  • You are invited to come early and bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn and gardens at McTavish Academy of Art!
  • Free parking available on-site.

Pricing:

  • Kids: Pay what you can* ( Project included)
  • Adults: $20 for adults who would like to also create art OR free for adults attending to supervise

*If you can afford to, please consider contributing $5-$10 per child. This helps us host more events in a year. If you can't right now, that is okay! We got you. Please email us at info@momsagainstracism.ca if you have questions or concerns.

You MUST register all participants. People who have not registered may be refused access to the event.

Indemnity Information:

Accidents arising from recreation activities occasionally happen. By attending the event, you agree to indemnify and save harmless Moms Against Racism, including their officials, officers, employees and agents from any claim, lawsuit, liability, debt, demand, loss or judgement (including costs, defence expense and interest) whatsoever and howsoever arising either directly or indirectly as a result of participating in this event. You also agree to waive all rights of subrogation or recourse against McTavish Acadmey of Arts and it's affiliates as a result of participating in this event.

Plain language: Participate at your own risk.

About the Be A Kid Program

Every child deserves to play freely, to laugh loudly, and to explore the wonders of the world in a joyfully inquisitive way. Every child deserves the opportunity to try something new, to connect with nature, and to do so without the judgmental and scrutinizing gaze of the people around them.

Unfortunately, for Black, Indigenous and Children of Colour, they often don't get these opportunities.

These children often face barriers when it comes to… being a kid. Barriers to participating in activities like finances, travel, time, lack of knowledge, stigma, fear for safety, and even just feeling like they’re going to stick out or be the only racialized kid there.

Be a Kid events are

  • Fun and welcoming
  • Open to children who identity as BIPOC and their immediate families/caregivers (white family members/caregivers are welcome)
  • Intended to build community. Come ready to meet and talk with new people.

Thank you to our 2024/2025 funder! 

We are so grateful to be running another year of the Be a Kid program funded by the Government of Canada (Financé par le gouvernement du Canada). This program supports our members, the public, and their racialized kids in creating community. This program will help to create opportunities for Black, Indigenous and Children of Colour to connect with each other, in a psychologically and culturally safer environment, while participating in an activity they may otherwise not.

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