Fri, Apr 28|
Be A Kid: Victoria Bug Zoo
Calling all Black, Indigenous and Kids of Colour! Join MAR Kids exploring activities as a group. April is the Victoria Bug Zoo.
Time & Location
Apr 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
Victoria, 631 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8, Canada
About the Event
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.
This month join us as we explore the Victoria Bug Zoo.
- Friday, April 28th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
- Space is limited to 50 people
- Event is open to children who identity as BIPOC and their immediate families/caregivers (white family members/caregivers are welcome)
- Open to residents in the Greater Victoria Area / Southern Vancouver Island
- You MUST register all participants. People who have not registered may be turned away at the door due to capacity limitations.
- Entrance is by donation. All costs have been covered and we invite you to be our guest at this activity. If, however, you have the ability to financially contribute, this would allow us to cover the cost for more children at future activities.
We are grateful to the Victoria Foundation for funding our Be A Kid Program through their Victoria Foundation Community Grants Program. This program supports our members 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.