Hey friends!

Are you starting Kindergarten this year? Then have we got a COOL event for you: Pete the Cat’s “First Steps to School” Fair!

Community organizations focused on early learning have collaborated to provide this event for preschool aged children and their adults. They can enjoy a fun experience that helps familiarize and introduce them to those first steps to school.  Pete the Cat will help pave the way as he often tells stories of self-confidence and overcoming obstacles which are well known to children and adults alike.

This event is free. There will be an opportunity for children about to enter Kindergarten to climb aboard a real school bus, take part in art and craft activities, music, and more!

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm

Location: Qualicum Commons
744 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach

Who can attend:

  • Children entering Kindergarten in 2023 and their grown-up
  • Register early to avoid line ups at the door

Book or Cancel your spot:

Starting April 3rd 2023, visit our website calendar: https://oblt.ca/calendar/ go to Thursday, April 20th to book your spot.

Need to cancel? No problem! Visit our website calendar, choose the event and click “Cancel”.
Please cancel with as much notice as possible so that other families have an opportunity to join in the fun!

Things to note:

  • Maximum of two adults per registered child can attend.

Community Partners:
There will be representatives from many important community resources present to answer your questions. Some of those community partners include:

  • Oceanside Building Learning Together
  • Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association
  • SOURCES Community Resource Centre
  • Island Health
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • SD69 School bus
  • Society of Organized Services (SOS)
  • Metis Nation British Columbia
  • PacificCARE
  • BCG Central Vancouver Island
  • Regional District of Nanaimo
  • SD69 DPAC
  • Mamas for Mamas

…and more!

 Pete the Cat “First Steps to School” Fair is brought to you by Oceanside Building Learning Together, School District 69 Qualicum, and Ready, Set, Learn!

Pete the Cat 2023 Poster