Community Compass March 2024

Are you searching for exciting and enriching activities to fill your calendar in the Lower Mainland? Look no further! We’re thrilled to introduce our monthly blog post highlighting a curated selection of engaging events and activities in our community. 

Learn about neuroaffirming activities designed to promote well-being and inclusivity and visits to Science World, festivals, live events, workshops, webinars, and more!  

Stay connected as we share a wealth of opportunities every month, and remember to follow us on social media for additional updates and inspiration! Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn, YouTube. 

Girl in the Wild: Free confidence-building camps in wild spaces for teenagers who identify as girls or non-binary

Girl in the Wild brings teenagers (15-17) who self-identify as girls, non-binary, or genderqueer, from all over North America to a remote location in the Canadian Pacific Northwest to work through some tough stuff and leave feeling strong, empowered, and free. You can also expect hiking, meditation, yoga, journaling, body confidence, summit dancing, exploration, environmental stewardship, nutrition, swimming, mental health and much more! 

The application has to be completed BY March 20, 2024 at 9:00 PM PST. 

Camp is free! Learn more today.

It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr

Dates: Runs from Tuesday March 12 2024 to Sunday March 24 2024 

Venue: Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street 

Age Recommendation: 3-8 (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3) 

Running Time: 45 minutes 
Purchase tickets here.


Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 71 books for children. His books are available in over forty countries throughout the world. With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, he explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. 

Mermaid’s new show features a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.

Science World: Girls and STEAM: Career Path Adventures on International Women’s Day.

March 8, 2024 · 11am – 11:45am
online or in-person

On Friday, March 8 at 11am, explore the unexpected twists and turns that three local STEAM leaders have experienced along their career paths for International Women’s Day. 

It’s a 45-minute journey, linked with their new feature exhibition, Dream Tomorrow Today, in which you’ll learn how these women have found success navigating various challenges and surprise. 

Sensory Friendly Swims – South Surrey Indoor Pool

Join the sensory friendly swim at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex or South Surrey Indoor Pool. Sensory friendly swims are inclusive swim times for individuals and families looking for an environment with reduced noise. They are available for those who are autistic, have anxiety or other sensory processing needs, or anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive environment. Registration is not required. 

South Surrey Indoor Pool (14655 17 Avenue) 
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 12pm to 2pm 

Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex (16555 Fraser Hwy #100) 
Monday, March 11, 2024, 12pm to 2pm 

North Vancouver District Public Library

Join the North Vancouver District Public Library Family Story time! 

For all ages: Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family. 

Sunday, March 3, 2024 – 11:00am to 11:30am 
Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 11:00am to 11:30am 

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.