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  • Pop Goes the Pumpkin

    These Halloween party games are a perfect way to loosen up your guests before the haunting begins.

    Looking to kick off Halloween with a bang, not a boo? This version of a classic carnival game also makes a festive wall decoration, and bursting the confetti-and-candy-filled balloons in this Halloween party game will make everyone explode with laughter.

  • Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cookie

    1/3 - cup unsalted butter, softened
    1/3 - cup shortening
    1 - cup granulated sugar
    1 - tsp baking powder
    dash salt
    1 - egg
    1 - tsp vanilla extract
    2 - cups all purpose flour

    Colored Icing:
    2 - cup confectioner’s sugar2 - tablespoon softened butter or margarine
    4 - tablespoons milk
    2 - tsp vanilla extract
    orange & green food coloring

    In a medium size bowl beat shortening and butter together with a electric mixer. Add sugar, vanilla extract and egg.

    Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together then add...

  • Old Broken Crayon Valentines

    Want to get rid of those old broken crayons?

    1. get the girls to peel and put similar color groups into sandwich bags (green and blues or reds and pinks) let them pick the colors they like
    2. have the girls hammer the bags of crayons into small bits
    3. leaders can then have the girls come up and iron their crayon bits between two sheets of wax paper. Let the girls...
  • Group Mandala

    • Allows symbolic exploration of group structure and dynamics, and revealing of personal feelings towards others
    • Each person is represented by an object they choose themselves; objects are then "caste" like dice
    • Each person then shares how he or she feels about the position in which his or her object has landed (uses psychoanalytic technique of "projection")
    • Through various rounds, participants get to modify/adjust the position of their object until each individual is satisfied with where they sit in...
  • Recycled Christmas Decorations: Twiggy Christmas Trees


    You will need:
    • a few twigs
    • handsaw
    • drill with small bit
    • ribbon
    • scissors
    • large needle
    • sandpaper
    • liquid acrylic paints (optional)
    1. Using the handsaw, cut your twigs into progressively smaller pieces. No need to be exact. Trust yourself and just wing it. Also cut several stubby bead-like pieces for the branch spacers.
    2. Place them as in Photo #2 to make sure they all look good together. Trim any pieces that may be too long.
    3. With the drill, drill holes into...

  • Stave Lake Lodge

    In the north central Fraser Valley is BC Hydro’s Stave River hydroelectric project. The Stave Lake reservoir is bounded by the Stave Lake Dam. Downstream is the Hayward Lake reservoir and the Ruskin Dam.

    Many recreational activities can be enjoyed in the area, from boating, fishing and swimming, to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking.