Tuesday, July 30, 2013

momstown Discovery Field Trip to Miniature World

momstown Victoria moms and kids had enormous fun on our Discovery Field Trip to Miniature World! This classic Victoria attraction is nicknamed "The Greatest Little Show on Earth," and kids, adults, locals and tourists alike have enjoyed seeing and returning to the Miniature World exhibit for over 40 years. 

Our moms and kids were immediately greeted by the friendly staff, and then we entered a miniaturized world in which our little ones felt like giants! There were over 85 imaginative and historical dioramas to explore, and many buttons for our toddlers to push that moved trains or spun propellers. It took about 45 minutes to an hour to do a self-guided tour through the exhibit, and there still seemed much more left to read and discover for next time. 

Join us at next month's Discovery Field Trip to East Sooke Regional Park at Aylward Farm! We'll be exploring tide pools and doing a dinosaur dig in the sand. A 1-year membership with momstown.ca is only $45/year and includes all of our monthly programs and events, plus a BONUS 1-year subscription to Today's Parent Magazine! Register for your 4-week trial membership today! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Let It Shine" at momstown Victoria Scholastic sponsored Tales for Tots

momstown Victoria moms and kids enjoyed the book "Let It Shine," by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, at this month's Scholastic sponsored Tales for Tots at Chapters Victoria! Bring on the summer with this joyfully illustrated soft-cover book, which follows the adventures of a group of children and their parents as they enjoy their summer vacation! 

Our momstown curriculum theme this month is the desert, so we chose a cactus-making craft that is easy and fun for all ages! Simply take green clay or fun dough and shape it into a cactus. Next, break uncooked spaghetti pasta into short pieces, and stick them into your cactus to make it spiny. And voilĂ , instant cactus! We also used sandpaper as the base of our craft, and the kids loved to feel its rough texture!


Next month's Scholastic sponsored Tales for Tots is on Wednesday, August 21st, from 10-11 am at Chapters Victoria! Buy a coffee upstairs at Starbucks and then enjoy a free story time, craft and book prize draw while you connect with other great moms in the children's area. Congratulations to this month's lucky winners!

For a limited time only, our low membership fee of $45/year comes with an added bonus 1-year subscription to Today's Parent magazine! momstown coordinates over 20 monthly events in order to support and connect moms LIKE YOU! So what are you waiting for??? Join momstown today!!!

Tie-Dyeing with Tropicana Tropics at Picassos in the Park

momstown Victoria hosted a fun and free Picassos in the Park event with Tropicana Tropics  juice at Centennial Park in Langford! Victoria moms, dads and kids tried all four Tropics varieties, which are made with 100% juice and puree blends and contain no added sugar. The parents were happy that each 250 ml cup of Tropics juice provided two full servings of fruit, and the kids were happy that they could sample as much juice as they pleased! And we all loved the exotic flavours and refreshing drinks on a hot summer's day.

After hydrating themselves at the juice station, the moms, dads and our little Picasso's then got busy creating their own uniquely designed clothing by tie-dyeing! They learned some basic tie-dyeing tips and techniques, but there is really no wrong way to tie-dye! Tie-dyeing is a fun and easy craft to do with kids, and the kids are so proud to wear their art all summer long.

If you tie-dyed something at the event, we would love to see the results! Send us a picture or post it on facebook and tag "momstown Victoria!" The first 3 people to send or post pictures will receive a free coupon for a Tropicana juice! 

After the craft, the kids enjoyed the great playground and splash pad at the newly upgraded Centennial Park in the City of Langford. Thank you Tropicana for getting the juices and creative juices flowing at our Tropics-inspired Picassos in the Park event for Victoria moms, dads and kids! You can find out more info about Tropics juice blends on the Tropicana website

Would you like to create a tropical paradise in your own home? Enter now to win a Tropicana Tropics Prize Pack worth $350!

What is momstown Victoria? We connect and support moms by hosting social events and programs for kids! Moms find it easier to make friends and build community with momstown! Our membership is only $45/year and comes with a limited time, special bonus offer: 1-year subscription to Today's Parent Magazine! What are you waiting for? Sign up for your FREE 4-week trial today!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

momstown Victoria is for sale!

Those are the five hardest words I have ever had to write! 

I love being a business owner and I still believe that all moms need a momstown

This is an amazing, unique and fun opportunity for someone who can grow momstown Victoria to its full potential and be a strong anchor in the west for the momstown organization.  
If you dream of owning a business that is both relevant and flexible, and you are passionate about connecting moms and early childhood education, then the opportunity to own momstown Victoria might be perfect for you! 
momstown Victoria is a licensed local chapter of the largest parent-focused event and media company in Canada. We are recognized as leaders in social media marketing, early educational programming, and leading entrepreneurs in our field.

momstown provides a significant amount of ongoing support and training. You will have everything you need to successfully launch your business and keep it growing and thriving. 
If you would like to learn more, please contact me at info.victoria@momstown.ca. You can also click here for more details about the momstown movement!

Melissa Hogg

Want to know more?  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Enter to Win A My Little Pony Equestria Girls Doll!

Introducing My Little Pony Equestria Girls!  A magic mirror connects the world of My Little Pony to Canterlot High, where some things change, but true friendships remain magical! The mirror is a portal to a magical new land with high schools instead of castles, and where six pony friends become real girls with a love for fun and fashion. Rainbow Dash is sporty chic, Rarity shines with girly glamour, and Fluttershy dazzles in her own graceful style. Playful Pinkie Pie wears outfits fit for a party, while Twilight Sparkle shows off her smart style, and Applejack loves to look country chic.

Straight from the halls of Canterlot High, the My Little Pony Equestria Girls dolls are best friends with a flair for fashion and fun!  Each doll in the collection comes stylishly dressed in an ultra-chic look and features her signature ‘cutie splash,’ a unique design similar to the cutie marks on their pony alter egos.  Each doll sold separately.

Coming soon to DVD:  My Little Pony Equestria Girls movie on DVD 
August 6th at major retailers across Canada. 

Keep checking the My Little Pony Equestria Girls website 
for upcoming information and fun activities. 

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment about why you'd love to win 
and your email address. One entry per email address.

By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions below.

No purchase necessary. Contest closes August 6th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), who are of legal age. Limit one submitted entry per person/email address. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received online by the contest closing date.  One winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by August 10th, 2013.  Winner will not be able to select specific doll characters.

 © 2013 Hasbro. MY LITTLE PONY Equestria Girls is a registered trade-marks of Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, July 1, 2013

FREE momstown 6th Birthday Bash in Victoria on August 10th!

momstown 6th Birthday Bash!

pearkes recreation centre
10 am - 1 pm

Sportball Kids' Area   Toy Testing Zone  Bouncy Castle
Kindergym   Balloon Animals  Parachute Play
Cupcakes   Door Prizes   Shaw Ocean Discovery Station
Loot Bags For The First 100 Families!

Pack a lunch and prepare for a day of awesome family fun for ages 0 to 6 with our fabulous sponsors! Door prize draws will be staggered throughout the event, cupcakes at noon, and there will be special appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Ollie the Octopus! See below for a complete list of activities and door prizes!



2 Free Day Passes to Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
UC Baby Victoria 3D Gender Assessment plus 4 x 6 Picture 
$50 Prize from Tumblebums
$50 Prize from Par-T-Perfect Victoria
$50 Gift Certificate for Victoria Kids Consignment Sale in September
"The Day the Crayons Quit" book from Chapters Victoria
Book Prize Pack from Scholastic Canada 
Artist of the Month Gift Certificates from 4Cats Oak Bay
$50 towards Sportball Victoria
Fisher-Price Little People Toys from our Toy Testing area
Britax Organic Baby Carrier & B-Agile Stroller
Family Pack of 4 Tickets to Dora Live Show

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for making this event possible!

national event sponsors




 platinum sponsor

silver sponsors

mini sponsors


door prizes & loot bags



ONLINE PARTIES = more chances to win!!!
Join us on August 6th for our online Facebook Fan Party!
Join us for our Twitter Party on August 13th 
(follow #momstownbd6)

Is your business interested in joining our party? 
Contact us at info.victoria@momstown.ca for sponsorship info.