Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 November 30, 2015

This holiday season, young animal lovers are invited to get into the spirit at the BC SPCA.

Seven branches will be hosting holiday-themed workshops just for kids. “They’re a great opportunity for kids to make some Christmas gifts and do something charitable this time of year,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager.

In Richmond, Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Victoria and Kelowna, “Crafts for Critters” workshops will have participants getting creative making treats, toys and animal-themed gifts, as well as decorations to brighten the holidays for the shelter animals.  In Penticton, a three-day winter holiday camp will keep kids busy with a variety of animal-themed activities from Dec. 21 to 23. Neuman adds, “All of these workshops will also include some interactive time with selected animals.”

With the exception of the Penticton camp, which aims to assist parents with childcare during the winter break from school, all December workshops will take place for four hours on a Saturday. “This is a great chance for busy parents to get a few hours to themselves for shopping, gift wrapping, or maybe just relaxing,” says Neuman.

For full details on all current youth workshops, and to register, please visit

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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