BC is celebrating Family Day the weekend of Friday, February 12 — Monday, February 15, 2021

Grant applications are now closed.

Family Day was introduced in BC in 2013 to recognize the great contributions that families make to our lives, our communities and our province. Supporting families to be strong, happy and healthy is essential to building a healthy BC. Family Day is a day to get together with all the people who, for each of us, make up our family. Communities around the province created special eactivities to help bring families and communities together.

To find a free community Family Day activity near you, visit the Family Day 2021 Activity Listing page.


Activity Grants

Family Day may look different this year, that's why the Province of BC is funding safe, physically distanced, and online activities for families in their own communities so they may enjoy them with their immediate household or core bubble. Please continue to follow the guidance from public health officials to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe. 

Activity grants are being made available with the support of the BC government, and delivered in partnership with BCRPA, to support local governments and First Nations Bands/Councils in coordinating family-oriented, admission-free activities in celebration of BC Family Day.

Local government recreations departments, or First Nations Bands/Councils may apply for up to $1,000 to support admission-free, family-oriented BC Family Day activities.

Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, all proposed in-person Family Day activities must adhere to current Provincial Health Orders and COVID-19 safety measures. Family Day 2021 recipients will be notified as Provincial Health Orders are updated to ensure their plans meet current health protection requirements.

Activity Grant Criteria

In order to qualify for a grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant is a local government recreation department, or First Nations Band/Council
  • The in-person or online activity is:
    • Hosted* and produced** by the local government recreation department or First Nation Band/Council
    • Held within the applicant's community during the Family Day long weekend — Feb 12, 13, 14, or 15
    • Free of cost for all participants, and accessible to anyone who wants to participate***
    • Family-oriented
    • Adhering to COVID-19 related Provincial Health Orders in effect at the time of the activity
    • Designated and branded as a "BC Family Day" activity and is acknowledging the financial support of the Provincial Government by including the "Supported by the Province of British Columbia" Mark on all advertising, print and web materials. View the document on logo usage and how to recognize the Province for complete details.

*The activity is presented by, or in conjunction with or on behalf of, the local government or First Nation Band/Council (i.e.: they are a signature provider of the activity)

**The activity is planned and executed, and/or actively supported through collaboration or produced in partnership with - not simply promoted or "endorsed" by the local government or First Nation band/council.

***The activity is open to all members of the general public to attend and there are no financial requirements of the general public to attend the activity. Parents are welcome and able to participate in the activity - not for children/youth etc. only.

Other important things to know:

  • One grant per location will be awarded
  • The grant is intended to cover costs for participant fees, facility fees, equipment, staffing, refreshments, etc.
  • Grant recipients are required to submit a post-activity report including grant allocation information - guidelines will be included with grant approval letters
  • You must acknowledge the financial support of the Provincial Government in any promotional material. Please review this document on logo usage and how to recognize the Province.
    • Note: Any material using the BC government logo must be approved by the province. Details can be found in the logo usage and how to recognize the Province document. Please refrain from publishing / posting material until you recieve final approval. Final approval is typically provided within 72 hours.
  • Your approved activity will be posted on the BCRPA Family Day Community Activity Listing page
  • Grant recipients with a myBCRA account will also have access to a Conversation Corner discussion area where they can share  suggestions for COVID-compliant Family Day activities.

Grant applications are now closed.

To find a free community Family Day activity near you, visit the Family Day 2021 Activity Listing page.


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