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‘Play-dates’ add purpose to playtime

A South Surrey business owner has organized a series of “pop-up play-dates” around the Lower Mainland to remind adults and kids about the importance of play time.

Traci Costa, owner of Peekaboo Beans – which specializes in “playwear” for children – will be hosting a series of events,  which she calls “play-dates with a purpose” in order to organize jacket donations for children and to shine a light on how important it is to let children play.

“Everyday doesn’t have to be so structured. We all need that balance, but it’s so important to let kids be kids and just play,” she said.

The mom of two will be selling her coats at the events for half-price, and for each purchase made, she will donate one coat to a local charity.

“Our goal is to donate 200 coats,” she said. “Two bundled beans are better than one.”

The first play-date popped up in Squamish on Monday, with others scheduled in Tsawwassen and South Surrey for the week of Feb. 13.

The South Surrey play-date is scheduled for Friday at Rosemary Park, off of 34 Avenue and 155 Street, but to keep in the loop Costa suggests following the updates on Peekaboo Beans’ Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, visit www.peekaboobeans.com

 

 

 

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