Rolling with Van started when my kids and I decided to drive across Canada to explore the geography of our country in our van in honour of Canada 150. We spent 64 days on the road, racking up more than 14 000 km. 

The trip ended and we settled back into school life but the kids often asked why not continue the blog? They now have their own little corner on the Rolling with Van site to promote getting kids out: #getkidsout. Click on #getkidsout to learn more about it. 

Kid tow

The Tow

My latest piece titled “The Tow,” is inspired by our times skiing in Fernie. I have seen this play out so many times…a “Little” without poles getting towed by an older sibling or friend. It truly warms my heart even on the coldest of days. (2018, Oil on Canvas)


#getkidsout Ambassadors are excited to team up with Ever Active Schools and Shape AB to collaborate on a super fun project…visit the #getkidsout Kids’ Corner to learn more!

#getkidsout Ambassadors Ben and Ellie love to walk to school! And this little video shows it. There are many mental health benefits associated with walking…happy walking! or dancing!!

*the video was formatted for social media platforms and is better viewed on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

#getkidsout Treasure Bags

#getkidsout Ambassadors are leaving something behind!! They are dropping Treasure Bags in the hopes that other little Adventurers will stumble across them. Check out their video to find out more!

You can also read more about it on our recent GKO vlog post:

#getkidsout Treasure Bags

If you're looking for tips and tricks to keep kids active on road trips, check out our guest post for Active for Life's online publication:

6 tips for keeping kids active on long road trips

If you missed it, check out Global Calgary's piece on Rolling with Van: Ben's Hip Trip! 


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