WECCA Spring 2017 Program Guide

The WECCA Spring 2017 Recreation Guide is Here!

All of the spring months’ programs for the West End Community Centre, Coal Harbour Community Centre, and Barclay Manor have been announced. Popular programs for adults like the West End Indoor Cycling will be making a return, while some fun and new programs are being introduced. We are also adding more children’s programs at both West End and Coal Harbour Community Centres.

Register Early

Registration for our Spring Programs opens on Monday, March 6th 9:00am (online/in-person) and Tuesday, March 7th 9:00am (phone-in). You can register for programs online at the City of Vancouver website. Be sure to register early as many programs will fill up fast. Registration is required for most programs as they need a minimum enrolment to run. If there is not enough interest in the program, it will either be cancelled or postponed prior to the first class.

 

West End Writer’s Club

West End Writer’s Club

All ages are welcome. The West End Writers Club provides a group atmosphere for beginning, emerging and published writers to critique works-in-progress by reading and receiving feedback. We occasionally run a writing contest, as well as host guest speakers. Please visit www.westendwriters.com for more information.

Wed Jan 4-Mar 29 7:00-9:30pm
Piano Room at Barclay Manor

Vancouver Speakers and Leaders

Vancouver Speakers and Leaders

Do you get nervous when trying to speak to a large group of people? Why not work on your public speaking skills? The Vancouver Speakers and Leaders is a dynamic club full of interesting and diverse people who practice public speaking. For more information contact Eric at 778- 985-9321.

Tue Jan 3-Mar 28 7:00-9:00pm
Basement at Barclay Manor

Watercolour Painting

Watercolour Painting

This program for older adults will give you the chance to learn to apply watercolour painting by exploring the medium’s full potential. Learn to use water, paper, colour, and brushes to create an endless variety of tones and atmosphere in your painting. We will focus on landscape painting techniques and studies of nature (flowers). Mohammad has over 30 years experience in teaching drawing and painting at his own Atashzad Academy of Art. He has published in colour more than 500 water colour paintings such as greeting cards, posters, albums, and books. www.atashzad.com (Supplies are not included, supply list available upon registration). $15 drop in.

Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad
Thu Jan 12-Mar 2 11:15am-1:15pm
88010 $96/8 sess
Basement at Barclay Manor

“Try it Out” Open Mic

“Try it Out” Open Mic

Nestled deep in the heart of the West End here’s a time to get cozy on a chilly evening and meet your neighbours in a creative environment!The Try It Out Coffeehouse is a free, monthly Open Mic held in the lovely Victorian parlour at Barclay Manor. Sign up is at 7 pm and it is first come first serve. Everyone gets 10 – 15 minutes (approximately three songs) depending on the size of the group. This is a time to share music, stories, poems, comedy, interpretive dance, etc or just listen! Open to all ages and abilities. As a friendly and supportive environment where everyone can “try out” ideas and projects, the Try it Out Open Mic has seen first time performers as young as five and seasoned performers who are – well – ageless! Lots of laughs, fun and even some inspiring moments. Come to listen or share. FREE!

Instructor: Barbara Shaw
Thu Jan 19 7:00-9:00pm
Thu Feb 16 7:00-9:00pm
Thu Mar 16 7:00-9:00pm
86968 Free
Piano Room at Barclay Manor