Looking for Summer Day Camp Leaders – Junior and Senior

Summer 2017

The West End & Coal Harbour Community Centres are looking for energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to plan, lead and implement our Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 3 to 13 years.


– Experience working in a day camp or related setting as a leader or volunteer
– Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities & out trips for children ages 3 to 13 years
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Demonstrated leadership & problem solving skills
– Familiarity with working within a budget and tracking expenses
– Demonstrated administrative skills in program planning, word processing and reporting
– Current First Aid/CPR certification
– Ability to work independently and within a team
– Ability & willingness to work within a culturally, economically and socially diverse community

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Providing direct leadership, supervision and instruction to Day Camp participants
– Planning, promoting and implementing age-appropriate activities (ie. arts & crafts, games, out-trips) that fit with the weekly theme developed by the Day Camp Managers
– Providing a safe, educational and engaging environment
– Working cooperatively with and being a positive role model to fellow staff and volunteers
– Tracking & reporting petty cash usage on a weekly basis
– Liasing & working with Recreation Staff at the West End & Coal Harbour Community Centres to ensure the efficient operation of Day Camp programs
– Collecting information for medical & waiver forms from participants each week and ensuring that the sign-in &sign-out of children each day is conducted in a safe & efficient manner
– Preparing and submitting feedback for the Day Camps & providing recommendations for future programs

 West Coal – Coal Harbour Junior Senior Leader Posting 2017 – extended

Cinco de Mayo Dessert Social

Cinco de Mayo Dessert Social

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!! Join us for tea or coffee and a delicious dessert and enjoy some live entertainment. This event is presented in partnership with the WECCA and WESN.

Instructor: No Instructor
Thu May 4 1:30-2:30pm
99104 $4/1 sess
Piano Room at Barclay Manor

Mother’s Day Murder Mystery

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

“Mother, The Avenging Angel” Welcome everyone to Barclay Manor’s annual Mother’s Day murder mystery. Producer, Trevor Jenkins, presents “mother” as you’ve never seen her before: loving, caring, giving and out to avenge a wrong in her family. The “clan” gathers for Mother’s Day celebration only to learn that their mother, Mrs. Clarekoff, is about to solve the death of her loving husband, Alec. Where will her finger point first? Who will suffer her wrath for death will be their comeuppance. Cakes, scones and delicious English fare will be served along with prizes.

Instructor: Trevor Jenkins
Sat May 13 2:30-4:30pm
99098 $10/1 sess
Piano Room at Barclay Manor

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