West End Fest 2017

Saturday, September 9th 11.00am-3pm

Free, all ages event!

Join us for arts & crafts, community booths, face painting, balloon twisting, inflatables, live entertainment, photo booth, youth BBQ fundraiser.

Featured Class: Singing Lessons

Featured Class: Singing Lessons

Embark on the adventure of learning to sing – or mastering the art of singing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, young adult or a senior, Marina will help you to develop your voice and build your confidence in these 30-minute private lessons. You will learn proper vocal technique, as well as how to effectively express and communicate through song.

Instructor and students will choose suitable repertoire together, to work within a style the student enjoys.

Instructor: Marina Osmolovska
Wed Jul 12-Aug 16 7:00-9:30pm
116303 $126/6 sess
Meeting Room 3

Featured Class: In Tune with Spirit

Featured Class: In Tune with Spirit

IN TUNE WITH SPIRIT is a transformative 5-week self-development program that takes participants into their core essence beneath all their stories, patterns and pre-conditioning. Each session includes 30-minutes each of meditation practice and training, practice of personal transformation techniques, and penetrating self-enquiry. Drop-in $17, space permitting. No Class May 3 & June 14.BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM: Instant and lasting mastery of stress and anxiety, and cultivation of inner harmony; Living life out of abundance than from scarcity; A powerful shift towards gratitude; Forgiveness and acceptance as an operating principle of life; Elevating the participants to a new level of inner mastery and much more.

Instructor: Sujith Ravindran
Wed Jul 5 6:30-8:00 pm
116461 Free Trial
Wed Jul 12-Aug 16 6:30-8:00 pm
116460 $75/6 sess
Meeting Room 2

Featured Class: Karate – (6-18yrs)

Karate – (6-18yrs)

This popular program is ongoing year round and offers children exercise in a disciplined environment. In a structured format, students develop a wide range of skills which will build confidence. Younger children are welcome to join, but parents may wish to discuss this prior to enrolling their child, to determine if martial arts is suitable for their young child. Parents welcome to join with their child and there are family rates.

Instructor: Michael Holmes & Filip Krol
Jul 5-28
White Belt
Wed/Fri 6:00-7:00pm
Coloured Belt
Wed 7:00-8:00pm
Fri 7:00-8:30pm
$28/mth or $63/3 mths or $5/drop-in
$10/mo/add’l family member (max 3)
Auditorium/Dance Studio

Dance at Dusk

Join us at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park for some free, fun-filled entertainment!

Learn some new dances – come and dance in beautiful Stanley Park.
No partner necessary. All ages and levels welcome, instruction is provided. Weather permitting.

Ceperley Meadow is located in Stanley Park. Enter on Beach Avenue, left at the first parking lot, near the fire engine by Second Beach Pool.

Monday, June 12 to August 28, 2017

7:00-9:00pm – Royal Scottish Country Dance

Lively dancing to the great music of Scotland – pipes, drums accordions and ddles. You can have lots of fun and get plenty of exercise dancing with members of the Scottish Country Dance Community. Kilts and tartans optional.
Info: 604-922-6842 or 604-224-6751

Tuesday, June 13 to August 29, 2017

7:00-9:00pm – Vancouver International Folk Dancers

Vancouver International Folk Dancers will lead you in line and circle dances from Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604-732-9652 or www.vcn.bc.ca/vifd

Music in the Park

Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park

1175 Beach Avenue at Bidwell.

Celebrating Hayward Bandstands 104 years of community performances from 1914-2017.

Please remember to bring a picnic and enjoy these free performances. All ages entertainment, everybody welcome.

Sunday, June 25 1:00-3:00pm

Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Sunday, July 9 1:00-3:00pm

Silk Road Music

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Sunday, July 16 1:00-3:00pm

Murfitt and Main

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Sunday, July 23 1:00-3:00pm

SouthVan Big Band

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Sunday, August 13 1:00-3:00pm

Rio Samaya Band

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Sunday, August 20 1:00-3:00pm

Lonesome Sinners

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday, August 27 1:00-3:00pm

Patrizia Coletta

In case of rain, performance rescheduled to Saturday, September 2, 2017.

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

Nutrition workshops

Register today for one of our spring nutrition workshops. Topics include ‘To Detox or Not,’ breaking up with sugar, chronic stress, leaky gut and weight loss.

Fighting Chronic Stress/Adrenal Fatigue

Thursday, June 15th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
$15/1 sess

Five Secrets to Lose Weight Naturally

Thursday, June 22nd
7:00pm – 8:00pm
$15/1 sess

Teen Immigrant Buddy Program (13-18 yrs)

Teen Immigrant Buddy Program (13-18 yrs)

Are you a recent new immigrant or refugee youth living in Canada? This program is for you! This Free program is open to all teens going to King George Secondary or living in the West End. The Teen Buddy Program connects new immigrant youth to the West End (Buddies) with peers who are familiar with the city (Hosts). New immigrants have a smoother shift into life in the West End and hosts open their minds to the vibrant cultures which surround them. The program runs Thursday’s during the school year and involves weekly lounge and lunch sessions as well as a variety of activities such as: movies, bowling and other great out trips.

If you are interested in joining or want more information, please contact the Community Youth Worker in the Youth Office at 604.718.6210 for more information.

Thursdays January 19-March 9