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

Art in the City 2017!

Friday, May 5th
Open Gala – 7pm to 9pm
May 6th & May 7th, noon – 5:00pm

Art in the City 2017! Each May, the West End Community Centre hosts Art in the City. The 12th annual event is a 3-day exhibition & sale of visual art works. Friday night is the opening of the event’s Vernissage. The event continues Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. See you there!

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

Pilates Day – Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Pilates Day

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Pilates Day as designated by the Pilates community throughout the world. Join us in celebration, at the West End Community Centre, with a 90 minute intermediate level Pilates Mat Master Class taught by Fran Hinton. This flowing class will incorporate the classic movements and variations known as “Pilates Mat”. Be prepared to continually move throughout the length of the class. Not recommended for beginners. Please register.

Instructor: Fran Hinton
Sat May 6 12:30-2:00pm
99110 Free
Dance Studio

Craft Time in the Auditorium

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate Mothers and Fathers day?! Join us in the lobby to celebrate! Your child will go home with a beautiful and unique craft that they’ve made. Parent participation is required.

Mothers Day
Wed May 10 3:30-5:00pm
101610 FREE
Fathers Day
Wed Jun 14 3:30-5:00pm
101611 FREE

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

Flea Market – Spring 2017

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Have somethings you’ve been thinking about selling? Why not join us at the Spring Flea Market?! Funds raised from all flea markets go to the WECC Youth Programs and the King George Secondary School Grad Committee. The flea market is held in the West End Community Centre’s auditorium. Registration in person at WECC only.

Sun May 28 10:00am-3:00pm
(Tables go on sale Sat May 6 in person only)
89221 $18/per table

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.


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.

To Detox or Not
Thursday, April 6th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
$15/1 sess

Breakup Your Relationship with the Sugar Monster
Thursday, May 18th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
$15/1 sess

Plug that Leaky Gut
Thursday, April 13th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
$15/1 sess

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

Birds at the Shore

Birds at the Shore

May 6-13, 2017

This annual celebration is inspired by World Migratory Bird Day, a UN-sponsored initiative that recognizes the importance of birds as key indicators of our environment’s health and consists of events that celebrate Vancouver’s birds. The 2017 activities will include bird-related workshops, walks, talks, lectures, and art activities at community centres leading to the selection of the City Bird. All events are free. For more information go to www.vancouverbirdweek.ca