We are excited to announce the launch of W.E. Connect, an engagement process that will help guide future redevelopment of the West End Community Hub, the site that includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities.

To support this renewal, the City, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the West End Community Centre Association invite you to help reimagine a space where everyone can come together to connect, relax, learn, and play.

Throughout the process, you will have the opportunity to deepen your connections to this community, this place and this land. It starts with reconciliation. We invite you to hear stories that have defined this land for millennia at our online launch event, W.E. Connect: Coast Salish Chronicles of the West End, on
Tuesday, September 21 from 7-9 pm.

Listen and learn from local artists and Knowledge Holders including:

  • Chrystal Sparrow: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), artist, carver
  • Aaron Nelson-Moody: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Knowledge Holder and carver
  • Gabriel George: səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Knowledge Holder

You will have the opportunity to reflect on the stories’ key ideas and help us create a vision for the renewed West End Community Hub. You can then share your own experiences of the neighbourhood, people and land, through the online West End Experiences survey or in person by attending over 10 themed community workshops in September and October.

The result will be a renewal plan that details a shared vision for the future of the buildings, programming and outdoor spaces at the site.

To learn more and register to attend, visit shapeyourcity.ca/weconnect

We look forward to seeing you on September 21 and reimagining the West End Community Hub together.