Featured Class: Performing Stars (5-12 yrs)

Junior Performing Stars (5-7yrs) NEW!

Learn all the essential skills to be a dynamite musical theatre performer! We’ll explore all the best numbers from oldies, modern hits, Disney and Broadway. Sing with confidence, while learning fun choreography and the acting skills of a star!

Instructor: Vancouver Performing Stars

Wed Apr 15-Jun 17 4:15-5:00pm
271447 $110/10 sess
Denman Room

JSenior Performing Stars (8-12 yrs) NEW!

Build your musical theatre repertoire through weekly training in ensemble and small group work! We’ll tackle challenging choreography and practice valuable singing technique while honing your skills as a triple threat performer in a fun and positive environment.

Instructor: Vancouver Performing Stars

Wed Apr 15-Jun 17 5:00-6:00pm
271449 $120/10 sess
Denman Room

Featured Class: Tennis – Beginner NEW!

Tennis – Beginner NEW!

Never Played Before, Never touched a racquet, late life risk takers more than welcome. If you can rally-do not take this program. Players use low compression balls and are taught a very successful Beginner to Novice Skill Package and how to Play and Have Fun. No Class April 13

Instructor: Gord Hauka

Wed Apr 1-Apr 15 5:30-7:00pm
271704 $93.33/4 sess
Mon May 4-May 13 5:30-7:00pm
271711 $93.33/4 sess

King George Tennis Courts

Featured Class: Beginners Art Pouring for Kids

Beginners Art Pouring for Kids NEW!

Acrylic Pouring is a fascinating fluid painting technique, also known as fluid art. Acrylic pouring is a fun and creative way to make abstract art. We look at the basic techniques, like a dirty pour, and a simple pour as well as a list of acrylic pouring supplies. We will be mixing a paint medium into acrylic paints to create a flow, adding a few drops of silicone will create beautiful cells throughout your paintings. Paint and supplies are all included. You will be making 1 canvas with a take home box. For more information please contact me at pixeydixey41@yahoo.com

Instructor: Valerie Ferrar

6-9yrs
Fri Apr 24 3:30-4:30pm
267402 $25/Person
Fri May 22 3:30-4:30pm
267404 $25/Person
Fri Jun 19 3:30-4:30pm
267405 $25/Person

9-12yrs
Fri Apr 24 4:30-5:30pm
267403 $25/Person
Fri May 22 4:30-5:30pm
267406 $25/Person
Fri Jun 19 4:30-5:30pm
267407 $25/Person

Denman Room

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp Manager

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp Manager

The West End Community Centre Association enhances the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the West End and Coal Harbour communities by providing recreational, educational and social activities and services.
The West End & Coal Harbour Community Centres are looking for two energetic, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to plan, lead and implement our Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 3 to 13 years.

Qualifications:
– Experience working in a Day Camp setting as a leader or manager
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Demonstrated leadership skills with children & adults, including supervision, training, problem-solving and giving feedback
– Demonstrated administrative skills in program planning, evaluation and reporting
– Microsoft Word & Excel processing and desktop publishing skills
– 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:
– Liaising & working with the senior recreation staff at the West End and/or Coal Harbour Community Centres to ensure the efficient operation of all Day Camp programs
– Working with the day camp leaders to plan & implement age-appropriate activities (ie. arts & crafts, games, out trips)
– Identifying supplies & equipment needs and replacing/purchasing necessary supplies
– Marketing and promotion of all Day Camp programs including detailed schedules for each camp
– Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all Day Camp staff and volunteers
– Providing supervision, leadership & support to day camp leaders and organizing regular opportunities for feedback and evaluation
– Managing the budget in a responsible manner and overseeing weekly petty cash usage & reporting
– Providing a safe, educational and engaging environment for children, volunteers and staff
– Communicating with parents who have questions/concerns regarding the day camp programs and working with the supervisor to resolve any issues
– Coordinating the collection of participants’ waiver forms and ensuring that the daily sign-in & sign-out of participants in conducted in a safe, efficient manner
– Compiling program evaluations from leaders and participants and preparing an overall final report

Conditions of employment:
– Successful Police Records clearance
– Current First Aid and CPR C certification
– As conditions of a position covered by the Canada Summer Jobs grant, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years
– Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in recreation, education, social services or social sciences

Terms of Employment:
*positions, rate of pay, total hours, and start date dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
– Late May to August 28, 2020
– 25 to 40 hours per week
– $20.37 per hour plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay and 4% in lieu of statutory holiday pay

Please forward your cover letter & resume, via mail or email by March 21, 2020 at 4pm to:
West End Community Centre Attn: Recreation Programmer/ Community Youth Worker
Mail: 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8
Email: randy.chan@vancouver.ca (Please send as one PDF)

We would like to thank all applicants for taking their time to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

JOB POSTING – Summer Day Camp – Junior and Senior Leader

Summer Day Camp – Junior and Senior Leader

The West End Community Centre Association enhances the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the West End and Coal Harbour communities by providing recreational, educational and social activities and services. 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.

Qualifications:

– 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
– Preparing and submitting feedback for the Day Camps & providing recommendations for future programs
– Liaising & 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
– Tracking & reporting petty cash usage on a weekly basis
Conditions of employment:
– Successful Police Records clearance
– Current First Aid and CPR C certification
– As conditions of a position covered by the Canada Summer Jobs grant, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years
– Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in recreation, education, social services or social sciences

Terms of Employment:

*positions, rate of pay, total hours, and start date dependent on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant
– Senior Leader: June 15 to August 28, 2020
– Junior Leader: June 22 to August 28, 2020
– 30 to 40 hours per week
– $16.67 (Senior) or $14.81 (Junior) per hour plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay and 4% in lieu of statutory holiday pay

Please forward your cover letter & resume, via mail or email by Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5pm to:
West End Community Centre Attn: Recreation Programmer/ Community Youth Worker
Mail: 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8
Email: randy.chan@vancouver.ca (Please send CL & Resume as one PDF)

We would like to thank all applicants for taking their time to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Featured Class: Women’s Personal Safety Workshop – FREE!

Women’s Personal Safety Workshop – FREE!

The VPD Women’s Personal Safety Team invites women to participate in a unique program that educates women about personal safety. Workshops are taught by an all-female police instructor team. Through theory and practical exercises, women learn concepts and skills regarding crime prevention and effectively dealing with violent encounters.**The workshop is open to women, minimum age of 16 years. Anyone under 18 years must come with a parent to sign their waiver. ****This workshop is designed to be easily learned and remembered by women with little or no tactical training.** Instructor: West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre

Fri May 8 6:30-8:30pm
271137 FREE
Gymnasium

Featured Class: Nature Creator Crafts! (6-8 yrs)

Nature Creator Crafts! (6-8 yrs)

Experience a range of environmentally themed workshops dedicated to young crafters. Learn about our precious planet Earth through art and play. Discover concepts of rainwater, trees, compost, weather and much more! Kids will be empowered to be an Eco Creator with Aleksandra, who holds Masters of Ecology Science, a Forestry Protection Degree and a Watershed Management Certificate. Supplies are included. $10 drop-in, space permitting.

Instructor: Aleksandra Gavrilovic

Sat Apr 11-Jun 13 11:30am-12:15pm
271991 $94/10 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Featured Class: Jump Into Music! – Early Years

Jump into Music!

This one-of-a-kind music and movement program engages, educates, and entertains parent and child while on a musical journey through different styles and cultures. Curriculum is designed to stimulate the whole brain and body via singing, dancing, drumming, parachuting, improvising, exploring instruments, jumping and playing. A family fun environment exploring culture and world music. Try a free class anytime, 25% sibling discount, drop-ins welcome $15, space permitting. Check out our video and visit www.jumpintomusic.ca for more info.

Instructor: Monica Lee

Thursday’s
Apr 9-Jun 11 9:30am-10:20am
271515 $125/10 sess
Apr 9-Jun 11 10:30am-11:20am
271516 $125/10 sess
Friday’s
Apr 3-Jun 12 9:30am-10:20am
271513 $125/11 sess
Apr 10-Jun 12 10:30am-11:20am
271514 $125/10 sess
Dance Studio
Activity Room

Easter Craft Time

Join us in the Lobby to celebrate Easter! your child will go home with a beautiful and unique craft that they’ve made. Parent participation is required.

Wed Apr 8 3:30-5:00pm
271157 FREE
Lobby