Tot Soccer 4-6 yrs

Your child will develop ball handling skills, coordination, a sense of team play, and will be introduced to the basic rules of the game. Children are advised to wear shin guards. Instructor: Manto (Makoto) Nakamura Mon Jan 11-Mar 8 3:30pm-4:30pm...

Therapeutic Strength Training

Train to improve function in daily activites and rehabilitate and prevent future injuries. The small class size will insure individual attention. Participants must fill out a ParQ form prior to attending the first class and it must be brought to...

President’s Message Winter 2021

As President of the West End/Coal Harbour Community Centre and I am delighted to be writing again to the community to let you know what programs your community centre will be offering for our Winter Session. It’s been a most difficult time for your...

Watercolour Painting at Barclay Manor

This program for older adults will give you the chance to learn to apply watercolours 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,...

West End Community Centre – JOB POSTING
Licensed Preschool Supervisor

The Vacancy: West End Community Centre is seeking a Licensed Preschool Supervisor. This position will start in February 2021 on a full time basis and is subject to a three-month probationary period. The supervisor will be responsible for assisting...

Yoga for Seniors at Barclay Manor

This class is for older men and women at all fitness levels, including those with some physical challenges, adapted to safely meet individual needs by a yoga teacher with 50 years experience. Each class provides a balanced full-body workout,...

Pre-teen Night at the West End CC

Pre-teen Night at the West End CC At this free drop-in program, youth (ages 9-12 years) are welcome to drop-in and enjoy the scheduled events. Activities are subject to change. Due to staffing ratios and room capacities, a maximum of 20 youths are...

Play, Create, Connect

The West End Community Centre Association (WECCA) is driven by a volunteer board of directors – people just like you.WECCA operates in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to provide recreational, educational, and social...

Featured Class: Piano/ Voice/ Violin Lessons

It’s always a good time to learn a new instrument! Beginner or advanced, all levels are welcome. Lessons are tailored to your desires and abilities. Proper technique, note reading and interesting repertoire are taught in a friendly atmosphere....

Basketball 12-16 yrs

RainCity basketball focuses on skill development and aims to improve and master the basic fundamentals before moving to more advanced basketball skills. The program offers a fun, inclusive, and competitive atmosphere for boys and girls. Bring your...
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Barclay Manor

In 1890, the property was owned by Sir Donald Smith and Richard Angus. Later that year, Lucy A. Tetley, wife of Charles Tetley (a mining engineer and city accountant), bought the property and became the block’s first residents. The Tetley’s built an original green and white house on the lot and lived there until 1902, when they sold the house to Edgar Bayliss. Bayliss sold the house to Francis and Emily Baynes in 1903, when it was torn down and rebuilt in 1905. In 1909, Francis Baynes added a large three-storey hotel type addition to the rear of the house at the cost of approximately $10,000. Miss Clermont’s West End Hospital rented the three-storey hotel. The hospital ceased operation in 1919.

In 1926, the property became a boarding house called Barclay Manor. It served as a place for officers from naval ships to use when in port. At that time, the rent included two meals a day with maid service from $23 a week shared, to $30 a week for a single room.

In 1970, Barclay Manor ceased to be a boarding house and the property was purchased by the City of Vancouver. The 1909 three storey addition was demolished in 1988 and the rear of the house was reconstructed to a design appropriate to Edwardian times. The remainder of the house was faithfully restored to its pre-1909 condition.

Roedde House Museum and Barclay Manor are two of nine early homes saved from demolition thanks to community efforts led by the late Janet Bingham and restore as part of an innovative “Park with Houses”
project in the 1980s. They are now part of the Barclay Heritage Square.

The building is operated jointly by the West End Community Center and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

West End Seniors Network also operates in the building.  More information regarding their services please click here

 

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