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West End Food Network

October 2021

Gardening Workshop – Making Beeswax Salves

October-23 to October-23, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It's quick and easy! Beeswax salves have many different applications, including lip balms, natural skin care, hand salves, and salves for wounds and sprains. Gardeners - you can make salves from your garden from a variety of plant infused olive oils blended into beeswax. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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November 2021

Gardening Workshop – Planning Your Spring Garden

November-1 to November-1, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

This joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Rhiannon Johnson covers the basics of planning, preparing, and then starting a food garden come Spring. You'll learn some simple techniques for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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Gardening Workshop – Making Incense 101/Flower Essences

November-15 to November-15, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover which native plants can be harvested to make incense cones. Simple easy DIY with many benefits for our spiritual practices and to purify our homes with plant's amazing healing aromatic chemical components. Flower essences carry the highest vibration of the plant, which can be very helpful for our emotional health. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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Community Meal, Gardening Workshop, & WE Garden Club

November-21 to November-21, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Bidwell Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network's Urban Garden Club and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Depending on what COVID protocols are in place at the time (if any), we'll either invite you to bring a dish to share, or to bring your own meal and tableware (e.g. plate, eating utensils, etc.) Each month we present a short workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic. Free. c.

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December 2021

Gardening Workshop – Native Edibles Talk

December-4 to December-4, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

It can be easy to forget about the wealth of food that grows all around us. In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club offering, you?ll learn about edible plants that call our region home. Lori Snyder from the Métis Nation will discuss how to identify and harvest wild, edible, and medicinal plants in an ethical way, and more! Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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West End Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration

December-5 to December-5, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Bidwell Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

West End Neighbourhood Food Network and the West End Urban Garden Club would like to invite our friends - old, new and yet to be - to join us as we gather for holiday cheer in celebration of food and gardening.This is an informal family friendly gathering and we'd love to see new gardeners and other community members there. Depending on COVID protocols (if any), we'll either invite you to bring a dish to share, or to bring your own…

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Covid Safety at the Community Centre
NOTE: The nature of the activity is such that you may interact with other people who are considered to be in good health, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.

Proof Of Vaccination:

 • Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities.
• For a list of programs and activities that require proof of vaccination, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/covid-proof-of-vaccine.pdf
 • Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.
• It is recommended that you arrive early for your activity in order to show proof of vaccination if required.
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Communicable Disease Health & Safety Practices

• Participants are required to comply with the current Face Coverings Order of the Provincial Health Officer. For more information, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
• Participants should assess themselves daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before attending a program.
• Participants who are ill, including participants of essential service providers, should not attend a program or access the Community Centre. If you are unsure, you should self-isolate and contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit.
• Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted, depending on the facility.
• All participants are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by covering coughs or sneezes.