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July 2021

Gardening Workshop -Native Edibles Talk and Walk

July-14 to July-14, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:55 pm
Off Site – King George Field at West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia 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.Come out and learn about edible plants that call our region home in this joint WENFN WE Urban Garden Club-Village Vancouver workshop. Lori Snyder from the Metis Nation will discuss how to identify and harvest wild, edible, and medicinal plants in an ethical way. Please dress appropriately for the weather. (Free for Seniors 50 and over)

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DIY Planter Box Giveaway

July-22 to July-22, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Off Site – KG Outdoor Basketball Courts at West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network have free small (6-7 Ltr.), lightweight, easy to assemble DIY Planter Box Kits available for seniors, immunocompromised, low income, and other vulnerable members of the community, as well as for other community members. Each kit includes planter box parts, soil, seeds, and assembly instructions, and is available for a socially distanced pickup at West End Community Centre. To request a kit: register in the usual manner, AND THEN ALSO contact planterboxes@villagevancouver.ca. and…

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Free Seeds for Gardening

July-22 to July-22, 2021 from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Off Site – KG Outdoor Basketball Courts at West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network's WE Urban Garden Club run community seed libraries in the West End, and have free seeds (veggies herbs, pollinator attractors, etc.) available for gardening. This Spring and Summer, we'll be holding socially distanced pickups at West End Community Centre. To request seeds, register in the usual manner, AND THEN ALSO request a list of currently available seeds from seeds@villagevancouver.ca. Please include seeds in the subject line. Pre-ordering at least 4 days in…

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Outdoor Community Meal, Garden Workshop, & WE Garden Club

July-22 to July-22, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Off Site – KG Outdoor Basketball Courts at West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L8 Canada

As PHOs change, this program may take place indoors or outdoors. If programs are held outdoors classes may be affected due to weather.Meal and workshop -- Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver as our monthly family friendly gatherings resume!. For now, we won't be doing potlucks. Please bring your own food and tableware (e.g. plate, eating utensils, etc.) Each month we present a short workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic. July - Fall and…

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August 2021

Gardening Workshop – Gardening with Lori Snyder

August-17 to August-17, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:55 pm
Off Site – KG Outdoor Basketball Courts at West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

Programs that are held outdoors may be affected by weather. Dress for the weather. In this joint WENFN WE Urban Garden Club-Village Vancouver workshop, Lori Snyder will plan with participants which herbs to grow, when to harvest them, and when to create new products from them. (Free for Seniors 50 and over). Bring your own filled water bottle.

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Covid Safety at the Community Centre

GENERAL SAFE PRACTICES
Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted.Please arrive no more than 10mins prior to your program time. Patrons may be required to line up prior to entering the facility.Please follow physical distancing practice and maintain minimum 2 metres between yourself and others at all times.Please bring your own pre-filled water bottle and dress accordingly. Not all fountains and changing rooms will be available.· The building will not be open for loitering. You will be asked to leave the building once your program has ended.Anyone not following safety guidelines or directions from staff will be asked to leave. Please respect and follow directions of staff at all times.

COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY·
All participants, instructors and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 OR traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days OR were identified by Public Health as a close contact of a confirmed case must stay home and self-isolate.· Participants must assess themselves daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before attending a program.· A participant may still receive care if another person in their home has symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease, but they remain asymptomatic.· Participants who are ill, including participants of essential service providers, will not be permitted to attend program.· Daily checks for respiratory illness at sign-in by asking participants to confirm that they do not have symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory disease.· If a participant, instructor or staff member is unsure if they should self-isolate, they should be directed to use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit. They can also be advised to contact a family physician or nurse practitioner to be assessed for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

ENHANCED CLEANING MEASURES
Reducing the amount of people who can visit at one time.Setting up one-way travel around facilities and where it is not possible, two-way travel will be in place.Clearing and cleaning programming space in between classes and activities.Facility will be sanitized at least twice per day on all high frequency touch points in addition to any regularly scheduled overnight sanitizing/cleaning per operating days of the facility.Site Safety Plans available at reception desk.

REFUND POLICY
Full refunds will be issued for cancelled programs or for anyone who is unable to attend a program due to a change of date or time. All programs are subject to change or cancellation on short notice. Refunds will be pro-rated from the date requested and must be requested 24 hours prior to the next scheduled class to avert further charges. An administration charge of $5 for one program or $10 for multiple programs applies per transaction to all refunds on programs $20 or over. Refunds for one-day or two-day programs and out trips must be requested 48 hours in advance unless otherwise noted. Refunds for all day camps must be requested a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp every week. Business days are deemed Monday to Friday. Please Note: All cash payments will be refunded in the form of a mailed cheque within 3 weeks of the refund date or may be applied as a credit on account if requested. All refund requests for programs originally paid by cheque will be subject to a 30 day waiting period.