Deepen your connections to this community, this place, this land. Then, help imagine the renewed West End Community Hub.

Help shape the future of the site that currently includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important civic facilities.

It all begins with reconciliation. We invite you to listen and learn from Knowledge Holders from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Then, share your own experiences of the West End and hopes for a new community hub by attending online events, visiting project pop-up locations, and joining us in-person.

Get involved

Workshops

October 13 2021
Health and Wellness visioning workshop (online) featuring artist Chrystal Sparrow

6 – 8 PM
Online
This online workshop with Coast Salish artist Chrystal Sparrow will focus on the theme of health and wellness. Participants will also share their own stories of the West End. Then, we’ll help develop a vision for the future community hub by drawing on Indigenous perspectives and exploring stories submitted by the community.

 

October 17 2021
Arts and Culture visioning workshop (in person) featuring artist Afuwa

3 – 5 PM
West End Community Centre
This in-person workshop with artist Afuwa will focus on the theme of arts and culture. WE Arts will share a story about supporting arts and culture in the West End. Participants will also share their own stories of the West End. Then, we’ll help develop a vision for the future community hub by exploring stories submitted by the community.

 

October 19 2021
Seniors visioning workshop (in person)

1 – 3 PM
West End Community Centre
This in-person workshop will focus on the theme of seniors and how related ideas can inform the vision for the future West End community hub. West End Seniors Network will share a story about supporting seniors in the West End. Participants will also share their own experiences of the West End. Then, we’ll help develop a vision for the future community hub by exploring stories submitted by the community.

 

October 24 2021
Children, Youth, and Families visioning workshop (in person)

10 AM – noon
West End Community Centre

This family-friendly in-person workshop will explore themes of children, youth, and families. Hosted with WE Arts and featuring visual artist and writer Afuwa, this interactive workshop will explore our experiences of the West End to help develop a vision for the future community hub.

 

October 27 2021
Visioning workshop for Indigenous Peoples (in person) featuring artist Cory Douglas

6 – 8 PM
Coal Harbour Community Centre

This in-person workshop with Coast Salish artist Cory Douglas is for Indigenous persons. It will focus on Indigenous presence in the West End, and how these ideas can inform the vision for the future West End community hub.

 

November 01 2021
Lifelong Learning and Public Spaces visioning workshop (online) featuring artist Ken Boesem

6 – 8 PM
Online

This online workshop with artist Ken Boesem will focus on the theme of lifelong learning and public spaces. The West End Community Centre Association will help set the context. Participants will also share their own stories of the West End. Then, we’ll help develop a vision for the future community hub by exploring stories submitted by the community.

 

December 08 2021
Visioning Results Presentation and Feedback (online) featuring artist Angela George

6 – 8 PM
Online

This online public information session will feature artist Angela George. It will bring together the stories and greater understandings from submitted West End experiences and Indigenous teachings shared at previous W.E. Connect workshops.