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NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Apartment Living

This session is for the apartment/condo dwellers – who have unique challengeswhen preparing for emergencies or disasters. Living in Vancouver, we could be faced with an earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you and your family are prepared. It covers what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes when you live in an apartment. Please pre-register.

Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Tue Sep 10 7:00-8:30pm
236638 Free
Tue Oct 15 7:00-8:30pm
236639 Free

Bidwell Room

Beginners Bridge

This course is for those that want to learn the game from scratch (no experience required) although card playing experience will help. If you know Bridge but would like to improve your knowledge of North America’s most common system, Standard American, then this course will benefit you too. Fundamentals of the game, scoring, and basic plays will be taught; the bulk of the course focuses on bidding. It will start you off enjoying this most popular card game. A form of mini bridge will learned in two weeks and, after five lessons, you’ll know enough to play the game. However, you can spend a lifetime learning to play Bridge well!

Instructor: Tony Burt

Mon Sep 16-Dec 2 7:15pm-9:15pm
238388 $94/10 sess

Stanley Court Room

The Parenting-Child Relationship: a parenting workshop

A different approach to understanding and managing behaviour. Explore how family dynamics can affect your parenting practices and your child’s behaviour. Learn evidence-based strategies to develop resilience and self-regulation in your child.

Instructor: Tree Roots Counselling

Sat Sep 28, Oct 12, Oct 26 10:00-11:30pm
240328 $60/3 sess

Meeting Room 1 $100/ couple

English Conversation Club

You are welcome to join our weekly conversation circle when you can. The group is open to all levels and there is no charge. We encourage you to practice English in a relaxed circle of friendly people. Conversations are guided by experienced facilitators and we strive to talk about things that interest you.

Tue Sep 10-Dec 10 10:00-11:30am
240575 Free

Meeting Room 2

Organic Hemp Body Care

Discover the amazing properties of Hemp Seed Oil! This exceptionally rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins absorbs well into the skin, and is very healing and rejuvenating. Make high-quality skincare products for all skin types from scratch! Participants will make and take home a Hemp Body Lotion, Hemp Seed Body Exfoliant, Heavenly Hemp Bath n’ Body Oil and a Hemp Seed Soap . Recipes for healing salves and body washes. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE.

Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

Tue Oct 15 6:30-9:00pm
240571 $45/1 sess

Meeting Room 2

Bath Bliss – Stocking Stuffers! NEW!

Great Stocking Stuffer Gifts! Create luxurious and high quality bath products using nourishing organic oils and botanical extracts without the high cost! Shower fanatics will convert! In this hands-on class, make six different bath bombs in a variety of scents and shapes and candy cane bath salts, a vanilla cream bath treat, and a bath n’ body oil. Recipes on tub tea and body polish. Please bring a shoebox to class. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE.

Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

Tue Nov 26 6:30-9:00pm
240572 $45/1 sess

Bidwell Room

Mindfulness For Life

Learn to use mindfulness to overcome life’s challenges and improve your life. Also learn to free yourself from stress and anxiety. Cultivate inner peace and happiness. Class also includes mindfulness practice and mindful qigong. Info:LearnMindfulness.org

Instructor: Sung Yang

Mon Sep 16 7:30-8:45pm
240068 $20/1 sess

Denman Room

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) – Stanley Park

Experience the health benefits of nature as you learn the basics of Forest Bathing from a certified guide. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku, these walks will introduce you to a variety of techniques designed to develop and/ or deepen your connection with nature. Participating in this mindfulness-based practice invites you to disconnect from the business of daily life, while encouraging both body and mind to slow down. Expect to have some fun, share stories along the way, and enjoy a cup of forest tea at the end of each session. We will meet at a different location each week, as indicated below:

Sun Sep 15
Stanley Park Bus Loop 240345
Sat Sep 28
Second Beach Concession Stand 240347
Instructor: Ken Ouendag $20/1 sess

Dog Obedience

Dog Obedience – Beginner Life Skills (dogs 6 mths+)

The focus of beginner training is to learn everyday basic life skill exercises such as sit, stay, down, come when called, and proper leash handling methods while incorporating varying degrees of distractions. We use food, praise and play along with scientific learning principles to teach your dog how to achieve these goals. No new registration after the 2nd class.

Instructor: DOGSmart Training

Wed Sep 11-Oct 16 7:40-8:40pm
238864 $179/6 sess

Barclay Room

FUN Rally-O Connection Game NEW!

Rally-O is a sport based on the obedience practice of active warm-up and freestyle exercises. It requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. The handler proceeds around a course of 10-20 designated stations with the dog in heel position. At each station, a sign provides instructions regarding the specific exercise required of the dog.

Wed Oct 23-Nov 27 7:40-8:40pm
238866 $179/ 6 sess

Barclay Room

Dog Obedience – Puppy SmartStart (dogs 10-20 wks)

Two sets of vaccinations are required. In this program, your puppy will learn the importance of socialization to other dogs, people, and objects. Course content includes an introduction to basic commands. Behaviours such as house training, bite inhibition, jumping up, and solutions are discussed. No new registration after the 2nd class.

Instructor: DOGSmart Training
Wed Sep 11-Oct 16 6:30-7:30pm
238863 $179/6 sess
Barclay Room

Dog Obedience – Puppy SmartStart (dogs 10-20 wks)

Two sets of vaccinations are required. In this program, your puppy will learn the importance of socialization to other dogs, people, and objects. Course content includes an introduction to basic commands. Behaviours such as house training, bite inhibition, jumping up, and solutions are discussed. No new registration after the 2nd class.

Instructor: DOGSmart Training

Wed Oct 23-Nov 27 6:30-7:30pm
238865 $179/6 sess

Barclay Room

Community Care First Aid

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Emergency First Aid & CPR C/AED

Simple First-Aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First-Aid & CPR for home or in the workplace. The course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults (CPR Level C) and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies in babies and children and AED certification. Canadian Red Cross certificate valid for 3 years upon completion

Instructor: Community Care First Aid

Sat Oct 19 9:10am-5:00pm
237041 $90/Person

Stanley Court Room

Red Cross Babysitting (11-16 yrs)

This course is a nationally recognized program designed to prepare your growing teen to develop self-assurance, knowledge, and skills required for babysitting duties and when caring for themselves alone.

Instructor: Community Care First Aid

Sat Nov 23 9:30am-4:30pm
237036 $65/Person

Barclay Room

Gardening Workshop Series

Intro to Fermenting

In this joint Village Vancouver-WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop, you’ll learn about several fermenting options, including vegetable fermenting (sauerkraut and local seasonal ferments), water kefir, milk kefir, and kombucha. Other topics covered include where to find supplies and ingredients, how much time and space is needed, and what equipment is required. We’ll have a community seed library – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Fri Sep 27 4:30-6:00pm
239107 $13/1 sess

Meeting Room 1

Menu Planning, Meal Prep and Mason Jar Salads

In this joint West End Neighbourhood Food Network-Village Vancouver workshop with Rashmi GC, you’ll learn how to plan healthier options for meals throughout the week and prepare a personalized Menu Plan for yourself, get tips about meal prep, and take home a Mason Jar Salad! We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Sun Sep 22 1:00-3:00pm
239106 $13/1 sess

Barclay Room

West End Urban Garden Club

Organized by West End Neighbourhood Food Network, we share information, organize food and gardening workshops, save and give out seeds, produce the West End Urban Garden Calendar, explore possibilities for creating more gardening spaces in the West End, and engage in other food and gardening-related activities. In addition, our WeBee pollinators group will be giving out Mason bee houses (while supplies last), and kids (of all ages) can take a picture with WeBee. Each month we hold a discussion/ present a short talk or engage in a food and/or gardening related activity of interest to West Enders and others. April – Exploring the West End Urban Gardening Calendar, May – How to Create a Village in the City, June – Seed Packet Party. All ages welcome, whether you currently have a garden or not! Preceded by Village Vancouver’s and WENFN’s monthly Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (separate registration required).

Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Sep 15 2:30pm-3:30pm
239116 Free
Sun Oct 20 2:30pm-3:30pm
239117 Free
Sun Nov 17 2:30pm-3:30pm
239118 Free
Barclay Room

Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop

Organized by West End Neighbourhood Food Network, we share information, organize food and gardening workshops, save and give out seeds, produce the West End Urban Garden Calendar, explore possibilities for creating more gardening spaces in the West End, and engage in other food and gardening related activities. In addition, our WeBee pollinators group will be giving out Mason bee houses (while supplies last), and kids (of all ages) can take a picture with WeBee. Each month we hold a discussion/ present a short talk or engage in a food and/or gardening related activity of interest to West Enders and others. September – Brainstorming Winter Workshops and Activities, October – Seed Packet Party, November – Updating the West End Urban Garden Calendar. All ages welcome, whether you currently have a garden or not! Preceded by Village Vancouver’s and WENFN’s monthly Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (separate registration required).

Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Sep 15 1:00-2:30pm
239108 Free
Sun Oct 20 1:00-2:30pm
239109 Free
Sun Nov 17 1:00-2:30pm
239110 Free
Barclay Room

Growing Japanese Fall Vegetables

In this joint Village Vancouver-WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop presented by the Tonari Gumi (Japanese Community Volunteer) Gardeners, you’ll learn about wonderful Japanese vegetables and how to grow them. Workshop participants can take home plant starts or seeds, and enjoy sampling some of these vegetables in simple Japanese recipes. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up additional free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Sun Oct 6 1:00-3:00pm
239111 $13/1 sess

Barclay Room

Making Beeswax Salves

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN Urban Garden Club workshop with Lori Snyder, you’ll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It’s quick and easy, and 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. We’ll have the community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Tue Oct 22 6:30-8:30pm
239112 $13/1 sess

Bidwell Room

Planning Your Spring Garden

Enjoy the taste of freshly grown veggies from your garden this coming spring! Village Vancouver and WENFN West End Urban Garden Club present a workshop with Rhiannon Johnson covering the basics of planning, and then preparing and starting a food garden come Spring. You’ll learn how plan and prepare your garden space, as well as some simple techniques for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Sun Nov 3 1:00-3:00pm
239113 $13/1 sess

Barclay Room

Seed Savers Club

Join Village Vancouver and WENFN’s West End Urban Garden Club at our Seed Savers Club. All ages welcome! Find out from convenor Ross Moster how the library works and learn about the Garden Club and Village Vancouver’s seed libraries and seed saving efforts around the city. Meet fellow gardeners and seed savers and share tips, pick up some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate seeds, and help put together seed packets for the library. We’re able to make seed donations to West End community gardens

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Wed Nov 13 1:00-3:00pm
239114 $13/1 sess

Meeting Room 1

Grow Your Own Microcgreens

Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more. In this Village Vancouver and WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you’ll learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We’ll look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You’ll prepare your own microgreen tray to take home! Supplies included. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: WEFN & Village Vancouver

Tue Nov 26 6:30-8:30pm
239115 $13/1 sess

Meeting Room 1

West End Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration

Join us in celebrating the holiday season at our family friendly get together. We’ll provide lots of food and good cheer, as well as a few surprises. Bring something yummy to share. Food stories also welcome!

Instructor: West End Food Network

Sun Dec 1 1:00pm-3:00pm
241520 Free

Barclay Room

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