The West Point Grey Community Centre is jointly operated by the West Point Grey Community Association and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. The centre offers an exciting blend of programming in recreation, sport and the arts for all age groups.
To provide artistic, cultural,educational, health,fitness, and recreational activities within an inclusive organization that fosters well-being and community.
November 2019 for Winter 2020
Change is in the air as we bring you a new season of Winter programming. We say goodbye and many thanks to staff members Kathryn Sweetapple, our Recreation Supervisor and Natalie Vermaas, our Recreation Programmer. Kathryn and Natalie served at the Centre for 5 and 7 years respectively and will continue to work with the Vancouver Park Board at the Roundhouse Community Centre. We greatly appreciate their time with us and all that they contributed-programs, events, leadership and more. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
Starting with our Winter programming, Leisure Access Program cardholders can receive an unlimited discount of 50% off program fees. This policy, designed to better support low-income patrons, lifts the previous restriction of 50% off one program per person per season, which are still in effect at most other community centres.
To celebrate 107 years of Aberthau, we are offering $100 off a program fee to the 107th person that registers for one of our Winter programs. See page 43 for full contest details and to find out how you can enter.
We invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday February 5, 2020 starting at 7pm at Aberthau. The new WPGCC Association Board of Directors will be elected and guests will hear a special presentation by Professor Patrick M. Condon, an urban designer, planner and UBC professor, and the author of several planning books in the field of sustainability and public engagement. Professor Condon will speak on the topic of the Broadway subway – what to expect and what to do about it. We are also recruiting Association Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Please apply on our website at westpointgrey.org/get-involved/volunteer.
A few reminders for our patrons: some of our winter classes are offered in two sessions that run either before or after Spring Break, while other programs run the full four months with a pause for Spring Break. Our Pottery workshops for intermediate and advanced students are back for the month of April and are extremely popular and therefore sell out fast so register early. Our Family Day Celebration returns on Monday February 17 and will once again feature free activities, games and entertainment for the whole family while paying tribute to the 10 year anniversary of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Pickleball also returns this season with offerings for different levels and private lessons too. Lastly, our gymnasium and change rooms will undergo renovations this upcoming Spring and Summer, which could impact some activities as early as April, more information will be available in the new year so stay tuned.
We appreciate your continued patronage and interest in our Centre.
West Point Grey Community Centre Association