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 promote individual and community development by providing quality leisure services.
A warm welcome to you to enjoy the wide array of new and back-by-popular-demand programs and special events at the West Point Grey Community Centre this Fall season. Our staff and instructors strive to make this Centre a truly welcoming and inclusive space for all community members at all our facilities – at the beautiful historic Aberthau Mansion, Gym and Fitness Centre, Pottery Studio and at our satellite facility at the Jericho Hill Centre. Altogether, we serve over 10,000 patrons annually.
This Community Centre has been part of the West Point Grey neighborhood since 1974, and is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors of the West Point Grey Community Association [WPGCA] together with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. At its heart, our recreation, arts and culture programs and services are about serving our community. Each new season provides an exciting new opportunity to provide programs and space for our community members to gather, learn and participate.
Fall is a busy time at our Centre with many “must-attend” special events happening including Harvest Celebration in September, Halloween Carnival and Halloween events in October, Lighting of Aberthau in November, Breakfast with Santa in December and other special events throughout the season.
Due to high demand, we are offering new pottery classes including Parent and Child Pottery Class, Beginners Only Pottery Class, and Advanced Pottery Class. New classes for preschoolers and children include Watercolour Art, Mad Science, Game Design and Coding. New classes for adults and seniors include Collaborative Creative Dance, Earthquake Preparedness, Food Skills for Families and Nordic Walking. A new Leadership and Entrepreneurship program for youth is being offered through Junior Achievement BC, Friday Night Madness is back…and much more!
Our Gym and Fitness Centre and Pottery Studio hours are extended on Saturdays to 9:00 p.m. There is an exciting line-up planned by our resident artists including a special dance performance by The Dezza Catalyst Dance Residency in November titled “No Place Like Home”.
Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing demand for arts and culture programs and events. While maintaining a full range of programs currently offered at our Community Centre, we hope to grow to become a premier destination for arts and culture in Vancouver and thereby support and encourage the development of local artists and provide high quality programs and space to engage our local and broader community. Towards that end, I am pleased to share that for the past 2 years in a row we have received matching funds from the City’s 2016 and 2017 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program to fund an Arts and Culture Needs Analysis Study. The first of two phases of this Study was completed in April of this year and the second phase of this Study is currently underway. We hope to have the second phase completed by the end of the year.
I want to extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to our staff, volunteers, committee members, and Board of Directors for their multitude of contributions in making this Community Centre a better place. The sense of community at our Centre is incredible and we look forward to serving you all again. We thank you for your on-going support. Have a wonderful Fall season!
West Point Grey Community Association