1 West Point Grey Community Centre Recreation Guide Spring & Summer West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R 1K4 P: westpointgrey.org vancouver.ca/westpointgreyrec OPERATED JOINTLY BY THE WEST POINT GREY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND THE VANCOUVER BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION westpointgrey.org 1
2 Header Community Arts & Culture FUN Summer at West Point Grey Community Centre Camps run for 9 weeks this Summer! Summer Day Camps at WPG! We offer a variety of different day camps for children ages 2-13 years. Whether your child is a first timer and looking for a Mini camp, bilingual and looking for a French immersion camp with Soleil or maybe a Preteen looking for some adventures in our Discoveries camp your child is guaranteed to have an experience like no other. We also offer a variety of speciality camps for the aspiring Skimboarder, Cook, Athlete, Scientist, Artist or the child that wants to try it all and have fun all Summer long. Trimble Park Playground Trimble Park Playground is open 6 days a week, including Saturdays, all Summer long at 8th and Trimble. The Playground staff will organize games, sports, crafts and special events including two Family BBQ nights. The wading pool is also open daily. An activity calendar will be available in mid June. A $5 Summer activity pass is required, which can be purchased at the park. Closed July 1 and Aug 3. Trimble Park Playground $5/Summer Activity Pass M Tu W Th F Sa Jun 29-Aug 28 10:00am-3:30pm Now open until the end of August NW M Movie Night at Trimble Park West Point Grey Community Centre in partnership with the Point Grey Village BIA are hosting their 2nd Annual Movie in the Park through Fresh Air Cinemas. This is the perfect way to spend a Summer night watching a movie under the stars on a giant inflatable screen. So bring your family and friends, a blanket and a snack for a night you will remember. Movie to be announced in July and please note the movie will begin at dusk (approximate 8:00pm-8:30pm) however there will be family friendly activities and a BBQ beforehand. Sa Aug 29 6:30pm-10:30pm Follow us on Become our Facebook Friend! Front cover photos: Day Camps (Preschool & Children), Zumba (Adult & Older Adults), Family Fun Nights (All), Painting for Somewhat Experienced But Slightly Lost (Adult & Older Adult) and Skimboarding (Children & Youth). Photography on the cover and throughout the brochure by Natalie Vermaas, Shannon Brown and WPG Staff. 2 Table of Contents Community Association Info...4 Winter Highlights...5 Special Events Community Arts & Culture Infant & Preschool Children & Preteen Preteen...20 Youth Summer Day Camps Adults Sports...45 Older Adults & Seniors Personal Training...49 Fitness Centre...50 Group Fitness Classes...51 Rentals Lord Byng Pool...54 Community Directory...55 Things You Need To Know Index...58 NW M Belm Langa Belm Langa
3 Welcome arine Dr arine Dr ont Ave ra Ave ont Ave ra Ave Sasamat St LOCARNO BEACH PARK! LOCARNO PARK W 1st Ave W 3rd Ave W 5th Ave Spring & Summer 2015 Registration starts 9!! Trimble St 1 JERICHO HOSTEL W 2nd Ave TRIMBLE PARK (W 8TH AVE) JERICHO ARTS CENTRE Discovery St! #4, #84 bus Staff NW Marine Dr! JERICHO BEACH PARK 2! JERICHO HILL CENTRE W 10th Ave W 4th Ave Alma St We are here to ensure your recreation experience is a positive one, please feel free to contact us. Kathryn Sweetapple Community Recreation Supervisor (Acting) TBA... Recreation Facility Clerk Natalie Vermaas... Recreation Programmer II TBA... Recreation Programmer II Hardeep Bassram...Program Assistant III Danita Noyes... City Wide Arts Programmer Dan Pesigan...Building Worker Danny Hui...Lord Byng Pool Programmer II Tuesday March 10 at 9:00am Pre-registration for returning students for private lessons begins Tuesday March 3 at 9:00am The West Point Grey Community Centre (WPGCC) consists of six buildings including Aberthau Mansion, the gymnasium, fitness centre, pottery studio, Jericho Hill Centre, which is located at 4196 West 4th Avenue, and the cooperatively-operated Jericho Arts Centre. Our neighbourhood pool, Lord Byng is located on 3990 West 14th Avenue. If you would like a tour of Aberthau Mansion, please contact us at Getting to West Point Grey Community Centre by Public Transit West Point Grey Community Centre is located at 4397 West 2nd Avenue and is now easily accessible by public transit. The #4 UBC and #84 UBC express bus stops at West 4th Ave and North West Marine Drive. When you get off the bus head northeast on West 4th Ave towards NW Marine Dr, turn left on NW Marine Dr, and turn left again on West 2nd to the community centre. N á Getting to Jericho Hill Centre by Public Transit Jericho Hill Centre is located at 4196 West 4th Avenue and is also easily accessible by public transit. The #4 UBC bus stops at West 4th Ave and 4100 Block. When you get off the bus cross the street heading south and follow the driveway up to Jericho Hill Centre. Hours of Operation WPG Main Office and Fitness Centre The office closes 45 minutes prior to Centre. The Fitness Centre closes 15 minutes prior to Centre Apr 1-Jun 28 Mon-Th... 6:00am-10:00pm Fri... 6:00am-7:30pm Sat...9:00am-5:00pm... Fitness Centre open at 10:00am Sun... 9:00am-5:00pm Jun 29-Aug 31 Mon-Th... 6:00am-9:00pm Fri... 6:00am-7:30pm Sat...9:00am-5:00pm... Fitness Centre open at 10:00am Sun... 9:00am-5:00pm Holiday Hours Apr 3 & 6, May 18, Jul 1 & Aug 3...9:00am-1:00pm Aberthau FREE PARKING Available! 1 2 Apr 1-Jun 28 Mon-Thr...9:00am-10:00pm Fri...9:00am-6:00pm Sat...9:00am-5:00pm Sat (June)...9:00am-12:30pm Sun... Closed except on Special Event Days Jun 29-Aug 31 Mon-Thr...9:00am-9:00pm Fri...9:00am-6:00pm Sat & Sun... Closed except on Special Event Days Holiday Hours Apr 3 & 6, May 18, Jul 1 & Aug 3... Closed westpointgrey.org 3
4 West Point Grey Community Association President s Message It is my favorite time at the West Point Grey Community Centre once again the Spring and Summer season! It s also our busy season of the year, with the kids out of school and the days long. Speaking of school, the youth scholarship application process is open and awarded in June so make sure to get those applications in! Once the kids are out of school we will be offering Summer Day Camps as always. Last year, many camps sold out so please ensure you sign up early! We will be offering a variety of Summer Day Camps included French immersion, out-trips, skim boarding, tennis and other fun activities for ages 3 to 13 years old. We will also be offering our licensed Summer Day Camp throughout the summer. There are a few new programs for the adults as well, such as Gardening and Food Safe. Our extended summer hours at Trimble Park will continue once again this year. The pool will be open from Monday through Saturday and every Wednesday we will host free Family Fun nights at the park. As it was such a big hit last year, we will be having our 2nd annual Movie in the Park on August 29th. Also, don t forget about Point Grey Fiesta! The West Point Grey Community Association has long been a sponsor and we would love for you to join us in the parade on Saturday, June 20th! In February we said good-bye to one of our favorite staff members, Shannon Brown, who is unfortunately leaving us for an opportunity at another centre. Shannon specialized in Adult, Fitness and Pottery programs and played a big hand in assisting with our Special Events. Shannon s dedication and positive attitude will be missed! We wish her all of the best in her next endeavor. This will be my last President s message as I have now stepped down from the Board. It has been a great three years. I am most proud of all our Special Events, facility upgrades and the progress we have made with the Park Board joint operating agreement negotiations. I would like to thank all of the Board members, staff and volunteers that made my time on the Board so memorable. Cheers, Christine Nelson President, WPGCA Our Mission Statement To promote individual and community development by providing quality leisure services Board of Directors Kimberly Barwich Yvette Bell Parviz Cordwell David Dolphin Mohamud Kassam Leonard Ma Shamsah Mohamed Robert Seppala 4 Shamim Shivji Danae Slater Shawna Smith Michelle Tseng Ahmad Wali James Yang Christine Nelson (Past President)
5 Winter Highlights Pic. 1. Family Gingerbread House Decorating Pic. 2. Lighting of Aberthau Pic. 3. Junior Jules Quesnel Choir at Lighting of Aberthau Pic. 4. Breakfast with Santa Pic. 5. WPG Association AGM Pic. 6. Breakfast with Santa Pic. 7. WPG and Dunbar Board and Staff Holiday Party Pic. 8. Zumba at Family Day Pic. 9. Family Day Pic. 10. Pottery Club at Family Day westpointgrey.org 5
6 Community Arts & Culture Special Events Spring Dive in Movie Night (10-13 yrs) The pool is reserved for preteens only with a movie projected onto the wall while different activity stations, music and a concession are set up for everyone to enjoy. This is a night not to be missed! Event takes place at Lord Byng Pool, registration is through West Point Grey Community Centre. Movie will be announced in mid April. Lord Byng Pool WP $8/1 sess Sa May 2 5:00pm-8:00pm Wine & Paint Evening at Aberthau Mansion NEW We invite you to come and discover the beauty of your own expression in this social, wine and painting event at Aberthau Mansion. Our local WPG Instructor Davide, will be on hand to guide you through the evening. We will provide the canvas, paints, brushes, appetizers & wine. At the end of the evening you will get to take home your new masterpiece! No painting experience is required. Oak Room WP $25/1 sess F May 22 7:00pm-9:00pm INSTRUCTOR: DAVIDE MERINO Afternoon Tea Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland Theme We invite you to tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy this Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea. The event will be fun for all ages. There will be an afternoon tea style meal, entertainment, activities, a photo booth and more. Weather permitting the event will be hosted outside with bocce ball and croquet. If the event is inside other activities will be planned which could include painting your own tea cup! Bring your craziest hat! And remember don't be late for this very important date! Aberthau Main Floor WP $12/person Su May 31 1:30pm-3:30pm Point Grey Fiesta Join us for the annual Fiesta Day parade and celebration at Trimble Park. There will be crafts, games, hands on Pottery demonstrations and the wading pool will be open. Come meet the WPG Staff and Board members, Playground leaders, some of the Day Camp staff and the Preschool teachers all while finding out what West Point Grey CC offers. This is a fun event for all ages! Please note the parade starts the event at 10th and Blanca. For more information check out the Fiesta website pointgreyfiesta.org Trimble Park WP Sa Jun 20 10:00am-3:00pm Chess Tournament (5+ yrs) WPGCC is hosting it s seasonal chess tournament! There are eight different sections for the tournament: K (pre-k included) and Gr.1-7. Trophies for 1st - 5th place for each section and all non-trophy winners receive a gold chess medal. WPG Youth Council will provide a concession. Aberthau Main Floor WP $25/1 sess Su Jun 21 9:15am-2:30pm INSTRUCTOR: TONI DELINE Follow us on Become our Facebook Friend! 6
7 Special Special Events Events Summer Summer 24th Annual Sandcastle Competition Get out your buckets, shovels and sunscreen for our 24th Annual Sandcastle Event. A day of sand, sun, fun, adventure and prizes awaits you! Our community partners including Science World, Port of Metro Vancouver and many more will be on hand to join in the festivities. Families and Day Camps are invited to come! This event books up fast so early registration is highly recommended. Please note registration for the event is non refundable. Spanish Banks West WP $4/1 sess F Jul 24 10:00am-2:00pm Family Fun Nights at Trimble Park Join us on Wednesdays nights this Summer as we host our 2nd year of Family Fun Nights at Trimble Park. These nights mean that the pool reopens, the giant games are brought out and the hot dogs are put on the BBQ for a fun night spent in the Park. Trimble Park Playground W Jul 8-Aug 26 5:00pm-8:00pm Trimble Park Playground Trimble Park Playground is open 6 days a week, including Saturdays, all Summer long at 8th and Trimble. The Playground staff will organize games, sports and crafts. The wading pool is also open daily. An activity calendar will be available in mid June. A $5 Summer activity pass is required, which can be purchased at the park. Closed July 1 and Aug 3. Trimble Park Playground $5/Summer Activity Pass M Tu W Th F Sa Jun 29-Aug 28 10:00am-3:30pm Movie at Trimble Park West Point Grey Community Centre in partnership with the Point Grey BIA and Fresh Air Cinema are hosting a big screen movie in Trimble Park. Activities including a BBQ and family friendly activities beginning at 6:30pm with the movie starting at approx. 8pm. Movie choice will be announced in July, follow us on Facebook and on our website for all the details and to help vote. Trimble Park WP Sa Aug 29 6:30pm-10:30pm westpointgrey.org 7
8 Community Arts & Culture Community Arts & Culture Aberthau/West Point Grey Artists Residencies working with our communities. Aberthau Fieldhouse Studio Residency 4397 W 2nd Ave. The Loco Moto Art Collective has been awarded an extension to their studio residency at West Point Grey Community Centre. They will continue developing unique indoor and outdoor arts experience including large-scale digital mosaics, video and sound installations and live multi-media performances. Check out their project blog for more information on workshops and events. Moments of Happiness As part of the artist residency, Laura Lee Coles & Rob Scharein will conduct a community engaged art project, Moments of Happiness. The artists will visit the lobbies of various community centres throughout the year. People will be encouraged to share a moment of happiness be it a photo image, a word, or a memory in the form of a sentence. The artists will then take these contributions and create a final artwork and present it on March 20, 2016 for the International Day of Happiness. Aberthau: flax=food+fibre - Phase three NW Marine Drive before Trimble St. Building on the last two year s outdoor garden project, Aberthau: flax=food+fibre, in 2015 we will be partnering with Village Vancouver, local artists, community members and the WPG Preschool here to grow fibre and food based crops together. Free workshops open to all ages will be offered, check here for details For info on the flax weaving projects go to The Dezza Catalyst Dance Residency This residency facilitates the creation and performance of new contemporary dance works with emerging and midcareer dancers. Under the direction of dancer/choreographer Desirée Dunbar, dancers develop their own vocabulary and express themselves with peer support, as well as develop skills. Peek in to view open rehearsals in the Oak Room on Fridays 1:30pm-3:00pm Other Artist in Residency Projects in our Parks McBride Park Fieldhouse Studio Residency 3350 W 4th Waterloo Street The Vancouver Park Board Fieldhouse Studio Program provides studio space to artists in exchange for community engaged/ social practices at no charge to the public. This work will be centered out of the studio, surrounding parks and adjacent/partner community centres. The McBride artists will be announced in March 2015, for this info go to The Bird Project at Queen Elizabeth Park Fieldhouse Studio Artists Geneviève Raiche-Savoie and Jesse Garbe of Department of Bird Safety produce socially-engaged art that raises awareness about issues concerning local and migratory birds as part of the City of Vancouver s Bird Friendly Strategy. These artists propose to create art pieces on the windows that will deter birds from colliding with the building. (see next page for Seeing Spot project at West Point Grey). For more info about their project go to 8
9 Community Arts & Culture March 27 - April 19 WELCOME TO THEBES Visual Art Displays in the foyer for every show April 29 - May 16 INTO THE WOODS 1675 DISCOVERY STREET June 5-28 THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Moira Buffini UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lupine FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS 2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL July 16 - August 8 (Previews from July 6) THREE PLAYS IN REPERTORY by Molière UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Tickets/Rsvns: jerichoartscentre.com or phone ext 2 for United Players, ext 3 for guest shows For performance information, see Want to volunteer? Phone or complete the form on our websites: or or call
10 Community Arts & Culture Community Arts & Culture Seeing Spots An Art Project To Deter Birds From Colliding With Windows at West Point Grey Community Centre. In October 2014, the Park Board Fieldhouse studio resident artists Geneviève Raiche-Savoie and Jesse Garbe were introduced to front office staff of the West Point Grey Community Centre to help find a solution to birds hitting the centre s windows due to their highly reflective surface. The centre s main facade consists of four large windows located next to a children playground. These artists from the Department of Bird Safety proposed to create an art piece on the windows that will deter birds from colliding with the building. This temporary installation of dots will take visual notes from the international artist Damian Hirst s spot paintings and the dot pattern created by Feather Friendly, a bird collision company specializing in glass deterrents. They will be working with West Point Grey community members this Spring in placing the multi-colored dots onto the windows to offer an enjoyable aesthetic component that will be observable by both humans and birds. Go to events-listing/ for more info. This project will be facilitated through the West Regional Arts Programmer and West Point Grey Community Centre Staff, who are all very excited to launch this pilot project leading up to Vancouver s Bird Week We plan to have more site installations of the Seeing Spots at Community Centres and Civic buildings during bird week. These projects fall in line with the Vancouver Bird Strategy to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver. Vancouver Draw Down Saturday, June 20 at Community Centres all over Vancouver from the closet Pictionary buff and practiced doodler to those who want to show off their mad charcoal skills. Shawn Conner, WEVancouver The Vancouver Draw Down is back! Last summer saw collaborative murals, costume designs, comic jamming and blindfolded drawing what will Draw Down 2015 bring? This event reconnects EVERYONE with the creative pleasure of making your mark at drop in drawing workshops in community centres, art galleries, public parks and on city streets. Join us for fun, easy, inspiring workshops led by artists in your neighbourhood for FREE, all ages drawing activities. For more information and workshop times visit: 10
11 Infant & Preschool Arts Art From The Heart (3-5 yrs) Come and explore the wonderful world of art. Paint to music, paint with unusual objects, paint like Picasso, explore collage and get messy with a mountain of play doh. All supplies are included in the fee. Parents are encouraged to participate. Art opens up a world of colour and communication for children, whilst providing them with a release of emotion. Drop in $11 if space permits. No class May 18. Craft Room WP $120/9 sess M Apr 13-Jun 15 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: DOODLEBLOBZ FINE ARTS Mudd Puppies Clay for Preschoolers! (4-6 yrs) Discover the magic of clay with Cheryl Stapleton. Create extraordinary animals, castles, spaceships and/or aliens from clay. Emphasis is on having good, creative fun. All supplies included. No registration after the 3rd class. Pottery Studio WP $114/10 sess W Apr 8-Jun 10 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: CHERYL STAPLETON Dance Ballet Adult & Tot (1.5-3 yrs) Introduce your little ones to a world of dance and movement. Classes are designed to encourage young dancers to join in and have fun dancing with Mom or Dad. Parent participation is required. Please ensure your child has indoor only shoes. Drop in $8 if space permits. Oak Room WP $70/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 9:30am-10:00am INSTRUCTOR: KAYLA HEYBLOM Ballet Preschool (3-5 yrs) Introduce your child to the fundamentals of Ballet! These classes develop coordination, rhythm and movement while emphasizing fun and imagination. Please ensure your child has indoor only shoes. Drop in $9 if space permits. Oak Room WP $85/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 10:00am-10:45am INSTRUCTOR: KAYLA HEYBLOM Hip Hop (3-5 yrs) It s never too soon to start Hip Hop! A great way to explore movement to music while emphasizing fun and using the latest tunes. Please ensure your child has indoor only shoes. Drop in $9 if space permits. Oak Room WP $85/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 10:45am-11:30am INSTRUCTOR: KAYLA HEYBLOM Zumba Kids (4-7 yrs) Zumba Kids Jr is a fusion of world and Latin styles with a hip hop edge - salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more. Program is designed to let kids max out on fun while dancing their hearts out. Participants will learn at least 6 dances! Watch their energy and coordination levels soar as they get the groove. More info at Oak Room Free Trial WP Tu Apr 7 3:30pm-4:15pm WP $80/10 sess Tu Apr 14-Jun 16 3:30pm-4:15pm INSTRUCTOR: ENDORPHIN RUSH DANCE & FITNESS westpointgrey.org 11
12 Infant & Preschool 12 Birthday Parties Bouncy Castle Party Time (2-12 yrs) Have fun in the gym with our playtime toys, sports equipment and brand new bouncy castle. The party includes 30 mins for set-up, 2 hrs for the party, 30 mins for clean-up and two birthday party leaders - one to supervise the bouncy castle and one for activities. You bring everything else including decorations, food and cake. Max 24 children. Additional flat rate of $45 for more than 24 children up to 40. No AM parties June 20 and no AM & PM parties on June 14. WPG Gym WP $165/1 sess Sa Apr 11-Jun 27 11:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm WP $165/10 sess Su Apr 12-Jun 28 11:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm WP $165/1 sess Sa Jul 4-Aug 22 11:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm WP $165/1 sess Su Jul 5-Aug 23 11:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm Education Little Bakers (3-5 yrs) NEW This program is perfect for Preschooler who always wants to help when Mom and Dad are in the kitchen. They will have hands-on experiences, each week, as they learn how to make fun snacks and try their hand at little baking projects and healthy snacks. In addition, crafts include a personalized recipe book, place mat and a surprise craft! Drop in $12 if space permits. Kitchen WP $100/10 sess Th Apr 16-Jun 18 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: TBA Family Playtime Family Playtime (1-5 yrs) Climb, slide, ride, roll, jump, play sports (Soccer, Floor Hockey or Basketball) or just bounce away with the Bouncy Castle! There is something fun for every child. Parents must stay with the child(ren) during Family Playtime. Drop in $3.25 or $27.50 for a 10 visit card. WPG Gym Sa Apr 11-Jun 13 9:30am-11:00am Su Apr 12-Jun 14 9:30am-11:00am Languages Japanese programs take place at Jericho Hill Centre located at 4196 West 4th Avenue. Japanese (3-5 yrs) Children will learn the Japanese language through highly activity based methods. They do not need to have any experience with the Japanese language to attend this class. This Japanese program has been in operation at WPG for 17 years and continues to emphasize the importance of creativity and social development in the acquisition of language skills. JHC Preschool Room 3 yrs WP $280/28 sess Tu Th Mar 24-Jun 25 9:15am-10:30am WP $280/28 sess Tu Th Mar 24-Jun 25 10:45am-12:00pm 3-4 yrs WP $135/14 sess W Mar 25-Jun 24 12:45pm-2:00pm WP $135/14 sess W Mar 25-Jun 24 2:15pm-3:30pm 4 yrs No class April 6 and May WP $251/26 sess M W Mar 23-Jun 24 9:15am-10:30am WP $251/26 sess M W Mar 23-Jun 24 10:45am-12:00pm 5 yrs WP $120/14 sess Tu Mar 24-Jun 23 5:00pm-6:00pm WP $120/14 sess Tu Mar 24-Jun 23 3:45pm-4:45pm INSTRUCTOR: HIROKO KASHIHARA Let s Speak Spanish (3-5 yrs) Children will learn Spanish through arts, crafts, music, and stories. This is the ideal class for children learning Spanish for the first time or for those you want to continue to learn and most importantly have fun doing so. Please note children must be out of diapers. Meeting Room WP $145/10 sess F Apr 10-Jun 12 10:45am-12:00pm INSTRUCTOR: YOLANDA KOROMPAI For Languages courses in the Summer please see page 25.
13 Infant & Preschool Licensed West Point Grey Preschool at Aberthau Our Preschool offers care for children ages 30 months-5 years in the West Point Grey Community within a learning through play environment. This program provides a stimulating environment while enabling children to develop creative, social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. The curriculum includes structured and non-structured activities which allow children to make individual choices, experience group activities and meet the unique needs and abilities of each child. Weekly themes are developmentally appropriate and are expanded on based on each specific age group. Limited spots still available for the current year till June Month Old Program Tues and Thurs 9:15-11:15am $170/month 3 Year Old Program Mon, Wed and Fri 9:00-11:30am $190/month 4 Year Old Program Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs 12:15-3:15pm $296/month This age group includes the weekly family fun phonics program. TEACHERS: MIRANDA TAGLIAFIERRO & SABLE STRUB Registration for the school year is now open! Music Sing! Dance! Play! Kodaly-Orff Music (1-3 yrs) Explore the world of music together through songs, stories, games and expressive movement. You ll bond with your little one as concepts including dynamics, keeping the beat and playing Orff instruments are introduced. Come try this unique class that blends musical, cognitive, and social development with pure fun! Children must be walking to take this class and caregiver participation (one adult only) is required. Siblings under 6 months of age attend free. Sibling discount available for 2nd child over 6 months of age. Drop in $14 if space permits. Library WP $125/10 sess Tu Apr 14-Jun 16 10:30am-11:15am WP $125/10 sess F Apr 10-Jun 12 10:30am-11:15am INSTRUCTOR: TOREY ZACHARY Summer Time Fun Give your child a memorable Summer by registering your child for one of our many Summer Day Camps or joining us at Trimble Park this Summer daily Monday Saturday with activities and a wading pool, Family Fun Nights on Wednesdays and our Movie in the Park in August. West Point Grey Community Centre should be your destination this Summer. Check out pages 7 and westpointgrey.org 13
14 Infant & Preschool 14 Tennis Tennis (5-18 yrs) NEW Progressive Tennis is the fun teaching route to successful tennis for kids. Through cooperative activities and fun competitive games all players will develop and improve their level of play. The program is divided into two levels: Level 1 Fundamentals develops foundational skills for all beginners and Novice Players. This level is most often taken twice to achieve the level of Serve, Rally and Score on the court size that relates to the age of the player. Level 2 Competitive Level takes the skills developed in Level 1 and teaches the player to use tactics to play games and matches. No class May 16. Jericho Beach Park Tennis Courts Tennis Courts are located at Jericho Beach Park east of the soccer fields and south of the Jericho Sailing Centre. More information about the player levels and descriptions go to Red Ball (5-7 yrs) Fundamentals WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 4:00pm-5:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 10:00am-11:00am Competitive WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 6:00pm-7:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 11:00am-12:00pm Orange Ball (7-9 yrs) Fundamentals WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 4:00pm-5:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 10:00am-11:00am Competitive WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 6:00pm-7:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 11:00am-12:00pm Green Ball (9-12 yrs) Fundamentals WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 5:00pm-6:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 10:00am-11:00am Competitive WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 6:00pm-7:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 11:00am-12:00pm Teen (13-18 yrs) Fundamentals WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 4:00pm-5:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 10:00am-11:00am Competitive WP $76/8 sess Tu Th May 19-Jun 11 6:00pm-7:00pm WP $76/8 sess Sa Apr 18-Jun 13 11:00am-12:00pm INSTRUCTOR: GORD HAUKA Sports & Martial Arts Soccer GrassRoots (3-5 yrs) GrassRoots Soccer it s more than just improving children s Soccer skills. It s based on a unique coaching model that helps boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and reach their potential. The program uses the four corner model that encompasses four key attributes that are vital for development Physical, Technique, Psychological and Social element, helping children to develop more than just their football skills. Drop in $12 if space permits. WPG Gym WP $100/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 3:20pm-4:05pm INSTRUCTOR: GLYN ROBERTS Tae Kwon Do takes place at Jericho Hill Centre located at 4196 West 4th Avenue. Tae Kwon Do (4-6yrs) Join us to learn Korean martial arts and have fun! Participants will learn kicking, punching and blocking techniques, poomsaes (patterns) and nanchaku (weaponry). There is an additional $70 mandatory cost for nanchaku and uniforms. The black belt certification is recorded at the World Tae Kwon Do Federation headquarters in Korea. No class on April 3 & 5. JHC North Room WP $220/season F Apr 10-Jun 26 6:00pm-6:40pm Su Apr 13-Jun 28 9:30am-10:10am WP $150/season F Jul 3-Aug 21 6:00pm-6:40pm Su Jul 5-Aug 23 9:30am-10:10am INSTRUCTOR: DRAGON TEMPLE
15 Children & Preteen Arts Art From The Heart (6-8 yrs) Children will learn the basics of art in a warm and supportive environment where everyone is an artist! Children learn to use the various art mediums, paint, pencil, watercolour and print making, as well as learning collage, sculpture, and paper mache. You will also develop better drawing skills and learn to draw and paint from a still life or photograph! Drop in $11 if space permits. No class May 18. Craft Room WP $120/9 sess M Apr 13-Jun 15 4:45pm-5:45pm INSTRUCTOR: DOODLEBLOBZ FINE ARTS Painting Laboratory (9-12 yrs) NEW Your child will be encouraged to express their ideas giving their creativity all the freedom, helping them develop their own ideas, making them familiar with painting techniques and media, with different painting tools and materials (pencils, paint brushes, paper and canvases), involving them in group projects and introducing new projects for them to develop. A supply list is provided upon registration. Craft Room WP $160/8 sess W Apr 8-May 27 3:30pm-5:30pm INSTRUCTOR: DAVIDE MERINO Dance Ballet (5-10 yrs) Introduce your child to the world of Ballet. Children will learn the basics of Ballet barre and centre work while continuing to develop coordination, musicality and fluidity of movement and emphasizing fun and creativity. Please ensure your child has indoor only shoes. Drop in $10 if space permits. Oak Room WP $98/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: KAYLA HEYBLOM Creative Clay (7-10 yrs) Get creative with clay as Cheryl teaches you a variety of techniques to create by. All supplies included. No registration after the 3rd class. Pottery Studio WP $134/10 sess W Apr 8-Jun 10 4:45pm-6:00pm INSTRUCTOR: CHERYL STAPLETON Clay Works (10-12 yrs) Cheryl will introduce the basics of wheel throwing pottery techniques and the use of glazes in this class. The focus will be on developing skills used for sculptural/functional wheel thrown objects. Visual co-ordination and creativity are developed and encouraged. All supplies included. No registration after the 3rd class. Pottery Studio WP $120/9 sess Th Apr 9-Jun 4 3:30pm-4:45pm INSTRUCTOR: CHERYL STAPLETON Dance X-Treme for Kids (8-13 yrs) NEW This Dance class is for girls to explore a number of different styles of dances with a variety of guest artists giving them a fun, energetic exploration of movement in a welcoming, safe and inspiring environment. Styles may include Hip Hop, Latin Dance, Acrobatic Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement and Bollywood. More info at No class May 1. Oak Room Free Trial WP F Apr 10 3:30pm-4:30pm WP $86/9 sess F Apr 17-Jun 19 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: ENDORPHIN RUSH DANCE AND FITNESS westpointgrey.org 15
16 Children & Preteen Dance cont d Musical Theatre (5-10 yrs) Act! Sing! Dance! Introduce your child to the world of musical theatre. Children will combine a love of dance with storytelling skills to create a mini play. Parents are invited to view the last class in a performance setting. Please ensure your child has indoor only shoes. Oak Room WP $98/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 4:30pm-5:30pm INSTRUCTOR: KAYLA HEYBLOM Zumba Kids (8-12 yrs) Zumba Kids Jr is a fusion of world and Latin styles with a hip hop edge - salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more. Program is designed to let kids max out on fun while dancing their hearts out. Participants will learn at least 6 dances! Watch their energy and coordination levels soar as they get the groove. More info at Oak Room Free Trial WP Tu 7-Apr 4:30pm-5:30pm WP $90/10 sess Tu Apr 14-Jun 16 4:30-5:30pm INSTRUCTOR: ENDORPHIN RUSH DANCE AND FITNESS Education Aspiring Chefs (6-10 yrs) NEW This program is perfect for children who love to help out in the kitchen and could be aspiring chefs! They will have hands-on experiences as they learn how to make a variety of healthy, delicious and fun dishes including simple salads, sandwiches and soups. This class will also teach children basic cooking skills such as kitchen safety and measurements. Please bring a container every week to bring food home in, and alert us about any allergies or food sensitivities. Drop in $15 if space permits. Kitchen WP $100/10 sess Th Apr 16-Jun 18 4:45pm-6:00pm INSTRUCTOR: TBA Chess for Children (5-12 yrs) Chess is well known to improve concentration and analytical ability. Perfect for children who want to learn how to play and those who are just starting out. Topics covered include how the pieces move, attacking, defending and basic checkmate. The course will be a blend of instruction, handouts and play. Library WP $110/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 3:30-4:40pm INSTRUCTOR: TONI DELINE Chess Tournament (5+ yrs) WPGCC is hosting it s seasonal chess tournament! There are eight different sections for the tournament: K (pre-k included) and Gr.1-7. Trophies for 1st - 5th place for each section and all non-trophy winners receive a gold chess medal. WPG Youth Council will provide a concession. Aberthau Main Floor WP $25/1 sess Su Jun 21 9:15am-2:30pm INSTRUCTOR: TONI DELINE Pre-registration for returning students for private lessons begins Tuesday March 3 at 9:00am. Quoted price is for 30 minute lessons and make-up lessons are at the discretion of the instructor. Speech and Drama (7+ yrs) Have fun learning to use your voice clearly & expressively for presentations and performances. Gain confidence and develop skills for acting, public speaking, debating, social interaction and etiquette. Participate in performance, auditions, recital, festivals, and Royal Conservatory of Music exams (Fine Arts credits for Grade 11 & 12 High School graduation). Diplomas for performing and teaching may be attained. Lessons are 30 minutes - private or semi private. $250 private $125 semi-private. No class May 12 & 14. Library WP $250/10 sess Tu Apr 7-Jun 16 3:30pm-6:30pm WP $250/10 sess Th Apr 9-Jun 18 3:30pm-6:00pm INSTRUCTOR: LISA OPPENHEIM 16
17 Children & Preteen Health & Wellness Yoga Kids (6-10 yrs) NEW With Yoga Kids, kids will improve concentration and focus, stimulate their imagination and help to release energy in a fun and safe environment. Using interactive games and animated postures, kids learn about animals, nature and basis anatomy through yoga. We promote inner-strength, confidence and respect for one s self and others. More info at No class May 1. Oak Room Free Trial WP F Apr 10 4:45pm-5:45pm WP $95/9 sess F Apr 17-Jun 19 4:45pm-5:45pm INSTRUCTOR: ENDORPHIN RUSH DANCE AND FITNESS Languages Japanese programs take place at Jericho Hill Centre located at 4196 West 4th Avenue. Japanese Beginners (6-13 yrs) This class is perfect for English speaking students that would like to learn basic Japanese. The class will be taught in English therefore previous knowledge of Japanese is not required for this class. No class April 6 and May 18. JHC Lower Storage WP $197/12 sess M Mar 23-Jun 22 4:15pm-6:00pm INSTRUCTOR: HIROKO KASHIHARA Grade 2B No class April 6 and May 18. JHC Preschool Room WP $197/12 sess M Mar 23-Jun 22 4:00pm-5:45pm Grade 3 JHC West Art Room WP $230/14 sess Tu Mar 24-Jun 23 4:15pm-6:00pm Grade 4 No class April 6 and May 18. JHC Preschool Room WP $197/12 sess M Mar 23-Jun 22 4:15pm-6:00pm Grade 6 JHC Preschool Room WP $230/14 sess W Mar 25-Jun 24 4:15pm-6:00pm Grade 7 JHC Preschool Room WP $230/14 sess Th Mar 26-Jun 25 4:00pm-5:45pm Grade 8 JHC West Art Room WP $230/14 sess W Mar 25-Jun 24 4:15pm-6:00pm Grade 1-6 Dates for this class are March 28, April 11 & 25, May 2 & 23 and June 6 & 20. JHC Preschool Room WP $147/7 sess Sa Mar 28-Jun 20 1:00pm-4:00pm INSTRUCTOR: HIROKO KASHIHARA Japanese (Grade 1-10) Children will learn the Japanese language through highly activity based methods. They do not need to have any experience with the Japanese language to attend this class. This Japanese program has been in operation with WPG for 17 years and continues to emplasize the importance of creativity and social development in the acquisition of language skills. Grade 1 No class April 3. JHC Preschool Room WP $214/13 sess F Mar 27-Jun 26 4:00pm-5:45pm Grade 2A No class April 3. JHC West Art Room WP $214/13 sess F Mar 27-Jun 26 4:00pm-5:45pm westpointgrey.org 17
18 Children & Preteen Music & Singing Pre-registration for returning students for private lessons begins Tuesday March 3 at 9:00am. Quoted price is for 30 minute lessons and make-up lessons are at the discretion of the instructor. Guitar or Voice Lessons with Iain (6-14yrs) Choose the songs you want to learn on the Guitar! Iain teaches the basics or takes students to the next level of playing. Meeting Room WP $240/10 sess W Apr 8-Jun 10 3:30pm-9:00pm WP $240/10 sess Th Apr 9-Jun 11 3:30pm-9:00pm INSTRUCTOR: IAIN MCLAREN Piano Lessons with June (3.5-18yrs) June s lessons for the young beginners include various fun activities such as alphabet games, playing and singing using props, and music theory colouring books. Quoted price is for half hour lessons. Music Room WP $360/12 sess Tu Apr 7-Jun 23 9:00am-12:00pm WP $360/12 sess Tu Apr 7-Jun 23 2:30pm-8:30pm WP $360/12 sess Th Apr 9-Jun 25 2:30pm-8:30pm WP $360/12 sess F Apr 10-Jun 26 2:30pm-5:30pm WP $240/8 sess Sa Apr 11-May 30 9:00am-1:00pm WP $240/8 sess Tu Jul 7-Aug 25 9:00am-1:00pm WP $240/8 sess Th Jul 9-Aug 27 9:00am-1:00pm WP $240/8 sess F Jul 10-Aug 28 9:00am-1:00pm INSTRUCTOR: JUNE LAM Piano Lessons with Victoria (3+yrs) Participants develop a basic understanding of music theory and technique in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. More advanced students will learn the skill of performing, preparing for the RCM exams and festivals. Quoted price is for half hour lessons. No class May 18. Music Room WP $400/10 sess M Apr 13-Jun 22 12:30pm-7:30pm WP $440/11 sess W Apr 15-Jun 24 4:00pm-7:45pm INSTRUCTOR: VICTORIA GOMON 18 Pro-D Days Pro-D Day - Lazer Tag (8-12 yrs) Spend your Pro-D with West Point Grey Community Centre when we head out for an action packed day of fun and excitment at Planet Lazer. This is a day not to be missed so register, tell some friends about it and don t miss out! Please pack a lunch and fill out a consent form. Youth Room WP $40/1 sess M Apr 27 9:00am-4:00pm INSTRUCTOR: NICOLLE KOEPPEL September School s Out Day Camp NEW (6-12 yrs) It s September and since school is still out for another week, we are offering a week of activities for your child to enjoy and continue on with the fun that they had this Summer. Activities include baking, crafts, games and some out trips. Make sure your child enjoys the last few days of Summer with us by registering early as spots are limited. Please bring a packed lunch and fill out a consent form. Oak Room WP $145/5 sess M Tu W Th F Aug 31-Sep 4 9:00am-4:00pm Follow us on Become our Facebook Friend!
19 Children & Preteen Sports & Martial Arts Fencing, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do take place at Jericho Hill Centre located at 4196 West 4th Avenue. Basketball (8-12 yrs) Children will learn and improve their basic Basketball skills through skill development, cooperative games and relays. This program emphasizes the importance of team work, sportsmanship and respect for others. Registration is recommended as spots fill up quickly. Drop in $8.25 if space permits. WPG Gym WP $80/10 sess Tu Apr 14-Jun 16 3:20pm-4:20pm INSTRUCTOR: TBA Fencing for Beginners (10-13 yrs) Dodge, parry and lunge your way to a healthier body. All equipment is provided. Wear a t-shirt, sweatpants and running shoes. Beginners must purchase a manual from the instructor for $20. Fencing Club also meets M/W 7:30pm-10:00pm & Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm. No class Apr 6, May 18 & Aug 3. JHC North Room WP $60/8 sess M Apr 13-Jun 8 6:30pm-7:30pm WP $50/7 sess M Jul 6-Aug 24 6:30pm-7:30pm INSTRUCTOR: BAC TAU Floor Hockey (8-12 yrs) Floor Hockey is a fun, active and high energy game that focuses on team play and develops hand and eye coordination. Through weekly skill development, cooperative games and challenges, children will learn the fundamentals of Floor Hockey and improve their skills. All equipment is provided. Drop in $8.25 if space permits. WPG Gym WP $80/10 sess Tu Apr 14-Jun 16 4:30pm-5:30pm INSTRUCTOR: TBA For Tennis Lessons see page 14. Kung Fu Wing Chun (6-13 yrs) This famous style of Kung Fu uses gentle and fast movements. This practical self-defense style focuses on turning the opponent s energy to your advantage. The instructor has over twenty years of Kung Fu experience and has taught Grandmaster Yip Man style for more than ten years. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow easy movement. No class Apr 3. JH Gym Stage WP $80/10 sess F Apr 10-Jun 12 6:30pm-7:30pm WP $60/8 sess F Jul 3-Aug 21 6:30pm-7:30pm INSTRUCTOR: SIU SHUN TONG Soccer GrassRoots (5-10 yrs) GrassRoots Soccer it s more than just improving children s Soccer skills. It s based on a unique coaching model that helps boys and girls of all abilities to grow, develop their skills and reach their potential. The program uses the four corner model that encompasses four key attributes that are vital for development Physical, Technique, Psychological and Social element, helping children to develop more than just their football skills - we ll help them to gain confidence, self esteem, learn to work in teams and improve their decision making. Drop in $12 if space permits. WPG Gym 5-7 yrs WP $110/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 4:10pm-5:10pm 8-10 yrs WP $125/10 sess W Apr 15-Jun 17 5:15pm-6:30pm INSTRUCTOR: GLYN ROBERTS Tae Kwon Do (7-14 yrs) Join us to learn Korean martial arts and have fun! Participants will learn kicking, punching and blocking techniques, poomsaes (patterns) and nanchaku (weaponry). There is an additional $70 mandatory afor nanchaku and uniforms. No class on Apr 3 & 5. JHC North Room WP $240/24 sess F Apr 10-Jun 26 6:40pm-7:30pm Su Apr 12-Jun 28 10:10am-11:00am WP $160/16 sess F Jul 3-Aug 21 6:40pm-7:30pm Su Jul 5-Aug 23 10:10am-11:00am INSTRUCTOR: DRAGON TEMPLE westpointgrey.org 19
20 Preteen Friday Night Madness (10-13 yrs) 5:30pm-9:00pm Our Friday night out-trips will give you somethin to talk about. Every Friday night consists of a different activity/outing while meeting new youth and having fun. Transportation will be by public transit. Please make sure to arrive by 5:30pm unless otherwise noted as it s important that we leave on time. Register for all sessions at once and save! NEW If you register your preteen for all 11 Friday Night activities at once, not only is your preteen reserved a spot in this popular program but you save money. Spring season cost $130 instead of $143, making one session free. On-line registration is not available for discount please call or come in person to register. April 10 Welcome Back Games Night $ WP April 17 Swimming at Hillcrest Pool $ WP April 24 Painting on Canvas Night $ WP May 1 Pitch and Putt at Queen Elizabeth Park (5:00pm-9:00pm) $ WP May 8 Baking and Crafts Galore $ WP May 15 Movie - Avengers II at Scotiabank Theatre (6:00pm-10:00pm) $ WP May 22 Skating at Kitsilano Ice Rink $ WP May 29 Granville Island Adventure Camouflage w/false Creek CC $ WP June 5 Pottery at U Paint I Fire $ WP June 12 Iron Chef Challenge $ WP June 19 Outdoor Games, Beach and BBQ Night $ WP 20 Dance Dance X-Treme for Kids (8-13 yrs) NEW This Dance class is for girls to explore a number of different styles of dances with a variety of guest artists giving them a fun, energetic exploration of movement in a welcoming, safe and inspiring environment. Styles may include Hip Hop, Latin Dance, Acrobatic Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement and Bollywood. More info at No class May 1. Oak Room Free Trial WP Free F Apr 10 3:30pm-4:30pm WP $86/9 sess F Apr 17-Jun 19 3:30pm-4:30pm INSTRUCTOR: ENDORPHIN RUSH DANCE AND FITNESS Social Dive in Movie Night (10-13 yrs) The pool is reserved for preteens only with a movie projected onto the wall while different activity stations, music, a concession are set up for everyone to enjoy. This is a night not to be missed! Event takes place at Lord Byng Pool, registration is through West Point Grey Community Centre. Movie will be announced in mid April. Lord Byng Pool WP $8/1 sess Sa May 2 5:00pm-8:00pm Follow us on Become our Facebook Friend!