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Family Movie Nights

Bring the whole family and join us for a fun filled evening watching different movies each month! Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided! Please pre-register and check in 15 minutes early. All Ages $3/person

Minions May 27 F 6:00pm-8:00pm
Home Jun 24 F 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

 

 

 
Community Day--Mark your Calendars!
   
Spring & Summer Recreation Guide Available Online
 

 

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Spring & Summer Recreation  GuideRegister now for Spring & Summer 2016 Recreation Programs!

The Recreation Guide for Spring & Summer is now online. Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages including piano lessons, fitness classes, general interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

New Vancouver Park Board Online Registration and Reservation System
Vancouver has ugraded its registration and reservation system for recreation programs across the city.

PLEASE NOTE: To register online for programs you will need to access our new registration system

Go to recreation.vancouver.ca to:

  • Create or update your profile
    • Purchase and renew passes
    • Check your pass expiry date
    • Register for programs
    • Create a wish list of upcoming programs
    • Submit your request for a room rental

Do you currently have an online account?
It will be automatically transferred over to the new system.

To reset your password

recreation.vancouver.ca
• Click “Sign In”, select “Forget your password?” and follow the steps to get your new password.
• Login with your email address and confirm your account information is correct.

Never registered online before? Go to:

recreation.vancouver.ca
• Click “Sign In” or “Create an Account” to set up your profile and password before registration opens for fall programs.

The system has been piloted in several recreation centres and users tell us that it is easy to navigate and people like it. In future phases we’ll introduce new digital features for smartphone and tablet users.
 
   
Aerobics Schedule
 

 

Aerobics are a fun, motivating way to exercise and we offer a variety of great classes. Classes are suitable for beginners who want to take it slow and ease themselves into exercise to the more serious harder workouts.

Click here to view the schedule

 

 
Marpole held the first ever Town Hall Meeting
 

 

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Department held its first ever Town Hall Meeting at the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre. This meeting was entitled: Park Board Community Dialogue:
Serving Our Seniors. This meeting was attended by approximately 70 people, who were broken up into individual tables of 5 persons. There were three questions to consider and you could choose 2 questions and attend those tables. There was a facilitator at each table to guide the process.

A City official made a presentation on the demographics and population make up of Seniors in Vancouver, which was very interesting.

This was a pilot project to see if this format is functional and well received. It appears by all accounts a useful way to get information and consultation from the different Communities.

Watch for more Town Hall Meetings in 2016.

 

 
Seniors Social Drop In
  SeniorsSocial Drop-in at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

For more info email us at MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com 
Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays 10am-noon
Tuesdays 1-3pm
 Join us for a cup of tea or coffee.
Play CARDS, GAMES, SCRABBLE, PUZZLES.
Let's talk about what we need for seniors in a new community centre. Become a
MOCA Board member
The Marpole-Oakridge
Community Association (MOCA)
works in partnership with the Vancouver
Board of Parks and Recreation to provide
services and programs at the Marpole-
Oakridge Community Centre (MOCC).
MOCA Board members are all volunteers.
If you would like to become a member of
the MOCA Board, email us at:
MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com
 
History and Future of Marpole-Oakridge Community Association
and Community Centre
 

History and Future of
Marpole-Oakridge
Community Association and
Community Centre

Few people understand the history of our community centres or the effort it took to establish them.

In the beginning, it was the community associations who started the movement. Along the way, they enlisted the help of the Park Board. So began the partnership between community associations and Park Board.

Seventy years ago, “the seed and initial push came from a handful of local community-minded people who, in 1944, conceived of the idea that became the spark that ignited the community center movement for all of Greater Vancouver.”

And that movement started right here in Marpole.

Here is the history of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association (MOCA) and the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre (MOCC) that the association got built. It is the story of all Vancouver community centres and an important part of Vancouver history:
  • A 1957 report on the community centre which includes floor plans.
  • A 1950 narrative of the origins and early history of the community centre.

If we want to sustain and enhance this facility to serve the needs of our growing population, MOCA and MOCC need your input and assistance.

Please view "It's Time for Renewal".

Tell us what you want to see in a new facility by completing our on-line survey.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be informed about new programs, events and developments such as facility renewal.

For more information read Community Centre Issues.

 

 
MOCC Literacy Program
 


The COMMUNITY CENTRE invites patrons to assist in a new LITERACY initiative by dropping off books for young readers and adults to enjoy.The new bookcase provides FREE books to readers who will be encouraged to TAKE ONE, GIVE ONE.


Please drop off your book donations to the front office.

Thank you.

 
Marpole-Oakridge E-News
 


Receive the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association newsletter to be informed about new programs, events and developments.


You'll always be in touch with WHAT'S NEW at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre! You will always have the freedom to be removed from the mailing list.

It's easy and it's FREE. Just sign up, and our E-Newsletter will be delivered to your inbox seasonally, or whenever we have exciting news to pass along to you. Click here for details.


 
Marpole-Oakridge Community Association
 

Community Envolvement

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association is inviting people who value their community to be a part of a strong, dynamic team of volunteers.

If interested, please contact MOCA at:  MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

A great interactive way to make a contribution to MOCA’s commitment to

“offer accessible and diverse leisure opportunities to enhance the well-being of individuals and strengthen a sense of community in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Spring & Summer 2016 President's Message


The year 2016 started off with some very positive developments for your Board of Directors. We were fortunate to have 3 new people volunteer for the Board who bring new skill sets and energy that has been sorely needed. We are seeking their advice and using their expertise to benefit the community.

One of the tasks we are undertaking is a complete rebranding of the MOCA message to the community and the way that we reach out to our members. This includes the brochure, website and general communications. This also entails some new directions and focus for the Board. We are fortunate to have a great staff team at the community centre to work with and I believe we are all on the same page and we have the same goals in mind.
We will continue with the very successful Marpole Festival on June 4 of this year. This is always a well-attended event for the community and last year was particularly successful with many helpful sponsors.

Last summer we held two “Family Nights in the Park”, one in July and one in August. Our plan is to do this again with maybe some live music.

You also may not be aware but we have reconfigured the Spray Park to have an “on demand button” so that the Spray Park can be used all summer even in water shortage conditions. This is a welcome addition.

The staff is hard at work planning summer camps for this year. Please watch for announcements as I think you will be pleased by the results.

Many of you may have seen the signs at the Pearson Dogwood site. I hope you were able to attend the open houses held in February. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me. This is an important issue for our community.

The discussions around renewal of the community centre is still ongoing and we are hoping to start the consultation process soon.
We will keep you abreast of any developments.

Once again, I speak for the Board that we are pleased to serve the community as your Directors. Thank you.
Mike Burdick,
President,
Marpole-Oakridge Community Association

The Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is jointly operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and volunteer members of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association.

Be informed about new programs, events and
developments by subscribing to our newsletter here:

marpoleoakridge.org/newsletter.htm

Suggestions? Feedback? Comments? Email MOCA at: MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

Get involved! We are looking for new Volunteer Board Members. See Board Member Job Description (PDF 43kb)

 
View our Virtual Facility Tour!
 

 

View our facility spaces through our Tour Gallery.
Click here to take the tour!

The Centre is a two story building with an elevator. It is wheelchair accessible with a 31 stall parking lot, including two handicapped spaces. On-street parking is also available.

This building has a full-size gymnasium for sports events and a variety of rooms, accommodating from 30-150 people.


Use Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre for your monthly or annual general meetings, parties, receptions, training sessions, seminars, special events or occasions, dances, recitals, sport events and tournaments!

 

 

Marpole-Oakridge Preschool
 

Marpole Preschool 604-257-8180 is recognized in the Early Childcare Education field as a leader and now has limited spots available for parents who want their child to experience play-based learning in a safe, caring environment.

Marpole Preschool provides a play-based program that implements emergent curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia preschools in Italy. We develop our curriculum by observing what and how children play and by listening closely to their voices. Based on observations, we provide an experience or materials that guides children to further explore their interests and what they want to discover. We then make further observation and provide further experiences, and this cycle goes on to support children's learning.

We believe children are competent, resourceful, creative, and curious!

We support children's individual learning as well as encourage collaborative learning through sharing ideas and working together.
We are looking forward to working with your child and you, the guardians, as a team!

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre 990 West 59th Ave at Oak Street Vancouver


 
See us in May rowing our dragon boat
 

 

On behalf of Marpole-Oakridge Community Association and the Youth Program, we would like to give Thanks to the TD Bank branch at Marine & Cambie for their generous contribution.


This support has allowed us to start up our very own Youth Dragon Boat Team. With your support we are able to give 20+ youth the opportunity to learn and develop new skills through this team based sport and participate in the Rio Alcan Festival this coming May 2016.


Thank you again for your generous support to our team!

 

 
Grow Your Own Food Course
 

 

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD COURSE

$300, 12 sessions every second Thursday, March 31st to September 1st, all seeds and supplies included along with your own instructional plot for the season beside the Farmers on 57th Market Garden on 57th Avenue near Cambie.

Find more information and register online at www.farmerson57th.ca/classes/instructional-garden-plots/.

Contact Farmer Karen, karen@farmerson57th.ca or 604-327-2002, for more information.

 
     

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