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Marpole Community Day
 

 

Marpole Community Day-- Mark your Calendars!

Saturday, June 6, 11:00am-3:00pm

Marpole Community Day is here again! Bring your family, friends and relatives to this wonderful annual community celebration. It is taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue (Oak Park).

Marpole Community Day will feature free amusement rides, interactive games and activities, stage performances and entertainment for all to enjoy.

 
Spring & Summer Recreation Programs
 

 

Summer Program Registration Begins Tuesday May 26 at 9:00am.

View the Summer 2015 Brochure online (PDF 1mb)

 

Marpole-Oakridge Recreation Guide

Register Now for Spring programs (including summer day camps), running till end of June

Here are a few. View our full Recreation Guide for all program offerings.

View our All our Schedules

 

 

 
Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair Showcase
 

 

An Arts and Culture Event
Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair Showcase

A celebration of Canadian heritage as viewed through the eyes of Vancouver elementary school students.

Come and interview some of Canada’s most famous explorers, pioneers and unsung heroes.

Learn about historical events, explore famous landmarks, discover something new from Canada’s past and present.

Engage with students one-on-one, debate with them, ask questions, learn more through a scavenger hunt, vote for various ‘people’s choice’ awards.
Come and be surprised.


Saturday, May 16 
Open to the Public from 10:00am to 3:00pm Free Admission


An Arts and Culture Event

Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair Showcase

A celebration of Canadian heritage as viewed through the eyes of Vancouver elementary school students.

Thank you everybody who attended this fabulous event.  Here's is how the Vancouver Courier described it

 

 

 
Upcoming Special Events
 

 

Movie Nights - All Ages
Hang out with friends for a fun-filled evening watching different movies every month! Pizza provided.

Shrek
May 29  F  6:00pm-8:00pm  35601.202MO  $3/person

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Jun 26  F  6:00pm-8:00pm  35601.203MO  $3/person

 

Vancouver Draw Down is coming to
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Saturday, June 20, 1:00-3:00pm

Marpole-oakridge community centre is hosting"...

Ann Lin, a local artist and instructor who will be ssisting participants to create " Suncatcher: Drawing with light and shadow". Turn your face to the sun and the shadow fall behind you" - Maori Poverb.
 

Suncatcher is a simple yet colourul art project that can be enjoyed by all ages. Come join us and turn some everyday objects into a piece that will put a smile on your face every time you see it.
 
 
Get Drawn IN! The Vancouver Draw Down is back!


This annual summer 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: www.vancouverdrawdown.com

 

 
Seniors Social Drop In
 

 

Seniors' Social Drop-in at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

For more info email us at MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com
MONDAYS: 12:00-3:00pm
THURSDAYS: 10:00am-12:30pm
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. Close to public transportation. Wheelchair accessible. FREESeniors' Social Drop-in at
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

For more info email us at MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com


MONDAYS: 12:00-3:00pm

THURSDAYS: 10:00am-12:30pm

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. Close to public transportation. Wheelchair accessible. FREE

 
Parent & Tot Gym-- Play, Jump, Climb, Run and more!
 


parent & tot gym

Parent & Tot Drop-In Gym 0-6 yrs
Parents and children can play together in the gym. Preschool equipment, activity mats, climbing ladder and more! Meet other parents & children and make new friends. Please pay at the Front Office.
No program May 16 & June 6.

Drop-in $2.50

ongoing to June 27, Saturdays 10:45am-12:15pm

 

 
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.

 

 
Farmers on 57th Market Garden--Join our Harvest Box
 

 

Farmers on 57th Market Garden

Join our HARVEST BOX

Enjoy delicious & affordable organically grown food this summer straight from our urban farm garden to your table by joining our HARVEST BOX PROGRAM.

From June until October you will be provided a WEEKLY box of fresh, seasonal produce consisting of a wide variety of vegetables, salad greens & fresh herbs.

Feeds 2 -4 veggie lovers.
Harvest Box Share : $600 = $30 a week (20 weeks)
Weekly Flowers: additional $225 = $12.50 a week (18 weeks)
Bi-Weekly Flowers: additional $120 = $12.50 a week ( 9 weeks)

Located at 57th and Cambie, on the grounds of the George Pearson Centre, we are a 1/2 acre community integrated urban farm in the community of Marpole-Oakridge.

Please contact us to register www.farmerson57th.ca

 

 
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 - Growth and Renewal

Spring is coming and with it comes new growth. In terms of ‘new’, we have new staff in our centre and a new Board of Directors. And, if the Park Board is successful in achieving their ambitious objective, we will have a new Joint Operating Agreement which will confirm our mandate and our way forward.

In terms of ‘growth’ - it’s coming, most of it along the Cambie Corridor. One of the most important relationships we hope to nurture is that with our new Park Board liaison, Commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung. Sarah attended the all-candidates forum in our gym last October and stated, “I also want to make it clear that we do listen to community. Consultation transparency is what we are building our platform on and the community centre should be where the community wants it to be.” We are going to hold her to that.

Sarah resides in the Oakridge/Cambie neighbourhood which makes it convenient for her to attend MOCA Board meetings to which she is very welcome. As our neighbour, she knows first hand that the accommodations currently under construction will house a huge increase in population. That awareness can only help our community centre as we enter into a dialogue with the City about a new facility capable of ensuring sufficient services and programs for our new Marpole-Oakridge community - in a new community centre.

Challenges and opportunities - we will have them in abundance this year - but most of all, we will be focusing on establishing a solid, working relationship with Sarah Kirby-Yung.

This relationship with the Park Board, and in turn with the City, is critical to achieving our goal of a well-placed, well-run community centre. This is the highest priority of the MOCA
Board.


Mike Burdick,
President,
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

 
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

 
     

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