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Parenting Workshops


Do You Understand Your Toddler?
Discover the science behind how our toddler’s brains are wired, and how the brains change as they mature. Learn to apply effective strategies when faced with difficult situations, such as tantrums. Apply a whole brain approach to behavior management and have a calm, happy child.
18+ yrs  Bonnie Davis
May 12 Tu  6:30pm-9:00pm   $25 single/$40 couple Register Here

Babies Brains – Wouldn’t You Love to Know what Babies are Thinking About?
Learn effective ways to connect to, and tune into your baby by understanding how they think. You will also learn practical tips on how to support your baby's brain and nervous system development; receive valuable information on how to create an optimal environment for your baby's brain development; learn what babies need in the first year of life to flourish Babies welcome.
18+ yrs  Bonnie Davis
May 23   Sa  1:15pm-3:45pm $25 single/$40 couple Register Here


Spring Recreation Guide--Register Now!


Marpole-Oakridge Recreation GuideRegister now, for) programs (including summer day camps).

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Upcoming Events


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

The Book of Life
Apr 24  F  6:00pm-8:00pm  35601.201MO  $3/person

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

Bakers Kitchen 9-17 yrs
Do you love eating pastries and desserts, but don't know how they're made? Come join us and explore your inner bakerness! Learn how to bake delicious pastries and desserts!
32601.201MO   $32/8 sess
Apr 21-Jun 9   Tu   4:00pm-6:00pm

Youth Cultural Night 9-18 yrs
Spend your Friday evenings with your friends at the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre exploring different cultures and food. A different cultural food will be tasted every week!
35603.201MO  $45/8 sess
May 1-Jun 19    F    5:00pm-7:30pm


Grow Your Own Food Garden Course

Join Farmers on 57th for 12 beautiful sessions as we guide you through the growing season.

Tend to your own instructional plot and build the skills for a lifetime of growing your own food.

Register your family, or you and a friend, for a wonderful summer of learning in the outdoors. Give the gift of gardening to a dear friend, partner, or Mother-in-law.

Dates: Every 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8pm, April 2nd - September 3rd

Location: Farmers on 57th Market Garden, 650 West 57th Avenue

Cost: $300 includes your own plot for the year, supplies & access to tools

More details here:

New! Seniors Drop In


Every Monday (noon to 3:00 pm) and Thursday (10:00 am to 12:30 pm)
starting April 9th (to June 18th)

let’s socialize - join us for coffee tea and snacks
tell us what services and programs you would like to see in your community centre
be a volunteer - teach something - learn something

... and join us for sessions and demonstrations of activities such as:

book club - garden club - history club
knitting/crocheting - ask an interior designer - health and wellness information
creative writing group - bridge and even ukulele lessons

all in the Upper Lounge (an elevator is available)
Suggestions? Feedback? Thoughts? - Email MOCA at:

Have any old photos or stories of Marpole, especially of the community centre?
Please bring them or email us.

Upcoming Events

Move for Health Day

Saturday May 9 9:30am-12:15pm

Join us for a morning of Family Zumba followed by parent- tot gym.

Admission will be by non-perishable food or cash donations in support of the Vancouver Food Bank.



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:

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
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:

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

Mike Burdick,
Marpole-Oakridge Community Association

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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



990 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6P 1X9 Phone: 604-257-8180 Fax: 604-257-8179
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