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Fall Recreation Guide Available Online
 

 

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Fall 2015 Recreation  GuideGet ready to register for Fall Recreation Programs!

The Recreation Guide for Fall 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.

Registration for Fall programs begins online and by phone (604-257-8180 ext 1) on Wednesday August 12 at 9:00am.

New Vancouver Park Board Online Registration and Reservation System
Vancouver is upgrading its registration and reservation system for recreation programs across the city. The system will be live as of July 28, 2015 in advance of the fall registration dates.

PLEASE NOTE: To register online for Fall 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.

You will need to reset your password, so as of July 28, go to:

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.
 
Register for Summer Recreation Programs
 

 

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Marpole-Oakridge Summer Camps
 

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre summer camp programs has many new exciting experiences for your children including lots of outdoor activities. We also have basketball, computer coding and soccer skills camps. View our summer brochure for details

Registration is now open for 2015 summer camps. Register online by clicking the ‘Register now!’ button, by phone by calling 604-257-8180 ex 1 or in person. Please see our registration Information page for more details.

Click to to access all daily activity schedules and downloadable waiver forms.

 
Oak Water Park Open until-August 28
 

 

Mon-Thu 11:00am-7:00pm Fri 11:00am-5:00pm
Sat & Sun 12:00-5:00pm

(supervised, subject to weather)

Stat Holidays 9:00am-1:00pm
(Hours subject to change without notice)

 

 

 

Free Family Nights

Come join us for a fun-filled evening with your family. Enjoy various games and arts and crafts! We will be having a BBQ to celebrate summer!


When: Wed, July 22 & August 12
Where: Oak Park
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $3 for hotdog, chips & drink

 
     
Seniors Social Drop In
 

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

For more info email us at MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com 
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS: 12:00-3:00pm
 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 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

 
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

"Read the Review by Kerrisdale Community Centre on the "Kerrisdale Playbook" here:

 

 
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.”

Fall - Excitement in the Air


I don’t know if the membership knows but direct participation of the residents to run the local community centre is unusual in North America. By being a member of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association you will have a direct voice in how your community centre operates. Consider joining the MOCA Board one of its committees. I promise it will be eye opening!
One of the biggest issues facing the community centre is the threat of relocation of our premises. Your Board is working hard to get the City and the Parks Board to listen to all of the reasons why the building should stay in its present location. The majority of residents contacted have stated that their preference is for the community centre to stay precisely where it is. One of the areas that the City could look at is a satellite community centre on Granville Street while leaving the main building as is with an extensive renovation. This community centre was built in 1949 and is the oldest in the city.
The majority of the growth in the community will result from the densification of the Cambie Corridor. Therefore the location of the existing community centre is ideal. The Board has a Renewal Committee which has prepared a presentation explaining the benefits of the existing location. Please contact the MOCA Board for a copy. The City will be starting consultation with the community this fall. Watch for public sessions.
The Board is on constant lookout for new programs or for enhancements of existing programs. If you have ideas for either, please make your thoughts known to any board member or community centre staff member.
I encourage each and every one of you to become members of the MOCA family. There is no cost for the right and it will allow you to vote on issues involving the community centre. You can get your membership card at the community centre front desk.


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

 
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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