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Winter Recreation Guide Available Online


Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Fall 2015 Recreation  GuideRegister for Winter 2016 Recreation Programs!

Get ready to register for Winter Recreation Programs!

The Recreation Guide for Winter 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 Winter programs begins online and by phone (604-257-8180 ext 1) on
Tuesday December 8 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.

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

Go to 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
• 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:
• 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.
Holiday Highlights

Holiday Crafts & Treats 3-5 yrs
This hands on session has your child baking and decorating holiday treats and creating a special holiday themed craft that they will take home. All supplies are included and parents are welcome to participate. Two sessions available.
$14/1 sess Dec 5 Sa 10:15am-11:45am REGISTER HERE
$14/1 sess Dec 5 Sa 12:45pm-2:15pm REGISTER HERE

Let’s Build a Gingerbread House! 3-5 yrs
All supplies, including the gingerbread, are included and parents are welcome to participate. Two sessions available.
$17/1 sess Dec 5 Sa 9:15am-10:15am REGISTER HERE
$17/1 sess Dec 5 Sa 11:45am-12:45pm REGISTER HERE

Breakfast with Santa 1+ yrs
Who says Santa only come on Christmas Eve? Join Santa’s helpers for pancakes, muffins, croissants, coffee, juice and family entertainment before a visit from Santa. Bring your camera and your appetite! Breakfast will be served at 10:15am. Don’t miss out - register by Dec 8th. Children under 1 yrs are free. Parent or guardian participation and payment is required.
$5/person Dec 12 Sa 10:00am-11:30am REGISTER HERE

Bright Nights Christmas Train 9-18 yrs
Check out over 2 million twinkling lights that illuminate Stanley Park while you ride the mini train. Price includes transportation, admission, train ride, and hot chocolate! A completed waiver and consent form MUST be filled in advance for all out trips.
$15/1 sess Dec 18 F 4:30pm-8:30pm REGISTER HERE

Holiday Day Camp 6-12 yrs
Join us for action filled days. Children will participate in physical, social and educational activities including: games, sports, theatre, crafts and out-trips. Parents please complete waiver form, available at Front Desk or online here.
Activity Consent Form | Program Waiver Form
$114/4 sess Dec 21-Dec 24 M-Th 9:00am-4:00pm REGISTER HERE

Special Events

View all our Fall events here

Movie Nights- All Ages

Hang out with friends and family for a fun filled evening watching different movies each month! Pizza, popcorn and drinks provided! Please pre-register and check in 15 minutes early.

Arthur’s Christmas
8386 $3/1 sess
Dec 18 F 6:00pm-8:00pm


Fall 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


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

For more info email us at 
Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays 10am-noon
Tuesdays 1-3pm
 Join us for a cup of tea or coffee.
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:
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.”

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,
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
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Suggestions? Feedback? Comments? Email MOCA at:

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



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