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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

Inside Out Jan 29 F 6:00pm-8:00pm

Wreck It Ralph Feb 26 F 6:00pm-8:00pm

Hotel Transylvania 2 Mar 18 F 6:00pm-8:00pm


Family Day

Festival at

All Ages

Come join us at Marpole-Oakridge for some FREE family fun at our indoor festival and Chinese New Year Celebration!

Date: Sat, Feb 6. Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Inflatables, Balloon Artists, Face Painting, Games, Play Area, Food Concession, Program Demos, Chinese New Year Activities, Live Performances & more!

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia


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)




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 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.
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 
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.”

Winter 2016 President's Message

On November 24, 2015 the Annual General Meeting wa

s held where the affairs of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre were updated to the members.
The major occurrence was the election of a new board. We are fortunate to have retained prior members’ of the board as well as new members who are committing their time and attention to some major matters facing us in the future. This will be a very effective board with a lot of experience in civic affairs. It is very heartening to see neighbours supporting the community centre.

I am proud to report the financial affairs of the community centre are very healthy with a profit being posted. A Customer Appreciation Week was held with board members being present to take surveys of what is desired and needed at our community centre. Quite a number of good ideas came from this week. Furthermore we have been able to get A/C installed in the Preschool quarters, a welcome addition for those children and teachers.

The possible renewal and relocation of the community centre building still remains unclear but the Board is more positive about the outcome. The new Park Board seems to be in favour of the community centre remaining at its present location. We are hoping that the new City Manager will also be amenable to the status quo. Sarah Kirby-Yung is our Park Board liaison and we are enjoying a good relationship with her. She is pushing for a dedicated line item in the upcoming City Budget for our renewal.

Development of the Pearson Dogwood site seems to be underway as evidenced by the large sign on the corner of 57th and Cambie. This development will add accommodation for about 5,000 new residents. We will keep our eyes on this development as it pertains to potential services and programs that will be wanted from our community centre.
As always if you have any concerns about the affairs of the community centre, please feel free to contact me or any board member.

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
developments by subscribing to our newsletter here:

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

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!


Youth Programs

Whistler Snowboarding/Ski Trip 13-18 yrs
Enjoy the best downhill snowboarding/skiing conditions at Blackcomb! Not only will you have a great time in the snow but you will have the opportunity to meet other youth from other community centres. Price includes transportation, lesson, rental (if needed), lift ticket, and lunch. Limited spots are available, register early and don’t miss out!
$130/includes rental; $115/no rental
Jan 17 Su 6:00am-6:30pm REGISTER HERE

Feb 21 Su 6:00am-6:30pm REGISTER HERE

Volunteer Orientation 14-18 yrs
This training is mandatory for people wanting to volunteer in our Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre programs/events. This training provides hands-on experience, enhances your skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and how to lead activities & games.
$6/1 sess Jan 28 Th 4:00pm-5:30pm


Community Day


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