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Marpole Community Day
 

Marpole Community Day
Free Rides & Games Stage Performances
Entertainment Food Concession
50/50 Draw Community Tables Spray Park
Saturday June 3, 11:00am-3:00pm

 

 
Spring & Summer Interactive Recreation Guide Online
 


Spring & Summer 2017 Recreation Programs!

Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages including piano lessons, fitness classes, general interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.

Check out our Interactive Recreation Guide

To make registration easy we have created interactive links for each program.
Click on the course name to register. Download Interactive Recreation Guide here.

 

Registration for Programs begin on

 
Community Celebration
   
Moresports
 

 

Moresports presents Jumpstart to Marpole Moresports Mini Soccer 2017 @ Oak Park

Grade K-7 Boys & Girls

Saturdays, April 22 – June 10, 2017 Registration information on back of form

Program Fee: $40* *MoreSports programs have a “Pay What You Can” policy

Download registration form (602kb PDF)

 

 
Adult & Seniors Programs
 

 

You are invited to join our Seniors’ Socials!

No need to RSVP, just join us in the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Social Room at our weekly times:

Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!
To learn more about our seniors’ programs, email us at marpoleoakridgecc@gmail.com 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

 

 
Marpole-Oakridge Preschool---Spaces available
 

Marpole Preschool 604-257-8180 is recognized in the Early Childcare Education field as a leader and now has limited spots available for parents with 4 year olds who want their child to experience play-based learning in a safe, caring environment.

Our waitlist for 2017-2018 enrollment is now available to the parents of children who will be three or four years of age as of December 31, 2017.

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! Learn more about our Childcare Services.

 
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 2017.

 

 
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.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be informed about new programs, events and developments such as facility renewal.

 

Latest update on renewal and location of Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre.

Vancouver Park Board approves existing site for new Marpole-Oakridge community centre

The Vancouver Park Board is moving forward on renewing the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre at its current location in Oak Park.

The Board approved the community centre renewal motion at a Board meeting released on June 14, 2016. ... more info

 
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
 

How you can participate in the growth of your community centre!


MOCA meets every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. All members are welcome to attend these meetings to learn more, provide feedback and suggestions, and participate in how your Community Centre is operated!If you believe an engaged community is a healthy community and that a community centre is the heart of the community, consider joining a committee or becoming a member of the MOCA Board of Directors.

Email us your expression of interest. MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

All community members are welcome to apply. The Board is currently in need of individuals with financial, legal and organizational skill sets.

Spring & Summer 2017 President's Message


First off I would like welcome in springtime and hope we have nice weather to usher in the summer months. It has been a tough winter!

We at the Board level are disappointed to have learned the consultation process that we expected has been delayed. Apparently the City Manager has decided that the issue of where the community Centre will be located is still undecided. This was very disappointing as we had an announcement from the Park Board regarding their unanimous vote to recommend that the Community Centre should stay right where it is. We have a meeting scheduled with the City Manager at the end of February to discuss this issue. We will certainly announce the essence of this meeting.

The Vancouver Park Board is in the process of establishing a new Joint Operating Agreement. This JOA is the operating document by which we run our Community Center in conjunction with Park Board. The Park Board is hoping this document will be in place by Spring 2017. Consultation is ongoing.

As I reported earlier the financial performance of the Community Center has been largely on par with last year which was a solid year for MOCA. The Association is committed to returning a percentage of any net income back to the Community in the form of new equipment for the building and other needs.

Planning has begun for the Marpole Community Day Festival, Saturday, June 3, and for our free Music Nights in Oak Park. The Committee is planning on this year’s events being the best ever! If you are interested in being involved please let us know.
We are fortunate to have two new Board members join our Association Board. We look forward to having new voices at the table.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquire about volunteering.

Thank you.

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

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!

 

 

     

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