Workshop Calendar

Workshop Calendar

 

Workshop Calendar

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 604-257-8100 to confirm your space.

 

AUGUST

 

Better Health: Vision 55+ yrs

We describe the structure of the eye and explain major diseases that may affect older adults. We stress prevention and explore possible treatments.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Aug 30
221694 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Life without Driving 55+yrs

The difficult decision to no longer drive has a profound impact on many seniors. We explore warning signs of the need to consider other ways of getting around, encourage early planning, and outline alternatives to driving.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sep 19
237717 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

Sports First Aid Course 16+yrs

Participants are introduced to sport injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, emergency planning and prevention of injuries, recognition and control of life-threatening situations and common sports injuries. *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits.
Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sep 21
237104 $126/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC

 

OCTOBER

 

Kombucha Workshop 19+ yrs

In this class we will start with tasty samples and conversations about Kombucha and everyone’s experiences with it. We will learn about the benefits, process, what supplies we will need, and techniques for flavoring and carbonating. This will be a hands on workshop and participants will get to bring their Kombucha starter kit home with them. We will also brew a fresh batch of Kombucha together. By the end of the class, you will have the information, materials, and confidence you need to start making your own Kombucha! All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Oct 19
233250 $25/1 sess
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Nov 16
233251 $25/1 sess
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Dec 21
233252 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

Creams, Lotions & Herb Potions 19+yrs

Making your own moisturizing creams and lotions is simple, fun and affordable! The beauty of making your own products is the knowing exactly what ingredients are being used and combining in recipes that address your skin type and/or skin problem. In this fun and informative class, make and take home a vitamin packed cream, an aloe vera moisturizer, rejuvenating herbal infused facial oil and an herbal shampoo. Bonus: Bronzing Mica’s can be added to your lotion for a sun kissed look! Plus recipes on masks and gentle facial scrubs. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE.
Th 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Oct 03
232788 $45/1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

Sushi Making Workshop 19+ yrs

In this workshop you will learn about the endless possibilities of ingredients as well as traditional ingredients that goes into a sushi roll, how to season your rice, and how to create different rolls. This is a hands on class where you will learn techniques to be successful in recreating it at home. After we make our rolls, we will enjoy the rolls together family style. Feel free to bring your own beverage, notebook, and pen for class. All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Oct 05
233247 $25/1 sess

Medieval Tacket Bookbinding 19+yrs

Make a book using an unusual historical bookbinding technique called “tacket” or “tacketing”. They may look like sausages at a casual glance, but they are carefully wrapped linen threads. What is it’s purpose … decorative or functional? Join us and find out! No prior experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 05
232931 $48/1 sess
Instructor: Suzan Lee

Decluttering and Organizing in Actions! 19+yrs

Finally get your hands on the job! In this interactive workshop, you’ll get in action to declutter and organize your place by learning how to make a step by step action plan and implementing useful tips.
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 05
237334 $27/1 sess
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Nov 02
237336 $27/1 sess

Knowing Your Bladder 55+yrs

How the bladder functions and the causes of bladder incontinence, infection and irritation are explained. We discuss possible remedies and life style changes that can help to reduce or eliminate this problem.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Oct 17
237719 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

VSB – Life at School 19+yrs

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program in collaboration with Kerrisdale Community Center jointly present a series of parent workshops in Fall 2019. For information please phone or text to VSB staff Elisabeth Chan @ 778-227-5452 or email to echan@vsb.bc.ca
• What can I do at home to help my child in school?
• Risk factors that parents can control
• How can I tell how well my child is doing in school?
• How do families get involved with schools?
F 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Oct 11
240204 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: VSB

NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Apartment Living 16+yrs

Many sessions offered for emergency preparedness focus on people who live in houses – not this session. This session is for the apartment / condo dwellers – who have unique challenges when preparing for emergencies or disasters. We have all witnessed the recent earthquakes in Japan & New Zealand and have seen the devastation caused. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you and your family are prepared. It covers what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes when you live in an apartment or strata.
Th 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Oct 17
237132 Free –Preregistration is required
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Osteoarthritis Educational Workshop 55+yrs

Come and join us for an informative talk about osteoporosis, risk factors, and how to improve your bone health through diet and lifestyle management. Stay for the screening check clinic and discuss your results with the health and wellness team from Save on Foods Pharmacy.
F 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Oct 18
237486 Free, registration required
Instructor: Save On Foods Pharmacy

Bone Density Presentation 55+yrs

Bone density clinic and discussion and your results with the health and wellness team from Save on Foods.
F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 18
237496 Free, registration required
Instructor: Save On Foods Pharmacy

Indispensable Binder 19+yrs

Imagine your house is on fire and you need to take with you your most important information and documents. Grab your Indispensable Binder! Imagine you are have a stroke or heart attack, or are hurt in a serious accident. Your family needs to have all the important information to manage everything while you are in hospital recovering. Grab your binder! What if you, or your spouse dies suddenly? Where are all the important documents and information? This important course walks you through the steps to create your own Indispensable Binder. It will become a handy reference for you, your property, travel medications, finances, will, power of attorney representation agreement, contact information for your friends and relatives, and lots more. Here is a systematic format for you to create and organize your own binder, or for $30 in class, you can purchase a binder ready to go. Binder not included in the cost of the workshop. Come early and purchase your binder at the Seniors desk.
M 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Oct 21
232882 $30/1 sess
Instructor: Diana Cruchley

Getting Your Stories onto Paper – Time For Your Random Memoir 19+yrs

The Random Memoir isn’t your whole life. It’s simply a collection of your stories that illuminate what life was like for you – for your kids, your grandkids, and great grandkids to marvel at. Best of all, it’s finished when you decide it is. Diana Cruchley is an award-winning educator and author. “How Hard Can It Be ?” is the first Random Memoir – it’s a collection of her dad’s stories.
M 12:45 PM-3:00 PM Oct 21
237390 $30/1 sess
Instructor: Diana Cruchley

Athletic Taping Course 16+yrs

Certified Athletic Therapists will cover taping techniques used in a sport setting through a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Safety considerations, preventative and supportive techniques will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to procedures for the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb. *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 BCRPA, and 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits.
Sa 10:00 am-6:00 pm Oct 26
237108 $168/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC

 

NOVEMBER

 

Aromatherapy, The Art Of Blending 19+yrs

Learn the top ten essential oils, their therapeutic properties and how to safely and effectively use them everyday. Discuss creating your own essential oil medicine cabinet. In class, create blends for lymphatic drainage, scarring, acne and other ailments. Create a personal synergy (blend), a roll-on, massage oil, a solid scent perfume, and a perfume spray. Recipes and blends provided. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE.
M 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Nov 04
232908 $45/1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

VSB – Healthy Development 19+yrs

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program in collaboration with Kerrisdale Community Center jointly present a series of parent workshops in Fall 2019. For information please phone or text to VSB staff Elisabeth Chan @ 778-227-5452 or email to echan@vsb.bc.ca
• Introducing our children
• Gender (Public Health Education: SOGI) and development
•Understanding temperament & personality
• Ten steps to help children develop a positive self-image
F 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Nov 15
240205 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: VSB

Mindfulness for a Better Life 18+yrs

Learn the essence of mindfulness from an experienced mindfulness teacher. Class includes lessons and practice. Also includes essentials skills for beginners and for becoming an advanced practitioner. Welcome those have difficulty calming the mind. Info:LearnMindfulness.org
Sa 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Nov 16
237113 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sung Yang

NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Seniors

This session is specific for Seniors focusing on challenges they may face when preparing for emergencies or disasters. We have all witnessed the devastation that earthquakes can cause. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you, your family members and pets are prepared. It covers the basics of what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to connect with extended family, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.
Tu 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Nov 19
237133 Free –Preregistration is required
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Chronic Diseases 55+yrs

We outline the warning signs of four of the diseases that are most likely to affect the health of senior adults: Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Lung Disease. Early recognition is emphasized.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Nov 21
237720 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

Day of Mindfulness: Retreat 18+yrs

Leaving behind stress and distractions of daily life, enjoy a restorative and transformative day with mindfulness meditation. Also go beyond the limit of your thoughts to improve your mind and life. Retreat includes sitting meditation, qigong, and more. Taught and led by experienced mindfulness teacher. Info:LearnMindfulness.org
Sa 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Nov 30
237115 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sung Yang

DECEMBER

 

How to Make Christmas Cards in Watercolour 19+ yrs

Learn how to make your own beautiful Christmas cards with various watercolour techniques. You leave at the end of the workshop with up to four original Christmas cards. All materials provided.
Sa 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Dec 14
236801 $57/1 sess
Su 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Dec 22
236802 $57/1 sess
Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad

Hyper Tension 55+yrs

We review the effects of high blood pressure. The workshop discusses the need to monitor blood pressure, treatment options, and the importance of prompt diagnosis.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dec 19
237721 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO

Maple Grove Pool

Maple Grove Outdoor Pool – [closed for the season] Located at 6875 Yew Street Phone: 604-266-9512 This is a large heated outdoor wading pool. It’s a perfect place to learn to swim, have a family picnic, or cool from the hot sun. Enjoy a treat from the concession, use the playground, play water basketball, or… Continue Reading

Opera Zone – Oct 6

Opera Zone – Oct 6

Opera Zone Sundays Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM All Ages Enjoy an afternoon of listening to arias sung by Gerard Satamian and others, accompanied by a piano. A $10 annual registration fee is required to attend Opera Zone performances for the year. You will be asked… Continue Reading

KERRISDALE PLAY PALACE

Kerrisdale Play Palace 5670 East Boulevard Vancouver, BC (Corner of East Boulevard and 41st, behind McDonalds) Arena Office: 604-257-8121 The Kerrisdale Play Palace is a giant, indoor playground located in the Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena. The Play Palace is ideal for families with children 12 years and under. The playground includes: Two inflatable bouncy castles An… Continue Reading

Kerrisdale Community Garden

Kerrisdale Community Garden

  Welcome to the Kerrisdale Community Garden (KCG).   The Kerrisdale Community Garden (KCG) is a collaborative association of 21 plot holders who work together to: grow vegetables and flowers in an organic and pesticide-free manner collaborate on community based projects enjoy the harmony and good feeling that comes from honest satisfying work in a beautiful… Continue Reading

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Why should you take group or private music lessons? Private lessons aren’t just for kids either! Many adults find that private music lessons offer a sense of satisfaction, while developing new skills. Are you interested in learning to play an instrument? Kerrisdale Community Centre offers private music instruction to students of all ages interested in… Continue Reading

Wushu, Chinese Martial Arts

Wushu, Chinese Martial Arts

Wushu; a Chinese Martial Arts at Kerrisdale Community Centre   Wushu, a form of Chinese Martial Arts, is an exciting and modern way of performing the art of fighting. This style has gained recognition through the Hollywood action films. Our classes will focus on developing a positive attitude, discipline, and respect. Wushu helps develope co-ordination,… Continue Reading

Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes

Aerobics Classes Designed for All Levels Get Fit in a Group Class Try something new or push yourself to a new level of strength and health. Choose Classic Stretch, Cardio Step, Gentle Fit, Cardio Combo and many more options to choose from. Our energetic instructors make classes fun, welcoming and suitable for every level. Get… Continue Reading

VOLUNTEER PIANIST(s) for SENIORS CHOIR

VOLUNTEER PIANIST(s) for SENIORS CHOIR

VOLUNTEER PIANIST(s) for SENIORS CHOIR KERRISDALE SENIORS SINGERS is a mixed voice volunteer community choir of 26 members. The Choir was established in mid 1970’s. Established in the mid 1970’s, the choir practices on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre. We perform 12 concerts a year at seniors’ residences, care… Continue Reading