Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 604-257-8100 to confirm your space.
Natural Beer and Wine Soap Making 19+ yrs
Beer & Red Wine, the great skin conditioner! From pre-blended vegan bases, learn the basics of creating soap using alcohol. Previous knowledge of cold process soap making is NOT necessary. Using a stout beer, create a cedarwood and lemon bar and using a merlot red wine, create a citrus twist bar. Explore different ingredients, methods and techniques that you can use to create exciting soaps. Learn about trouble-shooting, history and packaging/decorating your soaps! Also receive a finished soap bar. Please bring hand towel to class. Come to class scent free and bring an apron (or wear appropriate clothing).
Th 6:30pm-9:00 pm Nov 22
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade
BEE Cause Body Care and More 19+ yrs
Organic unrefined beeswax is the foundation for many nourishing body care products. The amazing wax actually locks in moisture allowing skin to breath and not only does beeswax keep us moisturized; it also will keep skin protected from the harsh environments. Beeswax also works as a skin softener, and nourishes our skin too. In this class, make and take home a healthy lip balm, an herbal salve, honey & papaya facial mask, lotion bar and a beeswax aromatherapy votive candle. Also, receive recipes on furniture polish and owie balm. All supplies included in course fee.
M 6:30pm-9:00 pm Dec 3
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade
VSB – Building Student Success – BC’s Curriculum 19+ yrs
Join us to learn about the new BC Currirculum, Core Competencies, Assessments & Reports. Workshop faciliated bu VSB ELL Consultant Miss Ann Steward Hunter. For more information, contact Elisabeth Chan at 778.227.5452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
F 9:30 am-11:00 am Jan 11
179503 Free, registration required.
Healthy Eating for Seniors 55+ yrs
How to use Canada’s revised Food Guide and food labels to make healthy food choices.
F 10:00 am-11:00 am Jan 18
196104 Free, registration required
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 10:00am-6:00pm Jan 26
192204 $126/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC
Arm Knitting 16+ yrs
Would you like to make a DIY project for a handmade gift or for yourself? Join our class to learn the new and trending concept of “arm knitting” to make a “30 minute infinity scarf” using only yarn and your two arms! You will have a complete project done by the end of the class. Materials and instruction included in the fee.
Sa 10:00 am-1:00 pm Feb 09
192719 $35/1 sess
Instructor: Karen Lam
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 workshops 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 Dec 15
191712 $25/1 sess
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Feb 09
191731 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee
Indispenisble Binder 55+ 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.
Tu 9:30 am-12:0 pm Feb 12
192874 $30/1 sess
Instructor: Diana Cruchley
Empower Me 16+yrs
Empower Me program is an award-winning energy conservation program designed to help people especially new comers from diverse cultural backgrounds to save energy, save money and to make their home safer and more comfortable. We work with various cultural communities and it’s our mission to help people, especially the newcomers, to live comfortably and learn more about energy saving. This program is free for participants and available in multiple languages.
F 12:30pm-2:30pm Feb 15
F 12:30pm-2:30pm Mar 08
Instructor: Sepideh Dalil
Buying and Selling Real Estate 19+ yrs
We all know that buying or selling real estate in Vancouver is a high-stakes enterprise. But it is also complex, so understanding the way it works and knowing what to watch out for are keys to making informed decisions. In this educational seminar, we’ll review market conditions, the best markets for buying and selling, the steps in buying and selling a condo or a house, financing, all aspects of downsizing, and what you should expect from your Realtor® to ensure your interests are protected.Maureen Stout, Ph.D., is a Realtor® with Sutton Group West Coast Realty, and a former university professor and author. Paul Richard, MBA, is a former CEO and business coach. Everyone is welcome! Free but please pre-register.
Tu 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Feb 19
192790 Free, registration required
Frauds and Scams 55+ yrs
We investigate the ways in which fraudsters take in people in order to rob them of their money and possessions. Seniors are frequent victims, and need to be aware of how to protect themselves.
F 10:00 am-11:00 am Feb 22
196111 Free, registration required
Medieval Bookbinding 19+ yrs
Learn to make a book using historical medieval technique; ideal for journaling or sketching. No prior experience necessary. All material and tool provided. All materials are vegan.
Sa 1:45 pm-4:45 pm Feb 23
192915 50/1 sess
Instructor: Suzan Lee
NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Personal & Family 16+yrs
We all witnessed the earthquakes in New Zealand, Haiti and Italy and saw the devastation caused. Vancouver was rocked with a magnitude 4.8 earthquake serving as a wakeup call – we too could be faced with a massive earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a “Home Hazard” Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes. Pre-registartion is required.
W 7:00pm-8:30pm Feb 27
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP
Mustard & Sauerkraut Workshop 19+ yrs
Join Sharon in a hands on workshop in creating your own sauerkraut and mustard. You will get to take with you a jar of mustard and sauerkraut to enjoy at home. All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Mar 09
191733 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee
Hearing Screening & Demostration 55+ yrs
Free adult & senior hearing screening & hearing aid demonstration. Many people don’t realize they have hearing loss. Come and have your hearing tested.
Tu 10:00 am-2:00 pm Mar 20
Small Boxes 19+ yrs
Learn to make a small box; ideal for packing small gifts(e.g. bracelets) or storing loose items safely and neatly (e.g. pins). No prior experience necessary. All materials and tolls provided. All materials are vegan.
Sa 1:45 pm-4:45 pm Mar 23
194762 $50/1 sess
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Social Connectedness 55+ yrs
Loneliness and isolation are unhealthy. This workshop examines the social determinants of health and well-being. It helps participants to determine the level of social connectedness they need and how to achieve it.
F 10:00 am-11:00 am Mar 29
196119 Free, registration required