This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Pride Parade! We had a wonderful group of staff, volunteers, and community members join our decorated van with signs and swag to give out. Thanks to everyone who came out!
We are so excited about our new garden space located at Gordon Neighbourhood House, which was completed in mid-June. This garden will bring together Gordon House members, seniors and kids to connect over gardening, food and nature – just like what’s happening in these photos!
Thank you so much to the team at Victory Gardens for building such an amazing growing space, and to the New Horizons Seniors Program for their generous support in getting this project started. #togetherwegrow
We are so excited about our new garden space located at Gordon Neighbourhood House, which was completed in mid-June. This garden will bring together Gordon House members, seniors and kids to connect over gardening, food and nature.
Thank you so much to the team at Victory Gardens for building such an amazing growing space, and to the New Horizons Seniors Program for their generous support in getting this project started. We can’t wait to see what the kids and seniors grow together!
To get involved, contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-683-2554.
Did you know that Gordon Neighbourhood House operates the Attic Thrift Store on Davie Street in addition to our original location upstairs on Broughton Street? The Attic Thrift Stores are staffed by volunteers and are open seven days a week for shopping and donation drop-offs. All proceeds stay in the community and support West End programs and initiatives.
Our thrift stores receive hundreds of new items every day. Come visit and discover why we were voted ‘Best Hidden Gem’ in the City by the Westender Newspaper! Gordon Neighbourhood House Members receive 50% off everything on the last seven days of every month.
If you are interested in joining our wonderful volunteer team, please email email@example.com, or call (604) 683-2554. Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends, practice English, and gain retail experience.
Bend & Breathe is a free (pay-what-you-can) weekly yoga class presented by Young Ideas at Gordon Neighbourhood House. Join us every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm.
The class is hosted by our wonderful instructor Albert, who received training from Karma teachers. His Vinyasa classes are focused on mindful breathing, and are designed to be accessible for all ages. While the class is geared toward beginner and intermediate students, everyone is welcome to join.
Young Ideas is a group of neighbours who coordinate events, activities, and workshops for people in their 20s, 30s (and older!) who live, work, and spend time in Vancouver’s West End. These events are often free or low-cost to encourage community connections. Follow us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events.
This year Young Ideas is hosting: free weekly yoga classes, monthly cooking workshops for $2, bi-weekly dance classes, Crafternoons, brewery bike-crawls, gardening workshops, a parklet proposal, West End murals, and our popular Absolutely Pride party to name a few.
Our next Young Ideas monthly meeting is on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00pm in Nelson Park for a BBQ. Our meetings are open to everyone (no experience required), and take place on the second Tuesday of every month. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to help plan future events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for one of the largest yard sales in the city! The West End Community Yard Sale features over 30 vendors with unique items, tools, clothing, antiques, crafts, and so much more.
Hosted by the The Attic Thrift Store and The Attic Thrift Store on Davie, the 9th annual West End Community Yard Sale takes place on Saturday, July 21st from 10:00am-3:00pm in front of Gordon Neighbourhood House at 1019 Broughton Street! Admission is by donation. Your hidden treasure awaits!
Vendor spots cost $15 and include a standard 6 foot long table, and can be reserved online here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3488276
It feels like summer, and that means our West End Games Night is going outdoors!
Join us in the Jim Deva Plaza for a FREE games night, hosted every other Thursday this summer. Presented by Young Ideas, the events are a fun way to relax on warm summer nights, meet your neighbours, and jam to local musicians.
We’ll have a jumbo Jenga set, Hex-a-Pong (our six-person ping pong table), and dozens of board games to loan out, such as: Ticket to Ride, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Cards Against Humanity, Pictionary, Citadel, Bang, and lots of other classic party games.
This month we were excited to have 11 Telus employees come to Gordon House to help prepare and serve our weekly community lunch; they went gardening with our farmer and assisted with our amazing Gordon House BBQ. Gordon House would like to thank all the amazing Telus volunteers and coordinators for their contributions and support!
Last month Gordon Neighbourhood House hosted a special event, the GBQ. We set up a 30m long table, BBQ, games cart, and popcorn stand in the mini-plaza on Broughton Street, and invited 100 of our neighbours, members, volunteers, donors, and partners to join us.
It was a great opportunity for neighbours to connect face to face and enjoy grilled burgers, homemade salads with greens and herbs from our local farms, lemonade, and buttercream cake. After dinner we enjoyed live music by Jon Eltis on guitar, board games, and snacks from Popcorn in the Park (operated by John Merzetti). Thank you everyone who joined us.
Check out more photos from the GBQ.