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Income Tax Clinics

We will be hosting free income tax clinics for the year 2021 only. Who can register? – Seniors and households that have only a modest income and a simple tax situation. How can you register? – You must arrange an…

UBC ‘How to Grow’ Workshop Series

Link to bonus wonder appie recipe video on Youtube Whimsy Appetizer Ingredients and Materials:- Smashed Avocado – Cream Cheese – Plastic Bag – Jelly (any flavour)- Sesame Seeds – Bowl- Bonus: Raw Salmon to place in between layers

Cooking With UBC Students

During March we teamed up with ‘UBC Reading Week‘ which is an opportunity for students to learn from and share their skills with community organizations. Three students were placed at Gordon Neighbourhood House where they planned and hosted a vegetarian…

Food Hamper Program

The gap of food security and accessibility for the community has always existed, but is more apparent than ever now due to COVID-19. We started our food hamper at the end of November 2020, where our goal is to provide…

Nourish in the Kitchen with Stephanie!

As we pivoted our seniors programming to online, we welcomed a few new programs, including a cooking class with our TAPS program assistant, Stephanie. Our classes take place every Monday at 2pm over Zoom. Following our Food Philosophy, we want…

Fall Programming 2020 – Update

This summer, we have been delighted to begin welcoming members back to Gordon House — albeit in small, masked-up, outdoor gatherings. We’ve missed you! And while you’ve been busy catching up in the plaza, our Management Team (Jessy, Linda, Isabel,…

2,500 Meals Delivered!

Earlier this year we highlighted that our team had cooked over a thousand made-from-scratch meals for isolated seniors and self-isolating families. We’re happy to now announce that after 17 weeks of cooking we have surpassed more than 2,500 nutritious meals!…

Virtual Art Class Connects Strangers

For over 20 years, the Neighbourhood Small Grants program has brought people together and made communities more resilient. The grassroots initiative provides grants up to $500 to fund small projects that connect neighbours, share skills, celebrate diversity, and foster a…

Pelmeni and Pierogi Making Workshop

This summer local residents Tanya Shinder and Tanya Fabrichnikova along with their friends led a pelmeni and pierogi making workshop for interested community members at Gordon Neighbourhood House. Pelmeni (Пельмени) are small meat dumplings which originated in Russia, Ukraine, and…