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Mental Health Week 2021

Mental Health Week (May 3-9th, 2021)  The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is marking its 69th annual Mental Health Week between May 3rd to May 9th this year. Check out the Mental Health Week website and the 2021 tagline –…

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…

Nowruz Community Celebration

Nowruz mobārak! Nowruz is celebrated as the new year by many nations and cultures in Central Asia and the Middle East and worldwide by the diasporas. Nowruz comes from the literal Farsi translation for “New Day”and it occurs each year…

Saint Patrick’s Day

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday celebrated on the 17th of March each year. In Ireland this date is a national holiday – schools and workplaces are closed and parades of…

Clean Team Is Hiring!

At Gordon Neighbourhood House, we feel fortunate to work and play in such a beautiful area. To honour the sense of pride we have in the neighbourhood, we teamed up with the West End Business Improvement Association to create the…

Purim – Jewish Celebration

“Chag Purim Sameach!” (Happy Purim!) Purim aka “Feast of Lots” is the Jewish celebration commemorating how the Jewish people were saved from persecution in the 5th Century BCE under rule of the Persian Empire. The story goes that the evil…

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…

One Million Masks for our Community

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, masks and face coverings continue to be a vital tool to limit the spread of the infectious disease, and flatten the projected curve of people who might contract the coronavirus. Province-wide health regulations now…

Income Tax Clinic

Do you Have Questions About Your 2020 Tax Return?   Tax season is quickly approaching, and Gordon Neighbourhood House is here to help! For over 20 years we have been able to provide free tax clinics through the Community Volunteer Income…

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…

Black History Month in Canada

The month of February marks Black History Month here in Canada. Black History Month seeks to appreciate the significant impact Black Canadians have had on contributing to this nation’s prosperity. Black History Month is also an opportunity to recognize Black…

February Seniors’ Programs

Gordon Neighbourhood House offers a wide variety of accessible programs and activities to help seniors get involved, remain connected, and stay active. Our friendly staff work with seniors, providing opportunities to participate in programs, social events, health and wellness programs, and…