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West End Votes—Candidate Profile: Alaric Paivarinta

Alaric PaivarintaGreen Party of CanadaAlaric.paivarinta@greenparty.ca Phone: (604) 369-4245Social Media:  Twitter Question 1: Housing Affordability Approximately 80% of West End residents currently rent their homes. Many neighbours are concerned that rental prices and living expenses are rising exponentially faster than household incomes.…

Community Development Officer (Canada Summer Jobs Program)

Community Development Officer—Canada Summer Jobs Program Internal/External Job Posting Job Title: Community Development Officer—Canada Summer Jobs Program Number of Hours per Week: 21-40* Number of Positions Available: 1 Anticipated Start Date: September 2021 Contract Length: 280 hours, until February 2022…

Beginners Japanese

Do you love/want to… Watch anime/Japanese drama/Japanese movies? Read manga/Japanese literature? Listen to Japanese music? Eat Japanese food? Make Japanese friends? Travel to Japan? If you responded “yes” to any of these questions, I encourage you to enroll in my…

Truth & Reconciliation at Gordon Neighbourhood House

Gordon Neighbourhood House staff, volunteers, and members continue to hold survivors & intergenerational survivors close to our heart as we reckon with the shocking and horrifying crimes committed at Indian Residential Schools in Canada. These institutions were an assault on…

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

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day occurs each year on June 21st. The Indigenous people of Canada include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. Gordon Neighbourhood House is located on on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam),…

Statement: Kamloops Residential School

Our governing body the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC has shared their statement on their website HERE. To our West End Neighbours and Colleagues: On behalf of Gordon House, I want to acknowledge the recent discovery of a mass grave…

Eid Mubarak!

The religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the “Festival of Breaking Fast,” is also known as Lesser Eid or simply Eid. The festival can last one to three days marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. During…

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…