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Lunar New Year 2021

Sun Nin Fai Lok! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Lunar New Year! Many cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival. It is mainly based on a lunar calendar where the months are cycles of the moon…

Spanish at Gordon House

At Gordon Neighbourhood House we have a long history of running free language classes led by community volunteers. In the past these popular classes took place in person at Gordon House and were a great opportunity for community connection, skill…

Monthly Seniors’ Brochure

We have heard from several members that they would like to be able to download and print our monthly Seniors’ brochure at home. In the future we will post the upcoming brochure with a complete list of programs. Stay tuned…

Wildlife Friendly Winter Decorating

To brighten up Winter 2020 the Young Ideas group teamed up with Park People to create some outdoor holiday decorating resources for the community. Due to the COVID-19 public health guidelines the group had to be creative in how they…

New Mural Celebrates West End Neighbours

Deanna Flinn is a multidisciplinary artist who has called Vancouver home for 15 years, and currently lives in the West End. Several years ago she began experimenting with ‘continuous line’ drawings, which is when a pen or pencil stays in uninterrupted contact…

5,000 Meals Delivered During COVID-19

We are proud to announce that Gordon Neighbourhood House in collaboration with The West End Seniors Network has now prepared and delivered 5,000 nutritious meals during COVID-19! This milestone has been made possible with financial support from the United Way’s…

West End Neighbours Celebrate Hanukkah Virtually

Faced with restrictions on in-person gatherings, West End neighbours celebrated Hanukkah in a new way this year, by connecting online to share songs, stories, and blessings. Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an annual eight-day holiday known as the Festival of Lights.…

Meet our New Board Members

Every year Gordon Neighbourhood House convenes members for our Annual General Meeting to discuss our outcomes from the previous fiscal year, and provide updates on our plans for the next 12 months. The Annual General Meeting is also when we…

Thank You Outgoing Community Advisory Board Members!

Every fall Gordon Neighbourhood House convenes members for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting is a great opportunity to reflect on all of the amazing outcomes we have achieved together, discuss plans for the months ahead, and elect a…

Diwali in the West End

On November 14th, Gordon Neighbourhood House celebrated Diwali with West End neighbours. Diwali takes place over five days and is known as the festival of lights. It is the biggest holiday of the year in India, and many homes and…

Ode To An Orange

Eating an orange is a delicious source of vitamin C that also benefits your skin and immune system, plus this fruit makes some tasty juices and desserts. The BC Food History Blog writes about how the mandarin orange became a…

Everything Will Be Pine

Pine trees are synonymous with Christmas, and there are a bunch of simple and eco-friendly way’s that pine cones can be crafted into winter decorations. Please take the time to reflect on Honorable Harvest Teachings before collecting pine cones for…

Woven Willow Star

This week Young Ideas and Parks People teamed up to host a virtual crafts workshop – Wildlife Friendly Winter Decorating. One craft that was demonstrated was weaving a star out of a willow branch and tying it with hemp string…

Honorable Harvest Teachings

Before you begin to gather plants for your wildlife friendly crafts, take the time to consider these honorable harvest teachings. Spanish translation here. Thoughts on harvesting and gratitude: · Understand the ecosystem you’re in and what it needs to thrive…

Birdseed Ornaments

In winter, snow and ice can bury foods just when birds need the calories to keep warm through the cold. Your neighbourhood tweeters and chirpers will love these birdseed ornaments and your outdoor trees will look all dressed up for…

Hanukkah 2020

Happy Hanukkah! No matter how you spell it, Hanukkah or Chanukah, is an annual holiday known as the Festival of Lights which commemorates a miracle that occurred in Jerusalem. In 165 BCE the Jewish people revolted against their oppressors, and rededicated a sacred…

Diwali Lanterns

Diwali is the Festival of Lights that has been celebrated across India for hundreds of years. It takes place on November 14th and celebrations continue for five days. Lanterns, lights, and rangoli designs are used to decorate homes and businesses.…

Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program

At Gordon Neighbourhood House, we are currently wrapping up our Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP for the year. This is an initiative to provide local, fresh produce to community members and support local growers in BC. The BC Association…