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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…

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…