NEWCOMERS

SOCIALLY ACTIVE: MAKING FRIENDS IN WEST VANCOUVER

As the West Vancouver community is continuously growing in diversity of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities we are pleased to launch Socially Active—an exciting new program designed to connect newcomers with long-time West Vancouver residents! Enjoy interactive activities such as nature walks, cooking, fitness, or arts either in an in-person or virtual setting.

This program has been adapted to meet COVID-19 safety protocols. If you are an English language learner and need some language support to participate, we will do our best to find you support.

Questions?
Contact Minori at [email protected] or 604-921-3403.

 


Socially Active - Monday Walk (free)

Come out for an easy walk, rain or shine, Vancouver style! As a COVID-19 safety measure, participants will be paired to start a walk at staggered times, to avoid group walking.

Register for Socially Active - Monday Walk

 

Socially Active - Chop & Chat - Vegetarian Cooking (Virtual)

Friday, April 9  |  10 - 11 a.m.

Have you tried cooking with vegetarian recipes? Join us to learn how to make an Indian-style vegetarian curry with chickpeas and cauliflower, as well as fudge chocolate brownies for dessert!

Register for Chop & Chat - Vegetarian Cooking

 

Socially Active - Let's Paint Spring (Virtual)

Friday, April 23  |  10 - 11:30 a.m.

Join amazing West Vancouver painter Maggie for a virtual painting workshop! Maggie will demonstrate the technique for paining flowers with raindrops. You will need a canvas, a set of acrylic paints and brushes, and choose an image of spring flowers or plants to paint.

Register for Let's Paint Spring Virtual Workshop

 


OTHER NEWCOMER INITIATIVES

Online ESL English Conversation Class with Janet (low cost)

Let your "quarantine skill" be improved English, from the safety of your home!

An experienced Canadian ESL instructor will cover useful topics to improve your English vocabulary and grammar to survive the pandemic period better. The class also aims to help you to take part more fully in the community by speaking more English and understanding community resources. The weekly topics include health & pandemic, small talk, food, government services and Canadian culture.

Participation with video camera and audio is required in this interactive class. Suited for intermediate English learners.

Register for Online ESL English Conversation Class with Janet

 

These programs are fully funded by generous donors to Enhance West Van.