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Make Natural Sunscreen

Saturday November 4, 2:00pm-3:30pm

In this workshop, you’ll make effective sunscreen using all natural ingredients. All supplies, a recipe and resource sheet are included. Farmers on 57th $28/1 sess REGISTER HERE

Wine and Paint Night 19+yrs

Friday November 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Discover and experience the art of abstract painting at Marpole. The instructor will be on hand to guide you through the evening of abstract painting. We will provide the canvas, paints, brushes, appetizers and of course, wine! No painting experience is required.
Instructor: Davide Merino $28.57/1 sess REGISTER HERE

Monthly Luncheon - Kick-Off to Christmas

Tuesday November 28, 12:00pm-3:00pm
You are invited to our Lunch Party. Have a social lunch where you can meet new people and chat over a lovely meal. Please register early as space is limited. The registration deadline is Fri, Nov 24. REGISTER HERE

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday December 9, 10:00am-11:30am

Who says Santa only comes on Christmas Eve? Join Santa's helpers for pancakes, goodies, coffee, juice and family entertainment, including play time in the gym, before a visit from Santa. Bring your camera and your appetite! Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 9:45am. Breakfast will be served at 10:15 am sharp. Don't miss out, register by Dec 2nd. Children under 1yr are free. Parent participation and payment is required. REGISTER HERE


Fall Recreation Guide Now Online

Fall 2017 Recreation Programs!

Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages including piano lessons, fitness classes, general interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.

Check out our Interactive Recreation Guide

To make registration easy we have created interactive links for each program.
Click on the course name to register. Download Interactive Recreation Guide here.


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Adult & Seniors Programs


You are invited to join our Seniors’ Socials!

No need to RSVP, just join us in the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre Social Room at our weekly times:

Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!
To learn more about our seniors’ programs, email us at Become a
MOCA Board member
The Marpole-Oakridge
Community Association (MOCA)
works in partnership with the Vancouver
Board of Parks and Recreation to provide
services and programs at the Marpole-
Oakridge Community Centre (MOCC).
MOCA Board members are all volunteers.
If you would like to become a member of
the MOCA Board, email us at:


Marpole-Oakridge Preschool---Spaces available

Marpole Preschool 604-257-8180 is recognized in the Early Childcare Education field as a leader and now has limited spots available for parents with 4 year olds who want their child to experience play-based learning in a safe, caring environment.

Our waitlist for 2017-2018 enrollment is now available to the parents of children who will be three or four years of age as of December 31, 2017.

Marpole Preschool provides a play-based program that implements emergent curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia preschools in Italy. We develop our curriculum by observing what and how children play and by listening closely to their voices. Based on observations, we provide an experience or materials that guides children to further explore their interests and what they want to discover. We then make further observation and provide further experiences, and this cycle goes on to support children's learning.

We believe children are competent, resourceful, creative, and curious! Learn more about our Childcare Services.

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association AGM---Nov 21, 2017


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History and Future of Marpole-Oakridge Community Association
and Community Centre

History and Future of
Community Association and
Community Centre

Few people understand the history of our community centres or the
effort it took to establish them

In the beginning, it was the community associations who started the movement. Along the way, they enlisted the help of the Park Board. So began the partnership between community associations and Park Board.

Seventy years ago, “the seed and initial push came from a handful of local community-minded people who, in 1944, conceived of the idea that became the spark that ignited the community center movement for all of Greater Vancouver.”

And that movement started right here in Marpole.

Here is the history of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association (MOCA) and the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre (MOCC) that the association got built. It is the story of all Vancouver community centres and an important part of Vancouver history:
  • A 1957 report on the community centre which includes floor plans.
  • A 1950 narrative of the origins and early history of the community centre.

If we want to sustain and enhance this facility to serve the needs of our growing population, MOCA and MOCC need your input and assistance.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be informed about new programs, events and developments such as facility renewal.


Latest update on renewal and location of Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre.

Vancouver Park Board approves existing site for new Marpole-Oakridge community centre

The Vancouver Park Board is moving forward on renewing the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre at its current location in Oak Park.

The Board approved the community centre renewal motion at a Board meeting released on June 14, 2016. ... more info

MOCC Literacy Program

The COMMUNITY CENTRE invites patrons to assist in a new LITERACY initiative by dropping off books for young readers and adults to enjoy.

The new bookcase provides FREE books to readers who will be encouraged to TAKE ONE, GIVE ONE.

Please drop off your book donations to the front office. Thank you.

Marpole-Oakridge E-News

Receive the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association newsletter to be informed about new programs, events and developments.

You'll always be in touch with WHAT'S NEW at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre! You will always have the freedom to be removed from the mailing list.

It's easy and it's FREE. Just sign up, and our E-Newsletter will be delivered to your inbox seasonally, or whenever we have exciting news to pass along to you. Click here for details.

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association

How you can participate in the growth of your community centre!

MOCA meets every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. All members are welcome to attend these meetings to learn more, provide feedback and suggestions, and participate in how your Community Centre is operated!If you believe an engaged community is a healthy community and that a community centre is the heart of the community, consider joining a committee or becoming a member of the MOCA Board of Directors.

Email us your expression of interest.

All community members are welcome to apply. The Board is currently in need of individuals with financial, legal and organizational skill sets.

Fall 2017 President's Message

FFirst off I would like to announce the beginning of the consultation for our new Community Centre! We are hoping if things get done on schedule to have a new building operational by late 2019. I encourage everyone to get involved with their thoughts and ideas as the consultation meetings occur. This is your chance to have a say on the programs and physical building. Exciting times!

We at Marpole-Oakridge are also excited to learn that the Association of Neighbourhood Houses has been successful in obtaining the operating contract for the old Marpole Firehall on Hudson Street and W. 70th. We intend on partnering with them to develop programs to increase the services to the folks living south of
W. 70th Avenue. The City is completely renovating this space to accommodate the new programs.

The Park Board has passed the new Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). The City’s Community Centre Associations have until September 30, 2017 to decide whether to sign or not. The Association Board met in June to make this decision.

As I reported earlier, the financial performance of the Community Centre has been largely on par with last year which was a solid year for MOCA. If you have any ideas for new programs please let your thoughts be known to MOCA. The Association continues to be committed to returning a percentage of any net income back to the Community in the form of new equipment for the building and other needs. Those needs are being identified and reviewed prior to investment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and attendees of the Annual Marpole Community Day, which was held at Oak Park on Saturday, June 3rd. Once again, the local business community has been generous in its support for the event, and the community continues to attend in great numbers! Our small but dedicated Festival Committee and staff team work very hard each year to generate sponsorship support and to make the event the very best it can be.

We are sad to have one of our Board members leave because of family illness. They will be sorely missed. We are always looking for new members, so please consider volunteering! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquire about volunteering.

Thank you.

Mike Burdick,
Marpole-Oakridge Community Association

The Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is jointly operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and volunteer members of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association.

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Suggestions? Feedback? Comments? Email MOCA at:

Get involved! We are looking for new Volunteer Board Members. See Board Member Job Description (PDF 43kb)

View our Virtual Facility Tour!


View our facility spaces through our Tour Gallery.
Click here to take the tour!

The Centre is a two story building with an elevator. It is wheelchair accessible with a 31 stall parking lot, including two handicapped spaces. On-street parking is also available.

This building has a full-size gymnasium for sports events and a variety of rooms, accommodating from 30-150 people.

Use Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre for your monthly or annual general meetings, parties, receptions, training sessions, seminars, special events or occasions, dances, recitals, sport events and tournaments!





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