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Winter Recreation Programs---Interactive Recreation Guide Online
 

 

Winter 2017 Recreation Programs!

The Recreation Guide for Winter is online. 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 New 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.

 
Breakfast with Santa---Saturday December 10-SOLD OUT
 

Who says Santa only comes on Christmas Eve?

Join Santa’s helpers for pancakes, goodies, coffee, juice and family entertainment, includ- ing play time in the gym, before a visit from Santa. Bring your camera and your appetite! Breakfast will be served at 10:15 am sharp. Don’t miss out, make sure you register by Dec 3rd. Children under 1yr are free. Parent participation and pay- ment is required.

1+ yrs 70079 $5/person Dec 10 Sa 10:00am-11:30am SOLD OUT-GO ON WAITLIST

(Santa is making appearances at other Vancouver Community Centres, click here to find spaces)

 

 

 
Public Flu Clinic Schedule in South Vancouver
 

 

Flu Clinics

Clinics begin starting Monday October 31 and run until Friday January 6.

 

Check the schedule here to plan your time.

 

 

 
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 held the first ever Town Hall Meeting
 

 

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Department held its first ever Town Hall Meeting at the Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre. This meeting was entitled: Park Board Community Dialogue:


Serving Our Seniors. This meeting was attended by approximately 70 people, who were broken up into individual tables of 5 persons. There were three questions to consider and you could choose 2 questions and attend those tables. There was a facilitator at each table to guide the process.

A City official made a presentation on the demographics and population make up of Seniors in Vancouver, which was very interesting.

This was a pilot project to see if this format is functional and well received. It appears by all accounts a useful way to get information and consultation from the different Communities.

Watch for more Town Hall Meetings in 2016.

 

 
Seniors Social Drop In
 

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:

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

We look forward to seeing you there! To learn more about our seniors’ programs, email us at marpoleoakridgecc@gmail.com 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:
MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

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

History and Future of
Marpole-Oakridge
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
 

Community Envolvement

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. MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

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

Winter 2017 President's Message


We at the Board level are excited to announce that we will see a consultation process happening soon regarding the renewal of our existing physical facility. This is a very important step for us as it is the precursor to hopefully a new building. We will certainly announce this when it happens.

The Park Board is in the process of establishing a new Joint Operating Agreement. This JOA is the operating document by which we run our Community Centre in conjunction with the City and Park Board. We are hoping this document will be signed and in place by the spring of 2017.

The financial performance of the Community Centre has been largely on par with last year which was a solid year for MOCA. The Association is 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.

We had a successful summer season. The Festival was a big hit and we would like to thank our many sponsors for their commitment. The Staff worked extra hard to make this all happen and we were blessed by great weather. We also had two Music in the Park events, one in July and one in August. This was a first for us but the events were well received and we hope to do it again in 2017. In November, we held our Annual General Meeting. All members in good standing were invited to attend to see what the association has completed during the last year, and to vote for a new Board. The new Board members are listed below. Please feel free to approach any Board member to inquire about helping out, or to make a suggestion. We can always use new ideas, faces and skill sets.

Once again I can report that we are blessed with a great staff. They all work very hard to get the business of the Community Centre done in a timely and professional manner. We are very lucky!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you.

Thank you.

Mike Burdick,
President

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.

Be informed about new programs, events and
developments by subscribing to our newsletter here:

marpoleoakridge.org/newsletter.htm

Suggestions? Feedback? Comments? Email MOCA at: MarpoleOakridgeCC@gmail.com

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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