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Halloween Howlers, Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 29, 11:00am-12:30pm 1-6 yrs $8/person REGISTER HERE 70076

Come dressed in your Halloween finest for a fun filled morning of creepy crafts, boo-tiful face pain ing, spooktacular games, enter- tainment, haunted house, pumpkin patch and more! Parent or guardian participation is required. Space is limited, so register early.



Fall Recreation Programs---Interactive Recreation Guide Online


Fall 2016 Recreation Programs!

The Recreation Guide for Fall is now 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.

Register now for fall programs.

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.


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 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:

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

Community Envolvement

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association is inviting people who value their community to be a part of a strong, dynamic team of volunteers.

If interested, please contact MOCA at:

A great interactive way to make a contribution to MOCA’s commitment to

“offer accessible and diverse leisure opportunities to enhance the well-being of individuals and strengthen a sense of community in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Fall 2016 President's Message

As we have mentioned on numerous occasions, one of the biggest issues facing the Community Centre is the threat of relocation of our premises. Your Board has worked very hard to get the City and the Park Board to listen to all of the reasons why the building should stay in its present location. The majority of residents contacted have stated that their preference is for the Community Centre is to stay precisely where it is. As many of you know, we received news on June 14 that the Park Board passed a resolution to support consultation with the Community on what kind of amenities are needed not where the new Center should be located. This is great news. By no means is the challenge over but we are cautiously optimistic about having a new center built precisely in the location of the existing one. The public consultation sessions should start soon. We will keep you posted.

Early this year, a major renter of our Community Centre’s space decided to move on but the staff have been diligent in securing new renters for our unused space. Renting of space is a major cash infusion vehicle and one we rely on for revenue. We are working hard to keep our financial performance similar to last year. We are both sad and happy; one of our programmers has left on maternity leave, and we wish her well. We are hoping she returns in a year. Our front desk now has a permanent Recreation Clerk in a leadership role. Please stop by to say congratulations.

Your Board of Directors is constantly on the lookout for new programs or enhancements of existing programs. If you have ideas for either one please make your thoughts know to any Board member or Community Staff member.I encourage each and every one of you to become members of the MOCA family. There is no cost for the right and it will allow you to vote on issues at the Community Centre. You can register your membership card at the Community Centre front desk.

Thank you.

Mike Burdick,

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:

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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