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.


Welcome Tour

Are you new to West Vancouver? If yes, welcome to our community! Join this tour to learn about the West Vancouver Community Centre facilities, and how to find and register for activities. Tour participants will receive a Newcomer Pass with some free admissions.

Language support is available upon request (virtual until further notice).

Register for Welcome Tour


Socially Active: Monday Walk (free)

Join us for an easy walk, rain or shine, Vancouver style! The Monday Walk is a free outdoor walking program designed to help newcomers meet friends in our community.

As a COVID-19 precaution, participants will be paired upon arrival for a physically-distanced walk, and arrival times will be staggered.⁠

Register for Socially Active: Monday Walk


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 participate 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.

This program will return in September 2021. Please check back for updates!


Summer Camps

Low cost, newcomer-friendly summer camps. Language support is available upon request. We thank our summer camp funder, Dacoda for making it possible for us to offer these camps at a lower cost.

Super Sports: Be Fit, Fast, and Fair

Give your children the opportunity to learn new skills and get active under the guidance of trained coaches! Each day of camp features multi-sport activities designed to improve skills and develop movement to improve game play. Participants will also learn the rules of games and sports while developing strategy to enhance play. Team work, leadership, and fair-play will be emphasized.

Register for Super Sports: Be Fit, Fast, and Fair

Family Firefly: Create Your Migration Story

Have you and your children moved from one city/country to another? If yes, this camp is for you!

The Family Firefly Project combines theatre, literary, and visual arts-based learning to facilitate an opportunity for adult and child participants to tell their unique migration stories and share them with their classmates through storytelling, drama, and visual art.

Adult (parent or caregiver) participation is not required but highly encouraged in this family-focused camp. Adults and children will be in separate rooms to learn and explore storytelling skills.

Register for Family Firefly: Create Your Migration Story


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