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                  E-Newsletter December 2014
Thank you to everyone who made it out to our very first BINGOrdon event. BINGOrdon was a night of bingo fun with our favourite local Drag Queens, it was brought to you by Young Ideas, The Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Gordon Neighbourhood House. Thanks Lady Jem for your special appearance.

To get involved or to volunteer at Young Ideas event/initiative please email Jim Balakshin at Stay tuned for our next event!
Our first Community Herb Garden has been a huge success this year, and we are looking for opportunities to expand for 2015. Thank you to our local partners Gordon Nelson Inc. for your support in launching the Community Herb Garden (Burnaby and Thurlow) and our second Urban Farm site (Jervis and Davie). 

Do you know of a space in the neighbourhood that would benefit from a community herb garden? Do you have an interest in developing one for you and your neighbours in 2015? Get in touch with our Lead Farmer Susanna Millar at We're here to help! 
Preparing the urban farms for winter.

GNH Fundraiser Alert

This event is being held at Whole Foods in the West End (on Robson), bring your friends!

West End Seniors Community Planning Table

The Planning Table is not going to be meeting on Friday, November 28th. We will reconvene on Friday, Dec 5th 10:00AM-12:00PM at Gordon Neighbourhood House. Please join us for a holiday social after the meeting.
Henri is 99 years old, but you would never think it to see his zest for life and sense of humour - not to mention his belly-dancing. He is a true inspiration to us all.

This short film was produced in Reel Youth's Youth & Seniors Film Program, in partnership with Gordon Neighbourhood House. The program brought together youth and older adults in a creative collaboration to celebrate older Canadians through story-telling and film, with the added benefit of fostering new inter-generational relationships.


Renaming Room 1:
A Call for Nominations

With an upgrade of Room 1 (the large room on the main floor) in sight, we’re looking for your ideas to rename the space after a local community champion.

Please send your nominations to by December 8th, 2014. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Are you interested in issues affecting children and families in the West End? If so, this committee is for you! The West End Families in Action group is a great new mechanism to connect parents/caregivers with local city planners, to discuss issues and to advocate for the needs of children and families in the community. 

For more information or to join the committee, please contact Agata Feetham, Program Director, at

A Vancouver Youth Food Policy Council

Vancouver's very first Vancouver Youth Food Policy Council is almost up and running! They are looking for youth who have a passion for food security, community development through food, food justice, and anti-oppression work to become council members.

There are 10 positions available with more volunteer opportunities available in the near future. If you are interested in applying, please check out the attached application form or visit the online version:

Applications are due February 21st, 2015. Please feel free to contact them at if you have any questions or concerns and "Like" their Facebook page: or check out their website: 

December Lunch Menu


Tuesday, December 2nd, $5

Chef's Salad, Beef Lasagna with Garlic Toast


Thursday, December 4th, $5

Soup of the Day, Pulled Pork, Mashed Potatoes


Tuesday, December 9th, $5

Soup of the Day, Chicken Schnitzel, Potato Salad

Thursday, December 11th, $5

Soup of the Day, Roasted Pork Sausages, Steamed Veggies



Tuesday, December 16th, $5

Chef's Salad, Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles

Thursday, December 18th

Holiday Lunch: Sponsored by Hollyburn Properties Inc. 

We strive to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let us know a week in advance and we'll do our very best to accommodate you. We all deserve a tasty lunch!
Gordon Neighbourhood House and the Attic Thrift Store will be closed as of December 24, 2014 and will re-open on January 5, 2015.

Happy Holidays!
Gordon Neighbourhood House acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples.
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