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                  E-Newsletter June 2014

Summer Day Camp

Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Summer Day Camp provides an exciting, dynamic and educational experience for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 12. Our energetic camp team is ready to propel your children into a summer they won’t soon forget. With daily outings, the campers are able to gain access to activities they otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience. A few highlights our camp experience include a sleepover at Camp Sasamat, an adrenaline filled day at Playland and many more activities that your child won’t want to miss.

The summer of excitement begins 
Monday June 30th and runs through Friday, August 22nd. The fees are $115 per week, $810 for the full summer and $105 for shortened weeks.

As space is limited, please contact Kaitlin Sterndale-Bennett at 
604-683-2554 if you are interested in registering your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Caregiver-Child drop-in

The Last Thursday of every month, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Cost: Free with a GNH membership of $5

Join other child care providers and their children for fun and learning together. Come and learn new circle time songs and stories, literacy, language development, and art activities. Children can socialize with other children in a larger group, sing songs and rhymes, hear stories, and enjoy a new play environment while the caregivers build their social networks and get access to resources. Hosted by Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre.

Thank you to our MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert for his kind words, honourable mention in the legislature and his ongoing support of our work.

Check it out here:

The GNH Urban Farm Expansion: New Site
Looking to get your hands dirty and help Gordon Neighbourhood House? We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you to help! Gordon Neighbourhood House is looking to expand our urban farming initiatives, and in order to do so, we need some volunteers on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th, we’re going to be building a new garden site to help support Gordon Neighbourhood House’s food programs!  

We’ve got garden work available that is appropriate for a wide variety of ages, abilities and availabilities, so if you’re interested, please email us at Together we grow!

The new farmland at 1209 Jervis street is being donated to Gordon Neighbourhood House and supported by Gordon Nelson Inc. 

Gordon Neighbourhod House and the Attic Thirft Store now accept debit and Visa for purchases/donations over $10.

Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Summer Day Camp program is a fun and educational program offered to children and youth in the Downtown Peninsula. Participants are welcome to attend for all 8 weeks of summer, or on a per week basis.  Although summer can be a care-free time, several families struggle with the added stress of securing affordable full day care for their children. Through Gordon Neighbourhood House’s new Send-a-Kid-to-Camp program, you can help by offering to partially, or fully subsidize a child’s camp experience this summer.

Summer Camp will begin June 30th and run each week through to August 22nd. The cost is $115 per week, and $810 for the entire summer. We have an exciting summer program planned, including a sleepover at Camp Sasamat, a trip to the Salmon Hatchery, and a wet and wild day at Splashdown. If you would like to donate to our Send-a-Kid-to-Camp program, you can do so by using the 'Donate' the link on our website (, by dropping of a cheque or coming in to make a donation using our interac machine. Tax receipts are available for donations over $20.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2nd Annual Earth Day Community Potluck.

A special thank you to Vancity for sponsoring the event, and to the team at the West End Branch who came out to volunteer.

Look out for details on our next Community potluck as part of the 2014 West End Food Festival.


English Conversation Circle Program

The English Conversation Circle program at Gordon Neighborhood House provides an opportunity for people of all ages to practice reading, writing, and speaking the English language in an intimate setting. Whether you are just starting out, or advanced in your skills, our program will assist in your language development. By providing a variety of interactive and engaging activities and games, this program will accommodate people of all learning styles. 

Please join us on a drop-in basis. Class schedule is as follows:

Monday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am 

Classes are FREE with a Gordon Neighbourhood House membership.

From the Food Scraps Drop Spot Team

Greetings from the Food Scraps Drop Spot! With summer in sight, we have a few updates for everyone.

First, as of March 2014, we have collected over 227,000lbs of food scraps from more than 32,000 drops! Thank you for the support thus far.

Starting on May 31st, the Saturday Drop Spot at Gordon Neighbourhood House will return to the West End Farmers Markets. The Tuesday Night Drop Spot will continue as-is at Gordon Neighbourhood House.

For the detail schedule and ways to get involved, please visit our new website at

See you at the Drop Spot! Keep your food scraps out of the landfill.

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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