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                  E-Newsletter February 2015

A HUGE thank you to all of the members of Gordon Neighbourhood House's Young Ideas team that planned and attended the first ever Young Ideas Planning Retreat. We appreciate your contribution to your community and look forward to an exciting and engaging year of events, activities and initiatives.

For more information on Young Ideas and the group's mandate please visit:

West End Seniors Community Planning Table

The next Planning Table meeting will be held on Friday, February 20th, 10:00AM-12:00PM at Gordon Neighbourhood House. Please note there is no meeting on February 27.  Meetings are open to all and provide an opportunity to connect with your neighbours, community groups and organizations on topics of relevance to seniors.
February 2015 Events in the Seniors Lounge:

Tuesday February 3
1:00PM - 1:30PM, Quilting our Stories, introduction to quilting.

Tuesday February 10
Valentines Day Lunch followed by cards and treats​ in the Seniors Lounge

Tuesday February 17
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Black History Month Presentation and Discussion

Tuesday February 24
1:30PM - 2:30PM,  Seniors Bingo (Room #4)

Saturday February 21
Memorial for Ethel Marlin 2:00PM-4:00PM (Room #1)

Our Right to be Safe

Free Workshop for Seniors with Disabilities

Date: Wednesday March 4th, 2015
Time: TBA (3 hours during the day, lunch included)
Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

In the workshop we will talk about:
  • The kinds of violence and abuse seniors with disabilities and physical limitations are experiencing
  • Learn what you can do to get help
  • Share safety tips with other seniors
  • Begin the process of developing a safety plan that will include:
    • Establishing support circles in your community
Space is limited and registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Disability supports and transportation costs will be covered.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Martin
604 875-0188

Coming in February!

Dementia Smart Awareness and Activities Workshops

Pomegranate Training is happy to offer a series of three 2 hour Dementia Smart workshops for family, care givers, friends and community members, professionals and volunteers working with people at all stages of the dementia journey.

This exciting new pilot program will raise awareness about Dementia and will provide participants with meaningful tools to communicate with loved ones, through participatory Dementia Smart Activities.
  • What is Dementia?
  • Signs and symptoms of Dementia
  • Supporting and caring for a person with Dementia
  • Understanding the Dementia journey and its difficulties
This 3 part workshop will be offered on Wednesdays at West End Seniors Network in February and again in March/April at Gordon Neighbourhood House.

Wednesday February 4, 11, 18 from 1:30- 3:30 at West End Seniors Network ( Barclay Manor)

Wednesday March 25, April 1, April 8, from 1:30-3:30, at Gordon Neighbourhood House

To register or to get more information: Please contact Farzana Latif at 778-829-5697 or

About the Trainer
Farzana has personal experience of caring for her father with dementia. She has over 20 years  of health promotion and public health experience. Having moved to BC from the UK in 2013, she has set up Pomegranate Training ( to provide dementia training and education for communities and professionals.

Current Volunteer Postings

Starting Soon!

Rainbow Soup Social

Gordon Neighbourhood House, the Health Initiative for Men, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and QMUNITY would like to invite our queer neighbours and their allies to join us for Rainbow Soup Social. The soup that is prepared will be made available, free of charge, at the Community Food Hub the following day (a new partnership between Gordon Neighbourhood House and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society that will launch on February 6, 2015).  This is intended to be a safe space for gender and sexual minorities.  ​

Please email for more information.

Organic Bulk Buying Co-op

Gordon Neighbourhood House is excited to announce a partnership with United for Organics(UFO) Co-op. Together our goal is to increase access to healthy, local and organic produce. 

We are committed to supporting a sustainable organic food production and distribution system that respects the environment. We purchase from local organic farmers whenever possible and maintain an environmental consciousness.  

Members order online and a distribution market is held every second Tuesday morning at 8:00AM at Gordon Neighbourhood House.

For more information on the UFO Co-op, please contact

New Video on Vancouver's Food Initiatives Featuring Gordon Neighbourhood House Goes Viral

In conjunction with the second anniversary of the Vancouver Food Strategy, the City of Vancouver recently launched, “What Feeds Us: How Food Fuels Vancouver​”. The video highlights some key areas that have made an impact in Vancouver. The video was recently reported to have had over 1,000,000 views and features a few shots of Gordon Neighbourhood House and an interview with GNH's Executive Director, Paul Taylor. ​

Meet our friend and neighbour Esmat Mozaffarian Bakhtiari

This 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. Essi is a wise and loving West End resident. 

Watch the video

January Lunch Menu


Tuesday, February 3, $5

Soup of the day, Lemongrass Chicken, Vermicelli Noodles in Peanut Sauce, Veggies


Thursday, February 5, $5

Chef's Salad, Pulled Pork, Mashed Veggies


Tuesday, February 10, $5

Chef's Salad, Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Chicken 

Thursday, February 12, $5

Soup of the Day, Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles



Tuesday, February 17, $5

Chef's Salad, Beef Lasagna, Garlic Toast

Thursday, February 19, $5

Soup of the Day, Braised Pork Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Fried Rice


Tuesday, February 24, $5

Soup of the Day, Stewed Chicken in Tomato Sauce, Roasted Veggies


Thursday, February 26, $5

Chef's Salad, Salisbury Steak, Steamed Veggies

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!
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