Welcome The Year Of The Dog
February 2018 ushers in the Year of the Dog, an especially auspicious occasion for folks born not just in 2018, but also the years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006. Join the West End's Asian community and other neighbours in celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for a free community event with music, performances, and good luck crafts.
Tales From The West End
An evening of story-telling as West End residents, past and present, share stories of our community's past.
February's featured storyteller is educator and historian Isaac Vanderhorst, who will bring history alive with his stories about the West End’s former Industrial area in Coal Harbour.
You are encouraged to listen, sketch and bring your own stories and historic photographs of the West End to share with your community. Admission is free, and JJ Bean provides complimentary coffee and tea.
Tales from the West End takes place the third Tuesday of every September, October, November, January, February and March. Bring your own stories and photos to share with your neighbours.
West End Community Flea Market
The West End Community Flea Market is a space where you can sell items that you're ready to let go of, and find treasures in search of a new home. All proceeds from table rentals and admission ($1 per person) help support the West End Community Centre Youth Programs and King George Secondary School's graduating class of 2018. A full list of Flea Market rules and regulations is available at the WECC front office. Table rental is $19.05 (+GST) and the deadline for reservations is 9 a.m. Saturday, February 3.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Presentation
Two speakers, Dr. Ellen Wiebe, a physician who has been insrtumental in providing education on MAID practices in BC, will talk about how people make the choice to have medical assistance in dying and what steps they and the doctors need to take to make it happen. Then a representative from KORU, a locally owned and operated funeral business, will provide information on how to incorporate regular funeral planning (administrative needs, cremation, burial, ceremony planning, etc.) into the MAiD plan.
Wednesday, February 28 at 1 p.m.
Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Register at 604.669.5051 as space is limited.