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Board Room

2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada
(604) 257-6976 http://kitscc.com

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January 2018

English Corner

January-7 to April-29, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Effective communication of both your thoughts and feelings are essential for leading a successful life in a new place. English Corner is organized to give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings by offering engaging discussion topics and opportunities for fellowship. Come and gain confidence communicating in English. No class Feb 11 and Apr 1.

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April 2018

Spanish for Beginners – Level 2

April-18 to July-4, 2018 from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Adelante! Join my small class designed to improve the basic Spanish learned in Beginners Level 1. Emphasizing communication, you will become familiar with idiomatic expressions and verbs such as 'estar, gustar, tener and hacer'. At the end of the course you'll be able to talk about your family, to order in a restaurant, go shopping, ask the time and more. Students are required to have the 'Soleado 1' textbook from the Level 1 course ($28). $14.29 drop in, space permitting.

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Spanish – Intermediate Level 2

April-18 to July-4, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

ESPANOL Y MAS ESPANOL! Come and experience being proud of your Spanish language knowledge. This course is for those who want to become more comfortable understanding and speaking at a higher basic level. Participants are advised to have completed Beginner Spanish 1, Spanish 2 and Intermediate 1 levels. Reviewing your grammar skills, and learning new expressions and vocabulary will develop gradually through discussion of interesting cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America, as well as subjects you encounter in daily…

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Spanish for Beginners – Level 1

April-18 to July-4, 2018 from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Bienvenidos! My class is designed for a small group so you can learn a new language in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The emphasis will be on communications, proper phonetic, vocabulary, some basic grammar and writing. At the end of the course you'll be able to introduce yourself in Spanish and converse about travel, work and much more. Soleado1 textbook ($28) is required and can be purchased at the second class. $14.29 drop in, space permitting.

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Beginner

April-23 to June-25, 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Curiosity in Chinese culture and Mandarin are all you need to join this beginner class. This course is for students of any background! Come to Ms. Gong's class with a binder and a pen. She will provide useful class handouts. By the end of this course, you will be able to greet others, introduce yourself and handle basic daily conversation in authentic Mandarin! You will be able to count numbers in Mandarin, identify Chinese currency, know famous Chinese cities /…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Intermediate

April-23 to June-25, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you've already mastered Pinyin (the Chinese Phonetic system), you can now brush up your Mandarin conversational skills. In this class, you will build up your vocabulary and learn common expressions for daily living. You will learn the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar. Ms. Gong will teach you numerous synonyms and antonyms. Also, cross-culture training will help you to understand Chinese traditions, taboos, preferences and festivals. You will be taught how to handle various special situations, for example…

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May 2018

Great Books Discussion Group

May-1 to August-28, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Enjoyable, rewarding discussions on a wide range of topics using recent and historical short stories, essays and other literary materials. Focus on one short selection weekly, chosen from volumes produced by experts at the Great Books Foundation. These books ($35-$45 each) generally provide material for 4-5 months.

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Grow With Kitsilano’s Collaborative Garden!

May-1 to June-5, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Would you like to become part of an intergenerational group that maintains a beautiful green space to educate and inspire community? Join the Kitsilano Community Centre Collaborative Gardeners. Meet on the dates below and garden as your schedule permits. Open to all; registration is required. For more information, check online at kitscc.com/facilities/collaborative-community-garden.

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English Corner

May-6 to June-24, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Effective communication of both your thoughts and feelings are essential for leading a successful life in a new place. English Corner is organized to give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings by offering engaging discussion topics and opportunities for fellowship. Come and gain confidence communicating in English. No class May 20.

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Real Estate: Buying or Selling a Condo

May-15 to May-15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Did you know that buying or selling a condo is much more complex than buying or selling a house? In this educational seminar, we discuss all aspects of condominiums, from the basics to the final deal. We will discuss what a condo is, how it's run, the documents you need to learn about a building (Depreciation Reports, Engineering Reports and more), avoiding problem buildings, the questions to ask about every condo and the steps in buying and selling. At the…

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ABC’s of Investing

May-22 to May-22, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

In addition to learning about the different investment options available to you, we will discuss some common investment strategies. We will also include information on RRSPs, TFSAs and RESPs accounts.

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Mindfulness for Beginners

May-29 to May-29, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

A beginner class for those new to mindfulness meditation or wishing to refresh their practice. Also welcome those who have difficulty calming the mind or are simply curious. Mindfulness meditation improves inner peace, health and quality of life while relieving stress, anxiety, depression and craving. Also, it slows aging. LearnMindfulness.org.

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June 2018

Managing Your Family’s Finances

June-19 to June-19, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

We'll be discussing key aspects to managing your family's finances. It'll include proper budgeting, making sure your family is properly protected through insurance (which one is right for you!) and how to start building your savings for future needs. A brief overview about different investment options and vehicles will be covered as well.

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Real Estate and Wealth Planning

June-26 to June-26, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you are looking to integrate real estate into your wealth portfolio or just planning on making a move in the near future, why not have 30+ years of real estate and financial expertise on your side? This workshop is designed to help you learn about the current Vancouver Real Estate Market from some of the best. In addition to becoming more informed, you can expect to receive some helpful tips and tricks when looking for a home, considering an…

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July 2018

Byte Camp – Claymation Movie Production (9-12 yrs)

July-3 to July-6, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Make your own clay characters come to life, just like Shaun the Sheep! Participants will work with a partner to build their own clay characters, sets and props; develop their own script; shoot their movie scenes; and then learn to edit and add sounds and special effects to complete the whole project. Don't worry parents, there will be plenty of time devoted to outdoor games and activities!

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Grow With Kitsilano’s Collaborative Garden!

July-3 to August-7, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Would you like to become part of an intergenerational group that maintains a beautiful green space to educate and inspire community? Join the Kitsilano Community Centre Collaborative Gardeners. Meet on the dates below and garden as your schedule permits. Open to all; registration is required. For more information, check online at kitscc.com/facilities/collaborative-community-garden.

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Byte Camp – Introduction to Coding (9-12 yrs)

July-16 to July-20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Discover how much fun it is to build your own video game! Students will be introduced to basic coding skills with easy to use drag-and-drop software, and get to use those skills to make their very own games. Students will also learn how to create their own 2D vector artwork to make characters and levels that are entirely their own. The final project is a game that you can take home on USB or proudly share with friends online. Time…

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Byte Camp – 2D Tablet Animation (9-12 yrs)

July-30 to August-3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Turn your drawing skills into awesome animation skills on our tablets! We will show you how to make beautiful animations as wild as your imagination. Participants will learn to storyboard and use some advanced animation skills to make their characters really come alive on the screen. Principles like Squash & Stretch, Anticipation and Exaggeration will be introduced in fun lessons and students will produce their own animated short films by the end of the week. The final project is a…

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