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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

Great Books Discussion Group

January-3 to April-25, 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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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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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Beginner

January-15 to April-16, 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

January-15 to April-16, 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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Maker Girls – STEM Club Series

January-16 to March-13, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

STEM girls rock in this workshop series designed just for girls who love science and engineering. Complete with exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and make-and-take creations. All supplies for the 1.5 hour workshops are provided. this program is for girls entering grades 7-10.

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Creating a Financial Plan

January-16 to January-16, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

A great way to start off 2018! If you?re planning to buy a house, want to retire in the next few years or want to help your kids with the cost of higher education, this course is for you. In this interactive workshop, you?ll learn tips and tricks on how to make your finances work for you and your family. We?ll discuss the importance of a budget, how to make the most out of your savings, and how a financial…

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Spanish for Beginners – Level 1

January-17 to April-4, 2018 from 3:45 pm to 5:15 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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Spanish – Intermediate Level 1

January-17 to April-4, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Paso a paso... (step by step) you'll become more confident communicating in Spanish if you join this intermediate level class where grammar skills and conversational practices are combined in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants must have completed Spanish Levels 1 and 2. This course will teach you about irregular verbs, past tense, reflexive form and more. Don't miss it - the group is small and you'll have a great time! Students are required to have the 'Soleado 2' textbook and can…

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Spanish – Intermediate Level 2

January-17 to April-4, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 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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Retirement Has Changed, What’s Your Next Move?

January-23 to January-23, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

How to take inventory of current assets and determine how much money investors may need during retirement. Participants will learn how to organize and record financial assets, set realistic goals for retirement spending, determine if they are on track to reach goals and reevaluate their strategy if necessary.

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Retirement Has Changed, What’s Your Next Move?

January-25 to January-25, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

How to take inventory of current assets and determine how much money investors may need during retirement. Participants will learn how to organize and record financial assets, set realistic goals for retirement spending, determine if they are on track to reach goals and reevaluate their strategy if necessary.

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Real Estate Planning and Downsizing

January-30 to January-30, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you are planning on downsizing, looking to retire, 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, discover the financial opportunities downsizing…

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February 2018

Grow With Kitsilano’s Collaborative Garden

February-1 to April-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 for the community to enjoy? You are welcome to join the Kitsilano Community Centre Collaborative Gardeners. On February 1, March 1 and April 3, you will help plan for the 2018 season. Open to all and registration is required. For more information, check online at kitscc.com/facilities/collaborative-community-garden.

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ABC’s of Investing

February-6 to February-6, 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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NEPP – Earthquake Preparedness Pets

February-15 to February-15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

In Vancouver, we know we could be affected by an earthquake. The key to preparedness is ensuring you are prepared. But what about our pets??. we saw in Hurricane Katrina that people refused to evacuate if they could not take their pets with them. Learn what you can do to ensure both you and your pets are prepared for any type of emergency or disaster you may be faced with.

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Achieving Goals & Success Through a Growth Mindset

February-22 to February-22, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Many students start by having big goals for their future and are excited about achieving them. But once they face difficulties, many of them lower their standards or settle for easier goals that they feel comfortable achieving. The biggest threat to a successful future is when children get into a habit of ?playing it safe'. In this workshop parents will learn to foster a growth mindset in their children.

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March 2018

Buying or Selling a Condo

March-1 to March-1, 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?ll 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 end…

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Understanding Loans and Credit Products

March-6 to March-6, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

There are a wide range of credit and loan options available from your bank or credit union. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to prepare yourself when applying for a loan, as well as how credit decisions are made. This workshop also includes understanding your Credit report and ways to improve or maintain your credit score.

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NEPP – Earthquake Preparedness Personal & Family

March-15 to March-15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

We all witnessed the earthquakes in Mexico City, New Zealand and Italy and saw the devastation they caused. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake - yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a "Home Hazard" Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.

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Protecting What Matters Most

March-20 to March-20, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

This is an educational program designed to offer individuals a foundational knowledge of four important types of insurance: Life, Disability, Critical Illness and Long Term Care Insurance.

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Protecting What Matters Most

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

This is an educational program designed to offer individuals a foundational knowledge of four important types of insurance: Life, Disability, Critical Illness and Long Term Care Insurance.

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