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Douglas Park Community Centre offers many Recreation programs for children aged 5-12 years. Children can explore creativity through Art, Music, Crafts, Dance and Drama. They can gain confidence by learning new languages such as Spanish and Japanese. They can learn how to bake and cook or can learn how to read, write, or develop presentation and study skills. Sports programs help children to get and stay fit while learning about teamwork and having fun at the same time. For preteens & Youth we have programs out into the community to participate in a different out-trip and activity each week. And to top it all off, in the Summer, we offer Day Camps including specialty camps in Tennis, Drama and Dance!

To register online for a program:
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VIEW AND REGISTER FOR SUMMER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

School Age Children

Visual Arts

Pottery Camp 9-12 yrs
Laura Van Der Linde
Enjoy a fun-filled week of pottery and summer play and fun! An overview of hand-building (table) and throwing (pottery wheel) techniques will be taught. Suitable for returning students and beginners. Please note this camp includes outdoor play time.
Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Jul 5-Jul 9
$225/5 sessions 339028
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$225/5 sessions 339469
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$225/5 sessions 343594
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Aug 9-Aug 13
$225/5 sessions 343595
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$225/5 sessions 343596
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Aug 23-Aug 27
$225/5 sessions 343597

Art Camp: Ocean in Commotion Art Camp 6-12 yrs
Alex Lam
Maybe you’ll see jiggling jelly fish, tickly octopus, horny seahorse, pinching crab, clicking sound of dolphin and amazing creatures in the deep sea. Let’s go diving and finding many wonderful creatures in the ocean. Kids will create paintings with watery scenes of the Ocean. Learning to paint, draw and color and create 3D art. This art camp provides children with fun ways to engage their creative minds through visual art activities. Art supplies are included. Alex Lam will bring the kids to discover art in two creative journeys. Most of all, they will have FUN!  Alex Lam specializes in teaching drawing and painting to children and adults. He received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Warwick (UK) and Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University.
M Tu W Th F 9:30 AM-2:45 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$225/5 sessions 342781

Art Camp: Jungle in Motion Art Camp 6-12 yrs
Alex Lam
Do you dream of going on Safari’ This art camp is perfect for those who dream of adventure! Kids will explore different animals that inhabit Africa. For examples, the biggest land animal, the longest neck animal, the heavy giant but run very fast animal, the powerful big cat animal, etc. Kids not only create their art work but also explore new techniques, learn about color and shape, and experiment with a variety of art media. Art supplies are included. Alex Lam will bring the kids to discover art in two creative journeys. Most of all, they will have FUN! Alex Lam specializes in teaching drawing and painting to children and adults. He received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Warwick (UK) and Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University.
Tu W Th F 9:30 AM-2:45 PM Aug 3-Aug 6
$185/4 sessions 342782

Performing Arts

Make-A-Musical! Day Camp 7-15 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Work with your cast mates to create a mini-musical from brainstorming plot and characters to writing music and designing costumes. In just one week, we will build a show from scratch out of our cast members ideas!
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Jul 5-Jul 9
$249/5 sessions 318262
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$249/5 sessions 318263

Drama and Art Day Camp 7-13 yrs
Christache Ross
A fun and foundational acting class where we will play theatre games, create and perform skits, and plays. We will focus on fostering a love of acting and build confidence in performing in front of others by creating a fun and safe environment that allows students to flourish. A typical class will include warm up games, theatre exercises in small groups and performance practice. Each class will also include warm ups and drawing exercises along with a weekly theme to focus our learning. Themes will be cartoony and fun, including characters familiar to the students (e.g., aliens, robots, dragons, pets, dinosaurs, cute food, skeletons, etc.). Day camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather (12th).
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$295/5 sessions 335829
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$295/5 sessions 335833

Outdoor Popstar Fun! 5-10 yrs
Rachel Beau
Come and hop, bop, and twist to fun music with Rachel Beau! This program is 15 minutes of action packed fun and non-stop movement to POP music!
Tu 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Jul 6
FREE/1 sessions 339060
Tu 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Jul 6
FREE/1 sessions 339070
Tu 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Jul 6
FREE/1 sessions 339071
Tu 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Jul 6
FREE/1 sessions 339073
Tu 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Aug 24
FREE/1 sessions 343583
Tu 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Aug 24
FREE/1 sessions 343584
Tu 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Aug 24
FREE/1 sessions 343585
Tu 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Aug 24
FREE/1 sessions 343586

Craft n’ Creations 6-8 yrs
Gloria Lai
Join us for some arts & crafts! While sparking your little artists creativity we intend to make a bit of a mess. Art friendly clothes are a must, along with big smiles. No session July 31.
Sa 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Jul 10-Aug 21
$72/6 sessions 344392

Magic Camp 7-13 yrs
John Kaplan
Youngsters will be taught how to do mind-boggling magic tricks and be able to astound their family and friends. They will see live presentations of magic, learn principals of sleight-of-hand, misdirection techniques, how to practice and perform magic. Day camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather St.
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Jul 26-Jul 30
$150/5 sessions 339841

Sport

Street Hockey Day Camp 6-15 yrs
Ron Way
Open to all ages boys and girls. Come and play street hockey with coach Ronnie! Bring your lunch, water and sunscreen. Classes are held outdoors on the Douglas Park basketball courts, please dress accordingly. Safety goggles will be provided and mandatory. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own sticks. Plastic and aluminum sticks are available to borrow. Please note: Child has to have completed Kindergarten to participate in this program.We play 3 games a day. Each team has a ‘little line’ 6-8 yrs. a medium line 9-12 and a big line 12-16.
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Jul 5-Jul 9
$80/3 sessions 334456
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$80/3 sessions 334457
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$80/3 sessions 334458
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Jul 26-Jul 30
$80/3 sessions 334459
W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Aug 4-Aug 6
$53/2 sessions 334460
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Aug 9-Aug 13
$80/3 sessions 334461
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$80/3 sessions 334462
M W F 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Aug 23-Aug 27
$80/3 sessions 334463

Tennis

Gord Hauka
Run & Fundamentals. Basic Rally, Footwork and Racquet skills with games and scoring, singles and doubles play. Coaching the “Play” in Children’s Tennis has be Gord Hauka’s commitment for 40 years. Spring and Summer providing the Fun in Fundamentals, cooperative learning builds a foundation to “Play Tennis” and “Learn Skills for Life.” Programs allow the players of whatever age and skill to build the basics of movement, racquet skills, and respect for play to prepare for the level of competitive fun they choose. Please bring a tennis racquet to class.
Beginner
7-11 yrs
M W 3:00 PM-4:45 PM Jul 5-Jul 21
$114/6 sessions 330225
M W 3:00 PM-4:45 PM Aug 16-Aug 25
$76/4 sessions 330229
12-16 yrs
M W 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Jul 5-Jul 21
$126/6 sessions 330231
M W 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Aug 16-Aug 25
$84/4 sessions 330233

Camp
5-6 yrs

M Tu W Th F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jul 12-Jul 16
$85/5 sessions 330218
M Tu W Th F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Aug 16-Aug 20
$85/5 sessions 330219
7-11 yrs
M Tu W Th F 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$95/5 sessions 330220
M Tu W Th F 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$95/5 sessions 330221
12-16 yrs
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$105/5 sessions 330222
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$105/5 sessions 330223

Sportball Drop-off Multisport Camp 5-7 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
This program is designed to introduce skills in a number of different ball sports. Games and skills are taught in a fun and creative manner by using story lines to encourage participation. All programs are non-competitive and focus on success while building confidence. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$235/5 sessions 330326
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Jul 26-Jul 30
$235/5 sessions 330328
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Aug 9-Aug 13
$235/5 sessions 330329

Whitecaps FC Soccer Camp 7-12 yrs
Jennifer Scott
Led by certified Whitecaps FC camp and academy coaches, this camp is perfect fit for beginner to recreational players. Learn soccer fundamentals and skills in a safe and supportive environment. You can expect to practice drills, play scrimmages and most importantly, to have fun.
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Aug 9-Aug 13
$150/5 sessions 341522
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Aug 23-Aug 27
$150/5 sessions 341523

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Preparation Camp
Bing Zhao
This new program will focus on flexibility, stretching, coordination, balance, posture, strength, self-confidence and all of the foundational training required for a rhythmic gymnastics program.
5-7 yrs
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$100/5 sessions 342684
8-12 yrs
M Tu W Th F 2:15 PM-3:15 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$100/5 sessions 342685

Coerver Coaching Soccer Camp 5-14 yrs
Coerver BC
Coerver Coaching is the #1 Soccer Skills teaching method in the World! Coerver Coaching Soccer is suited for players of all skill levels from ages 5-15. It focuses on individual skills development and small group play. Classes held outdoors at Douglas Park Field.
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Aug 23-Aug 27
$150/5 sessions 343420

Traditional Kung Fu
Marquis Lung
Learn traditional forms of Kung Fu, weapons, non-contact sparring and self-defense. Gain physical and mental strength, self confidence and discipline. Class are taught in partnership with Marquis Lung Traditional Kung Fu Academy. A member fee for the Northern Shaolin Lung Chi Cheung Association is included in program course fee. Please visit a session or contact Sifu Marquis Lung (Master Instructor) for appropriate skill level prior to registration. www.northernshaolin.com.
Beginner 6-18 yrs
Tu 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Jul 6-Aug 3
$59/5 sessions 340740
Advanced 6-18 yrs
Tu 5:30 PM-6:45 PM Jul 6-Aug 3
$69/5 sessions 340750
Intermediate 6-18 yrs
Tu 5:30 PM-6:45 PM Jul 6-Aug 3
$64/5 sessions 340749

Finish Strong Basketball Development
David Knight
Finish Strong Basketball program is designed and focused on developing players’ basketball fundamentals. We teach basic to advanced training in all areas to develop your basketball game (T-Shirt included in price). Please bring a water bottle, a basketball, and proper gym wear to class. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you FINISH!” For more information about Finish Strong Basketball, please email Team@finishstrongbasketball.ca
9-11 yrs
W 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Jul 7-Aug 25
$115/8 sessions 340755
12-15 yrs
W 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Jul 7-Aug 25
$115/8 sessions 340758

Education

Outdoor In the Body Storytelling 101 5-12 yrs
Naomi Steinberg
Register for one or several of these 15 minute performances! Located near the wading pool – just look for the flowing fabrics. In addition to traditional folks and fairytales told by Naomi Steinberg, there will be feature performances from past participants of the Storytelling 101 workshop!
Dragons and Unicorns
Th 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Jul 15
FREE/1 sessions 339157
Th 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Jul 15
FREE/1 sessions 339158
Th 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Jul 15
FREE/1 sessions 339159
Th 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Jul 15
FREE/1 sessions 339160
Beaches and Oceans
Th 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Jul 29
FREE/1 sessions 342146
Th 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Jul 29
FREE/1 sessions 342147
Th 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Jul 29
FREE/1 sessions 342148
Th 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Jul 29
FREE/1 sessions 342150
Nature
Th 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Aug 12
FREE/1 sessions 342151
Th 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Aug 12
FREE/1 sessions 342153
Th 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Aug 12
FREE/1 sessions 342154
Th 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Aug 12
FREE/1 sessions 342155
True Stories
Th 10:00 AM-10:15 AM Aug 26
FREE/1 sessions 342160
Th 10:30 AM-10:45 AM Aug 26
FREE/1 sessions 342162
Th 11:00 AM-11:15 AM Aug 26
FREE/1 sessions 342163
Th 11:30 AM-11:45 AM Aug 26
FREE/1 sessions 342164

Outdoor Creative Writing Camp 8-12 yrs
Cathy Belgrave
Looking for a way to support your child’s writing and self-expression’ In this fun summer mini-camp, children will explore the elements of story and storytelling, using the beauty of the outdoors as their inspiration.  Each day will bring a new exploration and art activity to spark imagination and support self-expression.  Come dressed for the weather and bring a writing journal, pencil.  Art supplies included.
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$105/10 sessions 340598

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp – Time Travel Tours 5-10 yrs
Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver
Medieval Space Dinosaurs! On our journey through time, we’ll visit dinosaurs, meet knights, and peek into our future in outer space. All campers go home with a customized Minifigure. Children will be given a break time for an optional snack from home. Daycamp held at Tapestry Community rooms, 2821 Heather St.
M Tu W Th F 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Jul 5-Jul 9
$190/5 sessions 332177

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp – Arcade Adventures 5-10 yrs
Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver
Jump into the world of arcade and video games! Revisit the time of 8-bit technology and interact with your favourite characters using LEGO. All campers go home with a customized Minifigure. Children will be given a break for an optional snack from home. Day camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather (12th).
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Jul 5-Jul 9
$190/5 sessions 332178

Byte Day Camp – 3D Animation 11-14 yrs
Byte Camp
Dreaming of a career with PIXAR’ Ever wonder how those awesome 3D animated movies like Shrek, Toy Story and Frozen are made’ Spend the week learning how by modeling, animating and telling your own stories in 3D. You’ll use Blender, a wonderful (& free!) 3D software, to design characters that jump off the screen and then make them come alive by adding voices, soundtracks and completing your own animated short film. Final projects are usually group projects with each student contributing a character and a scene. Day camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather (12th).
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$335/5 sessions 335765

Byte Day Camp – Introduction to Coding 9-12 yrs
Byte Camp
Discover how much fun it is to build your own 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 or proudly share with friends online. Day camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather (12th).
M Tu W Th F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Jul 19-Jul 23
$335/5 sessions 335773

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp – Ships & Sea Monsters from Water 5-10 yrs
Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver
Set Sail with LEGO and discover the Maritime World! Our master builders will be exploring the sea, crusing on sailboar models and stopping around the globe to learn about sea critters. All campers go home with a customized Minigigure. Children will be given a break time for an optional snack from home. Daycamp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather St.
M Tu W Th F 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$190/5 sessions 332179

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp – Brick Critters 5-10 yrs
Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver
It’s a zoo in here! Build various critters including buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and more. Students will love these moving models that celebrate the wonders of the animal kingdom. All campers go home with a customized Minifigure. Children will be given a break time for an optional snack from home. Space is limited. Camp held at Tapestry Community Rooms, 2821 Heather (12th).
M Tu W Th F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Aug 16-Aug 20
$190/5 sessions 332181


COVID-19 and our Programs
The nature of the Activities is such that you will interact with other people, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the Activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness. View all our Programs online at Vancouver.ca What to expect when visiting the Centre.
VIEW AND REGISTER FOR SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS 5+yrs

Music Lessons

Rhythm Kids Camp with Monica 5-8 yrs
Katherine Deane – Music Together
Rhythm Kids by Music Together offers a fun-packed musical time together with a focus on drumming as well as singing, music games, instrument making, and lots of high energy stomping-flying-climbing good time for kids 5-8. Students will also have opportunities to lead their peers, solo, and improvise while learning rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba. Rhythm Kids songbook, CD, music download and at home practice videos included. Drum required for class. Bring your own drum OR purchase a djembe from us before the first class. Purchased drums handed out at first class. $50 Music Together licensing fee and $55 drum purchase non-refundable after the first class. Reduced sibling rate refunded after registration.
M Tu W Th F 1:15 PM-3:15 PM Jul 12-Jul 16
$285/5 sessions 338871
M Tu W Th F 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Aug 16-Aug 20
$285/5 sessions 338875

Piano Lessons 6+ yrs
Learn to play the piano at your own pace! All ages and levels are welcome. You will learn how to play piano by sight and by ear, improvise and improve your technique. You will explore Classical and popular music based on your interests. Books are an additional cost. No session July 31 and August 2.
Jana Ting
Tu 3:10 PM-7:40 PM Jul 6-Aug 17
$168/7 sessions 339861-339867
W 3:10 PM-6:20 PM Jul 7-Aug 18
$168/7 sessions 339868-339869, 339871-339873
Sa 9:10 AM-1:00 PM Jul 10-Aug 21
$144/6 sessions 343336-343341
Kenny Ngo
M 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Jul 5-Aug 16
$144/6 sessions 339914-339917, 346897-346898

Violin Lessons – Private 5+ yrs
Ali Nourbakhsh
Join as a complete beginner or tune up your violin skills. Students of all levels are welcome! Learn the violin in supportive environment with a dedicated teacher, who will also provide you with information on how to get the appropriate size and type of violin. Lessons are 30 minutes duration.
Tu 5:20 PM-5:50 PM Jun 29-Jul 20
$108/4 sessions 342450, 342452, 342455, 342456
Tu 5:20 PM-5:50 PM Jul 27-Aug 17
$108/4 sessions 342460-342463
Sa 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Jul 3-Jul 24
$108/4 sessions 342281-342285
Sa 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Aug 7-Aug 21
$81/3 sessions 342286-342290

 


COVID-19 and our Programs
The nature of the Activities is such that you will interact with other people, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the Activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness. View all our Programs online at Vancouver.ca What to expect when visiting the Centre.

Preschool and Children’s Summer Programs at a Glance

VIEW AND REGISTER FOR SPRING CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Visual Art

Craft n’ Creations
Gloria Lai
Join us for some arts & crafts! While sparking your little artists creativity we intend to make a bit of a mess. Art friendly clothes are a must, along with big smiles.
6-8 yrs
Sa 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Apr 10-May 8
$60/5 sessions 320686
Sa 10:15 AM-11:15 AM May 29-Jun 26
$60/5 sessions 320688
9-12 yrs
Sa 11:30 AM-12:45 PM Apr 10-May 8
$60/5 sessions 320690
Sa 11:30 AM-12:45 PM May 29-Jun 26
$60/5 sessions 320692

Introduction to Art and Design 6-12 yrs NEW
Thomas Girard
How do we create, starting with nothing? This course helps you learn how to do just that. Students will be given a piece of paper to make something. They can make anything they want but that can’t use additional tools – they can’t use pens, pencils, tape, glue – they can only use the piece of paper. When time is up, they are encouraged to talk about what they made. This course is a great way to make friends and build interpersonal skills, as well as build confidence in speaking!
F 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Apr 23-May 14
$40/4 sessions 321946

Performing Art

Junior Hip Hop 5-7 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Want to learn how to move to and groove to your favourite tunes? Learn the basic style of hip hop dance in this high energy program. Discover new and exciting moves while learning fun and challenging choreography. Beginners welcome! Leave feeling energized, confident and excited about dance. Please note: Children who are 4 year olds must take one term in Mini Hip Hop prior to enrolling in this class.
Th 4:00 PM-4:45 PM Apr 15-Jun 17
$120/10 sessions 312830

Senior Hip Hop 8-12 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Want to learn how to move to and groove to your favourite tunes? Learn the basic style of hip hop dance in this high energy program. Discover new and exciting moves while learning fun and challenging choreography. Beginners welcome! Leave feeling energized, confident and excited about dance.
Th 5:00 PM-5:45 PM Apr 15-Jun 17
$120/10 sessions 312831

Junior Ballet 5-7 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Introduce your child to the world of ballet. These classes develop coordination, musicality and fluidity of movement while having fun. Increased ballet technique is expected at each progressive level. Appropriate dance shoes and attire please. Child must be able to attend class alone. No class May 21.
F 4:00 PM-4:45 PM Apr 9-Jun 18
$120/10 sessions 312833

Intermediate Ballet 8-12 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Introduce your child to the world of ballet. These classes develop coordination, musicality and fluidity of movement while having fun. Increased ballet technique is expected at each progressive level. Appropriate dance shoes and attire please. No class May 21.
F 5:00 PM-5:45 PM Apr 9-Jun 18
$120/10 sessions 312834

Education

Creative Writing 8-12 yrs
Cathy Belgrave
Learn about story structure, setting and character development by writing your own stories! In this small group setting, children will participate in a variety of fun, hands on activities that inspire the young writer. Bring your writing journal and pencil. No session May 24
M 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Apr 12-May 17
$90/6 sessions 321556

In the Body – Storytelling 101 10-13 yrs NEW
Naomi Steinberg
Participants will be guided through the process of creating a story whose landscape is populated by creatures and plants sourced from both Coast Salish (place-based) lore and personal imagination. The structure of several traditional folk and fairy tales will be used to inspire themes of resilience, humour, savvy, and community. Workshop time includes a mix of games, exercises, solo, pair, and group work. The only material required is a journal and pen. Participants gain comfort and confidence in telling a unique story, increasing skills as both teller and listener, which results in enhanced memory and public speaking skills. This is an opportunity to celebrate our diverse cultural heritage and our strengths as a community. No previous performance experience necessary.
Tu 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Apr 6-May 25
$80/8 sessions 321975

Little Bookworm – Reading and Writing 6-7 yrs
Claire Lloyd
It’s storytime! Come share and listen to stories. We will practice writing letters and words, expand vocabularies, and learn the basics of English grammar.
W 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Apr 7-May 12
$72/6 sessions 321550
W 3:30 PM-4:30 PM May 19-Jun 23
$72/6 sessions 321552

Story Detectives – Reading and Writing 8-10 yrs
Claire Lloyd
What makes a good story? We’ll investigate by reading stories and practicing our writing. Along the way, we will expand our vocabularies and learn some complex grammar.
W 4:45 PM-5:45 PM Apr 7-May 12
$72/6 sessions 321561
W 4:45 PM-5:45 PM May 19-Jun 23
$72/6 sessions 321564

Bricks 4 Kidz – Extreme Expedition 5-10 yrs
Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver
Working with LEGO Technic our master builders will travel to different regions around the world as they build motorized models to challenge their creativity! All go home with a customized Minifigure.
Th 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Apr 15-Jun 10
$151/9 sessions 312826

Sports

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Preparation Program
Bing Zhao
This new program will focus on flexibility, stretching, coordination, balance, posture, strength, self-confidence and all of the foundational training required for a rhythmic gymnastics program. No session May 24.
4-6 yrs
M 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Apr 12-Jun 14
$162/9 sessions 322407
7-12 yrs
M 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Apr 12-Jun 14
$162/9 sessions 322409

Traditional Kung Fu
Marquis Lung
Learn traditional forms of Kung Fu, weapons, non-contact sparring and self-defence. Gain physical and mental strength, self confidence and discipline. Class are taught in partnership with Marquis Lung Traditional Kung Fu Academy. A member fee for the Northern Shaolin Lung Chi Cheung Association is included in program course fee. Please visit a session or contact Sifu Marquis Lung (Master Instructor) for appropriate skill level prior to registration. www.northernshaolin.com.
Beginner 6-18 yrs
Tu 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Apr 6-Jun 29
$149/13 sessions 319051
Advanced 6-18 yrs
Tu 5:30 PM-6:45 PM Apr 6-Jun 29
$175/13 sessions 319054
Intermediate 6-18 yrs
Tu 5:30 PM-6:45 PM Apr 6-Jun 29
$162/13 sessions 319052

Finish Strong Basketball Development 9-11 yrs
David Knight
Finish Strong Basketball program is designed and focused on developing players’ basketball fundamentals. We teach basic to advanced training in all areas to develop your basketball game (T-Shirt included in price). Please bring a water bottle, a basketball, and proper gym wear to class. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you FINISH!” For more information about Finish Strong Basketball, please email Team@finishstrongbasketball.ca
W 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Apr 14-Jun 2
$115/8 sessions 321372

Tennis – Beginner & Novice
Gord Hauka
Run & Fundamentals. Basic Rally, Footwork and Racquet skills with games and scoring, singles and doubles play. All players play with the best Ball, Court and Racquet Size that will help them succeed. Program will take place at Heather Park located at 702 West 18th Avenue.
5-7 yrs – Red Ball
Sa 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Apr 24-Jun 5
$91/7 sessions 318276
8-10 yrs
Tu 4:00 PM-4:45 PM Apr 27-Jun 1
$101/6 sessions 318274
Sa 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Apr 24-Jun 5
$118/7 sessions 318277

Sportball Drop-off Multisport 5-7 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
This program is designed to guide parents and their children through the introductory skills in a number of different ball sports. Games and skills are taught in a fun and creative manner by using story lines to encourage participation. All programs are non-competitive and focus on success while building confidence. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done. No class May 22.
Sa 11:15 AM-12:00 PM Apr 17-Jun 19
$155/9 sessions 312850

Kick It Up Soccer
Ron Way
Dribble, pass, shoot and score! An intro to soccer through games and drills. Parent participation encouraged. Classes held outdoors at Douglas Park field. Please dress accordingly.
Co-ed
5-7 yrs
Sa 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Apr 24-May 15
$50/4 sessions 319594
Sa 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Jun 5-Jun 26
$50/4 sessions 320354
7-12 yrs
Sa 12:30 PM-1:15 PM Apr 24-May 15
$50/4 sessions 319603
Sa 12:30 PM-1:15 PM Jun 5-Jun 26
$50/4 sessions 320357
Girls
4-6 yrs
Sa 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Apr 24-May 15
$50/4 sessions 319598
Sa 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Jun 5-Jun 26
$50/4 sessions 320355
7-12 yrs
Sa 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Apr 24-May 15
$50/4 sessions 319601
Sa 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Jun 5-Jun 26
$50/4 sessions 320356


COVID-19 and our Programs
The nature of the Activities is such that you will interact with other people, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the Activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness. View all our Programs online at Vancouver.ca What to expect when visiting the Centre.

Preschool and Children’s Spring Programs at a Glance

Monday PeeWee Popstars 9:30am - 10:15am 321358 Baby Sign Language 1:15 PM - 2:00pm 315527
Rythmic Gymnastics Parnet and Tot 3:00pm - 3:45pm 322402
Tween Pottery 3:30pm - 5:00pm 326907 Creative Writing 3:30pm - 5:00pm 321556 Rhythmic Gymnastics Preparation Program 4:00pm- 5:00pm 322407 Rhythmic Gymnastics Preparation Program 5:15pm- 6:15pm 322409 Piano Lessons 3:30pm - 4:00pm 312856 Piano Lessons 4:10pm - 4:40pm 312857 Piano Lessons 4:50pm - 5:20pm 312858 Piano Lessons 5:30pm - 6:00pm 312859
Tuesday SportBall Outdoor Soccer 9:45am - 10:30am 321355 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 10:45am - 11:30am 312844 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 11:45am - 12:30pm 312845 Pottery for Teens 3:30pm - 5:00pm 323068 In the Body - Storytelling 101 4:00pm - 5:30pm 321975 Traditional Kung Fu Beginner 4:30pm- 5:30pm 319051 Traditional Kung Fu Advanced 5:30pm- 6:45pm 319054 Traditional Kung Fu Intermediate 5:30pm- 6:45pm 319052 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 4:00pm - 4:45pm 318274 Piano Lessons 3:10pm - 3:40pm 312860 Piano Lessons 3:50pm - 4:20pm 312861 Piano Lessons 4:30pm - 5:00pm 312862 Piano Lessons 5:10pm - 5:40pm 312863 Piano Lessons 5:50pm - 6:20pm 312864 Piano Lessons 6:30pm - 7:00pm 312865 Violin Lessons - Private 6:30pm - 7:00pm 321955 Piano Lessons 7:10pm - 7:40pm 321587 Violin Lessons - Private 7:15pm - 7:45pm 321956
Wednesday Little Bookworm - Reading and Writing 3:30pm- 4:30pm 321550/321552 Finish Strong Basketball Development 4:00pm - 5:00pm 321372 Douglas Park Senior Youth Council 4:30pm - 5:30pm 322104 Story Detectives - Reading and Writing 4:45pm - 5:45pm 321561/321564 Finnish Strong Basketball Development- Coed 5:15pm- 6:15pm 321459 Piano Lessons 3:10pm - 3:40pm 321957 Piano Lessons 3:50pm - 4:20pm 321599 Piano Lessons 4:30pm - 5:00pm 321600 Piano Lessons 5:10pm - 5:40pm 321601 Piano Lessons 5:50pm - 6:20pm 321602
Thursday Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 9:25am - 10:00am 320403 Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 10:30am - 11:05am 320406 Peewee Popstars 1:00pm - 1:45pm 321360 Mini Hip Hop 3:00pm - 3:45pm 312829 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 3:45pm - 4:45pm 318275 Junior Hip Hop 4:00pm- 4:45pm 312830 Bricks 4 Kidz - Extreme Expedition 4:00pm- 5:00pm 312826 Senior Hip Hop 5:00pm- 5:45pm 312831
Friday Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 10:00am - 10:35am 329609 Mini Ballet 3:00pm- 3:45pm 312832 Introduction to Art and Design 3:30pm - 4:30pm 321946 Junior Ballet 4:00pm - 4:45pm 312833 Intermediate Ballet 5:00pm - 5:45pm 312834
Saturday Kick it Up Soccer 9:00am- 9:30am 319572/320352 Crafty Munchkins 9:15am - 10:00am 320683/320684 Violin Lessons - Private 9:30am - 10:00am 312866 Kick it Up Soccer 9:30am - 10:15am 319587/320353 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 9:15am - 10:00am 312848 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 10:00am - 10:45am 318277 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 10:15am- 11:00am 312849 Kick it Up Soccer 10:15am - 11:00am 319594/320354 Craft n' Creations 10:15am- 11:15am 320686/320688 Violin Lessons - Private 10:15am - 10:45am 312868 Violin Lessons - Private 11:00am - 11:30am 312870 Kick it Up Soccer - Girls 11:00am - 11:45am 319598/320355 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 11:00am - 12:15pm 318279 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 11:15am- 12:00pm 312850 Craft n' Creations 11:30am- 12:45am 320690/320692 Violin Lessons - Private 11:45am - 12:15pm 312871 Kick it Up Soccer - Girls 11:45am - 12:30pm 319601/320356 Violin Lessons - Private 12:30pm - 1:00pm 312872 Kick it Up Soccer 12:30pm - 1:15pm 319603/320357
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