Upcoming Events for March 2nd to March 12th 2017

Take a look at the upcoming events for March 2nd to March 12th at the West End Seniors’ Network. Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter as part of your membership at WESN Memberships.

This week we’d like to highlight our 2017 Helping Hearts campaign going on all month.

We also have a new program recurring program, the Dance Dance Social, occuring this week.

Special March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

March 2017 – Helping Hearts Campaign

WESN delivers services to over a thousand seniors in our community every year, many of whom are frail or isolated. You can make a difference for only $25, $50, $100, or more for the many seniors who call the West End home. We are hoping to reach $10,000 by March 1st, so any donation would be much appreciated. Thank you for your generous support.
March 1 – 31

New Program: Dance Dance Social – Tuesday, March 7th

Because of the huge success of the first Dance Dance Social, we have moved it to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. It will also now take place in the Basement Multipurpose Room, which is more suitable for dancing. Don’t miss out on the fun!
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – March Cinema Classics

Tuesday, March 7th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
On the Town (1949)
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
Starring Vera-Ellen, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
1:00 PM –  Free admission and drop-in

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Friday Movies

Friday, March 3rd – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
One Chance (2013)
From shop worker to worldwide phenomenon, this film tells the story of Paul Potts, who shot to stardom on his vocal talents in “Britain’s Got Talent”. (1h 42m – rated PG13)
Starring James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 10th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
The BFG (2016)
A little orphan meets up with a kind giant who’s supposed to eat her but instead protects her from some truly horrible giants who terrorize them both. (1h 57m – rated PG)
Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Other March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

TED Talks and Discussion

All events are 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Free admission, drop-in welcome (max 12)

March 2nd

  • 4 ways to make a city more walkable (Jeff Speck)
  • 3 ways to fix a broken news industry (Lara Setrakian)
  • A robot that eats pollution (Jonathan Rossiter)

March 9th – Tribute to Hans Rosling

  • How not to be ignorant about the world (Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling)
  • Global population growth, box by box (Hans Rosling)
  • The magic washing machine (Hans Rosling)

Thursday, March 9th – End of Life Planning & Soulful Personal Development

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Wake up before your time’s up! At this facilitated gathering, you’ll engage in thoughtful and dynamic exercises to help consciously contemplate the reality of your mortality and get started with writing end of life Love Letters and a ‘Heart Will’. See willowEoL.com.
1:30 PM – Free, registration required

March Opportunities with West End Seniors’ Network 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ‘Beyond the Conversation’ Group Facilitators – Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs to guide discussions with a group of ESL older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The goal of this group is to use learning English as a tool to increase inclusion of these ESL participants. Volunteers should be committed and compassionate. Training will be provided.
  • Monday Receptionists – Volunteers who are patient, friendly, and fluent in English welcome members and newcomers to Barclay Manor, answer questions, make coffee, and answer the phone. Available shifts: Monday from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Monday from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Medical Accompaniment – Volunteers accompany clients (either walking, pushing them in their wheelchair, on the bus, taking a taxi or Handydart) to their appointments and return them safely home afterward. Volunteers are reliable, physically fit and friendly.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at volunteers@wesn.ca or 604-669-5051.

More March Events from our partners 

Other Tax Clinics

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street)
    March – April, schedule not released yet. Call for information.
    Contact 604-683-2554
  • 411 Seniors Centre Society (704-333 Terminal Street)
    March – April, drop-in from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday
    Contact 604-684-8171
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office (1130 Jervis Street)
    Monday  drop-ins
    Contact 604-683-4287


Follow the link here to get more information on memberships: WESN Memberships. Be sure to check back regularly for other March events, both on our homepage and on our Facebook page. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter at WestEndSeniors for more up-to-date information that relates to older adult life and living.

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