Upcoming Events for March 13th to March 19th 2017

Take a look at upcoming events from March 13th to March 19th, 2017, 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:

  • Helping Hearts Campaign (All month)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social (Thursday, March 16th)

This week we also have a new program we’d like to highlight as well:

  • Ballroom Dance Classes (Wednesday, March 15th)

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: Ballroom Dance Classes – Wednesday, March 15th

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Every other Wednesday starting on the 15th, join us at Barclay Manor for Ballroom Dance Classes. Whether you’re new or returning to the dance scene, you can be sure to have a good time and get a good workout while you’re at it!
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 16th – St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Join us for tea, coffee, and a delicious dessert and enjoy some live entertainment! This event is presented in partnership with the West End Community Centre Association and the West End Seniors’ Network.
You can pay online, by phone with a credit card by calling 604-257-8333 or in person at the West End Community Centre. If you’re paying online, go to http://westendcc.ca and click on the program guide on the right. Click on the program number on any program in the WECC guide and it will direct you to the registration site.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – $4 per person

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

Tuesday, March 14th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
All About Eve (1950)
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but ageing stage actress and her circle of theatre friends.
Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.
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 17th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Lift Me Up (2015)
A teen who recently lost her mother finds a surprising way to connect with her new stepfather through her love of ballet and stories from her past. (1h 48m – rated PG)
Starring Todd Cahoon, Sarah Frangenberg, Shane Harper.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

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

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 16th

  • Where is cyber crime really coming from? (Caleb Barlow)
  • What time is it on Mars? (Nagin Cox)
  • Why you should love statistics (Alan Smith)

Monday, March 13th – Foreign Film

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Prompted by a post-midlife crisis, Bettie goes out for cigarettes and decides to keep on driving, on a quest toward reinvention with her grandson by her side. (1h 52m – not rated)
1:30 PM – Admission by donation

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Men’s Breakfast Club
    Denny’s (1098 Davie Street)
    WESN’s own Karsten Kaemling will join the Men’s Breakfast Club this month as the guest speaker. Karsten is one of the Assistant Managers at Kay’s Place so think of questions to ask!
    9:00 AM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome
  • Dinner Club
    Benchmark Bar & Grill (612 Davie Street)
    Enjoy dinner with WESN friends and dig into some delicious food, maybe a homemade Benchmark burger? And don’t forget the nice cold beer they have on tap. Register now!
    5:30 PM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome

Thursday, March 16th – West End Gardening Workshop

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
West End Urban Garden Club presents a free workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a small organic food garden this spring. Seed Library present – participants will receive free seeds. The instructor is Rhiannon Johnson. Check out the blog at foodwestend.wordpress.com.
1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Tax Clinic at West End Seniors’ Network

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Drop-in only. Call 604-669-5051 and ask for Tasha, Manager of Programs.
Saturdays, starting March 18th until April 29th (no clinic April 15)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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 afterwards. 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

Free Lunches for Older Adults – Wednesday, March 15th

Enjoy a FREE lunch at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1018 Nelson Street – on Wednesday, March 15th (3rd Wednesday of the month) at 11:30 AM.


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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