Upcoming Events for March 20th to March 26th 2017

Take a look at upcoming events from March 20th to March 26th, 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:

  • 2017 Helping Hearts Campaign (All March)
  • Birthday Tea (Monday, March 20th)

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

  • E-Reader Book Club (Friday, March 24th)
  • Dance Dance Social (Tuesday, March 21st)

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 – March 21st

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

Monday, March 20th – Birthday Tea

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Are you a member and is your birthday in March? Then you are cordially invited to the West End Seniors’ Network March Birthday Tea! Please RSVP by March 17th. You can call 604-669-5051 or visit us in-person at Barclay Manor.
2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM – $2 admission, registration required

New Program: Friday, March 24th – E-Reader Book Club

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Meet the club host, John, to discuss plans for this club, as well as learn how to use E-Readers (graciously supplied by the Vancouver Public Library). Please call us at 604-669-5051 to register so we know how many members are interested.
11:00 AM

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

Tuesday, March 21st – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Audrey Hepburn must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries with the help of dashing Peter O’Toole.
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 24th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Unfulfilled by his career as a psychiatrist, Hector leaves everything behind and travels around the world in search of true happiness. (1h 54m – rated 14A)
Starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike.
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 23rd

  • Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide (Yuval Noah Harari) – 1 hour long

Thursday, March 23rd – Crystal Hearing Info Session

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Tired of saying ‘Huh’? Come listen and learn from Winnie, from Crystal Hearing in Denman Place Mall about hearing and hearing loss and recognize the impact of hearing loss.
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

Wednesday, March 22nd – Elder Law Clinic

Kay’s Place (118-1030 Denman Street)
The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support offers a free elder law clinic in cooperation with the West End Seniors’ Network. A lawyer from the BCCEAS can answer questions on elder law issues such as wills and estates, small claims court, elder abuse and more.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


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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