The West End Seniors’ Network offers its members a selection of social, recreational and educational programs in-person at Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street) as well as offsite such as at local restaurants or in parks.
2020-2021 WESN membership is required and all programs are by donation.
COVID Update: With the new Provincial Health Order that came into effect on November 7, 2020, select in-person programs have been put on pause through to the end of 2020, as noted below. Decisions about what will happen in January 2021 will be communicated late-December. Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep members, volunteers and staff safe.
Barclay Manor is still open by appointment for:
– In-Person Technology Assistance with Marcel or Indira
– Computer Lab use
– Manicures and pedicures with Heather
– Spa with Shirley
Registration is required for all programs.
Registration for December 1 – January 1 opens on November 25 at 10:00AM.
Registration for January 4 – 29 opens on December 30 at 10:00AM.
Register early as space is limited. If you are on a waitlist, please do not attend the program until a spot opens up and you are contacted by WESN.
If you can no longer attend, please let us know at 604-669-5051 or email@example.com.
Register by calling 604-669-5051 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person registration is not available at this time.
Painting Studio – PAUSED
Bring in your project and supplies and paint alongside your comrades in a studio atmosphere.
Thursdays, 9:30AM – 12:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
Dinner Club – PAUSED
Join a group of friendly faces at a different restaurant each month. See the newsletter for information about which restaurant the group will visit.
Please do not call the restaurant, and meet at the restaurant. Diner pays their own way. Max 6.
Every 3rd Wednesday, 5:30PM, Location Changes
Men’s Breakfast Club – PAUSED
Join your brethren at Denny’s for breakfast and convivial conversation. Meet at the restaurant. Diners pay their own way, but the cost is covered
for first timers! Max 11.
Every 3rd Wednesday, 9:00AM, Denny’s (1098 Davie St)
Sunday Brunch – PAUSED
Mingle with others over brunch.
Registration is limited to 1 brunch per person per month. Please do not call the restaurant, and meet at the restaurant. Diner pays their own way. Max 5.
Every 2nd Sunday, 11:00AM, Stanley Park Brewing (8901 Stanley Park Dr)
Every Last Sunday, 11:00AM, Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St)
Tend to a raised garden bed. In partnership with Robson Street Community Garden and Friends for Life.
Note: All garden boxes have been assigned.
Any Day, Dusk – Dawn, 1394 Robson St or 1459 Barclay St
ESL Class (Beginners and Intermediate) – PAUSED
Learn English vocabulary and sentence structure in a small group setting. Max 3.
Fridays, 1:00PM – 2:30PM, Main Floor Kitchen
ESL Class (Intermediate) – PAUSED
Practice communicating in English. Ability to converse in English is required. Max 10.
Tuesdays, 1:30PM – 3:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
French Conversation Circle (Intermediate) – PAUSED for in-person but now running virtually on Zoom (see here)
A social group that enables intermediate-level French speakers to maintain their language skills. Max 4.
Mondays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Piano Room
French Conversation Circle (Advanced) – PAUSED for in-person but now running virtually on Zoom (see here)
A social group for fluent French speakers. Max 10.
Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 2:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
German Conversation Circle – PAUSED
A social group where German speakers of all levels can improve or maintain their skills. Max 3.
Thursdays, 2:30PM – 4:30PM, Piano Room
Spanish Conversation Class A (Intermediate) – PAUSED for in-person but now running virtually on Zoom (see here)
Practice your Spanish reading and speaking skills
with exercises and discussions. Max 10.
Wednesdays, 3:00PM – 4:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
Spanish Stories – PAUSED
Practice your listening and comprehension skills by listening to stories in Spanish. Max 3.
Fridays, 11:00AM – 12:30PM, Piano Room
Heritage Harmonies – PAUSED for in-person but now running virtually on Zoom (see here)
Sing well-known songs accompanied by a volunteer pianist and guitarist. Max 10.
Tuesdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Barclay Heritage Square or Barclay Manor Veranda
Volunteers (Alternating): Frank and Cat
Ukulele Practice Group – PAUSED
Practice your ukulele alongside others. Songs are selected as a group. Ability to play is required. No instructor. Max 10.
Thursdays, 3:30PM – 4:45PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
Physical Activity and Wellness
Moving Meditation-Qi Gong – PAUSED
Cultivate and harmonize your Qi (life force energy) with meditative breath and simple, enjoyable, flowing movements. Max 6.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Barclay Manor Veranda
Outdoor Walking Group
Enjoy our city’s wonders with a leisurely walk. In partnership with Gordon Neighbourhood House.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30AM, Meet at Seawall Benches across Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St)
Tea with Anthony – NO IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION, but runs virtually on Zoom (see here)
Chat with Anthony, WESN Executive Director, and your peers in an informal, welcoming space. Max 3 for in-person participation at Barclay Manor. See the newsletter for the date.
One Monday a Month, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Piano Room
Manicures and Pedicures
Professional hand and foot care. $15 manicures, $18 pedicures and $5 for polish. See our newsletter for service dates. Call 604-669-5051 to book. Current WESN membership is required. Please pay with cash.
Select Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 3:00PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Reflexology, Facials, Reiki, and Chair Massage
Professional spa services at a familiar location. Prices range from $22-$50 + GST. Contact Shirley directly at email@example.com or 604-376-0106 to book. Current WESN membership is required. Please pay with cash.
Tuesdays, 9:30AM – 3:30PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Need assistance with a computer, laptop, tablet or cellphone question? These one-to-one, one-hour appointments are held in the Computer Lab at Barclay Manor.
Book an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-669-5051.
Technology Assistance with Marcel
Mondays, 12:00PM – 1:00PM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Technology Assistance with Indira
Tuesdays, 12:00PM – 1:00PM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Workshops and Presentations
WESN often hosts workshops and presentations – please view our newsletter for information on any upcoming sessions. Sessions are free to attend, but registration is required as space is limited.
Last Updated: 25-Nov-2020