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: Select in-person programs are on pause, as noted below. Decisions about what will happen next will be communicated as appropriate.
Barclay Manor is still open by appointment for:
– Computer Lab use
– In-Person Technology Assistance
– Manicures and Pedicures with Heather
– Spa with Shirley
Registration is required for all programs.
Registration for March 1 – April 2 participation is now open.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register by calling 604-669-5051 or by emailing email@example.com. In-person registration at Barclay Manor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hatha yoga for LGBTQ2S older adults. In partnership with Qmunity. Max 5.
Wednesdays, 11:00AM – 12:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room, Volunteer: Adriaan
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. 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 (see upcoming dates in the newsletter), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 604-669-5051.
Technology Assistance with Marcel
Mondays, 12:00PM – 1:00PM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Technology Assistance with Christina
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45PM – 4:45PM
Technology Assistance with Indira
Tuesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM and 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Technology Assistance with Himanshu
Thursdays, 9:30AM – 10:30AM and 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Technology Assistance with Vincent
Fridays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Technology Assistance with Wesley
Fridays, 2:00PM – 3:00PM and 3:00PM – 4:00PM
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: 24-Feb-2021