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October 8:

Have a look at our mini program guide for the fall. It includes the return of adult fitness classes, personal training sessions, activities for seniors and children, and more! Register now. http://hastingscc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Hastings-CC-Fall-2020.pdf

October 5:

Table tennis is back! Book your one-hour table reservation for two here: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search

Angela has an update from the preschool, including some afternoon spaces available. See more here: http://hastingscc.ca/?p=550

September 30:

Our virtual AGM will be held on October 21 at 7 pm via Zoom. Find out more here: http://hastingscc.ca/?p=7

September 25:

Power is back on and the boiler is running! Out of School Care will resume Monday, as that portion of the building is unaffected by the flooding. Unfortunately all programs running on the lower level (the Fitness Centre and classes in Room 9) will be cancelled for the month of October while crews perform repairs.

September 24:

Hastings Community Centre will remain closed today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, due to ongoing issues from the flooding. All programs including Out of School Care have been cancelled.

September 23:

The building is closed due to flooding today, Wed Sep 23. All programming including Out of School Care has been cancelled for this afternoon, and for tomorrow morning, Thurs Sep 24, as well. Sorry for the inconvenience.

September 18:

Our Fitness Centre is re-opening Monday, September 21! See here for information on updated protocols and how to book a spot: http://hastingscc.ca/?p=558

September 15:

Our Out-of-School Care program is opening its wait list to students attending Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary. For more information, see here: http://hastingscc.ca/?p=556

September 9:

Please note that the Preschool Parent Orientation on Sept. 10th is cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience. We are looking forward to seeing families soon.

September 3:

Great news! We will be offering in-person programs starting the week of September 14.

Registration begins at 9 AM on Wednesday, September 9 in-person and online. Online registration is preferred due to limited building capacity and to reduce the possibility of transmission. Telephone registration begins at 12 PM on September 9. View our fall offerings here: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search

Out-of School Care also begins on September 14. Families will be contacted by staff with information on updated procedures.

Preschool begins on October 1, and returning families will also be contacted with instructions. 

Templeton Park Pool is expected to reopen October 13.

Our fitness centre will be opening soon. Please check back for updates.

We are working on a plan to re-open the Family Drop-In and Parent and Tot Gym in a safe manner.

August 19:

Our latest order of face shields is in. Pick-up will be in the HCC Garden on Saturday, August 22 from 4-5 pm. Please email hastingscommunityassociation@gmail.com ahead of time to reserve.

August 18:

In Harmony In Nature, our Artists in Communities partners, are hosting an event this Sunday.

FREE Sunday, August 23rd we have invited a musician, John Gonzales, to co-create an afternoon of music, art and nature contemplation. We will contemplate in nature, create some art and share some music.

In his music, John Gonzales combines traditional Colombian music, Cumbia, rooted in African and Indigenous rhythms. Expressed in a contemporary, inspiring and personal way, his music brings forth energy, beauty and feelings of spirituality. Join In Harmony With Nature & John Gonzales for an afternoon of music, art making and nature contemplation. Sunday, August 23rd, 5-7 pm.

Please, bring a water bottle, hand sanitizer and your art utensils and a blanket to sit on.
We acknowledge the times we are currently living in and we are focused on creating a safe and healthy community so please respect social distancing and other outdoor protocols.
Email us or RSVP on our website if you are planning to join us.

https://inharmonywithnatur.wixsite.com/inharmonywithnature

July 31:

We have been given the go-ahead to run some outdoor programs! Registration starts online Tuesday, August 4 at 9 AM. You can view the programs at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search. All programs take place in Hastings Community Park, directly west of Hastings Community Centre. Programs available:

Outdoor Tennis for Adults: Fridays, August 7-28 from 10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Outdoor Tennis for Children: Fridays, August 7-28 from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Outdoor Bootcamp: Mondays, August 10-31 from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Mother Goose in the Park: Fridays, August 7-28 from
– 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
– 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
– 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

Mother Goose in the Park: Mondays, August 10- 24 from
– 9:45 AM-10:30 AM
– 10:45 AM-11:30 AM

July 7:

A new shipment of face shields is in! Pick-up available in the HCC garden Tuesday, July 7 between 6-7 pm. Please email us at hastingscommunityassociation@gmail.com if you are interested but cannot come during this time.

July 2:

Exceleration Triathlon and Multisport Club has been approved for Return to Play this summer! See here for more information on their summer programs: https://www.excelerationtriclub.ca/events/summer-2020-training/

June 29:

Our Artists In Communities partner, InHarmony InNature, would like to share this message:

What are you doing this Wednesday morning? How are you celebrating living on the West Coast? How would you like to get to hear inspiring stories and different ways of connecting with others?

We invite you, your friends and family to join us on July 1st, 1030 am, via Zoom, to celebrate diversity on Mother Earth. We are creating an online stage where different voices from the community will share their gifts, stories and ways of being part of diverse communities. Our guests include:

Manuel Pina, Visual Artist and Activist
Naomi Pommier, Writer and Community Leader
Sara Ross, Teacher and Communicator on the Language of Birds
Sonny Wallace, Keeper of Indigenous Languages

Please email hastingscommunityassociation@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting invitation.

June 25:

HCC face shields are now available: http://hastingscc.ca/?p=1578

Day camps will start July 20! Registration begins Monday, June 29 at 9 AM. More information here: https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/day-camps-to-be-offered-this-summer-at-neighbourhood-parks-and-vandusen-botanical-garden.aspx 

DEAR PRESCHOOL FAMILIES: Angela will be contacting all preschool families over the next few days to touch base and give out some information regarding the fall.  The staff at Hastings is missing all of the kids and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

June 22:

Hastings and Pandora Spray Parks are set to open on June 27.

New Brighton Pool will open on July 13.

https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/outdoor-pools-and-spray-parks-opening-lifeguards-returning-to-beaches.aspx

June 17:

Young Moviemakers have released their new list of summer camps, designed to adhere to the recommendations of health officials:

https://www.youngmoviemakers.ca/covid-summer-programs

May 28:

Faye with DreamStar Dance is continuing to offer a weekly free live streamed class, Fridays at 2 pm: https://www.facebook.com/dreamstarteam/live/

May 27:

We know how much you love your community centre programs to keep yourself and your families active, connected, creative, and cared for.

Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help inform a restart plan for offerings at HCC and other Vancouver community centres in the months ahead.

Click here to start the survey.

Please consider sharing this survey with your neighbours, friends, and family in Vancouver.

May 12:

Into Yoga with Sheri: Online yoga classes via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm: http://www.intoyoga.ca/classes/

Adult Ballet: Free online classes with Laura Wednesdays at 8:30 pm: https://www.facebook.com/Adult-Ballet-Classes-Online-109658944077217/

May 7: Our list of contractors offering the programs you know and love online keeps growing!

Ballroom Dance with Faye Hung (next live stream Friday, May 15 at 2 pm, Facebook account not needed): https://www.facebook.com/dreamstarteam/live/

Piano lessons with Anna Kihara: contact us for email address

Game-based learning with MCKids Academy: http://www.minecampkids.com/

Elevate Ultimate Frisbee: 10 free family workouts:  https://elevateultimate.com/2020/03/10-free-frisbee-activities-for-the-family/

East Vancouver Family Literacy with Marci Bulloch: contact us for email address

Abs, Butt, Core classes with Nicole Wutschnik: contact us for email address

Staccato Music: Music Together Online: http://www.staccatostudios.com/music-together-online/

Bear Feet Gymnastics: private classes in the park: https://www.facebook.com/bearfeetgymnastics/

May 6: The Vancouver Public Library is now producing a weekly newsletter to highlight their online daily programming: Community Newsletter volume 1

May 5: Some of our contractors have been running programs you can enjoy from your home.

Adventures in Music: Art and Music classes for children: http://www.adventuresinmusicbc.ca/shop/

Jump Into Music: Daily live music classes for children on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/jumpintomusictogether/

Vancouver Performing Stars: registration for online classes available now: https://www.performingstars.ca/

Artists in Communities: In Harmony with Nature is running Zoom sessions on May 16 & 24, and June 14 & 20 where we celebrate wild plants and make art together: https://inharmonywithnatur.wixsite.com/inharmonywithnature

March 23: We are sorry to announce that the April 15 AGM and all spring programming is cancelled until further notice. Our staff is working hard to issue refunds where applicable. Thanks for your patience & stay safe.

March 19: Please note, we will have full closure of programs beginning this Friday, March 20th at 6:00 pm. Spring Break camps will not be running for their second week. The preschool will not be opening on Monday, March 23rd, and will remain closed until further notice.

March 19: ActiveNet, our registration system, has not been able to keep up with the current volume of refunds due to facility closures. As such, refunds will be delayed, possibly up to several weeks. Please rest assured that all customers who have requested refunds will be receiving them eventually.