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The Vancouver Learning Guide is your destination to discover free non-formal learning events in Vancouver. The members of the Vancouver Learning City envision Vancouver as an adventurous, open-minded, and compassionate community where curiosity is valued and encouraged, where learning new things is safe and fun and seen as a worthwhile way of life.

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  • Volunteer Opportunities: childcare, office administration, pharmacy, working with seniors and more!

    Detailed job posting: Go Volunteer: click here or copy and paste the link below:

    http://www.govolunteer.ca/centres/vancouver/labour...


    Basic eligibilities:

    Speak fluent English (LINC 6 or above)

    Commitment: varies from 40 - 100 hours in 3 months (approx. 4 to 8 hours per week)

    This is a free service, with priority given to Permanent Residents. Please bring your PR card / immigration document for admission.

    Benefits:

    References available after finishing volunteer commitment

    Seats are limited, please register with Eric: eric@southvan.org

    February 14
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present our newest art exhibition, Adrift, mixed media works by Vancouver-based artist Jenny Hawkinson.

    This exhibit will be on display from February 7 - March 2, 2018.

    Also, look for a special artist talk with Jenny Hawkinson on Wednesday, February 21.

    For more information: Britannia Community Services Centre or Jenny Hawkinson.

    February 20
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment. Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.

    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place

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    February 20
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Are you the parent or caregiver of a child under four? Love to read books? Want to join a book club, talk about books written for adults and meet in a baby-friendly setting? Then this is the club for you.

    This month we read and discuss: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

    Future Meetings and Titles:

    • Mar 13: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    • Apr 17: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    • May 15: For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu
    February 20
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Story Circle is a monthly drop-in program designed especially for adults with developmental disabilities, their family, friends, and caregivers. Join us in a relaxed and fun community setting for stories, songs, music, and more!

    February 20
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Need help with your resumé or cover letter? Come to our drop-in resumé clinic every other Tuesday at the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre! All are welcome! No registration required, first-come-first-served.

    The drop-in resumé clinic is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Settlement and Integration Services. BCSIS can provide further support for those who are temporary foreign workers, international students, refugee claimants, PNP nominees awaiting PR approval and naturalized citizens.

    February 20
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practise basic computer skills, email and internet searching, find ebooks and online newspapers with help from library staff. Drop in any time during café hours. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    February 20
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Want to try photo editing with Adobe Photoshop but don't know where to begin? In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop, we explore the basics of composition, cropping, layers and the impacts of image size and resolution for your project. Learn how to take your photos from mundane to magnificent!

    First session in a four-part series.

    This class is for learners who are comfortable using a computer keyboard and mouse. Experience with computer files and folders is recommended.

    February 20
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment. Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.


    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    February 20
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present our newest art exhibition, Adrift, mixed media works by Vancouver-based artist Jenny Hawkinson.

    This exhibit will be on display from February 7 - March 2, 2018.

    Also, look for a special artist talk with Jenny Hawkinson on Wednesday, February 21.

    For more information: Britannia Community Services Centre or Jenny Hawkinson

    February 21
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Kiwassa is providing an eight-session Community Leadership Training for people who want to help create a welcoming and inclusive community. The training covers topics such as communication skills, group facilitation, project planning and conflict resolution. After the training, participants have the opportunity to develop and implement their own community projects.

    February 21
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment.
    Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.
    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place.

    February 21
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.