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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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  • Women's Peer Support Program is now accepting applications for the FALL TRAINING 2018.

    14 Saturdays from September 8th to December 8th, 2018

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2018. Bus tickets are available.

    Priority given to residents of Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver.

    • Are you an immigrant or refugee woman interested in helping other newcomer women adjust to their new lives in Canada?
    • Would you like to learn more about facilitation, leadership skills and individual peer support?
    • Are you interested in sharing your experiences and stories?
    • Would you like to run a 10-week peer support group or provide individual peer support for women in your community?
    June 27
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in July.

    Portraits of The Gods by artist Zola

    Zola's work is moved and informed by the concept that humanity has a divine purpose on this earth for which we must follow and strive.

    Sacred Species: Mixed Media Narrative by Naomi Nelson

    This series is an attempt to showcase our connection with nature but also the damage caused by this relationship.

    These exhibits will be on display from July 4 - 27.

    Artist Talk with Zola on July 11 at 7 p.m.

    July 17
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 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.

    July 17
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to create and save Word documents and apply basic formatting in this hands-on, introductory class. Basic ability to use a computer and mouse is required.

    Register by phone for this or other classes in the Computer Essentials series. Each class must be registered for separately.


    July 17
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. You get 10 to 15 minutes to write each prompt. See what you can whip up!

    Open to writers of all levels and genres. Every third Tuesday of the month.

    In partnership with Pandora's Collective.

    July 17
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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.

    July 17
    7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in July.

    Portraits of The Gods by artist Zola

    Zola's work is moved and informed by the concept that humanity has a divine purpose on this earth for which we must follow and strive.

    Sacred Species: Mixed Media Narrative by Naomi Nelson

    This series is an attempt to showcase our connection with nature but also the damage caused by this relationship.

    These exhibits will be on display from July 4 - 27.

    Artist Talk with Zola on July 11 at 7 p.m.

    July 18
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? We'll introduce you to VPL's extensive job and career resources. Everyone is welcome.

    Eager to start exploring? See our Career and Job Search guide online.

    Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and WelcomeBC.

    July 18
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Meet to discuss favourite passages, points of interests, and more with other book enthusiasts.

    Dates and books to be discussed:

    • July 18: Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
    • August 15: The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson
    • September 19: The Break by Katherena Vermette
    • October 17: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee
    • November 21: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
    • December 19: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
    July 18
    2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Prerequisite: "Self Publishing 100: Introduction to Ebooks" or equivalent knowledge.

    Want to share your story with the world? Learn how to create your own ebook using Sigil software. This hands-on workshop explores how to format text, add images and turn a digital manuscript into a digital masterpiece.

    Eager to get started? Check out our Self Publishing in Ebook Format subject guide.
    July 18
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Job search confusion?

    Ask a professional career advisor about resumés, cover letters, the hidden job market, job interviews and career options. Registration is recommended.

    In partnership with WorkBC Employment Services Centre.
    July 18
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.