Thank you BCAA, On Side Restoration and United Way of the Lower Mainland for an amazing Day of Caring on May 26! More than 80 volunteers hammered, sawed, planted, painted and generally transformed buildings and grounds. And all just in time for the 41st Annual Alexandra Festival, where people were loving the new picnic tables and firepit benches. As always, we are very grateful!
In this issue ...... Alexandra Festival, Alexandra Camp Theatre, Summer Camps, Youth Collective, Alexandra Retreat and Events Centre, Alexandra Childrens'Centre, Parenting Programs, Children's Programs, Garden News and lots more spring program and event information.
Alex House is all about gathering people together to talk about things that matter to them. In the last few months we have heard from families that have some practical questions about their young children…. ‘My child is hitting…. is this normal?’ ‘My child has tantrums all the time…what do I do?’ ‘My child won’t share ... is this normal?’ ‘My child won’t listen…what do I do?’ ‘What does my child need to ‘know’ in preparation for kindergarden?’
Join us for a day of exploration and fun! We enter a sixth season of our popular monthly trips with a trip to Lonsdale Quay and the North Vancouver waterfront on Tuesday Sept 25th. This season, our out-trips move from the last Monday to the last Tuesday of the month (to take advantage of more venues). On Oct 30th, our wanderings take us to the Maritime Museum at Vanier Park and on Nov 27th, we take our customary last trip of the year to Granville Island, where folks can do some early Christmas shopping. Out-trips leave from Alex House at 10am, arriving back about 2pm.
In this issue ...... Hallowe'en Wrap-Up, Alexandra Camp Theatre, Lit Cafe 5, Youth Collective, Alexandra Retreat and Events Centre, Parenting Programs, Children's Programs and lots more winter program and event information.
Last Friday, to mark Homelessness Action Week, Peninsula Homeless to Housing hosted a forum on developing church- and nonprofit-owned land for social housing. The session was moderated by PH2H Chair and Alex House Community Programmer Neil Fernyhough (3rd from left).
Pictured with Neil are (l-r) Jim Smith (Central Presbyterian Church), Margaret Eberle (Metro Vancouver), Emily Beam (Vancity), Jean McDonald (PH2H), Terry Harrison (United Church of Canada), and Robert Brown (Catalyst Community Development).
Are you looking for a safe and comfortable space to share your thoughts and feelings about death and dying? Death Café is an occasional gathering exploring the boundary, and what lies beyond, over tea and cake. Regardless of your perspectives, all are welcome to this non-sectarian event, hosted by Alex House’s community programmer, Neil Fernyhough, who is also a trained pastoral care provider and former social worker. We next meet on Monday,Oct 22nd at 7 pm, for a ninety-minute discussion. Attendance is limited to fifteen, so call our front desk now to register, 604-535-0015.
The staff of Kensington Prairie Children’s Centre invite you to join them for a barbeque dinner, including salads and dessert. Afterwards, there will be a scavenger hunt, bouncy castle, and face painting.