Dunbar is pleased to bring the following free programs to the community this season. Please sign up for these programs on the programs page, on the Dunbar Park Board registration page or call us at 604-222-6060.
Free & Trial Programs
Dunbar Games Room
Free activity room for all ages – pool table, ping pong, foosball, TV and more.
Man in the Moon (0-18 mo)
In partnership with the Dunbar Branch of the Vancouver Public Library we are offering a unique program for dads, uncles, step dads, foster dads, granddads, and all male caregivers with children (birth to 18 months). Language play for very young children and the men who love them. Program takes place at the Dunbar Community Centre. Registration required.
Sa Sep 15-Nov 3 3:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: VPL Librarian
Do you love playing video games and wish you had more games and friends to play with? Bring your own PS4 games to play in our games room every Friday night! Games must be rated Teen.
Breakfast For Dinner Club
Who says you can only have breakfast for breakfast? Work together to cook and enjoy your favorite
breakfast foods for dinner once a month! We have everything you need; all you have to do is show
up! Dates: Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 21.
Do you love to read and talk about your favorite books? Meet with other avid readers once a month to
discuss themes and topics. Books will be chosen by the group on the first day. Dates: Sep 7, Sep 14, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
Youth Volunteer Orientation (13-18 yrs)
This orientation session introduces new volunteers to our volunteering program and how to get involved.
Learn about volunteer requirements and current opportunities. Discover how volunteering can be a great
way to develop personal interests, learn new skills and gain experience working in the community. Please
Sa Sep 22-Sep 22 9:30am-11:00am
Instructor: Volunteer Coordinator
Special Events Youth Group (14-18 yrs)
The Special Events Youth Group engages in local community events with support from the Community Youth Worker. This Fall we will collaborate on several community events including our Indoor Trick or Treat, the Dunbar Craft Fair and Breakfast with Santa. Volunteer hours will be awarded at the last meeting.
F Sep 14-Dec 14 4:30pm-5:30pm
Adults Ballet: Beginner
A basic introduction to ballet technique in a fun and encouraging environment. Improve your flexibility, strength, musicality, and grace through ballet barre exercises and centre work. All body types are welcome and no dance experience is
necessary. More info: Laura-ross.com. Drop-in $15. No session Oct 31.
• Free Trial
W Sep 19 7:00pm-8:00pm
Adult Ballet: Open Level
Learn ballet movement and vocabulary, while gaining strength, balance and flexibility. All levels are
welcome. Live piano accompaniment by Erin Hope-Goldsmith. More info at laura-ross.com. Drop in $17.
• Free Trial
F Sep 14 10:30am-12:00pm
Adult Beginner Tap
Learn the basics of tap dance in a fun, feel-good atmosphere. A low impact class that combines rhythm
and co-ordination to upbeat music. Bring some non-marking, flat shoes to your first class; highly recommended that you invest in some tap shoes for percussive sounds. More info: lauraross.com. Drop-in $15. No session Oct 31.
180666• Free Trial
Adult Musical Theatre
From Oklahoma to Wicked, come strut your stuff and sing show tunes with us. This fun class will improve your vocal confidence and stage presence with encouraging and knowledgeable instructors. No experience necessary. Classes start with a short physical and vocal warm up followed by learning and staging numbers for an optional performance at the end of the term. Opportunities for solo and duet vocal lines available. Co-taught with Erin Hope-Goldsmith teaching vocals.
• Free Trial
F Sep 14 12:15pm-1:45pm
Belly Dance • Beginner
Enjoy moving to the sensuous melodies and dynamic rhythms of the Middle East with Internationally
known, Rahma is a professional dancer and experienced teacher of teachers. She is able to break down movements into easily learnable form and is encouraging to dancers of all levels, having a genuine desire for students to learn. Class begins with a slow stretch warm up. Wear exercise clothes, bare feet or dance slippers and bring a scarf to tie around the hips. Drop-in $15.
• Free Trial
Th Sep 20 7:30pm-9:00pm
English Corner is a FREE and informal way to improve English through conversation and building bonds of friendships. Participants have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in English. They can also share ideas and discover ways to build community . All English language levels welcome!
Th Sep 13-Dec 6 3:30pm-5:30pm
Instructor: Sahba Imani
Book Club for Adults
Meets on the 1st Monday of each month. The group chooses the books to be read, and then discussions
follow. You must register at the Front Desk. *Mon Sep 10 instead of Mon Sep 3.
M Sep 10-Dec 3 7:30pm-9:30pm
The flu clinic is first come, first served. There is no advance registration.
F Nov 16-Nov 16 2:00pm-6:00pm
Instructor: YNP Dunbar Pharmacy
Weaving Our Way
Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society
(VACS)’s community art project “Weaving Our Way (WOW)” is well underway. Integrating Musqueam
weaving artistry, story-telling, and community organizing to share our heritage in the form of contemporary woven art, two local artists, Debra Sparrow and Dawn Livera, are working side by side with the public to co-create a collaborative blanket, a unique local artifact that will reconstruct our local identity and reclaim our living heritage. Come join us! Sessions are 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month. * Tue Sep 4 instead of Mon Sep 3).
M Sep 3-Dec 17 4:00pm-6:00pm
Instructor: Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society
Buying/Selling Real Estate: What You Need to Know
We all know that buying or selling real estate in Vancouver is a high-stakes enterprise. But it is also complex, so understanding the way it works and knowing what to watch out for are keys to making informed decisions. In this educational seminar, we’ll review market conditions, the best markets
for buying and selling, the steps in buying and selling a condo or a house, financing, all aspects of downsizing, and what you should expect from your Realtor® to ensure your interests are protected. Please note that this is an educational seminar, not a sales seminar.
Tu Nov 20 7:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Maureen Stout
Wills: Is Your Estate Really Protected?
What if…what you know and what you are relying on, just isn’t so? Are you aware of how recent changes in wills legislation may impact your wishes for the future? Is what you intend to happen going to happen? Come learn about how these changes may affect you, how to avoid common pitfalls and other alternative planning strategies to preserve your dignity today and your legacy for the future. Presented by a lawyer and a financial advisor.
Tu Oct 23 6:30pm-8:00pm
Instructor: Nancy Lee
Personal & Family
We all witnessed the earthquakes in New Zealand, Haiti and Chile and saw the devastation caused. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake—yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a “Home Hazard” Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.
W Sep 12 7:00pm-8:30pm
W Nov 14 7:00pm-8:30pm
Instructor: COV ESS
Love to sing? Come join our group every other Wednesday. Sing a wide range of pop music, traditional and current hits. Excellent guitar accompaniment provided. New members and musicians always welcome.
W Sep 12-Dec 19 7:00pm-9:00pm
Many sessions offered for emergency preparedness focus on families – not this session. This session is specific for Seniors focusing on challenges they may face when preparing for emergencies or disasters. We have all witnessed the recent earthquakes in Japan & New Zealand and have seen the devastation caused. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake—yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you and your pets are prepared. It covers what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes when you live in an apartment or strata.
W Oct 17-Oct 17 2:00pm-3:30pm
Instructor: COV ESS
Health Drop In
Bring your Healthy Living questions to our volunteer nurse (retired) at the Health Drop-in table in the Lobby. Have your blood pressure checked and find out about programs and services at Dunbar Community Centre and in the Community.
Th Sep 6-Dec 13 9:30am-11:00am
Senior Peer Counselling Training
Learn how to be a Senior Peer Counsellor and offer support to others. Classes take place at the Jewish Seniors Alliance. Graduates may volunteer in the Dunbar area. For information and to sign up for the next
training program, please call Grace at 604.267.1555