Fall 2021 Program Registration

Programs that run September to December  are now open for viewing online!

See below to view all programs

Fall registration starts on Saturday, August 21.

In person at the Centre
Online at www.recreation.vancouver.ca
By phone 604-257-8195 ext 1

The safety of our patrons and our staff is our top priority, and we are committed to offering a safe recreation experience. We’re having fun and keeping it safe. #RestartSmartVancouver ⠀

Art, Culture & Environment

Pottery – Wheel Throwing w/ Suling (18+ yrs)
Learn the art of wheel throwing! Join potter Suling on Mondays, as she leads demonstrations of basic to advanced throwing skills and decorating and finishing techniques. Get acquainted with wheel work or take your throwing to the next level. Clay must be purchased at the first class. Price includes all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class. No class on Oct 11.
Instructor: Suling Yuen
M          Sep 20-Nov 15                         6:00 PM-8:30 PM
369375                                                 $160/8 sess

Pottery Studio Membership (19+ yrs)
Membership is only $46/month! Payments are due at the beginning of each month (can be pro-rated the first month only). The studio is available to members during our hours of operation. The studio is not available when classes are in session. Membership applicants need to have completed a minimum of 8 weeks pottery course within the last 3 years at False Creek Community Centre.
Instructor: No Instructor
Sep 1-30                                              Operational Hours
355436                                                 $43.81
Oct 1-30                                              Operational Hours
355437                                                 $43.81
Nov 1-30                                              Operational Hours
355438                                                 $43.81
Dec 1-31                                              Operational Hours
355440                                                 $43.81

Education

Coptic Bookbinding (19+ yrs)
Coptic is an Ancient Egyptian technique for binding a book that requires no glue or paste. Its strength is proven when you flip the pages onto itself (like a sketchbook) and it refuses to weaken. All materials and tools are provided. All materials and tools are provided. No prior experience is required. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa         Oct 23                                      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
354540                                                 $56.95

Online Emergency Preparedness Workshop: Personal & Household (19+ yrs)
In recent history, cities around the world have endured large emergencies with devastating impacts. Vancouver could experience a severe emergency too, like a big earthquake, but do you know what to do? This session introduces simple things you can do to be prepared in advance of an emergency and ways to make your home safer. – Join the session using your computer, phone, or tablet. For technical tips, view the resource sheet (www.vancouver.ca/webex-guide) about the Cisco Webex platform. – Before registering, read the important notice below regarding personal information. – Once registered use the link and password provided in your confirmation email (check receipt notes or attachments) to join at the time of the event.This session is open to all community members regardless of your closest community centre. Registrants can join the session 5 minutes in advance of the start time to get set up on Webex. For issues with Webex technology on the day of the event, email nepp@vancouver.ca. Notes: Important notice regarding online participation. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering the Emergency Preparedness Workshop. For the virtual Emergency Preparedness Workshop, your information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the Director of Access to Information and Privacy by emailing privacy@vancouver.ca, by phoning 3-1-1, or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4. By registering for this workshop, you give your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information outside Canada as described above. You will be asked to provide your consent again when you launch the Webex session.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
Th        Oct 28                                      6:30 PM-7:45 PM
357528                                                 FREE

Fitness & Health

ABM NeuroMovement ® for Healthy Backs (19+ yrs)
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is an evidence based, neuroplastic approach to healing chronic pain, injury, brain and body trauma. Build new neural pathways through slow and gentle movements and painlessly rewire your brain to move beyond limitations, improve cognition and experience overall higher performance. These mat-based classes will focus in particular on how to use your back to reduce pain and to move more easily and gracefully. Visit www.clairesandham.ca [clairesandham.ca] for more information. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on November 11.
Instructor: Claire Sandham
Th        Sep 30                                     1:30 PM-2:30 PM
357302                                                 FREE TRIAL
Th        Oct 7-Dec 16                           1:30 PM-2:30 PM
357202                                                 $130/10 sess

ABM NeuroMovement ® for Posture & Balance (19+ yrs)
A gentle program specifically designed and proven to improve balance. Based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, these ingenious movement classes increase your awareness of how to organize yourself to balance in sitting, in the transition from sitting to standing, in standing and finally in walking. Visit www.clairesandham.ca for more information. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on November 11.
Instructor: Claire Sandham
Th        Sep 30                                     2:45 PM-3:45 PM
357304                                                 FREE TRIAL
Th        Oct 7-Dec 16                           2:45 PM-3:45 PM
357219                                                 $130/10 sess

Core Control Wednesday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Functional fitness and body alignment using your own body weight and resistance. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Harry Wong
W         Sep 29-Nov 3                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354375                                                 $42/6 sess
W         Nov 10-Dec 15                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354381                                                 $42/6 sess

Creative Hatha Yoga w/ Hana (19+ yrs)
Hatha classes are great for improving focus, breathing, circulation, digestion, and flexibility. Many students say they feel more relaxed after class and sleep better at night. Classes begin with a short grounding exercise, followed by a variety of poses, and finishing with a relaxing savasana. Keep your body limber and come do yoga! Beginners welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Hana Hermanek
W         Sep 22                                     5:30 PM-6:45 PM
358048                                                 FREE TRIAL
W         Sep 29-Nov 3                           5:30 PM-6:45 PM
358037                                                 $84/6 sess
W         Nov 10-Dec 15                         5:30 PM-6:45 PM
358047                                                 $84/6 sess

Hatha + Yin Yoga w/ Pam (19+ yrs)
Slow down. Release tension and stress in your body, mind and nervous system with Pamela Ferman’s grounding 75 minute Hatha + Yin Yoga. A unique mix of Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga. Designed to reset your nervous system and relax your mind while increasing flexibility deeper in your body in a safe and supported way. You will leave class feeling a lot more balanced and at ease between body and mind. All levels welcome. Beginner friendly.Website: www.pamelafermanyoga.com. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on October 11 and November 11.
Instructor: Pamela Ferman
M          Sep 20-Oct 25                         9:30 AM-10:45 AM
363992                                                 $70/5 sess
Th        Sep 23-Oct 28                         5:15 PM-6:30 PM
354521                                                 $84/6 sess
M          Nov 1-Nov 29                           9:30 AM-10:45 AM
363993                                                 $70/5 sess
Th        Nov 4-Dec 2                             5:15 PM-6:30 PM
354522                                                 $56/4 sess

Hatha Flow Yoga w/ Bless (19+ yrs)
Breathe. Flow. Rest. An all levels yoga class combining slow fluid movements with the breath. Bless Leone brings a wealth of practical knowledge to her teaching which focuses on intelligent, creative sequencing, postural alignment, good tunes and mindfulness. Classes include the use of props, modifications and demonstrations to create an environment where new students feel empowered and returning students feel challenged. www.blessleone.com. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on November 11.
Instructor: Bless Leone
Su         Sep 19-Oct 31                         9:30 AM-10:45 AM
357237                                                 $105/7 sess
Th        Sep 23-Oct 28                         5:45 PM-7:00 PM
357264                                                 $90/6 sess
Th        Nov 4-Dec 16                           5:45 PM-7:00 PM
357271                                                 $90/6 sess
Su         Nov 7-Dec 19                           9:30 AM-10:45 AM
357262                                                 $105/7 sess

Hatha Yoga w/ Pam (19+ yrs)
Slow down. Release tension and stress in your body, mind and nervous system with Pamela Ferman’s grounding 75 minute Hatha Yoga. Her classes consist of breath work, meditation and physical yoga postures that flow slowly & smoothly from one to another with some long holds in between for deeper fascia stretching. A perfect mix of flexibility, strength, balance, movement, stillness and breathing. All levels welcome. Beginner friendly. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Pamela Ferman
Sa         Sep 25-Oct 23                         1:30 PM-2:45 PM
354529                                                 $70/5 sess
Sa         Oct 30-Nov 27                         1:30 PM-2:45 PM
354530                                                 $70/5 sess

Hearing Screening – Free! (19+ yrs)
Routine hearing assessments are so important and so rarely considered as part of people’s annual health checkups. Join Talia Glassman, Registered Audiologist, for a complimentary hearing screening. Registration is required to reserve your 30 minutes hearing screening time slot. Please arrive on time for your scheduled session.
Instructor: Talia Glassman – NexGen Hearing
Tu        Oct 26                                      FREE
363999                                                 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
364000                                                 12:45 PM-1:15 PM
364001                                                 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
364002                                                 2:15 PM-2:45 PM
364003                                                 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
364006                                                 3:45 PM-4:15 PM
Tu        Nov 30                                     FREE
364009                                                 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
364025                                                 12:45 PM-1:15 PM
364028                                                 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
364030                                                 2:15 PM-2:45 PM
364032                                                 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
364033                                                 3:45 PM-4:15 PM

Iyengar Yoga – Levels 1 & 2 (19+ yrs)
Cultivate a healthy body, quiet mind and open heart! In this class you’ll increase body awareness, flexibility and strength. Iyengar adapts to your personal needs, regardless of your age or health. All women and men are welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on October 11.
Instructor: Arezou Moeini
M          Sep 20-Nov 1                           6:00 PM-7:30 PM
357614                                                 $90/6 sess
M          Nov 8-Dec 13   6:00 PM-7:30 PM
357761                                                 $90/6 sess

Iyengar Yoga – Mixed Level (19+ yrs)
Reduce stress and move with more ease!  Iyengar adapts to your personal needs, regardless of your age or health.  In this class, you’ll increase your flexibility, strength and endurance. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No class on October 6.
Instructor: Siobhan Sloane-Seale
W         Sep 22-Oct 27                         5:30 PM-7:00 PM
363396                                                 $75/5 sess
W         Nov 10-Dec 15                         5:30 PM-7:00 PM
363402                                                 $90/6 sess

Latin Fit Tuesday (w/ Marta) (19+ yrs)
A fun moderate cardio & toning class using mainly Latin rhythms & moves that leaves you feeling energized, stronger & more flexible. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Marta Baricsa
Tu        Sep 28-Nov 2                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354401                                                 $42/6 sess
Tu        Nov 9-Dec 14                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354402                                                 $42/6 sess

Low Impact Fitness (19+ yrs)
This is a low impact/low intensity fitness class that focuses on proper techniques using your body weight and minimal fitness equipment to develop and increase your fitness level. No cardio. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
F          Sep 24-Nov 5                     3:45 PM-4:45 PM
354969                                      $84/7 sess
F          Nov 19-Dec 17                    3:45 PM-4:45 PM
354970                                      $60/5 sess

Medical Qigong (19+ yrs)
This is an experiential introduction to how Qigong can enhance your life. Learn many different cleansing and healing movements along with relaxing meditations. All fitness levels welcome. This class is for adults looking to find greater vitality and self-awareness in daily life. For more info, please visit johnweiss.ca. Registration only. No drop-ins. No sessions on November 3, 17 and December 1.
Instructor: John F Weiss
W         Oct 6-Dec 22                           10:45 AM-12:00 PM
355112                                                 $117/9 sess

Morning Fit Monday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Harry Wong
M          Sep 27-Nov 1                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354388                                                 $42/6 sess
M          Nov 8-Dec 13                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354392                                                 $42/6 sess

Nia with Noelle (19+ yrs)
Nia is a fun and creative way to nurture your  body, mind, and spirit.  Using soul stirring music, this unique blend of  Martial Arts, Healing Arts, and Dance is designed to give you a powerful  workout, as well as the opportunity to explore, unleash and heal. Participants are required to bring their own mat to use during floor play. Registration only. No drop-ins. No session on November 11, 13 and December 4.
Instructor: Noelle Wardell
Tu        Sep 21-Dec 14                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
357197                                                 $130/13 sess
Th        Sep 23-Dec 16                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
357198                                                 $120/12 sess
Sa         Sep 25-Dec 11                         11:15 AM-12:15 PM
357199                                                 $100/10 sess

Personal Training (13+ yrs)
Certified fitness professionals work with you to identify goals, customize a specific program and maximize the benefits of your training routine. Personal Training Packages include the option of 1, 3, 5 or 10 sessions and the option to ‘Train with a Friend’. Individual sessions are 1 hour and 2 person sessions are 1.25 hours.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
Operational Hours
Sep 1-Dec 31                                                   Fee Varies

Rise Fit Friday (w/ Kristiina) (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Kristiina Oinonen
F          Oct 1-Nov 5                             9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354408                                                 $42/6 sess
F          Nov 12-Dec 17                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354417                                                 $42/6 sess

Tabata Style Boot Camp (19+ yrs)
This Boot Camp class will challenge yourself! Go at your own pace or push that extra mile to set the bar. Keiko will encourage you and challenge your fitness goals. Enjoy the variety of exercises that will be incorporated in this class! Registration only. No drop-ins
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
F          Sep 24-Nov 5                     5:00 PM-6:00 PM
358191                                      $84/7 sess
F          Nov 19-Dec 17                    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
358192                                      $60/5 sess

The Joy of Gentle Yoga (19+ yrs)
Are regular yoga classes not right for you? This  is a gentle and therapeutic yoga class that works with every body’s unique  strengths and challenges.  We use yoga mats, chairs and bolsters to make more  yoga poses more accessible to  more people in a deep, comfortable and safe way. This class will help build and  maintain strength, tone and balance in both your body and mind. More information at www.joyofgentleyogawithsylvia.com. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Sylvia Smallman
Tu        Sep 21-Oct 26                         1:30 PM-2:45 PM
355507                                                 $81.90/6 sess
Tu        Nov 9-Dec 14                           1:30 PM-2:45 PM
355508                                                 $81.90/6 sess

Weight Training for Beginners (19+ yrs)
This class is for beginners wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation.  Registration only. No drop-ins. No session on October 11.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M          Sep 20-Nov 1                           3:00 PM-4:00 PM
354640                                                 $90/6 sess
M          Nov 8-Dec 13                           3:00 PM-4:00 PM
354641                                                 $90/6 sess

Women’s Weight Training (19+ yrs)
This class is for women wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation.  Registration only. No drop-ins. No session on October 11.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M          Sep 20-Nov 1                           1:30 PM-2:30 PM
354642                                                 $90/6 sess
M          Nov 8-Dec 13                           1:30 PM-2:30 PM
354643                                                 $90/6 sess

Yoga4Stiff Guys – All Levels (19+ yrs)
This yoga class is specifically designed for and focuses on the needs of the male body type. Emphasis is on poses to open the shoulders, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings and lower back. Improve flexibility, increase strength and connect mind & body. This class will challenge beginner and advanced students alike. Registration only. No drop-ins. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). No session on October 4, 11 and 23.
Instructor: Yoga 4StiffPeople
M          Sep 20-Dec 13                         7:00 PM-8:00 PM
355712                                                 $154/11 sess
Sa         Sep 25-Dec 11                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
355742                                                 $154/11 sess

Zoomer Fit Sunday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Low/moderate cardio, free weights, and gentle stretching for the zesty, zippy, pre/present/post boomer in you. Drop-ins allowed if space permits. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program).
Instructor: Harry Wong
Su         Sep 26-Oct 31                         9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354399                                                 $42/6 sess
Su         Nov 7-Dec 12                           9:15 AM-10:15 AM
354400                                                 $42/6 sess

Food, Cooking and Gardening

Grow Your Own Microgreens (19+ yrs)
Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more. In this Village Vancouver-Fairview False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you’ll learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We’ll look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You’ll prepare your own microgreens tray to take home! Supplies included. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
Sa         Oct 16                                      1:00 PM-3:00 PM
357515                                                 $20/1 sess

Martial Arts

Karate – Ku Yu Kai Go-Ju Ryu (Adults) (18+ yrs)
There is no first strike in karate. Go Ju Ryu founder Chogun Miyagi. Find your inner karate kid! Learn Go Ju Ryu karate the style featured in the original Karate Kid movies. Courage. Respect. Perseverance. Prudence. Self-Control. Character. Patience. Courtesy. Friendship. These are the principles of Ku Yu Kai. Shihan George Chan (7th degree black belt) and Sensei Julie Zilber (5th degree black belt) teach classes for all levels and all ages (minimum 6 years) in a friendly class environment. Continuous intake start any time. Progress at your own rate. (Students are taught to control their techniques. For safety reasons, any contact to the head, face, throat, groin and joints is strictly prohibited.) Uniform is optional for beginners. More info at kuyukai.com. Registration only. No drop-ins at this time. Online registration only available for 2 hour sessions ($13.50/session). To register for the 1.5 hour session ($12/session), please call the front desk at 604-257-8195. No session on November 11.
Instructor: George Chan
Tu Th   Sep 21-Oct 28                         7:00 PM-9:00 PM (2 Hours)
354504                                                 $162/12 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM (1.5 Hours)
$144/12 sess
Tu Th   Nov 4-Dec 16                           7:00 PM-9:00 PM (2 Hours)
354505                                                 $162/12 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM (1.5 Hours)
$144/12 sess

Tai Chi – Exploring Yang Style (19+ yrs)
The gentle movements of Tai Chi improve balance, alignment, and range of motion and foster body awareness while promoting relaxation. The widely practiced Yang Style is the foundation for this mixed levels class, where you will gain an understanding of the basics or expand your practice as we work towards learning the classic Long Form. Suitable for all body types and fitness levels. Taught in moderate stance with no extreme moves. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Jean Kares
Tu        Sep 21-Oct 26                         7:00 PM-8:30 PM
357300                                                 $72/6 sess
Tu        Nov 2-Dec 14                           7:00 PM-8:30 PM
357301                                                 $84/7 sess

Tai Chi with Adrian (19+ yrs)
An ancient and unique system of health enhancement and self-defense, emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination and agility. Tai chi incorporates both mental and physical discipline. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, classes are conducted in a fun and focused manner. All levels welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins. No session on November 12.
Instructor: Adrian Rupp
F          Sep 24-Nov 26                         6:30 PM-7:30 PM
357195                                                 $126/9 sess

Outdoor Activities

Basic Stand Up Paddle Boarding (19+ yrs)
Introduces the novice to paddling in enclosed sheltered waters and calm conditions. Skills covered include kneeling, standing on a board, forward and turning strokes, and safety awareness. Please note that due to COVID-19, equipment needs to be cleaned and disinfected after use.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
F          Sep 3                                       10:00 AM-1:00 PM
362610                                                 $80/1 sess
F          Sep 10                                     10:00 AM-1:00 PM
362611                                                 $80/1 sess
Sa         Sep 11                                     10:00 AM-1:00 PM
362614                                                 $80/1 sess

Kayak Sampler (19+ yrs)
Do you want a taste of ocean kayaking? Learn a few basic strokes, learn about equipment and safety, and then explore False Creek with a certified instructor. Class will run rain or shine; dress appropriately for the weather. A Medical/Consent form is required prior to starting session. Please note that due to COVID-19, equipment needs to be cleaned and disinfected after use.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
Th        Sep 2                                       4:00 PM-7:00 PM
362607                                                 $70/1 sess
Sa         Sep 4                                       10:00 AM-1:00 PM
362609                                                 $70/1 sess

Sports

Basketball (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Recreational 3 on 3 basketball – Games are organized by the players. Registration only. No drop-ins permitted at this time. Completed waiver forms required for participants between 16-18 years old. No session on October 11.
Instructor: No Instructor
M          Sep 27-Dec 13                         7:30 PM-9:30 PM
354314                                                 $55/11 sess
W         Sep 29-Dec 15                         7:30 PM-9:30 PM
354317                                                 $60/12 sess

Indoor Soccer (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Also known as futsal, this game is played with a smaller, heavier ball. Registration only. No drop-ins at this time. Completed waiver forms required for participants between 16-18 years old. No session on November 11.
Instructor: No Instructor
Th        Sep 30-Dec 16                         7:30 PM-9:30 PM
354335                                                 $55/11 sess