Art, Culture & Environment

Pottery Hand Building w/ Suling (19+ yrs)
Basic introduction to pottery making in a fun studio environment. You will create functional pottery using hand-building techniques. Clay must be purchased at the first class. Price includes studio equipment use, all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class. No class on Feb 20.
Instructor: Suling Yuen
M Jan 9-Mar 6 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
429750 $176/8 sess

Pottery Wheel Throwing w/ Suling (19+ yrs)
Learn the art of wheel throwing! Join the pottery instructor, as they lead 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 studio equipment use, all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class. No class on Feb 20.
Instructor: Suling Yuen
M Jan 9-Mar 6 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
429752 $176/8 sess

Pottery Hand Building & Wheel Throwing Combo w/ Suling (19+ yrs)
A combination pottery course for Hand Building and Wheel Throwing.Hand Building: Basic introduction to pottery making in a fun studio environment. You will create functional pottery using hand-building techniques. Wheel Throwing: Learn the art of wheel throwing! Join the pottery instructor, as they lead 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 studio equipment use, all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class.
Instructor: Suling Yuen
Tu Jan 10-Mar 14 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
429745 $220/10 sess

Pottery Hand Building & Wheel Throwing Combo w/ Georgia (19+ yrs)
A combination pottery course for Hand Building and Wheel Throwing.Hand Building: Basic introduction to pottery making in a fun studio environment. You will create functional pottery using hand-building techniques. Wheel Throwing: Learn the art of wheel throwing! Join the pottery instructor, as they lead 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 studio equipment use, all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class. No class on Feb 24.
Instructor: Georgia Fitton
F Jan 6-Mar 10 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
434204 $198/9 sess

Pottery Studio Membership
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.
Jan 1-Jan 31 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
428761 $46/Month
Feb 1-Feb 28 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
428763 $46/Month
Mar 1-Mar 31 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
428764 $46/Month

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. No prior experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Feb 25 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
429043 $59.95/Workshop

Japanese Bookbinding (19+ yrs)
Make up to 3 books using a historical technique common in Asia. Japan preferred the four-hole stab binding. Over the centuries, four stitch patterns have surfaced as the most traditional. Whether these books hold poetry, pictures or personal thoughts; this historical bookbinding will showcase them beautifully. No prior experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Mar 11 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
429044 $59.95/Workshop

Embroidery: Hand Sewing Stitches (19+ yrs)
Learn embroidery fundamentals including traditional and popular stitches to personalize or mend items mindfully and beautifully. If you like, bring with you any hand sewing supplies you already have to assess and explore creatively. No prior experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Mar 25 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
429045 $59.95/Workshop

Fitness & Health

Teen Weight Training (13-18 yrs)
This weight training class is for youth between 13-18 years old wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding the body and different muscle groups used during an exercise. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation. (Youth 13-16 years old will need to have their parent/guardian complete and sign the Teen Weight Training consent form before the first class). Forms are on our website at https://falsecreekcc.ca or at the front desk. Program fee includes admission to the fitness centre. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Fitness Centre Worker
Th Jan 19-Feb 9 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
430140 $40/4 sess
Th Feb 23-Mar 16 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
430141 $40/4 sess

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 for more information. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $18, if space permits.
Instructor: Claire Sandham
Tu Jan 17-Mar 7 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
429934 $128/8 sess

All Levels Slow Flow Yoga w/ Drew (19+ yrs)
This slow flow yoga practice will leave you relaxed, centered, and can contribute to improved physical and mental wellbeing. Classes include a blend of poses, breath work, and relaxation techniques to increase mobility, build foundational strength, and bring focus to the mind. You will be encouraged to practice at a pace and intensity level that suits you. Modifications are provided to prevent injury or reinjury of sensitive areas. You will be guided in the use of props such as blocks, straps, and chairs as needed to fit the pose to your body instead of fitting your body into the pose. Classes are geared for all levels and beginners are encouraged to join. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits. No class Feb 20.
Instructor: Drew Climie
M Jan 16 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
429835 FREE TRIAL
M Jan 23-Mar 20 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
429833 $120/8 sess

Core Control Wednesday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Functional fitness and body alignment using your own body weight and resistance. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Harry Wong
W Jan 11-Mar 29 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
429772 $60/12 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. www.pamelafermanyoga.com. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits.
Instructor: Pamela Ferman
M Jan 9-Feb 13 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
429828 $84/6 sess
M Feb 27-Mar 27 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
429829 $70/5 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. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $20, if space permits.
Instructor: Bless Leone
Su Jan 22-Mar 26 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
429932 $150/10 sess
Th Jan 26-Mar 30 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
429933 $150/10 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
W Feb 22 FREE
429027 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
429029 12:45 PM-1:15 PM
429031 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
429032 2:15 PM-2:45 PM
429033 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
429034 3:45 PM-4:15 PM
W Mar 22 FREE
429035 12:00 PM-12:30 PM 429036 12:45 PM-1:15 PM
429037 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
429038 2:15 PM-2:45 PM
429039 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
429040 3:45 PM-4:15 PM

Iyengar Yoga – Levels 1 & 2 w/ Arezou (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. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $18, if space permits. No class on Feb 20 and Mar 20.
Instructor: Arezou Moeini
M Jan 9-Mar 27 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
430030 $150/10 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 www.johnweiss.ca. Drop-ins $15, if space permits. No class on Feb 1 and Mar 1.
Instructor: John F Weiss
W Jan 11-Mar 22 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
429025 $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. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Harry Wong
M Jan 9-Mar 27 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
429773 $60/12 sess

Nia with Us (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. Drop-ins $13.50, if space permits.
Instructor: Helen Spiegelman
Tu Jan 10-Mar 28 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
429931 $144/12 sess
Th Jan 12-Mar 30 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
429930 $144/12 sess
Sa Jan 14-Mar 25 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
429929 $132/11 sess

Pilates Fusion (19+ yrs)
This class uses controlled movements incorporating Pilates and Yoga to improve your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Emphasis is on alignment, breathing, and developing core awareness. It is an all levels practice that consists of a full body work out. You?ll feel amazing after! No Pilates or Yoga experience necessary. For more info visit www.intoyoga.ca. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits.
Instructor: Into Yoga
Tu Jan 10-Feb 14 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
429409 $87/6 sess
Tu Feb 21-Mar 28 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
429414 $87/6 sess

Rise Fit Tuesday (w/ Kristiina) (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Kristiina Oinonen
Tu Jan 10-Mar 28 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
430035 $60/12 sess

Step & Core (w/ Kristiina) – Intermediate Level (19+ yrs)
This is an intermediate level aerobics class for those who want to increase their muscular endurance as well as challenge their cardiovascular system. Choreographed patterns followed by strength training with weights and a core mat work and stretch to finish. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Kristiina Oinonen
Th Jan 12-Mar 30 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
430036 $60/12 sess

Sports

Basketball (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Recreational 3 on 3 basketball – Games are organized by the players. Sign up as a single or register up to one additional person. Spots are held for registered participants for 15 minutes after start time and then may be sold to drop-in players. In person drop-in sign up starts 30 minutes before start time. Completed waiver forms required for participants under 19 years. $5.00 drop in, if space permits. No session on February 20.
Instructor: No Instructor
M Jan 9-Mar 27 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
428776 $55/11 sess
W Jan 11-Mar 29 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
428779 $60/12 sess

Indoor Soccer (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Also known as futsal, this game is played with a smaller, heavier ball. Sign up as a single or register up to one additional person. Spots are held for registered participants for 15 minutes after start time and then may be sold to drop-in players. In person drop-in sign up starts 30 minutes before start time. Completed waiver forms required for participants under 19 years. $5.00 drop in, if space permits.
Instructor: No Instructor
Tu Jan 10-Mar 28 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
428784 $60/12 sess
Th Jan 12-Mar 30 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
428782 $60/12 sess

Martial Arts

Karate – Ku Yu Kai Go-Ju Ryu (Adults) (19+ 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. Online registration only available for 2 hour sessions ($14/session). To register for the 1.5 hour session ($12/session) or 10% parent &child registration discount, please call the front desk at 604-257-8195. Drop-ins $17 for 1.5 hours or $20 for 2 hours, if space permits. 10% discount when parent & child sign up together.
Instructor: George Chan
Tu Th Jan 3-Feb 9 429041
7:00PM-9:00 PM $168/12 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM $144/12 sess
Tu Th Feb 21-Mar 30 429042
7:00 PM-9:00 PM $168/12 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM $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. Drop-ins $14, if space permits.
Instructor: Jean Kares
Tu Jan 10-Mar 28 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
429754 $144/12 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.
Instructor: Adrian Rupp
F Jan 6-Mar 31 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
433260 $182/13 sess

Food, Cooking & 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 Neighborhood 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 microgreen tray to take home! All supplies provided. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds, swap or donate seeds. Workshop is free for Seniors (50 and over) – $5 materials cost only. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
Th Jan 26 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
430157 $19/Workshop

Introduction to Organic Gardening (19+ yrs)
Village Vancouver and Fairview False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Network present a workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a food garden. You’ll learn some simple techniques from Rhiannon Johnson, including starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. Be rewarded with the taste of freshly grown veggies this season! We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Workshop is $5 for seniors (50 and over). Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
W Mar 8 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
430166 $16/Workshop

Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps (19+ yrs)
In this Village Vancouver Fairview False Creek South Neighborhood Food Network workshop with Rashmi GC, we’ll talk about how to reduce food waste, package-free grocery shopping, proper segregation of kitchen waste, recycling and composting. Workshop participants will make beeswax wraps to take home with them. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Workshop is free for seniors (50 and over) – $8 materials fee only. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
Sa Feb 25 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
430158 $21/Workshop

Waterfront Activities @ False Creek

Kayak Club (19+ yrs)
An excellent opportunity for certified participants to get out on the water without owning or storing a boat! Join the club and boats can be signed out for up to two hours during our regular hours of operation. Kayak Club members need to have successfully completed an Introduction to Kayaking program that includes solo capsize recovery, both within the past three years. An orientation is also required before getting started. 13-18 year olds need certification and must be accompanied by an adult with certification. Please inquire at the front office for more details. A waiver form is required prior to starting the session.
Instructor: No Instructor
Jan 1-Mar 31 During Operation Hours
431227 $60/Month

SUP Club (19+ yrs)
An excellent opportunity for certified participants to get out on the water without owning or storing a stand up paddle board! Join the club and boards can be signed out for up to two hours during our regular hours of operation. SUP Club members need to have successfully completed a Basic Stand Up Paddle Board course that includes self-rescue within the past three years. An orientation is also required before getting started. 13-18 year olds need certification and must be accompanied by an adult with certification. All participants must know how to swim. Please inquire at the front office for more details. A waiver form is required prior to starting the session.
Instructor: No Instructor
Jan 1-Mar 31 During Operation Hours
431229 $60/Month

Combo Kayak/SUP Club (19+ yrs)
An excellent opportunity for certified participants to get out on the water without owning or storing a boat or a stand up paddleboard! Join the Combo Kayak/SUP Club and boats/board can be signed out for up to two hours during our regular hours of operation. Combo Kayak/SUP Club members need to have successfully completed an Introduction to Kayaking program that includes solo capsize recovery AND a Basic Stand Up Paddle Board course that includes self-rescue, both within the past three years. An orientation is also required before getting started. 13-18 year olds need certification and must be accompanied by an adult with certification for kayaking. All SUP club participants must know how to swim. Please inquire at the front office for more details. A waiver form is required prior to starting the session.
Instructor: No Instructor
Jan 1-Mar 31 During Operation Hours
431231 $108/Month