ALEX HOUSE: Ready to celebrate a century in Crescent Beach

One hundred years is a long time to be in community, but Alexandra Neighbourhood House has done it.

What a spectacular summer.

We’ve hosted more than 40 children/day in our Play Away Day Camps and an average of 60 people/night at our Neighbourhood Fun Nights and now, we enter an equally busy fall of programs as we plan for our big centennial event in 2016.

One hundred years is a long time to be in community, but Alexandra Neighbourhood House has done it.

We have managed to ebb and flow with our community’s needs and we hope you will join us as we head towards our centennial year.

We will need volunteers, sponsors, donors and creative minds to help us fulfill our Centennial 2016 vision.

Most of all, we need you to share your stories with us as part of a volunteer-run initiative called ‘Your Stories Tell Our Story’ that will create a vibrant, living record of how Alexandra Neighborhood House has impacted lives since 1916.

If you have a story to share, please email alexhousestories@gmail.com.

• End the summer break with a bang as Alexandra Neighbourhood House – in partnership with White Rock Orthodontics – presents Summer’s End Movie Night Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.

Bring a snack bowl and cup for refreshments, a camp chair and a cozy blanket to watch this summer’s hit Pixar film, Inside Out.

Tickets at the door, enter through Sullivan Street gate only. $5/adults, $2/kids under 13. (More if you can, less if you can’t).

Call 604-535-0015 for more information.

• We welcome the return of our community lunches the second Wednesday of the month at noon in the Dining Hall.

The theme for Sept. 9 is ‘Celebrating Semiahmoo Heritage.’

Come and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, entertainment, and fun activities.

To register, call 604-535-0015.

Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. All are welcome!

• The Parent Child Mother Goose program for parents and their young children focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories to nurture the bond that is growing between parent and child.

Our next session will run Wednesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

Cost is $40. Please register at www.alexhouse.net

Questions? Call 604-535-0015 ext 229.

• Have you got an idea for a class, event, or program? Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community by bringing people together?

We’ll help you develop your vision, get the word out, and line up a venue.

Give us a call at 604-535-0015 ext 236.

Donni Klassen is a contributor for Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.alexhouse.net

 

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