ALEX HOUSE: Summer of smiles at Camp Alex

Plenty of great programs to look forward to this fall.

What a spectacular summer – and how lucky we are to live in this beautiful corner of the world.

With sun every day, our summer camps got the best of the best. Campers will move into the coming year with smiles, confidence and a good tan.

Our Alexandra Children’s Centre programs remained very busy over the summer as we greeted new families, said goodbye to others and prepared for an even busier fall season. We provide Reggio-inspired care for infants and toddlers and pre-schoolers, as well as after-school care.

If you need quality childcare, we are accepting registration now at 604-535-0015, ext. 233.

Hop on the bus Sunday, Sept. 8, for an all-day tour of community gardens in the Lower Mainland, hosted by our own master gardener, Collene Ford.

Learn about different community gardening models and methods beginning at 9 a.m. at our own Alexandra Community Garden on Sullivan Street.

Cost is $20/person, and the tour runs to 5 p.m.

Call 604-535-0015 to register.

On Sept. 11, we welcome the return of our monthly community lunches, each with a different multicultural theme.

September’s lunch is Polish, featuring homemade perogies, cabbage rolls and apple crumble cake.

Call 604-535-0015 to join us. Cost is $8/members, $10/non-members.

Dig out your dancing shoes Sept. 14 at 7 p.m for an evening of great music and good company at our upcoming fundraiser at the Crescent Beach Legion.

Payton Rector, with a voice that will knock your socks off, opens this amazing evening, followed by “Really Rod,” the ultimate Rod Stewart impersonator, raspy voice and all. Enjoy awesome music and help us to raise funds at the same time.

Call 604-535-0015 for tickets or pay at the door – $15.

Breaking Free is a support group for women who wish to deal with personal difficulties without dieting.

Learn to nourish yourself in ways that don’t involve food, among people of like mind and heart.

Meetings start Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. Fee is by donation. Call 604-535-0015 to register.

The Parent-Child Mother Goose program is a group experience for parents and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

Our next session starts Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. Cost is $40. Register online at

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