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When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Phone: 604-730-5418 (Laura Hasthrope)
Email: laura (at)
Website: Colourstrings

A reputable approach to musicianship instrumental teaching from Finland that has achieved spectacular results internationally since 1970. Taught by professional musicians who are also trained specialists in Colourstrings/Kodaly.

Music and movement program for children 3 months to 6 years. Classes are taught by professional musicians that are certified music educators. Colourstrings, which has been selected by the new Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music as their early childhood music program, is an innovative “child-friendly” approach to music education that incorporates Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze teaching and is recognized world-wide for its unique and remarkable music curriculum.

Laura Hasthorpe, BA, CPGS, CSAK, CSAV. Freelance Violist Certified Colourstrings Specialist

Debtor’s Anonymous

When: Fridays
Phone: 604-878-3328
Website: Debtors Anonymous

A 12-Step program to take the pressure off those with debt problems by providing support and assistance with planning, organizing, and tracking personal expenses and debt. Learn how to create wealth – not debt, by making money work for you instead of creating stress and problems through poor money management.


When: Sundays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
Phone: 604-739-9373 (St. James Community Square office)
Email: info (at)


When: Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Phone: 604-739-9373 (St. James Community Square office)
Email: info (at)

Hot Diggity Dogs

When: Saturdays, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Email: hotdiggity (at)
Website: Hot Diggity Dogs

Dedicated to communicating positive methods of training to dog owners in a safe, clean, stress-free, and fun environment. Puppy socialization classes every Saturday and obedience training 2 nights a week.

Kitsilano Showboat

Phone: 604-734-7332
Email: kitsilanoshowboat (at)

A long-time Vancouver institution that provides free entertainment throughout the summer months at the famous Kitsilano Showboat. The society provides an opportunity for amateur entertainers to showcase their talents in front of an appreciative live audience. Showboat is a must see destination situated in the outdoor Kitsilano Pool with the mountains and ocean as it’s back drop. For a great evening of entertainment make Showboat part of your summer activities.


When: Sundays, 9:00 am to noon
Phone: 604-739-9373 (St. James Community Square office)
Email: info (at)



When: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, September through June
Phone: 604-730-4884 (Marcia)

Phoenix Gymnastics

Phone: 604-737-7693
Email: info (at)
Website: Phoenix Gymnastics

At Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics we believe in the benefits of exercise, challenge and working together. We strive to advance the joy of movement and to allow our athletes of all ages, backgrounds, levels and abilities to achieve their goals in a safe and healthy environment.

Whether recreational or competitive, we support our athletes to thrive in an environment that fosters friendship, inclusiveness, leadership and character development as much as fitness and competition.

For program and schedule information please visit our website.

St. James Daycare

When: Monday to Friday, 7:45 am to 5:45 pm
Phone: 604-733-1821
Email: teachers (at)
Website: St. James Daycare

Mission Statement: St. James Daycare Centre offers a program designed to develop the whole child: intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

The centre’s goals for the community are:

1. To help meet the needs of the community for an Early childhood Education facility.
2. To contribute to the wholesome growth and development of the future citizen of the community.
3. To provide a setting where people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds can work together for a common interest.


St. James Japanese Preschool
Phone: 604-733-0476
Email: info (at)
Website: Oxford Project

Offering a program that is carried out in Japanese and that includes play acting and theater, arts and crafts, cooking, music, stories, field trips, games, and learning about special cultural events and holidays. This licensed preschool is led by traditionally trained Japanese staff.

Spirit of Math
Phone: 604-568-0018
Email: vancouverwest (at)
Website: Spirit Of Math

Is your child at the top of their class? They could be at the top of the Nation.

The leader in after-school math enrichment in Canada for over 25 years, Spirit of Math has produced many of the top math students in the nation with many of our students earning scholarships to private schools and universities. Our students consistently place on provincial and national honour rolls, earning 742 placements in 2011. Give your child the same opportunity.

For more information about classes and registration contact Spirit of Math Schools Vancouver West Campus.

Tom McPherson Piano Studio

When: By appointment
Phone: 604-730-8460
Email: info (at)
Website: Tom McPherson Piano Studio

Piano and theory lessons for children and adults, all levels. Royal Conservatory Of Music syllabus is used as a reputable guideline for student development. Enrichment opportunities in composition, handbells, recorders, and computer technology are included to supplement regular lessons.

Tom McPherson, BM (Eastman), BEd (Toronto), ARCT

Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

Phone: 604-736-0411
Website: Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

A non-profit swim club run by volunteer parents and professional coaching staff. The vision of the VPSC is: to provide boys and girls the best opportunity to develop thoroughly their athletic abilities through competitive swim training and team development in a supportive community.

Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

Phone: 604-737-0714
Email: vyso (at)
Website: VYSO

Established in 1930, the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra is comprised of four orchestras: Debut, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. The VYSO’s mission is to nurture and develop young musicians, both artistically and as individuals through rehearsals, performances, tours, and workshops; providing young musicians with the opportunity to discover and realize their potential in a secure yet challenging environment.

VYSO musicians proudly represent Vancouver locally, nationally, and internationally and many VYSO alumni have gone on to acclaimed musical careers across Canada, the US, and Europe. Auditions take place during May and June annually. For more information, please contact us or visit our website.

Westside Music Together

When: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Phone: 778-829-6651
Website: Westside Music Together

What will you and your child find in a Music Together® class? Rainbow coloured falling leaves, cows sitting in the old oak tree, tyrannosaurus rex, shining stars, rockets to the moon and trains to the beach. Come dance and sing to happy village folk songs, Korean lullabies, Cuban rain forest songs, and much much more. You’ll also find bells of all sorts, triangles, train whistles, shakers, rhythm sticks, kitchen instruments, scarves, giant sheets to hide under and instruments galore!

All this with a developmentally appropriate, research based curriculum taught by a registered Music Together teacher. 45 minutes of PURE FUN with your child every week!


Wing Chun Kung Fu

When: Mondays 6:15 to 9:15 pm, Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Email: sifu (at)
Website: Wing Chun Kung Fu

A dynamic self defense martial art for people of all ages and abilities. New members are welcome to try out the programme.

World of Fairy Tales

When: Fridays, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Phone: 604-551-0299
Email: worldoffairytales (at)
Website: World Of Fairy Tales

It is an advanced acting class for those who would like to learn how to perform in front of public. Designed for kids 9+ years old, our acting classes will bring a huge difference into your child’s life. We teach speech technique, body language, emotional intelligence, logical thinking and self esteem in front of the audience. Your child will learn how to be admired while having fun with theatre games.

Registration is on the website.

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