Programs currently running at St. James Community Square:


Debtor’s Anonymous
When:Fridays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Room 101
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: Sunday 6:45 to 9:15 p.m., Room 104
Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Room 120
Phone: 604-739-9373 (St. James Community Square office)


When: Fridays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 104.
Phone: 604-739-9373 (St. James Community Square office)

Singing Lessons

Empower your voice with a certified vocal coach!  Incanto Vocal Studio offers one-on-one lessons that suit each student’s individual needs. Learn different techniques to improve your voice focusing on tone, pitch, breath control and vocal health.  For more information contact:



Kitsilano Showboat

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm during July and August
What: Free variety entertainment
Phone: 604-734-7332


When:Sundays 9:00 am – noon in Mel Lehan Hall
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Room 101
Phone: 604-739-9373
(St. James Community Square)

Phoenix Gymnastics

When: On-going, please see website for program information.
Phone: 604-737-7693
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.


Rainbow Art School

Phone: 778-317-8000
Tues. 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Room 111
Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Room 111
Teaching young artists aged 4 and older for 10 years in appropriate age groupings and different types of art. Rainbow Art School provides preparation for students wishing to be accepted into Byng Mini and offers advanced classes for students looking at art as a career or to prepare a university/college portfolio.

St. James Daycare

When: Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Phone: 604-733-1821
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 Centres’ 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 seating where people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds can work together for a common interest.

St. James Japanese Preschool

When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
September 4, 2018 to June 21, 2019
Phone: 778-706-1800
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.

Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

When: On-going, at various West Side pools. Please visit website for program information.
Phone: 604-736-0477
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

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When: Please visit website for program information
Phone: 604-737-0714
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. Please see full schedule on our website below.
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

Mondays 7 pm – 9 pm, July 8, 2019 – June 24, 2020 Room 104                 Wednesdays 7 pm – 9 pm, July 3, 2019 – June 25, 2020 Room 104
Saturdays 1 pm – 3 pm, July 8, 2019 – June 27, 2020 Room 120
Phone: (604) 879-4418
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.


Young Life of Canada

When: Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., September 16 to December 2, 2019
Youth Club offering activities and leadership in a fun and supportive environment. Sharing the Christian faith in simple and understandable terms with no strings attached. Open to all.


Hearts and Hounds Dog & Puppy Training

When: Please see website for class schedule

Phone: 604-727-8595



                                                Hearts and Hounds offers empathic, reward-based training for you and your dog.  Puppy Classes provide a safe, fun environment for positive socialization and learning that help your puppy grow into a confident, friendly, well-adjusted companion.  Life Skills & Specialty Classes teach your pooch the fundamental skills to become a well-mannered and happy dog and enhance your bond.  Day Training is great if you’re short on time. We train your dog in and around your home while you’re at work then teach you how to cue and maintain the new behaviors yourself. Private Coaching is also available. We come to you on your schedule to help you with whatever you and your puppy or dog need.


Dancing into Ecstasy

5Rhythms® Waves & Embodiment Class with Bettina Rothe Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:45 PM

St. James Community Square:  3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

The fastest way to quiet the mind is to put your whole self into motion. The transformative movement practice of the 5Rhythms® invites you to follow your feet and to listen to the wisdom of your body. With no steps to learn, the practice itself is simple, and it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. All we need to do is show up, tune in and move what is alive in us. Every body is welcome. Come and experience high energy and bliss in motion! Cost: Drop-in: sliding scale $18- $25 Class passes: $95 for 5 classes (valid for 6 months) For all levels, suitable for ages 15 plus More info about the class: