Tag Archives: Trout Lake Community Centre

Skate With Olympian Ice Skater Patrick Chan

9 Sep

If you, or anyone you know, has ever dreamed of skating with an Olympian skater, mark your calendar, your opportunity to do just that is here.   You are invited to come skate with Canada’s most decorated Olympian skater Patrick Chan. He will be be lacing up for two public skates on Saturday, September 17th at Hillcrest Rink or Saturday, October 8th at Trout Lake Rink. The events will also include a small circuit area with instructor for training as well as an off ice meet and greet.   The fee for this event is the regular fee for a public skate. For more information, visit Vancouver.ca

Outdoor Zumba Classes At Trout Lake Mondays Until August 15

12 Jul

Looking for some outdoor options for exercise this summer? If so, Trout Lake Community Centre is offering outdoor Zumba classes until August 15th. Classes happen every Monday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm.  Latin rhythms including Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia along with some easy to follow moves will get you moving.   Classes are designed for all fitness levels.  Drop in $14.70, to register for the full series, visit City of Vancouver / Vancouver Parks & Recreation.

Photo: Trout Lake Community Centre

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Evening Concert Series

8 Jul

The Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting Wednesday, July 13th and happens weekly until August 24th. The concerts are free and are held on the East side of the Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive. In the event of rain, concerts are moved indoors.

We’ve had the opportunity to take in some of the concerts and have to say it’s a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Bring a blanket, your friends, family, kids or the dog or all of the above and a picnic and you are set.  If you aren’t able to organize a picnic, some food trucks will be on hand. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm and continue till 8:30 pm.

For those that love the lantern processions around Trout Lake, take note. On the very last concert of the summer, August 24th, there will be a lantern procession along with performers and musicians around Trout Lake between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

 July 13
JESSE WALDMAN

July 20
THE SWINGIN’ DOORS

July 27
KAYA KURZ

August 3
VOSTOK

August 10
SOUTH VAN BIG BAND

AUGUST 17
MARIACHI TABASKO


AUGUST 24

VOC SWEET SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR

6-8 pm

AUGUST 24
Lantern Procession
THE CARNIVAL BAND
8-9 pm

Note: Performances are subject to last minute changes.

Artisan Pottery & Bake Sale at Trout Lake Community Centre May 7th

4 May

It will be a busy weekend at John Hendry Park and Trout Lake Community Centre this weekend. The Trout Lake Farmers Market hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market is officially back for the season on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This Saturday, May 7th, the Trout Lake Pottery Club is also hosting an Artisan Pottery & Bake Sale from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lots of opportunity to support your local community and pick up something special for mom.

From Grandma With Love – Children’s Book Launch December 18 At Trout Lake Community Centre

10 Dec

Lately we’ve been coming across some amazing young people in our community like Bella Neville Cruz. Bella is 5 years old and has written a children’s book titled From Grandma With Love.  The premise is a 5 year old child seeking the love and approval of her Grandmother even when she misbehaves.  It is also about the reassurance and unconditional love from Grandma to the child.  How many people dream of writing a book? Then along comes Bella at 5 years of age, life goal of many already checked off the bucket list. Talk about inspiring.

On Saturday, December 18th, Bella and her family invite you to their book launch happening in the Grandview Room at Trout Lake Community Centre from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  The book will be available for sale in English and Spanish in softcover for $12 and in hardcover in English for $22. We invite you to stop by and support and meet this budding author.  You can also follow them on Instagram @bellaandmombooks. If you can’t make the in person launch, books are also available on Amazon.

Outdoor Zumba Classes At Trout Lake This August

4 Aug

Looking to work off some Covid pounds? Maybe you consumed a little too much sourdough during the pandemic? OK maybe that’s just us. If you are looking to workout, but maybe not quite ready for indoor group classes, Trout Lake Community Centre has an option. They are offering outdoor Zumba classes this August on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. You can expect a great workout with some Latin rhythms to get you moving that combines Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia. Classes are designed for all fitness levels. Note, no drop-ins for these classes. Registration is required. Visit Recreation.Vancouver.ca for more details and to register.

Photo Credit: Dusan Jovic

Lantern Procession Returns To Trout Lake August 25th

25 Jul

Yes, it’s back! Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting a lantern procession on Wednesday, August 25th from 8:00 pm till dusk.  The Carnival Band will lead the procession around Trout Lake and we are certain you can expect to see some circus performers join in on the fun for the evening.   This is a free all ages event. All you need to participate is to bring a lantern(s) for a meandering walk around the lake.  We expect the community centre will be leading some lantern making workshops, as they’ve done in the past, prior to the event. Contact them directly for further information.    

Lantern Procession Around Trout Lake August 28, 2019

26 Aug

LostSoulsSouthHilltin-can lanterns hangingWe know many people search our site looking for the Illuminares Lantern Festival and Procession from days gone past.  We hear from many people that are disappointed that this large scale event no longer takes place. The Illuminares Lantern Festival took on a life of its own over its 25 year run. It drew large crowds upwards of 20,000 people to John Hendry Park.   Although this event is no longer, you may be pleased to know that Trout Lake Community Centre will host a lantern procession this Wednesday around Trout Lake at dusk. The procession coincides with the last evening of their Outdoor Summer Concert Series. This year that happens on Wednesday, August 28th.  This lantern procession will be a much smaller scale than that of the Illuminares Lantern Festival, but YOU have the opportunity make it what it is. If you want to make lanterns the day of the event, you are welcome to stop by the arts and craft station between 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm.   You can, of course, make your own at home and bring it to the event.  If you get hungry, Arturo’s Mexican 2 Go food truck will be on hand for the evening.  Or stop by and enjoy the last outdoor summer concert with Checo Tohomaso. The lantern procession follows the conclusion of the concert.

Workshop: Preserve The Summer August 7th At Trout Lake Community Centre

9 Jul

Jam-StarAniseHave some beautiful summer produce on hand, maybe some fresh herbs?  Always wanted to learn how to can your summer bounty? Valentine of Tartine & Maple  will be back at Trout Lake Community Centre August 7th  to lead a workshop on the basics of canning.  Valentine will teach you some simple recipes including Blueberry & Lemon Jam, Zucchini Pickles and a Basil Walnut Pesto.  Not only is homemade/handmade the best, once you’ve learned the basics, you can put your own personal twist on each jar you make.  Just think local blackberries are just around the corner.  The 2 hour workshop kicks off at 6:00 pm. Cost is $57.14. At the end of the evening, everyone goes home with a small jar of the recipes made during the workshop. To register, visit Vancouver.ca.

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series Returns July 3rd

17 Jun

TheSodaCrackersThe Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  If you have not checked out this great free summer event, you are missing out on the perfect summer evening.  This annual event is hosted by the Trout Lake Community Center at 3360 Victoria Drive.  Concerts happen every Wednesday evening throughout the summer rain or shine. If it rains, concerts go indoors to the Grandview Room. We’ve had the opportunity to take in some of the concerts on a nice summer evening and we have to say, it is a pretty perfect way to spend an evening. Bring a blanket, your friends, family, kids or the dog or all of the above and a picnic and you are set.  If you aren’t able to organize a picnic, you can grab some food at the Carousel Café.  We have set out the musical line up for this summer below.  Each evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.  By the way, dancing is encouraged.

For those that love the lantern processions around Trout Lake, take note. On thLostSoulsSouthHilltin-can lanterns hanginge very last concert of the summer, August 28th, there will be an opportunity to make lanterns from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm  after which there will be a lantern procession along with performers and musicians around Trout Lake at dusk (8:30 pm).  Keep an eye out for the Lantern Tent to make yours that evening, or bring your own creation from home.

 July 3
SANCTUARY ALL STARS
A 17 piece big swing jazz band led by Bob Liley.

  July 10
EAST VAN CHOIR

  July 17
YOUTH EAST VAN MARIMBA ALL STARS

  July 24
BLACKTHORN CELTIC BAND

  July 31
CHAR HUNTER AND GEORGE FAULKNER

AUGUST 7
KATHARA SOCIETY

AUGUST 14
NORINE BRAUN WITH BAND

AUGUST 21
SODA CRACKERS
Vintage country, jazz and roots music.

AUGUST 28
CHECO TOHOMASO & Gospel Choir
Motown music.

Note: Performances are subject to last minute changes.

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