Are you new to Canada? Join our free YMCA Connections ESL group for new immigrants!!

This group is for new immigrants to Canada living in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. You must be a Permanent Resident to take part. Our programs are funded by Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC).

Find out more at http://www.vanymca.org/cs/connections.html.

ESL Conversation Clubs

Practice English and make new friends at our free drop in Conversation Clubs. There is a different topic each week about life and work in Canada. No registration required. You must bring your Permanent Resident card when you first attend. You can attend:

Vancouver Conversation Club at Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Steet. Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am and Thursday 5:30-7:00pm.

Burnaby Conversation Club at Brentwood Community Resouce Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue. Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm.

Social and Educational Events

We organize free, fun activities and events in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. Register in our Meetup group for each event. Events include:

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking with a professional guide
  • Photography workshops
  • Music concerts
  • Potluck dinners
  • Cultural celebrations (Christmas Dinner, Lunar New Year and more!)

Courses

You can also register for our free courses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. These include:

Canadian Fitness Connection: a 12 week course, with weekly 3 hour classes that include fitness activities and short workshops on life in Canada.

Citizenship Participation and Preparation: a 10 week course, with weekly 3 hour classes to prepare for the Citizenship Test and learn about ways to become an active citizen.

If you are a citizen or Canadian-born person who would like to help newcomers integrate into Canadian life, contact the Group Organizer about volunteer opportunities.

 

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  • Monday, March 2, 2015 10:30 AM

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  • Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:30 PM

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  • Monday, April 6, 2015 10:30 AM

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  • Monday, May 4, 2015 10:30 AM

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Fiona, Adrienne Bale, Linda Rubuliak, Rita Douglas, Tara
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