Dear Britannia Community,
Welcome back! Starting on August 6, 2020 we're offering in-person outdoor programs. You can view our programs on the Vancouver Recreation site; to view Britannia's program, select 'Britannia Community Centre' in the location section of the search filters. More programs may be posted in early August. Online registration for our outdoor programs opens on August 4, 2020. Phone-in registration opens on August 5, 2020 at 10:00am.
Your safety is so important to us. Our in-person class sizes are small and we are taking every precaution to keep you safe.
We will continue to provide essential services to our neighbourhood too. We operate a COVID-19 Food Delivery program that processes over 800lbs of food every day and serves over 500 homes each week. Volunteers for our 55+ Team make weekly social calls offering seniors a chance to be heard and maintain a sense of community. For more information and to donate to support our essential services, click here.
The Britannia Team
Welcome to Britannia
Our mission is to develop, coordinate and support a wide range of excellent programs and services for Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona by working with community members, partners and local agencies.
We acknowledge that we are on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
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- AGM POSTPONEMENT
Dear Britannia Community,
COVID 19 has impacted all aspects of our life and community. Here are some changes that are happening at Britannia.
Annual General Meeting Postponed and Board Meeting by Phone
We hope that you, your family and friend are safe and healthy during this COVID 19 crisis. As a result a Provincial State of Emergency has been declared. The BC Medical Health Officer has banned any gathering and everyone is encouraged to stay home. The Britannia Board of Management has decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting which was to take place May 27 until the state of emergency is lifted and the Medical Officer determines that it is safe for us to gather in groups. The Board continues to meet through teleconference to make sure that Britannia continues to contribute to the people in our community. The next Board meetings will be May 13 and June 10. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 604.718.5800 (1).
Centre Closed but Continuing Support for Our Community
While our Community Center is closed for regular programming we are still working with our community to provide essential service to our vulnerable members. The Britannia Child Care is open for Essential service workers and at risk children. Together with Grandview Terrace Child Care, we are providing 25 licensed spaces for children aged 5 to 12. We are also reaching out to our seniors, vulnerable youth and residents through social media and regular contact by phone. We want to make sure that the seniors, vulnerable youth and residents in our community are emotionally and physically safe during this challenging time. In the past three weeks our staff and volunteers have reached over 2,000 people. Many will be receiving regular check in phone calls during these trying times.In partnership with the Grandview Woodland Food Connection we have established the 'Crisis Food Store' to deliver food hampers to our folks in East Vancouver who may not be able to shop for themselves or to afford groceries during this pandemic. Every day our volunteers process and distribute up to 800 pounds of food to people in our neighbourhood.
Thank-you to our Wonderful Volunteers and StaffWe would not be able to do this without our kind, compassionate and generous volunteers from the community and without our dedicated staff who are continuing to serve our community. If you would like more information about these programs, or if you would like to contribute or if you know someone who needs some support, please call us at 604. 718.5811.
ContactsDonations: Click here.
Board Meetings Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Lorraine at email@example.com
Crisis Food Store Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors Outreach Anne at email@example.com
Scott Clark, President
Britannia Board of Management