ALEX HOUSE: Annual festival coming up soon

Community invited to 40th annual Alexandra Festival set for May 31

Parenting youth ages seven to 18 can be challenging.

Our Positively Parenting workshop series can help with some of the most common issues.

The next in the series is coming up Wednesday, May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Vine Ave Youth & Family Centre (15455 Vine Ave.) in White Rock.

‘We Have a Problem…’ focuses on building collaborative problem-solving skills.

To pre-register – and for more info – call 604-538-5060 ext 24 or email

This series will start again in September.

• Join us the second Wednesday of the month (September through June) in the dining hall for our monthly community lunch, noon to 2 p.m.

Coming up May 14, an Italian theme with entertainment by Peter Pollace on banjo, accordion and guitar.

Email or register online at by May 9.

Cost: $8/members, $10/non-members.

Memberships are $15/year and are available at the door.

• Looking for an opportunity to get out and enjoy all that the Lower Mainland has to offer while meeting new friends?

Then join us the last Tuesday of each month for out-trips hosted by our friendly volunteer, Dianne, and drivers Al and Kent.

We’ll visit the Canadian Museum of Flight on April 29, Van Dusen Garden on May 27 and local wineries on June 24.

Trips leave at 1 p.m. and return around 5. Cost is $5 plus admission fee.

To register, please call 604-535-0015 or email

• On Saturday, May 31, bring your family and friends to Alex House for the 40th annual Alexandra Festival.

It’s a great day of non-stop entertainment on an outdoor stage, family fun and an opportunity to do your Christmas shopping really, really early.

Artists and crafters will be selling a variety of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted and imported items. And when your shopping’s done, rest your feet by the stage and enjoy the performances or just sit on the grass and watch the world go by. There’s something for everyone.

Call 604-535-0015 for more information or visit

•Alexandra Festival is an important community event … and we can’t do it without help.

Volunteer opportunities include helping vendors, groups and entertainers load and unload; directing traffic and parking; helping out with food; providing information; groundskeeping and helping with children’s activities.

Volunteering is a great way to meet neighbours, have fun, and serve your community.

If you’re interested, call Neil at 604-535-0015 ext 236 or email

Donni Klassen is a contributor for Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to


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