Adult Programs

Adult Programs - Bridge, Drawing

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Adult General Interest Programs

Whisky Tasting
Premium Whisky Tasting - a homage to Purim  
You are invited to join us for an evening to sample five stunning whiskies rarely available in BC with five different food pairings. Light fare (BCK)
Hosted by Barry Dunner
Barry enjoys exploring all facets of whisky, especially its relationship with food and ambiance.
Mo Mar 16  7:30pm
Dayson Board Room at the JCC

Member Value Price: $60 + gst  
Regular Price: $70 + gst
Available at the JCC Reception 604.257.5111

Goddesses and victims: the impossible mission of being a woman in India
In a series of three lectures we will look at a colorful and vivid variety of Indian art images, ads, billboards, internet sites,TV commercials and secret folk-tales in order to understand what it means to be a Hindu woman today and to discuss cultural and gender differences and similarities.
Lecture 1: Modern indian art on the Hindu women condition
Lecture 2: Hindu Women in advertisements and popular media
Lecture 3: The secret powers of women as  told in women-only folk-tales

INSTRUCTOR Maya Tevet Dayan has a PhD in Hindu studies from Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities. She is a visiting scholar at the department of Asian Studies, UBC. Her essays on Indian art and Sanskrit poetry were published in books and magazines in the USA, Israel and India, and she is the author of the Hebrew novel "A Thousand Years to Wait" (Zemora-Bitan)

Tu    7:00-8:30pm    9912
     Apr 28, May 5, 19   

Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst
Drop-in per lecture:
Member Value Price: $23; Regular Price: $28


REGISTER NOWIntuitive painting
In this program you will connect with music, rhythm and colors to hold a non-verbal dialogue, and create art from a primal, inner place. During the process you will reunite with your creative side and enhance your artistic nature, while enjoying the beauty of intuitive painting.
Instructor: Zohar Hagbi
A creative artist and art teacher, B.Ed graduate of Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit- Berl. Zohar has over 7 Years' experience in facilitating intuitive art workshops, in Israel and elsewhere.

Max 12 participants

Th     6:30-9:00pm       9911
    Apr 16–Jun 18  (10 classes)
Member Value price: $275 + gst
Regular price: $300 + gst
Materials: $50 + gst

Bridge Lessons


Learn the basics and build on a good foundation.  Each class will consist of 1/2 hour of theory and one hour of play.

Instructor: Rhona Thorton
Tu      10:30am–12:00pm    6033
          Apr 14-May 12
1.    Playing the cards
2.    Major suit opening
3.    Minor suit opening
4.    No trump opening
5.    Overcalling
Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst

Intermediate Series
Instructor: Rhona Thorton
Tu      10:30am–12:00pm    6044
          May 19-Jun 23
1.    Review
2.    Weak two’s
3.    Stayman convention
4.    Take out double 1
5.    Take out double 2
6.    Club opening   
Member Value Price: $60 + gst
Regular Price: $75 + gst

Cost per series: M$90/R$120      6045

Bridge Fundamentals
For those who know how to play but want to review the fundamentals and sharpen their skills. 30 minutes of theory and one hour of play in each session.
1.    Negative Doubles
2.    No trump Structure
3.    Power of Length
4.    Finesses Part 2
5.    Third Hand High
6.    Second Hand Low
Instructor: Barry Yamanouchi
We     10:30am-12:00pm    6035
    Apr 22–Jun 3
    no class May 13     
Member Value Price: $60 + gst  
Regular Price: $75 + gst

Supervised Play
Players will be given hands to play and be able to ask the bridge supervisor questions. Bring your partner, bring a friend or just come by yourself.
Supervisor: Rhona Thorton
Fr     11:00am-1:00pm
starting April 17       
Drop-in fee: $5

Circle of friends - women 55+
An exciting group of young-at-heart and active widowed, divorced and single women. Within this interactive program you will find a warm place to develop new and meaningful female friendships.  Lead by life coach Rebecca Porte, these bi-weekly sessions will be a road to new relationships and experiences.
Instructor:  Rebecca Porte
Tu      1:00-2:30pm 
    Apr 21, May 5, May 19, Jun 9,  Jun 23 (party - $5 cost)
Free, but reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Leah Deslauriers 604.638.7283 or 


Instructor: Anna Baignoche
Anna Baignoche truly believes everyone can and should sing! From Cuban salsa to Brazilian samba, West African highlife to Canadian and Israeli folk, African American gospel to Japanese children’s rounds, the JCC World Music Choir will travel the world through song.
Tu     7:30-9:00 pm
7986    Apr 14 - Jun 16             10 classes
M: $160 + gst    R: $190 + gst