Victoria Hills Community Centre

Suburbs

Victoria Hills Community Centre is situated in a beautiful park setting, at the corner of Westmount Road and Chopin Drive. The centre features meeting rooms, gymnasiums, a servery and a kitchen, public-access computers and an outdoor skating rink in the winter.

 Programs

Victoria Hills Neighbourhood Association

The Victoria Hills Neighbourhood Association runs programs at our centre every spring, fall and winter. Check out Active Kitchener for the full program list.

Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association

The Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association offers a variety of programs and special events at various locations. Programs are offered spring, fall and winter.

City of Kitchener programs

Children between the ages of 4 and 12 enjoy our neighbourhood day camps at the centre each summer. We also offer summer youth drop-in programs.

Adult programs for 18+ enjoy programs such as Arts and Piano lessons.

Community Partners' programs

Our centre partners with local organizations to provide free programs and information to our community, including:

  • WMB Church - Free conversational 'Learn English, Make Friends' program: Tuesdays, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and Thursdays, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Preschool (ages 3-SK), and children's club (Gr 1-6) is available for children during the Thursday program time for parents attending adult class. Begins September 20.
  • AFRO - Free youth basketball (ages 10-14 years): Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Begins September 25.
  • WMB Church - Free board games night: every second Sunday of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Get Ready For School Program: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  A learning program for children ages 3 and 4 (born in 2015).  In partnership with Strong Start. Registration starts November 1.
  • Infant Series Programs: Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The infant series is for parents and babies up to 12 months old and includes: Infant Massage (parents learn how to massage their babies), Baby Connections (focus on building early literacy skills through songs, rhymes and books) and Baby and Me (come together to learn songs, rhymes and finger play). EarlyOn Drop In Play (Children and families join in play and exploration). Provided by Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre.  Programs start September 11.
  • Get Set Learn Program for Newcomers: Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (October 17 to December 7) For parents with young children (babies to preschoolers).  This fun, free program includes learning together with you child as well as parent-only time.  In partnership with Project Read Literacy Network.  To register phone 519-570-3054 or email Jennifer@projectread.ca.
  • Community Support Connections: Free Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (SMART) exercise program, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. No registration required.
  • ImagineIt: Check out the bookshelf in our lobby - then borrow the books!
 Events

Diwali

Come celebrate VHNA Diwali Festival on Saturday, November 3.  Rangoli and Aarti Thali decorations, Indian Cultural Program, Vegetarian dinner and dancing.  Tickets and more information will be available the beginning of September.

 

Santa and Erick Traplin

VHNA visit with Santa and Erick Traplin on December 8.  Doors open at 12:45 p.m. and event is from 1 to 3 p.m.  Free event and no registration required.

News

Lovemyhood.ca website

Have you heard that the City of Kitchener has launched a new lovemyhood.ca website? Check it out for ideas and information related to Kitchener neighbourhoods. Every story and photograph features people and places from right here in Kitchener.

One of the great new features on the website is the What's in my hood map? Enter your address to find nearby community centres, pools, sportsfields, parks, community gardens, arenas, winter rinks and more!

Amenities and services

New to the area? Our helpful, friendly staff would be happy to offer assistance to find your local amenities. Visit us at the front desk.

  • Public access computers - Free online access is available during regular hours.
  • WiFi - Free Wifi access is available during regular hours.
  • House of Friendship - Community Outreach Services; call 519-498-7560 or 519-498-7468 for details.
  • Settlement Worker - Tadelech Kassa, call 519-501-3981 for details.
  • ImagineIt - Check out the bookshelf in our lobby - then borrow the books!
  • Outdoor winter ice rink 
Important dates
  • Evergreen Nature Play in Gzowski Park Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and first Saturday of month.
  • Diwali Festival November 3, more details to follow.
  • Christmas Food Hamper and Gifts Bureau (House of Friendship) helping families living on a low income in Kitchener-Waterloo.  November 14 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or November 27 noon to 5:30 p.m.  For more information on how and where to apply visit www.christmashampers.ca.

Rentals

Victoria Hills Community Centre is available for rent for meetings and special events.

The centre is fully accessible and within walking distance of public transit. Visit Grand River Transit for route information and schedules.

For more information, please call 519-741-2717.

Centre hours

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Times vary August 20-September 21)

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

The centre may be available for rent outside of regular operating hours.

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