Evelyne Saller Centre recreation services

COVID-19 update: Evelyne Saller Centre

March 2021: Programming remains limited and will gradually be restored in-line with public health guidelines.

Face masks are available, and are required to be worn.

We are currently offering:

Meal service:

  • Daily: 10am to 5:50pm

There is an option to dine-in, providing we have not reached maximum occupancy capacity. Otherwise, all meals will be take-out.

Hand-washing and sanitizing options are provided before and after receiving meals.

Shower service daily:

  • Weekdays: 9:15am to 7pm (by appointment)
  • Weekends: 10:30am to 6pm (by appointment)

Sign up is required.

Washrooms are available from 9am to 11pm.

Laundry service Monday to Friday:

  • Drop-off:
    • 9am to 2pm (unless maximum in take loads is reached)
  • Pick-up:
    • Week days: 9:30am to 7:45pm
    • Weekends: 10:30 am to 6:45pm
  • Limit: 50 loads per day

Drop in space:

  • Weekdays: 9am to 10:45pm
  • Weekends: 10am to 9:45pm

Maximum occupancy limits are in affect, per area, and for the building as a whole.

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The Evelyne Saller Centre recreation department offers social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs for people living in the Downtown Eastside.

Monthly recreation schedule (155 KB)


Recreation membership cards cost $1 and let you borrow cards, games, and local newspapers to use in the Centre. Your membership card can also be used as ID for a shower in Health Services.


The pool table and coffee shop hours depend on volunteer availability.

Pool table hours

Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Coffee shop hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 8:30pm

Arts and music programming

  • Gathering Native arts and crafts
  • Music jams
  • Music lessons
  • Movies nights
  • Christmas crafts
  • Karaoke nights
  • Quiet reading room


  • Bingo and seniors’ bingo nights
  • Darts
  • Card tournaments
  • Wii
  • Board games night
  • Pool tournaments

Free weekly van trips

Evelyne Saller Centre van

Every week we take a van trip around the Lower Mainland to visit recreational, sports, and cultural facilities. Spots are limited, so sign up for a van trip and find out the weekly destination at the recreation office.

Movies and TV

Entertainment is front and centre in our front reception room. Watch movies, sports, and special programming.

Highlights include:

  • Sunday and Tuesday night movies at 7:00pm
  • Saturday Sports Day with games on TV from 10:00am to 9:00pm

Special events

Evelyne Saller Centre also holds monthly, seasonal, and yearly events, such as:

  • Camping trips
  • Museum out trips
  • Health fairs
  • Bike out trips
  • Special sporting events
  • Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s parties

For information or to get involved, check our Upcoming Events board at the Centre for more information.

Coffee shop

The shop serves coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lemonade at low prices and is run by volunteers. Fresh popcorn is available in the evenings from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.

Item Price
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate $0.75
Lemonade $0.50
Crossword puzzles Free
Popcorn – large $1.00
Popcorn – small $0.50


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