Congratulations to AJ Alagao who is the recipient of the West Point Grey Community Association Scholarship. AJ has dedicated over 300 hours to the community centre as a volunteer helping with all the Special Events and Day Camps over the past three years. He has become an important part of the centre with children and families asking for him at events. Due to AJ’s commitment, positive demeanour and hardworking attitude, AJ is also employed at the centre as a Birthday Party Leader on the weekends and with the Preschool (Tiny Tikes) Day Camps. AJ graduated from Prince of Wales Secondary this past June and is looking forward to starting his post-secondary studies at UBC in the Fall and continuing to stay involved at the centre.

Pictured (l-r): Catherine Evans – Park Board Commissioner, David Dolphin – WPG Association President, AJ Alagao – Scholarship Recipient, Natalie Vermaas – WPG Recreation Programmer and Ai Nakano – WPG Association Vice-President.

This scholarship is given away each June to a youth in the community who has made a difference in their community and specifically in the West Point Grey Community Centre. Applications and more information can be found on our website each April and through our Spring and Summer brochure. For youth, who want to get involved in their community now, please contact Natalie Vermaas ( or Keith Nath ( or fill out a volunteer application form here.