White Rock Centre

#101-1548 Johnston Rd., White Rock, BC V4B 3Z8

Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock opened its doors in 2012 and is the newest addition to the Avalon Recovery Society family. Since then, it has been a busy and active Centre, drawing women from near and far to attend meetings and find support and strength.

As well as hosting meetings, the Centre holds online events,  and provides free workshops and counselling to women in the community. There is a lending library, clothing closet, free childminding  and a steady stream of tea and coffee. You are invited to drop by the Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock and experience this warm welcome and inviting community for yourself.

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Avalon is a safe space. I have found a whole new world of healing within its sisterhood. It affirms what I have always felt. I believe it needs to be a women only space as I think it gives safety and an ability to fully express our thoughts and feelings in a way mixed meetings can’t offer.
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Meet the White Rock Centre Staff

Victoria Riley, Centre Manager

Victoria joined the Avalon community in 2019, after moving back to Canada from Australia. During her time abroad, she worked, studied and practiced yoga on the beach. Victoria has an educational background in Psychology and studied at RMIT University in Melbourne. She finds the human brain fascinating and  gravitates toward those with a thirst for knowledge. Victoria is also a certified Yoga Teacher and spent time over the years building her own practice of mindful movement and breath work.

Throughout Victoria’s recovery journey she has helped many women by lending an ear, a shoulder, and offering support wherever she can. She understands the journey to a better life through sobriety is not one that should be done alone. She thrives in a community of like-minded women who are also on a path to wellness and is passionate about helping those find their way.

With many years experience in managerial and clerical roles, Victoria brings a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to her role as White Rock Centre Manager and is always open to growth and expansion for the greater good of all the amazing women in our community and looks forward to meeting you!

To contact Victoria directly, you can email victoria@avaloncentres.org or call 604.542.7772.

 

Polly Paton, Centre Coordinator

Polly has lived and worked in White Rock for 25 years, working in the retirement business for many of those years. She has volunteered for numerous causes and her experience and compassion led her to volunteering and working at Avalon.

Megala Zorra, Centre Coordinator

Megala had been actively involved with Avalon since 2019 and has been a dedicated volunteer at the White Rock Centre. She has a counseling background and is passionate about working with young women and youth.

Guylaine Matchett, Centre Coordinator

Guylaine began attending Avalon in mid-2020 and began volunteering soon after arrival. She has been in the White Rock recovery community since 2012, holding positions in her home groups and in District 37. She is passionate about recovery and particularly women in recovery. She has a degree in Physics and a 20+ year career with a fortune 50 technology company. She is an avid music fan and a volunteer with Coastal Jazz.

Questions?

If you have any questions for the staff,  please email avalonwhiterock@avaloncentres.org or call 604.542.7772.

Join our Facebook Group

Join other like minded women who discuss their  recovery journey. This is a supportive environment that is managed by the Centre Managers for women to connect.

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Connect With Us

Email or call our friendly staff to get more information about our in-person and online programs for women at any stage in their recovery journey.

Address

#101-1548 Johnston Rd.
White Rock, BC V4B 3Z8

Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock hours:
Monday to Friday:  10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact avalonwhiterock@avaloncentres.org to book a drop-in appointment.

Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock, located at #101-1548 Johnston Road in White Rock, is near Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. It is serviced by the number 345 and 321 bus routes, and there is paid parking available off Johnston Road.

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