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John Volken Academy Student in Seattle Volunteers at St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Our fabulous students at the John Volken Academy helped out at the St. Jude Walk /Run to End Childhood Cancer in Seattle this September 20th.  What a great event to help out the community, our group really appreciated the opportunity to make a difference.  Here’s a quote from the students:

We are so grateful for the […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Inspiring Story of Kelsey’s Journey at the John Volken Academy

Each year at Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver many participants walk, or run the 10K or Half Marathon.  On race day many stand at the start line in Vancouver ready to  display to the world how well they’ve prepared for this fabulous race, an end similar to what Kelsey, a student and fellow runner at John Volken […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Categories: TEAM VOLKEN, Rock n Roll Vancouver 2015|5 Comments

JVA Students at Kick Boxing Sessions with Find Your Brave Fitness and Martial Arts.

Once a week, some John Volken Academy students attend Kick Boxing sessions with Sensei Meg Peters of Find Your Brave Fitness and Martail Arts, at Golden Glory Fitness and Martial Arts Academy in White Rock, BC. Students learn combat skills, self defense and build confidence. Keeping busy and learning something new every week is essential […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grand Opening of John Volken Academy In Surrey

_DSC4770Today we are proud to announce the grand opening of the new John Volken Academy in Surrey.  Located at the corner of 68th Avenue, and King George Hwy, a new state of the art $60 million addiction recovery facility capable of housing 150 students.

With Chris […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – John Volken Academy Seattle

It was Easter afternoon and we all decided to load up in the van and take a trip to the graveyard. It wasn’t just any graveyard though; it was where the tomb of Jimmy Hendrix was located, one of the world’s biggest rock stars! Excitement filled the air on the trip over but as we […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Symphony Recital – Great Cultural Experience by The John Volken Academy Students

Exposure to different arts and cultural experiences can be of great fun for us students at the John Volken Academy.  We recently had an amazing experience at The Symphony!

The symphony/piano recital was fantastic, we all had the great opportunity of dressing up with extreme fashion, we all enjoyed it a lot and we had a […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Jordan, Our Team Volken Trainer for Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver

rock-n-roll-logo-2015We are proud to introduce Jordan, our Team Volken trainer for the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and 10K.  Jordan will be holding a run training weekly with some of our students and any locally registered TEAM VOLKEN runners, leading up to the race event. […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Fixed Address: Addiction Isn’t a Downtown Problem

It’s no surprise that recovery and addiction come with social stigmas attached.

It’s easy to watch news stories about the Downtown Eastside and think those in addiction are a breed apart from the rest of us, but the reality is, addiction and recovery are all around us.

Addiction isn’t just on the peripheries of our society. It’s […]

By |May 5th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vancouver Sun reports on Surrey’s unregulated recovery homes

We’re proud of the mention we received in this Vancouver Sun story on addiction recover homes in Surrey. Clearly some form of regulation has been needed for quite some time. Click here for full article

By |January 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is “Total Fitness”? A Trainer’s Thoughts

We’d like to thank personal trainer Cari Plotnikoff for her guest post, which follows.

Cari writes…
My connection to Welcome Home is simple: I believe in making a difference and helping others. I believe in taking care of yourself and being healthy and strong as possible to endure life’s adventures. I have a passion for fitness and […]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments