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

By |April 9th, 2015|

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 […]

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

By |March 17th, 2015|

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. […]

Bikram Yoga donated a free session to the JVA

By |February 24th, 2015|

This past Sunday me and some fellow students from the John Volken Academy went out to Bikram yoga studio in Langley. I was pretty excited due to the fact I have participated in a few basic sessions of yoga prior to this, that being said Bikram’s yoga pushed me beyond my physical limitations. Once I […]

Students learn a skilled trade at PricePro Meat Department.

By |February 9th, 2015|

The PricePro meat department is such an amazing place for students to learn and grow as people. From butchering lambs and pigs to meeting all the demands from customers; there is never a dull moment. One of the biggest benefits of the meat department is the opportunity of completing an apprenticeship while you are enrolled […]

Volunteer work at Groundhog Day in Newton!

By |January 27th, 2015|

On Sunday February 1st select students from the JVA will be volunteering their time at Groundhog Day! Service work is exceptionally important to every student at the John Volken Academy, and this specific event creates the opportunity for us to be helpful neighbors, while having some fun at the theater.

“Join the Newton BIA for the […]

Testimonials from students at the John Volken Academy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

In recovery it’s important to recognize the past to appreciate the present moment, to always remember where you came from. This makes it so you can do everything possible to make sure active addiction doesn’t strike again. The following, is a write-up by Brian and Kelsey on how the John Volken Academy has helped them […]

PricePro Dairy Department Gives John Volken Academy Students Work Experience

By |January 12th, 2015|

At the John Volken Academy part of our program entails responsibilities at PricePro. PricePro has many different departments where you can learn a vast spectrum of skills unique to each one. Having the opportunity to work in recovery is exceptionally beneficial, and helps to keep busy and provide purpose to our daily routine here. We […]

Christmas at the JVA!

By |December 30th, 2014|

Christmas at the John Volken Academy was a blessing to be a part of. Being in treatment and away from family is hard for even the strongest students, so we do our best to make it a great experience. Everyone got together for a big community dinner, and then the students got a special visit […]

Sunday @ Richmond Olympic Oval

By |December 23rd, 2014|

Once a year the John Volken Academy gets the amazing opportunity to go the Richmond Olympic Oval.  We are so fortunate to have supporters who make events like this possible. It has became a tradition that every student in the program looks forward too. We at the academy are already looking forward to next year, […]

Volunteering in the community!

By |December 8th, 2014|

A big aspect of staying clean once you’re in recovery is selfless service, what that means is serving the public humbly, without expecting anything in return. As often as possible at the John Volken Academy we try to do something for the community and volunteer. As people we all have selfish tendencies, and at the […]