In This Issue: Thank you volunteers, No summer meeting, Marijuana consumption rules and regulations, Conversations with Councilman Espinoza, National Get Outdoors day, Free Yoga this month
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The West Colfax
Association of Neighbors(WeCAN) 
is the Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) for the neighbors who live, work, or own property in the West Colfax neighborhood.
WeCAN meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm, in the main hall of the Confluence Ministries building, 1400 Quitman Street.
Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

A huge THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came out for the Neighborhood Clean-up Day on May 20 and the Colfax Marathon Water Station on May 21! It was a great weekend of community building in West Colfax. Look for our next Clean-Up Day this fall, and there are more WeCAN volunteer opportunities this summer. 

WeCAN Volunteers at the annual spring clean-up day.

Volunteers at the WeCAN Colfax Marathon Water Station.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened in West Colfax on May 15, 2017, and we are excited to have them in the neighborhood! WeCAN was there to cover the event. Read all about it

Ribbon Cutting at the Alamo Drafthouse

Kind Regards,

Nadia Hafeez Patrick & Leah Rounds

WeCAN Co-Presidents

No General Meetings in June & July

WeCAN is on summer break! There will be no General Meetings in June and July. There will be one WeCAN board meeting in July. Stay connected with everything happening in West Colfax all summer long by checking out our Events Calendar page and following our  FacebookTwitter pages @WeCANDenver.

Proposed Social Marijuana Consumption Rules and Regulations, Public Hearing June 13
In November 2016 Denver voters approved Initiative 300, granting businesses the ability to apply for a permit to allow for adult marijuana consumption in designated areas.
A draft of the proposed Social Consumption Rules and Regulations is now available on the Social Consumption Licensing website

There will be a public hearing on these rules and regulations at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th in Room 4.G.2 of the Webb Building (201 W. Colfax Ave.).  
Individuals can attend the public hearing to share feedback regarding these rules and regulations, and written comments can also be sent at any time prior to June 13th.
Fill out the form on the website or it can be emailed to

WeCAN will be hosting a Panel Discussion on Ordinance 300 and Public Consumption  at our August 8 General Meeting. Stay tuned for more information and plan to attend if this is an issue important to you.


Conversations in the Community with City Councilman Rafael Espinoza, District 1

City Council District 1 Representative, Rafael Espinoza, hosts several Conversations in the Community every month. This is an opportunity to chat and ask questions of one of the West Colfax Representatives. Here is the schedule for June:

• Friday, June 9th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St.

• Friday, June 16th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Zook's Coffee and Ice Cream, 3156 W 38th Ave.

• Thursday, June 22nd, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Aztlan Recreation Center, 4435 Navajo St.

• Friday, June 30th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Novo Coffee, 3617 W 32nd Ave.

The West Colfax neighborhood is represented by Councilman Espinoza in District 1 and Councilman Lopez in District 3. Please reference the map to see who your Denver City Council Representative is.

June 10th is National Get Outdoors Day @ Sloan's Lake

The 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day on June 10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. This event is FREE for kids and their families, and will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the north shore of Sloan’s Lake.  

There will be fishing classes for youth, paddling activities, live music, rock climbing, bike riding, and much more. Rocky Mountain PBS’ Nature Cat will be there to help us celebrate and have fun outdoors! Youth will also have the opportunity to earn their Junior Ranger Badge from the National Park Service and United States Forest Service.

Each year, the event draws roughly 5,000 families excited to learn more about the outdoors and healthy living. The goal is to foster and facilitate an educational experience and to encourage participants of all skill levels to interact with the outdoors.

More information at

FREE Yoga Classes this Month @Seedstock Brewery 

Join West Colfax neighbor, Molly Jo, for some more FREE yoga in June @Seedstock Brewery. June 3 & 17, 10:00am, 1-hour all-level class, and a $3.50 pint from Seedstock after class!

JUNE 2017
WeCAN is on Summer Break! 
NO General Meetings June & July 

Join us August 8, 2017 for our next WeCAN General Meeting
West Colfax
Events Calendar

June 2017


3      Denver Brain Tumor Walk, Sloan's Lake Park, 7:00am-12:00pm

3      Fermented Flow: Free Yoga, Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax Ave.), 10:00-11:00am

5       WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave), 6:30pm

*The WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday.

7      Metallica: WorldWired Tour, Sports Authority Field, 6:00-10:00pm

9      Conversations in the Community with Councilman Rafael Espinoza, Local 46 (4587 Tennyson St.) 4:00-6:00pm

10    American Heart Association 5k, Sloan's Lake Park, 7:00am-1:00pm

10    National Get Outdoors Day, Sloan's Lake Park, 10:00am-3:00pm

13    Public Hearing on Marijuana Social Consumption Rules & Regulations, 201 W. Colfax Ave., 5:30pm

16    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Rafael Espinoza, Zook's Coffee and Ice Cream (3156 W. 38th Ave.), 9:00-11:00am

17    Fermented Flow: Free Yoga, Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax Ave.), 10:00-11:00am

17   Denver Outlaws Game, Sports Authority Field, 7:30-10:30pm

19     Denver Police Department District 1 Commanders Advisory Group, 1311 W. 46th Ave., 6:00pm

19-23 Extra Trash Pick-up north of Colfax Ave.

22    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Rafael Espinoza,Aztlan Rec Center (4435 Navajo St.), 4:00-6:00pm

24   Denver Outlaws Game, Sports Authority Field, 3:00-6:00pm

26-30 Extra Trash Pick-up south of Colfax Ave.

30    Conversations in the Community with Councilman Rafael Espinoza, Novo Coffee (3617 W. 32nd Ave.), 9:00-11:00am

Find a complete calendar of West Colfax events at our Events Calendar.

Know of an event happening in West Colfax or the surrounding neighborhoods? Please share your events with us at or call 303-578-6263 and we’ll add them to the WeCAN calendar.
The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) acts as community stewards to connect neighbors with information, resources, and one another in the West Colfax neighborhood. WeCAN brings awareness and a voice to issues facing our historic but fast-changing community, develops and leads award-winning sustainability and community-building projects, and works to enhance our neighborhood while preserving the unique character and diversity of West Colfax.
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