In This Issue: WeCAN Receives 'Keep Denver Beautiful' Award; WeCAN on Summer Break; Clean-up Day Thank You; WeCAN Running Club; Over the Clover Design Demonstration; Family Farm Fiesta; National Get Outdoors Day; Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Birthday Celebration; Paco Sanchez Park Ribbon Cutting; Conversations with Rafael Espinoza; DPD Self-Defense Class; West Colfax in the News
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The West Colfax
Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) 
is the Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO) for the neighbors who live or own property in the West Colfax neighborhood.
WeCAN meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm, in the main hall of the Confluence Ministries building, 1400 Quitman Street.
Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community
WeCAN Receives the 'Keep Denver Beautiful' Community Service Award 
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) was honored to receive the Keep Denver Beautiful Community Service Award in May of 2018. Thank you to all of our Board of Directors, Committee Members, and many Volunteers; WeCAN wouldn't run without you!


Kind Regards,

Leah Rounds & Dave Justice

WeCAN Co-Presidents

WeCAN on Summer Break June & July
Follow Us All Summer Long
Did you know WeCAN is run on 100% volunteer power? That being said, we're ready for a summer break! WeCAN will not be holding General Meetings in June or July. We'll return August 14.

In the mean time, you can keep up with everything going on in West Colfax all summer long on our events calendar and on Facebook @WeCANDenver.

West Colfax Clean-up Day Success;
Thank You Volunteers!

A huge THANK YOU to all our neighbors that came out of our annual spring West Colfax Clean-up Day! It may have been a bit wet, but we got alleys cleaned, Nettie Moore Park cleaned up, helped with two exterior home projects, and cleaned up the Cheltenham Elementary garden! Way to go neighbors!

WeCAN Running Club, Mondays, 6:30pm
@Seedstock Brewery

Over the Clover Design Demonstration - June 3rd

Family Farm Fiesta - June 9th at
Mountair Park Community Farm

National Get Outdoors Day - June 9th at Sloan's Lake Park

The annual National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. Get Outdoors Colorado is Saturday, June 9, 10:00am-3:00pm on the north shore of Sloan's Lake Park. This is a fun and FREE interactive event for everyone in the family; fish, bike, jump, garden, climb, paint, build, paddle, learn, dance, jump, eat, explore, and play! 

Celebrate Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales's Birthday at the Library, June 16th

Our West Colfax Library is named after Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (1928 - 2005), a Denver Native and nationally recognized leader in the civil rights movement who advocated for the education, economic and political equality of the Latino community in Denver. 

Join the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales library for a guided tour of the library, an exhibit, and a special guest's presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. Kid friendly.

Facebook Event link:

Re-Imagine Play at Paco Sanchez Park Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking, June 18

You’re invited! Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock for the Grand Opening Ceremony of Phase I and the Groundbreaking Celebration of Phase II of Re-Imagine Play at Paco Sanchez Park!
WHEN: Monday, June 18 at 10:00AM
WHERE: Paco Sanchez Park, 1290 N. Knox Court
Re-Imagine Play is an innovative concept that goes beyond the traditional playground. It is intended to be a multi-generational activity and play area that gives park uses of all ages the opportunity to remain active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Parking is available along W. Howard Place and W. Avondale Dr. No RSVP needed – stop by for the fun!

Conversations in the Community with
Councilman Rafael Espinoza

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 1st: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 2139 W 44th Ave.

Friday, June 15th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Zook’s Coffee and Ice Cream, 3156 W 38th Ave.

Wednesday, June 20th: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St.

Friday, June 29th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Huckleberry, 4301 Pecos St.

For any last-minute schedule changes please check:

DPD District 1 Free September 
Women's Self-Defense Class

Classes fill up FAST, RSVP TODAY to reserve a spot for the September 29 class. Contact
West Colfax in the News
JUNE 2018

WeCAN is on
Summer Break!

No General Meeting this Month

West Colfax
Events Calendar

June 2018

Denver Brain Tumor Walk, Sloan's Lake Park, 7:30 am.

2  West Colfax Community Urban Garden Dandelion Festival, Vrain St. & W. Wells Pl., 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

3  Over the Colfax Clover Design Demonstration, Southwest corner of W. Colfax Ave. and Federal Blvd., 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

4  WeCAN Running Club @Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, 6:30pm 

*WeCAN Running Club meets every Monday!

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

9 Family Farm Fiesta, Montair Park, 5620 W 14th Ave., 12:00 - 2:00 pm

10  Walk with Autism, Sloan's Lake Park, 9:00am

16 Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Birthday Celebration, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales branch library, 1498 Irving St., 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

18 Re-Imagine Play at Paco Sanchez Park Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking, 1290 N. Knox Ct., 10:00am

18  Denver Police District 1 Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), District 1 Station, 1311 W. 46th Ave., 6:00pm

18-22 Extra Trash Pick-up NORTH of Colfax Ave.

23  Northside Stride 5k, Sloan's Lake Park, 8:00am

25-29  Extra Trash Pick-up SOUTH of Colfax Ave.

26  WeCAN Board of Directors Meeting, location TBD, 6:00pm

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.
Copyright © 2018 West Colfax Association of Neighbors, All rights reserved.

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