Our Programs

WeCAN strives to connect neighbors to one another though-out the year with our many social gatherings and volunteer opportunities. Read more about our weekly, monthly and annual events below and reach out to the contact listed to get involved.

West Colfax Clean Up Day with Extreme Community Makeover

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) and Confluence Ministries hosts the West Colfax Clean Up Day every October in the neighborhood. Partnering with ECM and bringing a group to participate in the day has been one of WeCAN’s longest standing annual events. Past projects have included yard work for elderly and disabled neighbors, alley and graffiti clean-up, and helping clean up the community garden. This is a family friendly event with lunch included. Contact WeCAN’s Clean Up Day Coordinator, Alicia Steen, at [email protected] to get involved in our next clean up day.

WeCAN Run Club at Seedstock Brewery

Take a walk, jog or run EVERY MONDAY with some of your West Colfax neighbors. Since the fall of 2019, the WeCAN Run Club meets every Monday at Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax Ave.) at 6:30 PM to take a lap around Sloan’s Lake and return for BOGO beers! Participants earn a WeCAN Run Club pint glass after 16 runs! Have questions or want to get involved? Contact our WeCAN Run Club Coordinator, Steve Rounds, at [email protected].

WeCAN Waste Warriors

Waste Warrior Wednesdays began in the summer of 2022 by a few passionate West Colfax neighbors committed to beautifying their neighborhood. This grassroots effort met every other Wednesday, August – November in 2022, gathering neighbors to clean up streets and alleys along the West Colfax corridor, then meeting at Seedstock Brewery for a drink and to get to know one another better; helping to further the West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) mission of Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community.

Waste Warriors is currently on hiatus, but will be starting back up in April 2023.

We will meet at Seedstock Brewery on the First Wednesdays of the month, and Brew Culture Coffee the First Saturdays of the month April – October.
Come join us as we start back up on Saturday April 1st. No Foolin!

Save the dates:

First Saturdays of the month, Starting April 1st, 10AM – 12:00 PM. @Brew Culture Coffee (3620 W. Colfax Ave.)

First Wednesdays of the month, starting April 5th, 5:30 – 7PM @Seedstock Brewery (3610 W. Colfax)

Contact the WeCAN Waste Warrior Coordinator, Irene Glazer, at [email protected] with questions or to get involved. Add your contact info to get on the list for updates on Waste Warriors: https://forms.gle/QFHuyfCsPpZ67EGa8

Water Station at the Colfax Marathon

Every May, the Colfax Marathon runs though the heart of the West Colfax neighborhood. WeCAN brings a group of volunteers to hosts one of the water stations, handing out water and cheering on the runners. Lots of volunteers are always needed for this event, reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

Canvasing and Planting with The Park People and Denver Digs Trees

WeCAN has partnered with The Park People and their Denver Digs Trees program to help inform West Colfax neighbors of low-cost trees available to them and helping neighbors in need to plant those trees in the spring. Canvasing and putting information on neighbor’s doors typically happens in February; tree planting typically happens in April. Reach out to our WeCAN Tree Representative, Irene Glazer, at [email protected] with questions or to get involved.