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Poolside Chatter

A neighbourhood fixture for almost seven decades, the Kerrisdale Pool continues to make a splash with patrons of all backgrounds. Recently reopened after its annual maintenance, the facility now boasts better ventilation throughout – thanks to new air handling units – and a new accessible pool lift in the shallow end. Opened as a 30.5-metre, six-lane outdoor pool in 1956, when Canadian champion swimmer Helen Stewart Hunt took the first lap (below, left), it would eventually be converted into an

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Story Circle III: Event Recap

The third installment of the Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle drew more than 30 attendees to the centre’s auditorium on June 17. The event was organized by the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC) and assisted by four youth volunteers. Produced by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society and made possible through the generous support of the BC Arts Council, the captivating documentary film, Emerging Ancestors, took attendees into the realm of human transcendence via the Indigenous and

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Bye, Bye, Betty!

After 19.5 years as the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s food services coordinator, Betty Anderson is hanging up her apron. We caught up with the hardworking smooth operator for a quick Q&A in the Seniors Centre kitchen, from which she has overseen the tremendously popular Seniors Lunch Program and coffee bar throughout the years. Recipient of the society’s inaugural Outstanding Service Award in 2017, Betty has earned a reputation for being reliable, loyal, resourceful, skillful, caring, collaborative . . .

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July 2023 Monarch Newsletter

Catch up on the latest seniors news in the July Monarch, from a historic farm bus trip and physical/mental workshops to the seniors lunch menu and a goodbye party for longtime food services coordinator Betty Anderson.

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