Only 17 years old, Roger Kong already has a lot of notches on his powerlifting belt. Since he began training during the pandemic, the Kerrisdale resident has consistently landed in the top four spots at provincial, national and international competitions. Most recently, he placed fourth in bench press and 13th overall at the 2023 IPF World Classic and Equipped Sub-Junior and Junior Championships in Romania (photo, here and above). Dividing his 15 hours of weekly training between home and the
Mary Dopson has a lot to celebrate this fall. In September, not only did the Kerrisdale resident turn 105 (photo, above) but she also became the oldest living female inducted into both the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (photo, below left) and the new Athletics Manitoba Hall of Fame. Her son, Richard Dopson, accepted the latter award on Mary’s behalf at the launch ceremony in Winnipeg (photo, below right). What’s more, as a Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) member, Mary is emblematic of a life well
It’s that time of year to start thinking about nominations! Below are two opportunities for you to get involved in the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society – and ultimately the community at large: • Seniors Council nominations are openIf you’d like to help shape the future of the seniors experience at the Kerrisdale Community Centre, please email your name, contact information and a couple of sentences about your background and interests to seniors recreation programmer Austin Su by 9 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of arias and songs by Gerard Satamian and other accomplished opera singers at the next Opera Zone. Catch this all-ages event on Sunday, November 5, 2-4 p.m. in the Seniors Centre Multipurpose Room. A $20 annual registration fee is required to attend Opera Zone performances to the year or pay $6 to drop in. Register by phone (604-257-8100) or at the Kerrisdale Community Centre front desk.
We’re halfway through fall, but we still have more programs starting and winter camps around the corner. Here’s what you can register for, and how: • Register in our second set of fall programs, from Sportball for Parent and Child and Watercolour Holiday Cards (7+) to Axe Capoeira for youth and adults and Morning Flow Yoga. • Register in a Winter Break Day Camp like Dance Extreme Sampler or Inventors & Inventions. • Register in