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Instructor Spotlight: Richard Pelcz

Say hello to Richard Pelcz! Teaching boxing at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for the last year and a half, the Hungarian-born instructor was bitten by the fitness bug early on. Moving to Canada with his family at age 10, he was first introduced to judo, then taekwondo, before running dojos in the Fraser Valley. Boxing since he was 23, Pelcz won the 1993 Golden Gloves Championship in Portland, Oregon, in the 168-pound division. He also earned his third-degree

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Here’s to International Women’s Day 2024!

Celebrating International Women’s Day with a shoutout to all of our female instructors, including Group Fitness teacher Nevada Banks (photo, above). Growing up dancing, Banks has worked as a fitness professional for the past 16 years. Teaching at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for over a year now, she is passionate about creating movement classes that are fun and inclusive for every kind of body. “It can be intimidating to try something new,” says Banks, adding that group settings can give

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Help Save the Vancouver Park Board

Dear Community Centre Patrons: You may be aware that Vancouver City Council, by a vote of 8-3 on December 13, 2023, passed a resolution to eliminate the seven elected Vancouver Park Board Commissioners, and to ask the provincial government to pass legislation to transfer the Park Board responsibilities to a City department under the direct control of City Council. The elected Park Board has existed for more than 130 years. The Commissioners are elected by

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