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June Monarch Newsletter & Menu

Kick off summer with plenty of social entertainment, a blow-out book sale and the season’s registration opening – all in the June Monarch Newsletter. Plus, this month’s menu is looking very tasty!

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Instructor Spotlight: Tanya Hillson

Teaching Zumba classes at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for 12 years, Tanya Hillson draws deeply from both her Caribbean heritage and Latin dance background. “My family comes from Trinidad and Tobago, which is the birthplace of soca and calypso music, the steel drum and limbo, and home to the world’s largest Caribbean carnival,” says Hillson, who was born and raised in Vancouver but frequently visited Trinidad as a child and teen. “Latin dance is also popular on the

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Summer 2024 Guide

Open up to summer with this season’s guide! From summer specialty camps and special events to programming for all ages, the Summer 2024 Guide is available online and at the centre. Summer registration opens Saturday, June 8 (in person and online), and Monday, June 10 (by phone at 604-257-8100). Please note that you can still register for late-spring programs and summer camps in our Spring 2024 Guide.

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Welcome, Julien!

Julien Toscano-Saoui has entered the building as our new food services coordinator. Working in Vancouver’s restaurant scene since he was 16, he fully embarked on his culinary journey at Mahoney’s Tavern (Vancouver Convention Centre location) before moving on to help open Tap & Barrel‘s North Vancouver location, oversee Tacofino‘s food trucks, work as chef de partie at Kitsilano’s Oddfish Restaurant and, most recently, as sous chef at Yolks on W. Broadway. Only a few weeks into his new Kerrisdale Community Centre Society role, Toscano-Saoui says: “I like it, it’s exciting, it’s fun.

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