Presidents Message – Winter 2020

Presidents Message – Winter 2020 As President of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society, I welcome you to our new look. The Society is revising its website, its program brochure, revitalizing the design of its LOGO, and over the next year, will be implementing various new way-finding tools at the centre. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: There is a reason that the Kerrisdale Community Centre has been so successful for more than 75 years (since 1943!).  It is

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JOIN THE KCCS BOARD 2020-21

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS 2020-21 Board of Directors Kerrisdale Community Centre Society ELECTION OF DIRECTORS Each year at the February annual general meeting the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society holds an election to elect Directors of the Society for the coming year. Our Annual General Meeting will be on February 19, 2020.  As a member of the Society, you are invited to submit an application to become a Director. We look forward to your participation.  Applications are

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Parent & Tot Gym Returns!

Parent & Tot Gym Returns! This drop-in gym program encourages multi-age interaction and helps develop social skills through play. Make new friends and connections in the community while you and your child play together! Parent participation is mandatory for this class. Families can purchase a 10 visit punch card for $25 or drop-in $3. No class Sept 2, Oct 14 & Nov 11. Card is non-refundable. M/W/F, 10:30am-12:00pm

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Community Needs Assessment Project 2016-2018

Community Needs Assessment Project 2016-2018 In 2015, the Board of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) launched a community needs assessment (CNA) to identify new and continuing community requirements for programs, services, activities, and policies to support the Society’s goal of serving the Kerrisdale community. The last such assessment was conducted in 2005 by a consulting firm. Topics identified for study included: Demographic and socio-economic trends in the Kerrisdale community KCCS membership / patron profile

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When Kerrisdale ROCKED!

When Kerrisdale ROCKED! Built in 1949, the Kerrisdale Arena has offered a host of recreational options to the community from skating lessons, roller derby and ice hockey games to concerts by some of the most influential musicians of our time. In 1956, Bill Haley & the Comets ROCKED Vancouver at the Kerrisdale Arena and by the mid 80’s the venue emerged as the mecca for the alternative music scene with the likes of The Clash, Peter Tosh,

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Youthful Leadership

As volunteer Co-Chair of the Youth Committee, Johnson Li leads by example. A bright young man, he has decided to make a difference in his community by helping others to lead. Currently, he is working with members of the Board and others on the Youth Committee to create programs that help youth build leadership and career skills. A few years ago, Johnson decided to improve his lifestyle and started to go to the Kerrisdale Community

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A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration

An inspirational person who is full of happiness and joy, Nora Hinton started coming to the community centre 15 years ago, after she had a stroke. She believes that the Kerrisdale Community Centre played a big part in her recovery. With her caregiver, Anita, Nora visits the community centre at least once a day, and her sunny disposition and quick smile have become well-known here. Nora has taken pottery classes (which she loves!), swims, goes

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Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing

Just back from an active vacation in the UK and Croatia, Janet Polonijo immediately credited the Kerrisdale Community Centre with helping her to take that type of holiday. “I have a personal trainer and am in the exercise room several times a week,” she explained. “Being able to work out here has been instrumental in keeping me fit and healthy – and getting me to a point where I can take a vacation that includes being very active

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A Sense of Belonging

When Mary Anne Davies moved back to Vancouver in 2005, after several decades in Ontario, she knew she wanted to live in the Kerrisdale area – and that she wanted to be involved in the community. And she is very involved. Mary Anne is the Past Chairperson for the Seniors’ Council and is a former Senior Council Representative on the Kerrisdale Community Centre Board. Well-spoken, poised and elegant, Mary Anne says that she feels a

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The Language of Community with Kevin Wong

Kevin Wong can often be found playing snooker in the billiards room at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. “The snooker table is an important part of social interaction here at the community centre,” he explained. “It gives quite a few of us an opportunity to connect on several levels – playing the game, the banter and conversation with the other players, and knowing that you can always find someone here to shoot a game. It is

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