Second Story Circle a Success

The second Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle, held in mid November, drew attendees of all ages and walks of life. After listening to Gitxsan artist and scholar Michael Blackstock share his thoughts and Indigenous knowledge on water sustainability, participants each created their own climate-change-themed collage (see photo above). The collages were then joined together in one large collective piece, which now hangs in the Seniors Centre lobby beside a joint collage created at the first Story Circle

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Calling for Board Member Nominations

It’s that time of year when the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s Nominating Committee begins recruiting potential board members for the next term. (See board members Humaira Akhtar, left, and Kathy McKay in recruiting action in the photo above.) In fact, the committee has recommended a slate of candidates to fill vacant board seats every year since the society’s early days in the 1940s. And the board of directors has long overseen the programming, events and activities at

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Winter Registration: Heads-up

Mark your calendar with these key dates: Online and in-person:9 a.m., Saturday, December 10• 60% of spots will be available online; 40% in-personBy phone:9 a.m., Monday, December 12• 604-257-8100 Our brochure will be available online Dec. 2 and in the centre Dec. 5.

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Remembrance Day Hours

Please note our temporary hours of operation on Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11: Community Centre: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Seniors Centre: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pool: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Next Opera Zone: Sunday, Nov. 6

Enjoy an afternoon of arias and songs by Gerard Satamian and other accomplished opera singers! A $10 annual registration fee is required to attend Opera Zone performances to the year or pay $5 to drop in. Catch this all-ages event on Sunday, November 6, 2-4 p.m. in the Seniors Centre Multipurpose Room. Register by phone (604-257-8100) or online.

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Monarch November Newsletter & Menu

Holiday bus trips, handy workshops and a range of social activities, from table tennis to Scrabble – all that and more in the Monarch November newsletter! Plus, feast your eyes on the November menu (peach-glazed chicken or salmon pie, anyone?)

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Halloween on Ice!

Dress up in your spooky finest and hit the rink for Halloween on Ice! 5:30-7 p.m., Sunday, October 30, at the Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena. Free skating and rentals! Then keep skating through the rest of the year by checking out our schedule and lessons here.

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Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle: Now Open to All Ages

The Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle, launched in June of this year, continues with a second event on Sunday, November 13, 1-4 p.m., at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. All ages are invited to register for this free event featuring guest speaker Michael Blackstock. The Gitxsan artist and scholar will headline a conversation on Indigenous knowledge and water sustainability. Blackstock will also introduce his recently published book, Oceaness, which includes poems, essays and art works on water, ecology, oral

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Group fitness classes are back!

The Kerrisdale Community Centre is pleased to once again offer a full roster of ongoing group fitness classes. Get fit this fall and winter with workouts ranging from step, core fit and Zumba to total body conditioning (TBC) and stretch. Drop in or purchase a 10-visit pass. See prices and schedule here.

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Advance Voting Site

The Kerrisdale Community Centre will be an advance voting site leading up to the Vancouver 2022 civic election on October 15. Days and times: October 1, 5, 8, 11 and 13; 8 a.m-8 p.m. in the auditorium. The centre will also be a voting station on the day of the election, October 15, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the gymnasium. For a complete voters guide, please visit Vancouver Votes 2022.

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