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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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Instructor Spotlight: Lai Chun Cheung (Lisa Low)

Say hello to Lai Chun Cheung, a master instructor (or sifu) in tai chi and health qigong. Trained by world-renowned tai chi and health qigong masters from China, Cheung (whose personal name is Lisa Low) has been participating in international health qigong seminars, masters training and World Health Qigong Tournaments for over a decade. Most notably, she won one team and two individual gold medals at the 7th World Health Qigong Tournament held in the Netherlands in 2017 (photo, above). Recognized across Canada, Cheung is

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Winter Spots Still Open

Make 2024 the year you try something new! Our winter programs are just getting under way, so it’s not too late to register. Check out these new offerings for starters: • German Level 1 Get ready for that trip to Germany, or simply embark on a new-language journey, with this beginner class – no previous knowledge required!• Prenatal Yoga Calling expectant mothers! Learn how to relieve common pregnancy discomforts through breath, relaxation and postures.• Hatha Yoga Work on balance, strength, flexibility

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Countdown to Board Nominations Deadline

Last chance to get your name in and support your community centre! At least nine Kerrisdale Community Centre Society Board positions are opening up in 2024, and the Nominating Committee is looking for people with a wide variety of skills, experience and background to fill them. Successful applicants will be elected to one- or two-year terms, spending a few to several hours per week on centre activities. In exchange, they’ll meet other community members, help make

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Opera Zone: April 7

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, April 7, 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.

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Happy Holidays!

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society wishes you and yours all the best for the holiday season. Our 80th anniversary is coming to an end, and we hope you’ve enjoyed our celebratory event and trips down memory lane throughout the year. Here’s one more peek at the past to end the year on: Back in 1949, as the November meeting minutes read, the society allocated $150 toward the staff Christmas party, with “any excess from this amount to be used

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Winter Registration Is Open

Start planning for the new year by signing up for winter programs and spring break day camps now. Register one of three ways: • Online via our clickable brochure or searchable program database • In person at 5851 West Boulevard • By phone 604-257-8100 Winter 2024 brochure print copies are available at the centre.

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80th Anniversary Giveaway!

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s 80th anniversary is coming to a close, and we wanted to celebrate with one last hurrah. As such, we’re giving you the chance to win a three-month Exercise Room pass during our Facebook giveaway contest (Dec. 7-16)! What a perfect way to jumpstart your 2024 fitness goals. 🙂 How to enter:• Count all the 80th anniversary logos (shown above, right) in our Winter 2024 brochure, available online and in print

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Seniors Council Nominations & All-Candidates Meeting

The Seniors Council works to make the Seniors Centre a place where members can enjoy physical, mental and social activities in an atmosphere that encourages involvement and companionship. • If you’d like to help shape the future of the seniors experience at the Kerrisdale Community Centre by joining the Seniors Council, please email your name, contact information and a couple of sentences about your background/interests to Austin Su by 9 p.m. on Friday, January 19, or submit to the Seniors

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