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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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Seniors Council Election Results

On behalf of the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre membership, thank you for participating in the recent Seniors Council election process. We encourage your continued participation in our community in such a proactive and positive manner. And many thanks to our volunteers who helped make everything run smoothly, including Edie Bonvillain and Yee Wong (l-r in photo and reel). Election Results for Kerrisdale Seniors Council 2024-2026Number of eligible voters: 2,373Number of ballots cast: 113 (4.7% of eligible voters)Two-year term: Rosemary Cryer, Richard Dopson, Lee-Ane

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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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Enter the Exercise Room

While fitness and exercise have always had a place at the Kerrisdale Community Centre, it wasn’t until January 1995 that the Exercise Room officially opened. Popular ever since, the facility now sees around 5,000 visits monthly while continuing to welcome patrons of varying ages and fitness levels. “There’s a lot of variety of people,” says Barry Petkau (below, left), personal trainer and fitness attendant at the centre for almost 15 years. “I have clients who are trying

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Throwback Thursday

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) is more than halfway through its 80th anniversary year. As such, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a walk down KCCS memory lane – in photos! (Click on each photo to see the whole image.)

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Let them eat cake!

Many thanks to all who attended our 80th anniversary celebration on Sunday, January 8. We hope you had a sweet time. 😉 As KCCS president Kathy McKay (in photo below with board member Fred Jay) says: “We were the first community centre on the west side of Vancouver. The goal of the initial organizers was to promote fitness and fun close to home. It’s great to see that we’re still providing services to the community, and

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KCC Youth Leaders Charity Drive

Make a difference in the lives of homeless and low-income residents by donating to KCC Youth Leaders’ charity drive. At the time of writing, around 2000 residents of Metro Vancouver are homeless, and over 1500 live in shelters with low income. These people do not have access to safe and affordable housing, let alone basic facilities, such as hygiene products.   Homeless and low-income residents are more at risk of a medical emergency, such as

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Kerrisdale Playbook – November Edition

Read the November Edition of the Kerrisdale Playbook here In the November Issue of the Kerrisdale Playbook, our Community Engagement Committee members have published an excellent article on “Humanizing Healthcare” and “Community Creates“ The article on Humanizing Healthcare, featuring an interview with Joshua Yoon, the chair of the KCC Youth Committee and a first-year medical student, discusses the power dynamics in the healthcare industry alongside the importance of community involvement. Read this article in more

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Arbutus Greenway Clean-up Project

On October 26, 2021, Kerrisdale Youth Leaders (Grade 8-12) collaborated with the Kerrisdale’s Girls Group (Grade 4-7) to organize an Arbutus Greenway clean-up project. In an hour-long event, 11 Kerrisdale Youth Leaders and Girls Group members, accompanied by 2 City of Vancouver staff members, collected litter to clean the neighborhood from the Kerrisdale Community Centre to 51st Avenue.  The group of young changemakers, armed with trash pickers, gloves, and garbage bags, collected several bags of

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Kerrisdale Community Garden

Welcome to the Kerrisdale Community Garden (KCG). The Kerrisdale Community Garden (KCG) is a collaborative association of 21 plot holders who work together to: grow vegetables and flowers in an organic and pesticide-free manner collaborate on community based projects enjoy the harmony and good feeling that comes from honest satisfying work in a beautiful setting offer a  welcoming place in which a community of gardeners can flourish along with their crops Our community services include: providing

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