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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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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Fall spots still open

Punch it up this fall with a new class! We still have some spots left in our fall programs. You can register online, in-person (5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver) or by phone (604-257-8100). Check out all our new fall programs (page 4) and register with our clickable brochure or searchable program database. 🥊 🍂

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Visit our Indigenous pop-up library

Browse a diverse range of titles while chatting with your neighbours at the new Indigenous Pop-up Library. Opened this spring in the Seniors Centre Lobby, the installation (shown here with past board and past Seniors Council member Anne Monahan) aims to support community engagement focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action through literacy and storytelling. Born out of discussions between the centre’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC), the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) 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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