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Pickleball Survey Results

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey seeking feedback about the Community Centre’s pickleball programming.  The survey was sent directly to 250 registered participants, with an impressive and enthusiastic response rate of 144 completed surveys.  A common theme emerged throughout these results; people overwhelmingly favoured the status quo with 129 out of 144 (89.6%) respondents reported being neutral to very satisfied with the centre’s pickleball programming.  With that being said, there were a few notable

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Maple Grove Family Day

Come for the balloon art, face painting, arts and crafts, and games. But stay for the live musical entertainment at the annual Maple Grove Family Day. (Sunday, July 28, 1:30-4 p.m.) At the Maple Grove Pool, 6875 Yew St. Regular Maple Grove Pool admission applies. See y’all there!

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Music in the Park

Get groovy this July at Music in the Park, featuring local musical acts at Maple Grove Park. Bring a chair, pack a blanket! • Catch Sheryl Greenfield on July 7 performing 1940s-80s hits by Chubby Checker, CCR, Bob Seger, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Joan Jett and more. • Folk-pop duo Fraser-Henderson (photo, below right) returns July 14 with their mix of acoustic and electric sounds, heartfelt lyrics and melodic arrangements. • And folk-meets-indie-pop artist Chris Ho

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Summer Registration Is Open!

Get ready for summer by signing up for a new or returning program! Three ways to register: • Online via our clickable Summer 2024 Guide • In person at our front desk (5851 W. Blvd., Vancouver) • By phone at 604-257-8100

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Instructor Spotlight: Tanya Hillson

Teaching Zumba classes at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for 12 years, Tanya Hillson draws deeply from both her Caribbean heritage and Latin dance background. “My family comes from Trinidad and Tobago, which is the birthplace of soca and calypso music, the steel drum and limbo, and home to the world’s largest Caribbean carnival,” says Hillson, who was born and raised in Vancouver but frequently visited Trinidad as a child and teen. “Latin dance is also popular on the

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Summer 2024 Guide

Open up to summer with this season’s guide! From summer specialty camps and special events to programming for all ages, the Summer 2024 Guide is available online and at the centre. Summer registration opens Saturday, June 8 (in person and online), and Monday, June 10 (by phone at 604-257-8100). Please note that you can still register for late-spring programs and summer camps in our Spring 2024 Guide.

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2024-2025 KCCS Board of Directors

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) would like you to meet the 2024-2025 board of directors! Following the February election and AGM, these new and returning directors look forward to guiding the society and the community centre at large in the year to come. Photo below: (top row, l-r) Humaira Akhtar, Miran Aziz, Mani Bala, Kathleen Bigsby, Oscar Bisnar, Dorothy Chan; (middle row, l-r) Claire Cheung, Lo Ming Lee, Wendy Ma, Kathy McKay, Seun Oyeneye, Morag Pansegrau;

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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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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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