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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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Instructor Spotlight: Dr. Katarina Vavrovicova

Upon witnessing just how much hearing aids can improve a person’s life, Dr. Katarina Vavrovicova set out to pursue a career in audiology. Growing up in Bratislava, Slovakia, she went on to graduate from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a doctoral degree in audiology in 2006. Since then, Vavrovicova has been working with physicians and the medical community in the Vancouver area, all the while gaining extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.

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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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New Programs at a Glance

We have a host of new programs on offer this summer! Open up our Summer 2024 Guide and check out:• WIZE – Coding & Modding in Minecraft (p. 10)• WIZE – Animation & Game Development in Scratch (p. 10)• Byte Camp – Claymation Movie Production (p. 11)• Colour Your Ideas (p. 13)• ABC Adventures in Phonics & Reading (p. 13)• Strong & Confident Minds (p. 13)• German Level 1 and 2 (p. 21)• Introduction to Latin Beats (p.

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Instructor Spotlight: Ginny Chiu

After volunteering in an elementary classroom while in high school, and encouraged by her mentors, Ginny Chiu knew she wanted to pursue a career in education. “Almost everything we do revolves around some form of reading and writing, so teaching students to read, write and think critically is an important skill set to have – not only in school, but in life,” says Chiu, who has both a BA in English and BEd from UBC. Teaching

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Calling for Volunteer Day Camp Assistants

Join our team as a volunteer day camp assistant! Kerrisdale’s Summer Safari Day Camps are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers (ages 16-plus) to join our team and help create magical experiences for children aged 6-12. Camps run Monday to Friday (July 2-August 30 with the exception of stat holidays) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Each week is a different week with different campers. What You’ll Do: Why Volunteer with Us? Requirements: If interested, please contact

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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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