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March Monarch Newsletter & Menu

Seize the day with this month’s Monarch Newsletter! There’s live entertainment, book and puzzle sales, movies, mind matters and a tempting menu. Please note: no lunch service March 10-17 due to floor refinishing.

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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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Spring Registration Dates

The crocuses are blooming and the tulips are coming up! That means spring registration is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on popular programs and summer camps by marking your calendar with these important dates: • In-person and online registration starts Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. (60% available online, 40% in person). • Phone registration (604-257-8100) starts Monday, March 11, at 9 a.m. Spring 2024 brochure available at the centre and online.

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KCCS Board Election Results

Congratulations to the 11 recently elected Kerrisdale Community Centre Society board members! Sworn in (see photo) by Kerrisdale Community Centre recreation supervisor Ian Broadbent at the February 21 AGM and Election, the successful candidates include board incumbents Miran Aziz, Kathleen Bigsby, Dorothy Chang, Claire Cheung, Morag Pansegrau and Joshua Yoon, as well as new board members Lo-Ming Lee, Seun Oyeneye, Robert J. Tudhope, Deanna Wong and Bo (Mike) Zhou. Thank you to all candidates for

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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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2023 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Yvonne Davis (middle, photo above), named 2023 Volunteer of the Year at the Kerrisdale Community Centre Holiday Party! Presented by Kerrisdale Community Centre Society president Kathy McKay (left) and seniors recreation programmer Austin Su, the annual award honours an individual for their outstanding spirit, knowledge and hours of service at the centre and/or in the community. Relocating from South Africa, Davis became a society member eight years ago when she joined the Busy Bees volunteer

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Heavy Lifter

Only 17 years old, Roger Kong already has a lot of notches on his powerlifting belt. Since he began training during the pandemic, the Kerrisdale resident has consistently landed in the top four spots at provincial, national and international competitions. Most recently, he placed fourth in bench press and 13th overall at the 2023 IPF World Classic and Equipped Sub-Junior and Junior Championships in Romania (photo, here and above).  Dividing his 15 hours of weekly training between home and the

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Poolside Chatter

A neighbourhood fixture for almost seven decades, the Kerrisdale Pool continues to make a splash with patrons of all backgrounds. Recently reopened after its annual maintenance, the facility now boasts better ventilation throughout – thanks to new air handling units – and a new accessible pool lift in the shallow end. Opened as a 30.5-metre, six-lane outdoor pool in 1956, when Canadian champion swimmer Helen Stewart Hunt took the first lap (below, left), it would eventually be converted into an

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Bye, Bye, Betty!

After 19.5 years as the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s food services coordinator, Betty Anderson is hanging up her apron. We caught up with the hardworking smooth operator for a quick Q&A in the Seniors Centre kitchen, from which she has overseen the tremendously popular Seniors Lunch Program and coffee bar throughout the years. Recipient of the society’s inaugural Outstanding Service Award in 2017, Betty has earned a reputation for being reliable, loyal, resourceful, skillful, caring, collaborative . . .

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