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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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June Monarch Newsletter & Menu

Kick off summer with plenty of social entertainment, a blow-out book sale and the season’s registration opening – all in the June Monarch Newsletter. Plus, this month’s menu is looking very tasty!

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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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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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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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Have you heard about our Youth Committee?

When it comes to inspiring, empowering and motivating youth, the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) has come a long way. Launched in 2013, the KCCS Youth Committee began exploring ways to encourage 14-19-year-olds to become more involved in the community. At the time, youth could volunteer at centre-organized events and connect with peers in the Youth Games Room and pool. Revitalized in 2015 and fine-tuned since, the committee today oversees a wide range of events, activities and programs that

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Arena of Ages

If these rafters could talk. After all, the Kerrisdale Arena is where Bill Haley and His Comets made local history playing Vancouver’s first rock concert in 1956 (below); where Frank Zappa offered “$10 to any hippie who’ll cut his hair right here on stage tonight” during a Mothers of Invention show in 1968; and where a raucous Motörhead gig in 1982 ultimately brought the venue’s concert days to a close. Opened in 1949 under the sponsorship of the

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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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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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