The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) recently honoured retired KCCS board member Fred Jay for his many years of dedicated service. Elected to the board of directors in 2012, Fred was most recently involved in the Program Committee and an active participant in the Opera Zone since its 2017 inception. He also served as KCCS vice-president in 2015 and joined a variety of other committees over the years, including Community Engagement, Finance, Joint Operating Agreement,
Get set for the seasons ahead and sign up for a fall program or winter specialty camp! Choose from one of these easy ways to register: Online via our searchable program database or clickable brochure (just click on a program time, date or number and be taken to the registration page). In person at 5851 West Boulevard. By phone at 604-257-8100.
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
Please note the following schedule for our Seniors Lunch Program: September 4 (closed due to stat holiday) September 5-7: Tuesday to Thursday service September 11-14: Monday to Thursday service September 18-22: Monday to Friday service September 25-29: Monday to Friday service October 2: six days a week full service resumes The Kerrisdale Community Centre thanks you for your continued patience while we finalize our kitchen staffing.
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 . . .
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
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
Many thanks to all who attended our 80th anniversary celebration on Sunday, January 8. We hope you had a sweet time. 😉 As KCCS president Kathy McKay (in photo below with board member Fred Jay) says: “We were the first community centre on the west side of Vancouver. The goal of the initial organizers was to promote fitness and fun close to home. It’s great to see that we’re still providing services to the community, and
The Kerrisdale Community Centre is pleased to once again offer a full roster of ongoing group fitness classes. Get fit with workouts ranging from step, core fit and Zumba to total body conditioning (TBC) and stretch. Drop in or purchase a 10-visit pass. See prices and schedule here.