Second Story Circle a Success

The second Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle, held in mid November, drew attendees of all ages and walks of life. After listening to Gitxsan artist and scholar Michael Blackstock share his thoughts and Indigenous knowledge on water sustainability, participants each created their own climate-change-themed collage (see photo above). The collages were then joined together in one large collective piece, which now hangs in the Seniors Centre lobby beside a joint collage created at the first Story Circle

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Calling for Board Member Nominations

It’s that time of year when the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s Nominating Committee begins recruiting potential board members for the next term. (See board members Humaira Akhtar, left, and Kathy McKay in recruiting action in the photo above.) In fact, the committee has recommended a slate of candidates to fill vacant board seats every year since the society’s early days in the 1940s. And the board of directors has long overseen the programming, events and activities at

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Winter Registration: Heads-up

Mark your calendar with these key dates: Online and in-person:9 a.m., Saturday, December 10• 60% of spots will be available online; 40% in-personBy phone:9 a.m., Monday, December 12• 604-257-8100 Our brochure will be available online Dec. 2 and in the centre Dec. 5.

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Monarch November Newsletter & Menu

Holiday bus trips, handy workshops and a range of social activities, from table tennis to Scrabble – all that and more in the Monarch November newsletter! Plus, feast your eyes on the November menu (peach-glazed chicken or salmon pie, anyone?)

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Group fitness classes are back!

The Kerrisdale Community Centre is pleased to once again offer a full roster of ongoing group fitness classes. Get fit this fall and winter 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.

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Fall spots still open

Punch it up this fall with a new class! We still have some spots left in our fall programs. You can register online, in-person (5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver) or by phone (604-257-8100). Check out all our new fall programs (page 4) and register with our clickable brochure or searchable program database. 🥊 🍂

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Visit our Indigenous pop-up library

Browse a diverse range of titles while chatting with your neighbours at the new Indigenous Pop-up Library. Opened this spring in the Seniors Centre Lobby, the installation (shown here with past board and past Seniors Council member Anne Monahan) aims to support community engagement focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action through literacy and storytelling. Born out of discussions between the centre’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC), the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) and

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Kerridale Community Society AGM-Feb 20

Join the members of your community at our 76th Annual General Meeting Kerrisdale Community Centre Society AGM Wednesday February 20, 7:30pm •    Meet other community members •    Review 2017-18 KCCS Financial Statements •    President’s Annual Report •    Approve proposed changes to the Society’s bylaws* •    Ask the Board any questions •    Elect in the 2019-29 KCCS directors •    Coffee/tea and snacks will be served All participants attending the AGM must carry a current KCCS membership

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JOA Update Fall 2018

JOA Update Fall 2018 It is my pleasure to provide this report to Society members and others in the greater Kerrisdale community.  After more than seven years of very difficult discussion, consultation, and legal actions I can now report that the Society has finalized and signed the new operating agreement (the Joint Operating Agreement or JOA) with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (Park Board). The final step in this process was to negotiate

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