While fitness and exercise have always had a place at the Kerrisdale Community Centre, it wasn’t until January 1995 that the Exercise Room officially opened. Popular ever since, the facility now sees around 5,000 visits monthly while continuing to welcome patrons of varying ages and fitness levels. “There’s a lot of variety of people,” says Barry Petkau (below, left), personal trainer and fitness attendant at the centre for almost 15 years. “I have clients who are trying
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,
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
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.
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