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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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We’re Hiring!

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society is looking for an experienced food services coordinator to manage all aspects of the seniors lunch program, which serves an average of 125 people each day.  Key responsibilities include food preparation, menu planning and leading a team of staff and volunteers.  The coordinator works a 40-hour work week, with regular daytime hours. Considerable independent action and judgement are exercised in day-to-day activities related to kitchen operations. Flexibility, serenity and a positive attitude

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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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Instructor Spotlight: Lai Chun Cheung (Lisa Low)

Say hello to Lai Chun Cheung, a master instructor (or sifu) in tai chi and health qigong. Trained by world-renowned tai chi and health qigong masters from China, Cheung (whose personal name is Lisa Low) has been participating in international health qigong seminars, masters training and World Health Qigong Tournaments for over a decade. Most notably, she won one team and two individual gold medals at the 7th World Health Qigong Tournament held in the Netherlands in 2017 (photo, above). Recognized across Canada, Cheung is

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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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Enter the Exercise Room

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

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Throwback Thursday

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) is more than halfway through its 80th anniversary year. As such, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a walk down KCCS memory lane – in photos! (Click on each photo to see the whole image.)

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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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