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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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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VOLUNTEER PIANIST(s) for SENIORS CHOIR

VOLUNTEER PIANIST(s) for SENIORS CHOIR KERRISDALE SENIORS SINGERS is a mixed voice volunteer community choir of 26 members. The Choir was established in mid 1970’s. Established in the mid 1970’s, the choir practices on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre. We perform 12 concerts a year at seniors’ residences, care and community centres. An honorarium is presented to our pianist twice a year. Do you play the piano? Your assistance

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KCCS NOMINATIONS 2020-21

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS 2020-21 Board of Directors Kerrisdale Community Centre Society ELECTION OF DIRECTORS Each year at the February annual general meeting the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society holds an election to elect Directors of the Society for the coming year. Our Annual General Meeting will be on February 19, 2020.  As a member of the Society, you are invited to submit an application to become a Director. We look forward to your participation.  Applications are

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Youthful Leadership

As volunteer Co-Chair of the Youth Committee, Johnson Li leads by example. A bright young man, he has decided to make a difference in his community by helping others to lead. Currently, he is working with members of the Board and others on the Youth Committee to create programs that help youth build leadership and career skills. A few years ago, Johnson decided to improve his lifestyle and started to go to the Kerrisdale Community

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The Language of Community with Kevin Wong

Kevin Wong can often be found playing snooker in the billiards room at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. “The snooker table is an important part of social interaction here at the community centre,” he explained. “It gives quite a few of us an opportunity to connect on several levels – playing the game, the banter and conversation with the other players, and knowing that you can always find someone here to shoot a game. It is

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A Welcoming Place to Land

For mom and daughter duo, Alison and Bella Verghese, the Kerrisdale Community Centre is a big part of their lives. When their family emigrated from Australia to Canada several years ago for her husband’s career advancement, Alison said it was initially tough because she was unable to work while waiting for her permanent resident status. Moving to a new country can feel overwhelming and lonely, especially when you don’t know anyone. When they moved into

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‘Wooing’ the Younger Generation

Below is a profile on Kerrisdale Community Centre Society Board Member Melissa Woo. This is one segment of a special profile series on our community centre patrons and our volunteer Board Members. Melissa Woo is a dynamo. She might be slight in size and gentle in demeanour, but in reality, she is a full of ideas and energy – and has the ability to get things done. The youngest and newest member of the Kerrisdale Board, Melissa is

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An Environment of Success

Below is a profile on Kerrisdale Community Centre Society Board and community centre member Robert Lockhart. It is one segment of a special profile series on our community centre patrons and our volunteer Board Members. Robert Lockhart has been involved with the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) – as President of the Board and, now, as a Board Member – for more than seven years. Before volunteering on the Board, he also brought his children

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