Kerrisdale Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (KEEP)

Kerrisdale Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (KEEP) All Ages KEEP is a community-led volunteer initiative to increase Kerrisdale community capacity, and build collaborative readiness to address earthquakes and other urgent situations of vulnerability. Free workshops will be held on the third Tuesday of each month. To join or inquire about more information, please email: KEEP-KCCS@googlegroups.com Tu     6:30 PM-8:30 PM    FREE Map Your Neighbourhood: Mar 19 Individual & Family: Apr 16 Community Asset Mapping: May 21

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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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