Spring ushers in new beginnings and possibilities. As such, the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society’s 2023-2024 board of directors (photo above) is busy working on the year ahead while also welcoming three new members. We caught up with two of them for their thoughts on their new roles and a bit about themselves.
An entrepreneur, Jin Sang (photo above) runs her own educational service consulting business. Passionate about helping youth with their education planning, she is currently pursuing a Diploma of Education in Guidance Studies at UBC.
A former board member of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (2019-2023), Sang now volunteers on the Communications and Arena and Pool committees in her Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) board role.
“I hope to help the centre continue to identify and provide exciting programs for the residents and build a thriving community for its members,” says Sang, adding that the centre’s pool, library and seniors centre “positions it at the sweet spot to serve its diverse members.”
During her 36-year career in education, Yee Wong (photo above) served as a BCTF school union representative for six years and as president of her local ESL Specialist Association for three years.
Today the retired teacher finds herself at the Kerrisdale Community Centre most weekdays and enjoys seeing it so well used by people of all ages.
“I love being in the lobby area and watching grandmas and grandpas playing with their grandkids while waiting for their swim lessons to start,” says Wong, “and then seeing them both enjoying the pool at the same time.”
As a new director serving on the Community Engagement Committee, and as the board liaison for the Seniors Council, Wong hopes to encourage the neighbourhood’s continued use of the community centre and “perhaps to increase the social interactions and relational connections made at the centre.”
Interested in becoming a KCCS board member? Apply here before the next AGM, in February 2024.