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Summer 2024 Guide

Open up to summer with this season’s guide! From summer specialty camps and special events to programming for all ages, the Summer 2024 Guide is available online and (soon) at the centre. Summer registration opens Saturday, June 8 (in person and online), and Monday, June 10 (by phone at 604-257-8100).

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Welcome, Julien!

Julien Toscano-Saoui has entered the building as our new food services coordinator. Working in Vancouver’s restaurant scene since he was 16, he fully embarked on his culinary journey at Mahoney’s Tavern (Vancouver Convention Centre location) before moving on to help open Tap & Barrel‘s North Vancouver location, oversee Tacofino‘s food trucks, work as chef de partie at Kitsilano’s Oddfish Restaurant and, most recently, as sous chef at Yolks on W. Broadway. Only a few weeks into his new Kerrisdale Community Centre Society role, Toscano-Saoui says: “I like it, it’s exciting, it’s fun.

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Summer 2024 Registration Dates

It’s true, the start of summer is almost here! (In fact, the photo above was taken last summer solstice at the corner of W. 43 Ave. and Yew St. near the centre.) Which is why it’s time to mark your calendar with these key dates: • In-person and online: Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. (40% available in person, 60% online). Time savers will be given out at 8 a.m. for in-person registration (5851 W. Blvd.,

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May Monarch Newsletter & Menu

Make the most of May with a spring concert, workshops and programs – all in this month’s Monarch Newsletter. Plus, check out the lunch menu – overseen by our newly appointed food services coordinator!

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Instructor Spotlight: Joseph Young

Music instructor Joseph Young can’t say enough about the humble ukulele. “One of my favourite things about teaching the ukulele is the community surrounding it,” says Young, who has been teaching music for almost 20 years. “The uke community in the Lower Mainland is robust and welcoming across the board, and getting to introduce people to it is a pleasure.” Skilled at playing a variety of instruments, including the guitar, piano, saxophone and, of course, ukulele, he

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