The People of Kerrisdale Community Centre
– A Profile Series
Below is a guest blog post by Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies. A seasoned writer, Ruth was asked to write several blog posts for us to profile some of the Kerrisdale Community Centre members and our Board.
When I was asked by the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society executive to write a few profiles on some of the members who make use of the Kerrisdale Community Centre, I expected it to be an interesting, fun assignment. What I didn’t realize was how emotionally involved I would feel after hearing the stories of each person and what the community centre has brought to his or her life.
In retrospect, I should have known that there would be more to these interviews than just information gathering. On the first day of my interviews, I found myself sitting in the lobby of the community centre preparing. As a writer, I am a dedicated people watcher. As I sat there, watching the comings and goings – every person that caught my eye smiled at me or said hello. Every single one of them. No one looked at me like I didn’t belong. No one turned away from eye contact. They all came across as welcoming and friendly. This is a place that pulls people in and helps them find what they need. Whether they are newcomers or old-timers at the centre, everyone is made to feel like they matter. And with all that we are dealing with in the world these days, it’s nice to find a place that feels safe and that invites you in without judgement. …read the rest.
Summer Recreation Programs
The Kerrisdale Community Centre offers an exciting blend of over 500 programs in recreation, sport and the arts for all age groups. Summer Programs run July and August. Register now as many will fill up.
To learn about the specific courses we offer, click here to be redirected to the City of Vancouver Website. Choose from the options to find programs by age group, schedule, or activity type. Register or add your name to the wait list. For programs that allow drop ins, View Schedule shows when the program is offered.
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