The Kerrisdale Community Centre (KCC) is jointly operated by Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. The Centre offers an exciting blend of programming in recreation, sport and the arts for all age groups.
One of the earliest community centres to be built in Vancouver, Kerrisdale Community Centre was constructed in 1952 through a local improvement by-law initiative whereby residents in the area agreed to directly fund facility building costs.
Serving a neighbourhood comprised of a growing senior’s population with a recent influx of young families there is something for everyone available through this very popular centre. Kerrisdale Community Centre is located at West 42nd Avenue and West Boulevard, just one block south of the bustling, village business district. An indoor pool, exercise room, gymnasium, public library and seniors’ wing comprise the main building complex with Kerrisdale’s Cyclone Taylor Skating Arena (with summer indoor play area ‘The Kerrisdale Play Palace’) sited just two blocks away.
Recreation programs of all description, for all ages can be found here along with swimming programs, lessons and a well-equipped fitness centre. Pottery, dance, health and fitness programs plus an indoor children’s play area can all be found at Kerrisdale Community Centre.
Outdoor amenities include a children’s playground and a lovely hybrid tea rose garden at the west end of the centre’s surrounding Kerrisdale Centennial Park.
When Kerrisdale ROCKED! Built in 1949, the Kerrisdale Arena has offered a host of recreational options to the community from skating lessons, roller derby and ice hockey games to concerts by some of the most influential musicians of our time. In 1956, Bill Haley & the Comets ROCKED Vancouver at the Kerrisdale Arena and by the… Continue Reading
Vancouver park board still trying to get contracts inked with community centre associations The Georgia Straight provided an update on the Joint Operating Agreement process on October 4, 2017. Read about it here. RELATED ARTICLES Oct 3: Community centres closer to agreement with park board | Vancouver Courier Oct 1: Vancouver community centres face deadline to… Continue Reading
Voting Results on Park Board’s Joint Operating Proposal As a result of yesterday’s (Sept 19) General Meeting of Members, there were 496 votes cast. 481:15 voted in favour to reject the Park Board’s April 10 JOA proposal. The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) Board of Directors would like to thank the community of Kerrisdale and surrounding neighbourhoods… Continue Reading
Park Board April 2017 Proposal: Meetings and Discussions, May – September 2017 At two public meetings in June 2017, Kerrisdale’s community instructed the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) to make every effort over the summer to secure needed changes to the April 2017 Park Board proposal. If such efforts were to prove unsuccessful, meeting attendees… Continue Reading
Park Board’s Proposed Operating Agreement – Pros & Cons THE PROS: Positive aspects of Park Board’s April 2017 proposed new joint operating agreement (JOA): some disputes can go to arbitration term would be 10 years rather than 2 or 5 legal conflicts with Societies Act and Income Tax Act have been removed increased clarity around… Continue Reading
Notice of General Meeting of Members Auditorium Tuesday : 19 September, 2017 7:00 pm Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of Members of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society will be held at the Kerrisdale Community Centre at 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia for the following purpose: To vote on whether or not… Continue Reading