Connecting with Our Community

Youthful Leadership

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… Continue Reading

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A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration

A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration An inspirational person who is full of happiness and joy, Nora Hinton started coming to the community centre 15 years ago, after she had a stroke. She believes that the Kerrisdale Community Centre played a big part in her recovery. With her caregiver, Anita, Nora visits the community centre… Continue Reading

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Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing

Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing Just back from an active vacation in the UK and Croatia, Janet Polonijo immediately credited the Kerrisdale Community Centre with helping her to take that type of holiday. “I have a personal trainer and am in the exercise room several times a week,” she explained. “Being able to work out here has been… Continue Reading

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A Sense of Belonging

A Sense of Belonging When Mary Anne Davies moved back to Vancouver in 2005, after several decades in Ontario, she knew she wanted to live in the Kerrisdale area – and that she wanted to be involved in the community. And she is very involved. Mary Anne is the Past Chairperson for the Seniors’ Council… Continue Reading

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KCC is trying to give its social media presence a boost!

  KCC is trying to give its social media presence a boost!   Enter our competition by liking our FB page (Kerrisdale Community Centre), follow us on Instagram @KerrisdaleCC, and post a picture on instagram doing an activity within KCC and tag it #ILoveKerrisdaleCC to enter for a chance to win a one month gym… Continue Reading

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The Language of Community with Kevin Wong

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… Continue Reading

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A Welcoming Place to Land

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… Continue Reading

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A Family Affair

A Family Affair It’s clear that for Dennis Healey, going to the Kerrisdale Community Centre is truly a family affair. Dennis is a regular at the centre (he uses the fitness centre six times a week) – and almost everyone that passes by waves hello or stops to chat with him. In addition, both his… Continue Reading

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Meet Me at KCC!

Meet Me at KCC! Suzanne Stothers is a regular visitor to the Kerrisdale Community Centre. She says that for her, it is a central hub to meet people. She laughingly explained: “It happens several times a week, where I will be making plans with a friend and will say: ‘Meet me at KCC!’.” (Editor’s note:… Continue Reading

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Building a New Life at 91 Years Young

Building a New Life at 91 Years Young Several years ago, Mary Wong, then 91, moved from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Vancouver, British Columbia to be closer to her daughter, Janice. While Mary and Janice were looking forward to living in the same neighbourhood, they worried about how Mary would adapt to her new life here. It… Continue Reading

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