Connecting with Our Community

History of Kerrisdale Arena

  History of Kerrisdale Arena Rocking and rolling through November 2016 to June 2017 artists Lisa g Nielsen and Rene Cherrie will fuse sound and image exploring the exciting history of Kerrisdale Arena. Community members will be invited to collaborate with stories, vision, music, art and more to create an immersive video and sound installation… Continue Reading

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Kevin Wong: Community through Language Exchange

  Kevin Wong: Forming a Community through Language Exchange Read the full Kerrisdale PlayBook article here   Arriving in Vancouver from Hong Kong in 1980, Kevin Wong understands the difficulty of learning a new language in a foreign place. As we sit in the Kerrisdale Community Centre, his hand holding a book that will foreshadow… Continue Reading

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Join the KCCS Board

 Apply now to Join the KCCS Board of Directors! Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) has more than 70-years of history in delivering recreational, social and artistic programs and services to the Kerrisdale community. Strong communities rely on their own resources, and Kerrisdale is both a strong and evolving neighbhourhood with ever-changing needs. One of those needs is… Continue Reading

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PB and CCAs deal in jeopardy? – Dec 6 (Vancouver Sun)

PB and CCAs deal in jeopardy? – Dec 6 (Vancouver Sun Article) A proposed new deal between the Vancouver park board and 20 community-centre associations that’s been more than a decade in the making may be in jeopardy even before it’s implemented.  If approved, the joint operating agreement would signal a new chapter in a relationship, which, in the… Continue Reading

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JOA Backgrounder

Backgrounder THE CURRENT SITUATION The Park Board and volunteer non-profit community centre associations (CCAs) jointly operate community centres in Vancouver. There are 20 community centre associations in Vancouver. #mycommunitycentre For the first time in more than four years, 15 community centre associations have come together to develop consensus on a proposal that has been submitted… Continue Reading

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CCAs call for PB meeting as show of good faith-Nov 23

Community Centre Associations call for Park Board meeting as show of good faith – November 23, 2016 Vancouver, B.C. – A group of Community Centre Associations (CCAs) #mycommunitycentre is urging the Park Board commissioners to meet with them on Dec. 3, two days after the expect ed release of a new draft of the Joint… Continue Reading

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President’s Report to the Membership – Winter 2017

President’s Report to the Membership – Winter 2017 For many of us, the new year is a time when we make commitments to ourselves about improving our health, increasing physical activity or venturing into a new area of learning.  At Kerrisdale, our team of dedicated Park Board staff and community volunteers work together to bring… Continue Reading

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Opera Zone Fall 2016 Season

Opera Zone Fall 2016 Season Every 1st Sunday, 2pm – 4pm Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4 Where: Senior Centre Multipurpose Hall Live Performance, Free Admission, Open to the Public Leading artists: Jane Perrett, Gerard Satamian and various guest artists All are welcome!       Continue Reading

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KCCS Community Needs Assessment Committee

KCCS Community Needs Assessment Committee Kicking into High Gear…   To ensure that programs and services at the Kerrisdale Community Centre (KCC) continue to meet the needs and expectations of its patrons, the KCCS Board has created a Community Needs Assessment Committee to identity emerging needs and provide recommendations to address those needs. KCCS Vice… Continue Reading

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The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society invites you and your friends to the “Explore Neighbourhood Empowerment” presentation on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Kerrisdale Community Centre Auditorium. Background A 2012 Vancouver Foundation study found that, while many residents are collaborating and working hard to create a vibrant and healthy community, far too many have retreated from civic life and do not participate in the many community activities. About 20 years ago, the City Council of Seattle established a very successful mechanism for citizen, neighbourhood, and community input into neighbourhood initiatives and planning processes. The system continues to flourish today. Vancouver today The City does not appear to have an overall plan for growth and development. Development has been undertaken with minimal neighbourhood consultation. Decisions appear to be made on an ad hoc basis with little or no regard to the Community Vision plans developed through extensive citizen involvement a decade ago. The Neighbourhood Integrated Service Teams, a 2001 award-winning initiative to establish a holistic neighbourhood focused approach to local issues, has been disbanded. Centralization is now the watchword. The Explore Neighbourhood Empowerment presentation led by Mr. Jim Diers will address: · Advantages of neighbourhood involvement and empowerment, and how they can be measured. · How you can keep your community strong. Participants will leave with an appreciation of the benefits of involvement in the decision-making processes of neighbourhood planning and developments, and an understanding on how to achieve them. Please join us and pre-register your attendance by emailing: kerrisdaleccsociety@gmail.com or calling 604.257.6904. Admission is free. See you on Sunday, January 24, at 2 pm. Kathleen Bigsby President - Kerrisdale Community Centre Society

Explore Neighbourhood Empowerment-Jan 24

Explore Neighbourhood Empowerment ­ An Invitation from the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society   The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society invites you and your friends to the “Explore Neighbourhood Empowerment” presentation on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Kerrisdale Community Centre Auditorium.   Background A 2012 Vancouver Foundation study found that, while many residents are collaborating and… Continue Reading

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