Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing

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

A Sense of Belonging

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

The Language of Community with Kevin Wong

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

A Welcoming Place to Land

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

Building a New Life at 91 Years Young

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

No Strangers – Just Friends You Haven’t Met Yet

No Strangers – Just Friends You Haven’t Met Yet Below is a profile on community centre member Nicolas Lozovsky. This is one segment of a special profile series on our community centre patrons. Kerrisdale Community Centre member, Nicolas Lozovsky, knows what it’s like to struggle trying to build a life in a new place, with… Continue Reading

‘Wooing’ the Younger Generation

‘Wooing’ the Younger Generation

‘Wooing’ the Younger Generation Below is a profile on Kerrisdale Community Centre Society Board Member Melissa Woo. This is one segment of a special profile series on our community centre patrons and our volunteer Board Members. Melissa Woo is a dynamo. She might be slight in size and gentle in demeanour, but in reality, she is a… Continue Reading

Kerrisdale Community Centre – A Family Affair

Kerrisdale Community Centre – A Family Affair

Kerrisdale Community Centre – A Family Affair Below is a profile on community centre member Paige Swartz. This is one segment of a special profile series on our community centre patrons. For Paige Swartz, the Kerrisdale Community Centre is a family affair – and three generations of it, at that. Unlike many at the community… Continue Reading