When Kerrisdale ROCKED!

When Kerrisdale ROCKED!

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 mid 80’s the venue emerged as the mecca for the alternative music scene with the likes of The Clash, Peter Tosh, Motorhead, Devo, Frank Zappa and their fans pushing the boundaries of the  “well heeled” establishment.

The Arena Rocks project is currently on permanent display in the lobby of the Kerrisdale Arena. Check out Kerrisdalearenarock.blogspot.ca for the stories and personal memories contributed by the very people who has made this project possible by telling their own stories in their own words. 

So next time you make your way down to Cyclone Taylor Arena for a skate at 5670 East Boulevard, set yourself down on the creative lounges and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a variety of memorabilia recreated through video, photographs, voice recordings and memories of the last 60 plus years. You won’t see the Kerrisdale Arena quite the same again thanks to artists Lisa G. Nielsen and Rene Cherrie who were commissioned through the Artist in Residence Project, which was made possible by the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society and the City of Vancouver.

Alternatively, you can view the 35 minute movie here on YouTube and feel free to comment and/or share with those you love — Enjoy!

Georgia Straight Article on JOA-Oct 4

Georgia Straight Article on JOA-Oct 4

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

Watercolors & Robotics for Kids

Watercolors & Robotics for Kids

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Halloween Events

Halloween Events

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Voting Results of Sept 19

Voting Results of Sept 19

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Meetings & Discussions on PB’s JOA – (May-Sept 2017)

Meetings & Discussions on PB’s JOA – (May-Sept 2017)

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

Pros & Cons of Park Board’s JOA – Apr 10

Pros & Cons of Park Board’s JOA – Apr 10

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

Fall Workshop Calendar

Fall Workshop Calendar

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