Park Board it is Time to Listen and Make Changes, Not Dictate!

Kerrisdale the time for action is now!

Please read on about the pending egregious agreement that that Kerrisdale and all other community centre associations are being asked to sign by September 30, 2017.

Over 300 members of the Kerrisdale community came to 2 information meetings on June 20th, to learn about the proposed Joint Operating Agreement the Park Board is asking the Kerrisdale Community Centre to sign. Most were very unhappy with what they learned.

BRIEF BACKGROUND

Since the 1950’s Vancouver’s community centres have been run by volunteer community centre associations working in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board. The current formal partnership agreement, called a Joint Operating Agreement, was signed in 1979. For the past 15 years, the Park Board and the associations have been meeting intermittently to develop a new agreement that meets the current needs of the Park Board and the associations, each of which serves a unique Vancouver community.

The most recent initiative to develop a new agreement began in May 2016. It resulted in a proposed Joint Operating Agreement approved by the elected Park Board Commissioners on April 11, 2017. This is the proposed contract presented to our community on June 20 for comment.

You can find the 50+ page document HERE

Q: Why is Kerrisdale Community Centre Society concerned about the proposed draft of the Park Board contract?

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Voting Results of Sept 19

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

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

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General Meeting of Members-Sep 19

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Park Board it is Time to Listen and Make Changes, Not Dictate!

  Park Board it is Time to Listen and Make Changes, Not Dictate!   Kerrisdale the time for action is now! Please read on about the pending egregious agreement that that Kerrisdale and all other community centre associations are being asked to sign by September 30, 2017. Over 300 members of the Kerrisdale community came… Continue Reading

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Letter to M. Wiebe, Chair PB – June 29

This letter was sent at the direction of the members of the Kerrisdale community who attended the meetings of June 20.   We will keep you posted. click here to download letter in pdf Continue Reading

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