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Brochures will be mailed out to the neighbourhood May 13-17 and will be available to pick up at the Kerrisdale Community Centre on Saturday May 18.
As the new President of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society I thank Mr. Oscar Bisnar, our Past-President, for leading the Society over the last two years. More recently, Oscar has been steadfast in this challenging period when potentially drastic changes to our relationship with the Park Board are imminent.
As you may now know, in closed discussion held over the past year the Park Board demanded control of programming and all revenues generated at our Centre and at the 20 other Community Centres currently operated under contract with the Park Board by
The Society is willing to negotiate a new Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). However, we do not presently trust the Park Board to negotiate transparently and in good faith. One example of this mistrust stems from the Park Board General Manager admitting to five community centre Presidents that Park Board had indeed violated terms of our JOA, but he would not guarantee the Park Board would not disregard the JOA again. To make the matter worse, the JOA dispute resolution mechanism gives the Park Board —the signatory that violated the JOA in the first place--power to rule on any dispute. This is one aspect of the JOA that must be revised.
1) settle the violations of the current JOA;
2) instruct Park Board staff to cease implementing operating policies and procedures that violate the current JOA;
3) drop imposed timelines to reach a new agreement; and
4) open all issues to negotiation.
Robert Lockhart, President, Kerrisdale Community Centre Society
The weather is getting better, which means it is time for Outdoor Tennis again! Don’t miss out! We have classes for all ages.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Spring programs. Register Now
Baby Sign Language 0-18mths
Did you know that babies understand and can communicate long before they are able to speak? Using songs and games, learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) hand gestures to facilitate this communication with your hearing child. Increase understanding of your child's needs and wants alleviating much unneeded frustration. Research shows that babies who learn sign language learn quicker and talk earlier. Bring your baby (0-18 mths) to class.
M 11:00-11:45am May 27-Jun 24 45500.201 $74/5 sess
Kerrisdale Play Palace at Kerrisdale Arena
We are open 7 days a week and can host your birthday party any day of the week! April 29-August 28
The Play Palace is an indoor family play palace with inflatables, ride toys, toddler area and other fun and exciting equipment.
For more information, please visit our Play Palace page
Mini Safari Preschool Camp 3-5 yrs
A fun, family event to welcome Spring! We will have a BBQ, water games, crafts and more!
Friday, May 17 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Discount Dip admission
Maple Grove Outdoor Pool
Opening Saturday June 22
This is a large heated outdoor wading pool. It's a perfect place to learn to swim, have a family picnic, or cool from the hot sun. Enjoy a treat from the concession, use the playground, play water basketball, or swim to the mini island.
Hours of operation are 10:15am to 7:45pm June 22 to August 18. 10:15 to 6:45pm August 19 to September 2.
Open every day for public swims including statutory holidays.
Children under 2.........FREE...........PASS
Adult 19+ yrs...............$2.50...........$82.50
Please note the admissions and concession is CASH ONLY.
Maple Grove Outdoor Pool--- Swimming Lessons
Register on-line Sunday June 2 or Monday June 3 in-person at Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard, Lessons run rain or shine.
PS 1 (Sea Turtle)
19621.301KR July 2-July 12 10:00am-10:30am $55.00
19621.302KR July 2-July 12 11:00am-11:30am $55.00
19622.301KR July 15-July 26 10:00am -10:30am $60.75
19622.302KR July 15-July 26 11:00am-11:30am $60.75
PS 2/3 (Salamander/Sunfish)
19631.351KR July 2-July 12 10:30am-11:00am $55.00
19632.351KR July 15-July 26 10:30am-11:00am $60.75
Swim Kids 1/2
29621.351KR July 2-July 12 9:30am-10:00am $48.70
29622.351KR July 15-July 26 9:30am-10:00am $53.75
Click here to link to the above lesson info online
Music in the Park
Join us for music in the Park every Friday in July.
Free music for the family.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Music will be next to the playground (weather permitting).
Schedule will be available at the end of June
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