RPCA Mission Statement

We aim to assist in developing and fostering community spirit and involvement and to work closely with the other groups in the Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood. We aim to provide cultural, intellectual and physical activities through affordable recreation and leisure.

Board of Directors 2017-2018

President Henry Lee
1st Vice President Albert Lee
2nd Vice President Tommy Huang
Treasurer TBD
Secretary Judy Egerton
Past President Gayle Uthoff

Members at Large
Chao Cheng, John Chow, Donald Jiang, Helen Lee, Fay Lin, Sari Lundberg, Anthony Mehnert, Eddie Tang

Audited Financial Statements of the RPCA

2017-2018 Financial Statements

Board of Directors Nomination Form 2018-2019

Please see our online application form here

President’s Winter Message

Hello Renfrew Community,

This will be my last presentation to the brochure. My term as the Renfrew Park Community Association President is coming to an end on November 17, 2018. I invite the people from the Renfrew Community to be a part of our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM event will be held at the Renfrew Community Centre on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided and door prizes will be drawn at random times.

During my two year term, I have seen many changes happening in and around our Community Centre. Some of the changes include the hiring of our New Recreation Supervisor, Marian Gardner, the almost completed revitalization of our Renfrew Ravine, the increase of property development which is increasing our population density, the signing of the Joint Operating Agreement between the Board of Parks and Recreation and our Renfrew Park Community Association(RPCA), the introduction of a new British Columbia Societies Act which governs how our Association and Directors can operate within the Community, and on October 20, 2018, Civic elections took place in Vancouver. We now have a New Mayor, City Councillors, Parks Board Commissioners and Vancouver School Board Trustees. All these changes can have an effect on how our community centre operates.

One of the RPCA goals is to make Renfrew Park Community Centre a better place for all to enjoy and participate in Recreational activities. Presently, the Board of Directors is in the process of inquiring about revitalizing our old kitchen. We are looking into putting new glass basketball backboards in the gymnasium. Inquiring to refit Room 110 with new windows and a good ventilation system to control the temperature as needed.

Our Renfrew Community Centre is forever changing. I invite you to be a Renfrew Park Association Director or be a member of our Program Committee. You can and will make a difference for your Renfrew Community! Please talk to one of our current Directors’ or ask our fabulous centre Staff for more information.

In closing, I would like to thank… all the Staff, our Adult and Youth volunteers, and especially our Board of Directors for making Renfrew Community Centre a fabulous and safe place for all to enjoy their Recreation activities. Please continue to register for any of the programs, activities, and events that the Renfrew centre has to offer. Have a safe and fun 2019 Winter Season!

Sincerely,
Henry Lee,
Renfrew Park Community Association President

President’s Fall Message

I hope that you enjoyed this very hot summer. It is hard to believe that Fall is here. Our Renfrew Park Community Centre staff has been busy putting together the Fall 2018 programs for our Renfrew Community. I invite you to look through the revamped brochure and register for any of the programs or activities.

The Renfrew Park Community Association (RPCA) extends an invitation to all people in our community to join us for our Annual General Meeting – Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 12 noon to 2 pm. This will be the second time we will be holding our meeting on a weekend. The RPCA will be addressing some of our bylaws, brought on by the new Societies Act. We will also be providing audit information for the 2018 fiscal year, electing new board members and addressing the new Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Parks and Recreation board and all Community Associations. Our kitchen renovation plans have been delayed once again. This is due to the high cost of the project.

The RPCA is looking to formulate a plan to address this issue in the Fall. The RPCA is now in process of formulating a plan to renew/renovate our entire Community Centre. We are in the very early stages of planning and strategizing. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please bring them to our Annual General Meeting. If you want to become an RPCA board member, please contact the centre for more information. See you at the Annual General Meeting in November.

Sincerely,
Henry Lee,
Renfrew Park Community Association President

Renfrew Park Community Centre is jointly operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and the Renfrew Park Community Association.

If you would like to become more involved in the direction of the centre, email: renfrewparkcommunity@gmail.com

Renfrew Park Community Association explores the needs for diversity and interculturalism

within the organization, developing new initiatives to build a stronger, healthier community.

 

RPCA Memberships

September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019 The Renfrew Park Community Association (RPCA) is vital to the operation of the facilities and programs at Renfrew Park Community Centre. Benefits of Association Membership:

  • Contributing to our ability to offer affordable recreation programming.
  • Ability to influence the implementation of programs and services provided by RPCA.
  • Have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting.
  • Memberships improve and simplify the registration process.

Memberships are available for FREE, please come into the Community Centre to load your membership on to your OneCard. If you do not want to become a member of Renfrew Park Community Association, please notify our staff at the time of registration. For games room, piano practice, drop-in computer use, and sports equipment rental, please register for the Equipment Rental Fee