Dear Readers

The Intergenerational Creativity Project, developed by Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society and mentored by Musqueam weaver, Debra Sparrow, used weaving as a cornerstone of intercultural and intergenerational learning. Traditional and yet contemporary blanket were woven from our root and shared dreams. Please come take a look at those beautiful blankets created by our participants displayed in the main lobby of Kerrisdale Community Centre.

Dear Readers,

As millions of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I am reminded of happy holiday memories during my decades-long residence in New York City. It is always a special time of reflection for me, and I thought it would be fun to share what our community is thankful for this season. In this issue, we’re taking the concept of “thanks” to a new level by shedding light on unique and yet the same “ingredients” of inspiring immigrant stories to remind us of the importance of immigrants to Canada’s history.  My hats off to all our features, Tony Tabarsi, Masa Shiroki, and Andy Yuen; they are pretty unique individuals in their own right and the truly remarkable backbone of our society. I am extremely thankful. 

On a related note, I would like to take this opportunity to extend both my personal gratitude and that of our entire Playbook team to you, dear readers. We have received many wonderful comments over the last four years, which led to the birth of “Kerrisdale Playbook ReCollection 2012-2015” limited edition publication. It finally came out! Please join us in celebrating this exciting milestone!   

I hope you enjoy this season of thankfulness. May your holiday season be blessed with joy and love. 

Keiko Honda
Chair, Community Engagement
Kerrisdale Community Centre Society
I am grateful for my recently adopted cat, Pumpkin, for her presence!

I am grateful for my recently adopted cat, Pumpkin, for her warm presence!