About the Strathcona Community Centre
The Strathcona Community Centre is situated in one of Vancouver's oldest residential neighborhoods. The Strathcona community is defined to include the area bounded by Burrard Inlet to the North, Clark Drive to the East, Terminal to the South and Main Street to the West. The community centre is located one and a half blocks east of the central business district of Chinatown, and is physically linked to the Lord Strathcona Elementary School. The centre was constructed in 1972 through the efforts of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the local residents.
Since its inception, the community centre is jointly operated by the Strathcona Community Centre Association (SCCA) and the Vancouver Parks Board. With the local recreation field staff, the SCCA Board of Directors, of whom are elected volunteers from both professional and non-professional backgrounds, strive to provide recreational and social services to the community. Together, decisions are made in the delivery of recreation and social programs to the neighborhood, as well as the development of the community.
The Strathcona Community Centre provides a place where the community can meet, share thoughts, explore new and different avenues of recreation, socialize and become involved. Being located in the midst of a unique, warm, and friendly multi-cultural community, the centre attempts to fulfill the many different needs. The centre is a place which can be drawn upon by all groups and persons for information, ideas and resources. Its doors are always open to all those wishing to use it.