1.Bing copy

SUNSET HISTORY

In 1945, the people of Sunset had a vision to build a new community centre. They started by forming a Community Association with the task of creating a new recreation facility in South Vancouver. How could the association raise another $100,000.00 when it took two years to raise $25,000.00? The community needed to do something big.

Stan Thomas, President of the Sunset Association in 1947, was sent to Hollywood California to convince Bing Crosby to stage his radio show in Vancouver as a benefit for the construction of Sunset Community Centre.

Bing Crosby was the most famous celebrity of his time selling #1 records, starring in popular Hollywood movies and he had the most listened to radio program in North America.

Imagine Stan Thomas stepping into his car one rainy October morning to ask this internation superstar to come to Vancouver for a benefit fundraiser.

What do you think Bing’s response was? Yes!

On September 21, 1948 the Bing Crosby Radio Show came to Vancouver and over $26,000.00 was raised in one performance. Following the program, the City of Vancouver contributed the remaining amount and Sunset Community Centre was built.

The people of Sunset are a people with a vision. They take risks and they acheive their goals.

Today, Sunset Community Centre is over 50 years old and and has just been replaced in 2007, with a new structure 2 blocks east on the Park Board’s Nursery lands along Main Street between 51st and 53rd Avenues.

Download publication on the history of Sunset Community Centre

 On November 15th, 2004 the Park Board approved the proposal for construction of our new community centre. The Federal and Provincial Government have made funding commitments of $2 million each and the balance of funds will come from the Municipal Government.

The new 30,000 square foot facility will be built on Main Street. Bing Thom Architects presented the design for the new Sunset Community Centre which will be built to LEED standards to ensure energy efficiency. The design features an expanded gymnasium, fitness centre, assembly room and other program spaces.

For the latest Press Release from the Vancouver Park Board click here.


Sunset Community Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm Will be held at the Khalsa Diwan Society, 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver. All members of the Sunset Community Association are welcome. The following amendment is being put forward: And whereas the Sunset Community Association Board of Directors has voted to change the fiscal year of the Sunset Community Association and put this bylaw change to a special resolution; Be it resolved that Bylaw 1.03 of the Sunset Community Association Bylaws be amended to read as follows: “The fiscal year of the Society beginning in January 2020 shall be from 1 January to 31 August 2020. Thereafter, the fiscal year of the Society shall be from 1 September to 31 August.“

Sunset Community Association AGM – July 30

All members of the Sunset Community Association are welcome. Will be held at the Khalsa Diwan Society, 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver. The following amendment is being put forward: And whereas the Sunset Community Association Board of Directors has voted to change the fiscal year of the Sunset Community Association and put this bylaw change to a special resolution; Be it resolved that Bylaw 1.03 of the Sunset Community Association

0 comments

Canada Day Virtual Celebration 2020

Sunset Community Association President, Bhalwinder Waraich shares a Canada Day message to the community. It’s not our usual event, but we can still enjoy something virtually.Join the Sunset Community Association and celebrate Canada Day virtually!
Wednesday July 1 2:00-2:30pm
The Virtual Sunset Community Centre Canada Day Celebration was a free event and includes performance, community garden tour, a contest, speeches and cake cutting!

1 comment

A Message from your Sunset Community Association…

Although the community centre has been closed since mid-March, the Sunset Board has been following public health guidelines, in conjunction with city standards, and we have been working on a recovery plan to ensure our member’s safety when we re-open. Outdoor Day Camp registration begins Monday June 29. The new and innovative out door day
…read more

0 comments

Sunset Community Centre Newsletter-Sign Up Today!

The Sunset Community Association Newsletter features our promotions, special events, recreation programs, services, coupons, community initiatives and more!

0 comments

SUNSET COMMUNITY CENTRE CLOSED

Centres in Vancouver are currently closed to help curb the potential spread of COVID-19. Please visit Vancouver.ca for up to date information.

0 comments
Share This