To the respected Vancouver Sunset Community,

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and the start of Summer. Our 2019 AGM was held on April 18th and I would like to welcome our newest, elected board members to the 2019/2020 Sunset Community Association Board: Manveet Lail, Dr. Kala Singh, and Kamal Raj Singh. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our departing board members, Mike Chowdhury, Priti Gandhi, Leonard Pianalto, and Lorraine Wong for their efforts and contributions to the Sunset Community over the years. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Our flagship event, Canada Day Community Celebration, is just around the corner and your SCA is extremely proud to host this year’s festivities once again. We are diligently planning the event, to gather our Community together and celebrating this great day. Much of the success of this event relies on the hard work of your Association, Centre Staff and contributions from sponsors, volunteers and the Community, at large. I am looking forward to seeing you all there on Monday, July 1st, 2019!

The Sunset Community Association understands the importance of supporting Children and Youth in our Community. Last summer, our Day Camps were very successful and we are in the midst of planning for even more fun this summer. We have a vast selection of camps for all ages, ranging from fun, recreational, creative arts, specialized education and dance, to Youth Leadership development. If you are looking for a Camp for your Child this summer, we may have something just for you!

SCA continues to advocate and is working with the local community organizations and all three level of governments on the needs of our Senior’s in the Sunset neighbourhood to build a new Senior’s Centre.

I would like to take a moment to once again thank the Sunset Community Centre staff team in their efforts in working with our Program Committee to develop programs, to meet the needs of our Community. Our Licensed Preschool and Out of School Care program continues to be a sought after program in our Neighbourhood and much of the credit goes to the caring and dedicated staff led by Paramjeet Munday.

The SCA Vision is for a healthy Community that is inclusive to all of the diverse cultures that thrive in our Community. We want everyone to feel welcome to play, learn, create and succeed in their own way. We welcome everyone to join a committee, a project team or to volunteer and learn more about your Community.

Bhalwinder Singh Waraich
President, Sunset Community Association