Governance & Board

Parkgate Community Centre is a place where the community is involved in all aspects of its operations. The Community Centre functions under a unique community governance model, whereby the facility is run in partnership between Parkgate Society and the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC).

Parkgate Society is responsible for delivering community programs and services for children, youth, families and seniors through the Community Centre. The NVRC is responsible for the weight room, fitness classes, registered sports skill development and outdoor recreation services at the Community Centre.  The shared management of the Community Centre allows citizens to play an essential role in its operations, and establishes programs and services that directly meet the community’s needs.

Parkgate Society is continually establishing other significant community partnerships that lead to increased community involvement and engagement. Parkgate Society is a catalyst for people to get together to improve and enhance their lives and the lives of others in the community. Each year, more than 300 volunteers are involved with Parkgate Society, and help with a wide variety of programs for children, youth, families, seniors, as well as special events and projects.

Parkgate Society Constitution

Parkgate Society Bylaws

Parkgate Society 2019 Annual Report

Strategic Plan  

Parkgate Society 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Our Mission: To create opportunities for people in our community to live life better
Our Vision:  A vibrant, connected community
Our Core Values: We believe…
Belonging: establishing and developing meaningful relationships creates an engaged, connected and resilient community.
Listening: active listening and positive interactions build a foundation of community connections, engagement and trust.
Responding: responding to the ever-changing needs of our community can be achieved by creating a unique blend of programs and services that appeal to a diverse population.
Connecting: connecting with individuals, groups, agencies and businesses, helps us accomplish more together than apart.
Welcoming: 
programs and services should be welcoming, inclusive and accessible to people of all generations, cultures, means and abilities.
Our Mandate Promote, stimulate and preserve the philosophy of community development and community spirit.
  Develop a unique blend of social, cultural, educational and recreational program and service options in response to community needs, primarily serving children, youth, families and seniors.
  Work in partnership with community agencies, organizations and funding bodies to create a diverse range of low-cost/no cost programming that is accessible to everyone in the community.
Community-inspired, Community-supported, Community-driven

Board of Directors

The Parkgate Society Board of Directors is elected by registered members of Parkgate Society, with up to twelve qualified, experienced professionals with various backgrounds and perspectives.

President  Teresa Comey
Vice-President Carmel Wiseman
Treasurer Pamela Mann
Secretary Trelawny Bell
Members at Large Carol Donohoe
Susan Chan
Patrick Weafer
John Wiggins
Andrew Szymanski
Liliana Vargas

If you wish to contact the Board of Directors of Parkgate Society please send an email to: [email protected]

2020 Parkgate Society Brand Kit