About the Strathcona Community Centre
Strathcona Community Centre is located in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for their care of these lands and commit to working with them in partnership in our community.
Constructed in 1972 through the collaborative effort of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and local residents, the centre is located just east of Chinatown, situated in one of Vancouver's oldest residential neighborhoods, and is connected to Lord Strathcona Elementary School.
Since its inception, the community centre has been jointly operated by the Strathcona Community Centre Association (SCCA) and the Vancouver Parks Board. Working with local recreation field staff, child care and food security staff, the volunteer SCCA Board of Directors, strive to provide recreational and social services to the community. Decisions are made together 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.