Thompson Community Association
Thompson Community Association
The Thompson Community Association is a non-profit volunteer-driven group that works in partnership with the City of Richmond to provide social, cultural, recreational programs, events and services in the Thompson area.
Annual General Meeting
Everyone is invited to attend the Thompson Community Association’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom or in-person at Thompson Community Centre. Share in the reporting of the past year, meet Thompson's Board of Directors and learn about the plans for Thompson for the upcoming fiscal year. Thompson members and non-members are encouraged to attend the AGM to learn more about the Thompson Community Association, voice your needs and support the improvement of services. Thompson’s members are eligible to vote at the AGM. Members are those who have bought a fitness pass, registered in a program or volunteered 20+ hours over the past year.
The Thompson Community Association is an active supporter of the community by providing social and recreational and sustainable programs, events and healthy living opportunities to enhance the quality of life and promote active living for all.
Community Association Board of Directors
President/Director: Jennifer Dahl
Vice President/Director: Stephen Morris
Secretary/Director: Guy Anderson
Treasurer/Director: Alan Marchant
Director: Otto Sun
Director: Harry Wong
Director: Eyal Lichtmann
Director: Kathy Holt
Director: Sam Samy
Director: Farrah Meralli
Director: Mina Chong (Youth Member)
Director: Jaia Manhas (Youth Member)
Recording Secretary: Debby Newton
Volunteer are Stars
Our Children's Committee was recognized and was one of three recipients of the Constellation Award (for Outstanding Volunteer Groups) at the Volunteer are Stars Awards on April 9, 2019. This committee has made an impact to the community through the introduction of a free Parent & Child Mother Goose Program, a first of its kind at a community centre that uses songs, rhymes and stories in creating a positive family experience through language and communication. In addition, upgrades were made to the Preschool Playground in 2017 to incorporate a more natural play space.
Congratulations to the committee for forging new programs and ideas and for your ongoing efforts!
Join a committee today!
Consider applying to join one of the following committees:
Children's Committee: Works cooperatively with City staff and the Association Preschool Coordinator in the development, planning and evaluation of children's programs, services and events at Thompson Community Centre. The preference is for a parent/guardian whose child/grandchild currently attends programs and events at Thompson.
Art Committee: Works cooperatively with City staff and the Board in identifying and promoting public art projects in and around the community centre. The preference is for individuals in the creative arts field, i.e., photography, painting, visual arts, sculpture, tapestry, design, animation, etc.
To apply, complete an application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thompson Community Association - Volunteer Committee Application
The Association was formed by neighbours in the community seeking to provide their children with access to physical activities. Initially, free programs were provided often led by volunteer Instructors, usually housed in James Thompson Elementary School or J.N. Burnett Secondary School.
The Association raised funds to support these programs and outdoor space, originally designed and built by volunteers. As programs expanded, the Association began to employ instructors and charge fees always at a low cost.
In 1983, the former Richmond Works Yard building on Lynas Lane was converted for use as a Community Centre and the Association finally had a home. In 1995, with funds from the City of Richmond and a $750,000 GoBC grant, the our current building was opened.
Volunteers continue to play a key role in all aspects of the operation of the Thompson Community Centre. The Board of Directors oversee all activities of the Association including the collection and payment of all program revenues and expenses. Committees (comprised of community representatives) provide input and support to the Association along with City staff to ensure the community's needs and expectations are met.