Creating opportunities for our community to connect and live life better!
We offer unique low-cost and no-cost programs that bring people of all ages together. Everyone is welcome to join us – to participate in programs, chat with our staff, volunteer, enjoy a community meal, or just be with friends and neighbours.
Beginning in 1974 as an information centre operating out of the Burrardview Elementary School, Parkgate Society was established by volunteers to meet the needs of the community. In 1979, services were moved to the Seycove Community Centre, and four years later, the Society was registered as a not-for-profit charitable organization.
In 1999, Parkgate Society moved into our current home at Parkgate Community Centre and began providing enhanced programs and services under a unique community governance model in partnership with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC). Under this partnership, Parkgate Society provides community-inspired and community-supported low-cost and no-cost programs and services; while NVRC is responsible for delivering and operating the recreation and culture programs and services such as the weight room, the pottery studio, fitness classes, sports programs, cooking classes, art classes, and outdoor recreation services.
Together we provide the community with enhanced social, cultural, educational, health, fitness, and activity-based programs and services, all out of one community facility. This unique relationship, and the breadth of our programming mix, has turned a health and fitness centre into a community living room and into the heart of the Seymour community.
We continue to seek out new opportunities to create community partnerships and funding relationships that lead to increased community programs, community involvement, and community engagement. If you are interested in working with us or have a suggestion for a program or service that would be a benefit to the community, please get in touch.