Seniors' Activity Centre Advisory Board

The Seniors' Activity Centre (SAC) Board and staff partner together for effective program and service delivery at the SAC. With 11 voting members and three non-voting members, the SAC Board works closely with SAC staff in achieving program, facility, and equipment enhancements, welcoming social ambience, providing excellent food service delivery, and advocating for supportive seniors services in West Vancouver. The SAC Board's Finance Committee, and the Board as a whole, advise on budget direction and may make recommendations to staff on programs and services for budget inclusion. The SAC Board assists and supports fundraising plans and projects that support the SAC or services for seniors (such as the Shuttle Bus).


Sheilah Grant (Chair), Jain Verner, John Watson, Barbara Gillingham, Fiorenza Albert-Howard, Hans Krutzen, Faye McMyn, Elizabeth Hsu, Melanie Hess, Sheila Lamb, and Brian Hann.

Council Liaison

Councillor Cameron

Finance Committee

This committee will:

  • provide advice and recommendations to the Board and staff on matters pertaining to the financial well-being of the Centre.
  • be responsible for the Fundraising Committee and Flea Market Committee, and
  • be included, as required, in the budget process and assist staff in evaluating all aspects impacting the Centre.

Program Committee

This committee will:

  • present to staff the opinions and concerns of the membership regarding program services,
  • keep the SAC Board informed, where applicable, on program challenges, and
  • assist and support fundraising plans and projects.

Café Committee

This committee will:

  • make recommendations regarding fee and menu changes, catering issues, service, decor and aesthetics.
  • make suggestions regarding equipment additions or upgrades and other general items.
  • present opinions and concerns of the membership regarding food services to staff and keep the Advisory Board informed of problems, new initiatives and suggestions.
  • make recommendations to staff regarding food services and suggest areas for modifications or changes, and
  • keep the Committee advised of the general operation of the cafeteria

Outreach Committee

This committee will:

  • Advocate for programs dedicated to frail and isolated seniors.
  • Promote the integration of the frail and isolated seniors into the SAC and community activities, and
  • Advocate for programs and services to service the senior community in West Vancouver.

Communications Committee

This committee will:

  • Promote programs, activities and events for members and non-members of the SAC.
  • Be active in publications, promotions and media for the SAC and its members, and
  • Be innovative in the positive promotion of the SAC.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

This committee will:

  • Provide advice and support for volunteer leadership, recruitment, retention, and training.
  • Advise on volunteer schedules, events and appreciation, and
  • Plan for the future of volunteering and the creation of sustainable volunteers.

Flea Market Committee

This committee will:

  • Raise funds for the West Vancouver SAC, and
  • Host an annual flea market to raise funds for the SAC and provide meaningful volunteer experiences for the volunteers.

Nominating Committee

This committee will:

  • execute and manage the process of obtaining candidates from the general membership to fill vacancies on the Advisory Board.
  • receive and review all submissions made by the membership to confirm that candidates meet all requirements as outlined in the Nominating Form, and
  • act in accordance with the guidelines stated in the West Vancouver SAC Advisory Board Nomination and Election Manual.

Election Committee

This committee will:

  • acquire committee members consistent with responsibilities, and
  • act in accordance with the guidelines stated in the West Vancouver SAC Advisory Board Nomination and Election Manual

Ad Hoc Committees

These committees will:

  • be constituted from time to time as needed, and
  • report to the Advisory Board on their meetings and actions.


Funds raised by the Seniors’ Activity Centre Advisory Board through direct appeals or the tireless fundraising efforts of their many volunteers go to support the Centre by contributing to programs, volunteer support, or specific facility projects and equipment that enhance the programs and services at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. Donate by contacting the Seniors' Activity Centre:


Feed the Need

The Seniors’ Activity Centre has received a matching grant from the West Vancouver Foundation for the Food Security Program for vulnerable seniors. Matching donations must be made before December 31, 2020.

Feed the Need