Be in Step with Dance Walking

Workload, hectic schedules, deadlines, busy times…when it comes to life, we’re used to dancing to its tune! Now you can ‘dance walk’ your way into staying in great shape too. Back in 2012, Emmy award-winning NBC reporter Ben Aaron introduced a workout routine called Dance Walking. It was an idea inspired during one of Aaron’s […]

Embracing Change with Michele Mateus

Roundhouse volunteer coordinator, Michele Mateus, has big news. She and husband, Don, are expecting their first child in May 2014. So before Mateus packs up her office and bids adieu to the Roundhouse to begin her one-year maternity leave, she leaves us with a snapshot of what her job entails and why she’s so passionate […]

Staying the Course with Kathryn Sweetapple

It’s no accident that the Roundhouse (RH) offers a unique array of fantastic social and recreational programming. That’s because Recreation Programmer, Kathryn Sweetapple, who has been employed at the RH for seven years, carefully selects the courses that best reflect this community centre’s diverse clientele. My passion for recreation and being active brought me to […]

On the Move with Fraser McElroy

When Roundhouse program assistant Fraser McElroy was younger he wanted to be a professional athlete or a police officer. Somehow he says he’s managed to meld his boyish dreams with his developing four-year career with the Vancouver Park Board. “I am around sports and athletes all the time, yet I also serve the public.” Every […]

Upstairs with Hanne Lene

You’ll find Hanne Lene Dalgleish, Roundhouse Communications Coordinator, peering down from her office perched above the main entrance at the Roundhouse. “I love that I get to walk over a bridge every day to get to my office, and that the view from my window is of huge, arching beams that are over 125 years […]

In The Office With Maria Castillo

In 2005, Production Administrator and Bookkeeper, Maria Castillo, left the Philippines with her family to begin a new life in Canada. Now several years later, this published poet and self-confessed board game aficionado, says working at the Roundhouse is one of the best reasons to wake up in the morning. My motto for life is […]

Meet Matt Frankish

Technical Director and Production Manager, Matt Frankish, has come a long way from his days of sweeping stages and pulling curtains in theatres across the pond. This brand new Canadian and first-time dad shares why he loves working at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. The best part of working at the Roundhouse is […]