Former Hillcrest board members speaking publicly about scandal

Global News

Former board members of the Hillcrest Community Centre are hoping transparency will put a very public internal conflict to an end.

“Any settlement…will require a full independent audit to be completed,” said former board member Ken Charko. “An open AGM is really what we’re looking for, full accountability.”

The settlement Charko is referring to is a proposed deal that would see current chair Jesse Johl removed from the board.

Over the last year the Hillcrest Centre, home to Olympic curling in the 2010 Olympics and one of the most popular community centres in the city, has been mired by infighting. Three members of the board, including Charko, have been removed. The centre has spent thousands in legal fees battling changes imposed by the Vancouver Park Board over membership rules, but lacked money to put on their annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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