Our Story

Federal and provincial governments, along with the District and City of North Vancouver, provided significant capital funding to build the Centre. The Society also turned to service clubs and private donors to equip the new Centre.

From a small group, we have grown into the largest seniors centre in North Vancouver. We now have more than 70 different programs and activities to offer!


In February of 1968, a small group of seniors met with then-City of North Vancouver Mayor Cates to discuss the feasibility of constructing a multi-service centre for seniors on the North Shore.

They were people of vision, and all agreed that such a place was much needed, so they set to the task of making it happen. The Centre officially opened on September 22, 1973, after countless hours of work by dedicated volunteers, including 165 planning meetings.


Silver Harbour Centre relies on the generosity of governments, organizations, businesses and individuals whose financial contributions allow us to continue to serve seniors in North Vancouver.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides leadership and governance in the fulfillment of Silver Harbour’s vision and mission.

Our Board for 2023-2024

Brenda Harrison, Director
Doug Blakeney, Treasurer
Elizabeth Jones, Vice-President
Leanne Roy, Director
Margaret Coates, Secretary
Naseem Amarshi, Director
Richard Gauntlett, President
Ritch Seeley, Director
Ron Needham, Director
Shideh Shadfar, Director
Virginia Baldwin, Director
Wayne Hanna, Director