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Aboriginal Youth Hoops Basketball Tournament

During Aboriginal Awareness Week, we will be hosting our 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Hoops Tournament!

Get your friends together and get involved in this fun, outdoor event!

This 3-on-3 basketball tournament is open to Aboriginal youth ages 16-30 years old. Maximum four players per team. One player must of be of the opposite sex.

• 3-point shot
• Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and competition winners
• A late lunch provided for participants

For more information and to submit registration forms, contact the YMCA Aboriginal Active Life Coordinator at 403-537-1723 or shelby.brown@calgary.ymca.ca

Crowfoot YMCA Qualifier

Calgary Flames Youth Hoops Tournament

The Crowfoot YMCA Qualifier is on April 18 from 3:00PM-4:00PM

Open to all youth ages 10-13 / No Membership necessary / Free for members, $4 for non-members

Winners receive prizes and advance to the championship round and compete against other YMCA branches on May 1.

Register online or at the Crowfoot YMCA front desk. For more information contact our Youth Director at 403-241-4612


Eau Claire April Basketball Tournament

BBall blonde tween with friend_63586264Eau Claire is hosting another Grade 6 Basketball Tournament! Join us on Friday, April 17th from 6:00-8:15 PM to participate. Teams of 6 will be competing in a 4-on-4 style competition.

Prizes of all sorts will be awarded to participants. In addition, the top two teams will win Eau Claire Jerseys and be awarded the opportunity to compete for the Inter-Branch Trophy at the City-Wide Championship game on May 1st. Participants will be provided with drinks and light snacks on the day of the tournament. Families and friends are invited to attend to cheer their player on!

All youth ages 10-13 are invited to participate – register now for the opportunity to represent your branch! Those who wish to participate but are not members must pay the $4.00 drop-in fee on the day of the tournament.

Participants are welcome to sign-up as a full team, as a single player, or as a partial team. We will do the best we can to accommodate teammate requests, however we cannot make any guarantees. To access a registration form, click here, or speak with a representative at Member Services. Forms must be submitted to the branch no later than Thursday April 16th!!

For more information, contact Sarah Thornton, Eau Claire Youth Coordinator at 403-781-1685 or e-mail her at sarah.thornton@calgary,ymca.ca

Meet the Saddletowne YMCA’s Youth and Day Camps Director!

Adam Luciuk aka Splinter

Youth, Climbing and Day Camp Director


With so many Summer Day Camps offered throughout the city, why should families choose YMCA Saddletowne Day Camps?

We offer fun, adventurous and safe summer experiences for children of all ages in our vibrant community. They can explore swimming, climbing, off-site day trips, gym activities, arts and crafts, the great outdoors and much more. Very few other camps offer as many different activities within their regular day camps as we do. Let your children discover a new passion with us!

What are you most excited about this summer?

I am very excited about our NEW Sport Development Camps. Our skilled sports coach will help young athletes of any ability to achieve their potential this summer. Whether your child is passionate about soccer or basketball, or wants to try something new and excited this summer, this camp is for them.


When you’re not leading our Day Camps this summer, what will you be doing?

When I’m not at work, I’ll be spending time in the great outdoors, camping and exploring new places. When I’m not spending time in the outdoors, I’ll be working on a project: planning what experience I will embark on next or looking for a creative way to share my knowledge with others.

Thinking back to last summer, what did our Day Campers teach you the most?

That life should be fun!

YSurvive is Coming in February

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Keep your motivation going after the New Year with some friendly and healthy competition.

Yes YSurvive is back for its sixth year! This is a great way to meet new people, try new activities, shake up your routine and stick with fitness goals.

All YMCA Calgary members, volunteers and staff are welcome to join this fun event. Just stop by Member Services to register, get your t-shirt and be placed on a tribe with a captain. The tribe that earns the MOST points during the competition wins bragging rights and special recognition on the YSurvive Cup!

To earn points you can run, swim, lift weights, climb, shoot basketball, play badminton or participate in yoga and fitness classes. There will also be special challenges, themes and prizes!

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Registration starts in January and the competition runs February 2 through March 9. Watch for details in displays at all locations.

Grade Six Basketball Tournament

Eau Claire is hosting a Grade Six Basketball Tournament on Friday, November 7th!

We are calling on our YMCA Youth between the ages of 10 and 12 years to register for this awesome opportunity. Participating in the tournament is not only a fun way to spend a Friday evening, but a great way to get active and make some new friends!

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The tournament will begin at 6:15 and will continue until 7:30 pm. This is a 4-on-4 tournament – each team is required to have at least one substitute player (i.e. 5 players per team). You are only required to register yourself as teams will assemble on Game Day. Singles or doubles will be grouped together by Eau Claire staff/volunteers before the event begins.

In addition to other prizes, teams will be competing to play in our Final Game. The top two teams will be invited to represent Eau Claire in the Association-wide tournament that will be held in December (dates yet to be confirmed).

To participate, youth are not required to be in grade 6, nor do they need to be members. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 12 to register. Non-members will be required to pay the $4.00 drop-in fee on the day of the tournament.

If you are interested in registering for this qualifier tournament, please complete the registration form and drop it off at the Eau Claire branch by no later than Wednesday November 5th! We will see you there!

Great Six Kick Off at Eau Claire!

Come join us as we celebrate the official launch of Our Great Six Initiative this Weekend! Eau Claire will be hosting an event from 1:00-3:30 on Saturday September 20th. All families interested in our Great Six memberships are welcome to attend. We will be offering free food – generously donated to us by Spolumbo’s – lots of activities, and some community guests. This is a great opportunity for families to come out and find out what our Grade Six memberships are all about.

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Eau Claire’s Launch Schedule

For more information on our Grade 6 Launch, please visit: http://www.ymcacalgary.org/programs-locations-and-membership/grade6/


Feel free to contact Sarah Thornton, Eau Claire YMCA Youth Coordinator at 403-781-1685 or e-mail her at sarah.thornton@calgary.ymca.ca


Free Demo Class Week!

Come into the Crowfoot YMCA during the week of September 2-6 and try out one of the following registered programs for free!

Fitness Programs:
Dance Fitness
Metabolic Conditioning: Tuesday 6:00-7:00am
Olympic and Platform Lifting: Tuesday 7:15-8:15am
Baby & Me H2O: Tuesday 3:00-3:45pm
My First Bootcamp: Tuesday 5:15-6:15pm
Yoga Active: Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Hard Core: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm
Tabata: Wednesday 6:00-7:00am
Swimfit: Wednesday 9:30-10:30am
Active Older Adult: Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
Fitness Kickboxing: Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm
Yoga Passive: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Zumba: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga Passive: Saturday 8:00-9:00am

Youth Programs:
Indoor Soccer (6-7 years): Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm
Youth Yoga (6-13 years): Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:15pm
Floor Hockey (8-9 years): Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
Backyard Games (2-3 years): Wednesday 10:30-11:15am
Homeschool Sports (6-8 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Homeschool Sports (9-11 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Preschool Sports (3-5 years): Wednesday 1:30-2:15pm
Volleyball (10-13 years): Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Badminton (10-13 years): Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm
Badminton (8-9 years): Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
Y Skip (6-16 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Y’D World of Sports (6-9 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Floor Hockey (10-13 years): Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Cookie Monsters (3-5 years): Friday 11:00-11:45am
Homeschool Sports (12-15 years): Friday 12:00-1:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (8-9 years): Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (10-13 years): Friday 5:00-6:00pm
Floor Hockey (6-7 years): Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Indoor Soccer (8-9 years): Saturday 11:30-12:30pm

Youth Week Has Arrived!

YMCA Locations are offering inexpensive and FREE activities for youth ages 12-17. This is a week to celebrate youth!

Eau Claire YMCA staff are jumping up and down with excitement.

Wednesday, April 23 | 5pm-7pm | Eau Claire YMCA Lobby |$6.50
A special 2 hour edition of Art in the City featuring a guided art walk throughout downtown Calgary’s Urban Art Scene. This will include public pieces, studios and chats with local artists as well as a chance to practice our own Urban Art

Friday, April 25 | 7pm-9pm | Eau Claire Gym | $4
5 on 5 Basketball Tournament. Sign up from 1pm-6pm, tournament starts at 7:00pm. Slots for 40 youth will be filled then randomly selected to create teams of 5. Tournament will be half court followed by a full court final.

Saturday April 26 | 12pm-3pm | Eau Claire 3rd Floor | Free
Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre and YMCA Eau Claire have teamed up to bring you the Global Café. We will transform one of the studios into a serene café like setting, complete with nut free sweets and hot beverages. Discussions and self-reflection surrounding a spiritual approach to self and Earth Day will be facilitated by Nora from Calgary Brahma Kumaris.


Crowfoot YMCA staff are stoked to offer tons of free events.

Monday, April 21 | 5pm-5:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP2 | Free
Hip Hop dance class.

Monday, April 21 | 6pm-6:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP1 | Free
Art by Youth class.

Wednesday, April 23 | 5pm-5:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP2 | Free
Improv class.

Wednesday, April 23 | 6pm-6:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP3 | Free
Parkour lessons.

Friday, April 25 | 5pm-5:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP3 | Free

Friday, April 25 | 6pm-6:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA Weight Floor | Free
Youth Resistance Training

Friday, April 25 | 7pm-10pm | Crowfoot YMCA | $4
Teen Night: Drop-in Basketball, Drop-in Dance, Drop-in Ping Pong, Open workout on the weight floor, open swim in the pool.

Saturday, April 26 | 2pm-2:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA Gym | Free
Parkour lessons.

Saturday, April 26 | 3pm-3:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP2 | Free
Art by Youth class.

Saturday, April 26 | 3pm-3:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA Gym | Free
Scatterball game.

Saturday, April 26 | 4pm-4:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP3 | Free
Youth Yoga class.

Saturday, April 26 | 4pm-4:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA Gym | Free
Drop-in Soccer.

Saturday, April 26 | 5pm-5:45pm | Crowfoot YMCA MP3 | Free
Breakdancing and hip hop class.


Come check out all the cool stuff, try something new, and meet some other youth!

See youthcentral.com/youthweek/ for more activities and events happening around the city.

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