Please complete the medical form and return to your Branch Youth Team no later than Wednesday the 28th of October 2015!
The grade 6 launch party was a great success with lots of people coming to the facility and participating in different activities! Keep an eye out for more special event!
Octobers activity schedules for October will be up soon, for your individual facility please check here.
Eau Claire was BOOMING this past Friday as our Grade 6’s congregated on the third floor to celebrate the past 10 months we’ve spent together.
What a truly amazing year we’ve had! Between impromptu gaga ball face-offs, nutrition workshops, tournaments, dance parties, Lego sessions, and cooking classes, it seems we have done it all at the YMCA! This past Friday, we got all of our branches together for our Grade 6 Year End Celebration, and it was incredible! Even though we were rained out of our Riveredge site, we still managed to collect a whopping total of 122 grade 6 students under the Eau Claire roof!
After enjoying some pizza and veggies, we split off into groups and participated in a variety of different stations. All our grade sixes got to try a little bit of everything; from Lego, to Kin ball and team building, to the first ever YMCA dance-rap-karaoke party!
We even got to meet Harvey the Hound and former Flames defenceman, Rhett Warrener!
The best part was having all of our members come together and experience something new with their fellow branches. All of us were excited to be a part of something so different – and we ensured that everyone in the building knew it! We are the first cohort of Calgary YMCA’s Grade 6 members, and we made sure to sign this school year off with a bang!
Summer is just around the corner and we are all bustling with the exciting opportunities that await us! To find out more information on what your branch is doing this summer, take a look at our Activity Page or contact your Youth Coordinator!
Thanks again to all of our lovely grade 6 members who have made this year at the YMCA one of our most memorable! And thank you to all of our incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers as well as the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life for making this year happen! Without all of us – staff, members, and supporters alike – this year’s success would not have been possible!
Calling all Grade 6 Members!!
Join us on June 12th from 5:00-8:00pm for a free year end celebration at YMCA Camp Riveredge! We will be offering free food, games, and activities for all of our grade 6 members to celebrate the end of their grade 6 year.
All are welcome to attend this fun, free event! Each branch will be offering transportation to and from Riveredge on the day of the event. We will be meeting at Eau Claire at 4:30 for the bus.
Activities for our celebration will include:
- Gaga Ball
- Meet and Greet with Harvey the Hound
- BBQ Dinner
- Low Ropes Course
- Challenge Course
- Wide Games
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah Thornton at 403-781-1685. We hope to see you all there!
Join us at the Eau Claire YMCA as we embark on a new culinary adventure! Participants from the ages of 10-13 are welcomed to register for this class and enjoy the art of cooking!
Participants will get to experience the joy of substituting ingredients in their recipe, learning knife skills, practicing reading recipes and labels, and learning to make healthy decisions when it comes to ingredients.
Program runs every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm and begins on May 6th. If you are interested in registering for this program, please click here to download a registration form and return it to Eau Claire.
Grade 6 is a great time for exploring and learning about your community. Often times, however, we find that youth around the grade 6 age become apathetic towards physical activity and community engagement. The Grade 6 Memberships were created to help combat this apathy. But what else can we do to keep active and stay involved over the summer?
The Eau Claire Y has decided to create a program that gets our Grade 6 Members out into the community once a week to learn more about what it has to offer! We will be meeting every Wednesday to explore our community and get involved in new and interesting ways. From community art projects to capture the flag, Eau Claire’s STARS program will have it all! In STARS, Students Thrive and Reach for Success!
This program is free for all of our Grade 6 Members and will be registered by the week. Program is scheduled to run every Wednesday from 9:00am-2:00pm. A schedule for the summer is being created and will be posted on the website once it has been finalized.
If you are interested in participating in this fantastic opportunity, please download a registration form by clicking here! Please fill out the forms and return the to the branch as soon as possible. Spots for the program are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.
For more information or with help registering, please contact Sarah Thornton, Eau Claire Youth Coordinator at 403-781-1685 or e-mail her at email@example.com
The kids had requested being able to make healthy chicken nuggets, made with home-style ingredients and no preservatives. They really enjoyed the outcome!
After splitting into groups the kids each got to try cracking eggs (only one went on the floor!), cutting up the chicken and using the oven.
Our NSTEP Healthy Eating workshop will be returning next month on march 14th 2015 and is open to all grade 6 members, to register simply email me with your name, phone number and any food allergy’s!
Youth Coordinator Shawnessy YMCA
Today Wednesday 4th February we hosted Drop in Soccer for all our grade 6 members, we had a good turnout of players and it was lots of fun!
Next week we will be meeting again from 5-6 pm in gym 1 on Wednesday at the Shawnessy YMCA for a special Grade 6 Vs Y-survive event, all grade 6 members are invited so come along and try some soccer!
Youth Coordinator Shawnessy YMCA
Looking for an exciting Friday Night Activity? Why not register for our Grade 6 Dodgeball Tournament in February!
Teams of 6 will compete against each-other in 3 minute rounds to battle for the Ultimate Title. Participants are welcome to sign up as a team or as individuals. The winning team will take home the blue ribbons as well as the first place prize (to be determined). Second and third place teams will also be awarded.
All participants will receive a participation acknowledgement.
The tournament will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, February 20th. Four different, yet fast-paced variations of dodgeball will be played throughout the night. Instructions will be explained on the day of the tournament but are also distributed with your sign-up package.
If you or your team wants to practice, or is a bit shy, have no fear! We will also be hosting a practice night on Tuesday, February 17th during our regular Grade 6 Sports Drop-In time (6:00-7:00 PM).
If you are interested in joining us for this challenge, you can click here to download our dodgeball registration form and rules. Be sure to drop by Eau Claire to hand in your form and register. Alternatively, you can contact Sarah Thornton, youth Coordinator at 403-781-1685 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bring your game face and we will see you there!
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!
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!
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