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Join in January and We will Waive the Joining Fee

YMCA Calgary will be waiving the joining fee in January!

This January, YMCA is making it easier than ever to get involved and make a difference in your health and wellness. For the first time ever, YMCA is waiving the joining fee! Join in January and you’ll save up to $75.00.

Because YMCA Calgary understands that every dollar counts, especially now. Take control and join a community that will keep you motivated to reach all your health goals.

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Get started today!

 


NeighborLink launches Crib Campaign

We were thrilled to host the NeighborLink‘s Crib Campaign launch this morning, along with our partners at the Genesis Centre.

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Mayor Nenshi ceremoniously made the first donation to celebrate this launch. Congratulations to NeighbourLink for launching their largest campaign in history. This will help more infants than ever before!

Click here for more information.

 


Catching Up with Gerald Wheatley, 2011 YMCA Peace Medal Recipient

The 2011 YMCA Peace Medal Recipient for Community Individual was Gerald Wheatley.

Gerald has worked tirelessly in the community of Sunnyside and across the city of Calgary in bringing people together to try new ways of recovering citizenship and sustainable living. Through many organizations, he is challenging citizens and elected officials to act responsibly on new knowledge related to social issues, environmental integrity and long term economic well being.

“Calgary’s in a position to change so quickly over the next few years, says Gerald. “It’s a really exciting time to be more sustainable.”

He has contributed to extraordinary programs such as Calgary Carsharing, Calgary Dollars, the Coalition for a Healthy Calgary, Public Interest Alberta, and the Old Y Centre. In addition, Gerald has developed a bioregional curriculum for Calgary schools.

“When I was in high school, we had a youth action group and we only had one rule – If you’re going to complain about something, you have to get involved in solving it,” says Gerald.

Gerald Wheatley is passionate about creating positive change in his community and will continue to strive for success in sustainability and environmental integrity.

If know of an individual or group like Gerald Wheatley who helps to build peace in their community, nominate them for a 2013 YMCA Calgary Peace Medal!


Pumped about YMCA Soccer Tourney!

Soccer, a game played by 250 million people in over 200 countries, making it the most popular sport in the world.

On Saturday March 23, 2013 YMCA Calgary’s International committee is hosting Play it Forward, our first ever soccer marathon for YMCA Strong Kids. This ongoing 4-hour soccer game is a great event for the whole family. Sign-up for a one hour shift to kick a ball around, get a workout and raise funds for a great cause.

Pledges raised can stay local or go to our wonderful YMCA partnerships in Colombia or Ukraine.

Register at any branch or over the phone. For more information or to download
the pledge package (after registration) see below:

Call to register – SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Crowfoot: 403-547-6576

Eau Claire: 403-269-6701

Saddletowne: 403-237-2393

Shawnessy: 403-256-5533

South Health Campus YMCA: 403-956-3900

Donwload the Play it Forward InfoPackage

Event Details:

  • Play it Forward: Soccer Marathon
  • March 23, 2013
  • 10am-2pm
  • Genesis Centre of Community Wellness (7556 Falconridge Blvd NE)

Contributing to a Healthy Community

Weight Floor Safety

Please help keep our weight floor safe for everyone by picking up your towels, free weights, water bottles and any other equipment and putting them away in the appropriate space.  These items left on the floor are a tripping hazard.

When lifting heavy weights, please ask for a spotter.  This not only keeps you safe, but protects others around you should you need to drop the weight suddenly.  When using weight plates on a bar, please secure the plates with collars to avoid them slipping off and possibly causing injury.

Let’s ensure everyone has a safe, enjoyable and effective workout!


New YMCA: Opens Tomorrow!

Have you been waiting as eagerly as us for the official opening date of the new YMCA opening in South Health Campus? Wait no longer: YMCA in South Health Campus officially opens Monday October 1 at 6:30am.

About YMCA in South Health Campus

YMCA is proud to be a partner in the Wellness Centre at Calgary’s newest health facility: South Health Campus. The campus will connect hospital care with community services, like YMCA Calgary. General information about YMCA in the Wellness Centre at South Health Campus.

Location and Tour

At Deerfoot Trail & 196 Avenue SE, YMCA is a place for southeast residents to enjoy community, health, wellness & recreation opportunities.

Membership

Membership at YMCA in South Health campus includes:

  • Workout tracking with FitLinxxTM
  • Strength & conditioning centre
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • Wellness appointment
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Group fitness classes
  • And more

There are many benefits for the first 500 people who acquire membership between September 3–30 for YMCA in the South Health Campus:

  • Payment plan starts when YMCA in the South Health Campus opens—until then enjoy free access to the four Calgary YMCA locations
  • No YMCA joining fee
  • Five YMCA guest passes

How to Join

Pre-opening membership can be purchased until September 30 at any YMCA Calgary location excluding YMCA in South Health Campus—we have a few finishing touches at the new location before officially opening the doors.


New YMCA in SE Calgary!

YMCA is proud to be a partner in the Wellness Centre at Calgary’s newest health facility: South Health Campus. The campus will connect hospital care with community services, like YMCA Calgary. General information about YMCA in the Wellness Centre at South Health Campus.

Location and Tour

At Deerfoot Trail & 196 Avenue SE, YMCA is a place for southeast residents to enjoy community, health, wellness & recreation opportunities.

Membership

Membership at YMCA in South Health campus includes:

  • Workout tracking with FitLinxxTM
  • Strength & conditioning centre
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • Wellness appointment
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Group fitness classes
  • And more

There are many benefits for the first 500 people who acquire membership between September 3–30 for YMCA in the South Health Campus:

  • Payment plan starts when YMCA in the South Health Campus opens—until then enjoy free access to the four Calgary YMCA locations
  • No YMCA joining fee
  • Five YMCA guest passes

How to Join

Visit any YMCA Calgary location or drop-by YMCA in the Wellness Centre in South Health Campus for full details. Click here to find out office hours at YMCA in South Health Campus.


New Photos: YMCA in South Health Campus

Wondering how things are coming along at the new YMCA opening at the South Health Campus? Fitness equipment has arrived and is being moved into place. Check out new photos of the loads of amazing new items at YMCA in the South Health Campus.

Don’t forget to take a virtual tour and find out more about membership at YMCA in the South Health Campus. Great deals if you purchase membership before September 30!


Genesis Centre on CBC Radio

Have a listen to this interview with Khalil Karbani, President of the Taradale Community Association, on CBC Radio speaking to the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, including new Saddletowne YMCA.

Click here to go to the correct CBC Radio webpage. Open the podcast (‘Eyeopener Audio’) and move the time bar to 19:40 to get to listen to the inteview with Khalil.

Cynthia Moore, Khalil Karbani, Carol Steiner, Noshy Karbani, one of the Karbani family children


GRAND OPENING: Genesis Centre & Saddletowne YMCA

Genesis Centre of Community Wellness and Saddletowne YMCA Grand Opening Celebration this weekend! Come enjoy festivities as the complex officially opens its doors to the public on January 14 & 15.

There will be events taking place all weekend long with the kick-off ceremony beginning Saturday, January 14 at 11am in the Commons area.


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