Come Together for FAMILY FUN!
At the YMCA, we believe that families that spend time together grow strong together. Come join us for a themed afternoon of activities including, gym time, crafts and games!! We will be delivering fun, healthy activities for children between the ages of 3 and 10, and parents and guardians of all ages. Come out and meet some other families in your community.
Please e-mail Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking for an exciting Friday Night Activity? Why not register for our Grade 6 Dodgeball Tournament in March!
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.
All participants will receive a participation acknowledgement.
The tournament will run 6:00-8:30 PM on Friday, March 4th. 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 available below.
If you are interested in joining us for this challenge, you can click below to download our dodgeball registration form and rules.
Be sure to drop by your home branch to hand in your form and register.
Alternatively, you can contact your Branch youth team for more information.
Bring your game face and we will see you there!
Get your capes ready and tighten your utility belts because on Tuesday, March 1 the YMCA Megathon officially kicks off the 2016 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! This superhero themed event features a huge variety of fitness events to raise money for youth and children in the community. Your participation and fundraising efforts will directly benefit a child or youth in financial need and will give more young people a chance to thrive at the YMCA.
On Tuesday, March 1st, dress up and walk in to any of the three participating YMCA locations (South Health Campus, Shawnessy or Saddletowne) and make a real difference in the lives of the youth and children in Calgary. Just show up and you are signed up! With the goal of making all Calgary kids, healthier, you can have loads of fun and directly support children and youth in the community to have a YMCA experience.
Can’t make it that day? You can still help a youth or child by donating online at http://www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/
Stay tuned for more event details individual fitness events and visit your local YMCA location for more details!
Did you know…
1 in 4 children and youth coming to YMCA Calgary are in need of financial assistance? YMCA Megathon is a great way for you to have fun and raise much needed funds for kids.
We’re excited to bring on-board the WIBIT, a new aquatic obstacle course at YMCA!
A Wibit is an inflatable obstacle course for the swimming pool. It’s a chance for both children and adults to have some fun and enjoy the swimming pool in a new way!
The WIBIT is available at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA:
- Fridays 6:30-8:30pm Open
- Sundays 3:00-5:00pm Open
Now Booking WIBIT Birthday Parties!
Looking for a fun party idea? Host a WIBIT birthday party at the YMCA! Available on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:00pm. Party room also available.
Learn more about birthday parties at the YMCA.
Your Opinions Matter. Tell us about your YMCA.
We are excited to launch YMCA Calgary’s Annual Impact Survey. Feedback on your experience at the YMCA will help identify ways that we can better meet the needs and expectations of all the people who are connected with us.
Because everyone’s opinion is very important to us, both members and the general public can participate. If you are a YMCA Calgary member or participant, or have a connection to YMCA Calgary: we’d love to hear from you!
The fun part of launching this survey is the associated contest. All survey participants also have chances to win some cool YMCA prizes! Spend 5 to 20 minutes to provide feedback and get the link to enter the contest. Survey ends December 7.
The next YMCA Community Wellness Day is November 21!
Every YMCA Location will have free public access on this day. Come for a swim, shoot some hoops or use our cardio and strength areas.
All Sport One City
YMCA locations will also be participating in All Sport One City, a Sport Calgary and City of Calgary initiative to promote getting active! Check out the schedules for more information on programming and events.
When the needs of a child guide parents and caregivers in their actions, it helps children to have positive experiences that support them in their growth and development.
YMCA Calgary aims to provide your child with a safe, caring and stimulating environment – one filled with lots of opportunities for them to explore and learn as they play.
We know that it is very important to have open, positive relationships between parents and caregivers so communication is effective. This allows children to make connections between their home and the broader community while gaining an understanding that the adults in their life are working together… for them!
YMCA Child Minding areas are places children become very familiar with as they gain confidence for being away from their parent. In the Child Minding area they develop relationships of their own with other children as well as the staff and volunteer caregivers. As a values based organization we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for children to learn about, and practice behaviours of, respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. In the child minding areas you can see this –
- When children observe caregivers and parents warmly greeting and calmly speaking with one another
- When check in and sign out processes are smooth and worry free for children, parents and caregivers
- When children clean up the toy or piece of equipment they were playing with prior to leaving the area
- When caregivers let the phone go to voice mail while they play and engage with children. Messages can be picked up in a few moments, a wonderful play moment shouldn’t be interrupted
- When a parent or caregiver voices a concern to the other adult and they hear each other out prior to determining how they can best work together to support the child
YMCA staff and volunteers want all children to feel comfortable and happy within the Child Minding area. They truly enjoy working with the children and are committed to providing them with the care and attention they need.
For more information about YMCA Child Minding areas visit our website at http://www.ymcacalgary.org/childminding/
Reminder: Child Minding Block Booking for winter 2016 Session (Jan 4 – Mar 20, 2016)
YMCA Members Book beginning Monday, November 23, 2015
Non-Members Book beginning Monday, December 7, 2015
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