The YMCA Calgary float demonstrates the action, community-building, and fun that makes the YMCA what it is. A variety of activities children, youth and adults can experience at the Y are illustrated with figurine outlines that can be any person from anywhere, emphasizing our inclusivity and our welcoming of all people. They are playing basketball, lifting weights, running, doing yoga, skateboarding, playing music, canoeing, and hiking.
All the figures are placed on, in and around colorful ribbon-like pieces that intertwine to demonstrate the community-building that occurs when children, youth and adults gather together to participate in activities they enjoy. The ribbons also intertwine in and around the acronym YMCA to demonstrate how the Y has activities within its Centres of Community but also around the city in 60 different sites including community centres and schools.
These ribbons gather together at the front of the float to create a push bar for the people pushing the structure. The float is in the shape of a Y and is led by large YMCA logos, a recognizable symbol of welcome, community – a safe space. The basketball backboard at the back of the float symbolizes the ingenuity of the YMCA (basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith at a YMCA in 1891) and the constant flow of new ideas and activities at local YMCAs around our city, our country and in 120 countries around the world. The words around the base of the float are YMCA key concepts supporting our mission – learn, grow, belong, thrive, lead, volunteer and work. They speak to the vision of YMCA Calgary, that our communities will be vibrant and healthy because children, youth and adults belong, grow, thrive and lead.
Calling all Grade 6!
We will be hosting our second Calgary Flames Grade 6 member tournament.
Registration for this event will Open on the 23th of November 2015, You can call your branch and register with member services or email your branches youth team. .
Course Code #107177
Must Be Available to play! Transport arrangements can be made from your home branch.
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.
Please complete the medical form and return to your Branch Youth Team no later than Wednesday the 28th of October 2015!
Come to our community wellness day!
Saturday October 3rd 2015 – 9:30am – 1pm
Non-profits and health & wellness businesses will have booths set up in the common area through the facility.
There will be a seminar focused on seniors as well as teddy bear activities throughout the complex for younger children, including the outdoor courtyard led by YMCA.
There will also be free admission to the YMCA.
Please note that registration is required for the senior events (call 403 290 5755) and those attending the teddy bear events should bring their favorite doll!
Hope to see you there!
Come along to our Annual Boorific Bash Saturday October 31st 2015 6-8pm!
Lots of fun seasonal festivities for the whole family throughout the facility !
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GIANT mini Golf and Outdoor Games!
May 30 2:00pm-4:00pm
Ever tried playing mini golf with a hockey stick? What if your golf ball was the size of a dodgeball? Try out a new kind of mini golf with the YMCA GIANT mini golf and outdoor games! We will have spoon and egg races, three legged races, and many more challenges to entertain!
Youth 8-13 years are invited to participate, please note we will be outside and prepare for the weather with sunscreen, runners, and water.
Please register online or at the Crowfoot YMCA front desk with the Barcode #106168
This is a free event for members, non-members need only pay the YMCA drop-in fee.
Join us on Sunday, April 12 for public facility access to your local YMCA!
All YMCA Calgary locations will have free, open access to the community.
We hope to see you there!
If you volunteer with the Youth Department at the Saddletowne YMCA and like a good time, join us from 5:30-7pm on Thursday, September 4 for information, refreshments, and games. We just want to say ‘thank you for volunteering’!
Contact Adam Luciuk, Youth Director at 403-537-2719 for more details.
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