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YMCA Saddletowne Family Fun

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 jmartin@calgary.ymca.ca for more information.      



YMCA Saddletowne Preschool Open House


Stop by the Saddletowne Preschool Room over the Spring break and meet our friendly teaching team.  Bring your preschooler and get crafty with art, or run, throw, catch and jump in our multipurpose room.

Whether your child is already registered, or you are looking for the right class for your little learner, we look forward to seeing you!


Monday March 28th: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Thursday March 31st: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Friday April 1st: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Family Wellness Day at the Saddletowne YMCA

Visit the Saddletowne YMCA Saturday, December 19th from 1:00-4:00 PM for our Community Wellness Day.  There will be games, activities and more throughout the afternoon, and access is FREE for everyone.

Click here for a full list of activities, and don’t forget to bring your bathing suit!

Elves at Play

Are you feeling the crunch as the Holiday Season approaches?

Take some time to relax this December and let YMCA instructors care for your children while you do some stress-free festive shopping or have a little quiet time to yourself.

This exciting event called Elves at Play is being hosted by the Saddletowne, Crowfoot, Shawnessy and Eau Claire YMCAs on Saturday, December 13 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Children taking part in Elves at Play will be entertained with crafts, games, swimming and more, all within your local YMCA.  All activities will be appropriate for children aged 3-12.

Registration for this fun filled event is only $25 for members and $35 for non-members.  Please contact your local branch to register today.  We’ll see you then!

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Snowstorm? What Snowstorm! Keeping warm at the Saddletowne YMCA

The weather this week certainly put a damper on the winter fun for Saddletowne YMCA’s Preschool Department, but we battled back with some wonderful indoor crafts!

Don't forget your mittens!


We are also hosting some other awesome indoor events at the Saddletowne YMCA. Check out:

Elves at Play: Get your Christmas Shopping done while your children (3-12yrs) swim, craft, and play games with the wonderful Youth and Preschool staff at Saddletowne. Saturday December 14th from 1:00pm t0 5:00pm.

Members: 25$ Non-members 35$

Penguins playing in the snow!

Crafty Kids Workshop: Does your child (3-12yrs) like to do crafts? Sign your child(ren) up to create an exciting holiday crafted gift, wrapping paper included, with the help of the great YMCA volunteers and staff. Tuesday December 10th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Members: 5$ Non-members: 10$

To sign up, contact the Saddletowne YMCA at 403.237.2393

2013 Crowfoot YMCA Gift Sale

The 2013 Crowfoot YMCA Gift Sale will be taking place this year from November 5th through to the 7th. Each day, vendors will be set up in our main lobby from 9:00am – 12:00pm and again from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday the 5th and Thursday the 7th.

This exciting event will benefit the YMCA Strongkids Campaign which provides children from low-income families with the opportunty to fully experience a YMCA Program or activity. A percentage of total sales from each vendor will go to this campaign which means each sale goes towards:

Helping a youth gain the confidence and skills to avoid isolation

Helping a child attend day camp for the first time and meet new friends

Giving a teen a safe place to go

and many more great causes.

So please stop by our vendors tables during the first week in November to find some gifts for those hard to shop for people and support a great cause at the same time!

Healthy Kids Day at Saddletowne YMCA

Healthy Kids Day was a huge success on June 2, 2013 at Saddletowne YMCA.  We had lots of  families come out despite the rain!  There was lots of fun to be had, and our Pre-school area was busy making crafts, doing sugar experiments and finishing off the day with homemade healthy fruit smoothies!  We even had a demonstration match of Netball – one of the  most popular sports in Australia and Europe.  I am sure some of those basketball players have now crossed over to Netball!

Thanks to everyone who came out and we will do it again next year.

Add some colour to your Winter!

Add some colour to your Winter by registering in a Preschool class with your 2-3 year old at the Saddletowne YMCA!

Want to make a mess with paint, clay, paper mache and glue without all the cleaning?  Or maybe you’re looking to engage your preschooler in some physical activity as well?  Look no further than Arts & Crafts and Gym & Crafts!

Arts & Crafts    #77111     Tuesdays    11:15-12:00 PM

Gym & Crafts   #77636   Mondays     1:00-2:00 PM

Registration is ongoing with pro-rated pricing!  Please contact Steve Elliot at 403-537-2712 or selliot@calgary.ymca.ca for more information.


YMCA Saddletowne Preschool

Using nothing but popcicle sticks, paper squares, glue, paint and their imaginations, YMCA Saddletowne Preschool students made their own camp fire crafts this week.  Noshy Karbani, YMCA Saddletowne’s own Director of Administration, took time out of her busy day to cook a halal marshmallow in the Preschool room!

Spaces are still available- sign up your Preschooler for a class at the Saddletowne YMCA Preschool today!

Day Camp Spaces Still Available!

Looking for something fun for your children to do for a week or two? We still have some spaces left in July and August for day camps at all of our locations. Campers splash in our pools, get creative with crafts, learn new games and sports, run off some energy outside and make friends. Please contact Member Services for more details about open spots.

Crowfoot: 403 547 6576

Eau Claire: 403 268 6701

Saddletowne: 403 237 2393

Shawnessy: 403 256 5533