Come to the YMCA for free on National Child Day!
National Child Day is celebrated in recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year’s theme is BELONGING.
Spend the day at the YMCA where you can be a kid again. Everyone welcome.
Come to the YMCA for free on Easter Sunday!
Spend the day at the Y on us. Hope to see you soon.
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.
UPDATE for Friday August 28
YMCA Camp Riveredge
Thank you for your ongoing understanding. The Air Quality Advisory remains poor for tomorrow, in the “High / Very High” range. On that basis we will repeat our contingency plan from Thursday.
The YMCA Camp Riveredge site will again remain closed on Friday 28th August and all will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location.
All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate) Campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Daycamps. Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions.
Please continue to drop off and collect as normal, busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.
YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor daycamp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!
UPDATE for Thursday, August 27:
YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE
Due to the ongoing Air Quality Advisories in Calgary, YMCA Camp Riveredge will remain closed on Thursday August 27th, and all programming will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location (downtown).
All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate), campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Day Camps.
Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for YMCA Camp Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions. A decision will be made at 2.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) as to Friday. Our hope is that conditions continue to improve, and we will be able to return to the Riveredge site.
Please continue to drop off and collect as normal and busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire YMCA. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.
YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor Day Camp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!
Update for Wednesday, August 26:
YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE
Due to the continued forecast for poor air quality on Wednesday, we will be relocating our YMCA Camp Riveredge programs to the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located downtown. Bussing will be provided from other branches, and from the Riveredge site. Please drop off / pick up at your normal time and location – including campers usually dropped off at Camp Riveredge.
Update for Tuesday, August 25:
Given the current Air Quality Advisory, YMCA Calgary is taking the following actions:
YMCA Camp Riveredge will close this afternoon. Campers who have regular scheduled bussing are being returned to their home branch and will join regular YMCA day camp programs. Pick up will be at the normal time and location. The parents of campers dropped off on site at Camp Riveredge are being contacted with further information. Campers will remain in the sheltered areas until pick-up.
- YMCA Daycamps will continue as normal. Campers will remain indoors for the remainder of the day.
- Camp Chief Hector YMCA will continue to operate as normal, with programming adjusted to limit outdoor physical exertion. Those campers with preexisting conditions have been identified and are being monitored regularly.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and implement changes as required. The Air Quality forecast for Wednesday shows an improvement in conditions, and so it is likely that all programs, including YMCA Camp Riveredge, will return to normal.
Calling all KIDS! Come hang out at your local YMCA – play games, get your face painted, learn about eating healthy and staying active. Remember to bring Mom and Dad and tell all your friends too!!!
All ages are welcome!
Healthy Kids Day 2013 is on Sunday, June 2nd from 10am – 1pm.
What is it?
Join in this free annual community event at your local YMCA, as we celebrate and promote the healthy growth and development of children and families.
When is it happening?
On Sunday, June 2nd – 10am – 1pm Ys in communities across Canada organize fun, informative and engaging activities focused on the health of children, youth and their families. YMCA Healthy Kids Day activities include family fitness, nutritional experiments, games for the whole family, arts and crafts, safety and wellness demonstrations.
Why do we do it?
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is another example of how YMCAs are part of the solution in providing children and youth in Canada access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. This event is a great opportunity for families to spend time together, learn to love active living and have fun!
All Calgary locations are participating – Eau Claire YMCA, Crowfoot YMCA, Shawnessy YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, and the new YMCA in the South Health Campus.
Veterans Affairs Canada tells:
The official start of the Poppy Campaign and the distribution of poppies to the general public begin on the last Friday in October and run until November 11.
The lapel poppy may be worn throughout the whole of the remembrance period and is removed at the end of Remembrance Day. Many people place their poppy at the base of the cenotaph, as a sign of respect, at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony, which is also fully acceptable.
Although it is traditional for the poppy to be worn only during the annual remembrance period, a person may also wear one at certain other times. It is not unusual for poppies to be worn at commemorative events throughout the year, such as anniversaries of significant battles, a memorial service at a Royal Canadian Legion convention, and other similar occasions.
If you are organizing an event, you can seek advice from the Royal Canadian LegionExternal link, Opens in a new window, which oversees policy and procedures surrounding the use of the poppy.
The Royal Canadian Legion suggests that the poppy be worn on the left lapel of a garment and/or as close to the heart as possible.
This information and more from Veterans Affairs Canada.
Feeling a bit worn out? Daily demands piling up leaving your exhausted by the end of the day? Dr. Oz provides some creative ways to boost your energy level throughout the day:
Today, the stress of daily life has millions of people so tired and worn out that they feel they’re about to collapse. Here are five solutions beyond that typical cup of coffee to help you keep going the whole day through…
Did you catch YMCA Day Camps on Breakfast Television this morning? If not, you missed host Jill Belland doing a live remote at Crowfoot YMCA talking all about different YMCA camp options. The fun included a massive dance party, giant (and loud!) campfire, tons of games and activities.
Wanna watch? You can still catch the show! Take a look at the Breakfast Television website for clips from today. (Clips will go up on the website between noon – 1pm.)
We all know healthy living includes good treatment of mind, body and spirit. Why not start off the day with a moment to get your mind and soul into a positive space? Melissa Rouseau talks about this very idea in her article on the Mind Body Green website:
“The following are a few of the morning rituals that help me wake up, get those positive vibes going, and set the grateful tone for the way…”
Please note the Leisure Pool and Hot Tub will be closed for maintenance on Saturday July 28th from 8am to 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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