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Health and Wellness Expo

South Health Campus YMCA and the Wellness Centre is running a 3-Day Health and Wellness Expo on September 4-6!

SHC Expo Poster

Bring your whole family and come join us for various fun activities that promote healthy living.

  • Thursday, September 4 | 3-7pm
  • Friday, September 5 | 1:30-7pm
  • Saturday, September 6 | 8am-3pm

Activities include:

  • YMCA Spin Challenge
  • ATCO Blue Flame Cooking Demo
  • Wellness Exhibition Fair
  • Soccer Tournament
  • KidZone

Download the Full Activity Schedule

Free Demo Class Week!

Come into the Crowfoot YMCA during the week of September 2-6 and try out one of the following registered programs for free!

Fitness Programs:
Dance Fitness
Metabolic Conditioning: Tuesday 6:00-7:00am
Olympic and Platform Lifting: Tuesday 7:15-8:15am
Baby & Me H2O: Tuesday 3:00-3:45pm
My First Bootcamp: Tuesday 5:15-6:15pm
Yoga Active: Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Hard Core: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm
Tabata: Wednesday 6:00-7:00am
Swimfit: Wednesday 9:30-10:30am
Active Older Adult: Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
Fitness Kickboxing: Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm
Yoga Passive: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Zumba: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga Passive: Saturday 8:00-9:00am

Youth Programs:
Indoor Soccer (6-7 years): Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm
Youth Yoga (6-13 years): Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:15pm
Floor Hockey (8-9 years): Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
Backyard Games (2-3 years): Wednesday 10:30-11:15am
Homeschool Sports (6-8 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Homeschool Sports (9-11 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Preschool Sports (3-5 years): Wednesday 1:30-2:15pm
Volleyball (10-13 years): Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Badminton (10-13 years): Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm
Badminton (8-9 years): Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
Y Skip (6-16 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Y’D World of Sports (6-9 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Floor Hockey (10-13 years): Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Cookie Monsters (3-5 years): Friday 11:00-11:45am
Homeschool Sports (12-15 years): Friday 12:00-1:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (8-9 years): Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (10-13 years): Friday 5:00-6:00pm
Floor Hockey (6-7 years): Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Indoor Soccer (8-9 years): Saturday 11:30-12:30pm

The Yellow Balloon

Last night was a pretty typical Sunday night around our house.

My wife and I were winding down after a busy weekend with our two children, Adam, age 8 and Ashlyn, age 5. The kids’ teeth were brushed, their pyjamas on (bath time was avoided thanks to a wonderful afternoon swim at Crowfoot YMCA) and family books, our nightly reading tradition, was imminent. After a hectic weekend attending the Calgary International Children’s Festival, doing the necessary clean and tidy required to get us through the week, baseball, ballet and the other routines of a young family, we were all pretty ready to be done for the night.

Then, someone blew up a yellow balloon.

My son, always up for a spontaneous game, tapped the balloon and sent it soaring across the living room. My wife, equally game, tapped it back. My daughter quickly got in on the action. Then, emerging from another room to see what was happening, I found the uncovered corner and joined in.

The goal was to slap and pass, push and bash that balloon, avoiding the pointy ceiling and the forbidden hardwood floor.

“Mommy, it’s yours!”

“Adam, hit it!”

“Ha, Dad, it got you in the nose!”

As we played, we talked. We talked about working as a team. We encouraged and cheered each other on. We worked on strategy — slowing down the tempo once in a while, then pounding that balloon for maximum effect and velocity.

Ashlyn squealed with delight each time she took the yellow balloon in an unexpected direction, usually off a parent’s body part. With some encouragement, Adam resisted the urge to hog the balloon from his smaller sister, not always his default position, and soaked up the praise. Mom and Dad enjoyed those love-filled looks parents share when their kids are being simply amazing.

The game went on for 20 minutes. We were totally connected as a family.

We all felt a little lighter.

Eau Claire Family Member Night May 25th 4:30-7:00pm

Join us for fun family activities on

Saturday May 25th from 4:30-7:00pm.

We are closing off our third floor area for a fun evening of family games and activities including: family court sports, basketball (ages 7 and up), preschool soft play area and crafts, family Zumba, pool games and much more!

Be Active, Stay Healthy

Open to YMCA members and their families.

11 Days until Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2013
Sunday June 2

Free Access for Families – 10am-1pm

Games, activities, health fair, entertainment and so much more!

Click here for schedule of events/activities at your local Y!

Count Down to Healthy Kids Day

Only 15 days until Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA!

Sunday June 2nd – 10am – 1pm (free access for families)

Games, activities wellness fair and entertainment!

Please check with specific branch for schedules.