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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.      



Grade 6 Event! Olympics!

Grade 6 Olympics!


Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm


At Crowfoot YMCA! Meet us in the Gym. Pick up will be at 4:45 pm in Multipurpose Room #3!


An Olympics-themed event for Grade 6 members. We will have opening ceremonies, fun Olympic games, closing ceremonies, and an after-party!


Register for FREE at the Front Desk! Bar code #102426

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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Healthy Kids Day

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Sunday, June 1 | 10am to 1pm | all YMCA locations

YMCA Calgary warmly invites you to join us for Healthy Kids Day. This FREE annual community event runs at all of our locations. YMCA staff and volunteers along with various community partners will host a variety of fun, engaging activities, games and information for children, youth and families to become healthier in spirit, mind and body.

At the YMCA we believe when children, youth and families build healthy habits into daily living, it contributes to a stronger community.

Watch for more information and scheduled activities to be displayed at locations.

Crowfoot YMCA schedule
Eau Claire YMCA schedule
Saddletowne YMCA schedule
Shawnessy YMCA schedule
South Health Campus YMCA schedule





Healthy Kids Day at the Eau Claire YMCA

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Join in all the fun planned for Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, June 1 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Eau Claire YMCA.

Take part in loads of fun activities and make sure to see all of the great choices at our family resource fair:

  • Day camps and Outdoor Day Camps at Riveredge information booth
  • Sugar Content Awareness table
  • Calgary Public Library
  • Passport Station (awarding prizes for full passports)
  • Healthy Snacks
  • And much more!




Healthy Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by YMCAs across Canada in June. An action-packed event for the entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how healthy living can be fun and providing families with simple tips and resources to live healthy every day.

The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. That’s why we offer programming and advocate year round for the healthy growth of children and youth in spirit, mind and body.

Raising healthy children is a community effort, and the YMCA is your community partner in nurturing the potential of kids.

Join us from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, June 1 for an engaging day of fun and exciting activities for holistic health!


How to Stay Active at Home When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

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Kids have energy. Sometimes that energy seems to be too much for indoors, but the weather outside is just too cold and snowy to spend more than a few minutes outside.

So what do you do?

I’ve done some research and asked some friends with kids for their ideas.

1. Blow up a balloon and try to keep it off the floor

2. Play Hide and Seek

3. Active Reading – choose an often repeated word in a book and read out loud, any time the chosen word is said you have to stand up or sit down

4. Play charades – pick a category of animals or jobs or even people you know

5. Play Freeze Frame – play music and dance or move around until the music stops then everyone has to stay still until mom or dad turns the music back on

6. Spell words by making letters with only your body

7. Build an obstacle course of pillows, chairs, tape and string

8. Play follow the leader

And two mommy favourites are:

9.    Do yoga or an exercise video together in the living room

10.  Make cleaning into a game

Eau Claire YMCA’s 25th Anniversary

This fall marks twenty five years since Eau Claire YMCA opened its doors, and we are looking forward to celebrating it in style! Join us for two fun events:

Sunday, September 22 |  noon – 3pm
Family Carnival
Join us for carnival games, activities, jugglers, magicians and much, much more. We will have variety of activity stations around the building, with a special surprise in the gym! Collect a stamp at each station and win a mystery prize! And don’t forget to pick up a piece of our birthday cake.

Wednesday, September 25 | 11.45am – 1.15pm
80’s Revival!
An 80’s DJ will be pumping out tunes to accompany a special 80’s themed retro circuit class. Dig out your leg warmers and fluorescent sweatbands! Breakdancing, special guests and more – all topped off with a piece of birthday cake.

Jumpstart June with YMCA Healthy Kids Day!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2013

YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2013

Sunday June 2nd will be the YMCA annual and national event called Healthy Kids Day. All across Canada, associations will be celebrating an active lifestyle, for all families and especially…. Kids!

What a better way to spend a Sunday than diving into exciting activities such as outdoor games, nutritional activities, dance performances, wii games, arts & crafts, and even some sneak peaks into some of the wonderful classes at each local YMCA Calgary branch. The event is a drop-in come as you like day, starting at 10am and wrapping up by 1pm. So be sure to make the most of it!

**Check out your local branch for the Healthy Kids Day Schedule, as each location will have a unique set of events

Hope to see you out!