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Thanksgiving Monday

Happy Thanksgiving!

All YMCA locations will be following holiday hours today.
  • Crowfoot YMCA: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA:  7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saddletowne YMCA: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Shawnessy YMCA: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • South Health Campus YMCA: 7:00 am – 8:30 pm


Cut Down on Screen Time at the Saddletowne YMCA

Active children are happy and healthy children!

A great way to keep your child active and engaged this Fall is by registering them in one of the Saddletowne YMCA’s Preschool courses.

We offer a variety of different classes including swimming lessons, art, sports and more.  Sign up today, or visit our branch in Saddletowne for more information!

Be Your Best in 2013

Starting at the YMCA!

YMCA Calgary offers so many options for you and your entire family to get out of the house, get active, and most of all – have fun together!

Whether you’re looking to learn how to swim, a rock-climbing adventure, somewhere for your children to run off some of that energy, or just want to dance your cares (and holidays goodies) away in Zumba, YMCA Calgary can help you meet your goals.  With both drop-in and registered programming for all ages, YMCA Calgary can help you discover who you are in 2013.

Check us out; with five locations across this great city, there is a YMCA near you!  YMCA Calgary is Building Healthy Communities.

Wishing you and your family a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!


Can you believe it?  The Saddletowne YMCA Branch is one year old on January 7, 2013.  To celebrate this milestone, we will be having some cake and fun activities on January 20, 2013 (Open Y Day!). Please keep an eye out for more detailed information regarding some of the things that will be taking place in the branch on that day.

The Making of Resolutions

Written by Social Media Youth Volunteer: Angela Xie

The time now, is one of paradoxical meaning. As we leave behind a finished year, we embrace the new beginning provided by the New Year. Many people make resolutions now; they resolve to utilize the fresh beginning, to change and better themselves, to rise above the failings of the finished year. The making of New Year resolutions is now one of honored tradition, and while it is valuable to seek to improve and strive towards a meaningful goal, this habit has a cost.

The making of resolutions causes us to constantly find faults with the past year and with ourselves. That’s why this year, I took time from my holiday celebrations, and reviewed the past year to find and remember all the moments of success, celebration and joy. I remembered all the good things which has happened to me, all the wonderful memories that so often becomes lost in time. To me, these memories are no less precious than those of my mistakes. They show me that my year has been fulfilling, and more importantly, happy. They allow me to recognize the wondrous worth of the year and to keep those treasured memories for just a while longer. So during this new year, take the time to remember; to remember the wonders of life and to truly enjoy being alive.