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2016 Strong Kids Kick-off Events

Today marks the YMCA Strong Kids kick-off for the year! Lots of fun & exciting activities happening across Calgary supporting children and youth!

YMCA Megathon

YMCA Megathon is happening today at Shawnessy YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA and South Health Campus YMCA! Be sure to visit them dressed as your favourite superhero.

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Cycle for YMCA Strong Kids

Next week on March 7, the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA will be hosting Cycle for Strong Kids event. Get on a bike and raise money for kids.

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Learn about YMCA Strong Kids

Stop by Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot to learn how YMCA Strong Kids supports your community.

 

Can’t make any of these events?

You can still support kids and youth by donating online.


Megathon – YMCA Strong Kids Kick-Off Event!

 

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Get your capes ready and tighten your utility belts because on Tuesday, March 1 the YMCA Megathon officially kicks off the 2016 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! This superhero themed event features a huge variety of fitness events to raise money for youth and children in the community. Your participation and fundraising efforts will directly benefit a child or youth in financial need and will give more young people a chance to thrive at the YMCA.

On Tuesday, March 1st, dress up and walk in to any of the three participating YMCA locations (South Health Campus, Shawnessy or Saddletowne) and make a real difference in the lives of the youth and children in Calgary. Just show up and you are signed up! With the goal of making all Calgary kids, healthier, you can have loads of fun and directly support children and youth in the community to have a YMCA experience.

Can’t make it that day? You can still help a youth or child by donating online at http://www.ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca/

Stay tuned for more event details individual fitness events and visit your local YMCA location for more details!

Did you know…
1 in 4 children and youth coming to YMCA Calgary are in need of financial assistance? YMCA Megathon is a great way for you to have fun and raise much needed funds for kids.

 


YMCA Strong Kids 5K, 10K and Family Fun Run

YMCA Strong Kids 5K, 10K & Family Fun Run

Participate with your family and friends in the Strong Kids 5/10k and Family Fun Run! Sign-up as a team,support the YMCA and enjoy a fun and healthy event along the bank sof the Bow River. All proceeds help children and youth reach their potential!

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Eau Claire YMCA | Saturday, May 2, 2015
5K and 10K Race 9:00am
1.5K Family Fun Run 10:30am

Fees:
Adults $35 ($30 before March 1)
Youth (8Y –17Y) $20 ($15 before March 1)
Kids (7Y & under) $10 (includes t-shirt & medal)

Register Online Now!

 


Self-Care in Times of Stress

iStock_000040737660_DoubleWith the economy shifting around us, now more than ever, is the time to focus on the well-being of yourself and your family. YMCA Calgary is dedicated to providing programs and opportunities for Calgarians to stay active, manage stress and strengthen connections in our communities.

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate at the YMCA. If you have been impacted by job loss or other financial challenges and are unsure about continuing your membership, please talk to us about how we can accommodate you.

As always, our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and adult-focused Opportunity Fund are also available to ensure that everyone has the ability to have a YMCA experience.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Team or the General Manager of your YMCA location.


‘Twas the Night

YMCA Calgary has been chosen as the charity of choice for ‘Twas the Night, Calgary’s largest holiday celebration and after-hours shopping event!

‘Twas the Night will be held on November 27 at the downtown shopping centre, the CORE, and all donations collected will benefit YMCA Strong Kids.

Kick off the Christmas season and enjoy a fun night of shopping filled with:

  • special deals from retailers
  • a performance from Juno nominated artist Matt Dusk and his big band
  • a walk down a red-carpet hosted by eTalk’s Tanya Kim
  • FREE parking
  • Spectacular tree-lighting with special lighting effects and pyrotechnics (including a 45-foot Christmas tree!)
When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:  The CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew) Valet entrance at 751 3 St SW (Remember, the valet parking is FREE!)
How: RSVP at coreshopping.ca/events
What to wear: Feel free to dress holiday retro chic a la the glamorous 1960s. Prizes will be awarded for the most impressive retro-themed attire.

The event is open to all, and is free to attend, although donations are encouraged. Donations can be made online when you RSVP, or  in person at the door.

Last year ‘Twas the Night raised over $60,000 for local non-profit organizations. Let’s see if we can beat that record to help even more Calgary kids get a YMCA experience through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign!


YMCA Strong Kids Golf Tournament

Enjoy a day on the course while helping children and youth in our community.

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The goal of our annual YMCA Strong Kids Tournament is to provide 850 children and youth in our community a YMCA experience. Hope you’ll join us!

18th Annual YMCA Strong Kids Golf Tournament

Thursday, Sept 25, 2014
Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club
$250 per golfer

11:00pm  Registration and lunch
12:00pm  Tee-off (shotgun start)
6:00pm  Banquet dinner and silent auction

View Photos from our previous YMCA Strong Kids events!

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you cannot attend the tournament, you can still contribute and support YMCA Strong Kids as a sponsor. For more information about the tournament or sponsoring opportunities, contact:

Danielle Sutton
403-969-7180 | dsutton@calgary.ymca.ca

Lana Dionne
403-781-1663 | ldionne@calgary.ymca.ca


YMAP at Fiestaval

Last weekend, a group of YMAP-Infinity  young people (youth aged 18-25), volunteered at Fiestaval, Calgary’s Latin Festival.

They had a great time manning a booth at Olympic Plaza and raised money for YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. They definitely have reason to celebrate – they surpassed their fundraising goal!

Strong Kids provides financial assistance to children and youth to provide opportunities to participate in YMCA programs, including sports/fitness, leadership, day camps and summer camps.

Giving out YMCA Strong Kids balloons for a donation of Change for Change raised $134.60.

Thanks YMAP-Infinity and Fiestaval for helping support Calgary kids!

 

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words

A lovely picture handed in this morning at Eau Claire YMCA by two of our younger members, able to access the YMCA through our Strong Kids Campaign.

Strong Kids Thank You Letter and Drawing
 

Thank you to everyone who supports Strong Kids for helping to impact the lives of these two wonderful boys.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS YMCA Strong Kids 10k & Family Fun Run

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the YMCA Strong Kids 10k & Family Fun Run participants on a successful run today!

 

Here are the unofficial results: http://results.blitzevents.ca/#/race/34

 


 

 

The 10 km Race starts at 9:00am. The 1.5 km Family Fun Run starts at 10:30am

Support the YMCA and enjoy a fun and healthy event along the banks of the Bow River. All proceeds helps children and youth reach their potential.

Adults                       $35
Youth (8-17Y)         $20
Kids (7Y & under)  $10 (includes t-shirt & medal)

Registration fees will be refunded for those who raise more than $100 in sponsorship for YMCA Strong Kids.

Register online today!

 

 


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