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2015 YMCA International Conference

More than 300 YMCA delegates from Canada, Mexico, the USA and beyond will gather to explore and innovate how we develop our leadership to integrate global insight and perspective. The 2015 YMCA International Conference is dedicated to this vital task. A collaborative initiative of YMCA Canada, YMCA Mexico and YMCA of the USA, this all-important gathering is hosted by YMCA Calgary on behalf of YMCA Canada.

The goal? To strengthen our collective ability to develop leaders with a global perspective by:

  • Building knowledge about the characteristics and behaviours of leaders who hold a global outlook;
  • Sharing best practices in global strategies and education programs that engage our diverse communities in meaningful ways;
  • Connecting with colleagues from around the world to enhance collaborative initiatives that are mutually beneficial.

 


Grade 6 Updates at the Shawnessy Y

Check out this awesome creation from Lego free build yesterday!

 There is Floor hockey tonight, Wednesdays 5 -6pm in gym 1.

Don’t forget to register for our launch party this Saturday from 1 to 3pm there will be loads  of awesome activities for the whole family ! Course code #107011
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As always check out the Grade 6 activity schedule for the month, each branch has their own and can be found here!

Thanks for reading and see hopefully you soon!

 


Air Quality Advisory Notice – YMCA Camps

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!

Thank you.


 

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.


Introducing the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA!

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On February 27, in a steadfast commitment to his own wellness, Jim Gray completed over 300,000 lengths during 23 years to reach his goal of swimming across Canada. At this special event, we were thrilled to announce the renaming of Eau Claire YMCA to celebrate his commitment to the community through his ongoing support of YMCA Calgary.

Together with his family, Jim is stepping forward to help the YMCA grow our impact across the city. This growth will include three new centres of community being brought to life through the YMCA’s $30-million campaign, Power of Potential.

We are thankful of Jim Gray and his family for their ongoing commitment and support.


Soccer Summer Camps at Crowfoot YMCA

Did you know that Crowfoot YMCA offers a Soccer Development Summer Camp for ages 6-13? This week-long soccer development camp focusses on growing soccer skills through fitness activities, soccer skill development, cross-training, swimming and games. With an emphasis on teamwork and a love of the game, this camp is sure to be a KICK with kids!

Additionally, Crowfoot YMCA offers a variety of other summer camps, including Creative Arts Camps, and Swimming Camps. Space is limited and filling up fast, so sign up today!

Course codes can be found here.

Register online or by visiting or calling Member Services at 403-547-6576. As with all YMCA Calgary programs, financial assistance is available through our Strong Kids Campaign to those who qualify.


Aboriginal Youth Hoops Basketball Tournament

During Aboriginal Awareness Week, we will be hosting our 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Hoops Tournament!

Get your friends together and get involved in this fun, outdoor event!

This 3-on-3 basketball tournament is open to Aboriginal youth ages 16-30 years old. Maximum four players per team. One player must of be of the opposite sex.

Highlights
• 3-point shot
• MVP
• Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and competition winners
• A late lunch provided for participants

For more information and to submit registration forms, contact the YMCA Aboriginal Active Life Coordinator at 403-537-1723 or shelby.brown@calgary.ymca.ca


Healthy Kids Day – Sunday, June 7

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.

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Schedules

Click here for the Eau Claire YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!

Click here for the South Health Campus YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!

Click here for the Shawnessy YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!

Click here for the Crowfoot YMCA Healthy Kids Day Schedule!

Stay tuned for more details and schedules.

 

 


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