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Fall 2016 Session Registration Opens

Aug. 8 is the first day of registration for Fall 2016 classes for YMCA members. Registration for non-members opens on Monday, Aug. 15. Call 306-652-7515 to register for swimming or other classes, or stop by the Member Services desk.

 

Come find out about the YMCA!

We want to give everyone a chance to find out about the YMCA of Saskatoon -- a great community of people and a great facility. So this summer we are offering two-week passes to people who haven't been members of the Y for the past six months. You will have access to all the facilities - from racquetball and squash to the pool, cardio centre, cycle studio and everything in between. You also have access to all the drop-in fitness classes. So try the Y for the next two weeks and find out why you will want to make it a regular part of your life!


New membership categories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YMCA plans to re-invest in downtown facility

The YMCA of Saskatoon is planning for a major reinvestment in its downtown facility.

After more than two years of exploring a potential partnership with the City of Saskatoon and a new facility in the core area, the YMCA announced Wednesday, May 11, 2016 that, for now, its current location is the best location to serve the community.

Renovations to the existing facility will provide additional functional spaces and enhanced facilities to meet the current and future needs of its members and clients. A request has been issued for professional consulting services for the preparation of design documents, working drawings, specifications, and contract administration necessary to complete the project.

Joint Press Release HERE

 


 

 

 


Program offers support to parents, families

The YMCA of Saskatoon and Family Service Saskatoon have partnered to provide free opportunites for parents and children through the Healthy Parents, Healthy Families project.

This fall two parenting support groups will be offered – Positive Discipline for Everyday Parenting and The Re:Membering Fatherhood Program. The sessions will be led by Family Service Saskatoon facilitators. YMCA staff will provide free child-minding for the educational portion of each session as well. After each session, parents will join their children and have opportunities to take part in family activities in the gym, classroom and in the pool.

This program is possible thanks to a Saskatoon Community Foundation 2016 Quality of Life grant, which includes support from the John Partington Loved Kids Fund.

The goals are to:

- create opportunities for parents and children to interact and play together

- provide an opportunity for parents to express their needs in relation to parent support

- provide an environment where parents can explore parenting practices

- increase the number of opportuntiies for parents and children to connect in fun and  healthy ways.

Besides taking part in the educational sessions, participants in both programs will receive full YMCA family memberships and will be able to enjoy the benefits of spending leisure time together, pursuing personal physical activity, and learning new skills.

To help us make the services the most family friendly, please share your opinions with us through this survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKZ5PQD).

Feel free to share the information with your friends, family and supports.

 


Join the Board of Directors

 

The YMCA of Saskatoon is seeking candidates to join the Board of Directors for 2016-2018. Application packages are available at the Member Services desk or by downloading Nomination Form.

If you have any questions, contact Dean Dodge at: ddodge@ymcasaskatoon.org.

 

 

 


 

Give now to the Strong Kids Campaign!

We gratefully accept donations to he Strong Kids Campaign all year, and 100% of the money raised is used for subsidizing memberships, camps, classes, etc. for those who can’t afford them.
This year’s goal of $130,000 is our highest ever. Our growing community and a poverty rate in Saskatoon estimated by Stats Canada
and the City to be between 10-15% mean there are thousands of children, youth and families that need help, and the overall number is increasing.
People can make donations in person at the YMCA, over the phone (306) 652-7515, or online at ymcasaskatoon.org or www.strongkids.ca