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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, and find out why you will want to make it a regular part of your life!


Join us for Family Thrive Time

You are invited to bring your family to the YMCA of Saskatoon Sundays for Family Thrive Time.
Family Thrive Time is sponsored by RBC, and provides an opportunity for families to take part in a variety of fun activities in the gym and pool, while learning new skills.
The event takes place every Sunday at the YMCA of Saskatoon from 10:30 am to 1 pm. There is even free child-minding available for children five years and under.
The pool has inflatable and foam toys, as well as a waterslide, and the gym offers space for floor hockey, basketball, a game of catch or badminton, as well as an inflatable castle for younger kids.
So come on down the YMCA, and get active with your family!

 


Take the Challenge!

YMCA supports diabetes fight

The YMCA is excited to partner with the Canadian Diabetes Association to promote the 21 Day Challenge.
We are challenging you to take the 21 Day Challenge to end Diabetes! 97,000 people in Saskatchewan live with diabetes and another 176,000 live with pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. The YMCA believes in adapting a healthy lifestyle in order to help manage, and to prevent or delay, the onset of diabetes. We know that starting a new habit is hard, but research has shown that if you can stick with it for 21 days, it may become a part of your normal routine. So why not sign up for the challenge at: www.21DaysforDiabetes.ca
Join today – don’t forget to pledge yourself $21; that’s one dollar per day to help keep you motivated! If you want to add extra incentive, have your friends and family donate pledges on your behalf to help you stick with your 21 day plan. You will not only help yourself by improving your health, but the health of 276,000 people affected by diabetes in Saskatchewan.

 

 


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.

 


 

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.c