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!
Call for nominations
YMCA Peace Medallion
The YMCA of Saskatoon is seeking nominations for both adults and youths for the 2016 YMCA Peace Medallion.
Each year, the YMCA of Saskatoon celebrates acts of peace by recognizing individuals who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position,
have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within our community or elsewhere in the world. During YMCA Peace Week - Nov. 19-26, 2016 -
one adult and one youth peacemaker will receive special recognition and a medallion at our Peace Medallion ceremony.
The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 10 p.m.
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: email@example.com.