Category: Crowfoot YMCA

National Volunteer Week – April 12-18

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank all the volunteers in our community.


THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you.

More than 1,200 YMCA Calgary volunteers work together with YMCA staff to provide more than 100,000 hours of time and talent each year.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at any YMCA Calgary location or view Volunteer postings on

Self-Care in Times of Stress

happy-family_107751461-200x300With 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.

Students and Youth – It’s time to have fun and get active!

My Y Time Has Come!

 School’s almost out for the summer! It’s time to get active and well at the YMCA.

Student Memberships



City Wide Access: Students+ (18-25Y) – $267.75 | Youth (12-17Y) – $172.00 (GST is included)

South Health Campus YMCA location only: Students+ (18-25Y) – $197.00 (GST is included)

  • Valid April 1- August 31, 2015
  • Better in value than a drop-in fee if you work out at least 5 times per month
  • Includes all member benefits*
  • Can’t join for the entire 5 months? No worries… join anytime this summer as fees are pro-rated.


Students+ (18-25Y) – $53.55 per month | Youth (12-17Y) – $34.40 per month (GST is included)

South Health Campus YMCA location only: Students+ (18-25Y) $39.40 per month (GST is included)

  • No contract, joining fee or withdrawal fees for students and youth
  • Better in value than a drop-in fee if you work out at least 5 times per month
  • Includes all member benefits
  • Earn AIR MILES® rewards miles with every visit


Students+ (18-25Y) – $25.40 per month | Youth General (12-17Y) – $7.35 per month | Youth Plus (12-17Y) – $15.05 per month (GST is included)

  • Students and youth living in the same address as an Adult YMCA member can be added as a dependent for a discounted rate
  • Workout together as a family and see the benefits!


  • Every grade 6 student in Calgary can have a Free YMCA Membership!
  • Available at any YMCA Calgary location
  • Valid until August 31, 2015
  • Earn AIR MILES® rewards miles with every visit
  • Join Today

*Not eligible for earning AIR MILES® rewards miles or for April’s Lead a Friend to Health
+students must provide valid ID from an academic institution or provide an acceptance letter for Fall 2015


Visit Member Services at your YMCA location for more information and to sign-up for any of these memberships.

Free Grade 6 Memberships!

All Calgary students registered in Grade 6 receive a FREE YMCA Calgary Membership for the school year!

YMCA Calgary and the Flames Foundation for Life are excited to announce a partnership to provide free YMCA memberships to all grade 6 youth in Calgary.

Grade 6 Membership Benefits:

  • Free membership for grade 6 school year
  • Access to all 5 city-wide YMCA Calgary locations
  • Access to no-cost programs such as Adventurers (leadership training including character development, communication, volunteerism, and fundraising) and Active Y Kids (physical activity, nutrition, and goal setting) and Flames Friday & Teen Night activities
  • Advanced registration and discounted fees for programs

How does a Youth get a Grade 6 Membership?

Drop in to any YMCA Calgary location to complete a membership form for your youth (parent/guardian signature, proof of child’s grade required).

Click here for more information

It’s Time to Fly!


DSC_0020_revised1So the saying goes: “It’s time to spread your wings and fly!”

For me, that means leaving full-time employment with YMCA Calgary after 28 years.

Truly, it was my absolute pleasure and honour to work for such a wonderful organization. I’ve had a great journey through the first half of my career in various roles at Eau Claire and my final half at Association Services as Communications Director.

The years were full of laughs, countless fond memories, fun events and celebrations, and yes, a few sad times. This has been an incredible and unforgettable experience and I thank you for everything and more.



For anyone who’d like to keep in touch, you can find me in the following ways:

Twitter: @anteecandee
Facebook: mscslee
Linkedin: mscslee

Again, thank you so much. Please accept my very best wishes for today and beyond.

Smiles and hugs to all… It’s time to fly!

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Camp Chief Hector YMCA | Open House

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 1-3pm

This is a great opportunity to see our site with your campers, family or friends. The Camp Director and senior staff team will be available to answer questions.

Site tours leave regularly from Bowfort Lodge. Have a look inside a tipi. See our high ropes course, climbing tower, horse corrals and more. Try canoeing, arts & crafts, archery and pony petting.

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Camp Chief Hector YMCA Information Night (Parents & Campers)

Join us at the Eau Claire YMCA to find out more about Camp Chief Hector’s Summer Camps. Find out what your kids will be doing, where they’ll be sleeping, meet some camp leaders, and have your questions answered by the Camp Director.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Presentation begins at 7pm (please arrive at 6:50pm).
Eau Claire YMCA | Studio West
101 3 Street SW, Calgary

We encourage new campers and their families to attend if they are in the Calgary area. Everyone is welcome! No reservation required.

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Help Us Make an Impact in Our Community

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The 2015 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign goal of raising $1.6 million will financially help over 20,000 children and youth access YMCA Calgary programming. This represents 1 in 5 children and youth served by YMCA Calgary.

Kids can help create strong communities for today and for the future, but only if they have the chance to reach their full potential. Your donation will ensure kids can participate in programs to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to grow into productive adults.

The economic impact of keeping our kids healthy and active is proven and documented.

$100 enables a family peace of mind as their child attends Camp Riveredge in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.

$500 can change a child’s life at our residential camp, Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

$1,000 ensures a whole family can enjoy the lasting benefits of regular physical activity at YMCA Calgary for a full year.

$5,000 can teach over 70 children how to swim, ensuring they learn life skills and stay safe.

$10,000 would provide funds for a basketball program to run for a full year, helping children and youth lead a healthy life and make new friends

Gifts of $1,000 or more includes entry into our Chairman’s Round Table program and annual recognition within YMCA Calgary.

YMCA programs vary from community to community but one thing is constant: Every kid deserves a chance and everyone is welcome.

Our goal is only achievable with your generous support. Learn about the ways to donate.

Spring Break Overnight Camp at Camp Chief Hector YMCA – spots still available!

Spring Break Overnight Camp | 8-12Y
March 23 – 27, 2015
$325 + GST

A week of winter fun at Camp Chief Hector YMCA. This overnight camp during CBE and CRPS March break runs Monday thru Friday. Activities include arts & crafts, music, drama, drumming, high and low ropes, climbing, challenge course, hiking and exploring, winter cookout and more!

Registration begins Jan 5, 2015.
Phone our city registration office to register at 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-YMCA(9622).

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