Saddletowne YMCA Preschool volunteers & Staff

Volunteer Week 2024: Every Moment Matters

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the YMCA. They fuel our mission to create spaces and communities that are welcoming and inspiring with their commitment and dedication. They serve as coaches, greeters, assistants, tutors, fitness instructors and more, embodying our commitment to community growth and empowerment.
Max entering his Yurt with his group on the first day of Camp

Guest Blog: Camp isn't just an experience, it's a journey of growth and discovery, by Maxwell Sabau

Camp: where first-day butterflies transform into lifelong memories. At first, it's nerves and homesickness, but soon it's a second home filled with belonging, friendship, and newfound independence. Just ask 12-year-old Max, who found friendship and confidence amidst the adventures at Camp Chief Hector YMCA in the summer of 2023.
Tom McCartney Y Story

Y Story: Tom McCartney

Meet Tom McCartney, dedicated Team Up donor at YMCA Calgary. For 17 years, Tom, serving as the Senior Litigation Counsel at the Alberta Securities Commission, has stood as a steadfast supporter of YMCA Calgary.
A mosaic of images of women and girls taking part in various activities at YMCA Calgary, from the Pride Parade to girls only basketball to aquatics classes and more.

Championing Female Participation in Sport this International Women’s Day (and everyday)

Intelligent. Inspiring. Confident. Successful. Happy. These are words women who participate in sports are more likely to use when describing themselves. But did you know that girls are 3X more likely to drop out of sports than boys and only 18% of women over 16 stay involved in sport? (Canadian Women & Sport).  
Jerilynn Daniels is seen on a white background with faded red triangles alongside the Y and RBC logos

Y Story: Jerilynn Daniels & RBC

Meet Jerilynn Daniels, steadfast supporter of YMCA Calgary. Jerilynn, the Regional Director of Community Marketing and Citizenship at RBC, embodies a commitment to giving back that spans nearly two decades.