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Our Truth and Reconciliation Journey at YMCA Calgary 

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, often referred to as Orange Shirt Day, takes place annually on September 30th. It serves as a crucial platform to engage in meaningful conversations regarding the enduring impact of Residential Schools and the lasting legacy they've left. 
Wendy and Ernie stand side by side at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

Y Story: Ernie Ooms and Wendy Guillemaud

Meet Ernie Ooms and Wendy Guillemaud, devoted YMCA members since the early 2000s and now committed donors as well. Their connection with the YMCA transcends mere membership; it was a profound, emotional journey that began with youthful aspirations and blossomed into a deep-rooted commitment to community. 
Team YMCA is ready to hit the 5K run, wearing their red YMCA shirts and runner numbers.

Calgary Corporate Challenge: Enjoying Competition, Comradery, and Celebration!

You’ve likely heard of Corporate Challenge: two weeks of fun, competition, and team building in September through a number of events between organizations around Calgary, including YMCA Calgary.
Norm Wong holds up a black Camp Chief Hector YMCA jacket, smiling alongside two other people.

Y Story: Norm Wong

Meet Norm Wong, YMCA Calgary donor and staff at Camp Chief Hector YMCA. Norm's journey with the YMCA dates back to the 1990s.
Walk Off the Eart, a band, stands in front of a mountain backdrop at golden hour, with 3 of the 4 members wearing sunglasses

The Y.M.C.A. Anthem Reimagined with Walk off the Earth, Focusing on Youth Mental Health

YMCA Canada and Canadian indie pop band Walk off the Earth are excited to release a modern take on the Y.M.C.A. anthem to raise awareness of expanded access to the free YMCA youth mental health program, Y Mind.  
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Celebrate Pride Week with Us

Calgary Pride Week is a time to celebrate the diversity and unique experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals across our city. Starting on August 26, Calgary Pride Week brings our city to life, ending with a burst of colour on September 3 with the annual Pride Parade.