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YMCA Calgary Launches Annual JOY Campaign this Giving Tuesday

This holiday season, YMCA Calgary is on a mission to raise JOY and ensure that health and wellness is experienced by as many Calgarians as possible through 2023. Tuesday, November 29, 2022, is Giving Tuesday and the YMCA is kicking off the JOY campaign at all six YMCA locations by spreading holiday cheer.
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YMCA Calgary President & CEO Shannon Doram named Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40

Today, we’re beaming with pride at YMCA Calgary. That’s because Avenue Magazine named our President & CEO, Shannon Doram, one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40. The annual Top 40 Under 40 Award goes to a list of 40 Calgarians, all under the age of 40 years old, who have distinguished themselves professionally and are moving the city forward.
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YMCA Calgary partners with local artist Kate Stevens on a new song to commemorate the 50th anniversary of girls attending Camp Chief Hector YMCA

While the YMCA name wears the historical precedent of initially being an organization for young men, it has proudly evolved as a beacon of inclusion. Through decades of growth, YMCA Calgary has continued its mission to create an inclusive space where children can have transformative experiences, including renowned Camp Chief Hector YMCA in Kananaskis west of Calgary.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, colloquially known as Orange Shirt Day, is held annually on September 30th, and is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  
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Calgary Pride: Celebrate With Us!

This year, Calgary Pride is taking place from August 26 – September 5. Pride is a movement that allows us to not only celebrate our diversity, but also acknowledge the contributions of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, learn about the history of Pride, and continue to learn about DEI initiatives.
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Government of Alberta Invests in Camp Chief Hector YMCA Revitalization

The $2 million investment will help increase camp capacity, enabling more Albertans to enjoy the incredible gift of our province’s outdoors.