Alberta will be celebrating Family Day on Monday, February 19th. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.
In conjunction with our partners at Parenting Power we are happy to support #NoPhoneFamilyDay. A movement and intention to leave the phone on the charger and spend time together.
Please join us at any of our facilities across the city for some specific family programming.
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 9:30-11:30am
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 11:30-1:30pm
Family Yoga – 1:00-2:00pm
Family Climbing – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 12:00-2:00pm
Family Climbing – 10:00am – 12:00pm Ages 4+ Max of 12 participants
Family Fitness Class – 11:00am – 12:00pm Ages 6+
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA:
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 1:00-3:00pm
Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together. Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 1:00-3:00pm
Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot:
Family Gym Time – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge:
Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 12:00-4:00pm
Family Skating – 2:30-4:00pm
Family Climbing – 2:00-4:00pm
South Health Campus YMCA:
Family Fitness Drop in Class – 10:30-11:30am
Family Climbing – 1:00-5:00pm
Don’t forget to check out our online schedules for gym and pool open times. Or download the YMCA Calgary app. https://www.ymcacalgary.org/drop-in-fitness-class-and-facility-schedules/
Summer 2018 registration is just around the corner! It’s time to:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Returning Camper registration begins the week of December 5. *NEW START TIME – 10am*
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
New Camper registration begins the week of December 13.
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The registration Newsletter has been emailed to families of campers who attended in 2017 and/or 2016.
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November is Strong Members for Strong Kids Month.
What does that mean? It means anyone interested will have the opportunity to engage in feats of fitness and pledge dollars for every rep/inch/second they complete, all in the name of raising funds for the Strong Kids campaign! One day per week throughout the month of November there will be a “Strong Members” booth set up in the lobby of the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA where you can stop by to see how strong you are for Strong Kids.
Through philanthropy, the YMCA and our donors are removing barriers to help children, youth and families live healthier lives and achieve their full potential. Our annual Strong Kids Campaign gives children and youth the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs that positively influence their health and well-being and connect them to a caring community. 100% of all Strong Kids donations directly support participation in YMCA experiences. In 2016, YMCA provided 23,000 subsidized experience and the need has only increased in 2017!
The specific days and themes of our Strong Members for Strong Kids campaign are listed below with the booth open from 6:30-8:30am, 11:00am-1:00pm, and 4:00-6:00pm each day. Whether you come at the crack of dawn Mondays or lunch time Thursdays, there will be a day and time where you’ll have the opportunity to have fun and show your strength for Strong Kids!
Wednesday November 1– Push Ups, reps per minute.
Thursday November 9– Skipping, reps per minute.
Friday November 17– Jump Height, inches jumped.
Monday November 20– Plank, seconds held.
Tuesday November 28– Wall Sit, seconds held.
Welcome to September! As the days get shorter and the air (eventually) gets cooler, we have some exciting drop in programs to highlight for the Fall session!
Essentrics- Mondays @ 5:30pm with Zsuzsa
Essentrics is a full body workout that utilizes dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to the posture. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries, and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.
Group Cycle- Tuesdays @ 5:30pm with Jacey
A high energy on-bike workout that emphasizes proper form and technique, this cycle class with Jacey will challenge and improve your endurance and power with hills, climbs, sprints and more!
Group Power- Tues/Thurs @ 6:00am with Ruhee/Rachel, Wed/Fri @ 12:00pm with Brigitte
Group Power is the most fun and innovative way to strength train! This class uses the barbell, step, high energy music, and body weight to create an effective and challenging workout suited to all fitness levels. Bonus tracks are being taught throughout September featuring new ways to challenge the back, legs, and triceps, and a brand new workout will be launched mid-October!
Group Blast- Tues @ 12:00pm with John & Jessi
A new and ridiculously fun way to get your cardio workout! Group Blast trains agility, coordination, balance and strength using the step as the training tool and energetic music to keep you moving and motivated! Stay tuned for a brand new workout mid-October!
If these, or any other programs interest you:
Click Here to download the YMCA App for up to the minute schedule information.
Click Here to see the full list of Drop In class descriptions.
Click Here to see the full list of Drop In class times.
The Fall is always crunch time for the Gray Family Eau Claire Strong Kids Committee as many of our Strong Kids donors wait until the end of the year to make their decisions. In addition to this, the current economic climate in Calgary has made this year particularly challenging. With just over two months remaining in the Campaign, uncertainty is high and we don’t know whether or not we will make our fundraising goal. We need your help in reaching this benchmark because the community need for these funds is higher than ever.
Requests for financial assistance at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA are up 14% year over year and the $208,000 raised to date is 15% below this time last year. Our goal is $400,000 and we are only 50% there. The goal seems difficult at this point in time but we are working hard and believing in the generosity of the community.
We are planning a couple of in-branch Strong Kids blitz days for November, focusing our efforts on people who have given in past but have not given this year and pursuing new corporate and individual Chair Round Table (>$1,000) donors. We understand that times are difficult and resources are spread thin, but we encourage those that can to invest in the city’s children and youth – our leaders of tomorrow and our future.
On behalf of the Committee, my appeal goes out to fellow Y members, community partners and all Calgarians to help us ensure all children and youth in Calgary have an opportunity for YMCA experiences regardless of their financial circumstances. Nobody is turned away for financial reasons at YMCA Calgary because of the continued generosity of Strong Kids donors. 100% of the monies raised go to providing experiences for kids.
If you have donated, we thank you so much. If you haven’t donated yet and are interested, please visit Member Services or click the link below to donate. You can track our progress as we close in on year-end through the fundraising thermometer just behind the main entry desk.
I love to talk about our Strong Kids program and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-290-1900 ext. 224.
2016 Volunteer Chair
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA Strong Kids Committee
We are excited to announce that the Gray Family Childminding area will be undergoing renovations Friday, March 25 – Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
To facilitate the renovations childminding hours have been adjusted as follows:
Friday, March 25 Closed
Saturday, March 26 Relocated to the YMCA Child Development Centre (just down the hall)
Sunday, March 27 Closed
Monday, March 28 Closed
Tuesday, March 29 Closed
We have contacted all families booked during this period of time to advise of this operational change.
We apologize for any inconvenience during this transitional period but look forward to sharing with you the new look of the childminding area very soon.
Spring Program Registration is now open to everyone!
YMCA Calgary offers a variety of programs to accommodate all children, youth, adults and families. You do not need to be a YMCA member to sign-up for our programs. We strive to serve the community by offering programs to promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to help build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
>>SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDES<<
Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA
Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot
South Health Campus YMCA
|2016 Spring Session||Feb 22, 2016||Mar 7, 2016|
|2016 Summer Session||Feb 22, 2016||June 6, 2016|
HOW TO REGISTER
Click the link below to register for Programs, view and change your YMCA account information (including linked memberships) and access your receipts.
New to online registration?
As a member, you ALREADY have an account. Contact your YMCA location for your login information or access Member Zone and Click Login > Forgot login information? to get started.
Please note: Members on Financial Assistance will not be able to receive a discounted rate on Programs through Member Zone. Please call or visit your YMCA location to register for programs.
Today marks the YMCA Strong Kids kick-off for the year! Lots of fun & exciting activities happening across Calgary supporting children and youth!
YMCA Megathon is happening today at Shawnessy YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA and South Health Campus YMCA! Be sure to visit them dressed as your favourite superhero.
Cycle for YMCA Strong Kids
Next week on March 7, the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA will be hosting Cycle for Strong Kids event. Get on a bike and raise money for kids.
Learn about YMCA Strong Kids
Stop by Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot to learn how YMCA Strong Kids supports your community.
Can’t make any of these events?
You can still support kids and youth by donating online.
YMCA Calgary will be waiving the joining fee in January!
This January, YMCA is making it easier than ever to get involved and make a difference in your health and wellness. For the first time ever, YMCA is waiving the joining fee! Join in January and you’ll save up to $75.00.
Because YMCA Calgary understands that every dollar counts, especially now. Take control and join a community that will keep you motivated to reach all your health goals.
Get started today!
The Gray Family Eau Claire Leadership Participants are fundraising for the Western Canada Leadership Conference. Come and join us and help support the YMCA Leadership Programs and Strong Kids Campaign by getting your holiday gifts wrapped at the YMCA. All donations will go towards the Western Canada Leadership Conference and the Strong Kids Campaign.
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