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Helene Weir, President and CEO of YMCA Calgary named a WXN 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

YMCA Calgary’s top executive joins community of Canada’s most iconic women leaders

Calgary, Alberta (November 25, 2015) –– YMCA Calgary is pleased to announce Helene Weir, President and CEO, YMCA Calgary has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. Ms. Weir, who is included in WXN 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 will be honoured during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26.

Helene Weir joined the YMCA in 1983 and, in increasingly senior positions, has had a profound impact by helping our charity improve the lives of people in our community and fulfill a vision where every Calgarian can belong, grow, thrive and lead.

As a proud supporter of women in leadership, YMCA Calgary works to create the necessary conditions and opportunities for women like Ms. Weir to help them thrive and succeed within the not-for-profit community.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of Helene Weir and the team she leads,” said Narmin Ismail-Teja, Chair of the Board of YMCA Calgary. “In a time of profound growth and change for our organization, Helene lives out the YMCA values of honest, respect, responsibility and caring every day.”

The Top 100 Awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

“For these highly accomplished women, receiving a Top 100 Award means much more than recognition or a chance to share the spotlight with other remarkable Winners, it’s an opportunity to pay it forward,” says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. “WXN Top 100 Award Winners are powerful women both in their careers and their potential to transcend boundaries to have a greater impact on the communities around them.”

Helene Weir joins a prestigious community of past Award Winners, including Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers: Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, former “Dragon” and chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather

Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

The full list of WXN’s 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners.


About Helene Weir

Helene Weir is in a rare group of female CEOs in the world-wide YMCA movement, currently active in over 120 countries. Ms. Weir is one of only 3 female CEOs among the largest YMCAs in Canada and is one of only 13 in the 70 largest YMCAs in North America. Under her leadership, YMCA Calgary is one of the leading voices in the country for preventative health through physical activity and wellness through community. A 2011 Women of Vision award winner here in Calgary, she also demonstrates a commitment to local community involvement through membership in the Rotary Club of Calgary which just celebrated its 100th anniversary in Calgary.

About YMCA Calgary

YMCA Calgary is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities. For over 113 years, YMCA Calgary has been committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community.

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of more than 19,500 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards. In 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, followed by London, UK in 2015, creating an international community of female leaders.

More information and details are available at www.wxnetwork.com or www.top100women.ca.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Helene Weir or WXN founder Pamela Jeffery, please contact:

Marion Morris
Harbinger Communications
416-960-5100 ext. 260
mmorris@harbingerideas.com

 

 


Winter Camp weekend | 10-13Y boys & girls

Come to camp in the winter!

Skate on Dew Drop Pond, carve ice from Lake Chilver and discover your camp during the winter. Play outside in the snow and on the ice – skate, hike and build snow forts. Then come inside to warm up and enjoy a satisfying meal. Bring warm clothes, skates and a helmet, bedding, toiletries and pyjamas. Bring nordic (cross-country) ski gear if you have it.

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Winter Camp | 10-13Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Jan 29 – 31, 2016 | 7pm Friday – 1pm Sunday
$215*

Fees include shared, indoor accommodations, meals, and activities.

*Return transportation is available from the Crowfoot YMCA in Calgary at no additional cost.

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622.


Space available – Flood Respite Weekends

Flood Respite Weekends

Was your family affected by the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods? We’re welcoming all families affected by the floods to spend a weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

Reunite with nature and enjoy a weekend outdoors with the whole family. Try fun activities like the climbing wall, high and low ropes courses, arts and crafts, cookouts and campfires.

These weekends are a gift and are provided at no cost to flood-affected families. Funding is generously provided by the Government of Alberta.

Flood Respite Weekends | Fall 2015
Oct 16 – 18
Oct 23 – 25
Nov 6 – 8
Nov 20 – 22
Nov 27 – 29 (space still available)

For more information, click here.

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

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Summer 2016 – Session dates and prices now posted

Summer Camp 2016 registration is just around the corner.

Click here to find out:

How to register as a returning camper
How to register as a new camper
When to register
Where to register
What time registration starts
How deposits and payment schedules work

Camp descriptions and course barcodes coming soon!


Mark your calendars! Announcing registration dates for Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA

REGISTRATION DATES
SUMMER CAMP 2016
RETURNING CAMPERS and their siblings
CAMPS DATE METHOD
16Y
Leadership 1
Thursday November 26 On-line
◊ By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting July 31 onward, 2016 (AUGUST CAMPS)
Tuesday December 1 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
7Y – 15Y
Camps starting from July 3 to 24, 2016 (JULY CAMPS)
Thursday December 3 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Family Camp and Day Camps Monday December 7 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.   
     
NEW CAMPERS –  YMCA Calgary members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Tuesday December 8 By telephone ONLY
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
NEW CAMPERS –  Non-members
All Camps 7Y – 16Y
(including Family Camp and Day Camps)
Thursday December 10 In-person at the Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, Shawnessy or South Health Campus branches of YMCA Calgary.
By telephone at
403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622
Refer to our How to Register document for full instructions and tips.      
Questions? Contact us at cchy@ymcacalgary.org or 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).

International Volunteer Managers Day

Did you know YMCA Calgary has over 1,200 volunteers? They are the engine behind many aspects of the organization and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their hard-work and generosity!

The spirit of volunteerism at the YMCA is made possible by the many individuals who support, train, and lead volunteers. November 5th is ‘International Volunteer Managers Day’.  Find a moment to thank someone who is the power behind the many super hero volunteers in our city.

A special thanks to the YMCA Calgary Volunteer Coordinators for each YMCA location for all that you you do!

VMD


Horseback riding lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Horseback riding lessons | 7-8Y and 9-11Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sundays | September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 | 2:30-4pm
$140

Instruction includes how to groom a horse (brushing, picking hooves), how to tack and untack (saddle & bridle), and basic riding skills in the arena. Time will be split evenly between horsemanship and riding. Participants will learn to feel comfortable around horses while having a fun learning experience.

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

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Air Quality Advisory Notice – YMCA Camps

UPDATE for Friday August 28

YMCA Camp Riveredge

Thank you for your ongoing understanding. The Air Quality Advisory remains poor for tomorrow, in the “High / Very High” range. On that basis we will repeat our contingency plan from Thursday.

The YMCA Camp Riveredge site will again remain closed on Friday 28th August and all  will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location.

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate) Campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Daycamps. Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal, busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor daycamp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

 


 

UPDATE for Thursday, August 27:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the ongoing Air Quality Advisories in Calgary, YMCA Camp Riveredge will remain closed on Thursday August 27th, and all programming will continue to be provided at our Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA location (downtown).

All drop off and pick up locations and times will remain the same. If the Air Quality Index remains at six or below (Moderate), campers will continue their activities both within the YMCA, and at the nearby Prince’s Island Park. Should the Index reach seven or above (High / Very High) the Campers will remain indoors, following a program similar in nature to our regular Day Camps.

Using the Eau Claire YMCA as a temporary base for YMCA Camp Riveredge allows us to respond more quickly to changing conditions. A decision will be made at 2.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) as to Friday. Our hope is that conditions continue to improve, and we will be able to return to the Riveredge site.

Please continue to drop off and collect as normal and busses will be simply be redirected to Eau Claire YMCA. We understand the frustration and disappointment this continued closure will cause, but believe this remains the best solution for tomorrow.

YMCA Camp Riveredge has been providing an outdoor Day Camp experience for over twenty years, and will continue to do so for many summers to come. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camp in July 2016!

Thank you.


 

Update for Wednesday, August 26:

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

Due to the continued forecast for poor air quality on Wednesday, we will be relocating our YMCA Camp Riveredge programs to the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA located downtown. Bussing will be provided from other branches, and from the Riveredge site. Please drop off / pick up at your normal time and location – including campers usually dropped off at Camp Riveredge.


 

Update for Tuesday, August 25:

Given the current Air Quality Advisory, YMCA Calgary is taking the following actions:

YMCA Camp Riveredge will close this afternoon. Campers who have regular scheduled bussing are being returned to their home branch and will join regular YMCA day camp programs. Pick up will be at the normal time and location. The parents of campers dropped off on site at Camp Riveredge are being contacted with further information. Campers will remain in the sheltered areas until pick-up.

  • YMCA Daycamps will continue as normal. Campers will remain indoors for the remainder of the day.
  • Camp Chief Hector YMCA will continue to operate as normal, with programming adjusted to limit outdoor physical exertion. Those campers with preexisting conditions have been identified and are being monitored regularly.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and implement changes as required. The Air Quality forecast for Wednesday shows an improvement in conditions, and so it is likely that all programs, including YMCA Camp Riveredge, will return to normal.


Now Booking 2015 Corporate Holiday Parties

2015 Corporate Holiday Packages

Thinking of having your Christmas party away from the city in the Rockies? We are now accepting 2015 bookings for corporate Holiday Parties! 

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Imagine an evening in the Rockies, relaxing with friends and colleagues at our 1000 acre site. We have created a package that will allow just that for your 2015 corporate holiday party or a family holiday getaway!

Package includes holiday buffet meal, rustic bunkhouse accommodation and complimentary breakfast.

We have a unique venue in the stunning Rockies for any festive event. We have everything you need to have a great holiday party that everyone will remember. Fully licensed bar services and DJ rentals are available.

More Information

> Request a Quote Today!

 

 


How was your YMCA overnight camp this summer?

Once your camper returns from Camp Chief Hector YMCA, we invite you to complete our online YMCA Overnight Camp survey http://bit.ly/YCampChiefHector15
or click the link from our website https://www.ymcacalgary.org/camps/camp-chief-hector.

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. It is a good opportunity to have a conversation with your child about their time at camp; you may wish to complete the survey together with your camper.

Your feedback will help make camp even better!

Information acquired through this survey is confidential and can be made anonymously. We value your comments and thank you for your time.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA Staff


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