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TODAY! Genesis Centre Grand Opening

Genesis Centre of Community Wellness and Saddletowne YMCA Grand Opening Celebration this weekend! Come enjoy festivities as the complex officially opens its doors to the public on January 14 & 15.

There will be events taking place all weekend long with the kick-off ceremony beginning Saturday, January 14 at 11am in the Commons area.


GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Saddletowne YMCA

Genesis Centre of Community Wellness and Saddletowne YMCA Grand Opening Celebration this weekend! Come enjoy festivities as the complex officially opens its doors to the public.

There will be events taking place all weekend long with the kick-off ceremony beginning Saturday, January 14 at 11am in the Commons area.


First Ever Saddletowne YMCA Class

Congrats to all the people who participated in the first fitness class ever held at NEW Saddletowne YMCA! The class took place on Saddletowne YMCA opening day: Saturday January 7, 2012.

First Ever Saddletowne YMCA Fitness Class

 

Don’t forget the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness Grand Opening Celebration happening this coming weekend (Jan 14 & 15). Everyone is invited! Festivities begin Saturday morning at 11am. See you there!


Saddletowne YMCA: OPENS TODAY!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


New YMCA Branch Opens Saturday

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


Saddletowne YMCA Opens Saturday!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


OPENING! Saddletowne YMCA Opens Saturday!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


YMCA Fact: Immigrant Services since 1870s

  • As far back as the 1870s classes were held to provide training to help citizens and immigrants find work.
  • In the 1930s, the YMCA initiated strategies to support unemployed by providing job counseling and training programs to teach skills.
  • The recession of the 1980s generated a host of additional employment, training and literacy programs for youth and adults, including unemployed youth at risk.
  • In the 1990s, the YMCA, with the private sector and federal government, launched a national youth internship program, to help give unemployed youth work experience. The Y’s settlement services continue to assist new immigrants in becoming oriented to life in Canada.
  • Did you know YMCA Calgary has an Immigrant Services area? Click here to find out more.


YMCA Fact: Swimming Since 1888

The Y has been teaching swimming since the first Y pools were built in 1888. In 1906, a Y staff member started a revolutionary style of swimming by teaching groups swim strokes using land drills before going into the water.

Even the military relied on the YMCA’s new swim instructions with WWI soldiers using land drills to learn strokes and survival swimming by wearing 60 pounds of gear in deep water. During the 1930s, the Y developed Canada’s first national standards for drown proofing, resusitation and scuba diving as well as test standards for swimming lessons that are still used today.


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