Hello and Happy New Year!

Happy 2016 to you from YMCA Calgary.

As you know January is the month when many people commit or recommit to achieving their wellness goals for the coming year. But, for many, that idea can soon get lost in the bustle of busy-ness a new year brings. Congratulations to you on already being connected to the YMCA, where we are providing opportunities for people across the city to move more, connect more and enjoy some time for themselves and their families in a safe and welcoming environment.

We want more people to be active and engaged, especially in an economic climate that is challenging for our city. That’s why, for the first time ever, YMCA Calgary is waving its joining fee. If someone signs up before January 31, it will be more affordable than ever to be part of the YMCA. Look for details in this edition of YMCA Today and please let friends, colleagues and loved ones know about your YMCA experience.

This is also an exciting time of change for YMCA Calgary as a charity. We are working with the City of Calgary to ensure all residents have access to great recreation, health and wellness centres. We’re thrilled that construction is underway on two of the three new facilities that we have been selected to operate for the City of Calgary! The Remington YMCA, located in Quarry Park is quickly taking shape with an anticipated Summer 2016 opening. With a new YMCA in Rocky Ridge scheduled for 2017 and another in Seton on track for 2018, our growth is exciting and an opportunity for Calgarians to have access to facilities and services in currently under-served areas. We couldn’t be more thrilled with our partnership with the City of Calgary around this civic investment.

Thanks for choosing YMCA Calgary. I wish you well and hope the Y will play a big part in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals this year.

See you soon,


Helene Weir, President & CEO