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Grade 6 Launch Party!

The grade 6 launch party was a great success with lots of people coming to the facility and participating in different activities! Keep an eye out for more special event!

Octobers activity schedules for October will be up soon, for your individual facility please check here.


Crowfoot YMCA Qualifier

Calgary Flames Youth Hoops Tournament

The Crowfoot YMCA Qualifier is on April 18 from 3:00PM-4:00PM

Open to all youth ages 10-13 / No Membership necessary / Free for members, $4 for non-members

Winners receive prizes and advance to the championship round and compete against other YMCA branches on May 1.

Register online or at the Crowfoot YMCA front desk. For more information contact our Youth Director at 403-241-4612


Calgary Flames Grade 6 Highlights @ Shawnessy YMCA

With the month of February coming to a close the Shawnessy YMCA is a hub of activity for youth of all ages! Here is a quick update on what our Calgary Flames Grade 6 members have been up to this month.

NSTEP Healthy Eating

As mentioned earlier this week we hosted our monthly NSTEP Healthy eating workshop, last Saturday (the 14th of Feb) our Grade 6 members enjoyed the opportunity to make healthy chicken nuggets from scratch!

Our NSTEP workshop will be returning on March the 14th 2015 from 3:30-4:30pm, to sign up Email me HERE with your child’s name, phone number and ANY food allergies!


Drop in Gym and open climb

Our weekly Grade 6 drop in Sport this month is soccer so come along and play! Drop-in Gym will return next week on the 25th of February 2015, All grade 6 members are invited!20150218_175904

On another note, I would like to remind everyone that rock climbing is included as part of the grade 6 membership, we host a regular weekly open climb on Saturdays from 1-3pm, All Climbers must have a climbing waiver form signed by a parent, you can collect this from member services. I really recommend this sport due to its fun and challenging nature!

Photography club

I hosted a photography club with a grade 6 member, check out some of the fun photos we took at the bottom!
Photography Club will return next month on the 19th of march with another Photo scavenger hunt! If you are interested in attending please email me here for more info!

Flames Friday Feb20th  2015 – Movie Night

We are hosting a movie night tonight next to the family center, we have a selection of General rated movies to pick from so come along and relax!

Later we will be hosting a Basketball tournament for our older youth 12years+ 8:00pm till 9:45pm.

Boot camp – Thursday Feb 26th 2015

We will be introducing our very first Grade 6 Boot camp! This will take place in the Studio from 5-6pm, we will be completing a circuit style work out using body resistance exercises and agility drills so come prepared to move and bring your water bottle.

Have you filled out our Sam2.0  survey?

The link is right here, and at the bottom if you have the time please feel free to provide us feedback. (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/THP6RC9)

As always if you have any questions please contact me.

Philip Perryman, – Youth Coordinator Shawnessy YMCA

Email: philip.perryman@calgary.ymca.ca

phone; 403 256 5533 ext 284

Photography club photos:

YMCA Calgary Flames Grade 6 member’s photography club.


Yesterday January 15th 2015 we hosted our very first photography club for our grade 6 members.

We decided to brave the cold weather so we could focus on our topic, Sunsets. A small group of grade 6 members joined us in a walk around the facility and took some fantastic photographs. We chose a few of our favorites to share with you.

The next photography club will be in February, check out the calendar for more details.

Don’t forget to email me to sign up for our other fun workshops. On January 30th 2015 YMCA Shawnessy will be introducing Talk Space, we will gave a guest speaker from the Calgary Humane Society coming to talk to our grade 6 members about amphibians and reptiles.

Philip Perryman

Shawnessy Youth Coordinator


Shawnessy YMCA Grade 6 NSTEP Healthy Eating workshop.

With the cold weather setting in, some of our Grade 6 members took part in a healthy eating workshop facilit20150108_173029ated by NSTEP at the Shawnessy YMCA on Thursday January 8th 2015. It was the first workshop of the New Year and it was a great success.

In total twelve grade 6 members took part in making some healthy pumpkin spice muffins. They had the opportunity to ty out their measuring skills, work as a team, and of course they each got to eat the muffins in the end also!

This workshop would not have been possible without the support from the Flames Foundation For Life and NSTEP health eating.

If you are interested in finding out more about Grade 6 Membership activities, please contact your local branch.



Grade 6 Memberships Are Launching!

Join the festivities for the official launch event of the YMCA Grade 6 Memberships supported by the Calgary Flames.  Sign up for your orientation at 11:00am, 12:00pm or 1:00pm by visiting member services or calling 403-237-2393.

Activities, games, snacks and awesome prizes will be available for all those who attend.  Come out and enjoy the day at the Saddletowne YMCA!


Check out the schedule of awesome events:

Great 6 is Launching!


For more information on this and other Great Youth Activities, contact Adam, Youth Director, at 403-537-2719 or Linda, Youth Coordinator, at 403-537-2202.

Free Grade 6 Memberships!

Can you believe it?

All Grade 6 Students in Calgary are now eligible for a free YMCA Membership during their grade 6 year (September-August).

We’ve partnered with the awesome Calgary Flames and Flames Foundation for Life to make grade 6 the best year ever and get Flames Friday’s going.

YMCA Calgary Flames Grade 6

YMCA CEO Helene Weir and Calgary Flames CEO Ken King with some excited Grade 5 students.

Starting in September 2014, students in grade 6 in Calgary can bring proof of their grade to any YMCA Calgary branch and sign up for a free membership.

We’ll have cool activities, opportunities to try unique sports, and chances to hang out with Calgary Flames players.

Parents – we’re doing this because we know how important your kids’ health is and we thought this would be a great way to help grade 6 youth get more active, make some new friends, have a positive place to hang out, and learn some leadership skills too.

For more information, click here.