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Grade 6’s Blew the Roof Off!

AllGymEau Claire was BOOMING this past Friday as our Grade 6’s congregated on the third floor to celebrate the past 10 months we’ve spent together.

What a truly amazing year we’ve had! Between impromptu gaga ball face-offs, nutrition workshops, tournaments, dance parties, Lego sessions, and cooking classes, it seems we have done it all at the YMCA! This past Friday, we got all of our branches together for our Grade 6 Year End Celebration, and it was incredible! Even though we were rained out of our Riveredge site, we still managed to collect a whopping total of 122 grade 6 students under the Eau Claire roof!

After enjoying some pizza and veggies, we split off into groups and participated in a variety of different stations. All our grade sixes got to HarveyStudiotry a little bit of everything; from Lego, to Kin ball and team building, to the first ever YMCA dance-rap-karaoke party!

We even got to meet Harvey the Hound and former Flames defenceman, Rhett Warrener!

The best part was having all of our members come together and experience something new with their fellow branches. All of us were excited to be a part of something so different – and we ensured that everyone in the building knew it! We are the first cohort of Calgary YMCA’s Grade 6 members, Flamesand we made sure to sign this school year off with a bang!

Summer is just around the corner and we are all bustling with the exciting opportunities that await us! To find out more information on what your branch is doing this summer, take a look at our Activity Page or contact your Youth Coordinator!

Thanks again to all of our lovely grade 6 members who have made this year at the YMCA one of our most memorable! And thank you to all of our incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers as well as the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life for making this year happen! Without all of us – staff, members, and supporters alike – this year’s success would not have been possible!


Dodgeball Success!!

Eau Claire’s first ever Dodgeball Tournament was a HUGE success! All together, we had 38 participants and over 15 parents show up for support. Congrats to everyone who participated. We hope to have another tournament closer to the end of the school year, so keep checking our Activity Schedule for updates.

 

Recognizing Teams

Recognizing Teams

 

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

 

Action Shot

Action Shot

Third Place Winners

Third Place Winners

 

Second Place Winners

Second Place Winners

 

First Place Winners

First Place Winners

 

Grade 5 Team

Grade 5 Team

 

Taking a Knee

Taking a Knee

 

One of Rosedale School's Many Teams

One of Rosedale School’s Many Teams

 

Setting Up for the Final Game

Setting Up for the Final Game

 

Eau Claire Youth RULE!!

Eau Claire Youth RULE!!

 

Thanks again for everyone who participated! If your child participated and you are interested in obtaining photos of our event, feel free to e-mail me at sarah.thornton@calgary.ymca.ca


Grade 6 Dodgeball Tournament at Eau Claire!

Click here for more details!Looking for an exciting Friday Night Activity? Why not register for our Grade 6 Dodgeball Tournament in February!

Teams of 6 will compete against each-other in 3 minute rounds to battle for the Ultimate Title. Participants are welcome to sign up as a team or as individuals. The winning team will take home the blue ribbons as well as the first place prize (to be determined). Second and third place teams will also be awarded.

All participants will receive a participation acknowledgement.

The tournament will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, February 20th. Four different, yet fast-paced variations of dodgeball will be played throughout the night. Instructions will be explained on the day of the tournament but are also distributed with your sign-up package.

If you or your team wants to practice, or is a bit shy, have no fear! We will also be hosting a practice night on Tuesday, February 17th during our regular Grade 6 Sports Drop-In time (6:00-7:00 PM).

If you are interested in joining us for this challenge, you can click here to download our dodgeball registration form and rules. Be sure to drop by Eau Claire to hand in your form and register. Alternatively, you can contact Sarah Thornton, youth Coordinator at 403-781-1685 or via e-mail at sarah.thornton@calgary.ymca.ca for more information.

Bring your game face and we will see you there!


Youth Drop-in Hip Hop and Latin Freestyle !

Hey Youth! Join us at Eau Claire during Flames Friday tonight from 6:30-7:30 PM for some Hip Hop and Latin Freestyle Dancing!

hip hop dance girlsOur dance instructor, Melvi Alvarado, is one of our former YMAP students. He is currently a part of Dance Fusion Calgary and has generously donated his time to teach some of Eau Claire’s youth the ins and outs of Hip Hop and Latin dancing.

Melvi will be joining us every Friday from 6:30-7:30 until the middle of December. Come by and check it out!


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