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PReSchool’s Spin for Strong Kids Team!

Hi Everyone!

The Saddletowne Preschool Department put in a team for our Spin for Strong Kids Fundraiser on March 3, 2014. Our team was made up of instructors, directors, community members, and volunteers; if there was one word to describe our team it would have to be amazing!

We are sending out a sincere THANK YOU! to all our sponsors; especially the Karbani family, the Persaud family, the Elliot family, the Khamba family, and Sam Haneef (our youngest and best team member)!

The Saddletowne YMCA is truly a community; one that is made up of dedicated and kind members – it was a privilege to be able to participate in this event and spin along side people of such high caliber.

In total, the Preschool department alone raised $140.00!

Here is a great photo of some of our Preschool students cheering on our first group of spinning ladies!




Shawnessy Spin for Strong Kids – Success!

Thank you everyone who participated, volunteered and supported the Spin for Strong Kids on Monday.

It was a very successful day with Spin raising $11,275 allowing 188 children and youth to reach their potential at the Y.

Also on Monday, Childcare held their Hop for Strong Kids raising $1775 allowing 30 children and youth to reach their potential.

The day consisted of members, staff, volunteers, LINC students, YMCA Calgary Board members, Helene (CEO) and Youth Leadership participants riding in support while ensuring we had a least one bike going the whole day.

Thank you to Save-on-Foods (Walden) who provide us with healthy snacks (apples, bananas & water) for participants.  Check out our Shawnessy YMCA Facebook page for more photos!

YMCA Spin for Strong Kids – March 3

It’s time to kick off the 2014 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! This year we’ll hold another signature cycling event to raise $1.5 million to benefit 25,000 local youth and children.

Spin for YMCA Strong Kids will be held on Monday, March 3! Sign up to ride a stationary bike for a 30-minute spot (or more) and start collecting pledges. Raising donations for YMCA Strong Kids means that children and youth have positive experiences, make healthy choices, feel connected with others and learn the skills required to become leaders.

Visit your YMCA branch to sign up. Don’t miss out on the fun!


Spin for YMCA Strong Kids Update

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our supporters and donors who helped us at our YMCA Strong Kids kick-off event. We were able to raise a total of $83,185.18 from Spin for Strong Kids!

March 4 marked the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Kick-Off. YMCA Calgary hosted Spin for YMCA Strong Kids where every YMCA in Calgary had spin bikes in the lobby. The participants took turns spinning for 30 minutes each–raising money for our charity, YMCA Strong Kids. At Camp Chief Hector, the staff got on road bikes to do a camp version of Spin for Strong Kids.

It was a very exciting day with lots of people anxious to spin for a great cause! The event saw staff, volunteers, program participants, members, Y Survive teams, a former Team Canada Olympic Woman’s hockey player, NHL alumni, Calgary Stampeders players, YMCA Board of Directors, a media spin challenge, and many kids, youth and families in the community.  We would like to thank everyone for all their support and enthusiasm!

In 2013, our goal of $1.5 Million will help more than 20,000 kids and youth in our community. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal and help keep children and youth happy and healthy,  please contact Lana Dionne in the Financial Development at 403-781-1663.

Click here to view more photos from YMCA Spin for Strong Kids.

Spin for Strong Kids TRX Cycle workout with Michael

On Monday March 4th – 5:15-6:45pm, join Michael for this special workout.

100% of the $10 fee to reserve your spot goes to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, ensuring that all children and youth have access to YMCA programs and membership no matter their financial ability. Help us build Strong Kids and join Michael on Monday March 4th for this great workout!

The Latest News at YMCA in South Health Campus

YMCA in South Health Campus (SHC) is nearing its 5-month anniversary and things at the new location are really starting to take shape. Members and volunteers are joining us from the surrounding communities, departments within the hospital, and even from other branches. We are so pleased with the response and the way that we’ve been embraced in the SE Communities of Calgary.

As this new location continues to evolve, there are some exciting activities happening. We encourage you to join us and get involved. Some things to watch for:

1) Spin for Strong Kids: March 4.
Join us at SHC any time between 11am and 7pm to kick off YMCA Calgary’s Annual Strong Kids Fundraising Campaign. The Annual Campaign supports programs and opportunities for children and youth at the YMCA and enables us to provide much-needed support for those who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to participate. One out of every four children at YMCA’s are subsidized by this campaign so we need your help! Drop by the branch for more information or give us a call at 403-956-3900.

2) New Hours
Effective Monday March 18, YMCA in SHC will extend its hours to better accommodate members who need early morning/evening access. Hours will be:

Mon – Fri:
5:30am – 10:30pm
Weekends / Holidays:
7:00am – 8:30pm
*Workout areas close half an hour before facility closes

YMCA is proud to partner with Alberta Health Services at our new location and invites you to join in the fun. Stay tuned for more updates on programming and exciting activities happening at YMCA in SHC as we continue to build healthy communities.