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Support the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick in Winning $100,000 for Our Community!

Support the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick in Winning $100,000 for Our Community!

Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick is excited to announce the kick-off of the ParticipACTION Community Challenge.

This exciting national initiative is back to inspire everyone to experience the physical, social, and mental health benefits of getting active together throughout the month of June.

The ParticipACTION Community Challenge aims to crown Canada’s Most Active Community, with a grand prize of $100,000 to support local physical activity and sport initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together, get moving, and showcase our commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle.

At the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick, we’re aiming high! Our goal is to contribute a massive 170 hours of FREE community programming throughout the month of June – celebrating 170 years of making a positive impact.

We believe in fostering a healthy lifestyle that supports the

May 30th, 2024|

City of Saint John Proclaims May as YMCA Month – Celebrating 170 Years of Community Impact

City of Saint John Proclaims May as YMCA Month – Celebrating 170 Years of Community Impact

Saint John, NB – The City of Saint John proudly announces May as YMCA Month, a time to honor the remarkable legacy and ongoing contributions of the YMCA to the community. With a proclamation from the city, May will be dedicated to recognizing the profound influence the YMCA has had on fostering community spirit, promoting health and wellness, and empowering individuals of all backgrounds.

“I’m thrilled to declare May as YMCA Month in The City of Saint John,” shared Mayor Donna Noade Reardon. “With 170 years of enriching our community, the YMCA has been a cornerstone of support, wellness, and opportunity. We’re excited to celebrate their legacy and the countless lives they’ve touched. Here’s to another 170 years of making a difference together!”

For over 170 years, the YMCA has served as a beacon of hope

May 8th, 2024|

Three organizations in Southwestern New Brunswick awarded for being the Newcomer Employment Champions

Three organizations in Southwestern New Brunswick awarded for being the Newcomer Employment Champions

Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick’s Newcomer Connections hosted the second annual Newcomer Employment Champions [NEC] Gala on Friday, March 22, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John. Representatives from more than 25 organizations attended the [NEC] Gala to celebrate the employers who took a step beyond the Intercultural Competency Training to support newcomers to grow and thrive in their organizations, thus becoming an employer of choice for newcomers.

“I would like to congratulate all the employers who have participated in the [NEC] program and continue to support newcomers in their organization,” said Shilo Boucher, President & CEO, YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick. “Our YMCA continues to be an advocate for creating a more diverse, inclusive, caring, and welcoming community for all newcomers and is dedicated to supporting newcomers from all walks of

March 26th, 2024|

34th Annual Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Award Recipients

34th Annual Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Award Recipients

Saint John, NB— The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick has announced the details of the 2024 Red Triangle Award Gala, including this year’s recipients of the Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Awards.

The Annual Red Triangle Award Gala, presented by Emera New Brunswick, will be held on Thursday, May 16th at the Saint John Regional YMCA. The Red Triangle Award recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community, while the Leader to Watch Award honours an individual who is a role model for other young adults in our community.

“Emera New Brunswick would like to congratulate this year’s award recipients,” said Ryan O’Hara, Emera New Brunswick General Manager. “Your commitment and service to the Greater Saint John community has made a tremendous difference to many people. Emera New Brunswick is proud to be part of this community and

March 4th, 2024|

Atlantic Canada YMCAs to Provide Life-Changing Experiences for 1,300 Kids this Summer

Atlantic Canada YMCAs to Provide Life-Changing Experiences for 1,300 Kids this Summer

[SAINT JOHN] – YMCA camps in Atlantic Canada are gearing up to offer transformative experiences for children this summer. With a focus on fostering friendships, nurturing self-confidence, promoting independence, and building resilience, YMCA camps have long been recognized as catalysts for positive growth in young individuals.

For many children, attending camp is a dream that can only be realized with the generous support of their communities. By giving the gift of camp, donors enable campers to develop a deeper appreciation for nature, their community, and most importantly, themselves.

From March 1 to April 30, YMCA branches across Atlantic Canada will unite in an ambitious initiative to send 1,300 kids to camp this summer. Understanding the unique challenges faced by each community, the YMCA has conducted thorough research to ensure that barriers to camp participation, whether financial, transportation-related, or cultural, are systematically

March 1st, 2024|

Register for Camp Glenburn

Howdy 2024 Campers,

With summer approaching we couldn’t be more excited to welcome new and returning campers!

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable season of adventure, friendship, and fun. Our camps are designed to create lasting memories and provide enriching experiences that will stay with you long after the summer ends.

Spaces are filling up quickly, as always, so we encourage you to secure your spot soon to ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred camp sessions. If your desired camp is already full, don’t worry! Simply join the waitlist, and we’ll notify you as soon as a spot becomes available.

To register and explore our diverse range of camp programs and learn more about what Camp Glenburn has to offer this summer, click [HERE].

February 29th, 2024|

YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick launches 2024 Fundraising Campaign

YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick launches 2024 Fundraising Campaign

Saint John, NB— The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick launched their 2024 Fundraising Campaign today. The annual campaign ensures everyone has access to Y programs and services – enriching the lives children, youth, adults, seniors, and families in southwestern New Brunswick.

In addition to the annual campaign, a transformational project was also announced, which will provide after school care and outdoor education at the Glenn Carpenter Centre.

Through this campaign, thousands of people will have access to the Y through summer day and overnight camp, licensed child care, youth mental health support, recreational activities, programs for seniors to stay connected, and health and fitness memberships, which include swimming lessons.

The goal for 2024 campaign is to raise $2 million, which will have a direct impact on more than 3,500 throughout southwestern N.B. The campaign also includes fundraising for construction at the Glenn Carpenter Outdoor Education

February 15th, 2024|

YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick Expands Child Care Programming with New Location adjacent to Shannex’s Parkland in the Valley, in Quispamsis

YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick Expands Child Care Programming with New Location

Saint John, NB – The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick is excited to announce the opening of a new child care location neighbouring Parkland in the Valley, property of Shannex in Quispamsis, further expanding our commitment to providing quality and accessible child care services in the community.

The expansion is a crucial step toward meeting the increasing demand for child care spots, as the Y currently faces a waitlist of almost 1,000 families seeking this essential service.

The new child care facility, located at 20 Millenium Drive, is set to welcome children and families this spring. This expansion is part of the Y’s ongoing efforts to meet the growing demand for reliable and enriching child care services, supporting families in and around the Quispamsis area.

“The Y acknowledges the challenges by families in securing child care and is taking proactive steps

February 1st, 2024|

YMCA of Greater Saint John Transforms into YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick: A New Chapter in a 170-Year Legacy

YMCA of Greater Saint John Transforms into YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick: A New Chapter in a 170-Year Legacy

Saint John, NB – In a momentous announcement today, the YMCA of Greater Saint John unveiled a transformative evolution in its storied 170-year history. Standing before a community that has supported and thrived with the YMCA, the organization’s leadership shared reflections on its remarkable past and revealed exciting plans for the future.

Since its establishment in 1854, the YMCA has stood as a beacon of hope, fostering lasting personal and social change. Through 170 years, the organization has achieved significant milestones, becoming a pioneer in physical education, introducing beloved sports, and developing national standardized swim programs. The YMCA has consistently demonstrated adaptability, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to community service.

Key milestones include the establishment of Camp Glenburn in 1928, the creation of the YMCA Endowment Fund, in 1986, and the launch of

January 18th, 2024|

Cindy Floyd and Song Kim receive the 2023 YMCA Peace Medal.

Cindy Floyd and Song Kim receive the 2023 YMCA Peace Medal.

Saint John, NB – From November 19-25, during YMCA Peace Week, the YMCA of Greater Saint John, together with YMCAs across Canada, is celebrating the presence of peace in our communities and reflecting on the peace building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.

In keeping with this year’s International Day of Peace theme of “Actions for Peace,” YMCA Peace Week 2023 focuses on fostering peace in our communities locally and globally, today and every day. With the UN’s Global Goals in mind, we join YMCAs around the world in activating Vision 2030, World YMCA’s global strategy to build a more just, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive world where we can all shine.

During YMCA Peace Week, we honour those at the forefront of these peace-building efforts and encourage Canadians to ask themselves how they can bring

November 15th, 2023|
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