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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|

YMCA of Greater Saint John celebrates Welcoming Week

YMCA of Greater Saint John celebrates Welcoming Week

Saint John, NB — This September, the YMCA of Greater Saint John is celebrating Welcoming Week by

celebrating inclusivity and fostering understanding of different cultures through a series of public events.

“Our Region’s success depends on ensuring that all residents of Saint John feel welcome here, and we are proud to support all newcomers through the programs and services at our Y,” says Shilo Boucher, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Saint John. “Today, new Saint Johners are a vital part of our community—bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas, starting businesses, and contributing to the vibrant diversity we all value.”

YMCA of Greater Saint John is hosting the following upcoming events for Welcoming Week:

Community Yoga on September 12: Led by an immigrant yogi, this event will showcase ways for to boost physical health and improve strength, balance and flexibility. This event will be open to

September 11th, 2023|

YMCA Newcomer Connections will host a Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony

YMCA Newcomer Connections will host a Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony

Saint John, NB — On Thursday, May 25, during Citizenship Week, the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Newcomer Connections is hosting a Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony to celebrate all newcomers who completed a huge milestone in their settlement journey by becoming a Canadian Citizen.

“We are thrilled to celebrate all newcomers in our community who have become Canadian Citizens and are now supporting others in their settlement journey,” said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “Many newcomers strive to become members of the Canadian family because they see Canada as a welcoming society that embraces diversity. For many, citizenship is the realization of a dream and can mark the beginning of a new life.

As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most YMCA Newcomer Connections clients receiving their Canadian citizenship attended an online citizenship ceremony swearing

May 17th, 2023|

Atlantic Canada YMCAs join together to give 1,000 kids the Gift of Camp

Atlantic Canada YMCAs join together to give 1,000 kids the Gift of Camp

[Saint John, New Brunswick] – YMCAs across Atlantic Canada are kicking off the Give the Gift of Camp Campaign in a joint effort to send 1,000 kids to YMCA Summer Camp. One of many things that YMCAs across Atlantic Canada have in common is summer camp for children and youth. Though each may look a bit different, the YMCA camp experience is about offering exciting and safe environments for campers to learn, grow, and lead.

From April 20 to May 19, 2023, the YMCAs in Atlantic Canada will work together to raise $200,000 under this campaign. The Y recognizes the challenges each of our communities’ face. During the pandemic, children and youth were isolated at a critical time in their development, robbing them of foundational learning experiences like making friends, trying something new, working as team, and most

April 20th, 2023|

Three organizations in Greater Saint John awarded for being the Newcomer Employment Champions

Three organizations in Greater Saint John awarded for being the Newcomer Employment Champions

Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Newcomer Connections hosted the first-ever Newcomer Employment Champions [NEC] Gala on Thursday, March 30, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John. Over 80 representatives from 37 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.

“The growth in diversity we’ve seen in our region over the last few years wouldn’t be possible without settlement agencies, multicultural associations, volunteers and community groups that have stepped up to help,” said Arlene Dunn, Minister Responsible for Immigration. “Helping newcomers navigate life in a new place and making them feel like they belong is no small feat. Saint John’s friendliness and generosity are infamous

March 31st, 2023|

Red Triangle Award Recipients Announced

Red Triangle Award Recipients Announced

Saint John, NB— The YMCA of Greater Saint John has announced the details of the 2023 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 4, at 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 Emera New Brunswick General Manager Ryan O’Hara. “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 a part of the Red

March 20th, 2023|
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