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  • Lions roar in support of local kids at the Y

    Kelowna-Rutland Lions Club Members presented the YMCA with a $1,500 donation towards thier Strong Kids Campaign.

  • Missionwood drive-thru fundraiser supports local YMCA children

    Missionwood Retirement Resort donated $3,734 to support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The full 100 per cent of proceeds from their annual Gift of Giving Drive-Through Soup Fundraiser will enable local low-income children and families to participate in Y programs.

  • Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign delivers $46,300 worth of smiles and snacks to kids in YMCA Child Care

    Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a cookie in support of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign which raised a record breaking $46,300 for the YMCA of Okanagan Child Care Program. These funds will help the Y serve a daily nutritious snack to all children in their care, including the 1 in 4 children whose families struggle to afford any snacks at all.

  • Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is Back, Supporting YMCA of Okanagan

    Smile Cookie week runs from September 14-20, with local Tim Hortons restaurants in Kelowna and West Kelowna supporting the YMCA of Okanagan through Smile Cookie sales. The full dollar from every Smile Cookie sold will support the Y’s Healthy Snack Program, providing nutritious snacks for kids in Y child care programs, some of which struggle to access nutritious snacks at all. 

  • YMCA and H2O Pools to Open August 10

    The YMCA of Okanagan will welcome swimmers back to their pools at the Kelowna Family Y and H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre starting Monday, August 10. Aquatic offerings will include open swim time, lane swimming and Aquafit classes to help community members cool off and get back to their healthy routines. 

  • Best of Kelowna 2020

    Thank you for voting for us in the 2020 Best of Kelowna awards! We are so proud to place in the group fitness facility, workout facility and kids attraction categories among other fantastic local businesses. Our spirits are lifted to know that you were still thinking of us, even after our temporary closures were in effect.

  • Valley First wraps young families in warmth and optimism

    Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, recently expanded its partnership with the YMCA to ensure the young parents they serve will have the long-term support and resources needed to make transformational change for themselves and their children. 

  • YMCA Response to the Death of George Floyd

    Even when measured against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the recent news out of the City of Minneapolis has been difficult to absorb. It has been particularly painful for members of our Black, Indigenous, Asian Canadian and racialized communities, including members of our team. As a charity embracing diversity and social inclusion, we believe that Canada and BC is one of the best places in the world to live. But we know it’s not the best place for everyone.

  • City Councillor creates campaign for Small Business and Charity

    Kelowna City Councillor, Loyal Wooldridge, has come up with a unique way to help the local economy tackle challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wooldridge has conceptualized the MADE IN YLW campaign, designed to support small business and charity alike.

  • YMCAs Re-Opening Soon

    A phased re-opening of the Kelowna Family Y, H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and the Downtown Y, beginning with health and fitness, will be determined in collaboration with the City of Kelowna and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.