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  • YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids raises over $85,000 for Okanagan Children

    On Sunday, May 27 nearly 350 riders raised over $85,000 for local children and youth at the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser of the year, YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids. It is estimated this amount will benefit more than 600 local kids.


  • Brazilian family finds an inclusive community after adjusting to new life

    In search of a better life, Leonardo, Claudia, and their son Miguel moved from Brazil to Kelowna in May 2017. They found an inclusive community after accessing subsidized child care through the YMCA of Okanagan’s Financial Assistance Program.

  • Lions Club gives local kids a thousand more ways to participate at the Y

    YMCA child minding children with Lions Club Members John Gates, Barry Armbrust, Tom Mackie, Al Fennig and Erv Schmidt. 

  • Going for Gold at the 12th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids May 27

    Two-time Olympic Medalist and Kelowna’s hometown hero, Kelsey Serwa, and Jim Bates from Fresh Air, one of the presenting sponsors of this event, participating in YMCA’s Cycle for Strong Kids in 2016. The YMCA of Okanagan aims to raise over $100,000 at this year’s event, which will give vulnerable kids living in the Okanagan equal opportunity to participate in YMCA programs. 

  • Local youth #GetsLoud about mental health

    Genna McCansh, 25, is getting loud about her mental health experience in celebration of CMHA Mental Health Week. After accessing mental health programs and resources available through the YMCA of Okanagan, Genna has a new lease on life and can now effectively manage life’s highs and lows.

  • New program targets older adults

    Choose to Move will be the newest addition to the specialty health programs that are available at the YMCA of Okanagan and is designed to provide more opportunities for physical activity for older adults in BC. 

  • Something for every kid to enjoy - Registration now open for YMCA Summer Camps

    Kids aged 3-14 can learn new skills, make friends and stay active over the summer months with YMCA Summer Camps. With many camp options in various locations throughout Kelowna, there's something for every kid to enjoy each week. In 2017, 17,852 children and youth learned valuable skills and found a place where they belong in YMCA programs and camps

  • New Board of Directors and Years of Service Awards announced at YMCA of Okanagan AGM

    Chuck Henderson, Facility Operations Manager, and Serena Moser, Health and Fitness Manager, recognize YMCA of Okanagan staff members for their 15 years of services at the Annual General Meeting. 

  • The Magic of Volunteering

    Bryan Wentworth has been volunteering at the YMCA of Okanagan for over 13 years. Bryan personifies the values of the Y and is one of the 374 local volunteers who the YMCA of Okanagan is recognizing over National Volunteer Week, which takes place from April 15 to 21.

  • Mayor Basran Proclaims April 29 YMCA Healthy Kids Day

    YMCA Healthy Kids Day offers a wealth of resources to equip parents with ways to easily incorporate healthier habits at a young age. Kids having fun and engaging in healthy activities at last year's Healthy Kids Day event.