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  • Kelowna Toyota Makes a Big Splash with YMCA Donation

    Kelowna Toyota donated $4,000 to the YMCA Okanagan Swims Program, proving swim lessons to 1,400 children for free. 

  • Swing for a Cause at the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    $75,000 raised at the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign. 

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

    The YMCA of Okanagan celebrated it’s 2018 achievements and welcomed two new board members at its 2018 AGM. New YMCA Board Members Amy Gopal and Steven Morrison were welcomed by Board Chair, John Duff and Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Peterson.

  • Active living program for aging adults expands to accommodate more participants

    Choose to Move is a health focused program for older adults who are inactive or suffer from chronic disease. The free YMCA program has expanded to accommodate more adults who are looking to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle but aren’t sure where to start.

  • Community raises an incredible $91,000 at Cycle for Strong Kids

    Riders were all smiles at Cycle for Strong Kids, raising a whopping $91,000 for local underprivileged children at the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser. 100% of donations will 
    directly subsidize vital Y programs for children whose families struggle to afford them.


  • 9,000 more ways to help local children

    Melcor Developments donated $9000 to the YMCA of Okanagan’s Strong Kids Campaign. (L-r) Russ Latimer, Jack Newton, and Tyrel Griffith present Rhonda Zakala from the YMCA with the donation which will provide financial assistance on child care, healthy programs, swim lessons and memberships for local underprivileged children.

  • The Okanagan’s largest outdoor cycle class supports local children

    Cycle for Strong Kids, the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser of the year, takes place this Sunday, May 26. A full 100% of donations will subsidize child care, camps, swim lessons, health memberships and recreational programs for vulnerable Okanagan children. The event hosts a silent auction, raffle, and fun 45-minute outdoor cycle class for pre-registered riders with a goal of raising $100,000. 

  • Morningside Rotary helps Young Parents to graduate

    The Morningside Rotary Club donated five new laptops to the YMCA’s Young Parents Program, making it easier for parents under 20 to complete their education and pursue valuable employment. 

  • 38 years of volunteering with children keeps Jill Siebert connected to her community

    On National Volunteer Week, Canada celebrates people like Jill Siebert who have been volunteering weekly since 1981 with children’s swim lessons at the YMCA of Okanagan. She has contributed close to 10,000 hours to ensure 1000’s of local children learn valuable water safety skills. 

  • Healthy Kids Day - A free family event hosted by the YMCA of Okanagan and Interior Savings.

    YMCA Healthy Kids Day, presented by Interior Savings, is back! It is more than an event, it is a national celebration dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids in our community. This spring, the YMCA of Okanagan we are opening our doors even wider on May 5, for a fun-filled day of interactive games and activities for the whole family.