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  • 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.

  • YMCA of Okanagan and Interior Savings Credit Union Promote Healthy, Active Living for Children and Families at Healthy Kids Day

    Kids, parents and volunteers enjoying YMCA’s 12th annual Healthy Kids Day in 2017 — a fun-filled day of interactive games and activities that encourages families to lead healthier, happier lives every day. It is national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids across Canada.  

  • Coast Capital gives teen parents a healthy start

    Coast Capital Kelowna Branch Staff donated $16,000 to YMCA’s Young Parent Program through their Community Investment Grant for Youth. This generous donation, accepted by Ester Pike of the YMCA of Okanagan, will allow the Y to offer young mothers parenting education, diapers, formula child care for their young ones and other necessities to help them thrive.

  • Celebrating 4,440 Aquafit classes at 90 years-old

    Bea Ingram, after her Aquafit class at the YMCA of Okanagan, has been attending the Y three times a week for 37 years after becoming a member in 1981. This year, Bea celebrated her 90th birthday at the YMCA and credits the social network she has made through her local community centre for her longevity.