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  • Registration Now Open for YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

    Participants at the YMCA of Okanagan’s 2017 Cycle for Strong Kids event ride to make a difference in the lives of Okanagan children and families. This year, to impact even more children in our community, the YMCA of Okanagan hopes to raise over $100,000 through this popular team building event. 

  • YMCA offers free health assessments for seniors

    During YMCA Senior Health Assessments staff and volunteers conduct 45-minute, one-on-one evaluations, testing blood pressure, cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, agility and more. 

  • YMCA members raise over $29,000 for the community

    Local Y members came together to raise over $29,000 for the Y’s ‘Move to Give’ campaign through various fundraising events and opportunities, including an 80’s workout at the Downtown Y. The generosity of these members will enable the YMCA of Okanagan to continue providing subsidized health memberships, child care, health and child programs to underprivileged individuals who struggle to afford them. 


  • 9,123 more reasons Y

    Melcor, Jack Newton, The Kelowna Rockets and the Kelowna Buckaroos presented a cheque for $9,123 to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. This generous donation will give local underprivileged children the opportunity to participate in Y programs they would otherwise not be able to afford, such as child care, camps and athletics.

  • More Okanagan kids learn to swim for FREE

    The Across the Lake Swim Society donated $40,000 to the YMCA Okanagan Swims Program in 2017, providing swim lessons to 2,800 children for free.

  • Thank you for being moved to give!

    2017 marked the YMCA’s first ever member fundraising campaign, Move to Give. Our generous members know the value and impact that access to health and wellness centres, nurturing child care, safe spaces for youth and opportunities to learn and grow can make for someone less fortunate. And boy did you step up to the fundraising challenge!

  • From basic exercises to soon-to-be TRX Instructor within one year

    From struggling with stretches to training to become a TRX instructor, Harley Lockhart proves the substantial impact that consistent physical activity can make in just over a year. With the help of the YMCA, he was able to drastically improve his balance and energy by regularly attending fitness classes that challenged him throughout his health journey.

  • YMCA of Okanagan joins the Y Mind Initiative to help youth with anxiety in BC

    The YMCA of British Columbia’s Y Mind Initiative is expanding to Kelowna to help young adults manage stress and anxiety issues. The free program, offered by the YMCA of Okanagan to 18-30-year old’s, will explore coping strategies and management tools in a supportive and accepting environment.

  • Sharing the Wealth to help local children

    The YMCA of Okanagan was presented with a generous $6,500 cheque from the Delcourt Advisory Group at ScotiaMcLeod Wealth Management over the holidays.

  • Missionwood holiday feast supports local YMCA kids and families with $4,900 donation

    Missionwood Retirement Staff presented YMCA Little Scholars children and teachers with a $4,900 cheque to support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. A full 100 per cent of proceeds from their annual Gift of Giving luncheon was donated to enable local underprivileged families to participate in Y programs.