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Flavia's Y is Family

When I was 29 years old, I moved to Canada from Brazil with a dream of making a difference. It was a big life change; one that I was both scared and hopeful for. It meant leaving everyone I knew behind, finding a new home, and learning a new language. I had no idea, at the time, what a positive impact that decision would have on my life.
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Cheryl's Y is Support

At the beginning of 2021, I was in the best shape of my life preparing to run a half marathon for my 60th birthday. Then everything changed drastically when I contracted COVID-19 and the virus impacted my cognitive abilities for the long term. Now a year later, as I continue to retrain my mind and body, the Y has become a vital part of my recovery.
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YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 15th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids that will take place at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre on Sunday, May 29th. After two years of cancelled fundraising events, the YMCA is excited to bring community together again for a great cause. 
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YMCA of Okanagan NEW CEO Announcement

The YMCA of Okanagan has named their new CEO to replace Sharon Peterson who is retiring from the role after 27 years of leadership. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Allyson Graf, who has been employed by the YMCA of Okanagan since 1998 and most recently as Vice President, Community and Strategic Initiatives, will be the new President and CEO. 
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