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Kennedy’s Y is Determination

After leaving my hometown at the age of 17 in pursuit of a better life, I found myself pregnant, alone, and heading down a path that I knew would make me unhappy. I desperately wanted to pursue my education and build a better life for my child than I had growing up, but the odds were stacked against me. 
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Gina's Y is Progress

Graduating from university is always scary, but during a pandemic, it’s particularly frightening. During my final year, I kept hearing statistics about people being fired or laid off, and how unemployment was on the rise. I felt completely lost and didn't want to become another statistic with a large amount of debt.
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Spotlight: Nick Mansfield

What is your name?  Nick Mansfield. What is your position with the Y?  Centre Manager. What Y Centre/program do you work with?  H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre. Please explain one fond memory you have of the Y.
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Stober Foundation Gift

A three-year gift totaling over $200,000 by the Stober Foundation to the YMCA of Okanagan has ensured that we could continue to deliver essential services to those faced with uncertainty, isolation and reduced physical and mental health caused by the pandemic.
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Graham’s Y is Fit for Life

After 50 years of disciplined exercising, I was faced with the inevitable challenges of aging and had to change my routine in order to continue working out. I’ve ran marathons in my 20s, and in mid-life gone for morning jogs in the fields of Bali, in Bangkok and New Delhi traffic, and on mountain paths in Nepal. Then for the last decade I’ve been hooked on CrossFit.
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