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A Record-Breaking Charity Golf Tournament

$86,000 was raised in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kid Campaign. The 12th Annual Wilson M. Beck Charity Golf Tournament held at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club on July 18th saw players “swinging for a great cause” – to provide local children and families in need equal access to YMCA programs. 
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YMCA Announces New Board Chair

The YMCA of Okanagan has announced a new board chair for the Association. David Bond has been on the YMCA’s Board of Directors for the past five years and is the Office Managing Partner for KPMG Kelowna.
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Sue’s Y is Growth

When I was in high school, I remember playing field hocky outside RSS and witnessing the Athans pool being built next door. At the time, it was my dream to work here as a lifeguard, but never did I imagine what an impact this place would have on my life. 
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Community raises a record breaking $123,000 at YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

Almost a thousand local children will be able to access life-enriching Y programs all because the community came together and raised a record breaking $123,000 at the YMCA of Okanagan’s Cycle for Strong Kids event. Nearly 300 riders attended the Y’s largest annual fundraiser on Sunday May 29, raising heart rates and funds through participation in a huge outdoor cycle class.
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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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