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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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Terry's Y is Strength

In my life, I have faced a wide range of adversity, from living in group homes as a youth, to experiencing PTSD after serving in the Marine Corp, to overcoming cancer and other health issues. Through it all, I have been able to keep my mind and body strong at YMCAs around North America which has had an immense impact on my life story.
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Monica's Y is Helping Others

There are YMCA "lifers" who have dedicated their careers to helping others thrive. Monica has been with us for over 10 years and during her time here, she has fostered meaningful connections with countless members, and helped many vulnerable and struggling community members access Y memberships, camps, swim lessons, and more.
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We are a local charity determined to build a healthy and thriving community. Whether it’s homework help for vulnerable kids, mindfulness strategies for youth, or heart health programs for seniors, see the range of who and how we are helping individuals at all ages and stages.