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  • Morningside Rotary gives teen parents a healthy start in spirit, mind and body

    The Morningside Rotary Club member Daryl Brost helped facilitate the donation and delivery of $2,000 worth of healthy food and art therapy supplies to the YMCA’s Young Parent Program. This community program provides parents under the age of 24 with the fundamental tools they need to thrive, including child care, parenting education, life skills training, connections to critical resources and a supportive community.

  • YMCA Contest Initiates over 5,500 Hours of Exercise in the Okanagan

    The YMCA wants to inspire our entire community to get active, and their free 21-Day YFitness Challenge has currently generated 5,589 hours of exercise. Participants just have to register by the end of February and get moving for 20 minutes a day anyway they can for 21 days straight to qualify for great prizes including a paddleboard. 

  • Interior Savings invests in child development

    Interior Savings has made it possible for the YMCA of Okanagan to purchase much needed play-based equipment for both their Family Play Time and Child Care programs, through their Community Investment Fund. This will ensure the healthy development of our community’s youngest members at multiple locations throughout the Okanagan. 

  • Local campaign makes local impact for charity & business

    Made in YLW, in partnership with the You Are Collective, created products to inspire the choice to support local businesses, generating cash flow for Kelowna businesses who have been struggling during the pandemic, and donated a portion of each item to the YMCA of Okanagan.

  • COVID-19 case isolated to pool area at Kelowna Family Y

    A person who has tested positive for the coronavirus attended the pool at the Kelowna Family YMCA on the evening of November 3. Interior Health will be conducting detailed contact tracing with the case and will be notifying close contacts directly.

  • Masks required inside YMCA-operated facilities

    In light of recent recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer, non-medical masks or face coverings to cover the mouth and nose will now be required to be worn when visiting all Y-operated health, fitness and aquatics facilities. 

  • Lions roar in support of local kids at the Y

    Kelowna-Rutland Lions Club Members presented the YMCA with a $1,500 donation towards thier Strong Kids Campaign.

  • Missionwood drive-thru fundraiser supports local YMCA children

    Missionwood Retirement Resort donated $3,734 to support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The full 100 per cent of proceeds from their annual Gift of Giving Drive-Through Soup Fundraiser will enable local low-income children and families to participate in Y programs.

  • Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign delivers $46,300 worth of smiles and snacks to kids in YMCA Child Care

    Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a cookie in support of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign which raised a record breaking $46,300 for the YMCA of Okanagan Child Care Program. These funds will help the Y serve a daily nutritious snack to all children in their care, including the 1 in 4 children whose families struggle to afford any snacks at all.

  • Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is Back, Supporting YMCA of Okanagan

    Smile Cookie week runs from September 14-20, with local Tim Hortons restaurants in Kelowna and West Kelowna supporting the YMCA of Okanagan through Smile Cookie sales. The full dollar from every Smile Cookie sold will support the Y’s Healthy Snack Program, providing nutritious snacks for kids in Y child care programs, some of which struggle to access nutritious snacks at all.