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  • 38 years of volunteering with children keeps Jill Siebert connected to her community

    On National Volunteer Week, Canada celebrates people like Jill Siebert who have been volunteering weekly since 1981 with children’s swim lessons at the YMCA of Okanagan. She has contributed close to 10,000 hours to ensure 1000’s of local children learn valuable water safety skills. 


  • Healthy Kids Day - A free family event hosted by the YMCA of Okanagan and Interior Savings.

    YMCA Healthy Kids Day, presented by Interior Savings, is back! It is more than an event, it is a national celebration dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids in our community. This spring, the YMCA of Okanagan we are opening our doors even wider on May 5, for a fun-filled day of interactive games and activities for the whole family. 

  • Community Members Invited to Attend YMCA of Okanagan 2018 AGM

    The YMCA of Okanagan will host its Annual General Meeting on April 23 at the Kelowna Family YMCA to celebrate achievements in 2018, elect their Board of Directors and give recognition to staff and volunteers for years of service and excellence. 

  • Free community health assessment informs seniors of their physical health status

    During YMCA Senior Health Assessments staff and volunteers conduct 60-minute, one-on-one evaluations, testing blood pressure, cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, agility and more. 

  • Drown-proofing our kids

    The Across the Lake Swim Society donated $40,000 to the YMCA Okanagan Swims Program in 2018, providing swim lessons to 2,800 children for free. Pictured are Peter Rudd and Kari Baranieski (ATLSS), with a grade three class of program participants from Watson Road Elementary. 

  • TELUS creates bright futures for Okanagan youth

    Diane Patterson, TELUS Community Board Member presents Cassandra Thomas, YMCA General Manager of Community Programs, Youth Works participants and staff with a cheque for $12,000 which purchased laptop computers for the employment program.

  • Our Y members knocked us out!

    The 2018 YMCA Move to Give Campaign has reached its goal! Together, our members raised over $30,100 by personal donation and event participation to help provide financial assistance to those who need it most.

  • Missionwood holiday feast supports local YMCA kids and families with a $6,300 donation

    Missionwood Retirement Staff and Residents present the YMCA with a $6,300 cheque to support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. 100 percent of proceeds from their annual Gift of Giving luncheon was donated to enable local underprivileged families to participate in Y programs.

  • Registration Now Open for New YMCA Child Care Centre in Penticton

    The YMCA of Okanagan will be expanding its child care services into the Penticton community in Spring 2019, with a new multi-age child care centre at the Queen’s Park Elementary School. The facility, which opens March 4, 2019, will offer 59 new spaces for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, including infant/toddler, 3-5 years, preschool, out of school care, as well as camps for 5- to 12-year-olds.

  • YMCA invites older adults to attend FREE health assessments

    Serena Moser, Health and Fitness Manager at the Kelowna Family YMCA with Marg, one of the Health Assessment participants. During the free Health Assessments staff and volunteers conduct 45-minute, one-on-one evaluations, testing blood pressure, cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, agility and more.