YMCA of Okanagan opens its doors to Wildfire Evacuees

The KAJ Fall Classic swim meet will take place at H2O on Nov 23-24. View swim meet schedule for aquatic disruptions during this time. 

All YMCAs are opening their doors to people impacted by the wildfires burning across the province of BC.  The YMCA has 12 locations in Prince George, Kamloops, Victoria, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland.

“We invite evacuees to visit the YMCAs listed below to shower and clean up, rest in a safe space or take part in a drop-in program like basketball, fitness classes or swimming,” says Amanda Alexander, CEO of the YMCA of Northern BC.  “We know that the province and many of BC’s children and families are in a state of emergency right now and we welcome all people impacted by the wildfires to find refuge at the Y.”

Evacuees simply need to visit the YMCA with identification that includes their photo and home address to participate.

KAMLOOPS

PRINCE GEORGE

Downtown YMCA

400 Battle Street

250.372.7725

John Tod Centre Y

150 Wood Street

250.554.9622

YMCA of Northern BC

2020 Massey Drive

250.562.9241

KELOWNA

Kelowna Downtown YMCA

1011-505 Doyle Avenue

250.491.9622

Kelowna Family YMCA

375 Hartman Road

250.491.9622

H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre

4075 Gordon Drive

250.491.9622

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Victoria Downtown Y

851 Broughton Street

250.386.7511

Langford Westhills Y

1319 Westhills Drive

250.386.7511

View Royal Eagle Creek Y

110-25 Helmcken Road

250.386.7511

VANCOUVER

SURREY

Robert Lee YMCA

955 Burrard Street

604.689.9622

Langara Family YMCA

282 West 49th Avenue

604.324.9622

Tong Louie Family YMCA

14988 57th Avenue

604.575.9622

For a more complete, up to date evacuation list, please visit www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca

The Ys in British Columbia are dedicated to helping people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities live engaging, rewarding lives. As charities, we provide vital community services, helping to advance the health and wellbeing of all people, with a special focus on children, teens and young adults.