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  • YMCA of Okanagan Brings Mental Wellness Programs to West Kelowna and Penticton to Help Young People with Anxiety in BC

     The YMCA of Okanagan is expanding its Mental Wellness program offering to West Kelowna and Penticton helping young adults manage stress and anxiety issues. These free programs, offered to those between 13-30 years, will explore coping strategies and management tools in a supportive and accepting environment.

  • RE/MAX Kelowna builds the potential of local children

    RE/MAX Kelowna Owner/Managing Broker Peter Kirk and RE/MAX Realtors present a $5,000 cheque to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign

  • Developing a love of the game at a young age

    Children participating in the Jr. NBA program, which is offered by the YMCA of Okanagan, in partnership with NBA Canada. This 12-week programs introduce children ages 5-7 to basketball in a fun, active and healthy learning environment.  YMCA Financial Assistance is available to any individual, family or child who is unable to participate due to financial circumstances. 

  • New lease on life after incredible weight loss

    Since beginning his fitness journey in April 2017, Austin Nicholls successfully lost 70 pounds by frequenting the Y-operated H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre. Thanks to YMCA Financial Assistance, he was able to become a YMCA of Okanagan member. 

  • Adopting healthier habits can prevent chronic illness

    Hospitalization in late 2017 left Trish Boileau with difficulty even getting out of bed, she learned firsthand the benefits physical activity can have. Since pursuing a healthier, more active lifestyle, Trish’s balance has improved, muscles have limbered up and she experiences much less pain from her arthritis. 

  • Swim lessons can prevent accidental drownings

    Kolton Johnson became water safe this summer after taking swim lessons with his instructor, Robert Goldberg. Swim lessons are included in every child membership, because the YMCA believes it is critical for everyone to learn about water safety and take preventative measures when near water. This is just one of the many ways the Y is working to drown-proof the Okanagan.

  • YMCA Open to all Wildfire Evacuees

    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.

  • Cherry Blossom Triathletes exercise their hearts in many ways

    Malindi Elmore, along with her niece Lucy Deshon and son Charlie Hood, present the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign with a $1,700 donation from proceeds from the 2018 Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon. 

  • Looking back with Big Jack

    Jack Newton with children from the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp program Jack as he presented the YMCA of Okanagan with a cheque for $5,000 to benefit local children and youth who are living in financial need within our community.

  • $60,000 raised at 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will support local children and families in need

    The 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Committee are proud after helping to raise $60,000 for the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.