Mark your Calendars for March!

Mark your calendars for March! March 1: Start of the 2-week free trial membership promotion March 3: Membership rates change iTromboni brass quintet will perform in the gymnasium from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. There will be NO Pickleball on this day. March 4: Babysitter Training Course (8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) March 6: Start of the new monthly fitness challenge March 6 - 12:  March Break (no registered programs) / March Break Camp March 7: Stay Strong Program begins March 13: Pre-registration for Summer Camp for Afterschool Families (7:00 a.m.) March 18: Workplace Standard First Aid Course begins (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) March 21: Open registration for Summer Camp (opens 7:00 a.m.) March 24: National Lifeguard Service course begins (6:00 - 9:15 p.m.) March 27: Pre-Registration for Spring Programs opens 7:00 a.m. March 28: Pre-Registration for Spring Programs closes at 11:59 a.m. March 31: Open registration for Spring Programs

Mark your Calendars for January!

Mark your calendars for January! January 1 - New Year's Day. The Y will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Start of the New Membership Promotion - Start of the new monthly fitness challenge January 9 - Start of the Winter Session - After school care starts at Willie O'Ree Place January 15 - Bronze Star Classes Start January 17 - Start of Pilates Flow! 6 Sessions run on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. January 18 Talking with Youth About Cannabis Webinar at 6:00 p.m. Register Here. January 21 - Babysitter course for teens runs from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Truth & Reconciliation Day on Friday, September 30

YMCA Canada Statement for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day 2022 The Indian Residential School Survivors Society is available to survivors and their families at any time. Please call 1-800-721-0066 or 1-866-925-4419 to access the 24-7 crisis line. You can find additional support via the First Nations and Inuit HopeForWellness.ca Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth can text 686868 for access to Indigenous volunteer crisis responders (via Crisis Text Line powdered by Kids Help Phone) and adults can access this same service by messaging 741741. Today, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which coincides with Orange Shirt Day, YMCAs in Canada reflect on our responsibilities as treaty people with respect to the devastating legacy of the residential school system. Since 2021, the uncovering of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools has brought widespread attention to what many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people already knew: thousands of Indigenous children perished and were harmed in the Canadian Indian residential school system. The graves raised many questions about how a society takes responsibility for the suffering inflicted by its own institutions upon vulnerable children. At YMCA Canada, we recognize that reconciliation is an ongoing process, and we must be an active participant. This past year we identified that Indigenous People are under-represented on our national board of directors, and we have initiated a recruitment process to change this. To mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, YMCA Canada held webinars this month that amplified Indigenous voices, as we continue to explore how we can meaningfully advance our truth and reconciliation journey. The YMCA continues on our path to deepen our understanding of the ongoing effects of residential schools and how we can act in solidarity with Indigenous communities. Wherever you are on your path, we hope today you take another step forward toward being an active participant in reconciliation.

Annual General Meeting

The Fredericton YMCA Endowment Fund Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 5:00 p.m. at the Fredericton YMCA (570 York Street).

The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to grow and invest generously donated funds.  The investment returns provide for the future growth and stability of the Fredericton YMCA, as well as to further the mission of the Fredericton YMCA.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Thursday, April 20th to Elizabeth.kearns@ymcafredericton.org  Light refreshments will be served-please notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

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