The Nashwaaksis Y Service Club has provided volunteer support to Fredericton North and the local community for over 60 years. With 85 members, the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club stands as the largest Y Service Club in Canada and the YMCA of Fredericton is fortunate to be on the receiving end of their volunteer efforts! We are excited to announce that the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club is our Platinum Sponsor for the 2021 SPIN for YMCA Strong Communities Event in October!
Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club was known for their monthly community breakfasts in support of local charities and sports programs. Each February YMCA Strong Communities would kick off the Campaign with a community breakfast. This was a fun opportunity to bring members of the community together over coffee, eggs and pancakes with the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club cooking and always made sure that things were running smoothly. The club also runs the canteen at Willie O’Ree and funds raised from the sale of snacks and beverages were used to support the YMCA’s Strong Community Campaign and other programs to support youth in sports and music at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In return, a number of youth groups and sports teams volunteer with the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club to provide support to all fundraising endeavours. We are all hopeful that we will return to these community activities, in full capacity, in the near future.
Along with the Community Breakfasts and the canteen, the club continues to provide advertising on the arena boards at Willie O’Ree and sell Christmas trees in the Main Street Home Hardware Parking lot during the month of December.
In November of 2019, The Nashwaaksis Y Service Club was the proud recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion. The YMCA of Fredericton and the larger community in our city is thankful for all of the hard work and dedication of the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club.