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  • YMCA of Fredericton Coronavirus Update: March 9, 2020

    You may have heard through the news or social media about Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is raising health concerns across the globe. Although a small number of confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus have been identified in this country, Health Canada, the New Brunswick Department of Health and other agencies have stated that the risk to Canadians remains low. This outbreak is being closely monitored by all relevant agencies in our province and federally.

    Should this issue escalate in our community, the YMCA of Fredericton is ready to respond in alignment with the information and guidance from Health Canada and supporting agencies. The YMCA is currently taking steps both in terms of prevention (i.e. hygiene and housekeeping practices), preparedness and our response in the event of an outbreak. We have a number of systems, policies and activities that occur on a daily basis in our ongoing effort to keep our community safe and to react if needed.
    Here at the YMCA we are:
    • Encouraging frequent hand washing
    • Encouraging cough and sneeze etiquette (cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing)
    • Recommending that individuals avoid shaking hands 
    • Cleaning common areas more frequently and deepening our efforts in cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Housekeeping staff utilize a disinfectant and germicidal detergent to sanitize locker rooms, meeting rooms, washrooms, etc.
    • We have purchased a handheld electrostatic sprayer to disinfect and sanitize items such as toys, hand weights, etc. that may be challenging to clean.
    Please help us by:
    • Staying home if you or your family members are sick
    • Washing your hands before and after entering program areas, after using equipment or before sending your child to a program. Wash hands with soap and warm water frequently for at least 20 seconds
    • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow, and disposing of tissues immediately
    • Placing dirty towels in the towel bins
    • Wiping down machines and equipment with disinfectant before and after each use
    If you would like more information on the Coronavirus, please refer to the Health Canada website at http://bit.ly/2VLC3AZ
    YMCA facilities are gathering places for our community. It is through this lens we are approaching this situation and working to ensure the YMCA continues to be safe and welcoming. Thank you for your commitment and support in this matter.

  • YMCA Strong Communities Campaign

    We are excited to launch our Strong Communities Campaign, a new fundraising initiative that blends our reasons for giving with our vision of a healthy, diverse and growing community.  Although our name has changed, our objective remains the same; raising much needed resources to give children, teens, adults and seniors the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives! 
  • NEW Equipment Arrival!

    We are excited to announce that our NEW strength and cardio equipment are arriving next week! Assembly & installation have been scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 9th. In order to accommodate space and assembly requirements, the current equipment will need to be removed in stages, starting on Friday, January 3rd.
    As a result of the above announcement, please be advised of the following changes:
    Wednesday, January 8th:
    • Wellness Centre CLOSED from 10:00am – 6:00pm (Northside Y open 6:30am – 7:00pm)
    Thursday, January 9th:
    • The Wellness Centre will remain open, however some areas and equipment will be inaccessible.
    • As we require large assembly space, the following Group Fitness classes will not run:
    • 10:30 am: Gentle Fit (Irving Studio)
    • 5:15 pm: Group Centergy (M&M Studio)
    We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to make updates to our Centre.
  • YMCA of Fredericton Peace Week (November 16 – 23, 2019)

    YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year round, both inside and outside the YMCA. The Peace Medallion was developed in 1987 by the International Committee at the YMCA of Fredericton and has since been adopted by YMCAs across Canada.

    As part of YMCA Peace week, YMCAs across Canada present the YMCA Peace Medallion to individuals or to a group, who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, demonstrate a commitment to the values of PEACE through contributions made within their local, national or global community.

    This year, the YMCA of Fredericton is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Peace Medallion is the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club. 

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