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!
– 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
– Start of the Winter Session
– After school care starts at Willie O’Ree Place
– Bronze Star Classes Start
– Start of Pilates Flow! 6 Sessions run on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Talking with Youth About Cannabis Webinar at 6:00 p.m. Register Here.
– 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.
Recruitment Announcement – Elizabeth Kearns as Director of Development
Welcome Elizabeth Kearns -The Director of Development for the YMCA of Fredericton
On behalf of the Fredericton YMCA, I am thrilled to announce the recruitment of Elizabeth Kearns as our new Director of Development. Philanthropy is a cornerstone to the YMCA’s community Impact and Elizabeth brings a unique skill set that will build on the solid foundation of donor engagement built by her predecessors at the YMCA.
Elizabeth has previously served as Senior Development Manager for The Chalmers Foundation and Senior Development Officer for Inclusion NB. The YMCA was also fortunate to have Elizabeth as part of the team as a welcome desk “opener” around 1998 – 2000. Here is what Elizabeth had to say about joining the YMCA as the Director of Development.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work at the Fredericton YMCA. It has been a pillar in our community for so many years, a place where everyone can belong and reach their potential.
As the YMCA sets out on a strategic plan renewal, there are endless possibilities to further the reach and impact in our community. I am honoured to work alongside the staff team, Board, members and volunteers to share the story of the YMCA and why it is a vital piece of our community’s identity”.
Welcome to the Y Elizabeth, we are thrilled to have you!
President & CEO
YMCA of Fredericton
Mark your calendars for September!
September 1 – 31: No Joiner Fee Membership Promotion
September 12: Start of Fall Term for Registered Programs
September 19: Family Friend Meeting 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
September 30: Power Up Meeting 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
September 30: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
Message to the YMCA Fusion Basketball Community
After a careful assessment of the current operations in our basketball program and a clear vision for our future Recreation and Competitive programs, The YMCA of Fredericton will be dissolving the “Fusion” partnership effective immediately.
Beginning in September 2022 The YMCA will once again be operating the YMCA Capitals Basketball program with recreation and competitive streams for youth ages 6 – 15.
Our future programming will include sanctioned Basketball New Brunswick development programming, annual Holiday Hoops Tournament for competitive teams and weekly skills, drills and play for the recreational teams.
Our program is designed to be inclusive for all members of our community and with thanks to our Strong Community Fund we will remove any financial barriers for all youth who wish to participate.
YMCA members can take advantage of our Zero Registration fee for recreational basketball (with a minimal equipment fee for jerseys and balls for all players).
YMCA members can also take advantage of a reduced registration fee for the competitive teams.
All fund raising for team events, will be coordinated through the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign. Teams that wish to raise additional funds will be able to do so with the assistance of the YMCA Philanthropy team.
As of now, we have a number of sponsors prepared to support our annual tournament and rec basketball operations.
The YMCA of Fredericton is excited to be moving into this new phase of Basketball for our city. We look forward to your participation and hope to see you all out on the court soon.
Thank you for being a part of the YMCA community, we are building a healthier Fredericton together.
Annual General Meeting
Please join us for the YMCA of Fredericton Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A virtual link will be sent out at a later time. Please RSVP to Darcy Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years and Family Swims
Due to the high demand during Early Years Swims and Family Swims, sign up for those two swims will now be required again. Effective immediately, please call the Welcome Desk (462-3000) the day before the swim starting at 1:00 PM to sign up for it.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
January 27, 2022 YMCA of Fredericton Update
Level 3 Update as of Friday, January 14, 2022
The YMCA of Fredericton’s main priority is the health of our staff, members and the broader community. As of Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:00 p.m., the YMCA of Fredericton is taking the necessary step to temporarily close our facility in compliance with the Province of New Brunswick’s Level 3 Public Health directive. As per the current directive, we will re-open on Monday, January 31 at 5:30 a.m. This closure will affect our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre at 570 York Street and all YMCA programming. For full details, please see Our Response To Covid – 19.