Strong Communities Campaign News

At the YMCA of Fredericton, we are so grateful to all of our community partners. A number of individuals and organizations have stepped up to find creative ways to donate to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign. We are delighted to share these stories here.

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Strong Communities Breakfast Fundraiser

We had an incredible turnout to the Nashwaaksis Y’s Men’s Club breakfast to support the YMCA of Fredericton’s Strong Communities Campaign! The event took place on Saturday, February 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Willie O’Ree place and raised a total of $1,485 for the Strong Communities Campaign!

This event would not be possible without the help and support from our many volunteers. Special shout outs for Amy Bragdon and Nicki and Maggie Lyons-MacFarlane and of course the incredible support of the Nashwaaksis Y Men’s Club.

Your donations help ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their financial circumstance. Every dollar donated to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign directly supports kids and families in your community.

Holiday Zumba Fundraiser 2022

A mighty crew showed up on a snowy Sunday evening (December 18, 2022) to heat up the Y with saucy Latin rhythms and swinging samba vibes!
A huge shout out to everyone who helped make the Holiday Zumba Fundraiser a huge success! Your donations have a direct impact on people in our community because every dollar donated to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign directly supports kids and families in your community. Way to go! And remember, life is happier when you zumba! 💃🕺

Giving Tuesday, 2022

THANK YOU! To everyone who joined the movement, you did it, and we are so grateful!
A special THANK YOU to Riverview Ford Lincoln and Riverview Honda for your generous match.
We are blown away by everyone’s generosity. You came together and raised a record-breaking total of $12,162. Together with Riverview Ford Lincoln and Riverview Honda’s generous matching gift, the GRAND total is…
Are you kidding?! That’s HUGE – you were definitely a part of something BIG to celebrate.
But most importantly, it means a whole lot more support for youth in our community. In fact, it translates to 42 youth memberships! That is something to celebrate!
If you missed out yesterday, it’s not too late to give! You can still make a donation to the YMCA and help make an even greater impact on our community.

Epsilon Y Service Club Women Annual Bake & Craft Sale

On Tuesday, November 22, we saw the return of the Epsilon Y Service Club Women’s Annual Bake & Craft Sale! Thanks to the support of our amazing community, the bake and craft sale raised a total of $901 for Fredericton Homeless Shelters, the Fredericton Community Kitchen and the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign!

Spin for Strong Communities 2022

Spin-A-Thon for the YMCA’s Strong Communities Campaign was held on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A number of incredible organizations and businesses stepped up to the plate to sponsor stationary bikes for our Spin-A-Thon. We also had generous food, prize and entertainment donors that helped make the event a huge success!

We raised nearly $15, 000 for the Strong Communities Campaign. Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a special day!

YMCA Aqua Fundraiser for Strong Communities

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 18th, the YMCA is going to have their FIRST annual Aqua Fundraiser for Strong Communities! We are going to splash, laugh and get some amazing exercise in the pool. We have four incredible Aqua instructors that would love for you to join them!

Aqua Fit with Wayne, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Aqua Zumba with Melissa, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Aqua Fit with Stephanie, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Aqua Zumba with Nicole, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and donations will be at the door upon entry. We will also be having a draw for a gift bag full of fun Y swag!

Register Here!

What do you need to know?

  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Bring a towel & a water bottle
  • Bring a friend to double the fun!
  • Go to all 4 sessions if you have the energy! (But please make sure to register per class so we have an idea of space for people dropping in.)

This is a great way to stay fit, have fun and have a final splash in the pool before the pool closes for the week of June 20 – 26 for the yearly maintenance.

Nashwaaksis Y Service Club Breakfast for the Strong Communities Campaign

We are delighted to announce that the Nashwaaksis Y Service Club Breakfast for the YMCA’s Strong Communities Campaign is back! This year, the event will take place on Saturday, April 23 starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m.  Come by Willie O’Ree place to see what we have cooking for you! Adults are $10 and kids eat for $7. Masks will be required at this event but can be removed once everyone is seated.

Fredericton  Home Hardware Colours Our World

From February 14 – 20, Fredericton Home Hardware Building Centre will donate $1 from every gallon of Beauti-Tone paint sold to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign

Bragdon Realty Gives Back

Thank you to Bragdon Realty for supporting our cause! When you sell or purchase a home with Amy, a donation is made to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign.

Giving Tuesday

IMPACT UPDATE – #GivingTuesday2021
Donor Gifts $7, 570 + Matched by Riverview Ford Lincoln $7, 570 = $15,140!!
A gift to the YMCA is a gift of opportunity! Through the generosity of donors, people who face financial barriers will have access to YMCA programs and services such as summer day camps, aquatics programs, youth personal development activities and a health & fitness membership just to name a few! A heartfelt THANK YOU to our donors and our Matching Partner @Riverview Ford Lincoln for making #GivingTuesday2021 a huge success.


Riverview Ford Lincoln gives back with a lead gift of $5000 to the YMCA of Fredericton’s

 “Help Send a Kid to Camp” Campaign.

Every child deserves the chance to play with friends, learn new skills, become independent and feel good about themselves. Summer Camp provides the opportunity for children to thrive, all while having fun! This year, as part of the YMCA of Fredericton’s “Strong Communities Campaign”, Riverview Ford Lincoln will be kicking off “Help Send a Kid to Camp Campaign” with a generous lead gift of $5000.  This allows for several children, who may not otherwise have the financial resources to attend camp this summer, experience the gift of friendship and magic that summer camp offers.

The YMCA of Fredericton is grateful for Riverview Ford Lincoln’s support of this initiative. Chris and Aneta Gauthier are proud of their family business and recognize that in order for healthy communities to flourish, families comes first. “We have 3 boys of our own, and going to camp has made a difference in their lives. We want to be able to give other kids the opportunity to have that experience.   It is especially important in the current state of our world for kids to have something fun to look forward to and if we can play a small part in enabling that, we are more than happy to participate. In February, we started a Kindness Campaign at Riverview Ford Lincoln to spread kindness across local businesses and local initiatives. We feel it is very important to be a positive member of the local community and support the community that supports us. It’s our way of giving back.”

The YMCA of Fredericton is a natural choice for this lead gift. When Chris and Aneta from Riverview Ford Lincoln consider the YMCA, they see that it is synonymous with kids and community; and it aligns with their sense of responsibility to support local initiatives. “The Y’s goals to help people become healthier in spirit, mind and body is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, including ours. Our family values and community spirit are a perfect partnership with the “Y”.

Chris and Aneta, along with their team at Riverview Ford Lincoln, encourage others to donate to this important cause.  Please consider giving a child the gift of friendship, memories and magic by experiencing YMCA of Fredericton Summer Camp.

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