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Peter Gilgan Family YMCA
410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

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Peace Medal Nominations now open!

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Nominate someone from your community today!

In every community there are people who make a difference and who are committed to bringing peace and prosperity to the world they live in. We call these people “peacemakers” because they have found innovative ways to address social injustice within their local, national or global community.

The YMCA Peace Medal is our way of recognizing and celebrating these peacemakers who inspire us to join them in creating a more peaceful community. YMCA Peace Medals are presented to selected peacemakers every year during a special ceremony at the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace.

If you know someone in Oakville who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others, nominate them by completing a nomination form and submit to Teresa Rinaldi at teresari@oakville.ymca.ca by October 21, 2016.

2016 YMCA Peace Medal Nomination Formpdficon_small

Peacemaker Selection Criteria
Peace Medallion nominees should demonstrate the following values of PEACE:

P = Participation – Getting involved and encouraging others to get involved in community-building activities
E = Empathy – Listening and understanding diverse perspectives to create a sense of belonging for all
A = Advocacy – Making the case for positive change in the community
C = Community – Building and strengthening community connections and capacity
E = Empowerment – Inspiring others to foster peace and helping them gain the skills and tools to succeed

Nomination Categories

  • Individual youth (19 years or younger)
  • Individual adult (20+ years)
  • Group (clubs, school groups etc.)

Nomination Guidelines

  • Professionals who are paid to do peacemaking work are not eligible for nomination
  • YMCA staff members and Board Members are not eligible for nominations
  • Self-nominations will not be considered

YMCA Community Breakfast for Peacemanny-scott-photo-2

This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, November 23 and will feature keynote speaker Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers featured in the 2007 hit movies, Freedom Writers . Tickets for this highly anticipated event will be on sale soon!

Stay tuned for more details.

 

Wellness Centre Grand Re-opening

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Wellness Centre Grand Re-opening
Saturday, September 17
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Join us September 17 for the official grand re-opening of our Wellness Centre! The celebration kicks off at 11:30 a.m with lots of demos and activities scheduled.

Don’t miss

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 pm
  • A chance to try out the latest in fitness technology
  • Demos from our top-rated wellness trainers
  • Check out the new mywellness® app, sign up and track your moves! Plus, enter to win 1 of 6 prize packs (see below).

Schedule of activities

  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm – Wellness centre tours, mywellness® app demos plus discover what moves you at our Wellness Aspiration Finder booth
  • 11:45 am-12:00 pm – Omnia training demo
  • 12:00-12:30 pm – Ribbon cutting ceremony
  • 12:30-12:45 pm – Kinesis Station demos
  • 12:45-1:00 pm – Skillmill demos

Fun, balance, shape, power, sport or move — which one are you?

Drop by and talk to any of our Wellness Coaches to find out what moves you to get fit!

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Download and sign up for the new mywellness® app by September 24 and enter to win 1 of 6 exciting prize packs (value $200-$250)!

Applies to current and new members who join by September 24. Draw closes end of business day on September 24. Winners will be selected in a random draw on Monday, September 26.

Discover what moves you HERE!

To find out more about our new gym technology, visit wellness centre.

 

 

Share your feedback for a chance to win!

Tell us how we did
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This summer, we’re asking every family with children attending one of our YMCA day camps to fill out a short survey. Your feedback is important and helps us to improve our camp programming so we are offering the best experience possible.

If you have more than one child who has attended a YMCA day camp, please provide your feedback based on their overall experience. Each family need only complete this survey once. If you have already completed a survey, thank you for your feedback and support.

PLUS: Enter to win!
Be sure to enter our prize draw at the end of the survey for a chance to win a $50 movie card!

Take the survey

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