We’re excited to celebrate National Youth Week in Oakville from May 1 to 7. It’s a special week dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events! The fun starts at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA with a National Youth Week Kick-off event from 4:00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 following the YMCA Healthy Kids Day community event. Ages 13-29 are invited to enjoy free food, sports, games and music by DJ Neecy.
Ball Above All – 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Register by April 19 to play in the Ball Above All 3-on-3 basketball tournament! $5 per player, 8 teams per division: Youth (13-18 yrs) and Adult (19-29 yrs). Contact Tim at email@example.com for more details.Coffeehouse – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.Join us for a night of live acoustic music and poetry from local talent. Contact Erin Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
A free week of activities and events for youth in Oakville!
Starting May 1, we’ll be renovating and updating our Women’s Plus change room. After compiling research and gathering feedback from our members, we’re excited to proceed with this renovation which will offer you the best YMCA experience possible. You may recall last year we renovated the men’s change room, as it was a priority due to the immediate tiling needs. Now it’s your turn!
Changes will include re-tiling the floor and whirlpool, upgrading the lounge area, providing new lockers, reconfiguring the locker area, and installing new countertops, shower stalls, carpet, and coffee area.
The renovation will take place between May 1 and June 23, 2017. To facilitate these changes as quickly and effectively as possible, the Women’s Plus change room will need to be closed. During this time, current Women’s Plus members will be asked to use the general change room. Towels will be provided at the front desk and members can also receive reimbursement for the difference in fees between the Plus and General membership for the period of the renovation. You may also use a the YMCA of Burlington or Mississauga during the renovation period.
We are excited to announce that Gabrielle Scrimshaw will be the keynote speaker for our 2017 YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace. This highly anticipated event is a special celebration of peace in the Oakville community with YMCA Peace Medals awarded to those making a difference through their charitable work. The breakfast is part of YMCA Peace Week which takes place from November 18-25, 2017.
This year’s breakfast takes place on November 23 at the Oakville Conference Centre. Tickets will go on sale this fall. Stay tuned for more details.
2017 YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace
Keynote speaker: Gabrielle Scrimshaw
A passion for creating social impact
Gabrielle Scrimshaw is First Nations. This means she was automatically born with some daunting numbers stacked against her. She was 8x more likely to commit suicide than the average Canadian, 3x more likely to be unemployed, be underfunded in her quest for education, and more likely to drop out of high school than finish it.
In the face of these raw circumstances, she worked hard to follow her heart. She became the youngest Associate in one of Canada’s most competitive finance programs, was the first in her family to complete post-secondary education, travelled to 20 countries on five continents, worked with Heads of State and started a national organization for Aboriginal Professionals.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Gabrielle is a member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. She has studied international business and policy in Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. She co-founded a national not-for-profit for Aboriginal Professionals and was named the 2013 First Nations Youth Achiever by Indspire.