/Brenda Ridgway

About Brenda Ridgway

Manager, Marketing and Communications

2016 Tax Receipts now available!

Tax receipts for the 2016 tax year are now available online. Tax receipts are available for: Child Care For those who wish to apply their Day Camp costs to their Child Care tax credit, you must use your original receipt/invoice from the time of purchase.  If you need a copy, we will provide you with one. [...]

February 10th, 2017|News and Events|

Wellness Centre Grand Re-opening

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 [...]

August 26th, 2016|News and Events|

Megathon raises $63,000+ for YMCA Strong Kids

Topping the thermometer! $63,000+ raised for Megathon On Saturday, June 11 we held our Megathon Wrap-up Party to celebrate a week of "mega" events and activities to raise awareness and funds for our YMCA Strong Kids campaign. And we're excited to say we surpassed our goal -- and we're still counting! Thank you to everyone who [...]

June 13th, 2016|News and Events|

Tell us about your YMCA

YMCA Member Survey Tell us about your YMCA experience and you could win! We value your input and use it to continually improve your YMCA experience. Please share your feedback by completing an anonymous online survey. All survey responses are kept confidential. At the end of the survey, you can enter your name for a chance [...]

April 11th, 2016|News and Events|

Children’s safety program running on PA days and March Break

Published in the Oakville Beaver, January 24 The Town of Oakville (and the YMCA of Oakville) are hosting a new program aimed at helping young children develop skills to identify and respond to potentially-dangerous situations. The My Safe Life – Personal Safety for Kids program, run by SOS 4 Kids, helps children recognize “inappropriate behaviours, [...]

January 25th, 2016|News and Events|

YMCA Peace Week asks, ‘What does peace mean to you?’

Article: Oakville Beaver By Julia Le Zak Ebrahim, YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace keynote speaker and author of The Terrorists Son: A Story of Choice A childhood amid terrorism was all Zak Ebrahim knew. He was only seven years old when his father shot and killed a leader of the Jewish Defense League, [...]

November 5th, 2015|News and Events|

An Important Message to YMCA Families

Ensuring the safety and protection of children and vulnerable persons is of utmost importance to the YMCA. On Friday, May 23, 2014, the YMCA of Oakville was made aware via the news media of criminal charges of a sexual nature, dating back to 2003, involving minors and Mr. Sean Hewson, at the time, Head of [...]

May 23rd, 2014|News and Events|

YMCAs featured on Undercover Boss Canada

On October 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, YMCAs in Canada will be featured in season 4 of the successful TV show Undercover Boss Canada , one of the W Network’s top rated series. The show follows executives as they leave the comfort of their offices to go undercover as employees on the frontline. Be sure [...]

October 16th, 2013|News and Events|

Kyle Barber named as new YMCA President and CEO

Kyle BarberPresident and CEO The YMCA of Oakville’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Barber as the YMCA of Oakville’s new President and CEO. After conducting a comprehensive, national search, and review of more than 120 applications, the board with support from YMCA Canada selected Barber to lead [...]

August 7th, 2013|News and Events|

YMCA CEO Leaves for Pan Am Games Role

March 19, 2013 YMCA CEO Leaves for Pan Am Games Role The YMCA of Oakville Board of Directors announced today that president and CEO Darryl McKenzie will leave the organization to take on the position of vice president, Volunteer Services of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. “We are happy for Darryl and wish [...]

March 19th, 2013|News and Events|