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Remembrance Day, November 11

Remembrance Day Observance We will observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. today to remember the men and women who have fallen during war and conflict. The YMCA’s history with the Poppy The appearance of poppies on lapels and coats is apparent every fall. Over 18 million of these flowers are sold in Canada [...]

November 1st, 2015|News|

YMCA World Challenge

YMCA World Challenge 2014 June 6, 2014 7:00-9:30 p.m. What is it? In 2014, the global YMCA will celebrate 170 years of community-based work that has benefited millions of people. It was on June 6, 1844 that George Williams established the first YMCA in London, England. There are now YMCA organizations in over 120 countries [...]

May 30th, 2014|News|

Fall back into healthy routines

5 keys for success During the lazy, hazy days of summer, it’s not uncommon for routines to get off course. After all, summer is about relaxing and having fun. But with back to school just around the corner, it’s time to get back on track, establish schedules, get our kids (and us) adjusted to new [...]

August 23rd, 2013|News|

Join our Board of Directors

Volunteer Board Members wantedClosing date:  April 30, 2013 The YMCA of Oakville is seeking applicants for one upcoming opening on the Board of Directors.  We are especially interested in applicants from diverse backgrounds with expertise in any of the following areas:  fundraising, facility development, youth engagement and education.  If you are interested in serving your [...]

April 5th, 2013|News|

Peter Gilgan launches new leadership award for local YMCA youth

L-R: Darryl McKenzie, president and CEO, YMCA of Oakville, Michelle Ng, YMCA swim instructor and Peter Gilgan, founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes Swim instructor inspired new YMCA award Oakville Beaver, April 29, 2011 Gilgan launches YMCA student bursary Oakville Today, April 21, 2011 OAKVILLE, April 20, 2011 – Inspired by a young swim instructor [...]

April 20th, 2011|News|

Swift action saved man’s life

From the Oakville Beaver, July 2, 2010 Grateful heart attack victim returns to thank YMCA staff The quick actions of three Oakville YMCA staff members are being credited with saving the life of a member, who suffered a severe heart attack at the 410 Rebecca St., facility last week. Bernd Krumme, 46, had gone to [...]

July 2nd, 2010|News, Stories|

First aid skills can be a lifesaver for everyone

From the Oakville Beaver, May 21, 2010 First aid skills can be a lifesaver for everyone Blakelock has a number of students who make a difference in our community every day in artistic, athletic and social areas. It also has many students who are ready and able to respond to a medical emergency if, and [...]

May 21st, 2010|Stories|

2008 YMCA Peace Medallion awarded to Peter and Joanne Kenny

On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the first YMCA of Oakville Celebration of Peace Breakfast, the YMCA awarded its first YMCA Peace Medallion to Peter and Joanne Kenny of the Kenny Foundation. The YMCA Peace Medallion is awarded to an individual or group in the community who, without any special resources, demonstrate a commitment to [...]

November 18th, 2008|News|

Residents welcome YMCA with open arms

By Krissie Rutherford, Published in the Oakville Beaver March 2, 2007 GAINING STRENGTH YMCA Fitness Instructor Nestor Granados (right) helps Nancy Padalino on one of the weight machines at the YMCA of Oakville. Nancy Padalino was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at age 26. It hit suddenly, and it hit hard. "I woke up one [...]

May 2nd, 2007|Stories|