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10 11, 2017

Press Release: YMCA cornerstone a milestone for an important project!

HALIFAX, NS- Today Premier Stephen McNeil and Member of Parliament for Halifax Andy Fillmore helped the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth unveil the cornerstone of its new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility on the corner of South Park and Sackville Streets. The project is possible due in part to $10 million in joint federal-provincial funding from [...]

12 07, 2017

Time to apply for the 2017 Langille Scholarship!

The YMCA is calling on young community builders to apply for the 2017 Langille Scholarship! As we continue to build and strengthen our community, the YMCA recognizes the important contributions made by youth and young adults. The YMCA Langille Scholarship acknowledges the role students have in building our community and helps them financially to reach their potential [...]

26 05, 2017

YMCA Really Gave’Er for the Blue Nose 2017!

From participation to fundraising to volunteerism, your YMCA really 'gave 'er' for race weekend on May 20th and 21st! During race weekend for the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon and Charity Challenge, your YMCA encouraged over 230 children, youth and adults to become more active and engaged with their community through fundraising, health promotion, and volunteerism. [...]

20 05, 2017

Killam Sets Healthy Pace Fundraising for the YMCA!

“We’re going to be motivating each other and keeping each other going,” says Erin Legare. She and her coworker Donelda MacDonald are both running 6.1 kilometres in the second leg of the Killam Marathon Team Relay for their teams at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday, May 21st. They are on two of the [...]

19 05, 2017

Great West Life Gallops for YMCA Strong Kids

Each year the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth participates in the Charity Challenge as part of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon – a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and communities. This year however, we sought out some fundraising help from the community, and that’s when we met the Great [...]

24 04, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: YMCA Receives $10 million in government funding for new facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HALIFAX, NS - April 24, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced their support of $5 million each for the John W. Lindsay YMCA facility today. This funding, provided through the New Building Canada Fund, is a strategic investment in recreational infrastructure in the Halifax region that will [...]

22 04, 2017

Lace Up With Us for the Blue Nose Marathon!

Have you ever considered participating in a marathon, but aren't sure where to begin? Looking to get fit, stay active, or relish the great outdoors? Searching for fun, family-friendly activities to help get your kids moving? If so, you might want to consider participating in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon as part of Team YMCA. You don't have [...]

22 04, 2017

Special Announcement – April 24, 2017

You won't want to miss this! Please join us for a very special Announcement Event regarding the new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility. When: Monday, April 24th 2017 from 12:30 to 1:10pm Where: At the Garrison Grounds, Citadel Hill, 5425 Sackville Street (Corner of Bell Road and Sackville Street), Halifax, Nova Scotia Pay and display parking in available at the Garrison Grounds [...]

21 04, 2017

Capital Campaign Progress

  As of September 30, 2017

21 04, 2017

Philosophy of Positivity

Rodney Small credits the Community YMCA’s Panthers Basketball Program with helping him stay on the straight and narrow. His gratitude runs so deep that he has spent the past 15 years as a volunteer coach to help other youth reap the same life-altering rewards. The Halifax resident, who grew up in the city’s North End, [...]