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Welcome to the YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a dynamic charity that connects more than 50,000 people daily. Since 1853, the YMCA has been promoting positive values that build individuals’ spirit, mind and body. We provide programs to help those living in our communities and continually work to create stronger, and healthier communities… Learn more about us

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George “Marshmallow” Forsyth

To the children from the YMCA Child Care programs he was known simply as “Marshmallow.” A jokester at heart, George [...]

Acting for Peace

It's YMCA Peace Week! This week we celebrate the existing peace in our communities, and those to contribute to building [...]

Big Cove Staff

When I think of Big Cove the first thing that comes to my mind is more of a feeling. It’s [...]

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    Our very own Big Cove YMCA Camp, in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, is the oldest continuously running residential camp in Canada (est. 1889). Ardythe..

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