Our Capital Campaign for the new John W. Lindsay YMCA is coming to a close and we can’t thank you enough. To date more than 100 donors have donated well over $9 million edging us towards our new goal of $10.5 million. As we move closer to our opening in 2019, we are proud of the progress we have made with the help of our supporters thus far and are motivated to reach our fundraising goals.

Your donations are helping create something so much more than just a building. The new 70,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Halifax will bring together our 77 program sites and provide a space where everyone can feel welcome to take part in life-enhancing YMCA programs and build connections within their community. Construction is well underway on our Aquatic Centre featuring a 25 metre lane pool, 1,200 square foot teaching pool with moveable floor and hydrotherapy whirlpool, and our wellness, family development, fitness and community meeting and leadership development centres are coming along above ground.

We will be beginning work on our Community Campaign, The Original Social Network, in the coming weeks and look forward to interacting with and engaging our community and future members of the John W. Lindsay YMCA.

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is incredibly grateful for the groundwork of our early supporters. You are influential figures, prominent business leaders, and dedicated family and community members. You are the foundation for our vision. Thank you for your commitment to our community and helping us to build a healthier, more inclusive, connected, prosperous, and caring Halifax.

For more information about the John W. Lindsay YMCA or to learn about volunteer opportunities with our Community Campaign, please contact:

Amanda Rose, Community Campaign Coordinator at amanda.rose@halifax.ymca.ca