Please read our Letter to Parents, Guardians and Participants about the upcoming 2020/2021 Basketball season. At this stage, we are following Basketball Nova Scotia and Metro Basketball Associations guidance to changes in the upcoming season. 

December 4, 2020 Update – Temporary Closure Notice
To comply with the recent Nova Scotia Public Health announcement on Friday December 4 The Community YMCA will be closed until December 16. The Community YMCA after school program (mon – fri 3pm-5:30pm) will continue to be offered (registered participants only).

November 25, 2020 – Update : 

Due to Public Health restrictions that will be in place as of Wednesday November 25 at midnight for a period of two weeks we will have to postpone most of our Community YMCA Programming until we are otherwise advised by Public Health.

This includes; Men’s Prep Basketball, Pickleball, Badminton, Volleyball, Soccer and Panthers Basketball, Weekend Youth Basketball.

For more information please contact TL Johannesson, Manager, Child and Youth at 


Everyone can join in the game!

Panthers Basketball is an extensive YMCA basketball program for children and youth ages 5 to 16 who are interested in skills development, teamwork, and a recreational or competitive basketball program.

Our highly popular YMCA Panthers Basketball programs ensure all youth have the opportunity to learn, play and develop their basketball skills at a variety of levels, regardless of their social, economic or educational standing. The program focuses on skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a safe environment.

We aim to ensure that every participant has an experience that is positive and fosters a sense of belonging and the development of valuable life skills through basketball. Participants are also encouraged to keep up their schoolwork and build confidence and character. Confidence is developed through weekly interactions with peers and coaches.

Our program offers a full range of basketball developments programs from beginner to rep teams spanning ages 5 to 16. Registration opens every August and runs from October to April.

At the YMCA, youth and adult members are welcome to either drop in and join a pickup game, or become part of a more formal basketball program.