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17 11, 2017

Press Release: Robert and Kathleen Richardson Donate $250,000 to New YMCA Facility

For Immediate Release November 16, 2017   HALIFAX, NS – The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth today celebrated a $250,000 donation from Robert and Kathleen Richardson in support of the new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility. Robert and Kathleen are making their gift in honour of Robert’s sister and brother-in law, Shirley and Stephen Clarke, whose [...]

31 10, 2017

Championing Inclusion

Miriam Zitner is a proud member of the YMCA Board of Directors. Alongside Miriam’s busy schedule she never hesitates to volunteer her time, effort and resources to the YMCA. Miriam says she was, “fortunate to have been able to grow up with a supportive, broad minded and very giving family.” This is why volunteering comes [...]

31 10, 2017

Expanding Employment Services

Rebekah Skeete always believed once the YMCA of Greater Halifax became a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre, the organization would be able to help people throughout the region gain meaningful employment. After a successful rebranding, which took place a little more than a year ago when the YMCA was granted the contract to deliver the [...]

31 10, 2017

Ultimate Canadian Experience – Part 2

Ahmad Al-Helwani wanted to say thank you to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making it possible to come to Canada and he had that opportunity while spending the country’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital. The 12-year old Syrian refugee and his family – his mother, father, sister and brother - left Damascus in 2014 [...]

27 10, 2017

Press Release: YMCA Launches Original Social Network Fundraising Campaign

For Immediate Release - October 27, 2017 HALIFAX, NS- At a reception last night with more than 100 supporters in attendance, the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth kicked off a campaign that aims to raise the final $500,000 of the $9,000,000 needed to open the new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility on the corner of South [...]

22 09, 2017

We’ve reached 93% of our target!

The Capital Campaign for the John W. Lindsay YMCA went over the $8.4 million mark at the end of August. We currently we have raised $8,426,679 of our $9,000,000 million goal! Our Capital Campaign Cabinet volunteers, led by John Lindsay Jr, are now focused on a narrower set of opportunities, as we make the transition [...]

22 09, 2017

Exponential Excitement

David Wallbridge is eager to talk about the new John W. Lindsay YMCA and he has a passion to share. The Halifax resident, who is a donor and volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth’s Community Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the construction of the John W. Lindsay YMCA on South Park Street, learned [...]

21 09, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Celebrates International Day of Peace

HALIFAX, NS – Today is International Day of Peace and all around the world people and organizations are celebrating what peace means to them. The theme this year is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is sharing that message today as we encourage members of our community [...]

30 06, 2017

Building a Place to Grow

Robert Richardson didn’t hesitate when he was asked to volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. The YMCA’s emphasis on the importance of communities and health in spirit, mind and body is a shared passion he has admired since he was a boy growing up in Halifax’s North End. Robert, who is the President of Compass [...]

30 06, 2017

Capital Campaign Nearing $8 Million!

Your YMCA Centre of Community Capital Campaign volunteers have been working hard to edge the campaign closer to its goal. As of May 31, 2017, the campaign had officially raised $7,976,059 of our $9,000,000 million goal, with even more good  news developing since then. At this point, all other funding sources for the entire project are in [...]