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13 10, 2021

YMCA Peace Week | 2021 Peace Medal Nominations

2021-10-13T12:15:02+00:00

Each year, YMCAs across Canada celebrate acts of peace by recognizing individuals and groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within their community or communities elsewhere in the world. During YMCA Peace Week, which will take place from November 14 [...]

YMCA Peace Week | 2021 Peace Medal Nominations2021-10-13T12:15:02+00:00
1 10, 2021

Proof of Vaccination Required beginning October 4

2021-10-01T13:15:11+00:00

October 1, 2021 The YMCA would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, participants, staff, volunteers and community partners for their commitment to health and safety for themselves and for one another over the past several months. On Monday October 4, Nova Scotia enters into Phase 5 and is mandating Proof of Vaccination [...]

Proof of Vaccination Required beginning October 42021-10-01T13:15:11+00:00
21 09, 2021

New Tryout Schedule

2021-09-21T16:40:26+00:00

Check out our new *updated* tryouts for the 2021/2022 Panthers Basketball Season! Panthers Basketball 2021/2022 Tryouts Schedule Frequently Asked Questions 2021/2022 Season Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Y Panthers Basketball Program:  Please note this document is subject to change to meet compliance with the current Public Health restrictions [...]

New Tryout Schedule2021-09-21T16:40:26+00:00
7 09, 2021

Welcome Back to School!

2021-09-07T16:35:08+00:00

Welcome Back to School! The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is wishing all students from elementary to post-secondary a successful 2021/2022 school year The Y is proud to support this year’s successful post-secondary candidates for the YMCA Langille Scholarship and the YMCA Ryrie Vandewater Scholarship: Ewan McDuff Aya Ali Sowon Suh Rafeeda Khashmelous Kaitlin Cullen Amhed Esmat Congratulations to [...]

Welcome Back to School!2021-09-07T16:35:08+00:00
7 09, 2021

Swim Lessons Registration NOW OPEN!

2021-09-07T14:54:48+00:00

Swimming Lessons - Registration NOW OPEN! Free swimming lessons for all ages is included with every membership. Sign up in-person at the John W. Lindsay YMCA or online. How do I sign up online? Step 1: Sign up for a YMCA Membership: CLICK HERE We are waiving the $50 Joiner fee! (Offer ends October [...]

Swim Lessons Registration NOW OPEN!2021-09-07T14:54:48+00:00
3 09, 2021

Panthers Basketball Tryouts Update

2021-09-03T17:22:54+00:00

Dear Community YMCA Members, Panthers Basketball tryouts are temporarily postponed while the Community YMCA waits for an official announcement from the Government of Nova Scotia to confirm the beginning of Phase 5. We will provide an update to the tryout schedule via the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth social media channels when Phase 5 begins. [...]

Panthers Basketball Tryouts Update2021-09-03T17:22:54+00:00
1 09, 2021

We’re waiving the Joiner Fee! That means $50 in your pocket.

2021-09-01T19:38:53+00:00

Jump into Fall by moving forward with the YMCA.We are here to support your family’s health and wellness goals. Join the YMCA and pay $0 joiner fee! You’ll gain access to 70,000 square feet of fitness amenities, free swim lessons, group fitness classes and free workout programs to help you and your family move forward feeling lighter, refreshed [...]

We’re waiving the Joiner Fee! That means $50 in your pocket.2021-09-01T19:38:53+00:00
8 07, 2021

The YMCA partners with Shannex in newcomer pilot language skills program

2021-07-19T12:51:32+00:00

As newcomer settlement coordinator for the YMCA, InHae Park noticed she was receiving a large number of requests from Shannex, as an employer, for settlement services. Specifically, help with language skills. Shannex provides a full continuum of care services for seniors including home care, retirement living, assisted living, memory care and long term care.   [...]

The YMCA partners with Shannex in newcomer pilot language skills program2021-07-19T12:51:32+00:00
29 06, 2021

YMCA Langille Scholarship – now accepting applications

2021-06-29T13:08:44+00:00

The YMCA is now accepting applications for the YMCA Langille Scholarship.  The YMCA Langille Scholarship recognizes the contributions students make in building our community and helps them financially to reach their potential in post-secondary education. It is made possible through the generosity of a YMCA donor and supporter. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED [...]

YMCA Langille Scholarship – now accepting applications2021-06-29T13:08:44+00:00
22 06, 2021

Keaudre Beals: 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

2021-06-28T17:02:57+00:00

Our YMCA is proud to announce Keaudre Beals as the recipient of this year's Ted Rogers Scholarship.  Keaudre Beals hails from the community of East Preston which is one of the original 52 black communities in Nova Scotia. East Preston is considered to be a marginalized community where financial assistance for post-secondary for [...]

Keaudre Beals: 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient2021-06-28T17:02:57+00:00