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  • Annual YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast 2016

    On Wednesday November 30th, the annual YMCA Peace Medal breakfast will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. This event is to honour a culture of peace and tolerance in our community and recognize the participants who help make this happen.


  • Cycle for Kids raises $60,000 for kids programs

    On Saturday, May 14, 2016 more than 240 riders in three cities came together at their local YMCA to ride and raise funds to send local children to swim lessons, summer camp, afterschool programs and more. Together everyone who supported Cycle for Kids 2016 helped to raise more than $60,000 to benefit kids.
     

  • Laurier Brantford YMCA project moving into next phase

    The shoe is amazingly intact, especially given its age. Buried for likely one hundred or more years, this relic belies the craftsmanship of its original maker. Was it a sample from the Agnew shoe company that started in Brantford in 1879 and went on to become a national chain of 104 stores, or perhaps the handiwork of William Dutton, one of the city’s earliest cobblers who set up shop on Colborne Street in 1822? That is still being determined. Either way, this simple pegged shoe tells part of the story of Brantford’s people and its past, a story that can now be told with new insight.

    The shoe is but one of nearly 400,000 artifacts unearthed at the site on Colborne Streetin Brantford that will become the future home of the new health, fitness and aquatics complex being built through a partnership between the governments of Canada and Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. Archeological discovery work at the site was completed at the end of 2015. Archeologists are now working through the trove, cataloging and photographing each item, and researching their origins.

  • Youth Job Connection Now Serving Hamilton Area Youth

    Ted McMeekin, MPP, announced today at the YMCA, that the province is investing more than $5 million over two years to help more than 800 highly-barriered youth find work in the Hamilton area. We're proud to be a provider of the Youth Job Connection Program and help connect Hamilton youth with the local business community. 

  • Kat Clewley sets marathon record backwards

    Kat Clewley, YMCA Program Manager, has accomplished her goal - run the Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon backwards in record time, in support of YMCA Beyond the Bell. Her offical time was 4:48:42, which qualifies her for the Guinness World Record.

    Check out her journey on CBC News.

  • Happy ECE Appreciation Day!

    Each day, YMCA Early Childhood Educators (ECE) model behaviours and values that encourage healthy child development. They are some of the first teachers these young YMCA participants will have in their life and they take that role seriously - building enthusiasm and a capacity for life-long learning in every child. We are proud of our YMCA ECE Staff Team. Happy ECE Appreciation Day!  

  • Fit For Function on CHCH News

    In case you missed it, here's the CHCH News coverage of the Y's Fit for Function research study. If you've had a stroke or know someone who has, this story is for you. 

  • Shovels hit the ground to build new Laurier Brantford YMCA

    On May 19, 2015, the governments of Canada Ontario and Brantford celebrated the start of construction for the new Laurier Brantford YMCA athletic facility.