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It is our pleasure to present the 2018 Impact Report. This year’s report shares the personal and moving stories from five individuals who have found “their Y” — belonging, encouragement, gratitude, healing, and sharing — through participation in Y programs and membership.

As always, we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you. Our work is only made possible through a collaboration of engaged members, caring donors, passionate staff and volunteers, and like-minded partners who have helped us to create positive change for over 43,000 individuals in 2018.

Here’s a snippet of what we accomplished together in 2018.
  • 1 in 10 British Columbians – and 1 in 5 children – continue to live in poverty. At the Y, no one in need is ever turned away. 5,471 low-income individuals, children and families received a subsidized Y membership.
  • Living in poverty is linked to health-related issues in children and low academic achievement. Over the past 4 years, 125 children improved their literacy skills by at least one grade level at YMCA Beyond the Bell – a donor funded afterschool program that helps struggling children keep pace with their grade level and classmates. 
  • 89% of Canadian children and youth are not getting the recommended minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day and obesity rates are on the rise. Every child registered in YMCA Child Care programs received a daily healthy snack and a YMCA membership.  
  • Teenage parents have more difficulty completing high school and a higher likelihood of living in poverty. 39 at-risk parents received the resources and financial support needed to care for their children and complete their education through the YMCA Young Parents and Nobody’s Perfect Parenting programs. 
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 14. 2,800 grade 3 & 4 children from SD23 gained confidence and vital water safety skills at no cost through the YMCA Okanagan Swims Program. 

Annual Donors $500 and Above

Across the Lake Swim Society

Brock Aynsley

Harry Bensler

Duncan, Missy and Tim Blackburn

Dave Bond

Boyd Autobody & Glass

Dean Braham

Robert Bryce

Margo and David Buckley

Callow and Associates Management Consultants Inc.

Ross and Ann Carviel

Randy Christian

Diana Christie

Coast Capital Community Foundation

Community Foundation of the South Okanagan/Similkameen

Dave Cronquist and Barb MacPherson

Gino Dal Ponte

Deb Canada Inc.

Delcourt Advisory Group at Scotia Wealth Management

Demay Family Foundation

John and Joanna Duff

Robin Durrant

Susan Ellard

Enterprise RV

Alessandro Errico

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

First West Foundation

Frank J. Flaman Foundation

Fresh Air

Grace Furman

Clayton Gall

Laurie Gauthier

Gibson Contracting

Graf Family

Graham Management Services LP

Hamber Foundation

Chuck and Denise Henderson

Wayne Henrikson

Melissa Ihaksi

Interior Savings

Invasion Championship Wrestling

Barry Johnson

Kathryn Johnson and Jeff Lawson

Rodney Joshua

Jugo Juice – H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre

Kairos Foundation

Richard Kasper

Kelowna AquaJets

Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon

Kelowna Rutland Lions Club

KF Aerospace

Knights of Columbus – St. Charles Garnier Council


Norma LaChance

Brea Lake

Pamela and Kevin Leco

Ledcor Industries Inc.

Gordon and Colleen Lees

Ryan Lund

Peter and Arline Marriott

Pieter Matthijsse

Melcor Developments Ltd.

Joni Metherell

Emma and Alex Miller

Missionwood Retirement Resort

Derek Moran

Reg Moran

Morningside Rotary Club of Kelowna

Kevin and Kaiyo Muir

Jack and Ethel Newton

O’Connor Electric

Allison O'Donnell

Fred Parker


Paul Lee Family Foundation

Steven and Chantel Pavelich

Sharon and Gary Peterson

Anne Postlewaite

Precor USA

Frank Proto

Doug and Lorna Pumphrey

Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP

RBC Financial Group


Judith Renyk

Mike Rizzo

RTO-ERO District 42

Running Room Canada Inc.

Martin Rutherford

Rutland Pet Hospital

Safrane Construction

Alan and Lisa Sanderson

Mary Sedgewick

Shawn Talbot Photography Ltd.

Jill Siebert

Barb Simpson

Lily Simpson

Joan Spence

Ron and Karen Stewardson

Ginny Strachen

Alistair Taylor

Marilyn Taylor

Ron Taylor


Tennis Canada

Brent Therrien

Thomas Alan Budd Foundation

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

Tom Harris Fund for Families

UBCO Exercise is Medicine

Urban Systems Foundation

Sharon Varette and Cam Kourany

Rhonda Zakala

Andrew Zelke

Gerry and Sandra Zimmermann

Annual Donors $100 and Above

Methal Abougoush

Simon Adams

Wendy Aitken

Rebecca Alfred

Julie Anderson

Lynne Anderson

Eileen Andres

Sue Andres

Theresa Arsenault

Catherine Auburn

Janice Avis

Ken Bach

Kendra Bagley

Heather Bakay

Nathan Baker

Debbie Banerjee

Lyn Bannister

Joni Barbagello

Loni Barr

Cathy Barteaux

Jim & Karen Bates

Angela Bearman

Barbara Bell

Katharina Bennett

Erika Biser

Wayne Blake

Doreen Boser

Sue Boser

Jason Boyd

Richard Boyd

Jennifer Bridge

John Brinkerhoff

Jennifer Bulcock

James Bulteel

Nancy Burget

Jane Byra

Sandra Cale

Joan Campbell

Sarah Campbell

Bruce Carlson

Christine Castrucow

Emily Cheyne

Peggy Clark

Paul Cockshutt

Rob Collins

Shiray Combs

Kathy Conway

Michael Conway

Ken Crossfield

Hugh Culver

Joyce Dalton

Debbie DaSilva

Meredith Davy

Angela & Paul de Burger

Nicole Diachuk

Colleen Donahue

Sandra Dowhaniuk

Carol Drury

Helen & Gordon Dunning

Maria D'Vaz

Hallgeir Dybwad

Sheila Ehlert

Cliff Ehnes

Susan Ellard

Allan Elliot

Lynn Erickson

Lee Ewen

Eillleen Faer

Susan Faye

Cyndy Fiessel

Bonnie Flint

Brian Flint

Aniela Florczynski

McKenzie Flumerfelt

Mark Fomey

Fergus Fox

Dale Fromberg

Bill Fry

Rod Gibbings

Roxanne Gibbings

Carly Gilmore

Mike Gilmore

Susan Gordon

Donald Grant

Wayne Green

Cynthia Grochowich

Beverly Hall

Bob Hansen

Jennifer Hanson

Morgan Harker

Marissa Harnden

Cheryl Hart

Mitchell Hawes

Steve Hebden

Kevin Heinz

Gustavo Hernandez

Joey Hertz

Trisha Hodgins

Dave Hodgkinson

Savanah Hull

Kerry Irons

Joan Irvine

Steve Isaak

Tyler Jackson

Beth Jean

Graham Johnson

Tara Johnson

Valene Johnson

Melanie Jones

Glennys Jurome

Kurt Kampa

Judith Kaplan

Helen Kenney

Rudy Kerklaan

Peter Kim

Ana-Maria Kiss

Wolfgang Klose

Melaney Kothlow

Peggy Kramer

Cory Krist

Monica Lange

Anya LeBeau

Shawna Lees

Etienne Levesque

Melvin Liu

Janice Locke

Patrick Long

Dave Love

Stuart MacDonald

Beverley MacLean

Breann Macmullen

Robyn MacNeill

Peter MacPherson

Kendra Magnone

Chris Mahoney

Kimberly Malanowich

Terry Malette

Arlene Marini

Erica Marshall

Linda McCluskey

Marie McDowell

Thomas McFarlane

Keith McGillivray

Adrienne McLaughlin

Naugwattee McMinn Jamieson

Terry McRobb Ogrodiuk

Dale Mercuri

Michael Mervyn

Heidi Miller

Susan Miller

Vernon Miller

Marney Miner

Danielle Miranda

Nathan Mison

Sherry Mitchell

Trevor Moore

Cathy Moreau

Peter Morgan

Gerry Morrison

Paula Naka

Audrey Nalewajek

Kevin Newall

Lloyd Niles

Nexus Noah

Rick & Monique North

Sukhjit Parmar

Susan Patterson

Harvey Pearson

Danna Pedersen

Roxanne Pederson

Ester Pike

Diana Pilla

Derek Plausinis

Robin Postings

Andrew Prior

Chad Pruden

Neil Rachynski

Sheryl Ramsay

Farouk Ratansi

Jodi Reid

Sonya Reid

Karla Reimer

Kailen Rigby

Janet Riley

Michael Riley

Corinne Rines

Peter Robin

Ashley Roemer

Monique Russo

Richard Saltmarsh

Linda Sawyer

Sinead Scanlon

James Schisler

Ted Schisler

Belinda Schtik

Sharon Schwartzenberger

Gloria Scramstad

James Seabrook

Felicity Servant

Roger Shaw

Judy Shoemaker

Tyler Siegmann

John Simes

Monique Skudelny

Soren Stenback

Melanie Steppuhn

Therese Stewart

Clint Stibbard

Friso Stock

Annette Tannahill

June Tarling

Candice Tasker

Kelley Taylor

Owen Taylor

Cassandra Thomas

Patrick Tiller

Ashley Tompkins

Danielle Tompkins

Jay Tremblay

Norman Tschense

Michael Utley

Robert Visockas

JoAnne Volk

Keith Wagner

Rick Wagner

Marina Warrender

Linda Weberg

Ken Webster

Laura Weir

John Weisbeck

Bruce West

Janet West

Jennifer Wetherow

Ross Wheatley

Kerry Whitefoot

Beryl Ann Wiebe

Randall & Krista Wight

Lita Wilson

Tamiko Wolsfeld

Peter Woodward

Loyal Wooldridge

Jillian Wrightson

Caroline Young