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Group from RBC receiving a large check

RBC

What is your position/title and company, and what do you do there? Ray Warren, Vice President Commercial Financial Services. As Vice President Commercial Banking for the Okanagan and West Kootenays, I lead a dynamic team of Relationship Account Managers, who work closely with clients in a collaborative manner to help them plan and achieve their business objectives. 
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Thomas McFarlane, donor, at Kelowna Family YMCA

Thomas McFarlane

I owe a great deal to my parents, Eugene and Chris McFarlane. I was a shy child who lacked self-confidence and we were not well-off growing up in Windsor, ON in the 1950’s. Dad only made $1200 per year, but he and my mom were determined to help me gain skills to survive in an environment surrounded by water. They scrimped and saved $9 for a year’s membership in the Windsor YMCA. 
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Team Interior Savings wearing blue and holding signs

Team Interior Savings

They’re so much more than a financial institution…they’re a credit union: a team comprised of dedicated staff and members who create local partnerships and truly make an impact in the lives of our community members.
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Missionwood Retirement Resort staff and seniors holdign a large check

Missionwood Retirement Resort

Each year in December, residents and guests of the Missionwood Retirement Resort enjoy more than a holiday feast, they also help children and youth. At the 2018 Gift of Giving Luncheon, a record-breaking $6,300 was raised and donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
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Chuck and Denise Henderson smiling

Chuck and Denise Henderson

At the YMCA, we have a team of dedicated, passionate and caring staff and volunteers who work with individuals every day to prevent inactivity, social isolation and the effects of poverty. Understanding that we all have a role to play to help change lives for the better, our staff are also asked each year to give.
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We want to hear yours! Share how the Y has made a positive difference in your life by emailing social@ymcasibc.ca.

Impact Video

We are a local charity determined to build a healthy and thriving community. Whether it’s homework help for vulnerable kids, mindfulness strategies for youth, or heart health programs for seniors, see the range of who and how we are helping individuals at all ages and stages.