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 Four men in golf attire are standing outside on a golf course on a beautiful sunny day. They are all smiling at the camera and surrounded by a white frame they are holding around themselves. The men range in age from 30-55.

A Record-Breaking Charity Golf Tournament

$86,000 was raised in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kid Campaign. The 12th Annual Wilson M. Beck Charity Golf Tournament held at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club on July 18th saw players “swinging for a great cause” – to provide local children and families in need equal access to YMCA programs.
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A young woman with glasses, brown hair and brown eyes is kneeling in front of a classroom table smiling at a 7 year old girl sitting at the table. The young girl has shoulder length brown hair, and her back is to the camera as she looks down at an open notebook in front of her.

Beyond the Bell bridges the gap for low-income children

Beyond the Bell started when a local principal reached out to the YMCA in hopes of a program that would ensure no child falls behind. This particular school had a high poverty rate in comparison with others and children were falling through the cracks — unable to keep up with literacy, numeracy as well as social and emotional learning targets.
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YMCA Announces New Board Chair

The YMCA of Okanagan has announced a new board chair for the Association. David Bond has been on the YMCA’s Board of Directors for the past five years and is the Office Managing Partner for KPMG Kelowna.
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Middle aged woman with chin length dark hair in a grey YMCA shirt is sitting at a customer service desk in front of a computer and smiling at young female customer sitting in front of her.

Sue’s Y is Growth

When I was in high school, I remember playing field hocky outside RSS and witnessing the Athans pool being built next door. At the time, it was my dream to work here as a lifeguard, but never did I imagine what an impact this place would have on my life.
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 An outdoor Cycle class is under a large tent with dozens of participants dressed up brightly and cheering. There are bubbles blowing around the class and two children dancing in the foreground with one Cycle instructor on the a stage to the left leading the class.

Community raises a record breaking $123,000 at YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

Almost a thousand local children will be able to access life-enriching Y programs all because the community came together and raised a record breaking $123,000 at the YMCA of Okanagan’s Cycle for Strong Kids event. Nearly 300 riders attended the Y’s largest annual fundraiser on Sunday May 29, raising heart rates and funds through participation in a huge outdoor cycle class.
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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.