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Isaac's Story

After being fired from my first job, I enrolled in a free Y employment program in Kelowna to try and get back on my feet. At the time, I was easily overwhelmed, a bit of a mess, and didn’t really care what I was doing with my life. My stress was building up internally and making me feel crazy.
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Y Members Get Moving in Support of Those in Need

Y members will be dancing, walking, dribbling, swimming and more in support of the YMCA of Southern Interior BC’s annual Move to Give Campaign. All funds raised will support the Y’s financial assistance program, helping make Y programs and services accessible to those less fortunate. 
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Barb's Story

After undergoing a major accident, numerous surgeries, and extensive rehab, I have earned a new name- Barb 2.0 as I am essentially a rebuild!
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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.