What’s Happening at the YWCA

News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: December 2016

24/7 Community Organizations and Holiday Hours

What do holiday hours look like at a 24/7 community based organization? Today, and during the next week, many of our dedicated YWCA staff members are working long hours and extra shifts. Instead of spending the holidays with their own families, they are giving their time to families who are staying in our crisis shelter […]

Fitness on 25th Holiday Hours

Fitness on 25th Holiday Hours: December 24th: Pool is Closed. Fitness on 25th Closed at 6:00pm. December 25th: Closed December 26th: Closed December 31st: Pool is Closed. Fitness on 25th Closed at 6:00pm. January 1st: Closed Happy Holidays!

How DO They Do It: YWCA Fitness Programs as Unique as You Are

YWCA fitness programs fill a niche in our city that are truly individualized. The YWCA tends to attract many avid fitness enthusiasts, but at the same time, it caters to beginning fitness members who are just getting started, or experiencing health or mobility issues. With an extensive cardio and weight room, gymnasium, yoga studio and […]

Pandas and Chipmunks…and Adopting a Room at the Local YWCA

A caring staff and a welcoming environment is a great place for children to learn and grow. The Child Development Centre at the YWCA is a 62 space licenced facility offering care for children 18 months to six years of age. “The YWCA Child Development Centre is a nurturing environment for children to learn and […]

YWCA Youth Program says Thank-You to Twisted Goods!

The YWCA Youth Program would like to give a shout out to Twisted Goods for donating a S’well water bottle as a prize for our Countdown to Christmas Challenge!! The Countdown to Christmas Challenge is a way to positively reward the young women that live at the YWCA for doing everyday tasks including chores, going […]

Nutrition Monday: Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch

Recipe: Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch Ingredients 1 Apple 1 Cup Cranberries 7 Orange Wedges 1/3 Cup Raw Agave 7 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Cups Apple Cider 2 Cups Club Soda 3 Cups Cranberry Juice 1/3 Cup Orange Juice Concentrate 1 Cup Ice        

Margaret’s Place a Safe Haven for Girls

The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be tough. Girls aged 16 to 18 are better able to make that transition thanks to the support of Margaret’s Place. Located at the YWCA, Margaret’s Place is operated under the Ministry of Social Services and offers a safe haven for teen girls. “Youth come to us based […]

Thank You Co-op!!

A big thank you to Saskatoon Co-op Floral at Circle Centre Mall for donating a stunning batch of flowers! The women and children who reside at the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence each have a beautiful little bouquet to brighten their rooms. It may be freezing outside, but thanks to Co-op Floral, the YWCA shelter […]

Sunday Fun-day Ornament Making!

Today on this busy last Sunday before Christmas the residents at the YWCA Crisis Shelter took a break from the hustle and bustle and did some crafting! Today we made some ornaments and put our creativity to use. We had children and adults take part and the outcome was some beautiful ornaments!

Santa Visited the YWCA!

Santa and Mrs. Clause stopped by the shelter for a visit before Christmas Eve! The kids enjoyed cookies and milk while they waited for their chance to sit with Santa and Mrs. Clause.  Santa even brought some early presents for the children, and the women as well. We had Amanda Andre as our photographer to capture […]