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

Hitting the Ground Running at YWCA Saskatoon

On Tuesday, March 29, incoming YWCA Saskatoon Executive Director Shannon Zook arrived at the YWCA and received these shoes from Board President Jocelyn Allard with some warm words of welcome. She was greeted in the front lobby at the YWCA by a large group of staff members. Why the running shoes? Just a funny YWCA […]

Red Cross Swimming Lessons Spring 2016

Red Cross Swimming Lesson Registration for Spring 2016 is still open! Spring lesson sets begin the week of April 4th and run until the week of June 13th, with no lessons May 18th-23rd for a total of 10 lessons. Fitness on 25th is currently still offering lesson sets in both Adult levels one and two, […]

Exercise: Lat Pulldown

Exercise: Lat Pulldown By: Fred Smith, Personal Trainer Looking for a great exercise to work your back? The Lat Pulldown will do the trick and its a piece of equipment found in most gyms. Of course there are different variations of the exercise. Today we will go over the wide grip Lat Pulldown. This exercise focuses on […]

Aquatics: Family Swim

Did you know that Fitness on 25th offers Family Swim time on both Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons? Family swim is a great way to get out and enjoy the water with your kids or grandkids. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult and children age 5 and under […]

Why do we Continue to Blame Victims of Sexual Assault?

Source: excerpt from article by Jacqueline Foord, CEO, YWCA Edmonton, published March 23, 2016, graphic:  YWCA Canada Sexual assault trials happen in courtrooms across our country every day. A 2012 study revealed that there are about 460,000 sexual assaults in Canada every year. *  • 15,000 will be reported to the police • 13,000 will […]

Happy Easter from Employment & Learning Centre

Our hours for Easter are: Closed Good Friday, April 25, 2016 Closed Easter Monday, April 28, 2016 We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, April 29th at 8:30 am.

Happy Easter from Employment & Learning

Our hours for Easter weekend are: Closed Good Friday, April 25, 2016 Closed Easter Monday, April 28, 2016 We will resume regular business hours Monday, April 19th at 8:30 am

Get Ready to Work in the Hospitality Industry – Essential Skills

Are you a motivated individual with an eye for customer service? Have you considered a career in the hospitality industry? Take the quiz and see if the hospitality industry is right for you! YWCA Essential Skills for Employment is a work-readiness program designed to help you start your career in hospitality. We provide customer service training, […]

Older Adult Group Fitness at YWCA Fitness on 25th

YWCA Fitness on 25th offers three specific activities designed to support for the needs of our older adult members: Gentle Aqua Class at 1:30 pm weekdays Gentle Land Class Tuesday’s at 11am Weight Room Orientations Our successful Gentle Aqua class runs every weekday beginning at 1:30 pm. Our ever-upbeat front desk staff member Jackie leads […]

Nutrition Monday: Finding your Best Diet

What’s The Right Diet For You? Our Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants are often asked dietary questions by our members. Members often ask us for advice, our guidance and opinion. Our general response is to shift the discussion to one about health and wellness. We attempt to shift the discussion to setting realistic goals, both […]