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Exercising for Older Women: How Often?!

The first question most sedentary clients have when considering beginning an exercise program is, “How much do I have to do to get results?” Those who have been sedentary for long periods of time may not intrinsically enjoy physical activity, therefore may not be driven to exercise for reasons of pleasure and enjoyment. Other reasons […]

Yoga For Cancer

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. The healing power of yoga helps both cancer patients and cancer survivors. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a […]

Fitness on 25th Story: Jason and Janice

Janice and Jason are two of our wonderful members. From the first time I saw them, I was so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Watching them work out was a true motivation for me when I was supposed to work out after a long day at work. Since January 2017, Janice has lost […]

Fight the Challenge of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are an increasing global epidemic. Chronic diseases kill 36 million people per year and are the leading cause of death globally. In Canada, 67% of all deaths per year are caused by four major chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases. Three out of five Canadians aged […]

The Pyramid of Health: Exercise, Healthy Diet and Rest

Regular exercise and the consumption of a healthy diet together with having enough rest are the main three components of health which can lead you to a host of benefits, including increased energy, happiness, and even a long life. The three components of health are pivotal to determining a person’s overall health, and making them […]

Call for Applications: YWCA Saskatoon Board of Directors

YWCA Saskatoon is currently accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors advances the mission of YWCA Saskatoon and fosters its continued success. Its role includes fiduciary responsibility, governance, stakeholder communications, oversight of business, and support for fundraising. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to self-identify as under 30 years of […]

10 Award Recipients Named at PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

  Celebrating Women and Raising Funds to “Lift as You Climb” Saskatoon, SK—At the Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, 50 nominees were recognized for their leadership and contributions in Saskatoon and area. Kathryn Ford was named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, recognition for her pioneering work in […]

Kathryn Ford Recognized as Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Saskatoon, SK—Kathryn Ford has been named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Kathryn is a force in Saskatchewan’s legal community and has done pioneering work in collaborative law. Her work ensures that all voices are heard and that decisions are made collectively. She also has been responsible for building capacity for community […]

Recognizing the Potential of Young Women: CIBC Presents 29 and Under Award

At the May 31 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, CIBC will return as sponsor and presenter of the 29 and Under Award. Bev Matthies-Wiens is a senior leader with CIBC’s team, and has taken an increasingly significant role in the Women of Distinction Awards® event over many years. She describes the culture of balance and […]

Women of Distinction Awards Make an Impact on Community: Kinsmen to Present Award

You know, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and YWCA Saskatoon are old friends. Well, some of our members are actually young, but our organizations have worked together in our city for ages. The historic Kinsmen Park gates mark the entrance to the YWCA main doors just off 25th Street. And the Kinsmen have actively raised […]