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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: November 2015

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – The gift of time

My name is Joy-Ann Allin. By YWCA standards, I am a new employee–I’ve only worked here at the Y for three and a half years. Many have worked here 10 or 20 years, plus. Even before starting at the YWCA, I knew about the YWCA volunteers. I knew many women in my network who were […]

Stress and Coping Workshop

We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. But with the feeling that stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action. Stress management can teach healthier ways to cope with stress, help you reduce its harmful effects, and prevent stress from spiraling […]

YWCA Trade Journey Work Placements Starting

Announcing…the next step on our journey!  The second group of YWCA Trade Journey participants have completed 13 weeks of classroom training. They are now ready to head into the three-week work placements with employers in Saskatoon’s Construction Industry. They are embarking on this big next step for their career paths, ultimately leading to apprenticeship. The three trades […]

Rose Campaign Calls for Action Against Violence

YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign runs November 25th to December 6th.  Our goal is to end violence against women and girls. We want to reduce violence in every aspect of our lives, increase public awareness, and prevent violence before it starts. Violence against women and girls can include sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and cyber violence. It […]

Beading with an Elder

Tonight an Elder who has been coming to the Crisis Shelter for years is coming in to teach beading and facilitate a talking circle. Talking Circles are a traditional way to remove barriers and to allow people to express themselves with complete openness and freedom. This program is valued in the shelter and the residents wait […]

Make Your Holiday Gift Last All Year Long

Welcome to YWCA Adopt-a-room! Saskatoon Media Group has chosen to support the YWCA Saskatoon Crisis Shelter and Residence this year through 98COOL Christmas 365. At Saskatoon Media Group, we want to make a difference in our community. Christmas 365 is the way we make a difference, 365 days a year, not just over the holidays. We would like […]

Access between the Weight Room and the Gymnasium Improved!

Access between the Weight Room and the Gymnasium improved! One of the modifications we have made at YWCA Fitness on 25th this past couple of months is to open the double doors located in the south west corner of the weight room. These double doors, located in our core/stretching area of the weight room, open […]

YWCA Fitness Instructors at SaskFit

Three of our great YWCA Fitness on 25th instructors participated in the SPRA SaskFit 2015 conference on Nov. 6-8. Eryn, Bernie and Val came back from the fitness, health and wellness conference at the University of Regina, with information about trends and offerings, and exciting ideas for new classes to develop. Provided by the Saskatchewan […]

Keep An Eye To Proper Form During Your Workouts

Keep An Eye To Proper Form During Your Workouts By Fred Smith, YWCA Fitness on 25th Personal Trainer As a personal trainer, one of the most important observations we witness in the gym is the quality of our clients’ workout form. In fact, form feedback to the client is one of the most important functions […]

Playdough Power

Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding . . . young children love to play with playdough. Add some props from around the home and playdough play becomes a powerful way to support your child’s learning. This simple preschool staple lets children use their imaginations and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers—the same muscles they will one […]