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

Employment and Learning Centre Employment Tip

Being unemployed and looking for work is a hard job in itself that requires self-motivation, planning, and bravery. There are a number of tactics you can use that will help you remain focused and upbeat, while also improving your employment prospects. Volunteering can be great for confidence building and getting back into an environment based […]

35th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Celebrate Contributions, Leadership

  Saskatoon, SK—At the Thursday, May 26, 2016 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, 55 nominees were recognized for their contributions and leadership to Saskatoon and area. The evening’s theme was “inspiration” as ten final award recipients were announced, with a crowd of 700 friends, family, colleagues, and sponsors. Dr. Maureen Reed of the University of […]

The Reduction of Stress through Yoga

The Reduction of Stress through Yoga As a form of meditation originating in India thousands of years ago, Yoga has become one of the most effective low-impact exercises used to eliminate stress and anxiety, and increase relaxation in the Western World. The benefits of Yoga are unmatched as Yoga has been proven to decrease stress […]

Lateral External Rotation

Lateral External Rotation By: Fred Smith, Personal Trainer Shoulder injuries are common, especially for those of us that don’t properly exercise our shoulders. Just think for a moment how much we use our shoulders – For just about anything and everything – Pushing, pulling, lifting and holding to name a few. Other than some core and lower […]

Women’s Voice Part One: Why a Trade?

An important component of the Women’s Voice community engagement project was to determine the challenges, barriers, and stereotypes about women in the trades. One of the key perceptions shared by many women who participated in the survey was that women lack confidence to work as tradespersons. In order to gain confidence, women in trades or […]

Trade Journey Presented on CTV

YWCA Saskatoon Executive Director Shannon Zook and Trade Journey Program Coordinator Shirley Bonnetrouge appeared on CTV Saskatoon to promote our Trade Journey Program. Here is the link to the video: http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=874783

What is the Pistol Movement and can I do it?

Pistols are one of those difficult exercises that often intimidate even the more experienced gym member. The pistol is a single-leg squat and is an advanced exercise. Proper completion of the pistol requires strength, flexibility and coordination of movement. Many people cannot complete the pistol unaided but the options below will provide excellent scaling alternatives. […]

Y Dub Run Club

The YWCA Fitness on 25th Running Club YWCA Fitness on 25th will host four timed running events this spring and summer. Each time you enter and run in one of the races you will be entered for a draw for a $100 Gift Certificate from Brainsport. The Gift Certificate Draw will be made after the […]

Nutrition Monday: Cranberry Feta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Cranberry Feta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe By: Kaylie Pederson Salads don’t have to be boring, you also don’t have to make the same salad over and over.  This salad recipe has a delicious homemade vinaigrette and some awesome salad toppers!   Orange Poppy Seed Dressing: – 4 cup Olive Oil -1/4 cup […]

YXE Connects 2016

Come check out the YWCA at the YXE Connects 2016 event.  There are two locations for the event.  One is at the White Buffalo Lodge and the second location is at the City Centre Church.  You can get a free haircut, a free criminal record check, free toiletries and much more.  See the attached link […]