Connecting Community Through Recreation
The Y’s Recreational Opportunities for Children program which helped the Fekiri family navigate community programs and participate in a variety of activities.“We’ve all made friends through coming to the Y, the kids are learning the language, and we are really starting to feel like we are a part of Winnipeg.” Read more...
Generations of Healthy Memories
The Y has been part of Alisa’s family for as long as she can remember. Her Mom and Dad both went to the Y as kids in the 1960s, took Alisa to the Y when she was a child, and now they continue to enjoy the Y and watch their grandkids do the same.... Read more...
Shaping Bright Futures Comes Full Circle
From camper to camp counsellor, Juan Pablo (JP) Garcia wishes every kid could share his Camp Stephens experience. “What I loved most about it is that, even though I connected with so many incredible people, the trips were all about my connection with myself. The program helped me grow so much as a person...” Read more...
Quotes from Our Community
Troy, age 58, joined the Y in March, 2022. At that time, he was dealing with health issues that resulted in weight gain, poor balance, immobility, and general weakness. He decided to give the Y a try and with the help of Y Fitness staff, he started very slowly with resistance training machines and slow walkingand continued to make progress, lose weight, improve his balance and gain strength. What Troy describes as one of the best things about coming to the Y, is the connections he’s built with staff and other members.
“My support network is the Y. Other members tell me that I’m an inspiration, but to me, well I’m just pressing forward every day.”
Angelique was experiencing feelings of stress and anxiety and joined the Y Mind program after learning about it on social media.
“The most rewarding part about Y Mind was learning how to navigate my emotions on my own and having that translate into better relationships with my boyfriend and other people in my life. Now after Y Mind, I’ve learned to just make more space to let the emotions happen and to let it run its course.”