YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Annual General Meeting

Posted: April 21, 2016

The YMCA of Greater Saint John will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Y. The meeting will start promptly at 11:30 am and light refreshments to follow.

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2016

Time: 11:30 am

Location:  Saint John Regional Y—MacMurray Community Room

Please RSVP by contacting the YMCA at 634-4937.


YMCA to Kick-Off Annual Strong Kids Campaign

Posted: February 23, 2016

Please join us as we Kick-Off the 2016 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. This event will be held at the Saint John Regional Y on Wednesday, February 24th at 11:15am.  We will share a wonderful Y story, announce our fundraising goal and an exciting upcoming event.

There will also be a special announcement from a community minded corporate partner.

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign raises funds so that everyone can participate in Y programs, regardless of financial circumstance. Children have the opportunity to go to summer camp, parents are provided with trusted Child Care when they need it most and families become more active at the Fitness Centre. By supporting the campaign, you can help build a better community for tomorrow.

Light refreshments will be served.


Strong Kids Kick Off Event

Posted: February 18, 2016



Buy-a-Bed Campaign update: Saint John Business Community has pledged 34 beds for Syrian Refugees worth $13,900

Posted: February 11, 2016

The Saint John Business Community is helping make new Syrian families feel welcome and comfortable as they arrive in our awesome city.

More than 20 businesses have donated beds to the families who are extremely appreciative of the support.  Saint John has already welcomed 285 people with more to come.

A huge thank you to Saint John Energy for their recent donation of 10 beds.

 A special thanks to all contributors:  Port Saint John, DFS Inc. Aquila Tours, Blue Chip Leasing Atlantic, CFO Atlantic, Enterprise Saint John, The Chamber, Brain Works, Urban Deli, Costco, Eastern Credit Management Services, Vision Coaching Inc., Saint John Kiwanis Club, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, TLC Solutions, Lawson Creamer, Saint John Energy, Colin Boyne and Amelia Barry, Gary Chouinard, and Gary and Deborah MacDonald.

 If you would like to get involved, please contact Enterprise Saint John,  at info@enterprisesj.com, or 658-2877. 

Syrian Family


YMCA Seeking More Volunteers to Support Syrians

Posted: January 19, 2016

As we prepare for the arrival of many more Syrians in our community, we are recruiting new volunteers to be part of our Welcome Teams.

The Welcome Team is comprised of 3 to 5 people and provides various supports to help the newcomers during their transition and initial settlement process. As a Welcome Team member, you are assigned to work with a newly arrived Syrian Refugee family or individual, and have a unique opportunity to see individuals experience Canada for the first time.

This is a 6 week commitment that begins when the newcomers arrive at the airport. Volunteers need to be available during the day and in the evening.

To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, attend one of the Information Sessions:

Wednesday, January 20                      General Volunteer Session                 7:00pm  Saint John Regional Y

Thursday, January 21                          Welcome Team Session                      7:00pm  Saint John Regional Y

Wednesday, January 27                      General Volunteer Session                 7:00pm  Saint John Regional Y

Thursday, January 28                          Welcome Team Session                      7:00pm  Saint John Regional Y


For more information visit the website: www.YMCANewcomers.com



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