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Lifting Techniques: Safeguarding Health & Boosting Efficiency

Written by Ruchira Sharma, WCB Coordinator For many of us, lifting and carrying objects are daily tasks that often get overlooked. Mastering proper lifting techniques is not only about efficiency but also about ensuring your well-being. Let's delve into the importance of lifting techniques and explore strategies to lift smart and stay safe.  
Carrie Daniels smiles in front of the gym area at Shane Homes YMCA

Y Story: Carrie Daniels

Meet Carrie Daniels, devoted volunteer and donor at YMCA Calgary. Since 2011, Carrie has chosen to support the YMCA for its ability to ignite the potential in others.
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YMCA Calgary offers free facility access to those impacted by the Cochrane State of Emergency

Residents of Cochrane are welcome to use any YMCA Calgary facility free of charge.
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Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Membership Helps Kids Ignite Their Potential

The Calgary Flames Foundation has committed another $1million to YMCA Calgary for the Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Membership, bringing the Calgary Flames Foundation’s total commitment to this program to $3.25 million. This has been an ongoing partnership and the 2023-24 school year marks their 10th year anniversary.
Sam Obadero stands in the sun at Camp Riveredge YMCA, smiling and donning his camera, which he can often be seen with accompanying the smile on his face.

Y Story: Samuel Obadero

Meet Samuel Obadero: photographer, former staff, and member of YMCA Calgary. Sam’s journey has spanned from Nigeria to Canada, from IT to photography, and from uncertainty to belonging. Throughout it all, YMCA Calgary has remained a huge part of his life for more reasons than one. 
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Our Truth and Reconciliation Journey at YMCA Calgary 

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, often referred to as Orange Shirt Day, takes place annually on September 30th. It serves as a crucial platform to engage in meaningful conversations regarding the enduring impact of Residential Schools and the lasting legacy they've left.