YMCA of Moose Jaw Launches 2018 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

Moose Jaw, SK – On March 15, the YMCA of Moose Jaw launches its 2018 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign to ensure kids and families who have a financial need are able to access YMCA programs and services in our communities. This year, we have a goal of raising $140,000 for the Campaign.

The YMCA of Moose Jaw believes that every child deserves a strong, healthy start, regardless of their circumstances. A family’s health should not be determined by the neighborhood they live in or the size of their bank account. YMCA Strong Kids helps children and families access programs which increase physical activity, provide good nutrition and safe places to connect, play and learn, regardless of their ability to pay. The YMCA gives Canadian children the opportunity to belong to a supportive community while improving their physical, mental, emotional and social health. With the support of YMCA financial assistance programs and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, we welcome more than 1000 children, teens and young adults to our centres of community every year.

“We want to provide opportunities for young people to reach their potential, achieve their goals and improve their lives” says Angie Publicover, Funds Development & Administration Coordinator at the YMCA of Moose Jaw. The YMCA Strong Kids fundraising campaign helps to eliminate the very real financial barriers these children face, and without it we would not be able to serve them. We want to provide a healthy, safe and positive environment where children, teens and young adults can flourish, and the YMCA Strong Kids campaign helps make that a reality.”

The YMCA of Moose Jaw provides a wide variety of programs that help people live active, healthy lives. Much needed community-based programs and services in the areas of health and fitness; child care; youth leadership; and camps offer youth opportunities to grow in the type of healthy, caring environment all young people need and deserve.

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign kicks off on March 15, 2018 in Moose Jaw and region with the following activities planned to highlight the campaign: Move-A-Thon & Sweating for Strong Kids fundraising events. Donate and help someone get started at mjymca.ca/support-ymca/. All YMCAs accept donations to the campaign throughout the year.

 The YMCA of Moose Jaw is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities.  We are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. For more information, please visit www.mjymca.ca.

For further information, please contact:

Angie Publicover

Funds Development @ Administration Coordinator

YMCA of Moose Jaw

(306)692-0688 ext: 2


YMCA Celebrates the 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa

YMCA of Moose Jaw Receives Donation during 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Monday, December 04, 2017 - On behalf of the YMCA of Moose Jaw Board of Directors and staff, we would like to send a special thank you to The Knights of Columbus, Father Lawless Council #1534 for their partnership with the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.  The Knights of Columbus presented their cheque in the amount of $1,500 to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign during our 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa held on Saturday, December 2, 2017.



(Pictured in photo is YMCA CEO Jeff Fox and Knights of Columbus member Al Rossler)

We would also like to thank our event sponsors:

·         SaskEnergy for your donation of $500

·         Winmar for your donation of $500

·         Real Canadian Superstore for your donation of all the breakfast food

·         Moose Jaw Family Literacy for your donation of the children’s books that each of the children received

Thanks to the generous donations combined with ticket sales the event raised over $3,200.00

8 years ago Al Rossler, with the Knights of Columbus, contacted us to begin a “Breakfast with Santa” event and to have the proceeds go towards our Strong Kids Campaign.  This event has built a great relationship not only between our organizations, but also with community and all those who attend.  Al and his fellow Knights donate their time to cook the breakfast, donate the space to hold the event, as well as set up, clean up and help promote the breakfast.

The event served children and families a pancake breakfast with sausages, pancakes and fruit. The kids were entertained with crafts as well as the most important guest – SANTA - who brought goodie bags to them all. Supporter’s and members of the community are an integral part of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The goal of our campaign is to sponsor as many children, youth and families as are needed in the community of Moose Jaw, building self-esteem, self-confidence and developing healthy lifestyles in a safe, fun and positive environment. At the YMCA, no one is denied access to any YMCA program or service solely on the inability to pay the full fee. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. The Strong Kids Campaign provides funding for financially disadvantaged children, youth and families to participate in YMCA camps, programs and services.

Requests for financial assistance increase every year— and with your help we are able to ensure no one is turned away and support those in need. Through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA is accessible to all! This year our goal is to raise $140,000. For more on how you can donate or volunteer please contact:

Angie Publicover

YMCA of Moose Jaw

Funds Development & Administration Coordinator

(306) 692-0688 ext. 2

The YMCA of Moose Jaw is currently seeking applications for vacancies on the Board of Directors

YMCA seeking to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors

All candidates should have a genuine interest in the YMCA Moose Jaw, in public awareness, and in providing effective governance to the YMCA of Moose Jaw.  Strong interpersonal skills and community connections are definite assets

The Board meets eight times per year and members also serve on at least one Board committee (Audit/Finance, Governance or executive.).   Applicants should be prepared to commit an average between 4 to 8 hours per month of their volunteer time. Successful candidates will be presented to the membership for election for positions, for a two-year term, with eligibility for re-election for a subsequent two-year term. 


  • Organized and creative

  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check

  • Successful interview

  • A minimum of 3 professional references

  • Completion of the YMCA Child Protection Training

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Communication Connections are an asset

Application Process:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board please submit the following documents no later than Sept 1, 2017:

  • YMCA Volunteer Application Form (found on the YMCA of Moose Jaw Website)

  • YMCA Board of Directors Application Form (found on the YMCA of Moose Jaw Website)

  • A current resume outlining experiences and skills

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an orientation session that will focus on the objectives of the YMCA of Moose Jaw, the Board of Directors, and our various committees.  This session will provide an outline of the expectations of Board members and present the Board governance policies and structure.  The Board will make its recommendation to the membership at the October Annual General Meeting.

Completed application forms can be dropped off in a secured sealed envelope addressed to the President of the YMCA Board of Directors Tony Dreger at the YMCA of Moose Jaw- 220 Fairford Street East

All inquiries and questions can be directed to Jeff Fox- CEO at jeff@mjymca.ca or by calling the YMCA at    306-692-0688

YMCA Recieves Generous Donation from Enbridge Pipelines


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - The YMCA of Moose Jaw kindly accepted a generous donation of $5,000 from Enbridge Pipeline

Your gift to the YMCA Strong Kids will give a family a strong, healthy start.   Please visit our website at www.mjymca.ca for more information on the Strong Kids Campaign and Enbridge Pipelines. More information is also available at www.ymcastrongkids.ca.

Thank you Enbridge Pipeline!

Thank you to the YMCA Strong Kids Golf Tournament Sponsors

Thank you to our partner Don Anderson with Investment Planning Counsel for heading our 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Strong Kids Campaign.  Through Sponsorship and Individual donations we were able to raise more than $7,500.00 towards to the Strong Kids Campaign.  The proceeds will assist us in sending a child to camp, helping a teen to learn to lead and feel success, enable a child to participate in a recreation or physical activity, keep a child safe and/or give a family time together.

Tournament Sponsors

Platinum: Mackenzie


  • Sun Life Financial

  • Fidelity

  • TD Asset Management


  • Royal LePage Landmart

  • Manulife Investments

  • Franklin Templeton

  • Manulife Group

  • Manulife Financial Group Retirement Savings

  • Great West Life Pension

  • Grayson & Co

  • PPI Solutions

  • RBC Insurance


  • Manulife Bank

  • Manulife Insurance

  • CI Investments

  • Dynamic Funds

  • Manulife Banking

  • Sun Life Global Asset

  • Benson Trithardt Noren Professional Accountants

  • Guaranteed Refrigeration Services Ltd.

Hole In One:

  • Western

BBQ Sponsors:

  • Fellingers & Sons Meats

  • Superstore

Thank you everyone for your support!  A special mention to the volunteers who made this day possible including the RBC Royal Bank team who volunteered their time and donated $1000 towards the Strong Kids Campaign.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The YMCA of Moose Jaw along with W.J Jones and Son presented Linda Bucknell with the inaugural W.J Jones and Son Volunteer of the Year Award.

Linda has volunteered with the YMCA for a number of years in a variety of capacities including administration duties, library technician, and data entry. Linda, at times contributes over 70 hours a month ensuring all the tasks are completed always going above what was expected.

The YMCA and W.J Jones and Son are proud to offer Linda the Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the overall success of the YMCA.

 From right to left  (Dayna Smith-Short- W.J Jones and Son, Linda Bucknell- YMCA Volunteer, Ashley Florent-YMCA)

From right to left  (Dayna Smith-Short- W.J Jones and Son, Linda Bucknell- YMCA Volunteer, Ashley Florent-YMCA)

YMCA Outdoor Summer Program Receives Generous Donation

In April, 2017 The YMCA received a very generous donation from the Saskatchewan Rivers Chapters of Safari Club International of $5,0000 to help build the YMCA outdoor summer program. 

Members of the Saskatchewan Rivers Chapter of Safari Club International chose the YMCA to be the recipients of the award to improve the archery program and summer outdoor adventure for our school aged summer camps. 

We are very thankful to the Safari Club and Orion Taxidermy fortheir generous donation and dedication to the YMCA’s outdoor summer program.




Ashley Florent

Manager of Communications, Volunteers and Family Services

(306) 692-0688 x 3



YMCA Receives Donation from Mosaic

On Saturday, April 15th, 2017 I got to witness hockey with a heart – Mosaic - Belle Plaine held their 4th Annual Spring Charity Classic Hockey Tournament where they raised $2,500.00 in support of the Strong Kids Campaign.

Mosaic employees choose a charitable organization each year to receive the funds raised by the Tournament, and this year the YMCA of Moose Jaw’s Strong Kids Campaign was chosen as the beneficiary.  For that we are grateful!

Mosaic strives to be a thoughtful and engaged neighbor who seeks partnerships with organizations that are making a difference. We were told this is why Mosaic chose to partner with YMCA of Moose Jaw on this event.

We all know that teamwork makes the dream work and we would like to thank the Spring Classic Charity organizers and the Mosaic Belle Plaine Wellness Committee for their commitment to this fundraiser event. The hockey themed day was filled with fun events for all ages and even included an Easter Scavenger Hunt for the kids.  While we acknowledge those at the faceoff we also want to acknowledge those with fire in their heart and Ice in their veins…the players, coaches, volunteers and those who generously donated to the Strong Kids Campaign. 

Every day the dedicated YMCA of Moose Jaw staff and volunteers provide a safe and healthy gathering place for many individuals. Donations provide us with the opportunity to shoot and score by making an impact in the community and so many lives.  The impact is captured in the journey of every child, every individual and every family whose YMCA story is being written.  Donations allow us to practice winning every day!


Thank you Team Mosaic!


Angie Publicover

Funds Development Coordinator

(306) 692-0688 x 229




YMCA Recieves Generous Donation for YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - The YMCA of Moose Jaw kindly accepted a generous donation of $2,500 from RBC Foundation. "RBC is grateful to the YMCA of Moose Jaw for the special role they play in our community," shared RBC Regional Vice President Ed Kaulbach. "Every day the dedicated staff and volunteers provide a safe and healthy gathering place for countless individuals. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to support the YMCA through employee fundraising for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, participation in the Expresso Bike rally, and a donation from RBC Foundation."

This month the YMCA launched its annual Strong Kids Campaign. The Campaign runs throughout the year and all money raised goes directly to ensuring all families are provided with opportunity, support and access to programs and/or services no matter their financial situation.

Your gift to YMCA Strong Kids will give a family a strong, healthy start. Please go to www.ymcastrongkids.ca  and make your donation today.

Thank you Team RBC!

Angie Publicover                                                                                                                                            

YMCA of Moose Jaw

YMCA to Begin Strong Kids Month


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YMCA Celebrates Strong Kids Month


YMCA STRONG KIDS Campaign February 15th – March 15th, 2017

The YMCA will be launching our annual Strong Kids Campaign starting February 15th!

The Strong Kids Campaign financially assists local children, youth and families in utilizing YMCA programs and services – building self-esteem, self-confidence and developing healthy lifestyles in a safe, fun and positive environment.  This is so very important to us.

  • Only 15% of children in Saskatchewan receive adequate daily physical activity. Physical activity and literacy are incorporated into our programs to promote healthy habits that will serve them well into the future.

  • 1/3 of all Canadians report that they have no sense of community. The connection people make at the Y every day reduces social isolation.

At the Y, we believe that a family’s health should not be determined by the size of their bank account. Your donation will help Moose Jaw families access better health.

Sometimes a family just needs a helping hand. Your gift to YMCA Strong Kids will give a family a strong, healthy start. We have several events that will run throughout the Strong Kids Launch:

  • Join us at our Fairford location for Family Day on February 20th from 10 am – 12 pm when we open up our doors to the community.  All activities are free and donations are accepted.

  • Support a rider for the Expresso Rally. Ride. Raise by going to www.expresso.com/rallyforthey in the month of February, or donate at either of our fitness locations. Expresso will donate an additional $1,000 to the top team.

  • Pledge a child for the Move-A-Thon that will be held at each of our child-minding facilities. Salina, one of our Fitness Instructors, will ensure the kids have the opportunity to be active while exploring different movements and having a lot of fun!

  • Become a Face-to-Face volunteer Champion!  Our annual campaign is the cornerstone of our charitable mission and your participation will make certain that we turn nobody away for an inability to pay.

Give generously today.

For more information please contact:

 Angie Publicover

 Funds Development Coordinator at 306.692.0688 ext 229