YW Calgary | Community Updates | March 2019
YW in the Community
We are excited to share with you the latest news and updates about the YW Hub facility, opportunities for partnerships and community involvement. Read below to learn more!
The YW Hub facility is really coming together!

There is exciting progress taking place inside the building. Installation of the welcome space stairwell is underway – the metal has been installed and the concrete topper will be poured shortly. Over in transitional housing, flooring installation is ongoing in the 100 units and the south tower is nearly complete. Drywall installation, plumbing installation, painting, tiling and framing are all in progress.

Work on the exterior of the building is ongoing. Exterior insulation installation is now complete, as is the concrete walkway at the daycare entrance. All hardscaping is complete except for the main entrance area which will be completed in the spring, along with all landscaping. Work on planters at the front entrance has commenced.

For more information, contact
Carla a t clink@ywcalgary.ca.
Installation of the welcome
space stairwell is underway.
Community Spaces in the YW Hub
We are on track to bring a fitness centre with affordable memberships to the heart of Inglewood.

The YW Fitness Centre is intended for individuals 15 years of age and older who enjoy independent workouts. The space will be fully equipped with cardio machines, weights and functional areas for digital personal training – with the grand opening slated for October of this year. Stay tuned for more information on memberships, hours of operation and ways you can purchase your membership.

"Through the development of social enterprises, YW will bring people in, build a sense of community, create new revenue streams and contribute to an increase in social inclusion," says Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary. “When you purchase your fitness centre membership, you will be supporting women to thrive in a safe and equitable community."

Contact Amy, Community Hub Director, at aalexander@ywcalgary.ca .
Render of the YW Fitness Centre.
Render of the welcome space.
Be Part of the Transformation
Something you may not know about the Transformation Campaign is that it is also supporting a planned renovation for YW’s Sheriff King Home facility.

A new roof and new windows were desperately needed in this 30-year-old building that shelters women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Thanks to a grant from the Alberta Government, Phase I of this renovation is now complete, as announced on February 21, 2019.

We look forward to sharing details of our plans for additional renovations in the coming months. Please join us in helping to transform women’s lives by supporting YW’s Transformation Campaign.  

If you would like to learn more about the YW Transformation Campaign, email Barb, Campaign Engagement Director at bhiggins@ywcalgary.ca .
YW Sheriff King Home is a safe refuge for
women and their children.
YW 101
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize the achievements and goals of women in our community. Every day feels like International Women’s Day at YW Calgary, especially during the month of March thanks to individuals and groups who host fundraising events in support of YW Calgary and the women we support.

This March, you can support YW in a number of ways:

  • Passage Yoga is donating funds raised at specific classes held every Sunday during March to YW. Learn more here.

  • True Büch Kombucha and the Ace Class have partnered to release a women's month flavour of kombucha and are donating a portion of the profits to YW. Learn more here.

  • Shop in store at Indigo - Shepard Regional Centre on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 15% of your eligible purchase will be donated to YW. Learn more here.

For more information contact
Breanne at bpathuis@ywcalgary.ca .
Visit Passage Yoga this month and support YW.
Fill a growler of True B üch Kombucha's
women's month flavour and support YW.
YW Calgary

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