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December Health & Fitness Newsletter
Click here to read the latest Health & Fitness newsletter. Please note that our opening hours over the Christmas/New Year period are different for Bishopdale, click here for the changed times. The group fitness timetable for this time is also out now, click here to take you to the Group Exercise page where you can then view the festive timetable.
- YMCA Gift Giving
Do you feel like you are going through the motions at Christmas time, buying unappreciated gifts for family and friends? How about making a meaningful gift for a disadvantaged student, a child in need or an adult living with an intellectual disability instead?
By making a donation of $25, $50 or $100 in the name of a friend or family member, you can choose one of four community programmes to support on their behalf, and you will receive a gift card to send to them. The card will tell them a donation has been made on their behalf and there is room inside for you to write your own personal message.
Click here for more information and to purchase online, or pop into the City Y or Bishopdale Recreation Centre to pick one up there. One card per donation.
- Carols by Candlelight
It is now that time of year again, where we are so busy with the bustle and hustle with the build up to Christmas. Carols by Candlelight, which is held on Christmas Eve, is the perfect opportunity to take some time out and remember what is most important to us.
Join us in Latimer Square from 9pm to 10pm as we celebrate family and family values in a way which is true to the traditional Christmas. Click here for more information about this event.
Typhoon Haiyan – Relief Collection
We all remember what it was like when our city suffered nearly three years ago at the hands of Mother Nature. Now the YMCAs in the Philippines are experiencing terrible hardship of which we here can only imagine.
We are appealing for donations to help offer financial aid. The YMCA of Christchurch has pledged to double the total donations we receive from our staff, volunteers, members, participants and donors – to send to the YMCA of Philippines.
Donation boxes are at reception at Bishopdale and the City Y, or if you want to donate online click here and put Philippines Relief in the comments box.
Summer School Holiday Programmes Open NOW!
Get online now to book your young people onto one of our fabulous school holiday programmes or Y Camps. Click here for more information or pop into the Y for a manual registration form.
New Spin Fleet
Come and try out the lovely new Kaiser spin fleet at the City Y, they are ready and waiting!
Check out the Youth Talent Quest page to see a promo video put together by the South and Mid Canterbury YMCA social enterprise Gives Way Media, from this year’s event.
Photos from the event can be seen here….
Purchase of The Roxx Climbing Centre!
The YMCA of Christchurch is excited to announce their purchase of The Roxx Climbing Centre which includes an extensive climbing wall, bouldering wall and the extremely popular Clip ‘N Climb.
The decision to purchase has been influenced by the YMCA’s desire to extend their reach into the community through provision of quality recreational and outdoor education experiences – particularly for young people. The Roxx centre is a high class facility which attracts tens of thousands of climbers each year. Importantly for the YMCA, many of these climbers are ‘first timers’ – young children who are looking for something active, challenging and different as a physical pursuit outside of the usual mainstream sports.
Read more here…
Click here to see the exciting events planned for 2013, including: