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The YMCA Christchurch has big plans in process to convert our Stadium into something which makes a BIG difference for Christchurch and New Zealand.

Our city needs fresh and innovative things to see and do – and the Christchurch Y needs your support to help us get there!

For more information about how YOU can make a difference and to see our funding progress, click here.


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  •        2015 Youth Talent Quest

Auditions are NOW OPEN for the 2015 Youth Talent Quest!!

Click here to find out how.




June 2015

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  •         VACANCY – YMCA Wainui Park Camp Manager

If you are looking for a change of scenery and a job that challenges you, the Camp Manager of YMCA Wainui Park could be for you.

We are looking for an energetic person who has a passion for working with and developing the children, volunteers and staff who make Wainui Park camp the very special place it is.

For more information, click here.


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  •         2015 South Island Secondary Schools Climbing Competition

The 2015 South Island Secondary Schools Climbing Competition (SISSCC) is being held at the YMCA Adventure Centre on the weekend of 5-6 September 2015.

Registration opens on the 12 June 2015 and closes on 2 September 2015.

Click here for more information.



March 2015.

  •         Oi YOU! x YMCA

Oi YOU! x YMCA present SPECTRUM street art festival at the YMCA and on walls across the city of Christchurch,  New Zealand.

SPECTRUM is open 7 days a week 9.30am – 5.30pm until 10 May. Admission is FREE.

To explore all the great street art in Christchurch download the Street Wise walking tour App available at Play Store and iTunes.


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  •          $1m Grant from the Todd Foundation!

The Todd Foundation has announced that the YMCA Christchurch is the recipient of the Todd Foundation’s $1 million initiative project for children and youth in Christchurch!!

The Todd Foundation were looking to find a long-lasting project which will celebrate what is possible in the new Christchurch and will benefit children and/or youth as the city continues to rebuild and grow.

The $1m grant will go towards the creation of a Youth Art Place as part of our Museum of Street Art and Community Theatre stadium re-development at the end of the Spectrum Street Art Festival.

Read more here…


February 2015

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The Spectrum Street Art Festival was officially opened on Friday 13 February by the Minister for Culture & Heritage the Rt Hon Maggie Barry.

Spectrum is open to the public seven days a week from 9:30am to 5:30pm right through until the 10 May 2015 – and is free!

As well as the main exhibition in the city YMCA building in Hereford Street, several Big Walls around Christchurch are being painted by the featured artists – download the Street Wise app for Android and iPhone, or pick up a map from the city YMCA when you visit the exhibition.

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  •          PM John Key previews Spectrum20150212-JohnKeySPECTRUM-LukeShirlaw_TILT2

On Thursday 12 February John Key got a sneak peek inside the Sprectrum Street Art Festival…



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  •        YMCA Gift Giving

Camps WebDo you feel like you are going through the motions 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.





Click here to see the exciting events planned for 2014, including: