Welcome to the Christchurch YMCA
SISS Climbing Competition
The South Island Secondary Schools Climbing competition was held at the City Y last weekend.
Check out some great photos on the YMCA Christchurch Rock Climbing Facebook Page.
Squash Courts – City Y
The squash courts at the City YMCA have had an upgrade!
There have been a large number of court closures in Christchurch due to the earthquakes. Squash Canterbury have been successful in obtaining funding from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to upgrade the squash courts at the Hereford Street YMCA for public and club use.
Come in and try out the new look courts by phoning reception 3660689 for bookings. The YMCA is grateful to the CEAT and Squash Canterbury support for this project
Please be advised that from Wednesday 23 July contractors will finally be starting the final stage of exterior earthquake repairs/painting to our Accommodation building. We are very excited to get this underway after a long wait, and hope for it all to be finished within three months. This means that scaffolding and secure wrapping will be erected around the accommodation block, however daily operations and facilities will not be affected – business as usual!
The building is totally safe, and the work being undertaken is purely for aesthetics.
The contractors will be onsite Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5pm – we apologise in advance for any inconvenience, and will do our best to make this process as less disruptive as possible.
We currently have employment opportunities in Accommodation, Education and at Wainui Park camp, click here for more information and how to apply.
2014 YMCA Youth Talent Quest
Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2014 YMCA Youth Talent Quest!
Click here to find out more details of how to submit your audition.
The Live Final will be held at the Performing Arts Centre at Cashemere High School on Saturday 27 September.
July Health & Fitness Newsletter
Click here to read the latest Health & Fitness newsletter.
YMCA Adventure Centre – with the Roxx and Clip n Climb
From the 3 June the YMCA is taking over the Roxx and Clip n Climb! We would love to see you down there.
Please note that the climbing wall at the City Y is still open.
School Holiday Programmes
School holiday programmes open on Friday 30 May at 9am! Click here to take you to the online registration page, or pop into reception at either Bishopdale of the City Y and fill out an enrolment form. Two ski camps are also running these school holidays, so get in quick to book your place.
Opawa St Martins Plunket Toy Library
The Opawa St Martins Plunket Toy Library has recently relocated to the City Y, in squash court 6. Badly affected by the earthquakes, this is the 5th time the Toy Library has had to find a new home since September 2010. They are working with the council to eventually get back into their catchment area, but in the mean time they are able to continue operating for their members here at the Y!
They are open Friday morning 9:30am-11:30am, Saturday 9:30am-3pm and Tuesday evening 7pm-8:30pm. So pop in and check out their wonderful array of toys, DVDs, puzzles and games – and sign up!
YMCA Gymnastics Parties
We just want to remind you that we host gymnastics themed birthday parties at the Bishopdale Recreation Centre! So if you are looking for something different to keep your special birthday person and all their friends happy, look no further than the Y!! Phone 359 8320 now to make a booking.
- YMCA Gift Giving
Do 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: