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Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run! This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course. We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, […]

Exercising for Older Women: How Often?!

The first question most sedentary clients have when considering beginning an exercise program is, “How much do I have to do to get results?” Those who have been sedentary for long periods of time may not intrinsically enjoy physical activity, therefore may not be driven to exercise for reasons of pleasure and enjoyment. Other reasons […]

Yoga For Cancer

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. The healing power of yoga helps both cancer patients and cancer survivors. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a […]

Fitness on 25th Story: Jason and Janice

Janice and Jason are two of our wonderful members. From the first time I saw them, I was so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Watching them work out was a true motivation for me when I was supposed to work out after a long day at work. Since January 2017, Janice has lost […]

Fight the Challenge of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are an increasing global epidemic. Chronic diseases kill 36 million people per year and are the leading cause of death globally. In Canada, 67% of all deaths per year are caused by four major chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases. Three out of five Canadians aged […]

The Pyramid of Health: Exercise, Healthy Diet and Rest

Regular exercise and the consumption of a healthy diet together with having enough rest are the main three components of health which can lead you to a host of benefits, including increased energy, happiness, and even a long life. The three components of health are pivotal to determining a person’s overall health, and making them […]

Call for Applications: YWCA Saskatoon Board of Directors

YWCA Saskatoon is currently accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors advances the mission of YWCA Saskatoon and fosters its continued success. Its role includes fiduciary responsibility, governance, stakeholder communications, oversight of business, and support for fundraising. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to self-identify as under 30 years of […]

It’s International Mud Day Today

  Mud. It seems like a nuisance, doesn’t it? As soon as it rains, mud is everywhere, and it literally gets all over everything. There are definitely no benefits this slippery, sticky dirty substance could offer, right? Wrong. And the creators of International Mud Day are out to prove it! After all, mud is quintessential […]

July 26 YWCA Paint Nite Fundraiser

Our parent advisory committee for the YWCA Child Development Centre is organizing a Paint Nite on Wednesday, July 26. Paint Nite “Peaceful Beach Afternoon” Wednesday, July 26 7:00pm Hudsons Canada’s Pub Must be 19+ years of age to attend. Tickets are $45. Visit PaintNite.com to register online by July 11. All funds raised will support the music […]

Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

A big thank you to all the Early Childhood Educators at the YWCA Child Development Centre. You go above and beyond to make sure the children in your care have a happy, positive, and fun-filled day. Your dedication to make it all work is commendable and greatly appreciated. You do your job with such ease […]