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Upcoming Events

Annual Events 


Upcoming Events

Christmas Door Competition
December 4 - 20
Your YMCA staff decorating doors for a friendly competition, judged by you! Vote for as many doors as you like, as many times as you like. Votes are $1.00 at our Welcome Desk and support our assisted membership program. All fundraising ensures people of all ages move beyond financial barriers to empower themselves and improve their lives through our programs and services. 

Breakfast with Santa
December 22, 9 - 10:30 AM

Member: $3/person | Public: Family Day Pass
Santa's visiting the Y and serving up breakfast for all to enjoy! The festivities also include holiday themed crafts and activities. A great family event for the holidays!

New Year's Eve Family Celebration
December 31, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
The Owen Sound New Year's Eve Family Celebration is held at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. Admission is by donation. The City's annual New Year's Eve Family Celebration is the best way for families with children 12 & under to celebrate the New Year. In partnership with the YMCA, this alcohol-free extravaganza features lots of activities & fun! Click here to see the schedule and more details >>

Health Workshops
Optimizing Your Health & Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles Workshops are ongoing and range in topics offering individuals a great learning experience! Click here to see details and upcoming dates >>

Kids Safety Workshops
Free for Members | Public: Day Pass
Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:15 PM to learn about various safety related topics for kids! Age groups are specified based on topic. 

Next Workshop:
Cyber Safety (8-13 yrs)
Wednesday, December 12, 4:15 PM
During this workshop, students will discuss online experiences, rules to follow when online, and identify safe choices regarding social networking. Emphasis is on staying safe in cyberspace, on gaming sites, how to determine true friends in the social networking world, and protecting one’s identity when using social media. Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month for more kids safety topics! 

Swim Stroke Correction Workshop
Free for Members | Public: Day Pass
The 1st Monday of Every Month, 6:30 PM, our Instructors will help you improve and refine your technique. Tell our Instructor which stroke you’d like to work on and he or she will evaluate your stroke, give you tips and use drills to help you improve. Must be in ‘Swimmer’ level and up. Suitable for children taking swim lessons who could benefit from additional practice, or anyone wanting to become a more efficient swimmer. All ages welcome!

To register for our upcoming workshops and events visit our Welcome Desk or call 519-376-0484 ext. 0!


Annual Events at your YMCA 

Partner Days

Every few months residents of Owen Sound and Georgian Bluffs enjoy free access to the YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility in thanks for the community's help developing our amazing building. Enjoy a swim, try one of the regularly scheduled fitness classes, play in the gym with your family and more - all for free. Next Partner Day: Sunday, February 3, 2018


Family Day: Monday, February 18, 2019

Drop in for free family activities at the YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility!


YMCA Peace Week: November 17 - 24, 2018

The Y is dedicated to building healthy communities - and peace is fundamental to strong, happy and healthy communities.  During Peace Week, YMCAs across the country promote ways we can build peace, and highlight the peace-building work that happens all year round, both inside and outside the YMCA.  The YMCA Peace Medal is awarded to people from coast to coast who have been engaged in work promoting peace in their communities. At our YMCA the Medal is awarded in a ceremony during Peace Week. 


YMCA Healthy Kids Day:  Sunday, April 28, 2019

Come to the Y and celebrate our national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It’s a FREE event for everyone in the community. 


Annual General Meeting: 2019 TBA

Join us and hear what your YMCA has accomplished over the past year.  Our AGM is a great opportunity to meet Board members and senior staff, see what's been planned for the future of your organization and get an understanding of the achievements that drive us forward.