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On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, we held our 111th Annual General Meeting. We were pleased to gather with friends, colleagues, and community partners to celebrate the impact the YMCA of Northern Alberta is having on communities in Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grande Prairie, and Red Deer.

At this year's AGM, we highlighted all of the ways our organization is strengthening our communities — from our health, fitness, and aquatics centres, to our youth programs, employment and housing supports, food and nutrition education, newcomer services and more, the YMCA is an organization that is working to improve all aspects of our communities. In a time where loneliness and social isolation are more prevalent and destructive to community than ever before, the YMCA of Northern Alberta continues to provide a reliable and welcoming place where everyone can find social connection and a sense of belonging.

That social connection and sense of belonging was strongly felt in the room at our AGM, and we were proud to share the details of the true impact we're having on people here in northern Alberta.

In addition to the evening being our Annual General meeting with an audience of voting members, we also took the time to present this year's Bill Rees Volunteer Awards to an inspiring group of individuals. They are truly making a difference in their community, and we are more grateful to them than they know.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Bill Rees Volunteer Awards:

Volunteers of the Year
Jan Haak – Jamie Platz Family YMCA
Mike Stewart – Don Wheaton Family YMCA

Program and Service Volunteers
Pooja Kansara – Westwood Family YMCA
Aaron Bailey – YMCA Ellwood Child Care
Lasha Bauer – Castle Downs Family YMCA
Cathy Wong – Don Wheaton Family YMCA
Mark Cullen – Jamie Platz Family YMCA
Gary Kay – William Lutsky Family YMCA

Youth Volunteers
Maria Munroe – Westwood Family YMCA
Fantasy Tiedemann – Jamie Platz Family YMCA
Deanna Fisher – Castle Downs Family YMCA

Spirit Volunteer
Ray Govindasamy – Castle Downs Family YMCA

Policy Volunteer
Dale Beesley – Board of Directors

Annual Report
Download the 2018 Annual Report  - (PDF)
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