YMCA of Northern Alberta returns to Red Deer

We are excited to announce that we are returning to Red Deer after two decades to lease and operate the Northside Community Centre!

For 111 years, YMCA of Northern Alberta has been dedicated to nurturing the potential of children, youth, and families, while promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility in its communities. The programs offered at the Northside Community Centre will reflect those goals, and will enhance the lives of Red Deerians.

"It is an immense honour to have this opportunity to serve and support Red Deer’s families and communities," said YMCA of Northern Alberta president and CEO, Nick Parkinson. "The YMCA of Northern Alberta looks forward to working with residents and community groups to offer programs, services, and an approach that is inclusive to all and fosters a sense of well-being within the community."

We first approached the City of Red Deer this past spring with an interest in serving the people of Red Deer through operating the Northside Community Centre. Over the summer, Red Deer's City Administration explored this operating model, and eventually we negotiated an agreement.

This partnership is an ideal fit, as the City of Red Deer and the YMCA are aligned in their focus. Both want to see strong and healthy communities where all people are included and can thrive. And both want to provide the Red Deer community with exceptional health and wellness opportunities. Watch for more updates as construction on the facility continues!

YMCA-operated Northside Community Centre set to open in Red Deer July 2019!


New Red Deer Community Centre Conceptual Drawings


New Red Deer Community Centre Current Construction


Northside Community Centre

View Larger Map Taylor Drive & 77 Street
Red Deer, AB T4P 3E9
Phone: 866-421-9622
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