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Education and Training

Academic Supports

After-school Learning Adventures

After-school Learning Adventures offers school-aged students an opportunity to complete their homework with the help of a facilitator right after school. It is a fun and comfortable social...

Positive Discipline

During eight weekly sessions, this course provides a foundation for parents. It is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations, not just those that occur during challenging...

YOUth Brain and Train

The Eagle Ridge YOUth Centre is now offering a homework and exercise club for 9-14 year olds! Youth will get time to complete homework in a supportive environment and then have a chance to stay...

NEW - Literacy Learners 2

This program (formerly Book Club)is the follow-up to Literacy Learners 1 (it’s not a requirement, but it is, however, highly recommended). While exploring a chapter book, your child will...

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NEW - Literacy Learners 2 | William Lutsky
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Sat10:15am - 11:45amClassroom---Other Activities
NEW - Literacy Learners 1

Literacy learners 1, formerly known as Project LEAP. Literacy Learners 1 is designed for students in grades 4-6. This program provides literacy support while increasing a positive attitude towards...

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NEW - Literacy Learners 1 | William Lutsky
DaysTimeStartEndMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationAlso at This Time
Sat8:30am - 10:00amApr 30---$55.00$85.00Register NowOther Activities
NEW - Literacy Learners 1 | Castle Downs YMCA
DaysTimeStartEndMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationAlso at This Time
Sat9:00am - 10:30amJan 08---$58.00$83.00Register NowOther Activities
Sat11:00am - 12:30pmJan 08---$55.00$85.00Register NowOther Activities

Certifications

Instructor Certifications

First Aid Instructor

Standard First Aid and AEC Instructors/Examiners teach and evaluate first aid skills in both aquatic and non-aquatic environments. Candidates are required to present lesson topics and teach during...

First Aid Instructor | Don Wheaton

Fitness Instructor Course (FIC)

Would you like to help others with their health and wellness success? Become a YMCA Fitness Leader and share your love and passion for fitness, health and wellness. These fitness courses include all...

Lifesaving Instructor Course

Lifesaving instructors are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Fitness and Distinction...

Lifesaving Instructor Course | Bill Rees YMCA

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

This is a recertification course for LSI instructors.

Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification | Castle Downs YMCA

National Lifeguard Instructor Clinic

The National Lifeguard (NL) Instructor/ Examiner clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate NL courses. Candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue...

YMCA Swim Instructor

Lifesaving instructors are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction...

YMCA Swim Instructor | Jamie Platz

First Aid/CPR Certifications

CPR-C/AED Certification

CPR-C covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adults, children and infants including two-rescuer CPR skills. CPR-C includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED. CPR-C...

CPR-C/AED Certification | Don Wheaton

CPR-C/AED Certification | Castle Downs YMCA

CPR-C/AED Certification | Jamie Platz

CPR-C/AED Certification | William Lutsky

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal...

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED | Don Wheaton

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED | Westwood

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Recertification

This is a recertification course for Standard First Aid, CPR-C and AED. Participants must bring their current Standard First Aid Certificate to this course. Prerequisites: Must hold a current SFA...

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Recertification | Don Wheaton

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Recertification | Bill Rees YMCA

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Recertification | William Lutsky

Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Recertification | Westwood

Lifeguard Certifications

Aquatic Supervisor Training

The Lifesaving Society’s Aquatic Supervisor Deck Training Program provides further training in respect to the supervision of deck and front line staff. Course content includes topics such as...

Bronze Cross Original

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. This course is the prerequisite for all...

Bronze Cross Original | Castle Downs YMCA

Bronze Cross Recertification

This is a recertification course for Lifesavers who currently hold or have held a Bronze Cross award. This is the prerequisite for all advanced-training programs including the National Lifeguard and...

Bronze Cross Recertification | Jamie Platz

Bronze Cross Recertification | William Lutsky

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Original

The Bronze Medallion course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn...

Bronze Medallion Original

The Bronze Medallion course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn...

Bronze Medallion Original | Castle Downs YMCA

Bronze Star Original

The Bronze Star course is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making...

Bronze Star Original | Castle Downs YMCA

Bronze Star Original | Jamie Platz

National Lifeguard Course Original

The NL program develops basic lifeguarding skills,principles, and the decision-making process tohelp lifeguards evaluate and adapt to differentaquatic facilities and emergencies. It is a...

NL/AEC/O2 Original

The NL program develops basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and the decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. It is a minimum...

NL/AEC/O2 Recertification

This is a recertification course for National Lifeguard (NL–Pool), Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC), CPR-C, AED and Oxygen (O2). This course may not be separated into parts - participants must...

NL/AEC/O2 Recertification | Westwood

NL/AEC/O2 Recertification | Jamie Platz

NL/AEC/O2 Recertification | William Lutsky

Child & Family Development

After-school Learning Adventures - HFA

After-school Learning Adventures offers school aged children an opportunity to complete their homework and engage in other literacy, numeracy, and physical literacy games with the help of a...

Arts and Crafts

Encourage your little budding artists’ creativity through theme-based classes that include painting, drawing, cutting and pasting. During the session, classes may also include stories and...

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Arts and Crafts | Westwood
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Mon6:00pm - 7:00pmClassroom 3---Other Activities
Arts and Crafts | Eagle Ridge Community Centre
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Thu9:30am - 10:30amSmall Multipurpose Room ---Other Activities
Creative Arts (6-7yrs)

Get creative! This program includes workshops in everything from visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film and photography.  

Creative Arts (8-9yrs)

Get creative! This program includes workshops in everything from visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film and photography.  

Family Play – Parented

A drop in play group program for parents, infants and pre-school aged children. Activities include a coloring, crafts, parachute games, bouncy castle, dress up, obstacle courses and an imagination...

Fort McMurray Chess Club

Contact Jina Burns, President, Fort McMurray Chess Club for details and schedules. 780-790-1008 or fmchessclub@hotmail.com.

Fun Factory – Playschool (3–5yrs)

(September – June) A great YMCA Play to Learn playschool program that encourages children to develop their creativity, imagination, social skills and movement through a variety of activities....

Fun Factory – Playschool (3–5yrs) | Castle Downs YMCA

Fun Factory – Playschool (3–5yrs) | Jamie Platz

Fun Factory – Playschool (3–5yrs) | William Lutsky

Fun Factory – Playschool (4–5yrs)

(September – June) A great YMCA Play to Learn playschool program for children 4–5 years of age and entering Kindergarten the following year. This preschool program focuses on developing...

Fun Factory – Playschool (4–5yrs) | Castle Downs YMCA

Fun Factory – Playschool (4–5yrs) | William Lutsky

Gym and Crafts

Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness,...

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Gym and Crafts | Eagle Ridge Community Centre
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Mon, Wed, Fri8:30am - 12:00pmLarge Multipurpose Room---Other Activities
Gym and Crafts | Westwood
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Tue1:00pm - 4:00pmMultipurpose Room---Other Activities
Jr. Nature Agents

Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and...

Positively Scientific

Find out how things work, make a mess or just learn something new. We’ll explore biology, chemistry and physics in a child-friendly manner. Let us help your child become a budding Einstein.

Preschool Gym (0-6)

Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as her or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness,...

Science Explorers

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...

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Science Explorers | Westwood
DaysTimeStartEndMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationAlso at This Time
Thu6:00pm - 7:00pmSep 11---See membershipSee membership Centre RegistrationOther Activities
Silly Science

Silly Science is geared for active and curious preschoolers. If your child has a passion for exploring and experimenting, they’ll have an outstanding time exploring the silly side of science....

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Silly Science | Castle Downs YMCA
DaysTimeStartEndMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationAlso at This Time
Thu4:00pm - 4:45pmJan 30---$45.00$85.00Register NowOther Activities
Song and Dance - Parented

Encourage your child’s exploration of music through lively songs, rhythm and sounds. Your toddler’s experience will be further enhanced by dance, movement, and fun games to develop body...

Sports and Games

Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skill development. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and...

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Sports and Games | Westwood
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Tue, Thu6:00pm - 7:00pmClassroom---Other Activities
Story Time - Parented

Develop your child’s love of stories through our interactive story telling program. Participants will enjoy stories, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhymes.

Support 4 Kids Playgroup – Parented

A playgroup specifically designed for parents and children with special needs and exceptionalities. Coffee, juice and light snacks provided.

The Hub Family Support Program – Parented

The YMCA and The HUB Family Resource Centre are working together to expand programming for families and children in the Thickwood area by offering this program. This programprovides a safe...

Toddler Time – Parented

The YMCA is proud to provide a positive and fun environment where children can play and parents can socialize together.

Y Chefs - Youth

Y Chefs (Youth) is designed to help teach healthy eating habits and provide high levels of nutrition following Canada's Food Guide. Youth will cook the food on site as their 'after...

Y Preschool (3–5yrs)

A great YMCA Play to Learn playschool program that encourages children to develop their creativity, imagination, social skills and movement through a variety of activities.

Positive Discipline

During eight weekly sessions, this course provides a foundation for parents. It is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations, not just those that occur during challenging...

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Positive Discipline | YMCA Welcome Village
DaysTimeStartEndMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationAlso at This Time
Tue5:30pm - 7:30pmApr 032018-05-22FREEFREERegister NowOther Activities
NEW - YMCA Purposeful Play Preschool

The YMCA is adding in a new Preschool Program to replace Fun Factory in September 2018. The new program will include a new curriculum created by an education expert. The focus of this new Preschool...

Drop-In Creative Arts (8-12yrs)

Get creative! This program includes workshops in everything from visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film and photography.  

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Drop-In Creative Arts (8-12yrs) | Westwood
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Mon6:00pm - 7:00pmClassroom 3---Other Activities
Drop-In Creative Arts (8-12yrs) | Eagle Ridge Community Centre
DaysTimeRoomFeesAlso at This Time
Tue6:00pm - 7:00pmSmall Multipurpose Room ---Other Activities
Science Explorers (6-7yrs)

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...

Science Explorers (8-9yrs)

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...