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Programs

Family Supports

Grande Prairie Family Supports

Family Ties

Family Ties is a voluntary, early intervention program provides support to families with children 6-17 years old to strengthen family functioning. Parents are supported to create a nurturing and safe...

Housing Supports

Grande Prairie Housing Supports

YMCA Permanent Supportive Housing Services

The YMCA of Northern Alberta began offering two Housing First services in Grande Prairie in collaboration with the Grande Prairie Municipality and other Housing First service providers in the...

Centralized Assessment, Prevention & Diversion

The focus of Centralized Intake and Assessment is working with the community Housing First delivery agencies to ensure a comprehensive and timely response to people who seek housing supports and...

Education and Training

Academic Supports

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...

Certifications

Instructor Certifications

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

This is a recertification course for LSI instructors.

Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.

Lifeguard Certifications

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...

Child & Family Development

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...

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,...

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,...

Parachute Games - Parented

Join us in the studio for a selection of fun and exciting parachute games. Each week will feature some new games, as well as some regular crowd favorites.

Play Time

This is a great opportunity for parents, caregivers, or grandparents to drop in and enjoy social time with their children and other adults. Our Play Time room offers a comfortable and secure play...

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.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Afterschool Learning Adventure

Afterschool Learning Adventure 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...

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.

Employment Services

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap - BTG Grande Prairie

Bridging the Gap is a 16-week employment readiness program which enhances the skills of young job-seeking Albertans through a combination of an intensive 240-hour training program as well as an...

Health, Fitness & Aquatics

Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Bobbers

Gaining comfort in the water, blowing bubbles with gradual facial immersion, front and back floats with assistance.

Adult

Adults will progress at their own pace without the pressure of completing levels within the typical lesson structure and time frame. Core Skills at a Glance: This program is designed to establish...

Teen

This program is designed for teens who want to improve their swimming abilities and lifesaving skills. Participants have the option of completing the YMCA Learn to Swim program.

Aquatic Fitness

Aqua – Baby and Me

This interactive aqua fitness class is designed specifically for parents and babies. It is a great opportunity for Moms or Dads to reintroduce exercise into their new routine while enjoying quality...

Youth Triathlon

A Triathlon combines three sports: swimming, biking and running. Are you interested in learning more about Triathlons and the training behind the sport? In this program, you’ll have the chance...

Swim Clubs

Junior Lifeguard Club

A program for all youth interested in active living and having serious fun. JLC members are encouraged to develop skills based on personal bests in swimming, lifesaving, fitness, knowledge,...

YMCA Swim Club

Take your swim skill to the next level with the YMCA Swim Club. This club experience will help swimmers build self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship and a strong sense of team. Our coaches will work...

Food & Nutrition

Kids Can Cook+

Your child will bring out their inner chef with weekly cooking sessions where kids get to take home what they cook. They will explore food through fun while learning basic cooking skills. Please...

Lil' Chefs

Children will enjoy preparing and tasting a variety of simple recipes along with stories, crafts and simple kitchen skills.

Make it Vegetarian

Not a big meat eater? Trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Make it Vegetarian will give you great meal concepts that will inspire your meatless dishes. This class includes discussions on protein...

Mexican Meals

Do you like your food hot and spicy? This is the class for you! Come out and learn about different types of chili powders, how to make a mouthwatering dish of rice, beans, and ham, and how to make...

Cooking with Dad

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending time cooking with Dad? In this class, you’ll make a delicious and child-friendly three-course meal, with an appetizer, main...

Group Fitness

Martial Arts

Self-Defence

Learn self-defence skills in a safe and engaging environment.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do provides aerobic exercise and improves flexibility, concentration, and overall well-being. Participants will develop fitness, confidence, and self-defence skills in this program led by...

Tai Chi

A registered Tai Chi Program. Mediation andmartial arts based format will help improverange of motion, balance, flexibility, breathing,and the mind/body connection. Increase bonedensity, strength,...

Yoga, Mind & Body

Yoga – Flow

An energizing yoga practice matching breath with movement. Postures build muscular and core strength, balance and stamina .

Yoga – Restorative

Typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds,...

Yoga for Back Health

A yoga program for those who want to strengthen their back or those dealing with chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Poses are specifically designed to increase...

Dance Fitness

Zumba Kids®

The Zumba Kids® program is a version of the Zumba® program designed for children. It is a high-energy class packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music. Zumba Kids®...

Zumba Kids® Jr.

The Zumba Kids® Jr. program is a version of the Zumba® program designed for young children. It is a high-energy class packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music. Zumba...

Cycle Fitness

Cyclefit – Level 2

Join us for a new class designed especially for the active older adult and those just beginning to exercise. This class builds on skills learned in Level 1 and utilizes various drills such as hills,...

Boot Camps & HIIT

Cardio and Strength – Westwood

Kettlebell / Cardio / Strength / Intervals / Yoga and Nutrition. Every class starts with a run – 30 minutes or 5 KM, whichever comes first – outdoors on the track, rain or shine. (Option...

Strength & Cardio

TRX – Level 2

This drop-in program utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer to deliver a total-body workout regardless of age and fitness level. If you want to perform and look your best, TRX is the perfect tool for...

Women’s Only Fitness

Participate in fitness classes designed for and taught by women in a women-only environment. This program will offer women the opportunity to work out, meet, and socialize with other women. This...

Therapeutic/Health Management

Break Through

This class introduces muscle, bone, and ligament strengthening exercises designed specifically for those with arthritis or osteoporosis.

Stretch and Mobility

A Group Exercise class that focuses on increasingmobility in specific problem areas including hips,ankles and shoulders as well as learn how tostabilize muscle groups in the core. With a...

Sports & Recreation

Adult & Youth

3 X 3 Youth Basketball League

This 3 X 3 hybrid program/league is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta, providing youth with an introduction to basketball league play in a fun and semi-competitive environment. Skill...

Active Y Youth (9-15yrs)

Through a variety of activities and games, Active Y Youth offers children and youth a chance to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This program includes cardiovascular and muscle conditioning,...

Badminton Club (Grades 7–12)

Recreation-based sport club to improve physical literacy and badminton skills while introducing team strategy concepts and rules of badminton. The program will focus on both doubles and singles play...

Boxing

Add a punch to your workout! A variety of boxing-specific drills will be introduced to improve your power, agility, and endurance. This explosive workout is challenging and exciting at the same time.

Cricket

Drop-in format cricket for local cricket players who otherwise do not have a place to practise during the winter months. Cricket is similar to American Baseball; innings are made with each team...

Drop-In Basketball

Recreational basketball for players of all levels. Public must pay a drop-in fee each time they play. Recreational floor hockey for players of all levels. Please provide your own helmet and note that...

Youth Boxing

Youth boxing is a non-competitive, non-contact program. Work out like a champ! Experience specialized boxing techniques and learn specific skills to gain strength and agility while getting a...

Youth Floor Hockey

A recreational drop-in program to develop basic skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of floor hockey. Games will reflect a recreational league-style play.

Youth Soccer

A recreational drop-in program to develop basic skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. Games will reflect a recreational league-style play.

Youth Sport (13-17yrs)

A drop-in sports program designed to provide youth with the opportunity to engage in a variety of team sports including basketball and soccer.  No experience necessary, this program is for everyone!

Child

Active Y Kids

Through a variety of activities and fun games Active Y Kids offers a chance for children to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This program incorporates cardiovascular exercise and muscle...

Atomic Volleyball

This is a partnership program with the Volleyball Alberta Association providing children with an introduction to volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill development will be based...

Badminton Club (9–12yrs)

Recreation-based sport club to improve physical literacy and badminton skills while introducing team strategy concepts and rules of badminton. The program will focus on both doubles and singles play...

Creative Arts

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

Family Play

Fun for the whole family! Join us on Saturday mornings for our Family Play drop-in. Activities include crafts, games, parachute, bouncey castle, video games, air hockey, ping pong, fooseball and...

Floor Hockey (9–12yrs)

A recreation-based sport course to develop physical literacy, basic skills and introduce some team strategy concepts and rules of floor hockey. The program will focus on team and individual skills:...

Indoor Soccer (8-9yrs)

Explore the popular sport of soccer within the YMCA learning environment. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and dribble your way through this fun filled program.

Night at the Y (6–9yrs)

Do you want a night out without the kids? The YMCA has you covered - bring your kids to the YMCA for an evening of supervised fun while you have some time to yourself. Activities include swimming,...

Original Y Sports

This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta and Volleyball Alberta providing children with an introduction to basketball and volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill...

Soccer (9–12yrs)

A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking,...

Sports of All Sorts

Calling all sportsters! Participants will practice physical literacy skills in sport-based games. Sports of all Sorts will focus on sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more! This is a...

Steve Nash Youth Basketball – SNYB (9–12yrs)

Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This is a partnership program with...

Preschool

All Sorts of Play

Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child. This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a...

All Sorts of Sports

Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child. This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a...

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...

Jr. NBA

This program is run by BasketballAlberta right at your local YMCA!The Jr. NBA provides an entry level basketball program foryoung children in a fun and active learning environment. Programwill...

Jr. Sportball – Parented

This 30-minute parented program is the perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents explore different sport skills through creative games. A different sport will be introduced each week....

Lil' Sportsters

Develop physical literacy skills with sport based games. Lil’ Sportsters is a chance to introduce your child to the fun, friend-building world of team sports in this one day a week version of...

Mighty Munchkins

This is an active program that focuses on developing your child’s balance, coordination, creative movement and gross motor skills. Preschoolers are engaged with a variety of different...

Night at the Y (3–5yrs)

Do you want a night out without the kids? The YMCA has you covered - bring your kids to the YMCA for an evening of supervised fun while you have some time to yourself. Activities include swimming,...

Preschool Dance

Explore movement and music through creative dance. This program aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing movement confidence, coordination, body awareness, and confidence in a fun...

Sportball – Parented

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Sportball (3–5yrs)

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Sportball (5–7yrs)

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Youth Supports

Youth Transition Programs

Virtual Y - Beyond the Bell

Virtual Y is an afterschool literacy program delivered through the YMCA within the community of Grande Prairie. The purpose of the program is to create an environment in which children can feel safe,...

Youth Social Activities

Youth Night

Lots of activities, and games every Friday, from art projects, to active gym games, and movies. The perfect place to hang out and relax with friends!

Youth Leadership

Leader-in-Training (LIT)

Have fun, make friends and prepare for the real world! Make friends, learn valuable skills and prepare for the real world by joining the Leader-in-Training (LIT) program, a ten-month program for...