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Calgary man swims 300,000 laps in downtown pool

CALGARY – A well-known Calgary philanthropist hosted a giant pool party in downtown Calgary on Friday in celebration of a feat 23 years in the making. 136 more words


On This Day 1918: Concert at Connaught Hall by Soldiers raised funds for the YMCA

A YMCA memorial concert by Convalescent Soldiers from Shoreham Army camp successfully took place at Connaught Hall. Private W. G. Soole violin solos and Quarter-master-Sergeant J. 104 more words


day 132 - leak

This morning I ran on the treadmill.

As Kara Goucher told Runner’s World a while ago:

“Sometimes workouts go by quicker because the treadmill does the thinking for you,” Goucher says.

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What makes Jim Gray swim?

When Jim Gray slips into the pool at the Eau Claire YMCA early Thursday, it will be to complete a journey that began in 1992, when lifeguards challenged a group of early morning swimmers to swim the distance between Calgary and Vancouver. 1,800 more words

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YMCA receive overwhelming offers to help count Montreal's homeless

The YMCAs of Quebec says 800 people have responded to a call last made week for volunteers to help count Montreal’s homeless population.

The speed and size of the response far exceeded the organization’s expectations, according to Art Campbell, Director of Community Initiatives at the downtown YMCA and head of volunteer recruitment and training. 141 more words

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YMCA Students Travel to National YMCA Expo

Patrick Kenney
Managing Editor

Since 1951, when Thomas Sullivan brought the YMCA to Boston, the not-for-profit organization has remained a mainstay in American culture.

With the formation of the School for Christian Workers, which trained young men into becoming YMCA professionals, in 1885 (which eventually turned into Springfield College in 1954) Springfield has been home to the development of young YMCA leaders. 464 more words

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Minimum wage hike could affect after-school care prices

Hawaii’s minimum wage has been going up, but does that mean prices for everything else will go up too?

The minimum wage is currently $7.75 an hour, up 50 cents from just two months ago. 402 more words