In The Community

ONE DAY. HUGE IMPACT. Why you are the reason Cycle for Strong Kids is a success!

We would like to thank you for your generous donation to our 12th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids fundraising event.

Your gesture of kindness brought significant impact to the success of the day, offering the community another avenue to support the YCMA by way of silent auction.

This is the largest community fundraiser for the YMCA of Okanagan.

100% of funds raised stay in our community and go to help local children, youth and families in need of assistance to access the YMCA via membership or programs.

These donations also ensure critical programs and resources are provided to address some of our communities most pressing issues,

including inactivity, isolation and poverty. 1 in 4 children require financial assistance to access YMCA programs, including adequate and nurturing childcare.

In 2017, thanks to 1,360 incredible donors, $480,000 in financial assistance was awarded to 3,692 people who otherwise

would not have been able to participate in YMCA programs that help build a strong, healthy community.

With your gift to our silent auction, Cycle for Strong Kids 2018 raised just over $85,000!

We are already looking forward to Cycle for Strong Kids in 2019.

With Gratitude,


Margo Buckley, CFRE

Fund Development Coordinator


Thank you so much for supporting the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Your involvement kept this event right on PAR! The golf tournament was a HUGE success because of your generosity, hosting 144 golfers at a world-class course and engaging all local media.

All proceeds from the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will go to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. 100% of every dollar raised stays local and supports children and families living in the Okanagan. By being a part of the day, you have helped to ensure hundreds of underprivileged and vulnerable children and families can access YMCA programs such as child care, day camps, aquatics, employment readiness and before & after school enrichment programs. Not bad for a Monday!

With your donation, the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament collectively raised $60,000!!!

YOU helped make this possible.

And please – save the date. The 2019 Charity Golf Tournament will take place on July 22, 2019. You will be given the first opportunity to return as a player and/or a sponsor! We will be in touch this fall to confirm your involvement.

On behalf of the Tournament Committee and the YMCA of Okanagan, THANK YOU again for your support.


Alli McNeill & John Weisbeck, Co-Chairs

Linda Berger, Caron Capozzi, Marshall Peters, Steve Pavelich & Bruce Walker; Committee Members

Our 7th annual PUSH to End Homelessness is in the books, and we’re pleased to report it was a great success!

We had 17 teams PUSH their way around downtown Kelowna, winding up with a BBQ and music in Kerry Park. Along the way, they went dumpster-diving, built a sandcastle, served up ping-pong balls, moved marshmallows, and more! Between team fundraising, sponsorship's, and donations, we raised almost $17,000 to support Inn From The Cold and their programs.

The PUSH is all about the challenges, and they can’t happen without partner locations. We’re so grateful for your help! The support from the Train Station team has been stellar - so helpful and supportive, from the initial contact to event day.

Thank you once again, and please share our appreciation with your team.


Lisa Wakefield

Emma Wakefield

on behalf of the PUSH to End Homelessness