From Jacqueline Lawrence – YMCA Acting Coordinator, Marketing and Communications| marketing et communications
It has been just over a year since the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region made the difficult decision to close its original Carlingwood Y on Lockhart Avenue. During that time, the Y has been actively exploring opportunities to return to the community.
The YMCA-YWCA is excited to share that it has been given an opportunity to lease a 23,500 sq. ft. space at the Carlingwood Mall. This space will be extensively renovated and will include strength training and aerobic conditioning equipment, group exercise classes, children’s recreational programs, a pool for leisure swims, aquafit classes, and children’s swim lessons, inviting social spaces and child minding services.
The plan is to develop a Carlingwood Mall YMCA that will provide a range of programs and services designed to meet the needs of the community. The Y wants to create a safe, inclusive place where children, youth, adults and families feel they belong.
But the Y needs help to make this a reality! If you want the Y back in Carlingwood, you can pre-register to become a member of the new Carlingwood Mall Y, and tell your friends, family and co-workers about the Y’s plans.
The YMCA-YWCA has 60 days – until September 30 – to pre-sell enough memberships to make the Carlingwood Mall Y a viable operation and to plan its opening date in January, 2014. The Y must remain committed to being responsible financial stewards while continuing to meet the needs of the community. If the YMCA-YWCA meets its target, it will move forward. If the Y is unable to reach its target, it will not be able to proceed.
To learn more, visit Y staff at the Carlingwood Mall (booth at main entrance #1 from August 1 to September 30), call 613-237-1320 ext. 2999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acting Coordinator, Marketing and Communications| marketing et communications