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  • COVID - Facility Update

    COVID-19 Facility Update:

    The Frank Rudderham YMCA and Membertou YMCA branches will be closed as of Wednesday April 27th for the next 2 weeks as required by Nova Scotia Health.

    Our YMCA Early Learning Centre located at 399 Charlotte Street will remain opened. New COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

    I will be providing additional updates to staff as soon as possible.

    Stay Safe Everyone,

    Darryl


  • Provincial health regulation update

    Effective Tuesday morning, we've adjusted our group fitness class sizes, pool capacity, recreation sport and wellness center capacity to ensure compliance with recently announced changes to provincial health regulations.
  • COVID - Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre Update

    COVID-19 EXPOSURE AT MEMBERTOU SPORT AND WELLNESS CENTRE
    *** Updated Sunday April 25th at 5:00 PM ***

    On Saturday, Nova Scotia Public Health identified the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre as a potential exposure site for COVID-19.

    An individual who has now tested positive for COVID-19 was in the arena facility Saturday April 17, 2021, and Sunday April 18, 2021.

    During Sunday's COVID-19 update with Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang, it was announced that the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre exposure is now classified as HIGH RISK.

    Public Health has since confirmed that the risk to YMCA Members who visited the Membertou branch during the specified hours remains MODERATE since the individual who tested positive did not enter the YMCA branch.

    Accordingly if you were in the YMCA AREA of the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre during the following dates and times, it is mandatory for you to isolate until receiving a negative test result:
    • SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2021 – BETWEEN THE TIMES OF 6:15 P.M – 1O P.M.
    • SUNDAY APRIL 18, 2021 – BETWEEN THE TIMES OF 12:45 P.M – 5:15 P.M.

    Both the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre and the YMCA Membertou Branch will remain closed until further notice.

    All other YMCA programs and services will continue to operate.
  • Pre-Registration Required for All Open Recreation Programs / Updated Capacity Limits

    Pre-Registration Required for All Open Recreation Programs / Updated Capacity Limits
    (Open Gym, Adult Basketball, Pickleball, Badminton)

    With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Health Zone, The YMCA is introducing several changes to how we operate our open recreation programs.

    Effective Sunday April 24th, all participants in open recreation programs will be required to pre-register and reserve a space at: https://ymcaofcapebreton.punchpass.com.

    Bookings can also be made by calling Membership Services at 902-562-9622 x 1.

    Bookings are accepted 24 hours in advance.
    In addition, the following capacity limits are being introduced:

    • Pickleball - maximum 15 participants per session
    • Badminton - maximum 15 participants per session
    • Open Gym / Youth Open Gym – A maximum of 5 participants from the same “close social group” per half court per session. One individual per group should reserve the session online. Up to 4 additional participants may attend the session and will be required to sign-in upon arrival.
    • Adult Basketball - A maximum of 5 participants from the same “close social group” per half court per session. One individual per group should reserve the session online. Up to 4 additional participants may attend the session and will be required to sign-in upon arrival.

    To learn more about “close social groups” visit https://novascotia.ca/coron.../restrictions-and-guidance/....

    All participants are required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines while not engaged in active play.

    All other programs at the Frank Rudderham branch will continue to operate with standard masking and physical distancing protocols in place.

    The YMCA will continue to monitor this situation and will follow the direction of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
  • COVID - Facility Update (Membertou)

    COVID-19 Facility Update:
    Earlier today, The Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre made the decision to close this weekend to conduct a deep clean of their facility.
    As a result the Membertou YMCA Branch will be closed Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25.
    We will re-evaluate Sunday April 25th with the plan to re-open on Monday.
    Please note that all programs at the Frank Rudderham Branch remain open.
  • Spring News Letter

    We have so much exciting stuff happening in the Y we didn't want you to miss out, so we decided to put together a Spring News letter to keep you up to date
    Click here to read the Spring News Letter
  • Historic Day for Childcare!

    Today is a historic day for childcare! We applaud the significant investment in 2021 Federal Budget to improve access to high-quality non-profit childcare spaces and look forward to working together to support children and families. 
    Click Here to read full statement
  • Interim CEO Announced

    February 23, 2021 —The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Breton is pleased to announce the appointment of Darryl McKenzie as Interim CEO effective Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • Important leadership change announcement

    A message from Mark Galley and Jeff Ward, Co-Chairs, Board of Directors, YMCA of Cape Breton
    February 19, 2021
     
  • Gift Card

    We have the perfect gift for you! YMCA gift cards are a great way to show friends and family you care about their health and well-being. This holiday season, treat someone you love with a Y gift card that can be used in an abundance of ways! Our Gift Cards can be purchased in any domination from $20 and up. Stop by our Membership Desk or click here to purchase yours today!