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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nutrition Monday Halloween Edition: Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Recipe: Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices (Vegan and Gluten Free) Ingredients: Produce 2 Fuji apples, very large Baking & Spices 1 cup Caramels 3 1/2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips Oils & Vinegars 1 tbsp Coconut oil Nuts & Seeds 1 Pecans Frozen 1 Popsicle sticks  

Happy Halloween from E & L

The results of a spooktacular door decorating contest for Halloween!! Which door is the best dressed?  

Saskatoon Makes History as Six Women Elected to Council

In an unprecedented result of the Saskatoon Civic Elections on October 26, six of the ten Council members were chosen in leadership roles that will change the face of not only City politics, but of how the look and function of Saskatoon will develop in the coming years.   The winners were Hilary Gough (Ward […]

Family Swim

Did you know that Fitness on 25th offers Family Swim time on both Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons? Family swim is a great way to get out and enjoy the water with your kids or grandkids. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult and children age 5 and under […]

Staff Picks and Tips!

E & L staff would like to share a favorite book or tip for job seekers.   45 years or better – classified as an older worker?  Older but Wiser!!   Click the link for some tips for mature job seekers: http://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/tips-for-mature-job-seekers-Canada      

#WWV16: Smudging, Talking Circle & Beading with Elder Darlene

One of our regular program facilitators, Darlene Speidel, helped make the YWCA Week Without Violence a memorable week for all. Darlene is well known in the shelter for providing her beading group twice a month. The ladies of the shelter enjoy this time to visit, connect and work with their hands to create beautiful projects. […]

#WWV16: Expressing empowerment through art!

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) visited the shelter last night to do a special art project with the YWCA Crisis Shelter residents for the YWCA Week Without Violence. The project involved creating individualized masquerade masks, fitting, with Halloween coming up. The masks were adorned with glitter, feathers and paint; each one as unique as […]

Delivering Positivity Daily: #WWV16

One of the activities during Week Without Violence in the YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence involves hand delivered words of encouragement and positivity.  Each room on the shelter floor currently has a small envelope style mailbox beside it. This is where residents will find positive mail in the form of a quote, positive affirmation or […]

YWCA Week Without Violence

This week marks the 20th annual YWCA “Week Without Violence.” October 17th-23rd is an important week that focuses on actively raising awareness to put an end to the violence women face every day. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a week like this can help remind everyone about the importance of creating change, […]

Aquatics: Training Balance in the Water

Aquatics: Training Balance in the Water By: Carol Keesey, Aqua Fitness Instructor With our variety of weather lately, freezing rain followed by snow, we have icy streets, sidewalks, and parking lots! Everyone worries about falling. Falls are among the biggest health risks for people with weakened muscles. Current statistics show that one in every three […]