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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: March 2017

Outdoor Play: Rain or Shine!

Don’t let a bit of spring rain dampen the prospects of outdoor play. Dress the children (and yourself) in appropriate gear and head outside—rain or shine. When it comes to outdoor play, wet can be wonderful!! Parents of young children often keep a running list of “rainy day activities,” crafts or games to do indoors […]

Recognizing the Potential of Young Women: CIBC Presents 29 and Under Award

At the May 31 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, CIBC will return as sponsor and presenter of the 29 and Under Award. Bev Matthies-Wiens is a senior leader with CIBC’s team, and has taken an increasingly significant role in the Women of Distinction Awards® event over many years. She describes the culture of balance and […]

Women of Distinction Awards Make an Impact on Community: Kinsmen to Present Award

You know, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and YWCA Saskatoon are old friends. Well, some of our members are actually young, but our organizations have worked together in our city for ages. The historic Kinsmen Park gates mark the entrance to the YWCA main doors just off 25th Street. And the Kinsmen have actively raised […]

Baby Boxes Arriving at YWCA Saskatoon!

A beloved tradition in Finland for 75 years, “Baby Boxes” have been given to expectant parents around the world, and the program has improved the outcomes for babies’ and families’ health. Now in Saskatchewan, a company called the Baby Box Co. has introduced the service, with a mission to “benefit families everywhere.” The Baby Boxes include […]

Nutrition Monday: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups bananas 1 egg 1 tbsp. soy or almond milk 4 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup chocolate chips, mini 1 tsp. cinnamon 1.4 tsp. salt 1 t bsp. olive oil 1/2 cup plain non-fat greet yogurt

Nutrition Monday: Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto Ingredients: 6 large zucchini, spiraled 1 tbsp olive oil 2 ripe avocados 1 cup fresh basil leaves 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp sea salt 3 tbsp olive oil cracked black pepper, to taste

Inspiring Educators Recognized at the Women of Distinction: Award Presented by Cameco

Looking back on 35 years of Women of Distinction Awards®, there have been many strong women recognized for their contributions in Saskatoon and area. The women celebrated for their contributions as educators stand out among many remarkable women and recognizable names. These are influential change-makers in our community. Last year’s Women of Distinction Education Award […]

Powerful Words Kicking off the Women of Distinction Awards: PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde

With only 2 months until the 2017 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, we are remembering great moments from the 2016 Awards, and the impactful speakers, award presenters, and award recipients who took the stage. PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde kicked off the Awards in 2016 with powerful words from her heart and her personal experience. As […]

2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Dr. Maureen Reed: Sustaining Our Communities

We are remembering some great memories from the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, with all of the excitement and energy and celebration. Here are Dr. Maureen Reed’s inspiring words about the remarkable achievements of all of the women nominated and recognized at the awards dinner. She talks about the significant role women have […]