For the last 10 months, the Kelowna Family YMCA-YWCA has been under construction to add an 18,000 square-foot expansion.
Families are invited to check out and play in the new spaces for free on the following Sundays— July 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The expansion includes a gymnasium, youth zone, walking track, expanded fitness spaces, and a child and family centre.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to open our doors to the public and share all the exciting spaces, programs and opportunities for children and families living in our area,” said Karlene Sewell, general manager for the Kelowna Family Y.
“The Youth Zone is filled with the latest interactive gaming equipment, the gymnasium features a 16-foot climbing wall and B.C.’s first Sportwall XerPro, and the expanded conditioning space includes a walking track, preventative heath programs and state-of-the art cardio machines.”
The Kelowna Family Y is also celebrating 30 years of serving the community. “Our focus and commitment to strengthening the foundations of community remain the same as they were 30 years ago,” said Ron Stewardson, chair of the Kelowna Y board of directors. “Today, after a very successful capital campaign due to the generosity of this community, we are able to celebrate this significant milestone through an expansion that will allow the Y to double the number of people it currently serves.”
The Kelowna Family Y is located at 375 Hartman Rd. Call 250-491-9622.