The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s February Update

    Greetings! Our first order of business for 2015 was signing off on the YWCA Banff 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  This document reflects a great deal of thought, input and hard work from a number of people… READ MORE

  • YWCA Young Women’s National Leadership Summit

    What Happens When You Take 130 Women From Across the Nation and Inspire Them? They learn, educate and support. They share, cry and bare their souls. They inspire, empower and hope. They sing, dance and… READ MORE

  • YWCA Banff Hotel – Worth checking in to!

    After 25 years operating as the Banff Y Mountain Lodge, we’ve updated our name to better reflect the experience and facilities that we offer our guests. What’s in a name? YWCA —  A social enterprise… READ MORE

  • Donate to Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter

    The Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter is the only local resource dedicated to supporting women and their children who are fleeing violent situations. The Bow Valley Emergency Shelter has only one fully dedicated space to… READ MORE

  • VINEart Gala & Auction 2015

    For 2016 VINEart Information visit vineartgala.ca PUBLIC ON LINE AUCTION OPEN TO ALL BIDDERS Feb 27–March 14, 2015 at www.VINEartGala.ca YWCA Banff would like to invite you to join us at a brand new event called… READ MORE

  • Women of Distinction Awards

    YWCA Banff and Soroptimist International of Banff National Park & Canmore are partnering in 2015 to celebrate International Women’s Day and bring ‘Women of Distinction’ awards to the Bow Valley. “YWCA and Soroptimist share closely… READ MORE

  • Interview With Rose Campaign Speaker Karen Kuntz

    Karen Kuntz, was our Rose Campaign keynote speaker on December 4. She is the founder of Whisper For Now– a website dedicated to supporting victims of sexual assault. It shares supportive advice and provides a safe space… READ MORE

  • Gratitude & Joy

    As the holidays quickly approach, we are busy wrapping up a very successful fall of outreach in the schools, renovations, service delivery, awareness events and busy day-to-day operations through our social enterprise hotel. We’re extremely… READ MORE

  • Light the Night National Day of Remembrance

    On December 6 we joined Canada in commemorating a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, by participating in the Light the Night against Violence campaign.  2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the… READ MORE

  • Gingerbread House Renovation Update

    After two months of work, our residents have moved back into the Gingerbread building as planned, and we are pleased to report that the project was on time and on budget! The project included renovating… READ MORE