The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Connie’s Update

    Last month we hosted Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and I’d like to share our gratitude with everyone who donated, volunteered, sponsored, walked and all those who cheered us on!  A special thanks to… READ MORE

  • Gingerbread Residence Renovation Oct 6 – Dec 1

    The renovation of our Gingerbread Residence is scheduled to begin on October 6, with an estimated completion date of December 1. The project will include putting a new roof on the building, replacing the flooring in… READ MORE

  • HeforShe

    In September, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and the Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, delivered a passionate speech on feminism and gender equality at the United Nations, to launch the HeforShe campaign. “I’m inviting you to step forward,… READ MORE

  • Generous Donation from 100 Women Who Care Rockies

    A major thank you to our friends at 100 Women Who Care Rockies who so graciously showed their support for our organization by donating $11,000 to help support our programs that facilitate safe shelter for… READ MORE

  • Event Tents

    This summer we were able to purchase two conference quality outdoor tent structures through a generous donation initiative from the Calgary Sports Foundation (Flames, Stampeder’s, Roughnecks). Each tent is 30′ X 30′  and together they… READ MORE

  • Why do abusers choose to abuse?

    On Monday September 8th, the NFL terminated Ray Rice’s contract after a video showed the running back striking his fiancée in the head.  This devastating incident combined with the celebrity factor and the NFL’s extremely… READ MORE

  • Welcome from the CEO, Connie MacDonald

    Welcome to the first edition of The Bridge – our on-line newsletter designed to keep members and friends up to date on key activities, issues and opportunities at YWCA Banff. Our plan is to send… READ MORE

  • Home Sweet Home Fund Update

    Access to safe, comfortable and appropriate housing for all Banff residents is an important aspect of community and individual well-being.  When housing is available we all benefit – employers, schools, volunteer organizations, and residents. As… READ MORE

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    On Friday Sept. 12th 200 hundred men and boys will take to downtown Banff donning high heels and an important message for the 6th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. The event raises funds, friends… READ MORE