Oct 2014 – The Bridge – Issue 2

  • Meet the YWCA’s stellar new Board of Directors!

    We are thrilled to welcome five new members to the YWCA’s Board of Directors!   Andrea Stuart, Director Originally from Vernon, B.C., Andrea moved to Banff in 2000 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical… READ MORE

  • The Shoe Project Canmore – An unheard tale of her journey!

    The Shoe Project is a writing and spoken word performance workshop where immigrant women tell the stories of their arrival in Canada – through a pair of shoes. They are mentored by veteran Canadian writers… READ MORE

  • Community Conversation: YWCA Banff Sustainable Courtyard Project

    On Thursday, July 20th, the YWCA welcomed Bow Valley community members into the Great Room for a conversation on the proposed YWCA Banff Courtyard Sustainable Housing Project. We invite you to review the details below,… READ MORE

  • YWCA Canada: Know Your Rights

    YWCA Canada launches a new online resource “A Rights Guide” for girls, young women and gender nonconforming youth. Knowing about your rights and responsibilities is an important part of being able to keep yourself safe… READ MORE

  • Board Members Wanted

    Board members wanted! With over 100 years of history supporting women, girls and our community, YWCA Banff  is a proud member of the  largest women’s organization in the world. Currently, we are looking for Board… READ MORE

  • 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

  • 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