The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s December Update

    Generosity of Spirit 2015 has been a significant year for the YWCA.  I’m grateful for the many opportunities and accomplishments we’ve experienced and for the incredibly hard work and commitment from our staff, Board and… READ MORE

  • VINEart Gala & Auction – Save The Date! – March 19, 2016

    VINEart Gala & Auction returns on March 19, 2016, raising funds for the Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter. The event, an elegant evening bringing community together and celebrating shared passions for art, wine, cuisine, and adventure, will… READ MORE

  • Moving towards Reconciliation

    “You are beautiful – You deserve so much more…” Violence of any kind is often brutal, and people who go through it can stay a victim for the rest of their lives, or some emerge as… READ MORE

  • 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters

    This fall I received an unexpected and most welcomed gift of support that allowed me to participate in the 3rd Annual World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague, November 3 – 6, 2015. I… READ MORE

  • Songs For Shelter

    Join local musicians Pat “Sully” Sullivan, Mike Petroff and Gord March on Friday, January 15 at the Canmore Golf & Curling Club. Songs For Shelter is an evening of song and story with proceeds from… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s October Update

    Happy October! A number of people have asked me about what exciting projects are happening at the YWCA this fall so thought I would take this opportunity to share a few highlights. October started with… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s August Update

    This week I read the sad and disturbing news about Nadine Skow, a former employee of YWCA Lethbridge. Nadine was found dead in her apartment in Edmonton, in what one senior police officer called one of… READ MORE

  • Mountain Blends Coffee Supports Bow Valley Walk A Mile

    Bow Valley Businesses Present Walk A Mile Products

    News: Walk A Mile Pizza launches in Canmore! That’s right, we partnered with Pizza Co. The Restaurant for a delicious deal. Try their featured Walk A Mile creation and $5 will go towards the campaign…. READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s June Update

    It was with great interest and hope that I followed the roll out of the Final Report Summary from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) earlier this month.   YWCA Canada and member organizations from coast… READ MORE

  • Annual General Meeting – June 23

    Please join us Tuesday June 23 at 6:30 pm. YWCA Great Room, 102 Spray Ave. Reception to follow. RSVP to or call 403.760.3218