Saint John Regional YMCA Opens

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Following a year of construction, 9 million dollars of community support, and 10 million dollars of government support, the new YMCA recently opened its doors on Churchill Boulevard and will host its grand opening on October 24.

This new facility includes multiple opportunities for students interested in joining a gym, looking to use pool facilities, joining some programs, or looking for volunteer opportunities.

The Saint John Y is also providing students with a special discount that gives them the chance to become a member for $17.50 every two weeks with no added signup fee. This price is the lowest of all membership levels with the same rate given to youth under 18. A single day pass is also available for $12 as well as a 20-visit passes for $160.

The YMCA offers a number of programs including their numerous group fitness classes from group power to Zumba to AquaFit in their 25-metre pool. There are many aquatic programs offered in their leisure and therapy pools.

There are a number of opportunities for volunteers at the new facility as well. For students interested in helping with childcare, there are mentoring, tutoring, and coordinating positions available.

If interested in health and fitness, there are a number of volunteer positions open, instructing their CycleFit, yoga, and Zumba programs.

“We encourage UNB students to volunteer with us,” says Cindy Floyd, vice president of philanthropy and communications.

On October 24, the YMCA will be hosting its grand opening allowing people to try the facility free of charge from 11:30AM to 4:30PM.

The new Saint John Regional Y is located at 191 Churchill Blvd. More information on programs, volunteer opportunities and the grand opening can be found on their website at www.saintjohny.com or by phone at (506) 693-9622.