YMCA of Lethbridge Announces Closure Date For Stafford Facility

The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Lethbridge made the following announcements this afternoon, regarding the closure date for the Downtown Stafford Drive Branch:

  • The branch will cease public operations as of March 31, 2019 at 6pm MST
  • All staff on site will commence the final shutdown procedures, once the building is closed to the public
  • The equipment auction process will commence between now and the closure of the facility. The process will continue as posted on the auction bulletin board in the Stafford Branch. Further information regarding the auction can be obtained via that message board
  • After shutdown is complete all remaining staff will be transferred to the new Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre for extensive training and skill upgrading for the new facility
  • The Board is unable to announce an opening date for the new facility at this time. Once full occupancy is granted to the YMCA, that announcement will be made.
  • Questions or Inquiries can be directed to Ross Jacobs, Director of Communications at ross.jacobs@lethbridgeymca.org


Further Information for Current Members Only

After today’s closure announcement we would like to provide more information to our members regarding their current memberships at the Stafford Branch:
  • You will receive a credit based on your billing date for the difference between what you have paid for this cycle and the closure date, this will be issued by the end of the month
  • No further fees will be charged to you, till the new facility opens
  • You will be contacted in the coming weeks by our Membership Services Team to confirm your contact information and membership status
Further questions or inquiries on your membership status can be directed to the branch at 403-327-9622.

Strengthening Community for a Healthier Future

YMCA of Lethbridge is the largest charitable organization in our community that promotes wellness through recreation for people of all ages and stages. The central theme of your YMCA as a charity is to focus on strengthening communities. We do this by providing opportunities for all to grow in spirit, mind and body. More than ever this integrated approach to personal growth and community development distinguishes the YMCA from other service providers. Everyone is welcome. No one is turned away because they are unable to pay the full fee due to personal circumstances. We cannot have a strong community unless we have strong individuals and families who can contribute to the health and well being of the neighbourhoods, communities and society in which they live, work and play. Through the YMCA of Lethbridge, people are actively involved in improving their own lives and those of others. Our staff and volunteers strive to create a supportive and inclusive atmosphere in all our programs.


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