Tag: YMCA

Local company volunteers for the YMCA

Local company volunteers for the YMCA

| 24/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff of Grant Thornton spent Friday, 21 September, giving back as part of the audit practice’s global community corporate social responsibility day. Each year, Grant Thornton’s 50,000 employees close office doors as all staff are encouraged to get involved in local community projects, with a promise of the global initiative to “Act, […]

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YMCA ropes course set to open

YMCA ropes course set to open

| 12/04/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was the first person to climb on the YMCA’s ropes challenge course after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility Wednesday, 11 April. The course, which will open to the public next month was built by the YMCA of the Cayman Islands with cash from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s […]

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YMCA to continue after-school programme

YMCA to continue after-school programme

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Education Ministry has renewed its contract with the YMCA of the Cayman Islands to allow the Y to continue managing and operating the Extended After-School Programme (EASP). The programme services 15 government schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, providing after-school activities for as many as 1,600 students.

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Education officers praises YMCA at conference

Education officers praises YMCA at conference

| 25/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Christen Suckoo, the chief officer in the education ministry, had lots of good things to say about the YMCA, which runs government’s after school programme, when he attended the association’s 3rd Annual Leaders for Youth Conference held here in Cayman. During his opening remarks, he reflected on the conference theme of the power of perspective, which […]

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YMCA conference trains future leaders

YMCA conference trains future leaders

| 09/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA of the Cayman Islands will host their 3rd Annual Leaders for Youth Conference this week. Their biggest training event of the year, the conference provides an opportunity for over 130 YMCA staff, volunteers and programme partners to learn and collaborate together as leaders for youth in the Cayman community. The […]

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Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

| 11/12/2017 | 0 Comments

  (CNS Local Life): A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, 9 December for the ropes challenge course being built by the YMCA with funds from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, an event that took place in April with about 2,000 participants and raised a record $85,000 from the walk/runs held in Cayman Brac and […]

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YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Cayman with a family fun day on Saturday, 9 December, from 9am to 1pm at the Field of Dreams. The event will include kickball, music, treats and carnival activities like a dunk tank, slip and slide, face painting and photo booth. All activities, food […]

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DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 young people from Cayman Brac recently travelled to Grand Cayman for a week-long, YMCA summer camp and leadership programme. The camp was held from Sunday, 13 August to Friday, 18 August. The trip was made possible by a portion of the funds raised for the YMCA at the […]

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YMCA Brac camp showcases Cayman culture

YMCA Brac camp showcases Cayman culture

| 21/08/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): More than 30 kids in Cayman Brac spent two weeks immersed in history and culture at a camp organised by the YMCA in partnership with Brac native Simone Scott. The Cayman Brac Culture Camp took place from 31 July to 11 August at the Heritage House, and included such activities as fishing, […]

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DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

| 08/06/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge raised $85,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, $25,000 more than the goal Deputy Governor Franz Manderson set for the event, which was held in April. In announcing the total collected, he said, “I am delighted we raised such a huge sum of money for such […]

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Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

| 01/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): There was a sea of blue T-shirts in George Town Sunday, 30 April, as walkers and runners took part in the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. Wearing the event’s signature colour, participants helped raise money for this year’s chosen charity, the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. More than 1,800 people registered for […]

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Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off Sunday, 23 April, with the first part of the event held on Cayman Brac. Almost 150 people took part in the walk/run, including a number of participants who travelled from Grand Cayman for the occasion. The Grand Cayman race takes place Sunday, 30 April, […]

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DG challenges public to take part in 5K

DG challenges public to take part in 5K

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge rapidly approaches, Franz Manderson is inviting everybody in the Cayman Islands to take part in the event. The annual walk/run takes place on Cayman Brac Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman Sunday, 30 April. The deputy governor personally leads the biggest wellness event of the year, […]

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YMCA gets corporate boost

YMCA gets corporate boost

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands has received a $50,000 donation from the Maples Foundation to help fund its various initiatives. The non-profit organisation was established in 2012 to inspire youth, build character and strengthen the community of the Cayman Islands. Through the Extended After-School Programme, Teen Leaders programme and Y Day Camps, the […]

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Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration has opened for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which is being held in April. This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event. The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, with full details about the DG’s […]

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