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2013 YMCA Peace WeekYMCA Peace Week 2013

On Friday November 22, 2013, the YMCA of Northeast Avalon celebrated the 29th Annual YMCA Peace Week by offering Yoga for Peace at the Ches Penney Family YMCA gymnasium.  Following this yoga class, we presented the Peace Medallion to two individuals - Jill Rowe and Remzi Cej.  Both Jill and Remzi are outstanding individuals who go above and beyond their regular duties to help people in our community.

Thank you to all who attended and participated!

YMCA Peace Week

YMCA Peace Week is unique to Canada.  It originated in 1984 when YMCA Canada decided to add an entire week of peace related activities to follow Peace Day.  For that reason, the week is eight days long, running from the third to fourth Saturday in November.  During this week associations across Canada promote activities and educational programs to help people explore peace from a personal, community, and international perspective.

A special highlight of the week is the presentation of the YMCA Peace Medallion to an individual or group who, without any special resources, demonstrates commitment to peace through special contributions made within their community. 

Click here to view Peace Week 2013 Press Release


YMCA Peace Week Declared

The YMCA of Northeast Avalon met with Mayor O'Keefe and members of the St. John's City Council to get YMCA Peace Week declared. YMCA Peace Week will be celebrated November 16 - 23, 2013.

L-R Janet King, YMCA of Northeast Avalon, Mayor O'Keefe, City of St. John's, Stephanie Miller, YMCA of Northeast Avalon and Sara Verstege, YMCA of Northeast Avalon.

L-R Janet King, Coordinator, Communications, Special Events & Campaign Support, YMCA of Northeast Avalon, Mayor O'Keefe, City of St. John's, Stephanie Miller, Coordinator, Quality Assurance, School Age Programs, YMCA of Northeast Avalon and Sara Verstege, Aquatics Team Lead, YMCA of Northeast Avalon.


YMCA Peace Week Medallion

The YMCA of Northeast Avalon is proud to participate in the 29th Annual YMCA Peace Week. Ys across Canada are recognizing Peace Makers in their communities and are excited to be hosting a Peace Week event. On Friday, November 22, 2013, there will be Yoga for Peace from 10:30-11:30am at the Ches Penney Family Y in the gymnasium.  Following this yoga class, we will present the Peace Medallion to two individuals - Jill Rowe and Remzi Cej.  All are welcome to attend!

Peace Medallion 2013 recipients: Jill Rowe and Remzi Cej

Click here to read about the 2013 Peace Week Medallion Recipients


Yoga for Peace

In celebration of YMCA Peace Week, we will be offering Yoga FREE to members and non-members on the following dates:

Beginner Yoga

Nov 18th, 5:30-6:30pm – Studio
Instructor: Rambinder Cheema

Nov 19th, 6:00-7:00pm – Studio
Instructor: Rambinder Cheema

Gentle Flow/Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

Nov 20th, 10:30-11:30am – Studio
Instructor: Jeremie Dufresne

Hatha Yoga

Nov 21st, 5:30-6:30pm – Studio
Instructor: Jeremie Dufresne

Beginner Yoga

Nov 22nd, 10:30-11:30am – Gym 1
Instructor: Jeremie Dufresne
Following the Yoga, we will present the YMCA Peace Medallion. All are welcome!


View other Peace Week Event Details

 
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