Friday, August 24, 2012

Call for Peace Medal Nominees!

Do you know a person or group in your community who is helping to build a more peaceful world? Recognize their efforts and share their story by nominating them for the Peace Medal!

Each year the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg sends a call out to the community seeking nominations for this prestigious award. The Peace Medal is a reminder that it is possible to build a more peaceful world one step at a time and that everyone can be engaged in these efforts!

Learn more about previous recipients of the Peace Medal here. Do you know a person or group who you would like to honour with a nomination? Click here to download the nomination form!

Deadline for nominations is December 3, 2012.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pedro in Canada

Pedro has landed in Canada and has begun his adventure exploring the programs here at the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg and some sights around the city!

Pedro is currently out at Camp Stephens in Lake of the Woods. Before he left Pamela Wright, Chair of the International Working Group, and her husband Wes Peters, hosted a BBQ for Pedro at their home. Big thank you to Pam and Wes for their hospitality!

Below are some photos from his adventures thus far.

BBQ at Pam and Wes' with Senior Staff and International Working Group volunteers!

Pamela Wright, Pedro, David Young, President & CEO

Pedro and Ken Mason, Manager of the North Y Youth Centre

Pedro inside his first hockey rink! With Dave Vankoughnett

Pedro sets off on a tour of the Y Winnipeg Centres!

Lunch at the Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park

In the Qualico Centre