Westmount YMCA

4585 Sherbrooke Street West,
H3Z 1E9

Business Hours
Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Weekend: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

514 931-8046

Winter 2015


January 5 - March 29


Press Release

The YMCAs of Québec Launches its 2015 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
The annual fundraising campaign hopes to raise $528,500
to ensure a better future for the children and youth in our communities

Montréal, February 16, 2015 – Today marks the launch of The YMCAs of Québec’s 2015 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which is aimed at ensuring a better future for the children and youth in our communities. More than 35,000 children and youths benefit from YMCA programs each year. Our goal for the 2015 campaign is to raise $528,500. Hundreds of volunteers and donors will be doing their part to support children and youth. Each YMCA centre will kick off the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign in its own unique way.

“Just imagine for a moment a community that is physically active, believes in the potential of youth and helps them succeed; a community where everyone is welcome and where living feels good,” said Stéphane Vaillancourt, President and CEO of The YMCAs of Québec. “We want to provide a healthy, safe and supportive environment where children and youth can thrive and achieve their full potential. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign allows us to promote healthy lifestyle habits at a young age, nurture the development of young people and foster their sense of belonging and engagement within their communities and in the neighbourhoods we serve.” 

“I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to enjoy so many wonderful summers at Camp YMCA Kanawana. I am the person I am today thanks to those who give so kids like me can have such incredible experiences. To be honest, it’s difficult for me to say these words without tearing up; these people have given my life meaning and they might not even realize it.”
Marcus, the eldest of three children and a current junior counsellor who received financial assistance to attend Camp YMCA Kanawana as a camper and counsellor-in-training.

Whether you wish to…

  • give a child the chance to participate in an activity (swimming lesson, camp, etc.);
  • allow a child with special needs to attend a day camp;
  • help an at-risk teen get off the streets by frequenting our Youth Zones;
  • make it easier for a vulnerable person to get support from our community workers;
…your donation will make a difference.

The YMCAs of Québec invites donors to give generously by dropping by their local YMCA centre, calling 514 849-5331, ext. 1233, or visiting ymcastrongkids.ca.

Calendar of events:

  • February 21, 2015: Family Ski Day with the YMCA Ski School team.
  • March 21, 2015: Get Fit for Strong Kids at the West Island YMCA.
  • March 28, 2015: Get Fit for Strong Kids at the Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA.
  • April 14 and 16, 2015: Swim-o-thon at the Guy-Favreau YMCA.
  • April 18, 2015: Toy sale at the Saint-Laurent YMCA
  • April 18, 2015: Spin-o-thon at the Downtown YMCA.
  • April 24, 2015: Dance at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA.
  • April 25, 2015: Cyclothon at the Cartierville YMCA.
  • May 2, 2015: The Spring Challenge running event organized by the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve YMCA.
  • And many more to come!
About The YMCAs of Québec
The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization that builds stronger communities by providing opportunities for everyone to lead fulfilling, active, healthy and engaged lives. Its 10 YMCA centres, International Language School, Ski School, Residence, Camp YMCA Kanawana and its 43 service sites across the province are visited each year by more than 125,000 people. The first YMCA in North America was founded in Montréal in November 1851. The YMCAs of Québec is part of the Canadian network of 50 YMCA associations. For more information, visit ymcaquebec.org or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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For more information, please contact:
Nathalie Viora, Communications Manager / The YMCAs of Québec
514 849-5331, ext. 1215 / 514 523-2006 / nathalie.viora@ymcaquebec.org  


Day Camps

Ouverture des postes pour l’été
The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization with over 1,600 employees. We are always looking for people who share our values.

If you have experience working with children and youth and would like to play an important role in the life of your community this summer, you can now apply for a day camp position with The YMCAs of Québec.

We are actively looking for:
  • Coordinators
  • Shadows
  • Counsellors
  • Tennis instructor
  • Tennis instructor assistant
For the complete list of available jobs, click here.

If you are interested in being part of a young and dynamic team, email us at campsdejour@ymcaquebec.org or apply online.


The YMCAs of Québec supports the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge!

Achieve your 30 Goal by betting active at the YMCA!
In 2015, The YMCAs of Québec is proud to be part of the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge support network. This initiative, aimed at encouraging as many people as possible to adopt a healthy lifestyle, is in line with our goal to get Montrealers more active, in collaboration with the city of Montréal and in keeping with its Sports and Physical Activity Policy, which was created as a result of the “Montréal, Physically Active” consultation, to which we contributed. This is why we are encouraging all our members to participate in the Health Challenge.

The 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge is:
  • six weeks of motivation to improve one’s lifestyle habits, from March 1 to April 11, 2015
  • three goals to achieve:
    • 5 Goal: eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day
    • 30 Goal: get active at least 30 minutes a day
    • Wellness Goal: take a break, take time for yourself
  • access to free support such as tips/advice and tools including the new web app
  • the opportunity to win one of the many prizes available
  • an individual, family or team experience
For more information, visit healthchallenge.ca or facebook.com/defisante. You have until March 1 to register!

A successful Health Challenge to all!



Your YMCA is staying in shape!
In an effort to continually improve our facilities and provide you with the most enjoyable environment possible, we will be renovating the Westmount YMCA lobby starting October 27, and the work will continue until the end of the year.

The renovations will allow a new and functional open space, including:

• A new Member Services counter;
• A lounge with comfortable seats;
• A bathroom;
• New access to the locker rooms and mezzanine.

Our centre will remain open during the renovations. Exceptionally, the centre will close at 5 p.m.
on Sunday, October 26. All programs and services will continue as scheduled. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and we hope you will enjoy the end result.

The Westmount YMCA team


Join the Westmount Barracudas Swim Team!

Looking for a team sport in your community?
Join the Westmount Barracudas Swim Team!
The purpose of the YMCA Barracudas is to provide a learning environment for the development and strengthening of swimming abilities, and physical and emotional fitness for children of 7 to 18 years of age in a team setting. As a competitive swim club every child is encouraged to participate in swim meets. The coaches, parents and the YMCA will make every effort to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for all.
For more information, please take a look at the website: http://www.westmountymcaswimclub.qc.ca/youth/ or contact the aquatics coordinator at the Westmount YMCA, Marieke Dufresne at 514-931-8046, or via email: marieke.dufresne@ymcaquebec.org.

Download the poster


Pool closing and renovation from August 16 to September 14

In order to improve our facilities and make our environment as enjoyable as possible, we will be repairing and renovating the indoor pool during its annual closure for maintenance. This includes:
• replacing the DRY-O-TRON energy recycling dehumidifier;
• painting the pool.

While the Westmount YMCA pool is closed, we invite members to use the pools at one of our other centres. Please consult the schedule for the various closing dates of YMCA pools throughout the city.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that the work my cause you and we thank you for your understanding. We hope you will enjoy the end result of these renovations.