Inspired Giving | Fall 2022

October, 2022

Dear Friends,

As this Fall issue of Inspired Giving reaches your inbox, we are celebrating the end of a successful and memorable summer, shared among friends, neighbours and partners.

This Thanksgiving, we celebrated what we’re most grateful for this year – YOU!

Because of your continued support and for your contribution to the Y, you are what helps make the Y a welcoming and safe community for so many in their times of need.

With appreciation,

Marianne Long
Manager, Philanthropy & Community Outreach


Jean Laurin.

Y Giving Profile  |  Jean Laurin 

"As we say in our family: 'In the race of life, not everyone starts at the same starting line.' My involvement with the Y has opened my eyes to the challenges and the needs of the community, and I feel very blessed and fortunate to have what I have today.

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A Y staff member looking directly at the camera and smiling.

Your Y Impact

Each and every day your donations help give children, youth, adults and families living in our community life-changing opportunities. Find out more about your impact in the community in our Annual Report.

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Members of the Y Golf Classic organizing committee pose with a cheque for $297,750.

2022 Y Golf Classic

The Y Golf Classic returned to Camelot Golf and Country Club on September 19, 2022. Despite the rainy skies, golfers' spirits were sunny as this much-anticipated tournament raised nearly $300,000 to help children and families in our communities live fuller, healthier lives.

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Linda Lee, Louise Rachlis and Joann Garbig pose in front of a table of elegant sandwiches, sweets and teas.

Y Shoutout  |  Women's Plus Garden Tea Party

Thank you to Linda Lee and Richard Moore for opening their home, and to Louise Rachlis and Joann Garbig for helping plan the Women's Plus Garden Tea Party, which served up on a big mission: to raise funds for kids’ camperships.

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Cale Harrison, Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament Chair stands next to Bob Gallagher, President and CEO with the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, and Roch Brisson of PBC Group, the tournament’s presenting sponsor.

Y Shoutout  |  Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament

After a two year hiatus, we are thrilled that the Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey tournament returned to the ice to support children and youth programs in our community! Thank you to all players, our organizing committee, and our incredible sponsors for helping raise $32K to support Y children’s programs!

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Staff from the South Keys Home Depot pose in front of a cheque for $9,397.

Y Shoutout  |  Home Depot South Keys

Over the summer, the South Keys Home Depot Canada raised $9,397 as part as the #Orange Door Project to help support the Y’s Second Stage Housing Program for Youth. To Home Depot Staff and Customers, thank you for helping Home Depot Canada's efforts to end youth homelessness through this meaningful project!

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