Carlingwood Y is a go

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is proceeding with plans to open a new Y in the Carlingwood Mall, thanks to strong support from partners and the Carlingwood community.

The community’s positive response to their recent membership drive was critical for the Y to proceed with its plan to lease and renovate a 23,500 sq. ft. space inside the Carlingwood Mall. With this confirmation now in place, renovations will begin immediately and the planned opening date is scheduled for January 2014.

“The community has truly rallied to make the Carlingwood Mall Y a reality,” says Deirdre Speers, President and CEO of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region. “We are pleased to announce our decision to proceed with this facility and we look forward to welcoming our new members and building upon our strong partnerships as we move forward.”

The YMCA-YWCA is still encouraging people in the community to register and join to help build an even stronger member base for the Carlingwood Y’s launch. The Y will maintain its presence in the Carlingwood Mall in order to process further registrations.

“We want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has shown their commitment to us,” says Tosha Rhodenizer, Vice President of Health, Wellness and Family Engagement for the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region.

“It is truly humbling that so many of you believed in our ability to bring a Y back to Carlingwood, and we can’t wait to open our doors once again to this wonderful community.”

Rhodenizer thanked the many volunteers, community groups and media partners who shared the Y’s message, as well as 20Vic Management Inc. – which manages the Carlingwood Shopping Centre – for its ongoing support.

As a special thanks to its supporters, the Y is offering everyone who has pre-registered for the Carlingwood Y’s free advance access to any of its other fitness facilities in the National Capital Region, beginning December 1, 2013 and continuing until the Carlingwood Y opens in 2014.

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