YMCA presents free services entry in Edmonton to evacuees fleeing Fort McMurray wildfire

May 15, 2024 | blog

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EDMONTON, Alberta, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo issued an evacuation order in a number of Fort McMurray neighbourhoods as a wildfire threatens the neighborhood.

With lots of the 6,000+ affected residents fleeing south to Edmonton, YMCA of Northern Alberta is providing evacuees free entry to the 4 YMCA well being, health and aquatics centres in Edmonton. Individuals and households are welcome to entry these areas freed from cost for leisure use, showering and drop-in programming throughout normal hours of operation.

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Evacuees can stroll into any of the areas listed under and by exhibiting photograph ID could use the services for no cost at some point of the evacuation:

Castle Downs Family YMCA
11510 153 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3

Don Wheaton Family YMCA
10211 102 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6A 0S4

Jamie Platz Family YMCA
7121 178 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 5T9

William Lutsky Family YMCA
1975 111 St NW
Edmonton, AB TT6J 7C6


Information about hours of operation and accessible services and packages at every location may be discovered on the YMCA’s web site at

About YMCA of Northern Alberta

YMCA of Northern Alberta is a registered charity devoted to constructing wholesome communities since 1907. From offering high quality baby care and supporting individuals of their well being and wellness to delivering necessary neighborhood outreach packages, the YMCA works to strengthen communities within the Red Deer, Wood Buffalo, Grande Prairie and Edmonton areas. For extra info, go to

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