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September 13-22, 2019 | All Cannon Y Branches

Join us for Welcoming Week! The Y is for all. We believe communities are their strongest when everyone feels valued, and it’s in our DNA to support, embrace and invest in all people from all walks.

Help us celebrate diversity and foster community during our first annual Welcoming Week! We’ll be offering opportunities for you and your neighbors to honor your heritage through multicultural potlucks, group exercise special offerings, and activities for all ages.

WELCOMING WEEK ACTIVITIES

ALL BRANCHES

  • Multi-cultural Potluck: Thursday, Sept 19 | 11:30am

FARM VOLUNTEER DAYS

  • Saturday, Sept 14 | 8-11am

  • Saturday, Sept 21 | Sweet Potato Harvest | 8-11am

Learn more about Share the Harvest Community Farm and Register to volunteer here.

HARRISBURG

  • Harrisburg MultiCultural Festival presented by Harrisburg Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee
    Saturday, Sept 14 | 11am-5pm
  • Cabarrus County Library: Library card sign up, multicultural books for all ages to check out, craft, coloring pages, and matching activity.
    Monday, Sept 16 | 5-7pm
  • Intro to Latin Rhythm
    Tuesday, Sept 17 | 4:30-5:30pm
    Friday, Sept 20 | 12-1pm
  • Intro to Hula Dance
    Friday, Sept 13 | 11:30am-12:30pm

KANNAPOLIS

  • Cabarrus County Library: Library card sign up, multicultural books for all ages to check out, craft, coloring pages, and matching activity
    Monday, Sept 16 | 9-11am

WEST CABARRUS

  • Change Wars - Youth Sports: Week of Sept 9
    Each team will receive an assigned country and bag from the Y sports staff during their practice session. The bags will be used for our 4th annual "Change Wars." All proceeds will go towards our Annual Support Campaign which allows families and members of the community to participate in YMCA programs through financial assistance.

    Teams will be assigned a country to represent for World Cup Change Wars. Teams will start practice by being introduced to what “Welcome Week” is at the Y, learning how to say “welcome” in their country’s official language, and will be encouraged to wear any international gear/ the colors of their country’s flag at practice that week! Teams from the same “country” will have their total funds pulled together to award a World Cup Winner!

    Lobby Display
    We will place Change Wars Boxes in the lobby for members that want to participate. They can “vote” for their favorite team with their change, and give money for particular country-teams with a display about Change Wars and Y Sports (could coincide with basketball registration promotion).
  • Intro to Latin Rhythm
    Friday, Sept 13 | 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Cabarrus County Library: Library card sign up, multicultural books for all ages to check out, craft, coloring pages, and matching activity
    Tuesday, Sept 17 | 9-11am

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Harrisburg: Christine Vanard, Member Engagement Director, cvanard@cannonymca.org

Kannapolis: Heather Kee, Director of Membership, hkee@cannonymca.org

West Cabarrus: Christina Maxwell-Morrison, Senior Membership and Marketing Director, cmorrison@cannonymca.org