Updates for the Y – Nov. 2nd to Nov. 10th

Dear YMCA Members and Child Care Families,

We are excited that the Wellness Centre will be hosting the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, Tour Challenge from November 5th through November 10th, 2019.

The Tour Challenge will feature 30 top men’s and 30 women’s teams from around the world, divided into two tiers. We encourage you to come out to view the events or to stop by the Molson Canadian Social House.

The Molson Canadian Social House will be happening onsite during the event with live entertainment and daily food specials. There is no charge and no age limits to attend the Social House. To find a full list of performers, please click here

The Wellness Centre will be very busy throughout the Grand Slam. This event is exciting; however, we recognizing that all of the excitement will come with some challenges. Thank you in advance for your support towards the success of the Pinty’s Grand Slam Tour Challenge.

Grand Slam Updates for the YMCA:

Class Schedule

A temporary class schedule has been created for Saturday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 10th.

Classes that typically take place in the gymnasium will be held in the Pictou County Wellness Centre – Tim Horton’s, Advocate and Bergengren rooms. Sports programs will take place on November 2nd only. The gymnasium will be closed (November 3rd to November 10th.)

The YMCA will also be closed on November 11th for Remembrance Day. 

To view the schedule, please click here.


From Tuesday, November 5th until Sunday, November 10th the back (YMCA) parking lot will be closed. It will be open only to members who show a YMCA membership card, as well as an accessible parking pass.

The side parking lot (bordering Westville rd.) will be open for YMCA members, staff and child care families. Please bring your YMCA membership card to show at the parking lot. If you have misplaced your membership card, please stop by to get a new one without any cost. 

Parking is also available to YMCA memberships, visitors, staff and child care parents in the front parking lot.

We are expecting that at times finding a parking space will prove to be difficult and spaces may not be available. When possible, please consider getting dropped off or car pooling. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We wish the Wellness Centre the best of luck with this ‘Grand Slam’ of an event. To stay up-to-date on the event activities, please visit the Wellness Centre website at https://pcwellnesscentre.ca/