Page 1

YMCA of Brandon 2017—2018 Annual Report

The YMCA of Brandon is continuing to make a difference in the community of Brandon and area.

Report from the Chair of the Board and the President & CEO

Over the past year we have begun exploration of how our Y could partner with other Y’s in the Prairies to make our respective organizations stronger. Management and Boards of all the Ys in Saskatchewan and Manitoba embarked on a journey to investigate those systems and processes that, through collaborations, would generate efficiency and sustainability with the ultimate goal of reinvesting in areas that would enhance member experiences. Modelled on the collaboration between Brandon and Winnipeg, the Y’s will be looking a sharing “back of the house” services such as payroll, technology and human resources functions such as benefits administration. The Y continues to expand out services in the provision of childcare in Brandon. We have added more Before and After program spaces in addition to opening a new 40 space preschool and school age site, Y Valleyview, in April. This new addition to our Y has been very well received in the Valleyview community. We are also beginning to expand programming outside of Brandon with a new school age program starting up in Forrest this year. The YMCA of Brandon is taking a leadership role along with other regional partners in providing affordable professional development for Early Childhood Educators by hosting a fifth conference for nearly 200 Educators from over 20 centres throughout Western Manitoba. The Y is also becoming a leading advocate for child care within the province. We have made budget presentations supporting improved operating funding, more training opportunities for staff aspiring to become Early Years Educators as well as improving capital funding to create new early years programs across the province, not just the YMCA. The CEO’s from both Winnipeg and Brandon have been invited to speak to Ministers and senior level officials in Health, Families and Finance Departments. The Y is a place that develops leadership in young people. Nicole (see page 7) started with us as a young 16 year old young leader in daycamps and is now the Assistant Director responsible for all of the 700 or more children who participate in our camps over the summer. Nicole says she has grown in confidence and maturity because of the Y. The Y is a place for all, whether you are a new retiree entering the Y for the first time like Tracy (page 6) or the Sullivan family (page 3) whose children have grown up in our childcare centres and now are learning how to swim in the pool. The Y also depends on volunteers who put in countless hours to provided the diversity of fitness classes we offer; who organize the Strong Kids run, who help us with our social media and communications; or who contribute as the Board of Directors. The Y community is made up of diverse individuals: staff, volunteers, members and participants who are committed to helping make the community, and those who live in it, better.

Jordan Ludwig Chair of the Board

Lon Cullen President & CEO

The Sullivan Family Excerpt from an April 25, 2018 email from the Sullivan family to our YMCA: I’m writing you this email while I sit in the YMCA play room. My kids have just finished their swimming lessons. The only purpose of my email is to tell you how excellent and important me and my family find the staff and facilities here. As CEO you probably field complaints from time to time but I think it’s also important that you hear of the amazing work your staff does. Our family utilizes the Y pool, our kids go to the Y South daycare and our oldest is in the Y Before and After School program. We encounter the Y basically every day of the week. The foundation of any successful organization is excellent staff. I couldn’t begin to name all of the outstanding employees at the Y South or the pool... but ... from Deb’s leadership to Olu who keeps the men’s locker room immaculate your staff make other employers envious. Keep up the good work! The Sullivans

Patrick, Gillian, Finlay & Eoin Sullivan

2017—2018 Strong Kids Donors Funding Partner Canadian Tire Foundation for Families

Chairman's Round Table Gold $5000+ Triangle $500 - $999 The Thomas Sill Foundation

Chairman's Round Table $1000 - $4999

Ron Ball Brandon Clinic Medical Corporation Brandon Prairie Pride Lions Club Kerri & Jeff Bridges Cando Rail Services Pat, Jeff, Jordan & Michael Cristall Lon Cullen Jeff & Jodi Fawcett Generous Donors (3) Marv & Cheryl Goossen Dennis Hunt - Investors Group Glenn & Leah Jago Tayona Johnas Sylvia & the late Donn Mitchell Alisa Nerbas Ocular Microsurgery & Laser Centre Operation Red Nose/Christmas Dinner Optimist Club of Brandon Inc. Lorne Parobec Louise Pilon & Richard Borthistle Rotary Club of Brandon Sunrise Credit Union Leanne Swayze TB Sholdice Law Corporation Dr. Michael Turabian Westman Aerial Spraying Ltd.

3 Percent Realty Solution Drew & Bennett Amey Anera Vending Before & After School Collection Brandon Area Community Foundation Compass Credit Union Domtek Building Products Donald & Kehler Law Office Janet Dunn Blair Filyk Generous Donors (3) Grand Valley Mechanical Ltd. Marston Grindey Reg & Aynsley Helwer Horizon Builders Ltd. Investors Group Matching Gift Program Kiwanis Club of Brandon Ltd. Leech Printing Ltd. Jordan & Jennifer Ludwig Ted & Gail McDonald Meighen Haddad LLP TD Canada Trust - Brandon Branch Vivian Hotel/Keystone Motor Inn Wawanesa Insurance

Partnership $150 to $499

All Charities Campaign Bob Allen Atom-Jet Doug Barkley Janet Baryluk Behlen Industries Dennis & Brenda Bercier Rudy & Rosemarie Bidinosti Branstone Financial Strategies Nonny & Carolynn Cancade Terry Carlisle Central United Church Social Outreach

In Memorium In Memory of Bob Allen United Commercial Travelers - In Memory of Bob Allen In Memory of Dee Shinske & Shirley Gamerschlag In Memory of Dr. Frank & Gwyneth Purdie

Crafts Men Painting Ltd. Jillian Decosse Dick Agencies Insurance Brokers Steven Dyce Corinne Elliott Gwenda Forrest Fowler Hyundai Tyril Froese Generous Donors (2) Norman & Betty Granger Dr. Lawrence Groves Guild Insurance Brokers Inc. Heritage Co-op 1997 Ltd. Kuipers Family Bakery Leon's Furniture A. Lowe Joss March Doug Masters Memories Chapel James Meyer Millcosteel Ltd. New System Store P. Quintaine & Son Ltd Paddock Drilling Ltd. Linda Poole Quintex Services Barry Riche Jason & Brianne Roblin Dr. Gordon Rust Len & Brenda Rust Rod Sage Craig and Julia Senchuk Shilo & Region Service Club Edward Smuland Pam Stacy Strong Kids Donation Box Sutton - Harrison Realty Michael Swim Tina Tame UCT Travo 448 United Way Donor Designation Program Vionell Holdings Properties Bryan Webber Richard Williams Margaret Yorke & Amelia Reid Zeke's Jewellers Zenith Paving

Sustaining Up to $150 Kaylee Alexander Jennifer Ardiel Avery Baloun Mario Bastien BDO Canada LLP Jordan Bedford Kim Beilby Kennedy Bell Hunter Bennie Debra Berry Taylor Bessette Larry J. Bidlake Brandon Bearing Ag & Ind Supply Ltd Brockie-Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services Jean Brown Charity Brugger Mbuyu Bushidi Brittanie Cabral Ashley Campbell Michelle Campbell Deanna Campion Canada Helps.org Josee Casavant CasTan Auto Centre Teresa Castro-Gonzalez Julie Champagne Shelby Charney Kathleen Christensen Olena Chuklinova Clarion Inn & Suites Elizabeth Clark Kayla Clement John Combs & Patti Campbell Ron Cornell Mona Cornock Marina Cram Marci Crisanti Elizabeth Critch Stuart Cruse Julia Cullen Emma Currey Kelsey Demond Lisa Demond Brittany Derouin Ashley Desrouchers Jade Dillabaugh Rick Dillabough Alana Donohoe Sarah Dowan Shayna Dubnick Dakota Ducharme

Cindie Dunn Allison Eidse-Martens Sondra Elliot Bailey Fenning Cox Lois Fjeldsted Tessa Fleury Ana Flores de Beltran Angela Forsythe Olivia Friesen Mark Frison Jenna Furkalo Angela Garcia del Monte Aaron Gareau Carly Gasparini & Pete Whittington Shaun Gauthier & Susan Meighen Generous Donors (19) Tanja Gohl Patrick Golding Tammy Golding Jasmine Goodmanson Ally Gorowski James & Gemma Goymer Brent Gray Kirstin Greer Kerri Lynn & Todd Gudz Janet Gusdal H. Bullee & Sons Spring Service Ltd. Jennifer Harrison Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. Stewart & Sharyn Hayter Hometown Auto Glass Laurie Hooke Craig & Wanda Hosea Huddle House Inc. Emily Hunter Kimberlee Hutchings Erin & Sadie Hyndman Jamieson-Judd Ltd. Kassidy Kalyniak Sydney Kartanson Kiana Kehler Don Kille Jade Kilmury Joanna Klaehn James Knockaert Komfort Kitchen Amy Kowalchuk Micayla Krahn Nadia Krahn Bridgette Kroeker Caleb Kroeker Emily Kroeker Robert Kuszak Park Kyeong A Mary-Elizabeth Lacerte

Lawrence Moving & Storage Amanda Ledoux Maureen Lee Bud Leech Ainslee Lockhart Alicia Logan Danielle Logan Emilie Logan Russell Luce Manitoba Hotel Association Evie Mannall Marbuck Enterprises Machella Marco-Murgie Yanet Martin Imelda Martinez de Choto Cathy Mattes Garry McCann Tara McCarty Denise McCoy McDougall Dental Laboratory Ltd. Paige McDougall Beth McLaren MCM Architects Bryanna McRuer Medical Centre Pharmacy May Menkema Roylynn Meyer Jade Ming Corey Mini MNP LLP Margeurite Molgat Hughes Morningstar Metal Amanda Mossip Brent Muirhead Neelin High School Krystal Negraeff Tanya Nelson Kristen Nerbas Ryan Nestibo Lance Neufeld Audra Newman Patricia North Old Dutch Foods Jennifer O'Leary Michelle Olinyk Saint Osaretin Peace Osmond-Adiele Shaileshkumar Patel Doug Paterson Paul's Hauling Ltd. Gord & Diane Peters Amy Phillips Jennifer Pilling Rebecca Porteous

Ewan & Kerry Pow Avery Praznik Rachel Prokaski Bill & Brenda Pugh Rebecca Rehor Janine Reilly Allison Reville Madison Rimmington Marion Robinsong Joan Rodenbush Tracey Rodger Lisa Romanowski Chris Roney Judith Ross Nicole Ross Olena & Oleg Rudiak Karen Russell Abdalla Salih Madison Schaus Paige Schmitz Terri Schmitz Eve Shakotko Janice Shannon Melissa Shaw Simone Sheppard-Organ David Shuttleworth Annagh Sleshinski Jennifer Smith Elaine Snelling Southern Water Systems Luella Sterling Lillian Strahl Superior Auto Service BreeAnn Tait Shayla Tame Breigh-Anna Tegg Dimitrios Tellidis & Eleni Galatsanou Frank Thomas Simone Tuner-Cummer Reighlyn Turner-Cummer Janessa Urbanovich Zoe Ushey Abby Wakewich Madison Walker Kyle Wasmann Sheldon & Kara Wettig Wheat City Concrete Products Ltd. Angie Whelpton Brent White Wayne Wilhelm Rebekah Wilkinson Jack Wiseman Teresa Wood Dana Woodcock Storm Woodland

Tracy Jeske

The Y has been amazing. It has helped me to transition into retirement. One of the things that the Y has that the other places don’t have is the amazing windows everywhere—even in the room that holds the fitness classes. The environment is welcoming as soon as you walk in the door and are greeted by the people who sign you in. All of the staff from management, personal trainers, volunteers and cleaning staff are always friendly and welcoming. I also find the facility very clean. In the summer when a class of kids would sweep through the change room there always seemed to be somebody washing floors and cleaning behind them. Of course the thing that I love the most is the variety of classes and the quality of the instructors. I have worked out in the same gym at work for 30 years doing pretty much the same thing. The variety that the classes offer has made exercising even more fun!!! So instead of going to work in the morning, I start my day at the Y—love it.

YMCA of Brandon Board of Directors Jillian DeCosse Emergency Physician Brandon Regional Health Centre Tyril Froese Business Advisor MNP Carly Gasparini General Manager Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corp. Tayona Johnas VP, Strategic Development & Wealth Mgmt Sunrise Credit Union

Nicole Assistant Day Camp Director

My Y Story began when I was 16 years old. I was hired as a break filler in the summer day camps program. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and had so much fun with the kids that I was happy to continue with the YMCA into the fall session as a youth program leader. Over the past few years I have continued with the Y and my responsibilities have grown. I love working at the YMCA because I feel a part of a community there and I am proud of the work we do. The best part of my day is seeing the kids having fun and learning in the programs we run. Taking on more responsibility at the YMCA through program planning, Duty Managing, and my current role as the Assistant Day Camp Director has given me many learning opportunities and I feel that I have grown a lot through my work and have become more confident and mature in my role. Working at the Y also inspired me to take my physical health more seriously, so I began using the fitness facility there. The gym atmosphere is very positive, and I always feel encouraged by my coworkers and other gym members when I’m there. Working out has become one of the best parts of my day and I hope that by taking my health seriously I will encourage the kids in my programs to take care of themselves as they grow up.

Jordan Ludwig Owner Brandon Business Interiors Linda Poole Deputy Director of Human Resources City of Brandon Leanne Swayze Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager Heritage Co-op Bryan Webber Lawyer Meighen Haddad LLP

I am excited to continue my Y story and look forward to future Day Camp adventures. I am very grateful to the staff and kids who have taught me many lessons over the years, and whom I have shared some very fun memories with.

2017—2018 Financial Highlights YMCA of Brandon FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS As of August 31, 2018 2018 ASSETS Current Assets Capital Assets

$ $

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable and Accured Liabilities Deferred Revenue Deferred Capital Contributions Obligations Under Capital Lease Long Term Debt


1,123,425 16,286,850 17,410,275


206,730 235,300 11,734,546



697,641 17,170,079 17,867,720 158,742 262,622 12,223,386


2,528,324 14,704,900


2,746,257 15,391,007


2,705,375 17,410,275


2,476,713 17,867,720


REVENUE Parent fees Memberships Province of Manitoba City of Brandon United Way Amortization of deferred capital contributions Program revenue



2,062,053 1,822,402 1,223,599 143,926 50,000 601,980 321,436 6,225,396




896,420 75,770 121,922 388,909 74,231 14,320 260,474 3,923,481 43,263 20,365 126,177 5,945,332


965,373 86,509 118,827 338,294 120,431 12,642 258,845 3,753,913 72,518 33,674 105,882 5,866,908
















$ EXPENSES Amortization of property, plant and equipment Bank interest and charges Interest on long term debt Occupancy costs Office supplies and expenses Professional fees Program supplies Salaries & Benefits Training Travel & Vehicles YMCA Affiliation Dues



1,876,125 1,978,289 1,121,635 125,218 60,000 662,414 333,047 6,156,728

Profile for YMCA of Brandon

YMCA of Brandon 2018 Annual Report  

YMCA of Brandon 2018 Annual Report

YMCA of Brandon 2018 Annual Report  

YMCA of Brandon 2018 Annual Report