MEDICINE HAT – YMCA of Medicine Hat is pleased to announce our selection as a finalist for the 2021 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Mentorship Category. Finalists were announced Friday, April 23rd, 2021.

This recognition by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a great honour for our organization. Along with being a finalist for the Mentorship Award, YMCA of Medicine Hat is also eligible for the prestigious Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction. Recently, the YMCA of Medicine Hat was awarded the local Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Award in October 2020 and is the past recipient of the 2018 Alberta Chambers of Commerce Employer of Youth Award.

This year’s Mentorship Award finalists are predominantly from Medicine Hat. The YMCA is pleased to share the stage with two other wonderful local organizations: Masterpiece Southland Meadows and REDI Enterprises. As a charity, the YMCA has over 200 employees and volunteers working in its recreation facilities, child care programs, community programs, and employment services. “Mentorship is an important strategy we use at all levels within the YMCA to promote connections, build capacity, and support professional development,” said Sharon Hayward, CEO. “To receive this award locally and then go on to be a provincial finalist recognizes the hard work of our employees and volunteers. We are very pleased to see such strong representation from Medicine Hat in this award category.”

For more information and updates on the event, please go to the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction website at

About YMCA of Medicine Hat

YMCA of Medicine Hat is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities. For 62 years, YMCA of Medicine Hat has been committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth, and families by promoting healthy living and fostering belonging and connection within the community.

For more Information or interview opportunities, please contact:

Sharon Hayward | CEO, YMCA of Medicine Hat
(403) 905-0102 |