RBC donates to new Halifax YMCA facility

The new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility, being built in Halifax, has found another benefactor.

RBC announced Tuesday it will donate $125,000 toward the Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Capital Campaign to help ensure that the YMCA is able to expand and welcome all members to the community.

“RBC is focused on helping youth in our community who face barriers to entry in the job market as well as their health and wellness,” Roger Howard, President of RBC Atlantic Canada Region, said in a news release.

“This partnership . . . will encourage young adults to be physically active, become involved in their community and be their best selves possible.”

RBC will be recognized with branding at the welcome desk and in the cardio and cross training area of the Health and Wellness Centre.

In April, the YMCA received $5 million each from the provincial and federal governments.

The centre will be located within a new mixed-use residential and commercial complex on the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets.

It will house a large public atrium, social and program areas, a full aquatic centre, gymnasium, indoor track, a two-level Wellness Centre, and a Child and Family Development Centre that will include community program areas.

It’s slated to open in early 2019.