Past Challenges

Wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to? Take a look at the regions we’ve visited and the challenges completed.

March's Stop: Atlantic Canada

In this first region of our cross-Canada journey you’ll find an original Railway Y: the YMCA of Greater Moncton, originally established in 1870.

Get outside! - 23 March

Get outside! : #YLM5

Railway Ys offered a place for recreation and fun both indoor and out. Now that spring has officially arrived, what’s your favourite “coming out of hibernation” activity? Is it visiting a maple syrup farm? Tuning up your bike? Planting seeds? Making chalk drawings on the ice-free sidewalk?

For this week’s challenge, inspire us with your favourite spring activity.

This challenge ends March 31, 2017.

Put a spring in your step! - 16 March

Put a spring in your step! : #YLM4

A popular activity at the Railway YMCAs was the community dance which provided a fun, welcoming atmosphere not only for railway workers, but for all members of the community. 
For this week’s challenge, kick up your heels solo or with a friend. If you need some inspiration, visit our friends at Canada’s National Ballet School to learn their choreography for their Sharing Dance DayOpen in new window event in June, also in celebration of Canada’s 150th. 

This challenge ends March 31, 2017.

Reading Room Challenge - 9 March

Reading Room Challenge : #YLM3

The only thing better than reading a good book is sharing one. A number of railway Ys had reading rooms to encourage literacy and social connection. Today’s YMCAs continue to nurture literacy through everything from newcomer language programs to child care curriculums to after-school homework clubs. 

For this week’s challenge, we want to know about a book by a Canadian author that you’d recommend, and why you love it! 

This challenge ends March 31, 2017.

Healthy Picnic Challenge - 2 March

Healthy Picnic Challenge : #YLM2

Providing and sharing meals at YMCAs helped to build healthier communities for Canada’s railway workers.

For this week's Challenge gather some friends, ask each person to prepare a healthy dish, and have a picnic - indoor or outdoor! 

This challenge ends March 31, 2017.

Challenge Celebration - 20 February

Challenge Celebration : #YLM1

Language classes were one of the services provided by the YMCA in railway communities to help railway workers build a sense of belonging. Learn how to introduce yourself by saying “Hello, welcome to [community name] in three languages. Ask your family and friends to join you!

This challenge ends February 27, 2017.

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