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YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, June 1, 2014

 

More info coming soon.

 

Learn more about YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2013

As part of Healthy Me Week, on Sunday June 2nd, participating YMCAs and YMCA-YWCAs across Canada welcomed communities to our locations for a free community event which brought children, teens and their families together for a day of active fun and learning.

Raising healthy kids is every parent's goal. At the YMCA, we believe that helping young people grow up healthy makes our whole community stronger. However, we know that the majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. The problems facing our kids are real:

  • 46% of Canadian kids get 3 hours or less of active play per week, including weekends
  • 63% of Canadian kids' free time after school and on weekends is spent being sedentary

(Source: 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card)


The YMCA models and incorporates healthy practices into its programs and activities for children and youth year round, and YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on teaching children, youth and their families about exploring healthy living habits that will make a difference throughout the year.

Healthy Me Week Contest

CBC and YMCA are asking Canadian families how they will meet the Healthy Me Week 7-Day Challenge. Enter the contest for a chance to win a daily combo prize pack from YMCA Canada, Kids' CBC and CBC Live Right Now! All entries will be eligible for a grand prize of a one-year family membership to their local YMCA! Read full contest details and enter the Healthy Me Week Contest. Contest begins June 2 and ends June 9 at 3 p.m. ET.

YTV Supports YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Special thanks to Andy from YTV for promoting YMCA Healthy Kids Day! Check out the video he created:


Find Your YMCA

Find your Y below to learn more about how they celebrated YMCA Healthy Kids Day this year: 

British Columbia Quebec
Alberta New Brunswick
Saskatchewan Nova Scotia
Manitoba Newfoundland & Labrador
Ontario
Thanks to YMCA Healthy Kids Day National supporters:
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British Columbia

YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops YMCA of Okanagan
YMCA of Northern BC YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Alberta

YMCA of Calgary YMCA of Northern Alberta
YMCA of Medicine Hat

Saskatchewan

YMCA of Moose Jaw YMCA of Regina

Manitoba

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Ontario

YMCA of Brockville YMCA of Owen Sound
YMCA of Central East Ontario YMCA of Sault Ste. Marie
YMCA-YWCA of Guelph YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario
YMCA of Kingston YMCA of Stratford-Perth
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region YMCA of Sudbury
YMCA of Niagara YMCA of Greater Toronto
YMCA of North Bay YMCA of Western Ontario
YMCA of Oakville

QuEbec

YMCAs of Quebec

New Brunswick

YMCA-YWCA of Greater Saint John YMCA of Greater Moncton

Nova Scotia

YMCA of Cumberland YMCA of Lunenburg County
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth YMCA of Yarmouth

Newfoundland & Labrador

YMCA of Northeast Avalon