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YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, June 1, 2014

 

The health of Canadian children is a serious matter. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is seriously fun.

 

The majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. Only 7% of Canadian children and youth are meeting Canada's guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day (Source: 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card). Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that getting kids healthy should be a top priority.

 

The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. That's why we offer programming and advocate year round for the healthy growth of children and youth in spirit, mind and body. Every year over 29,000 children, teens and young adults take part in health, fitness and aquatics programs at YMCAs in Canada.

 

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by YMCAs across Canada in June. An action-packed event for the entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how healthy living can be fun and providing families with simple tips and resources to live healthy every day.

 

Raising healthy children is a community effort, and the YMCA is your community partner in nurturing the potential of kids.

 

Join us on Sunday, June 1 for an engaging day of fun and exciting activities for holistic health!

 

 

Find Your YMCA

Find your Y below to learn about how to participate in your local YMCA Healthy Kids Day:

British Columbia Quebec
Alberta New Brunswick
Saskatchewan Nova Scotia
Manitoba Newfoundland & Labrador
Ontario

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 Grey Bruce
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

   Note: this event is on  Saturday, May 31, 2014.

New Brunswick

YMCA 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