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Seniors and childcare will be under one roof at new Providence Manor

Two local organizations are joining forces to provide new programs to both seniors and children alike.  Providence Care and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are opening a Y childcare centre in the new Providence Manor, tentatively opening in summer 2024. “If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is

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YMCA updates staff, protocols before reopening

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is re-opening their facilities for members on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. “Our first priority has always been on the safety of everyone in our facilities and this re-opening phase will stay true to this approach” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Opening on

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YMCA’s Love Yourself, Actually challenge hopes to create social connection

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is launching the Love Yourself, Actually challenge this February. Participate virtually by using the #LoveYourselfActually hashtag on social media to share your feel good moments of self-care and relaxation. Staying self-isolated through our second lockdown while heading into February can make it difficult to stay

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YMCA announcement regarding provincial lockdown

After the provincial government announced a temporary province-wide lockdown beginning on December 26, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario released details of their operation during that time. “Our priority has always been the safety of everyone who comes to the YMCA and we continue to support the necessary steps to reduce

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Local health units recognized during YMCA Peace Week

KFL&A and Leeds Grenville and Lanark public health units were recognized with YMCA Peace Medals at a virtual presentation held earlier this week. Each year, YMCA Peace Week provides a moment to reflect on the need for peace in our communities and those who act for peace, building stronger communities.

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YMCA distributes donation of clothes from Gap Inc. to local agencies

Some holiday spirit arrived at the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, in the form of 92 boxes of new Banana Republic clothes donated by Gap Inc. “As soon as we heard that Gap was offering to donate new clothes, we knew that agencies across our region would be able to put

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YMCA of Eastern Ontario moves to “protect” level protocols

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario released a statement on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 saying they will be moving to “protect” level protocols effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at their locations in Kingston and Brockville. “Since the outset of the pandemic, we have taken a proactive approach to the health and

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YMCA announces partnership with Artillery Park members

Membership holders for Artillery Park Aquatic Centre can now take advantage of the facilities at the YMCA, thanks to a partnership between the City of Kingston and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “As a charity that supports vulnerable members of our community, we are very supportive of how the City

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YMCA releases update on Strong Communities Campaign

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario thanks everyone who has supported the Strong Communities Campaign so far, and is hoping to keep the momentum strong for their annual fundraiser. With the campaign wrapping up at the end of the month, a final push is on to raise the much needed funds

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Nominate local heroes for the YMCAs Peace Medal Awards

Every year, YMCAs across Canada recognize people who volunteer their time and effort to make our communities better places to live, through the Peace Medal Awards. Peace is not just the absence of violence and conflict, the YMCA said in a release dated Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. It is also

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YMCA’s Play Hard, Eat Well program coming to Rideau Heights Community Centre

Rideau Heights Community Centre will busy with one of the YMCA’s most popular programs this fall and winter. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Play Hard, Eat Well program will get kids active and feed them well. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this program in Rideau Heights,”

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YMCA launches their annual campaign to continue building history

Did you know, the YMCA has been part of the DNA of Canada since 1851, having pioneered many important Canadian events? Offering the first night classes to women and immigrants, helping to found three Canadian universities, training Canadian soldiers to return to civilian life, expanding libraries to working class neighbourhoods,

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