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Update: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kingston, Brockville YMCAs

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at each of its locations – one case at the Kingston location, and another at the Brockville location. Update (Friday, Nov. 19, 2021): Additional case confirmed at Kingston YMCA Following up on an email to all members

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Nominate community heroes for YMCA’s 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 Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. It is also

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YMCA to manage fitness centre at new Kingston East Community Centre

Kingston City Council approved a recommendation from city staff that the YMCA of Eastern Ontario will manage the fitness centre at the new Kingston East Community Centre, at their Oct. 19 meeting. “Based on consultation with numerous stakeholders, the city is taking a community and service hub approach to improve

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YMCA of Eastern Ontario implements vaccination policy

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced they have put a new vaccination policy in place requiring all members, visitors and staff – with the exception of those who are medically exempt or not eligible – to be fully vaccinated to access their facilities and programs. The charity announced their

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Over 24K raised during YMCA’s 2021 Walk, Run & Roll Challenge

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge ran for two weeks and ended on August 9, 2021. Participants raised a total of $24,015 for the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program. The program provides access to healthy programs, safe spaces and inclusive social connections to those who

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YMCA to reopen in September

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a re-opening date of Sept. 1, 2021. Membership fees, which have been frozen throughout the closure will also resume on that date. Information on programming, schedules and registration will be available in August. “At this time, we are evaluating and charting what our

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YMCA’s 2021 Walk, Run & Roll Challenge open for registration

This year the YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge fundraiser will take place between July 23 and August 7.  Participants can walk, run, wheelchair, bike, roller blade – however they like to be physically active – to complete one of five challenges over two weeks.

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RKY Camp unveils changes: family camps, new buildings

There’s no virtual substitute for the bonds you make with your peers while attending overnight camp.” — D’Arcy Munn, RKY Camp Director Canoeing, swimming, roasting smores, telling ghost stories around the campfire—these are some of the fun activities hundreds of kids normally get to do at RKY Camp on Eagle

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Community organizations offer mobile teen drop-in for Gananoque

Youth in Gananoque will soon have a safe space to gather, thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, the Town of Gananoque, the United Way, the Gananoque Police, and RNJ Youth Services. Following the success of the teen program in operation at the Brockville YMCA, these local

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Kingston swimmer headed to Tokyo Paralympic Games

Kingston Y Penguins swimmer Abi Tripp will be heading to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this fall as one of about 19 members of Team Canada’s swim team. “Representing Canada is something that not everybody gets the chance to do — it’s incredible and so special. We’re all excited to

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YMCA offers local online workouts as Stay-At-Home Order extended

As the Province of Ontario announced an extension of the current Stay-At-Home Order on Thursday, May 13, 2021, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a locally-based workout program, safe for residents to participate in from home. The series of 10 free classes per week beginning on Monday, May 17,

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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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