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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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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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