The YMCA in Canada strives to be a world leader in the development of active, healthy children and youth. The experiences your child has in YMCA Junior Child Care is an important part of their development and a vital part of our commitment to building healthy communities.
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Topping the thermometer!
$63,000+ raised for Megathon
On Saturday, June 11 we held our Megathon Wrap-up Party to celebrate a week of “mega” events and activities to raise awareness and funds for our YMCA Strong Kids campaign. And we’re excited to say we surpassed our goal — and we’re still counting! Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, danced, cycled, scooter-ed, swam and so much more to raise funds and awareness for YMCA Strong Kids!
Thank you also to our community supporters, the Optimist Club, CIBC and the May Court Club of Oakville for their financial investment in our Megathon and YMCA Strong Kids. Together, we’re helping more people and making our community stronger and healthier!
Throughout Megathon, we also collected nearly 11,000 pounds of clothing at our 44 locations – a record-breaking collection for Kidney Clothes! As a result of this co-charity fundraising initiative, our partner Kidney Clothes made a donation of $1,800 to YMCA Strong Kids! Missed the pick up? You can drop your clothing into the bins outside the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA to support both charities anytime.
Be a hero!
From June 6-10, the YMCA of Oakville is excited to host Megathon, a “mega” week of activities to raise funds for the YMCA Strong Kids campaign! Megathon will inspire everyone in our community to get active, unleash their inner superpower and give back for a great cause.
Our goal is to raise more than $50,000.00 to help even more children and families benefit from a YMCA experience!
Ways to Give
Join the Megathon! Give online, collect pledges or become a monthly donor. Sign up for activities at the Membership Services Desk.
Choose a Megathon activity and sign up at the Membership Services Desk.
Give online. Choose to a child care centre or Peter Gilgan Family YMCA page (links below) to help each location meet their goal.
Spring clean your closets!
Bring in your gently used clothing, footwear and cloth-based household items to all of our Y locations on June 10. Our partner Kidney Clothes will take them and in turn make a donation to YMCA Strong Kids.
Join the Megathon of Activities!
Sign up to participate in Megathon activities at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, by making a donation at the Membership Services Desk.
Mon, June 6
Tues, June 7
Wed, June 8
Thurs, June 9
Fri, June 10
Get your move on with a variety of fun activities.
Family Cooking Class
Learn how to
whip up fun and easy meals the whole family will enjoy.
All ages, MPR 4
Aqua Fit Pool Party
Rock it out and have fun in the pool!
16+ yrs, Main Pool
Swim instructors go for a dive!
All ages, all week long.
Glow in the Dark
Experience a Cycle Fit class like no other and take your ride to the next level.
16+ yrs, MPR 5
Let the Good Times Roll Bike/Scooter-a-thon
Join us at Family Gym Kids for wheels of fun!
11:00 am-12:15 pm
2.5-5 yrs, Gym 1&2
Experience yoga while working with a partner!
Enjoy a superhero costume dance & sing-a-thon with DJ, Karaoke and videos.
All ages, Gym 1&2
It's a Zumba Party!
Ditch the gym and join the party. You'll have fun and still get a great workout!
16+ yrs, Gym 1&2
SAT, JUNE 11
Megathon Wrap up Party
Once you are done saving the world, come and celebrate with a dance party! Dress up in your favorite costume and take action shot pictures, enjoy tasty snacks and face painting! We'll announce our fundraising Megathon totals and award super prizes!
All ages, Outdoors
To thank you for being a REAL hero, we’ll reward you!
YMCA Family Day Pass or voucher for a free loaf of bread from COBS Bread
A six-month child and youth membership* includes swim lessons, sport programs, rock climbing, martial arts and more… a value of over $250!
Family Active Prize Pack* with $100 movie gift card ($150 value)
Reshae Boullion Wyse
Golf Camp Prize Pack* ($295 value)
Super Strength Prize Pack* with a FitBit Charge, personal training session and body composition analysis! ($300 value)
At the YMCA, we believe that every child should have a high quality child care experience, be able to go to summer camp, learn to swim, play sports and develop leadership skills. And that every child should have a place where they form friendships, gain confidence — and belong. But not every family can afford to provide these things for their children. Every day these families rely on us for support.