The Natural man-made lake at Valens is monitored and tested on a regular basis to ensure the safety of your child. The Ymca uses the test result to determine whether we will go swimming. Recently the water was tested and deemed unfit for swimming. As of today July 15th, 2016 the water is now up to its standard quality and usual swimming activities will be offered.
Although the Wellness Centre is closed for a few days, you have no excuses for skipping your workout. A temporary workout area will be set up in Gym 1 with Cycle Fit bikes, free weights and other popular equipment on these days and times:
Saturday, July 16 – 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sunday, July 17 – 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday, July 18 – 6:00-8:00 am/4:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19 – 6:00-8:00 am/11:30 am-1:30 pm/4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 20 – 6:00-8:00 am/12:00-1:30 pm
Try another YMCA!
Your YMCA membership is valid at any YMCA in Canada. Why not try a neighbouring Y in Burlington, Mississauga or near the cottage. Visit ymca.ca for locations.
Starting: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Location: Halton Region
An Extended Heat Warning is issued by the Medical Officer of Health when the daytime temperatures reach at least 31 degrees Celsius with overnight temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius for three or more days, or when the humidex is expected to reach 40 for three or more days. For more information on Extended Heat Warnings and what you can do to protect your health, visit halton.ca/heat.
Valens Conservation Area Camps
The Valens Conservation Area beach has tested unsafe for swimming on July 13. Instead of swimming, campers will be playing lots of water games and hydrating to keep kids cool and having fun.
In the event of a heat or smog alert, camp programming will be modified to ensure health and safety of your child as follows:
We will take frequent water breaks and remind children to remain hydrated
We will remind children to wear their hats and re-apply sunscreen throughout the day
We will replace high-energy programming with lower energy programming and water-based activities
Please ensure your child has the following items at all times:
Reusable water bottle with water or sugar-free drinks
Plenty of snacks
Hat that provides appropriate protection from the sun
Waterproof sunscreen. Please apply 30 minutes before the start of the camp and remind your child to re-apply throughout the day