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Oakville Youth Week kicks off May 1

A free week of activities and events for youth in Oakville!

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We’re excited to celebrate National Youth Week in Oakville from May 1 to 7. It’s a special week dedicated to youth 12-18 years with FREE activities, learning opportunities, events and more!

It starts at the Y!

The free fun starts at the Y with a special Youth Week Kick-off event from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 following the YMCA Healthy Kids Day community event. Youth are invited to drop by for basketball, rock climbing, JIBS Action Sports and an art workshop.

Throughout the week, youth will also have FREE access to all youth drop-in programs at the YMCA, drop-in youth programs and open houses at all Town of Oakville youth centres, creative activities with the Oakville Public Library, and so much more!

Like the Oakville Youth Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @OakvilleYouthfor more information. Share your photos using #OakvilleYouth

Plus, don’t miss Campfire Night!
Friday, May 6

The week winds down with a special Campfire Night at the YMCA from 7:00-9:30 p.m. This fun night includes swimming, rock climbing, basketball, marshmallow roast and more!

 

 

Healthy fun for the whole family on Sunday, May 1

YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Sunday May 1

Taking the first steps to leading a healthy, active lifestyle as a family can seem like an overwhelming task. As parents, limited time, energy and resources often become barriers that make it harder to lead – or even talk about – leading a healthier lifestyle.

If you can relate, head to your local YMCA on Sunday, May 1 for YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This free community event, created to show kids and families how simple daily actions can make a huge impact, is offered at YMCA’s across Canada every year.

Bring your whole family to learn about the importance of a lifetime of healthy, active living by engaging in fun, active play together and discovering helpful tools, activities and resources from the YMCA and local community partners. With a special emphasis on exploring healthy living habits that will make a difference throughout the year, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a great way to take those first steps towards a healthy, active lifestyle together.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day in Oakville will take place at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at 410 Rebecca Street on Sunday, May 1 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Activities include:

  • Morning Wake-up Fitness Mash-up
  • Twist and Shout Music and Movement with Oakville Parent-Child Centre
  • Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO
  • ArtHouse and Oakville improv workshop
  • JIBS Action Sports mobile park
  • Pick-up basketball
  • Soccer Challenge with the Oakville Soccer Club
  • Volleyball Skill Development with EVP Volleyball
  • Family rock climbing, family swim and more
  • Master Cook make and take snack

Event Schedule

Following the regular scheduled activities on Sunday, May 1, and to kick off National Youth Week (May 1-7), the YMCA is inviting local youth 11-19 years to drop by the Y for free basketball, rock climbing, the JIBS Action Sports Mobile Park and an art workshop from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Survey says…

According to a 2016 YMCA Healthy Kids Survey, parents with kids from infants up to 18 years are most concerned about their children’s mental/emotional health (50%) followed by physical (28%) and social health (22%).  Time and money are the main barriers holding Canadian parents back from leading healthy, active lifestyles with their family. And in an age where obesity and related chronic disease in our kids is steadily on the rise, this needs to change.

As a local charity, the YMCA of Oakville works together with other local organizations and partners to provide solutions to help people achieve greater health. Many of these partners such as ArtHouse, Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Region Chapter, Oakville Parent-Child Centre and the Town of Oakville will be onsite at Healthy Kids Day to share tools and resources.

A free shuttle service will be running throughout the day.

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We value your input and use it to continually improve your YMCA experience. Please share your feedback by completing an anonymous online survey. All survey responses are kept confidential.

At the end of the survey, you can enter your name for a chance to win one of three prizes:

  1. Free Body Composition Assessment ($50 value)
  2. Free Nutrition Health Consultation ($80 value)
  3. One month free membership (up to $96* value)

* One month membership credit based on the current membership type of the winner.

Survey closes May 20, 2016. 

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Oakville Youth Week kicks off May 1

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Healthy fun for the whole family on Sunday, May 1

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