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Fundraiser for YMCA Youth Travel Exchange participants Saturday

YMCA Youth Travel Exchange participants in Oakville are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. The youth exchange participants have set a goal to raise $3,300 to offset ...

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Oakville Teenagers offered Round Trip to B.C for $120.00

For the first time the YMCA of Oakville has partnered with YMCA of Northern British Columbia for a new national Youth Travel Exchange program.

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Be Inspired to Choose Empathy

Tickets are now on sale for the annual YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace on Thursday, November 19. This year’s event features keynote Zak Ebrahim, prominent peace activist and author of The Terrorist’s Son: A Story ...

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85 Percent of Canadian Parents finding it hard to be a Health Role Model for the Children

On May 28, 2015, the YMCA released the 2015 YMCA Healthy Kids Report which unveiled that parents are finding it difficult to set a healthy example for their children with 85 per cent stating that ...

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YMCA Peace Week, November 15-22

This year marks the 30th anniversary of YMCA Peace Week, a time when YMCAs across Canada invite people of all ages to reflect on peace, to talk and to take action – individually and with ...

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What to do if Your Child is Bullied

As part of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-22, the YMCA of Oakville will host an evening speaking engagement for parents with anti-bullying advocate Kirk Smalley at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 at ...

Find a Be Kind Bell on Random Act of Kindness Day and Spread Kindness

Look up and around, kindness is waiting to be found – and shared. More than 100 Be Kind Bells have been hidden across Oakville for Random Act of Kindness Day, November 7.

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Nominate a local champion who builds community and acts for peace

Do you know someone who makes a difference in Oakville? Someone who goes out of their way to help others, advocates for positive change, empowers others to succeed, fundraises for causes or helps others belong?

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Zombie Escape at the Y

The YMCA is the last safe haven for teens in the Zombie Apocalypse of 2014.

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Helping teens cope at the heart of Peak Performance

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, young people often feel tremendous pressure to succeed at school, at home and in social groups, making them vulnerable to mental health issues, sleep difficulties, headaches and other ...

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