YMCA Northumberland invites our communities to spend Family Day playing, climbing and swimming at the Cobourg YMCA or trying out the fitness facilities at the Brighton YMCA.
YMCA Northumberland and Realty Executives, Pentel Limited Brokerage are committed to Building Strong Kids, Strong Families, and Strong Communities throughout Northumberland County. Generous donations from Realty Executives Pentel Ltd. make it possible for YMCA Northumberland to build facilities and programs designed to promote physical activity, active play and social interaction, including the Pentel Playground and Climbing Wall.
Kids need at least 60 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per day to improve their health, do better in school, improve self-esteem and confidence, maintain a healthy body weight and improve fitness. Only 14 % of Canadian children aged 5-11 are currently meeting this requirement. (Participaction – Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth) This Family Day, YMCA Northumberland and Realty Executives Pentel Ltd. Brokerage challenge you and your family to spend the day being active together at Cobourg or Brighton YMCA.
Activities at Cobourg YMCA will include swimming, recreational sports, squash, conditioning center, family yoga, rock climbing and the three-level indoor playground. At the Brighton YMCA, the fitness facilities will be available for the community to try out. These activities are free, but a $1 per person donation to YMCA Strong Kids is encouraged to allow us to help even more people access YMCA programs and services.
“Children need the chance to learn and grow through exploring, challenging themselves and trying new things. YMCA Northumberland offers a safe and supportive environment, in which kids can develop healthy habits and learn to interact positively with those around them. This is the foundation of building a stronger community, and we are pleased to partner with YMCA Northumberland to create opportunities in Northumberland County. We all have a role to play in building stronger, healthier kids ” says Dan Bulger, of Realty Executives Pentel Ltd. Brokerage. “The community open house is a great opportunity for the entire family to visit the YMCA and explore everything it has to offer.”