Guelph Y Healthy Kids Day
Sunday, April 30 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
We are celebrating Healthy Kids Day by offering families the opportunity to drop by the Guelph Y for free. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to try their Y and participate in activities while learning the joys of living a healthy lifestyle, together, as a family. Everyone (both members and non-members) are invited!
*Please bring government-issued photo ID for sign-in purposes
The health of Canadian children is a serious matter and YMCA Healthy Kids Day is seriously fun!
The majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. Only 7% of Canadian children and youth are meeting Canada’s guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day (Source: 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card). Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that getting kids healthy should be a top priority.
Why Healthy Kids Day?
The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. That’s why we offer programming and advocate year round to help all kids reach their full potential. Every year over 29,000 children, teens and young adults take part in health, fitness and aquatics programs at YMCAs in Canada.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by YMCAs across Canada in May. An action-packed event for the entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how healthy living can be fun and provides families with simple tips and resources to live healthy every day.