On May 1, 2016, the YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough is celebrating Healthy Kids Day by offering families the opportunity to drop by their local YMCA for free. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to try the Y and participate in activities while learning the joys of living a healthy lifestyle, together, as a family.
According to the 2016 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Survey, Ontario parents acknowledge that there are barriers keeping them from leading a healthy active lifestyle, including: a lack of time (45%), work/life balance (39%) and energy or motivation (28%). Parents across Canada identified the same barriers to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
With more than 33% of Canadian children aged 5 to 17 being overweight, leading a healthy, active lifestyle should be a family priority driven by parents.
The YMCA offers a wealth of programs to meet the unique needs of the Peterborough community and surrounding areas with an emphasis on total health in mind, body and spirit. Through Healthy Kids Day, the YMCA hopes to break down the barriers preventing families from living the healthy, active life they deserve.
What: YMCA opens its doors to families to try out facilities and programs free of cost on May 1st
When: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: YMCA of Central East Ontario – Balsillie Family Branch, Peterborough
123 Aylmer Street South