On Saturday, September 19, the Y is hosting its 9th annual Cycle for Strong Kids event outside H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, featuring a stationary cycling class, kids zone, silent auction, prizes and food including tasty treats from Milestones and smoothies from Jugo Juice.
“This is a workout with a great payoff,” says Pam Murkin, Event Coordinator for YMCA of Okanagan. “Funds raised at Cycle for Strong Kids go towards giving local kids in need the opportunity to develop skills, character and self-esteem through sponsored YMCA child care, camping or children’s programs.”
The event, presented by Fresh Air and Delcourt Wealth Management at ScotiaMcLeod, is a chance to team build with your colleagues and bond with family and friends. Mayor Colin Basran was a spectator in 2014, and he has joined together with event veteran, Todd Simpson, to put in a team this year.
“It was a great event,” says Basran. “People were having a good time, enjoying the music, getting a workout in and supporting a great cause that helps kids right here in our community. I’m excited to participate this year.”
Entry is free with a fundraising goal of $250 per individual to take part in this fun day—held from 7am–2pm September 19, 2015. This amount would provide a child with a one year membership at the Y.
The more cycle participants raise for the cause, the better their chances are to win prizes including a Big White vacation package, a one year membership at either the Kelowna Family Y or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and a two night stay for two people in a deluxe guest room at any Prestige Hotel & Resort.
1 in 5 kids who come to the Y are accessing programs through Y financial assistance. In 2014, 1,120 kids received assisted memberships at the Kelowna Family Y or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, 125 local families were provided affordable child care during times of financial hardship and 244 eager campers were sponsored so they could attend Y summer camps.
Take a step to build a healthier community today and have a blast doing it—register your Cycle for Strong Kids team at ymcaokanagan.ca.