EATING WELL 12 WEEK CHALLENGE FINAL UPDATE

The first 12 week session of the Eating Well Challenge is now complete. We have had a lot of success with this program. On December 9th, we had our final evening with "Celebrating Success" and had a social event afterward with stories of successes.  Everything from losing up to 18 pounds, to feeling better, changing lifestyles, clothes fitting better, increased energy levels, to people who have never been to the Y before, now becoming members and continuing on with the change they have made in the past 12 weeks. It has been wonderful watching people become more physically active and more aware of their eating habits. Congratulations to all the participants and I'm sure we will see you in the gym or at the various classes we have on our schedule.

And stay tuned... we may be running this program again in January.

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Your YMCA Fall Update

While a lot of people are sad to see summer come to an end, one must admit the fall colors are absolutely spectacular. And the weather has been amazing as well.  It's hard to believe we are already more than a month into our fall fitness schedule.  While our membership numbers took a bit of a dip over the summer they have rebounded even better than this time last year.  Our Health and Wellness numbers are currently at around 835 which is up from around 785 last year at this time.


While quite a few of the little tykes in our morning babysitting have grown up and moved on to Kindergarten Programs throughout various schools and our Playing to Learn Program we have noticed some new, sweet little faces joining us in the morning.  Our staff just love seeing their excited little faces come through the door every morning so they can enjoy playing while their mommies, daddies and grandparents attend class or go to the Cross Training Centre.  Their morning ritual is to run straight to the kitchen, gather around the table and enjoy their morning snack with each other.  It's almost like those little tykes have their very own breakfast club!!!

All of our Childcare Staff are back from their much needed summer break and have our Afterschool Programs and our Playing to Learn Programs in full swing. With more than 100 children in our Afterschool Programs in 5 locations and more than 60 children in our Playing to Learn Programs in two locations, our staff have their work cut out for them, providing much needed childcare to working parents and invaluable learning for our preschoolers.

Our Community Youth Network continues to remain busy with lots of activities for our youth.  From movies to pool to many fun activities, it's great to see youth dropping by to connect with their peers in a safe and fun environment.

Our Cap Site, which provides free internet access to the public, is open to a steady, daily stream of individuals who wish to surf the net for various reasons.  While most individuals are just looking to browse the latest happenings on Facebook, etc. a lot of individuals are seeking help in finding employment, retrieving their banking information or looking to pay a bill.  In any case, we are pleased to offer this free service to our community.

We hope this gives you a little snapshot of some of the many great things we do here at the YMCA.  Stay tuned for our next update this winter.  

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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There are many ways you can help the Humber Community YMCA.  Whether you make a donation, become a member, participate in an event or by volunteering your time.  Any contribution imade is greatly appreciated.

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Mon-Thu - 6:00am to 9:30pm

Fri - 6:00am to 8:30pm

Sat - 8:00am to 7:30pm

Sun - 12:00pm to 9:30pm

Contact

Humber Community YMCA
2 Herald Avenue
P.O. Box 836
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6H6
Phone (709) 639-9676
Fax (709) 634-9622

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