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Child Minding (3 months – 5 years)
This service included with a family membership, can be utilized by those who require care for their child(ren) while using the YMCA. Time limit: 2 hours Come join us. There's no need to register! 

Active Parent and Tot
Active Parent and Tot offers a variety of activities for children aged 1-3 years old.  Come join us for some active time in the Gym. 

Mom, Pop, & Tot Gym Time (1-3)
This popular program encourages socialization and interaction between the child, his/her caregiver and the other participants of the program. 

Active and Creative Parent and Tot (1-3)
In this program you will have the opportunity to get active, explore science and create crafts with your child.  

Silly Science (6-12)
Become a Y Silly Scientist and learn to do fun experiments through hands on activities.

All Sort of Sports (6-12)
This program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different sports.  They will learn the basic skills needed to play the game. 

Drama (6-12)
Ready, Set, Action! You will learn to explore drama through theatre games and improvisations.  In this program you will build your confidence,  learn new skills and get creative.

Fundamental Soccer (6-8)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to basic and more advanced soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.  Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Preschool Gym and Swim (3-5)
Preschool drop in that includes both  gym time and a swim

Active Start Soccer (3-5)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Active Start Ball Hockey*(3-5)
This program will focus on learning the basics of ball hockey in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of ball hockey through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both ball hockey and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

Iron Kids*(8-12)
This is a kid's triathlon meaning that it will consist of three elements: swimming, biking and running.  Ask your branch for specific details.

Fitness Fundamentals for Kids (6-12)
This program is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of working out.  Come out for fun workouts consisting of resistance and cardio training.

Learn to Train Soccer (9-12 years)
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of soccer through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental sport skills.  Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Nine2Twelve (9-12)
In a group of like-minded individuals, your child will explore their values and learn how to be a successful leader. Your child will gain an appreciation for open mindedness, self-reflection, positive peer relationships and community involvement through this mentorship program. Each week participants will have the opportunity to explore new themes and activities including; rope courses, nutrition, art, fitness, science, special guest speakers and lots more! 

Construction Kids (6-12 years)
This program challenges children to use the provided resources to construct different things such as a bridge out of popsicle sticks, or an egg drop parachute out of a plastic bag and other materials. 

Playground Games (6-12)
This program provides children the opportunity to play both traditional and non traditional playground games in a non-competitive environment that focuses on participation, physical activity and fun. 

Fun Fitness (6-12)
Come and join us as we get active using fun games and activities.  

Dance – Ballet (3-5 years, 6-8 years)
A classical dance form characterized by grace, precision, proper alignment and posture. Students will gain knowledge of the vocabulary of ballet terminology. The skills developed in ballet are the foundation for many styles and levels of dance. Dancers will improve coordination, flexibility and strength in a fun and challenging environment. Using centre work, emphasis is always placed on correct posture, placement, and technique. Ballet is a strong basis for all dancers who wish to take jazz, lyrical, or tap classes.  This style of dance focuses on accomplishing a set of controlled steps while maintaining grace, elegance, and posture.

FUNdamental Ball Hockey* (6-8)
This program will focus on learning the basics of ball hockey in an active and safe environment Participants will be exposed to basic and more advanced ball hockey skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both ball hockey and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.  

Dance – Ballet/Lyrical (9-12 years)
This expressive dance style combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and fluidity of jazz and contemporary dance. Lyrical is focused on exploring emotion through music and movement and often portrays a story. Lyrical Ballet is a beautiful form of dance, enabling the dancer to express and interpret the feeling of a piece of music through dance steps, emotion and movement. Students learn the techniques of Ballet, rhythm of Jazz and the emotions of Modern Dance.
Lyrical concentration tends to move towards the story, and also explores interpretive movement.

Learn to Train Ball Hockey*(9-12)
This program will focus on learning the game of ball hockey in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of ball hockey through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental sport skills.  Both ball hockey and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.   

Active and Creative Kids (6-12 years)
Active and Creative Kids offers a variety of activities for children aged 6-12 years old including sports, crafts, active games and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment. Come join us. There is no need to register!

Karate – Goju-Ryu  (5+ years)
Since 1985, The Goju-Ryu Karate Canada Association (GKK Canada) has helped children develop self confidence plus improve agility and reflexes through positive reinforcement through the martial art of Goju-Ryu! GKK Canada Blackbelt instructors are all members of the Ontario Provincial and Canadian Sport governing bodies, certified in First Aid, CPR and in NCCP Karate Coaching methodology. Introducing a strong foundation of discipline, dignity and respect that translates into all parts of your life. Dedicated training towards excellence physically, mentally and spiritually.

Karate Belts – G (5+ years)
For those participating in the Karate program.  This portion of karate is for student to get graded and to achieve their belts.

Jr. Golf (4-7 years)
CN Future Link – Canada’s national Junior Golf Development Program

This PGA of Canada developed junior golf program is designed to provide your pros with professionally developed and produced materials that have been reviewed and aligned with golf’s Long-Term Player Development Guide (LTPD), a framework for developing golfers that has been approved and recognized by Sport Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada. 


Y Birthday Parties**

Birthday Party Options                        Member                     Non-member

Basic Swim/Gym/Craft                            $175                           $225
No Food Included    
Maximum Number of Children 10
Length of party 2hrs
Extra Child $10/per child

Basic Party with Food                              $200                          $250
(Pizza & Drink)

Please contact Terra Armstrong at 519-419-1267 x 4511                                                       

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