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Cycle for YMCA Strong Kids

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Don Wheaton Family YMCA

10211 102 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 0A5

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Join us for our 6th annual Cycle for YMCA Strong Kids Event on June 3rd, 2017.

Register individually, or as a team of four, for a 3-hour team relay cycling event! Teams must raise a minimum of $400, with 100% of the proceeds going to providing financial assistance so children and families in our community can participate in YMCA programs and services.

Celebrate after the event with food, drinks, prizes. and more! Prizes will be given out for highest wattage, highest donations raised per team, and best costumes/team spirit!

All teams wil be provided with face towels for use during the ride, refreshments and snacks, access to lockers, showers, and underground parking... as well as music, motivation, and support!

Setup starts at 9:00am. YMCA will provide pledge forms and information upon registration.



Want to know more about the cause you are supporting by participating in this event?

Societies that are unequal fare worse according to quality of life indicators: infant mortality, obesity, low literacy, heart disease, and mental illness. Economic inequality continues to increase. Despite Alberta’s opportunities, nearly 400,000 Albertans — including 73,000 children — continue to live in poverty.

In 2016, our YMCA provided financial assistance to 12,000 individuals who otherwise could not have participated in programs and services to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. These include youth leadership and development programs, swimming lessons, after school programs, day camps, and much more.

• 20% or 1 in 5 participants utilized the Opportunity Fund (dollars raised in the Strong Kids Campaign) for memberships and program assistance

• 23% of childcare families of preschool aged children received financial assistance

• 21% of families of school aged children received financial assistance

• 26% of youth fail to complete high school within 3 years

• 3,214 children were nurtured in YMCA licensed child care

• 7,832 registered weeks of day camps kept children active

• 901 youth in leadership development opportunities



For more information, contact Sandy Coull at scoull@northernalberta.ymca.ca

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