(Moncton, N.B., Feb. 7, 2018) – Are you ready for some free family fun? The YMCA of Greater Moncton is opening its doors to the public tomorrow for free tours, fitness classes, kids’ activities and swimming.
“We’re hoping people will stop by and see all of the great options we have to offer adults, children and families to become healthier in spirit, mind and body,” says the YMCA’s CEO Zane Korytko. “We’re committed to the development of healthy individuals, families and communities and love to share ways children and families can choose a healthier lifestyle. Join the fun!”
From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Y members and non-members are invited to take part in any of the Y’s scheduled activities free of charge. Non-members will be required to show a piece of government-issued photo ID at the Membership Services Desk to access classes and pools.
Adults can choose from a wide range of classes such as Cyclefit, Group Centergy, Group Active, Y-Step, Tai Chi, Pickleball, Yoga and Zumba. There will also be various daytime and evening adult swim classes as well as evening lane swimming.
For kids from age five to 12, there’s basketball from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lego and Games takes place for those five to 11 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. while Y Kids Move for the same age group runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s also a Parent/Tot swim from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (For a full list of activities, see the Thursday schedule on the YMCA of Greater Moncton website - www.ymcamoncton.ca - or call the Y at 857-0606 for more information.)
Tours of the Y’s facility at 30 War Veterans Ave. will also be available and prizes up for grabs.
“If you’ve never been here before or if you haven’t stopped by in a while, it’s a great opportunity to check us out and see all we have to offer,” says Korytko.
Founded in 1870, the YMCA of Greater Moncton opened its first building in 1881, at the corner of Main and Alma Streets. The local YMCA opened its current state-of-the-art facility in 2004.
The Y houses a large multi-purpose swimming pool, therapy pool and play pool, a multi-purpose gymnasium, studio room and Wellness Centre, childcare, playschool, after-school care, educational courses and many other community development programs.
The YMCA of Greater Moncton is a registered charitable organization dedicated to building healthy communities. It is committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. Its focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means it serves people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life.