Popular “Work Hard, Eat Well” Program Comes to Rideau Heights

Published on: 2020/10/21 - in Releases

RELEASE — One of the YMCA’s most popular programs is heading to Rideau Heights Community Centre beginning Wednesday, October 21 and the best part? — it’s free!

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this program in Rideau Heights,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “The Y has been on the forefront of providing programs to youth for over 150 years and we hope to be able to expand our partnerships in Eastern Ontario to continue helping young people to excel.”

Kids between the ages of nine and 13 will be able to select among four 14-week sessions running on Wednesdays or Fridays from 6-8 p.m. During the first hour, children will participate in various physical activities designed for exercise and fun; in the second hour, they will have a delicious and nutritious meal.

“We are very excited that the YMCA of Eastern Ontario is joining our group of community partners in program delivery at the Rideau Heights Community Centre,” said Lacricia Turner, director, recreation & leisure services, City of Kingston. “We believe that the YMCA’s ‘Work Hard, Eat Well’ program will be a great addition to our existing programming.”

Adams added: “Building strong partnerships helps us to have a bigger positive impact in our communities. We are thankful to have wonderful partners like the Kinsmen Club of Kingston that has funded this program and the City of Kingston.”

Kids are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for active play. At the end of each session, they will take home a recipe and instructions on how to make the meal at home.

Session 1

Wednesdays: October 21 to February 3

Fridays: October 23 to February 5 (Program will not run during the holiday break or stat holidays)

Session 2

Wednesdays: February 10 to May 26

Fridays: February 12 to May 28 (Program will not run during March Break or stat holidays)

To register, contact Brittiney brittiney.poffley@eo.ymca.ca or phone 613-546-2647 ext 248

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Release: YMCA of Eastern Ontario