YMCA of Okanagan Healthy Kids Day

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day, presented by Interior Savings Credit Union, is back for its 13th year on Sunday April 29, 2018. This free community event being held inside and outside of the Kelowna Family YMCA will feature over 40 activity stations, heart pumping entertainment, nutritious snacks, games, prizes and more so that kids and their parents can get outside, get moving and learn how to incorporate a healthy, active lifestyle into their daily lives.

“Our goal at Healthy Kids Day is to bring families together to engage in fun, active play and learn healthier habits that will help children grow and thrive,” says Sharon Peterson, CEO of the YMCA of Okanagan. “Only 9 per cent of kids aged 5-17 are getting the recommended 60 minutes of heart pumping activity per day. Healthy Kids Day brings awareness to issues that have led to this sedentary lifestyle and connects families to community resources while showing children how to get active through play.”

As presenting sponsor for YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Interior Savings Credit Union also recognizes that healthy, active children are the future of our community.

“At interior Savings Credit Union we believe that it’s up to all of us to help children achieve their full potential”, says Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings. “Healthy Kids Day brings families, community organizations and businesses together with a single focus on helping kids to grow-up stronger, healthier and more confident through access to resources, and opportunities for exploration and play.”

Healthy Kids Day, presented by Interior Savings Credit Union, will take place from 12–4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 and will include an entertainment stage, prizes, healthy barbeque from 12–3 p.m., and over 40 activity stations for kids to enjoy. The event is free to the community, including access to the Kelowna Family Y pool and facilities, and is an opportunity for parents to collect resources for their family’s health while giving kids new ways to play. 

Learn more about YMCA Healthy Kids Day at ymcaokanagan.ca/healthykidsday or find the event on Facebook.