Cycle for Strong Kids YMCA of Okanagan Kelowna Fundraiser

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. YMCA’s Cycle for Strong Kids embodies this belief, bringing the community together to work towards a brighter future for underprivileged children. This fundraising event gives vulnerable kids in the Okanagan the opportunity to participate in confidence and strength building YMCA programming such as child care, day camps, aquatics, employment readiness and before & after school enrichment programs.

Whether you prefer to sponsor a team or individual, check out the silent auction, purchase airfare raffle tickets, or do all three, the YMCA’s largest fundraiser of the year has various options for everyone to do their part in strengthening our community. Cycle for Strong Kids will take place Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

“More than a quarter of kids that take part in our programs rely on financial assistance to do so,” reports Rhonda Zakala, Fund Development Manager. “This high energy event brings Kelowna together for a vital community cause, amazing prizes and for the most memorable and exciting outdoor cycle class around. We will also be drawing two lucky raffle winners at the event who will each win round trip airfare for them and a friend from WestJet and Pacific Coastal.”

This family friendly event will include a silent auction, kid’s fun zone, prizes, great food, drinks, photo booth and more! Registered teams and individuals will also participate in a 45 minute outdoor stationary bike class. Cycle for Strong Kids is presented by Fresh Air Concept/Experience and Delcourt Advisory Group at Scotia Wealth Management.

Because of generous community members who support this event, the YMCA of Okanagan is able to offer financial assistance to underprivileged kids to participate in programs they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Raffle tickets will be available in advance at the Kelowna family Y and H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, and on event day May 28 outside the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

Learn more, donate, and check out silent auction items at