Okanagan YMCA ups the fun factor 53 ways for Healthy Kids

Get active this Sunday with YMCA of Okanagan at Healthy Kids Day.

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Reach for the sky on an outdoor climbing wall, balance your way across a log bridge or tap your toes to some Irish dancing – YMCA of Okanagan gives families 53 funtastic ways to get active this Sunday.

The annual Healthy Kids Day, inside and outside the Kelowna Family YMCA May 7, aims to show families how much fun activity can be.

“At the YMCA of Okanagan, we believe healthy children lay the foundations for a healthy community,” says Sharon Peterson, CEO of the YMCA of Okanagan. “Yet only nine per cent of Canadian kids between five and 17 years old are getting the recommended levels of daily exercise. Healthy Kids Day is fun, but at its core the event strives to inspire everyone to participate in the development of a thriving generation of children.”

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From henna tattoos and seed planting to water balloon toss and ‘funtastic’ gymnastics, families have a full 53 activity stations to explore thanks to local community partners invested in kids’ health.

Check out these not-to-be-missed activities:

  • Kick it up with the beautiful game – in a giant bubble – with Bouncing Soccer Kelowna
  • Hop in and drive with the Kelowna District Safety Council’s pedal cars
  • Reach for the skies with Par-T-Perfect’s outdoor climbing wall
  • Get crafty at the Capital News Doodah Birds station
  • Break a board with Sundance Martial Arts
  • Test your balance on the Scouts’ log bridge
  • Try your hand at painting the TELUS truck
  • Get crazy hair with the experts from Vancouver Career College
  • Twist and turn with Wiggly Ribbons from the Bridge Youth and Family Services
  • Step lively with the Blakey Okanagan School of Irish Dance

What you need to know:

Visit Healthy Kids Day, presented by Interior Savings Credit Union, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at the Kelowna Family YMCA. Enjoy an entertainment stage, prizes and a healthy barbecue from noon to 3 p.m., in addition to the activity stations. The free event includes access to the Kelowna Family Y pool and facilities, and gives parents a chance to collect resources for their family’s health while kids discover new ways to play.

Learn more at ymcaokanagan.ca/healthykidsday or find the event on Facebook.

 

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