Important News & Updates

May 14, 2021
Your Y Is Here Weekly Wrap Up

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May 7, 2021
Your Y Is Here Weekly Wrap Up

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April 23, 2021
Your Y Is Here Weekly Wrap Up

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April 22, 2021
Trenton Dragon Boat Festival Postponed

With current COVID-19 restrictions, and the health and safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators being paramount, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the 2021 Trenton Dragon Boat Festival until next year.

It takes many months and a substantial financial commitment to plan an event of this magnitude, and the uncertainty of the current situation makes it very difficult to continue with our preparations. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance and for all these reasons, we feel this is the best and most responsible course of action.
“Although this breaks our hearts to have to postpone our event yet again, we know it’s the right thing to do to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” says Tiffany Ward, Trenton Dragon Boat Race Director.
Funds raised at the Trenton Dragon Boat Festival support the YCMA Strong Kids Campaign, which allows children and families to be part of the YMCA community, regardless of financial barriers. If you would like to donate to the YMCA, please visit https://ymcaofceo.ca/your-y-is-here/. Your support during this time is greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the YMCA of Central East Ontario and the Trenton Dragon Boat Festival, we thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe, and we hope to see you at next year’s festival.

April 16, 2021
Your Y Is Here Weekly Wrap Up

Welcome to the first of our regular email newsletters, designed to keep you informed and up to date with everything YMCA! Read on for YMCA of Central East Ontario news and updates, social media posts you may have missed, new job postings and more. If you’re not on our email list, you can subscribe on our website (scroll to the bottom).
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April 1, 2021
Provincial Shutdown & Your YMCA

All YMCA of Central East Ontario Branches will be closed effective Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:00pm.

Membership Payments will not be processed on April 15th but will automatically resume once our facilities have re-opened. Members who had their payments processed on April 1, 2021 will have a credit when they return to the YMCA.

Licensed Child Care

Our Full Day Licensed 0-3.8 years Child Care Services operating in Belleville, Peterborough and at Lakefield District Public School will remain operational during the province wide shutdown. We are pleased to be able to continue to provide this service to our families during this most difficult time.

Your YMCA Needs Your Support
As a charity, your YMCA has felt the drastic financial strain of COVID-19. We have invested in the safety of our community, staff and volunteers so that we can all stay connected. If you are in a position to donate, please consider supporting the YMCA of Central East Ontario in one of two ways.
Over the last year, your YMCA of Central East Ontario has experienced a significant decrease in revenues, and we find ourselves projecting a deficit budget in 2021.
In 2020, we had no other choice but to access our reserves to a significant degree to re-open our doors to provide programs and services to a dwindling number of people. Pre-pandemic, our membership numbers across our regions were upwards of 17,000. This number has gone down by 60% to 6,800.
We have adapted to keep YMCA Members, Staff and Volunteers safe, we increased sanitization, installed barriers, safety protocols, added personal protective equipment and completed building infrastructure upgrades within our YMCA Centres. All of these at a considerable cost to your YMCA. Your YMCA of Central East Ontario has been serving our communities for more than 150 years. We have experienced challenges in the past, but nothing to the degree we are seeing today. You are a member of the Y Community, so you witness the benefits the YMCA brings to children, adults, and families every day. We change lives.
We hope you will consider supporting your YMCA by:
Making a one-time donation, click here.
or
To have your membership payment processed as a donation (you will be eligible for a tax receipt), please click here.
On behalf of everyone at the YMCA of Central East Ontario, I would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Easter weekend. It is our hope that you will be able to enjoy some time with your families.

Be Well, Be Healthy and Stay Safe.