The 2021 YMCA Challenge

The pandemic context encouraged us to turn our yearly one-day YMCA Challenge into a virtual month-long challenge with a unique twist. Over 600 kids, adults, and families from Montreal and Quebec embraced three daily challenges focusing on physical health, mental health, and collective health. 

And oh my, did people ever get creative! 

From morning meditation to lunchtime virtual Zumba to neighbourhood cleanups and daily calls to friends living alone, participants really rose to the challenge

We especially loved the three goals set by Sean, our Regional Director of Camps:

The Challenge also highlighted how important physical activity is for us all, especially kids. After months of lockdown, cancelled sports and activities, kids really needed to get moving. 

And thanks to our incredible participants and donors, we raised $63,000 for our camps, providing families with financial assistance and welcoming campers with different needs and abilities into our Companion program.