YMCA retreat focuses on mental health

With mental health awareness on the rise, 16 local youth took the extra step with the help of the Pictou County YMCA and learned Mental Health First Aid at a recent youth camp near Truro. Gittens Lodge played host to the first every youth retreat this year for the YMCA and the two-day camp proved...

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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Deadline for youth exchange at the YMCA approaching

The deadline is fast approaching for the YMCA of Pictou County’s first-ever Youth Exchange. Twelve Pictou County youth ages 12 to 17 years old will visit the YMCA of Oakville this summer, as well as host youth from Oakville for a week. “Experiences in both areas will focus on what it means to belong to...

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