YMCA begins Phase 1 of re-opening

You know business is staring to return to usual when the YMCA of Pictou County opens its doors again. This is the case now during Phase 1 of the Y re-opening, but anyone who is using the expansive facilities will notice a number of changes. In an effort to keep patrons safe during these days...

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Wellness Centre to remain closed

Many businesses will be opening up on Friday, but the The Pictou County Wellness Centre will continue to remain closed until further notice.  In light of recent announcements from the province regarding the easing of COVID-19 policies and procedures, Wellness Centre management is currently in the process of developing a return to business strategy, however...

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Y organizing virtual run

The YMCA of Pictou County isn’t letting COVID-19 slow it down. Since operations at the facility, located in the Pictou County Wellness Centre, are suspended due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, this means revenues are not being generated at the not-for-profit. So, forward-thinking operators decided to use the time to get ready for the future...

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Wellness Centre, Y suspend services

The Pictou County Wellness Centre an the YMCA of Pictou County have suspended services until April 3. As per the directive from the Province of Nova Scotia, the YMCA of Pictou County Child Care operations will remain open for one day, today, March 16, however child care operations will be suspended March 17-April 3. “We...

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Passport to Wellness: Women Alike ABreastARiver, Y join forces

Women Alike ABreastARiver is offering those who had or have breast cancer a passport to wellness, literally. In conjunction with the YMCA of Pictou, the groups are offering a program titled Abreast Afriends, Your Passport to Wellness, for those in recovery and those currently battling breast cancer. “Whether they had breast cancer 50 years ago,...

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Newly created endowment fund will aid YMCA

A newly created endowment fund will assist the YMCA of Pictou County. Citizens for a Healthy Pictou County, the group responsible for initiating the $37 million Pictou County Wellness Centre project, and subsequently the successful fundraising campaign, are creating, in co-operation with the YMCA of Pictou County, the fund to assist the Y to offer...

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Ugly Sweater Run

Close to 200 participants ran into the holiday spirit at the YMCA of Pictou County’s  6th Annual 4k Ugly Sweater Run on Saturday. “The run is a family event to encourage people to get outside, to get moving, and to spend time together being active,” Heidi Sinclair, communication and philanthropy manager, YMCA of Pictou County....

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Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just sweet little faces today at the YMCA of Pictou County’s Child Care Centre. These Superheroes were dressed for the occasion today and ready for trick or treating tonight....

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Six summer day camp tips to prepare your child for camp

WESTVILLE ROAD – Non-profit and municipal organizations around the county are welcoming kids to summer day camp. Although summer day camp can be exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming for children and for parents. To help here are six summer tips to prepare your child and you for a summer day camp experience....

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