“I’m lucky to have gone to camp.”

“My name is Star. My thirteen-year-old son Bishop has been going to Camp YMCA Kanawana since he was six. This wouldn’t have been possible without financial assistance from the YMCA.

There are clear benefits. I see a difference every time Bishop comes back from camp. He has a healthier, more positive view of himself. Now, I believe it’s more important than ever for my son to go to Kanawana. At his age, Bishop is still trying to figure out who he is. It’s hard to find an environment that will help him build his character, where he won’t be pressured into being someone he’s not.

I would like to thank you. Thank you for not excluding people based on their income or for any other reason, and for allowing them to make a positive contribution to their community. For me, that’s what the YMCA is all about.”

A person’s income should never be an obstacle to his health and well-being. This is why the YMCA is committed to levelling the playing field for low-income families and individuals by removing financial barriers to Y activities and services.



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