YMCA Move for Kids 2020: A Huge Success!!

We’re thrilled to announce we raised nearly $90,000.

We couldn’t have done it without you. Over 700 participants, volunteers, and superheroes moved so 600 kids get to go to camp and 225 more will learn to swim and be active in YMCA programs.

Thank you for your support!

News and Photos:

  • For all the coverage related to YMCA Move for Kids 2020, please click here
  • Pictures from Port Colborne YMCA can be seen here
  • Images from Niagara Centre YMCA, Welland, are available here
  • Photos from Niagara West YMCA, Grimsby, can be found here
  • Sights and sounds from MacBain Community Centre, Niagara Falls YMCA, click here
  • All the action from Walker Family YMCA, St. Catharines, can be revisited here


What they’re saying:

At RBC, we’re incredibly proud to be partnering with the YMCA Move for Kids event once again. RBC believes in helping our communities prosper and we know that partners like the YMCA make that happen by ensuring more kids in our community can be happier and healthier.

⁠—Steve Nixon, Regional Vice President, RBC Niagara

I have been a volunteer with the YMCA Move for Kids Event over the past 5 years and have enjoyed watching it grow. During that time, I have learned that the Y is a great place for kids to reach their potential through the many programs the Y has to offer. For those who have a financial barrier, this event directly supports them to participate, meaning no child is ever left behind. I am proud to be a part of that.

⁠—Caroline Mann, Vice President Finance, Haver & Boecker Canada

The Niagara Falls Professional Firefighters Association is so glad to team up with others across the region in participating with the YMCA Move for Kids event. The YMCA is an amazing place for kids to thrive and belong. We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner in these community events that bring so many benefits to children. Thank you to the YMCA for their hard work to make dreams come true!

—Aaron Mills, Niagara Falls Firefighter and yearly YMCA Move for Kids participant


Congratulations to our awesome superheroes!

These heroes tested their powers of strength and perseverance:

Anita DoppenbergJoe HubeJuliellen SamparaKen Mann
Kieran and Pierce BhardwajMarty MakoOlivia BagnuloRob Quinlan
Ro-Z WilkinsonYMCA-vengersYouth LeadershipZhane Hedden

Congratulations to our lucky draw winners!

Their fundraising efforts went a long way in sharing the message:

  • For raising $500 and over: Helen Olson
  • Raising $250 and over: Zhane Hedden
  • Raising $100 and over: Mike Pychel
  • Bonus Winner: Suzanne Johnston

Congratulations to our YMCA Hoodie winners!

Everyone who raised $500 or more won hoodies:

Ajay BhardwajAllie HughesCaroline MannCathyann WhiteErin Redmond
Helen OlsonIan BrownJay HamiltonJoe HubeJuliellen Sampara
Kieran BhardwajLisa DeGasperisOlivia BagnuloPierce BhardwajRob Quinlan
Ro-Z WilkinsonSuzanne JohnstonTina BrownValerie McLeanVita Gauley

Thank you to our sponsors!