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Get Involved

However you choose to get involved, together, we will make a difference.

Get Involved

However you choose to get involved, together, we will make a difference.


YMCA Events are a great way to get involved in the community and build new skills in a fun, friendly environment. Click on a button below to find out more details!

Fill The Bus

What is Fill the Bus?
Fill the Bus is a YMCA Strong Kids initiative that raises awareness around the YMCA’s financial assistance program and sending children to YMCA Camp. Our goal this year is to raise $20,000, enough to send 80 local kids to camp!

How Much Is It to Put A Kid On The Bus?
A donation of $250 will add a child to the bus. Every dollar raised will help local kids through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign!

How Can You Participate?
We encourage everyone to take part in this initiative! Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Engage your place of work and promote Fill the Bus on your social media
  • Local businesses can sponsor the event by pledging to send kids to camp through staff or one-time donation
  • Local schools can fundraise and engage staff, students and families with hat days or pajama days
  • Donate or run an outside third party special event to help raise funds in support of Fill the Bus

You can pick up your pledge sheet at the YMCA by visiting the Membership Desk.

Help Us Fill The Bus!

YMCA Strong Kids Breakfast

The YMCA Strong Kids Breakfast happens every year in March.

The event includes the celebration of the achievements from the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign over the previous year as well as a Report to the Community. The report will highlight stories of impact, provide an update of our progress over the past year and our future plans for the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

By supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, you are helping to build healthy children, families and our community – together we can build a healthier community!

YMCA Road Hockey Classic

The YMCA Road Hockey Classic is a Strong Kids event that celebrates friendly competition while playing Canada’s favourite backyard game. We encourage everyone to join, no matter what your skill level is. All proceeds from this event will help local children and families in the community!

Tim Hortons YMCA Golf Classic

Monday, August 12, 2019 marks the 27th Annual Tim Horton YMCA Golf Classic – taking place at Osprey Links Golf Course – and we’d love for you to join us!

Your entry fee of $150 per person includes:

  • Green Fee and Cart
  • Registration Gift & Prizes
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Access to Silent & Live Auctions

All proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, directly impacting children and families in North Bay and area and opening up doors to health, fitness, aquatics and camping programs for those who might otherwise be unable to afford them.

Download the registration form or register online at

Hope to see you on the green!

Tour de Trout

Tour de Trout is a fundraising event for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign run by YMCA Past Board Member Johanne Brousseau and is in its 4th year. Every year we have seen growth in participants and donations!

Avid and enthusiastic swimmers gather to swim a series of swims. This year, we will be doing 18 swims which contour all the shoreline of Trout Lake.

Our goal for this year is to raise enough funds to get 15 kids into swimming lessons.
Swims begin June 17th and will end August 20th. Swims will vary from 1km to 3km in distance.

Are you ready for the challenge?

How to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in Tour de Trout!

Volunteer: We have volunteer kayakers who ensure the safety of the swimmers by following them during the swim!

Swim: Interested in swimming with us? It costs $50 to join the swim! You can fill out the online registration form and make your payment or contact Johanne Brousseau at to join us! View the event’s map and schedule! Please view the rules below before you participate.

Sponsor: We are looking for business owners or professionals to sponsor a leg of the swim! See our sponsorship opportunities!

All proceeds go towards the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The YMCA is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities by nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults.

Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly helps children and families by promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility. Together, we can build a healthy community!


  • Respect the privacy of the dock hosts and leave with all the items you arrived with.
  • Wear a bright bathing cap (yellow, pink etc.) so you are visible at all times.
  • Swim with a buddy or in a pod.
  • Kayakers will stop the pod periodically for a rest or in times of heavy boat traffic to ensure safety.
  • We recommend that you wear a triathlete wet suit (full or shorty acceptable). The suit will make you more streamlined and will keep your core temperature at a comfortable level.
  • Please assist kayakers to bring kayaks to and from the lake.
  • Optional: Wear a visibility buoy.

Downtown Sudbury Ribfest

We are thrilled to be the Charity Recipient of the 2019 Downtown Sudbury Ribfest, taking place August 29th– September 1st. We will be hosting a VIP Night open to members, friends and supporters of the YMCA 

More details to come on this great night of food, music, prizes and FUN! Mark your calendars now. 

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