My Y story starts in Neenah Wisconsin in the YMCA preschool program. I then moved to St. Catharines where I enjoyed gymanstics, Gym/Swim & Crafts every Saturday morning, swimming lessons galore (in the lovely dark basement pool!!) and the BEST OF ALL summer Camp. Camp Wa-Sa-Ah-Bun was my home as a camper, CIT, counsellor and as the assistant director where I met my future husband. We were just a boy and a girl in a little canoe who fell in love!! We then moved to Collingwood where the first YMCA building opened and I began what has become 30 wonderful years of volunteering as a fitness instructor! While in Collingwood, we directed YMCA Camp Wabanaki for 11 years where our son spent his fetal, infant, childhood years and now is a staff member who loves camp so much the Wab logo is tatooed on his shoulder! A move to Sudbury brought this fantastic Y into our lives where I have volunteered as a spin, pilates, step, yoga and anything else that needs to be taught instructor!
We have also enjoyed many days and weekends at YMCA Camp John Island!! It’s been a lifetime of the YMCA – can’t imagine a better life!!!!