WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2022
The YMCA Celebrates Military Family Appreciation Day: September 16, 2022
The Southwestern Ontario Military Family Resource Centre and the YMCA are pleased to honour and celebrate the military families that serve as the backbone of the Canadian Armed Forces. Military Family Appreciation Day falls on the third Friday in September each year. It's a special day for military families and communities across Canada because, while the contribution of military members is well known and often recognized, the efforts and sacrifice of the family members behind the scenes are sometimes overlooked.
This day is an invitation for all Canadians to unite to pay tribute to the sacrifices the families make in support of the operational effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces. The nature of the military lifestyle, with frequent moves, prolonged absences and the risk of injury or death, make military families naturally resilient. Military Family Appreciation Day serves as a reminder - military families serve Canada in an important and essential way through support to their loved one(s) in the Canadian Armed Forces.
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario and the Southwestern Ontario Military Family Resource Centre are excited to partner to support military families in the promotion of health and wellness by offering families a 25% membership discount. In addition, military families are invited to join us at multiple branches for special Y programming and events:
- Goderich-Huron YMCA - Friday, September 16 from 4 to 7 pm
- StarTech.com Community Centre, YMCA, & Library: Saturday, September 17 from 11 am to 1 pm
- Strathroy-Caradoc Family YMCA: Friday, September 16 from 4 to 7 pm
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