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Celebrating the Holidays

When the month of December hits, thousands of communities all around the world gather with their family and friends to celebrate special traditions, which come only once a year. From gifts to feasts, there are many great things that take place during the holiday season.

Holiday Diversity

Today most Communities around the world are culturally diverse, which has brought people of all different ethnicities and religions together to enjoy one of the most anticipated holiday seasons of the year. Although all these religions have different traditions, most share the tradition of gift giving. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzza, or another religious holiday, families are brought together with the joy of spending quality time together. Whether families are exchanging gifts, feasting, or listening to festive carols, they all share the warmth of this festive season.

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Embracing the Holiday Season

Not only do families celebrate the holidays, but companies and organizations do as well. Like most organizations, The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is eager to celebrate the holidays. A number of our locations throughout Simcoe and Muskoka will be holding their own holiday activities for members and staff. To fully engage in the holiday spirit, staff and members are also encouraged to get into the spirit giving. We encourage all our members and staff to consider making a donation during the holidays to a charity of their choice. As a long standing charitable organization located in your local community, donations to your YMCA will help more young people build self-confidence, learn new skills and begin their journey to lifelong health.

Share your Holiday Stories and Traditions

Every family has a unique way of celebrating with their family and friends, from the type of food cooked, to the way gifts are exchanged (Secret Santa). The YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka invites you to share your 2011 holiday experiences! Share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter Page.

Happy Holidays!

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