Children are at day camp, out on bikes and jumping into pools, cars pass by with canoes and kayaks strapped to the roof. Families are enjoying reunions and spending time together. Baseball and soccer teams are playing in the parks, and evenings come to a peaceful finale around campfires all across Simcoe/Muskoka. What better time to start a new job with the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka?
It is a genuine privilege to join the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka at a time when so much is taking place in an organization with a deep history and a firm foundation of success. Having spent summers in this area as a child, my wife and I are happy to be calling this beautiful and familiar area home for our family. I have spent the past thirty years with different YMCA’s across Canada and welcome the opportunity to come to Simcoe Muskoka, one of the most successful YMCA’s in the country.
It is a time of tremendous growth for the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka as well. With new and improved Ys in Wasaga Beach, Midland, Orillia, Innisfil and investment in Collingwood, we will soon be turning our attention to Barrie. Our unique partnerships in each location are evidence the YMCA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to impact our communities in positive and lasting ways.
The YMCA Brings Leisure and Recreational Activities to Communities in Simcoe/Muskoka
As the summer unfolds, I will be visiting many of the locations across Simcoe/Muskoka. I am looking forward to spending my summer meeting people in each community and sharing Y stories, both in person and through my blog. Summer is a great time to reflect on our progress, recharge and have fun.
If you are interested in contributing your Y stories, I would like to invite you to share them as well as your thoughts and comments on this blog.