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Looking for a new way to get your heart pounding and sweat pouring? Group Blast will have you doing it all: walk, jog, run, jump, plyometrics, balance drills, lateral drills, and quickness drills - all on and off The Step. Improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music.
L to R: Brant MP Phil McColeman, Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, Laurier President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Blouw, Jim Commerford, President & CEO, YMCA, and Brant MPP Dave Levac.
The Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletics and Recreation Centre will be located on the south side of Colborne Street across from Harmony Square.
The future Aquatic Centre will be used for teaching, fitness, therapy and leisure.
View of the Fitness Centre which includes cardio, strength and weight areas for individual fitness, and community based health care programs.
The shoe is amazingly intact, especially given its age. Buried for likely one hundred or more years, this relic belies the craftsmanship of its original maker. Was it a sample from the Agnew shoe company that started in Brantford in 1879 and went on to become a national chain of 104 stores, or perhaps the handiwork of William Dutton, one of the city’s earliest cobblers who set up shop on Colborne Street in 1822? That is still being determined. Either way, this simple pegged shoe tells part of the story of Brantford’s people and its past, a story that can now be told with new insight.
The shoe is but one of nearly 400,000 artifacts unearthed at the site on Colborne Streetin Brantford that will become the future home of the new health, fitness and aquatics complex being built through a partnership between the governments of Canada and Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. Archeological discovery work at the site was completed at the end of 2015. Archeologists are now working through the trove, cataloging and photographing each item, and researching their origins.
It's the season of the YMCA Giving Tree. This year, the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford and Hamilton-based advertising agency Kitestring are encouraging our communities to give the gifts of joy, play and warmth. #GivingTuesday #YWeAreHere
Ted McMeekin, MPP, announced today at the YMCA, that the province is investing more than $5 million over two years to help more than 800 highly-barriered youth find work in the Hamilton area. We're proud to be a provider of the Youth Job Connection Program and help connect Hamilton youth with the local business community.
Kat Clewley, YMCA Program Manager, has accomplished her goal - run the Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon backwards in record time, in support of YMCA Beyond the Bell. Her offical time was 4:48:42, which qualifies her for the Guinness World Record.
Check out her journey on CBC News.