Camp Kitchi

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Of Camp Kitchikewana

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a hundred years already! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! For one hundred years on Beausoleil Island, YMCA Camp Kitchikewana has offered a values-based camp for the kids of Simcoe County and the surrounding area. Camp Kitchi is committed to helping kids learn and grow with each other, challenging themselves in outdoor environments …

The Midland Y’s Men’s Club – A Part of Midland’s History

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“To Acknowledge The Duty That Accompanies Every Right” Established in 1925, the Midland Y’s Mens Club is the oldest Y’s Men’s club in Ontario. On an annual basis, over $100,000 of funding is raised through Y’s Men efforts, enabling donations to the YMCA as the major beneficiary, as well as other community initiatives like the Huronia Museum, Camp Kitchikewana, the …

7 Benefits of Music

7 Benefits of Music That Positively Influence Children’s Lives

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From the time babies are born, we instinctively use music to calm and soothe our little ones. Lullabies, nursery rhymes, sing-song voices, rhythmic expressions of love… It’s no surprise that infants will recognize a song’s melody before they understand words! Music is and has always been a prominent method of engaging, interacting and entertaining children of all ages. But did …

Life in 1925!

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Life in 1925!       Ninety-three years ago, a group of men came together to form the Midland Y’s Men’s Club and they’ve been going strong ever since. They support the YMCA of Midland and the broader community through an array of projects and activities that they’ve created, operated and/or funded. A lot has changed since 1925 when the Y’s Men …

The S.S. Keewatin

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The S.S. Keewatin One of Canada’s most famous ships sits in Port McNicoll, just outside of our own small town of Midland.  Older than the Titanic, the SS Keewatin was launched on July 6, 1907, and entered service the following year.  The SS Keewatin ran continuously for almost 60 seasons and is a great part of Canadian history.  She carried …