Join us for YMCA Peace Week 2017

Peace Week 2014


The North Bay YMCA invites you to join us for YMCA Peace Week from November 18-25, a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.


When people are included in their communities and have opportunities to be heard, contribute, and shape the way things work, they tend to relate peacefully to others.

Acts for peace tend to grow outward, creating ripples through the whole community. An act for peace may affect only one person directly – but it may show many more people what’s possible. Peacemakers challenge and inspire others to pursue acts for peace.

How can you “act for peace”? Join us for YMCA Peace Week!


YMCA Peace Medal Ceremony (Monday, November 20th)
Join us at the YMCA from 12:00-12:30pm for our YMCA Peace Medal Ceremony where we will be recognizing individuals who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within their community or communities elsewhere in the world. A light lunch will be served.
RSVP by November 13th by contacting or 705-497-9622 ext. 235.

Yoga for Peace (Wednesday, November 22nd)
Yoga is a peaceful activity that reminds us that peace starts with each of us. Join us in the gymnasium at the YMCA from 7:00-8:00pm for Yoga for Peace and take time to reflect on what peace means to you!

Walk in the Shoes of Someone Else (Friday, November 24th)
Dare to wear the oddest pair? Wear a pair of mixed-matched shoes and walk in the shoes of someone else for the day. Take a stand for peace by walking in the shoes of someone else. Spread the word by sharing a photo on Twitter or Instagram (@YMCANorthBay) with the hashtag #YMCAPeaceWeek.

Personal Hygiene Product Collection (All Week)
Providing to those in need is vital to the wellbeing of each individual and every community. Help us promote a sense of responsibility with our Personal Hygiene Product Collection. Throughout the week, drop off your donation of a personal hygiene product at the YMCA or any participating YMCA Child Care Centre. At the conclusion of YMCA Peace Week, all donations will be brought to the Crisis Centre North Bay.

Messages of Peace (All Week)
Help us spread Messages of Peace! Come to the YMCA during Peace Week and write a message on a leaf which will be displayed on our Peace Tree or go social and ask us about sharing your message on our Peace Week Selfie Board!

Rotary Club’s ShelterBox (All Week)
Come to the YMCA during Peace Week and visit our ShelterBox display. A Rotary Club Project, ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. During YMCA Peace Week, participants in our YMCA swim programs can participate in a Toonie Drop fundraiser with proceeds being directed to the sponsorship of a ShelterBox.


The YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community – and peace is fundamental to strong and healthy communities.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved in YMCA Peace Week, please contact:

YMCA Peace Week Committee
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
705-497-9622 ext. 235

We look forward to seeing you for YMCA Peace Week!