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The YMCA Love Yourself, Actually Challenge

It’s time to give yourself a big hug by doing something you love! 

What do you do that makes you feel good? Curl up with a good book? Sweat to the oldies? Gab with friends? Learn something new?

Let’s be good to ourselves by doing our favourite things. We can create a virtual community of exercisers, readers, crafters, knitters, writers, whatever-ers and share what we’re up to during February (For-ev-uary – am I right?).

Register yourself or your virtual group to let us know what you will be doing for yourself this month, share photos or videos (using #loveyourselfactually and tagging the YMCA of Eastern Ontario) and we’ll create photo albums and share your activities with others so we can all be part of a great beehive of positivity.

We will have draws for prizes so be sure to use #loveyourselfactually and tag us in your posts.

Create your YMCA online account here

Register for the challenge here

Instructions for registration



Is there a fee to participate?
Nope! This is a free, fun-only event.

What kind of activities can I do?
Literally, anything that brings you joy. Walks in the woods, starting a virtual book club, learning a new language, setting up online calls with friends or family, knitting a pair of cosy socks… your imagination is the limit!

What dates does the challenge run?
February 8 -28, 2021 inclusive.

Are there prizes?
Yes! We will have weekly draws for prizes of YMCA swag (hoodies, drink tumblers and more!). Be sure to use the challenge hashtag and tag us in your posts so you can be entered to win!

I'm having trouble registering. What do I do?
We've created a step-by-step guide to registration for you. You can find it here.

What if I don’t have a social media account? Can I still participate?
You sure can. You can email your photos or videos to colleen.gareau@eo.ymca.ca and will be entered to win prizes. Please note that anything emailed in will be shared through our social media accounts.

I have other questions.
Please email Colleen at colleen.gareau@eo.ymca.ca.