YMCA Academy students and staff promoting the upcoming Megathon event!

The Megathon is the kickoff event for our school’s annual initiative to promote the connection between mental wellness and physical activity. The focus is to raise our students’ awareness about the role physical activity plays in mental health. Being active reduces the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression — issues that impact many young people.

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 4th, our Academy crew of students, staff and friends will be rowing for 12 consecutive hours starting at 7am. Last year, 23 Academy students, staff and friends completed this challenge. Collectively they rowed a total of 203,451 metres and raised over $1200! Our goal is to surpass both of those numbers this year.

All fundraising from this event goes towards making YMCA programs financially accessible to everyone. Students at the Academy benefit directly from these funds.

Check out our Megathon page at the address below! Donations can be made through the same link.


It’s Megathon time at the Academy again!

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