Guess in which city the first YMCA on the north American continent was established.
a. Montreal b. Toronto c. Buffalo
Guess which city housed the very first YMCA in 1844?
a. Rome b. London c. Vienna
OK, you KNEW this was coming ...
The North American City that held the first YMCA on the continent was a. Montreal. The YMCA was founded in the city of b. London. On this date in 1851 the Montreal YMCA was established.
OTHER FUN "Y" FACTS:
•Basketball and volleyball were invented by YMCA employees.
•In the 1920's the YMCA organization was shut down in the Soviet Union and was not welcomed back until the 1990's.
•The YMCA sued the Village People for copyright infringement but the case was eventually dropped.
•The term "bodybuilding" was made by a person working as a trainer for the YMCA in 1881.
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