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Checking In!

By Belinda

I have been missing in action--away at a work conference, but have lots to write about when I have a moment or two to catch my breath!

I just wanted to check in and say that I am alive and well and looking forward to reconnecting. Meanwhile this is a photo taken at beautiful Geneva Park YMCA where the conference was held, on Lake Couchiching. 


Comments

swissdebbie said…
Hi, wonder why it is called Geneva park,because of settlers from Geneva?
I m sure you will know the history, would love to hear it!
Deb
Belinda said…
Deb, Now I have to find out. I will begin my research today.:)
Belinda said…
I give up Deb. I tried to find out. Maybe someone else will have the answer and post it here. I hope so! :)
Tracy Campbell said…
I wondered what happened to you! LOL
Lovely photo!
KJ said…
Hello! I looked online and a YMCA document I found said the following....
YMCA Geneva Park is located on a 150-acre peninsula on Lake Couchiching. This
property was first owned by William Thompson who, it’s widely believed, named the site
after his sister Gen and wife Eva. Geneva Park was purchased by YMCA Canada in 1908 and became the national
leadership training site for YMCA staff and volunteers.
Belinda said…
KJ you are brilliant! THANK you for the answer. I would never have guessed that! My Dutch cousin Deb, who now lives in Spain, lived most of her life in Geneva, Switzerland, which is why she was so interested. I'm so glad that when she checks, she will find the answer here!

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