Chess has the benefits of increasing cognitive perception, reasoning capability and it will heighten the children's ability to concentrate on a particular task and/or function. In addition, chess teaches responsibility, planning, social skills and how to be a good sport. Winning and losing is a life lesson that every child must learn in order to integrate effectively into society and groups responsibly with an excellent attitude.
You can learn to play at any age and in chess, unlike in many other sports, you don't ever have to retire. Age is also not a factor when you're looking for an opponent --young can play old and old can play young.
FMCC encourage family memberships which gives all members of a family the opportunity to learn together , play and beneffit together from this ancient game and at the same time the parents will spend quality time with their children.
FMCC is open every:
Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Sept - April: May - Sept:
Address : Westwood YMCA Community Chess Park
221 Tundra Dr Dickins Dr.
Fort McMurray, AB (across Sister Mary Phillips