Free Get Active pass for Grade 5s in Abbotsford

Abbotsford students in Grade 5 are being encouraged to get active.

Abbotsford students in Grade 5 are being encouraged to get active.

Once again, these students can register for their free Get Active Pass at either Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) or Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC).

“We are extremely pleased to be once again offering this great program for our young people,” said Mayor George Peary. “Physical exercise is vital for the health and prosperity of our children, and it is important that we continue to find ways to encourage them to become physically active.”

The Grade 5 Get Active Pass provides students with free admission for all drop-in skating and swimming programs from now until Aug. 31, 2012.

Last year, 855 students took advantage of the pass, which worked out to more than 6,300 visits to the recreation centres.

Grade 5 students – or anyone born in the year 2001 – can come to either ARC or MRC with their parent or guardian, proof of birth (i.e. birth certificate, passport), and proof of residency in Abbotsford (a parent’s phone bill or driver’s license) to apply for the pass.

Any Abbotsford student that is in grade five but was not born in 2001 can bring a letter of support from their school or principal if they are wishing to participate in the program.

The Grade 5 Get Active Pass is a program that was developed in partnership between the City of Abbotsford, Healthy Abbotsford and the Abbotsford School District.