Submitted. Starting Wednesday, students in grade were will once again be able to register for their free Grade 5 Get Active Pass at either Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) or Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC), announced Mayor Bruce Banman.
The Grade 5 Get Active Pass provides Abbotsford grade five students with free admission for all drop-in skating and swimming programs between September 4, 2013 and August 31, 2014.
“Physical exercise is extremely important for our children and it is vital that we support and encourage them in being active,” said Mayor Bruce Banman. “The Grade 5 Get Active Pass is a great way for us to support healthy lifestyles for all Abbotsford youth.”
Any time between September 6, 2013 and June 30, 2014, grade five students – or anyone born in the year 2003 – can come to either ARC or MRC with their parent or guardian, proof of birth (i.e. birth certificate, passport), and proof 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 2003 can bring a letter of support from their school or principal to either MRC or ARC if they are wishing to participate in the program. Additionally, grade five students who attend an Abbotsford school, but do not reside in Abbotsford, can also bring a letter of support to ARC or MRC from their school or principal and apply for Grade 5 pass.
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.