The Grade 5 and 9 ACTIVPASS IS BACK IN ITS 10TH YEAR– Effective November 1, 2014, all grade 5 and 9 students in public and private schools in the greater Kingston area will get free access to physical activity at participating facilities at designated times. To access facilities, Grade 5 students show their physical activity pass, which they receive at school, and grade 9 students show their student identification card. The ActivPass is good through Aug. 31!
Grade 9 students attending Kingston high schools also get FREE access to Kingston Transit from Sept. 1st-Aug. 31st. Students can obtain their bus cards from either the City Hall Pay It Centre or the Cataraqui Centre Guest Services desk by showing either: a) a current Grade 9 timetable and birth certificate, or b) a current Grade 9 high school student photo ID. There is no cost to obtain the initial bus card; however, there is a $5 fee for a replacement card. NOTE: The bus pass has just been extended to Grade 10’s and 11’s too!
Kingston Gets Active (KGA) is the coalition spearheading this city-wide program aimed at getting students active by reducing transportation and financial barriers. “We’re lucky to have so many close partnerships with many local organizations that really help to make this program a success,” said Kristin Cote, Coordinator of Kingston Gets Active.
For example, KFL&A Public Health is coordinating the physical activity passes with the school boards and its schools. Participating organizations such as the City of Kingston- Recreation and Leisure Services, Town of Greater Napanee- Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Kingston Family YMCA, and WJ Henderson Recreation Centre are all offering their facilities for free access. Students can enjoy activities such as swimming, ice skating and use of gymnasium at participating organizations. The ActivPass can even be used at the Outdoor Aquatic Centre at Memorial Centre (Scott Aqua Park) for access to the water park during summer months.
If your child is in Grade 5 or 9, a letter from school will be sent home soon with a schedule listing participating facilities and hours available for access. “The idea behind this free program is to provide children and youth with easy and accessible active opportunities so they can be active on a regular basis. Instead of sitting in front of the computer, game console, or TV, we’re giving kids a healthier option to get them moving,” explained Kristin.
Working together in a collaborative partnership, Kingston Gets Active is a dedicated team that strives to mobilize communities to increase the number of accessible active opportunities. The goal of Kingston Gets Active is to promote, encourage, and support citizens to be active on a regular basis, and enjoy the many health benefits that come from being physically active.
Les étudiants en 5eme & 9eme peuvent utiliser leurs cartes d’étudiants pour accéder le gymnase, ainsi que les facilités de natation et patinage gratuitement ! Utilisez ce lien pour découvrir là où aller :
Les étudiants en 9eme: Pour accéder les facilités de recréation, utilisez l’autobus – gratuitement !
Tous les élèves en secondaire (9eme-11eme) peuvent obtenir une carte d’autobus pour la ville de Kingston gratuitement. Pour obtenir votre carte d’autobus, visitez le Centre « Pay It » à l’Hôtel de Ville ou la réception du Centre Cataraqui. Amenez avec vous :
- un emplois du temps 9eme année et un certificat de naissance ; ou
- une carte d’étudiant 9eme année (avec photo d’identification) .