ACT-i-Pass WINTER UPDATE
ACT-i-Pass is your grade 5 child’s ticket to many of the London recreation centres and programs. Did you get the pass? There's still time!
NEW Spectrum programs are starting in January including hip hop, glee, football, skipping, and more!
With the pass, these programs are FREE for grade 5 students along with access to YMCA of Western Ontario branches, the Boys & Girls Club of London, and City of London Parks and Recreation facilities, thanks to these program partners and London's Child & Youth Network.
An Active Lifestyle = Happy, Confident, Healthy Kids!
- ...are less likely to develop heart disease and other chronic diseases.
- ...have greater self-esteem and more positive attitudes.
- ...are more likely to do well in school and make friends more easily.
- ...feel confident and ready to take on life’s challenges.
See the full schedule of winter programs and check with your grade 5 teacher to sign up!
Tell us about the pass!
Dr. Jason Gilliland from Western University and his research team wants to know how the Grade 5 Act-I-Pass is working for you (as a parent, and as a youth). They are studying the effectiveness of the program, including what facilities are used (or not) on a regular basis for physical activity.
To learn more about the evaluation process, or to fill out the Parent and Youth Surveys, click here.
in motion™ Marched Past 2 Million Minutes
London’s 1st annual in motion™ Community Challenge was a huge success! With over 1600 people actively participating, we were able to track over 2 million minutes of physical activity—doubling our initial goal of 1 million minutes, and most importantly drastically increasing awareness surrounding the benefits of physical activity in the London community...
MEC London Race FOUR: 5km/10km
On November 3rd, MEC London Race Four will be held behind MEC London on a flat and fast certified course. Whether you're looking to run your first 5K, or hit a personal best in the 10K, finish off the season strong with our last race!
City of London Bike & Walk Map
The City of London supports walking and cycling as active ways to enjoy the many special features London has to offer either as a recreational pastime or as a means of transportation.
Skate 12 Months of the Year in London, Ontario!
Skating is a great way to get active and feel great! The City of London offers many Public Skating opportunities.
Message from the Chair, Middlesex-London in motion®
Mary Lou Albanese, Manager Healthy Communities & Injury Prevention Team, Middlesex-London Health Unit and the NEW Chair of Middlesex-London in motion® shares information about 2 fantastic new resources now readily available for viewing and download
Have kids today replaced playing outside with active video games?
Active Healthy Kids Canada’s (AHKC) has released a Position on Active Video Games and does not recommend active video games as a strategy to help kids to be more physically active.