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Is it Expensive to be Physically Active?

Here are some inexpensive ways to get active: Carry your groceries Use the stairs rather than the elevator Walk to your destination Play with your children, friends, and other family members Run, walk, or jog in pedestrian friendly areas such as parks and trails

ACT-i-Pass

2017-18 ACT-i-Pass registration is NOW OPEN and registration for the 2016-17 program has now closed.

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Instructional Videos

Check out the ACT-i-Pas videos describing the program:

ACT-i-Pass Promotion Video

ACT-i-Pass Video for Youth

ACT-i-Pass Video for Parents, Principals, and Teachers

 

What is the ACT-i-Pass?

The ACT-i-Pass is a card that allows all grade 5 students that live or attend school in the city of London the opportunity to access FREE recreation programs throughout their ENTIRE school year.

 

Why ACT now?

Current research tells us that if physical activity patterns don’t change, our children’s generation may not live as long as us. (Healthy Active Kids Canada Report Card 2013, Healthy Active Kids Canada)

ACT-i-Pass is your grade 5 child’s ticket to many of the London recreation centres and programs. 

 

Why sign up?

Active 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; and
- Feel confident and ready to take on life’s challenges.

 An Active Lifestyle = Happy, Confident, Healthy Kids!

 

How do I sign up?

To register your child for the 2016-17 ACT-i-Pass program, your child must be entering Grade 5 in September of 2017. You can register them online by clicking here or completing the hard copy of the registration form sent home by your children's school. To download a copy of the registration form click here. You can register your child for the program at any time between April 2017 and June 2018.

 

When will I get the pass?

The ACT-i-Pass will mailed to the address provided within 2 to 4 weeks.

 

When/Where can I use the pass?

You can use the pass at our partner facilities. Schedules are changed four times a year. See the seasonal schedules for the current ACT-i-Pass year here: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring.

 

How do I use the pass?

You will have to register with partners so that you can gain access to their facilities for FREE. Each partner has different requirements, which can be found by clicking here.

 

Act-i-Pass Evaluation and Research

Dr. Jason Gilliland from Western University and his research team want 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 why we are evaluating this project click here

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to learn more about the ACT-i-Pass or have a question that isn’t answered here, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section by clicking here or contact the project team at playeveryday[at]uwo.ca.