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Physical Activity

Grade 5 Action Pass

Check with your local recreation centres as programs vary by location.Grade 5 Action Pass Logo



The Grade 5 Action Pass gives Durham Region grade 5 students:

Girls swimming
  • free public swimming
  • free public skating
  • some free drop-in programs

Use the pass as many times as you want from September 2013 to August 31, 2014.

How can students get their Grade 5 Action Pass?

Grad 5 Action Pass
Print a Grade 5 Action Pass Postcard!

Grade 5 students with an adult need to:

Take a Grade 5 Action Pass postcard to their local participating municipal recreation centre or Durham Family YMCA.  Click here to see who is participating!

  • Bring proof of their address and date of birth.
  • Students registering in Uxbridge, and in Scugog must also provide a current photo
    (1 inch by 1.5 inch).
  • Uxbridge students must register at Uxpool.
  • Students registering in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington will have their photo taken at the recreation centre for their pass.
  • Brock students who would like to have a Grade 5 Action Pass will have their picture taken in their classroom. Pictures will be taken and the passes will be created by the Brock Physical Activity Network.

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Where can students use their Grade 5 Action Pass?

The Grade 5 Action Pass can be used at:

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Why Grade 5 students?

  • In Canada, 93% of children are not physically active for 60 minutes each day.
  • Children (5-11 years) need at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity each day.  Examples include: swimming and skating.
  • Being physically active:
    • Helps children focus
    • Improves learning
    • Helps children feel good about themselves
    • Helps children make new friends
    • Lowers the risk of chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression and some cancers
  • Levels of physical activity tend to drop for both boys and girls as they reach higher grades.

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Who supports the Grade 5 Action Pass?

The Grade 5 Action Pass is supported by:

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