Kids ride transit for free soon
School children can learn about the benefits of taking public transit for free during International Walk to School Week.
From Oct. 3 to 7, TransLink is offering free rides to students from kindergarten to Grade 12 (high school students need a valid Go Card) in support of iWalk.
“iWalk provides an opportunity for schools to educate kids about transportation options, both talking about them and experiencing them,” TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis said in a press release. “TransLink is excited to support it in any way we can.”
For field trips, the best time to travel is during off-peak hours, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and teachers and students can use TransLink’s online trip planner to map their best routes.
TransLink is also reminding regular customers to be patient and welcoming towards new transit users.
For more information about TransLink, visit www.translink.ca.
There are lots of opportunities to stay active in Coquitlam this fall.
Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way) will be offering dance programs for kids on Saturdays; 10-week programs begin on Oct. 8 at a cost of $45 to $50. Parent and tot dance will be at 9 a.m., dance ballet 1 at 10 a.m., and pre-school ballet 3 at 2:15 p.m. Youth hip hop 10 and a half to 13 years runs every Friday beginning Oct. 7.
Sports programs for kids at Pinetree include mini sports for four- to five-year-olds, on Saturdays at 10 a.m., from Oct. 8 to Dec. 10 at a cost of $50. Sporty 3’s, on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m., Oct. 8 to Dec. 10, $40. Soccer girls and boys mini indoor, four to five years, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., $50. Parent and tot open gym runs Fridays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for $1.
At Summit community centre (at Summit middle school), mini sports for four- to five-year-olds, takes place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., from Oct. 4 to Dec. 6, for $50, and Soccer girls and boys mini indoor for four- to five-year-olds, at 7 p.m. from Oct. 5 to Dec. 7; $50.
To register, call 604-927-4FUN (4386), visit any Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Facility or visit www.signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup.
GRADE 5's, GET ACTIVE
The cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are offering free, year-long admissions to all Grade 5 students for drop-in swimming, skating, and gymnasium-based activities, and 12 free admissions for Grade 6 students.
Tri-Cities residents, including residents of Anmore and Belcarra, can register at their community recreation centre by bringing in a letter of verification from their school identifying them as a Grade 5 or 6 student plus proof of age and residency.
The Grade 5 and 6 Get Active! card program encourages youth participation in physical activity, with the goal of creating a pattern of active living that will continue into adulthood.