(Moncton, September 25, 2019) – The YMCA of Greater Moncton will again offer free memberships to Grade 5 students in the community.

“The purpose of our free Grade 5 membership program is to get kids moving and inspire them to lead active, healthy lives, all while having fun!” says April Morton, VP of Child Services for the local Y. “This is the sixth year of the program and we continue to receive great feedback for the initiative.”

The free Grade 5 ‘Get Active!’ memberships – available October 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 – provide access to swim lessons at the Y’s main facility, 30 War Veterans Ave., Moncton, as well as to free group exercise classes, free Tween activities and more, says Morton.

“With research continuing to show that only a small percentage of kids get the physical activity daily they need, the free Grade 5 memberships are the right thing for us to do,” she says.

On or after October 1, Grade 5 students – accompanied by a parent or guardian – can bring their final Grade 4 report card or a Grade 5 confirmation letter from their school to the Y’s Membership Desk to sign up for the free Grade 5 ‘Get Active!’ membership. Parents complete paperwork and sign a registration form. Students can then use their membership immediately.