Activate Grades 5 to 8

Drop-in for Free Weekly Active Fun

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge wants to make sure that kids in our community have lots of opportunities for healthy active fun. As they enter the teen years, Healthy Kids wants to support kids to build independence, learn new skills, make friends and connect with community programs designed for them.

Healthy Kids is sponsoring CGS Youth Centres, the YMCA and other Healthy Kids Partners to hold free weekly drop-in active fun sessions at gyms and facilities across the City. Friendly staff will be on hand to help organize a range of activities based on the interests of this age group.  Kids will have the chance to try new sports, games and activities as well as familiar favourites: basketball, hip hop dance, hiking, floor hockey, yoga, skateboarding, pickleball, dodgeball and more! 

Equipment, instruction, nutritious snacks, friendship and fun will all be part of the mix as we challenge the community to Activate Grades 5 to 8!

Please note that this is not a child care program.  Registered participants will be able to sign themselves in and out of this program. Parents/guardians are encouraged to consider whether their child is mature enough to participate.

Please complete and sign this program registration form and submit it the first time your child visits.

Locations, times and contact information

Running all summer:

Where: Rayside-Balfour Youth Centre, 214 Cote Ave, Chelmsford
When: Thursdays 4:00- 5:30 pm
Offered by: Rayside-Balfour Youth Centre
Contact: 705-855-5230

Where: École Notre Dame
Hanmer (gym),
4503 Dennie Hanmer
When: Tuesday
July and August 1 to 3 p.m.
Offered by: Carrefour Meilleur
départ Hanmer (CPTM)
Francophone Program
Contact: 705-969-8888

Where: École Notre Dame Hanmer (gym), 4503 Dennie Hanmer- Francophone Program
When: Tuesdays July and August 1 to 3 p.m.
Offered by: Carrefour Meilleur départ Hanmer (CPTM) 
Contact: 705-969-8888


Closed July and August:

Where: Adamsdale Public School- Gym, 181 1st Ave, Sudbury
When: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm
Offered by: Our Children Our Future/ Nos enfants, notre avenir (bilingual service)
Contact: 705-677-0440  ext. 273

Where: Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St
When: Fridays 6:00- 8:00 PM
Offered by: Sudbury YMCA
Contact: 705-673-9136

Where: Dowling Leisure Centre, 79 Main Street, Dowling
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 PM
Offered by:  Dowling Youth Drop-In Centre (Bilingual service)
Contact:  705-674-4455 ext. 4740

Where: Onaping Community Centre, 1 Hillside Avenue, Onaping
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00- 8:00 PM
Offered by: Onaping Youth Centre (Bilingual service)
Contact: 705-671-2489 ext. 3974

Where: R.L. Beattie School, 102 Loach’s Road
When: Thursdays 6:00- 8:00 PM
Offered by: Our Children Our Future/ Nos enfants, notre avenir (bilingual service)
Contact: 705-677-0440

Where: Capreol Millennium Resource Centre, 24 Meehan Street
When: Wednesdays 6:00- 8:00 PM
Offered by: Capreol Youth Centre
Contact: 705-858-8888

Where: Walden Public School, 249 6th Ave, Lively (Wednesdays) and 15 Kin Drive, Lively...Lower level of the Citizen Service Centre, back door after 5pm (Fridays)
When: Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00- 8:00 PM
Offered by: Walden Youth Centre
Contact: 705-692-1777