Active Start

Event Details

Getting an Active Start gives you the confidence and ability to engage in physical activity and maintain a healthy active lifestyle throughout life. Learning through a mix of free play and instructor-led activities, kids will have the opportunity to play, socialize, and engage in physical activity that promotes fun and develops their fundamental movement skills for life.

Program Duration: October 16–December 18
When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am–12:00pm
Where: Torbay Common Gym
Ages: 0–5 years, parent/guardian participation required
Cost: $50/resident; $70/non-resident.

Space is limited. Register at Torbay Common or through eServices.

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  1. Mike Dawe

    Hey folks, just noticed that this is $50 for sign up now? It was $2/day over the course of the last year and I felt that was already more than enough given how unpredictable a work week schedule can be, especially for two Registered Nurses working full time amidst the pandemic. I can see the benefit of being able to purchase the season of passes for a set fee and you’re covered but this essentially excludes my son now. We love to come to this program every opportunity we can, but with life, shift work, there is way I can pay $50 for a full season of this. Please reconsider drop in days/fees as an option as well, we cannot commit to this much money, but drop ins would see us there much more.

  2. Mike Dawe

    Hey folks, just noticed that this is $50 for sign up now? It was $2/day over the course of the last year and I felt that was already more than enough. I can see the benefit of being able to purchase the season of passes for a set fee but this essentially excludes my son now. We love to come to this program every opportunity we can, but with life, shift work, and other commitments we cannot make that kind of commitment during the weekdays.
    Also, I find it concerning that the $50 for this entire window of sessions covers 18 sessions, a cost of $2.78/session assuming full attendance. Again, please reconsider this because it comes with mandatory parent/guardian participation so no added need for staffing from the building.
    We love the program and would attend much more frequently if there were drop in fee options at a reasonable price. Thank you for your time and considerations.

    Mike

    1. Julieanne Reddy

      Hi Mike, Please note that you are currently looking at the 2019 Active Start program, which was originally offered as a season pass program. The current program link, which is offered at $2 per session, can be found here: https://torbay.ca/event/1703/active-start-7/

      Please note, that although parent participation is required, it is the Town’s responsibility to have staff present at all town operated programs and events.

      1. Mike Dawe

        Thanks so much for the reply. I accidentally posted my comment before editing it, so I apologize for doubling up.
        I see the confusion now and thank you for the clarification. That said, I landed on this by searching “torbay active start” on google to see current scheduling and availability and that was the first link in the search. Either way, all sorted now, thank you for your time.

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