2020-2021 After School Program Waitlist Registration
We’re opening our waitlist registration for the 2020-2021 After School Program. In-person and online registration begins at 8am on Tuesday, October 27th for Members and Thursday, October 29th for Non-Members. Enrollment in the After School Program from the waitlist will be based on the school, age/grade and group availability.
As always, the health and safety of our members, users and staff is our first priority. To support this priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures and changes in services are required. Our reopening plan follows the current advice of Public Health experts, mandated legislation and takes into consideration best practices from similar facilities and sports organizations in Canada and internationally.
Please see our Facility Reopening section for more details and list of available activities and amenities.
A NOTE ON OUR 2020-2021 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:
- At this time, Public Health is indicating After School programs follow a cohort method:
- Current grouping capacity limits our program to a maximum of 60 kids (split into 4 groups)
- Each group will be in a different room, kept separate from each other and other facility users
- Children will use a separate entrance and exit for drop-off and pick-up; social distancing parent/guardian pick up policy in place
- Children will be accompanied by a staff member while travelling throughout the building to help ensure social distancing
The Canada Games Centre After School Program is available for children in grades P-6 and runs daily throughout the school year between 2:30pm and 6:00pm. Our program takes advantage of all that our 176,000 square foot state-of-the-art community recreation facility has to offer. Typical days include everything from swimming in one of the three pools in our massive Aquatics Centre, playing physically active games on the 52,000 square feet of hardwood court space in our Field House, running on our 200-metre 6-lane indoor Track, crafts and classroom activities in one of our many community rooms, as well as outdoor play opportunities on our playground.
Our program is led by enthusiastic, active and qualified leaders whose main objective is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that ensures all participants are actively engaged, motivated, having fun and remaining safe.
To support Physical Literacy within our community, we continue to align our After School Program with the Sport for Life (S4L) model to help kids get an active start in life. All of our After School staff will receive training in fundamental movement skills that will be incorporated in the program. These skills provide children with the confidence and ability to grow into active teens, and ultimately remain healthy and active for life.
Activity Room – Home Base for the After School Program
When they aren’t busy moving and burning off energy in active areas inside and around the facility, our After School kids stay organized in the Activity Room.
PD, Holiday, and March Break Camps are also available for days when school is out. Advanced registration for After School Program participants will be available. Information on specific dates offered and individual camp prices can be found in our program guides as they are released.
We offer a discounted swim lesson program for our After School Program participants which will take place during our regular program hours. This is a 9-week program and is offered in our fall, winter and spring program sessions. Registration details will be sent out directly to parents/guardians before registration.
Please note: The 2020-2021 After School Program is currently full.
The After School Program fills up very quickly as we only offer a few new spaces each year.
Should anyone withdraw from the program you will be contacted based on the school, age and group availability, not necessarily your waitlist order. Once contacted, your child(ren) will have to start within 30 days, or we will move to the next person on the waitlist.
PRICING AND PAYMENT PLAN
Upon registration, you will provide the CGC with Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) documentation in order to be billed monthly for the program. The After School Program bills on the 20th day of each month starting in August and ending in May. The full cost of the annual program will be divided into ten equal monthly amounts to allow for ease of budgeting for parents. Late registrations and program withdrawals will be pro-rated accordingly.
All payment, cancellation and program policies are listed on the program registration form, which must be read in full. The Canada Games Centre After School Program is a full-time program. Part-time schedules will not be discounted. Any Day Camp or Lesson fees are additional and cannot be paid for via the Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP).
A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00/participant is charged at the time of registration.
MONTHLY PROGRAM FEES
- Members: $240 per child
- Non-Members: $280 per child
Transportation to our program must be arranged by the participant’s parents/guardians as we are not able to provide transportation to the program. The schools listed below are the current buses that stop directly at our Centre:
- Burton Ettinger Elementary (P-6)
- École Beaubassin (P-5)
- Mer et Monde (P-6)
- Fairview Heights Elementary (P-6)
- Rockingham (P-6)
Please note that busing stops are not guaranteed each year. Parents/Guardians are also welcome to drop off participants directly to the program. Staff will be waiting by the front doors of the Centre to supervise and greet participants as the buses arrive. Parents/Guardians must contact the school directly to ensure that their child is placed on the proper bus.
Should you arrange to have our Centre added to a bus route from another school not listed above and the bus is able to drop your child off directly at the centre, we are happy to have them! Requests to the bus company must also come directly from parents and not the Centre itself.
SNOW DAYS & EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS
If school is cancelled or dismissed early due to weather the After School Program will also be cancelled for the day. There will be no reimbursement for snow days or early dismissal days.