Program Registration Hits Record High

Posted on Thursday March 08, 2018

Town’s Spring/Summer Program Registration Hits Record High

Residents encouraged to visit whitby.ca/getactive to sign-up

Whitby, March 8, 2018 – Whitby residents are getting more active than ever this spring and summer. On February 28 – with the launch of the Town’s 2018 Spring/Summer program registration – 7,294 total registrations were received for programs, representing both a record high for initial enrolment and a more than 20 per cent increase over the 5,929 program registrations received in 2017.

“Our goal is to make getting active in Whitby simple, easy and fun,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “The Town delivers high quality, age-friendly recreational programming and we are pleased to see a record number of residents taking part.”

From music classes for babies, to karate for kids, to cardio salsa lessons for seniors and a variety of summer camp programs, the Town and community partners offer more than 3,000 programs to residents of all ages and stages of life.

Last August, the Town launched ACTIVE Net, a new recreation registration system aimed at making online program sign-up faster and easier. On February 28, in addition to the 20 per cent increase in overall program registration since 2017, the number of people completing their program registration online increased by nearly 30 per cent. The Town’s 2018 Spring/Summer Activity Guide is available on the Town’s website and limited copies are available in Town facilities.

“More and more residents are discovering how easy it is to use ACTIVE Net to search, create activity schedules, save activity wish lists and register for any of the programs we offer,” said Sarah Klein, Manager of Recreation. “I encourage everyone to go online and register today.”

To register for a program or for more information, visit whitby.ca/getactive or call 905.655.2010. Residents can also register for programs in-person, by drop off, fax or mail at any of the four registration centres located at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library, Iroquois Park and Sports Centre, Whitby Civic Recreation Complex or Whitby Seniors’ Activity Centre.