April 21, 2015 - 2:31 PM
KELOWNA – A week after a West Kelowna activity centre for kids suddenly closed its doors, two local companies have agreed to step up and help out.
Frustrated parents spoke out last week after O-Go Play shut down without any notice, leaving pass holders out of money and out of luck.
The founder of a local non-profit group, Shannon Christensen, coordinated agreements with two local companies and says the offer will go a long way for families who are now struggling to find other activities for their kids.
“A lot of these families don’t have a ton of disposable income so this really affects their summer budget,” she says, adding she personally knows of at least 15 families who were sold passes to O-Go Play in the months leading up to the sudden closure. “It was a huge loss for them and (the companies') help to rectify the issue is very kind and greatly appreciated.”
Lake Country Gymnastics & Circus Arts as well as the EnergyPlex in Kelowna have both agreed to give all O-Go Play pass holders free access until the beginning of June, with some restrictions.
Lake Country Gymnastics owners Tate and Salena Lamb confirmed this week that anyone with proof of membership at O-Go Play will have full access to their new facility located at 10251 Newene Rd.
The EnergyPlex in Kelowna has also agreed to help out those families who bought a year or day pass at O-Go Play. Until June 1, they will offer free admission to holders of O-Go Play pass holders. To qualify, parents should bring their pass, proof of expiry date and valid identification. The EnergyPlex offers a multi-level cube playground, trampoline gym, rock climbing, Ballistix ball shooting arena and a craft and movie corner.
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