April 03, 2013 - 10:07 AM
By Shannon Quesnel
Recreation costs took a dive at Penticton Community Centre yesterday. New admission rates and rules will make the centre more affordable for seniors and First Nation residents.
More seniors will be eligible for savings thanks to the age requirement dropping from 65 years of age to 60. There will also be a lower rate for those 75 years of age or older. Pool admissions for 75-plus will cost $4 per ticket, $36 for 10 tickets, $36 for a month, $89 for three months, $159 for six months and $249 for one year. Elderly seniors can also expect similar savings from the aquatic fitness program and the fitness room.
People with cognitive and physical disabilities will also save more with a new access pass program. Participants can get 25 per cent off the purchase of a 10-ticket bundle, a one-month, three-month, six-month or 12-month pass for the fitness room and pool.
People who live within Penticton Indian Band boundaries will now meet the residency requirement for the LIFE Program (Leisure Involvement for Everyone). This program provides low-cost recreation at the Penticton centre.
Chuck Loewen, Penticton's recreation manager, said these changes fit in with the city's recreation department vision of affordability.
Applications for the LIFE and Access Pass programs are available at the Penticton Community
Centre. For information, call 250-490-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at email@example.com or call 250-488-3065.
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