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L.I.F.E. - Leisure Involvement For Everyone

L.I.F.E. - Leisure Involvement for Everyone
The L.I.F.E. (Leisure Involvement For Everyone) program assists individuals and families with low incomes to access Saanich Recreation programs and services.


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The Saanich Legacy Foundation and the District of Saanich are committed to keeping kids well by providing them a means to live a healthy ACTIVE lifestyle through social engagement and PLAY opportunities!

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Who Is Eligible?

The L.I.F.E. Program is designed for individuals and families in Saanich who are working low income or on B.C. Benefits (Income Assistance, B.C. Benefits Disability and Youth Works).

For the LIFE program your combined income must be at or below the Statistics Canada for the previous year.

Applicants for 2014 please use the following numbers:

How Do I Apply?

LIFE applications are paperless.  Please present proof of residency (water bill, hydro bill, rental agreement etc.) and proof of income (combined LINE 150 from tax assessments of all applicants) to reception staff at anyone of our four recreation centres. 

Submit the completed application steps and visit any Saanich Recreation Centre.
Be sure to have all supporting documents. (see important application information above)

2014 Applicants

If you qualify, you will receive a choice for each family member:

Option A: One Access Card with Coupon stickers attached.


Option B:  Saanich Annual Membership at 50% discount

APPLY NOW for 2014

What has the LIFE Program meant to me?

The LIFE program has meant a LIFELINE for me and my son!

I had been a regular patron of Commonwealth Place for many activities ranging from the fantastic gym to all the great programs for toddlers and young children. After I became a single parent I was not in a position to continue to enjoy these facilities and programs as part of my active lifestyle until one of the fitness coordinators told me about the LIFE program. Still being able to continue to go to the gym while looking for a job was a LIFESAVER for me! After taking my son to school I would head to the gym for an inspirational workout before starting the daily grind of looking for a job. This enabled me to stay positive, active, healthy and motivated.

Also, this program enabled my son to continue in his swimming lessons, skating and various programs to keep him an active, happy child. The assistance in summer neighbourhood camps was also extremely helpful after I started working to ease the summer expenditures of childcare.

I think this program has huge benefits for the community as a whole and demonstrates a caring and progressive attitude that promotes active living and keeps people engaged in their community. I am very grateful for this program and will always be a huge supporter of the great facilities and programs that are available in the District of Saanich.

Honoured LIFE member

Access Card

Your access card is valid at any recreation centre in Greater Victoria. It entitles the holder to 52 free drop-in activities.  All family members are required to be present to apply for the access card as photos are taken for the photo ID card.


Each LIFE member will receive a variety of coupon offerings on a sticker that will be placed on the back of their Saanich Access Card. Coupons are available for adults, teens and children. Please note: There are a few very specialized registered programs that are unfortunately unable to accept the LIFE 50% coupons. However, all Saanich Recreation programs accept the LIFE discount coupons. Enjoy!

Saanich Annual Membership

If you or a family member chooses the pass at 50% off, it must be paid in full at the time of registration into the LIFE 2011 program. Each membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase.


Full-time students of UVic, Royal Roads and Camosun College are NOT eligible for the LIFE program. Spouses and dependents of students (that are not students themselves) are still eligible.

General enquiries: 250-475-5424

Last modified: January 16, 2014