Saanich increases rec fees and brings back 25-times pass promotion

August 27, 2020

Saanich, BC –Saanich recreation centre patrons will soon have a familiar, affordable option to access services even with the annual fee increase approaching.   

On September 8, 2020, Saanich’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will implement the 2020-2021 fees and charges increases approved by Council as part of the 2020 budget process. Recreation centre single admission and 10-times pass rates will increase.

Saanich recreation centres will also bring back the 25-times pass for a limited time.

“We aim to provide accessible recreation services that keep residents engaged in health and fitness activities,” said G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre Manager Graham Thomson. “We recognize the financial hardships that residents may be facing due to COVID-19. The 25-times pass option is more sustainable for patrons as we balance pricing with operating costs. We also offer the LIFE program as another option to support individuals and families living on a low income.”

The 25-times pass will be available as long as COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect. This pass offers the most affordable price for all age groups:

  • Adult $147
  • Senior/student $108
  • Child/Youth $72

Patrons who are not able to afford single admission or a 10-times or 25-times pass can apply for support through the LIFE program. As part of the recent regional review, the LIFE program’s minimum income level was adjusted to increase the number of individuals and families that can access the program.

Time sensitive (month passes) will be re-introduced when recreation services are able to return to full operations as part of the Province’s Restart Plan Phase 4.

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Media contact:
Graham Thomson
Manager, G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre