Financial Assistance for Recreation Programs
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) understands the value of recreation and active living. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation and are happy to support the following financial assistance programs:
PLAY - Providing Leisure Access For You Program
Program Description - Through our PLAY program we offer financial assistance to qualifying residents who would like to participate in CVRD recreational activities but find it difficult to do so due to financial limitations. The PLAY program provides a combination of free and discounted rates for admissions and registered programs.
Eligibility - PLAY is for residents of Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and the electoral areas of the Comox Valley Regional District who meet the following criteria:
- are low income
- receive BC Benefits and/or
- have a combined gross family income below Statistics Canada Low Income Guidelines
Application Process - Print and complete a PLAY application form or pick one up from the CVRD Sports or Aquatics Centres. Application to the PLAY program must be made every calendar year.
Completed forms may be dropped off at either the Sports or Aquatic Centres during business hours. Be sure to bring the required documentation as listed on the PLAY application forms. Completed applications are processed at the Comox Valley Sports Centre, located at 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay, and you will be contacted within a few days to come pick up your new PLAY cards/coupons.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and recreation. To find out more about the program, visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart website.