Financial Assistance for Recreation Programs
Your four local recreation departments worked together to ensure all Comox Valley residents have access to low cost recreation options. Application forms have now been combined so customers will only need to fill out one form, if they qualify, to receive the benefits of their home community and CVRD facilities. Application forms can be found on the CVRD website as well as residents home recreation sites. Resident families and individuals who are working low income, on BC benefits and/or the family income for 2020 before taxes does not exceed the Canada Low-Income Cut-off Rates are eligible for the following financial assistance recreation programs:
PLAY - Providing Leisure Access For You Program
ALL CVRD RESIDENTS are eligible for:
CVRD PLAY PROGRAM - 52 free admissions per year, per family member at the CVRD Sports and Aquatic Centres. Plus 1 free registered program and 4 programs at 50% off per calendar year per family member.
TOWN OF COMOX RESIDENTS are ALSO eligible for:
TRIP financial assistance that can be used for a 50% discount towards registered, non-contract programs and Fitness Studio memberships. Financial Assistance amount is awarded per person, per calendar year and can be used online, in person or over the phone for registrations and membership sales.
CITY OF COURTENAY RESIDENTS are ALSO eligible for:
The Recreation Access Program (RAC) - scan cards and program discounts can be used at the Lewis Centre, Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay Outdoor Pool and LINC Youth Centre. RAC program includes annual scholarship amount to be used towards discounted programs and services, and 52 free drop-ins.
VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND RESIDENTS are ALSO eligible for:
The FAIR program - Residents may choose their program: either 50 free admissions per year or 50% off an annual merbership, per family member to the Cumberland Recreation Centre.
Application Process -
Print and complete the correct PLAY application form for your residential location, or pick one up from your local recreation facility.
Completed forms may be dropped off at either the Sports Centre or your local recreation centre during business hours. Be sure to bring the required documentation as listed on the PLAY application forms. Once completed applications are processed, you will be contacted within a few days to come pick up your new PLAY cards/coupons.
Application to the PLAY program must be made every calendar year.
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.