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30,000 Vancouver residents say yes to OneCard

August 6 2013

Vancouverites are truly embracing the OneCard and feedback has been very positive across our system,” said Commissioner Niki Sharma.

Trout Lake fitness centre

The popularity of universal access to recreation in Vancouver continues to gain momentum. Thirty-thousand Vancouver residents have now signed up for the Park Board’s OneCard in the first month since it was launched. That’s an average of 1,000 people a day.
 
“Vancouverites are truly embracing the OneCard and feedback has been very positive across our system,” said Commissioner Niki Sharma. “This easy, single-admission option, coupled with July’s record-breaking weather, has resulted in thousands of people exploring and enjoying the entire network of Park Board indoor and outdoor pools, rinks and fitness centres.“
 
The OneCard has been popular across the system, and Hillcrest Centre, the largest recreation complex, continues to be the busiest destination for new pass registration.
 
The locations where the most people have signed up for the OneCard are:

  • Hillcrest:  6,088
  • Vancouver Aquatic Centre and outdoor pools: 5,439
  • Killarney:  2,578
  • Renfrew:  2,238
  • Kitsilano:  1,644 

The customizable OneCard is free, can be loaded with 10-visit pass or Flexipass options, and includes a built-in 50 percent Leisure Access Program subsidy for qualified residents with financial barriers. 
 
If residents sign up for the OneCard before September 30, they will receive three free drop-in visits to try out Park Board pools, rinks and fitness centres across Vancouver.
 
The OneCard is currently available at 23 Park Board facilities in neighbourhoods in the city. It is intended that the OneCard will launch across the entire recreation network, including all community centres, on September 1, 2013.