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Community centre program registration update

August 20 2013

Community Centre recreation

The Park Board has reached an interim agreement with the majority of Community Centre Associations (CCAs) who agree to implement improvements aimed at reducing barriers to residents who wish to access recreation programs and services. One of these changes is the removal of Community Centre Association membership fees as a requirement for program registration. Another is the implementation of OneCard, which enables everyone to access the entire network of Park Board pools, rinks, and community centre fitness centres across the city - no matter where you live and no matter what your income level. 

To date, the majority of the CCAs are implementing the interim agreement, making the necessary adjustments within program guides and other publications and as of September 1 will remove membership fees as a requirement for program registration.

The CCAs that have accepted the interim agreement are as follows: 

  • Champlain
  • Douglas Park
  • Dunbar
  • False Creek
  • Kitsilano
  • Marpole
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Ray-Cam
  • Renfrew
  • Roundhouse
  • Strathcona
  • Trout Lake
  • Thunderbird
  • West End
  • West Point Grey 

Six CCAs have not accepted the interim agreement to-date:

  • Hastings
  • Kerrisdale
  • Kensington
  • Killarney
  • Hillcrest
  • Sunset 

The Park Board continues to work with the six CCAs which have not yet officially adopted the interim agreement or the OneCard. The Park Board's intention is that all interim agreement and OneCard benefits will be honored in every community centre across the city as soon as possible. Until this is achieved, the six centres have indicated they will not honor the benefits of the interim agreement and the OneCard. We apologize for this confusion and staff at these centres are available to answer your questions and clarify where your OneCard can be used across our Community Centre network. At this time over 40,000 users have acquired OneCards to access our recreation network of pools, rinks, and community centres.

For further information, please contact 3-1-1 or speak with front desk staff at your community centre.