Leisure Access Programs
The Leisure Access Pass (LAP)
The Leisure Access Pass provides eligible Chilliwack residents with the opportunity to participate in recreation activities at very low or no costs.
The application process and forms have been designed in such a manner as to ensure that those who are truly in need of financial assistance may apply with reasonable effort and without loss of personal dignity or privacy. LAP record confidentiality is assured.
Residents may obtain LAP application forms at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre or the Cheam Leisure Centre or online below. Applicants must apply directly at one of the two community recreation centres. Although LAP cards are honoured broadly as noted above, applicants are encouraged to apply at the centre they would use most often, particularly for registered programs. LAP card holders may reapply upon the expiry of an existing card.
When considering eligibility for the LAP program all sources of household income are taken into consideration.
How to Apply
NOTE: Leisure Access Pass applications must be submitted together with all completed support documents.
Grade Five Get Active Facility Pass
With the primary purpose of increasing participation and fitness
levels of grade five students, the Chilliwack Active Communities Committee is pleased to provide the Grade 5 Get Active Facility Pass program. In partnership with the City of Chilliwack Recreation & Culture Department, Recreation Excellence, the Chilliwack Family YMCA and the Chilliwack School District #33, this pass is made available to all grade five public, home or privately schooled students in Chilliwack. The facility pass provides free admission to public swims, skates and selected drop-in sports from September 1st of the current year and expires August 31st of the following year. Letters can be obtained by contacting the local School Board Administrative office or the City of Chilliwack Recreation and Culture Department at 604.793.2904. Please note that eligibility verification must be presented upon receipt and submission of the Get Active Letter.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart® was created to help give kids a sporting chance. The charitable program helps kids participate in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration, equipment and/or transportation. To date, 439,383 kids across Canada have been given the chance to play.
To learn more or make a donation, visit www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart or contact the Chilliwack Family YMCA at 604.792.3371.
This program provides support to children to remove financial obstacles that prevent then from playing organized sports. The mission statement of KidSportTM Canada states: "We believe that no kids should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports".
The guidelines for funding are:
- Children aged 6-18 years are eligible to apply for a grant
- Grants of a maximum $200.00 must be used for sport registration fees
- Applications must be received prior to/or at the beginning of the requested sport season
- Involved in an organized sport with a qualified coach
Applications for a KidSportTM grant can be obtained at the Chilliwack Recreation and Culture Department or by downloading the pdf below.