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The Recreation Access Program is a pilot program to help ensure all residents have access to leisure, recreation and fitness opportunities. We value providing socially inclusive programs to each individual and family in Grande Prairie. Providing this program to eligible participants removes financial barriers while enhancing community and family connectedness.

The program offers a 75% subsidy on Eastlink Centre memberships and passes to qualifying applicants. This enables participants to access the facilities for only 25% of the regular fare.

Participating facilities include:

  • Grande Prairie Museum
  • Muskoseepi Park
  • Dave Barr
  • Eastlink Centre
  • Heritage Discovery Centre
  • Coca-Cola Centre
To be eligible, applicants’ income must not exceed the Low-Income Cut-Off level determined by Statistics Canada +30%.

Applications to access the program can be completed year-round. Proof of address, household income and documentation for dependent children are all required for the application.

For more information, see our FAQ.

For more information, contact csd@cityofgp.com or 780-830-5000.

 

Download an application form here

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Recreation Access Program?
    • The Recreation Access Program offers a 75% subsidy on memberships, passes and registered programs at participating facilities. It is designed to ensure all residents have access to these opportunities without financial barriers.
  • Why is the program being offered?
    • The Recreation Access Program is a pilot program to help ensure all residents have access to leisure, recreation and fitness opportunities. We value providing socially inclusive programs to each individual and family in Grande Prairie. Providing this program to eligible participants removes financial barriers while enhancing community and family connectedness.
  • Who is eligible to access the program?
    • The program is available for individuals with an income at or below the Low-Income Cut-Off level as established by Statistics Canada, plus an additional 30%.

Family Size

1 Person

2 Person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

7 Person

Annual Income Cut-Off Level

<27,760

<34,558

<42,485

<51,584

<58,505

<65,985

<73,464

 

  • What facilities are participating in the program?
    • Facilities participating in the Recreation Access Program include:
      • Grande Prairie Museum
      • Muskoseepi Park
      • Dave Barr Community Centre
      • Eastlink Centre
      • Heritage Discovery Centre
      • Coca-Cola Centre
  • Is there a monthly payment option?
    • Yes. Please inquire with a City of Grande Prairie staff member during your application appointment.
  • How do I apply?
    • Call 780-830-5000 to book an application appointment.
    • Appointment hours:
      • Monday to Thursday 10am to 12:30pm
      • Sunday 12pm to 2pm

You must bring:

-A completed application form (download here or pick-up at participating facilities)

-1 document showing proof of age for each applicant (birth certificate, driver’s license, Alberta Government Identification Card, passport, baptismal certificate OR Alberta Health Card)

-1 document showing proof of address (current utility bill, current bank or credit card statement, government-issued letter, driver’s license OR Alberta Government Identification Card)

-1 document showing proof of household income- this includes yourself, your partner, spouse and dependant children 18 years of age or older (Current Alberta Income Support Direct Deposit Statement, 2017 Notice of Assessment OR your 3 most recent paystubs)

The application appointment takes about half an hour and there is no waiting period before approval.

 

  • Is there a limit to the number of programs or membership products I can purchase?
    • Please inquire with a City of Grande Prairie staff member during your application appointment.
  • Does the program subsidize registered programs such as day camps?
    • Yes. Please inquire with a City of Grande Prairie staff member during your application appointment.

 

  •  Does the program apply to me if I am currently receiving benefits from Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)?
    • Yes, if you are on AISH, access to the Eastlink Centre will still be at no charge and you can now apply to the Recreation Access Program for access to drop-in classes and programs at other participating facilities.

 



 

Last updated: 10/19/2018 2:55:55 PM