March 14, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (March 14, 2016) – Low income City of Cranbrook residents are reminded that they can still apply for a free transit pass.

The initiative runs as an additional benefit to the current Leisure Access program first approved by Council in February 2010, which enabled low income residents the opportunity to access public swims at the aquatic centre at a 75% reduced rate to help build a healthier more active community.

Those interested in the program can apply through one of the five partner agencies who are responsible for adjudicating the applications: the Salvation Army, Community Connections Society, Interior Health Mental Health Programs, Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.  Approved candidates will receive the benefits for one year and then would be required to reapply.  Individuals, who are already qualified, do not have to re-apply until their current eligibility term expires.   To add the transit access, simply visit the staff at Leisure Services and your current eligibility period will be amended to include transit access.

Information on the program, including eligibility criteria, can be found at each of the partner agencies, Leisure Services located at Western Financial Place, or by visiting our Leisure Access Card page.  You can also call Leisure Services staff at (250) 489-0220 (Monday to Friday) to discuss the program.

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