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Here's how $20 can keep Coquitlam children, youth active this summer

Kids 18 years and younger to soon access several civic facilities and drop-in programs — all for just one green bill.
kids swimming underwater
Kids swimming underwater. | File photo

School is nearing the end of its calendar year, which means Coquitlam children and youth may be left wondering what to do over the summer.

But the city is looking to mitigate that potential boredom with the return of a popular program.

The summer child and youth pass is back after a two-year hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic and its then restrictions on gatherings in indoor public spaces.

It's set to give kids under 18 years old the chance to take part in drop-in activities like public swimming, basketball, badminton, ice skating and fitness centres for teens.

And the pass only costs $20.

In a release today (May 30), Coquitlam community recreation manager Vinh Truong says the pass is meant to help local families that don't want to break the bank this summer.

He adds it's also part of the city's goal to make recreation as "affordable and accessible" as possible for all residents.

The pass applies to programs at five recreational and civic facilities between June 17 and Sept. 5:

Passes can be purchased at any of the above locations.

For more information, you're encouraged to visit the summer child and youth pass page of the City of Coquitlam's website.

Need more help?

As well, eligible Coquitlam residents hoping to access local civic facilities for recreation this summer can apply for financial assistance — formerly known as Get Connected, Get Active.

The program allows 50 drop-in visits free of charge to each family member involved, plus a $225 credit for admissions, passes, programs, lessons, exam fees, supplies and equipment rentals.