Kids gaining weight, staring at phone, TV and computer screens, and losing touch with friends? Give them a break by expanding the wildly-successful summer recreation pass programs.
Currently, $20 summer passes are available in Port Moody and Coquitlam, with the latter also considering expanding the program to include winter and spring breaks and all pro D days for $40.
We say bring it on.
It's not enough to nag kids about being active, you need to provide them with low-cost opportunities to join in the fun. Coquitlam may be a wealthy city but there are pockets of poverty throughout, so many kids would benefit.
It may be some time before we know of the success of these programs in promoting good health but they will definitely help parents who are already trying to get their children to be more active.
Let's see these low-cost rec passes for kids expanded throughout the Tri-Cities.