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Programs for persons with a disability 

AccessSocializing and having fun with one’s peers is one of the great joys in life. The City of Kelowna recognizes the importance of programming for all of its citizens, providing Access Passes and modified programming for those with disabilities.

We have great programs such as gymnastics, sports, swimming, skating, art, cooking, Aqua Access-Fit, Tai Chi, discussion groups, drama, reading and hockey. We also offer Access Programs such as Friday Evening Social Dance and Walking Club.

Access Pass

The Access Pass is a discount recreation pass for persons with a permanent cognitive or physical disability. To be eligible for an Access Pass the individual must meet the eligibility requirements (see below). The Access Pass is not designed for persons who are in a short term rehabilitation program.

Eligibility Requirements

Letter from pension provider stating name, phone number, mailing address, date of birth, and disability status. Pension providers include the Federal or Provincial Government, WCB , ICBC , or a private insurance company. Partial disability pensions and pension applications in process will not be considered.

OR a referral letter from an established agency, association or group home whose mandate is to support persons with a permanent disability. The referral letter must state the person’s name, phone number, mailing address, date of birth, and disability status. Referral letters from physicians and other medical professionals will not be accepted.

AND the approval of the Community Recreation Coordinator.

To determine if you may qualify or to obtain an Access Pass, please call 250 469-8759.

Visit our online Recreation Registration site for more information on Programs for persons with a disability and to register.

Play for All Playground

Everyone loves the playground and being able to enjoy it with barrier-free access means people with all ranges of abilities can partake in the fun. Our ‘Play for All Playground’ is located near the front entrance to the Parkinson Recreation Centre.

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