Several programs offer opportunities to those who cannot afford to pay:
Leisure Access Assistance Program
The Corporation of Delta’s Leisure Access Assistance Program allows eligible, low-income Delta residents (individuals or families) to access drop-in land & aquatic fitness classes, weight room sessions, public swims, open gyms & public skating. The Leisure Access Assistance Program determines eligibility for recreation & leisure subsidy based on the family net income as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. For more information regarding the Leisure Access Assistance Program, please email or contact 604-946-3298.
Canadian Tire generously provides a fund that allows Delta children aged 5 to 17 years to access 'active' programs and services. JumpStart may be used for sports team registration, private activity programs and programs of Boys and Girls Club/Community Services of Delta and Parks, Recreation and Culture. Participants may request specific programs or ask for advice to make best use of JumpStart. Families may pay a portion of the fee and less expensive alternatives may be suggested dependent upon numbers of requests and funding available. The program is administered by Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC in cooperation with Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture. Call 604-591-9262 or email email@example.com for more information.
The KidSport Fund is the charitable arm of Sport BC that provides grants of up to $100 to individual children aged 6 to 18 whose families cannot afford sport registration fees and would otherwise not be able to participate in a season of sport. Applications must be received prior to or during the requested season of sport. Preference is given to athletes who are being introduced to organized sport. Visit KidSport Delta for more information on KidSport grant applications or email KidSportDelta@gmail.com.
Eric Ripplinger Memorial Fund for Swim Lessons
Complete or partial funding is available for children six months to twelve years of age to learn how to swim in Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture lesson sets at any Delta pool. Please call 604-946-3298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eric Ripplinger was born March 1988 but sadly drowned at age two and a half. A trust fund was created by his parents and friends to fund swim lessons for Delta children who might not otherwise be able to take them. The Corporation of Delta thanks the Ripplinger family for this generous support.