Vancouver Community Centre Deals

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

They’re BACK! I’m pretty excited to know that I can soon go ice skating on Thursday afternoons for the Twonie skate at the West End CC. Although it will take a while to get the ice rinks setup, various community centres around the city are offering specials, after being closed for several months due to a labour dispute.

Vision Vancouver wants to know just how much money the city saved during the civic strike. It will ask staff to account for every penny that wasn’t spent. Vancouver’s parks manager is now inviting people back to community centres. [News1130]

Here are just a few of the offers and information for the WECC:

  • You will receive your 100% refund in the mail for registered programs which were interrupted or cancelled by the strike.
  • All drop-in fees will be waived until November 1.
  • The Fitness Centre is offering a Welcome Back Special: Until October 31, admission for adults is $2 and for youth and seniors $1.
  • Fees will be waived until November 1 – West End Kids Care
  • Fees will be waived until November 1 – Little Sprout Preschool
  • Fees will be waived until November 1 – Childminding
  • After leaving many scrambling to reschedule, rearrange and re-plan their lives over the few months, community centres around Vancouver are offering services, deals, and refunds like those mentioned above. Check the community centre directory for more details about the centre in your neighbourhood.

    As for the ice rinks? They are being prepared now and should be up and running in November. I’m stoked.

    Side Note: The Stanley Park Ecology Society’s AGM is taking place at the WECC tomorrow night. It’s free, there will be presentations and it begins at 6:30pm. Since I’ve been keeping a very close eye on the restoration effort of the Park over the last 10 months or so, I’ll try to be there so I can educate myself a bit more on all the other projects on the go.

    Update: Another way the City is trying to win back your love is FREE rides on the Stanley Park train this Saturday between 11:00am and 4:00pm – there will also be free hot chocolate (source: News1130)

    4 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. RaulTuesday, October 16th, 2007 — 2:05pm PDT

      How on Earth do you do it? Your posts are always exciting, fun and informative! I am a bit disappointed that I won’t have lots of time to check the Mount Pleasant Community Centre in the next few days but thanks for the heads up on the fee-waivers. 😀

    2. Jonathon NarveyTuesday, October 16th, 2007 — 11:14pm PDT

      Where’s my compensation for emotional distress!?

    3. KeithThursday, October 18th, 2007 — 12:33am PDT

      It’s so nice to be back. I’ve been taking Aikido at the Kerisdale CC for the past couple of years. When the strike started, we just moved outside, but eventually had to cancel class altogether when it got too dark to have more than a 30 minute session.

      Glad to be back, just have to figure out if KCC will be offering the same deals…

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