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Surrey has taken steps to help all

The cost of exercise is not too high in Surrey. For many years the City of Surrey has offered a yearly recreational pass for the small fee of $6 or so a year to those in our community who provide proof of income. That proof would be a copy of your income tax. A single person would have to earn below a certain amount, a family of two or more below another amount. This pass would allow you to access the gym and also the track. The track is right beside the gym.

Our city has provided inclusion for everyone in all their recreational centres. It is up to everyone to take the time to find out what is available.

I am surprised the staff at the Guildford Recreation Centre did not advise Ms. Fisic about this service. Many, many Surrey residents on limited income are enjoying most of the great recreational services at all our rec centres.

It is true that people living on a limited income could have poorer health outcomes. But our City of Surrey has taken the steps a long, long time ago to ensure that all citizens of Surrey have access to recreation facilities should they pass the criteria for low-income support.

 

Patricia Cecchetto

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