Service Announcement - COVID 19 and Recreation Facilities
If you need help using the recreation facilities, SCRD Recreation offers some options which may help.
DISABILITY ACCESS - ATTENDANT FEE POLICY
Free admission is provided to the attendant of a person with a disability who requires SUPPORT to participate in recreation programs & services offered by the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
SUPPORT is defined as assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual or sensory nature, which is necessary to ensure that the person with a disability is able to fully participate. If an attendant is required, then the attendant must remain with the person with a disability at all times while at the recreation site.
Pre-registration is required before visiting the recreation facilities. Learn more about COVID-19 safety protocols. If you require an attendant or are an attendant for someone and wish to pre-register for an activity, please do so by phone at 604-885-6801. Dropping into the facility without registration is not permitted.
The person with a disability will pay the relevant admission/registration fee and his/her attendant will attend for free of charge.
If the person with a disability is living on a low income, they can apply for the LIFE Program.
Gibsons & Area Community Centre
Thanks to the local M.S. Support Group and their fundraising efforts, Gibsons & Area Community Centre has two Thera-Vital trainers. These trainers provide a passive and active workout option for individuals with neurological and muscular degenerative diseases, providing motorized assistance to work out arms and legs. Individuals with M.S., Parkinsons, or other neurological, muscular and rheumatic disorders, strokes or paraplegia will now be able to exercise in a community social setting, on their own schedule, for cost of the facility drop-in fee. The machines can be used from a wheelchair or sturdy chair. For instructions on how to use this new equipment check out the Thera-Vital Manual.
Accessibility Equipment at various facilities