The Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture Department in co-operation with other organizations is pleased to offer several opportunities for those on a limited income to participate in recreation, sport and culture in our community.

Play Program

The PLAY (Providing Leisure All Year) Pass Program is administered by the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department to provide Mission residents on limited income with the opportunity to participate in basic parks, recreation and culture activities at no cost.  All inquiries and applications will be addressed in confidence.

The PLAY Pass Program provides qualified applicants with an Admission Card which offers free admission to unlimited swimming, skating, weight room and/or fitness drop-in sessions and a maximum of 12 free child minding sessions per year.

The PLAY program is designed for individuals and families whose combined gross household income falls at or below the “Low Income” levels recognized by Statistics Canada.  Statistics Canada’s “Low Income” levels are determined, in part, by family size.  To qualify, the Mission resident’s gross household income must be at or below the following thresholds:

Family Size Combined
1 $20,822
2 $25,921
3 $31,866
4 $38,691
5 $43,883
6 $49,493
7 or more $55,103

 Additional Notes:

  • Child PLAY participants: 0-12 yrs
  • Youth PLAY participants: 13-18 yrs
  • Adult PLAY participants: 19 yrs & up
  • The PLAY card must be presented at the time of  admission or registration
  • Cards are non-transferable, not good for cash or credit.

Click here for more information and an application form.

Culture Kids Fund

Enhancing extracurricular Activities for children & youth

There are major social, health, economic and environmental benefits for developing opportunities for and participation in arts and cultural activities.  The Culture Kids Fund is sponsored by Reel on the River and provides grants for children under 18 years of age to participate in an arts or cultural recreation activity of their choice.

Click here for more information and an application form.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jump Start is a community based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in sport & recreation. Since it’s introduction in 2005, the program has helped over 500 underprivileged Mission children participate in swimming, hockey, soccer and other recreational programs.  Those who qualify for the PLAY program (info above) are automatically qualified for the Jumpstart program. Call or e-mail the Leisure Centre for more information on the local chapter or visit the national Jumpstart website here.

The District of Mission thanks Canadian Tire for their on-going contributions to this well utilized and worthwhile program.

KidSport Fund

At KidSport™ we believe that no child should be left on the sidelines. That is why KidSport™ eliminates the financial barriers to sport participation.  KidSport™ is a community-based sport charity that provides grants for Canadian children age 6 to 18 to participate in a season of sport of their choice.

For KidSport™ success is measured by the number of new sport opportunities created for children who would otherwise not have a chance to play.

Click here for an application form.

Free & Low Cost Events & Activities

Throughout the year, Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture hosts events and activities that are free & low cost to help remove barriers for participation. Some of these events include:

  • Sunday 10am-12pm Discount Swimming & Fitness – $1/child & youth, $2 adult/senior
  • Fun N’ Run Playtime – Tuesdays 11am-1pm (sponsored by Mission Early Childhood Development)
  • NEW! Last Call Swim, 9-10pm – $2
  • Monthly Community Sponsored Free Family Swims (Fall & Winter)
  • And much more!