Big number takes advantage of free Delta youth pass

Delta youth took advantage of a new free pass program initiated this summer.

As of July 1, to support new Mayor George Harvie’s "Delta Families First" initiative, local youth aged 10 through 18 receive free admission to all Delta recreation facilities.

It also applies to any drop-in activities at the facilities.

Parks, Recreation and Culture director Ken Kuntz told the Optimist that as of Oct. 31 there were 6,610 youth passes issued.

According to the city, the expanded youth admission pass program is the first in the region to offer such an extensive free youth admission pass.

Previously, Delta offered a complimentary youth pass program for Delta students in grades 5 to 8.

The expanded youth pass is an investment to support more than 13,000 Delta youth, the city states.

Meanwhile, more changes for the city’s parks and recreation fees and services could be on the way.

Council recently approved extending the current fees and charges into early 2020 while a review ordered by Harvie is completed.

That review is expected to be completed by early February.

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