RDCK introduces regional wellness pass

The pass allows attendance at any fitness centre in the region.

The regional fitness pass will be available January 15.

West Kootenay residents can now visit the community complexes in Nelson, Castlegar, and Creston as well as the fitness centre in Salmo with one pass for a unified price.

Individually those centres each have their own pricing structure, says RDCK community services manager Joe Chirico, but having the same price for a pass at all centres is in demand.

“We have been hearing from people who want this,” he says.

Chirico says it will especially suit people who live more or less equidistant mfrom two of the centres, such as Slocan Valley residents.

The pass will also come in handy during the period that the Nelson pool is under renovation.

“There are people who carpool once or twice a week from Nelson to swim in Castlegar,” he said.

There are separate adult, youth, and child rates. The pass will come into effect on January 15.

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