Bracebridge wants to make recreation services more affordable
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Bracebridge wants to help all residents stay active.
Town officials are considering expanding the Leisure Access Program, which offers free access to Sportsplex facilities and activities. Officials want all Bracebridge residents a chance to access the programs they usually wouldn’t be able to afford. Right now, the program is only offered to residents that are using support programs offered by recognized community agencies. This includes the District of Muskoka, Muskoka Women’s Advocacy and Family Connexions.
The proposed change would allow any residents with a low income a chance to sign up. Officials say they’ll be measuring this using the Statistics Canada chart for Before Tax Low-Income Cutoff. According to town staff, the program has been offered since 2013 and on average has been used by 36 residents each year.
Councillors will be reviewing this proposed change to the program during the next General Committee meeting tomorrow.