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Fee Assistance for Recreation

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If you qualify for Fair Entry, you can get reduced rates through fee assistance for recreation programs and facility admissions.

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Registered Programs

Almost all registered programs offered by Recreation are eligible under the Fee Assistance program (some restrictions may apply).

Children and youth (17 years of age and under) may take up to four programs during a 12 month period. Fee assistance recipients receive 90% of the registration fee to a maximum of a $100 credit towards their program. For example, if a program was $39.50, the fee assistance rate would be $3.95. For a day camp that costs $168, the fee assistance rate would be $68. The total subsidy per person during the 12 month period is $250. The customer pays the total balance due, on any charges over and above the $250 maximum subsidy.

Adults may register in one program per 12 month period and pay 10 per cent of the registration fee. The maximum subsidy is $50. The customer pays the total balance that is over the maximum subsidy, For example, a class that costs $41.15 would cost $4.11 under fee assistance.


Aquatic & Fitness Facilities and Leisure Centres - Customers with a fee assistance card are entitled to a 75% discount on general admission drop-in rate at Aquatic & Fitness Centres and Leisure Centres. The Welcome to Fee Assistance handout provides additional information.

Adult golf - Adult fee assistance participants will also receive 10 reduced rate admissions at City of Calgary Golf Courses. The rate charge is equivalent to a Senior Restricted green fee.

Junior golf - Boys and girls ages 6-15 years of age who have been approved for fee assistance have access to free opportunities to learn and play golf through The City's Junior Golf Subsidy program.

Green Fees and Golf Course rates vary by course.

Fee Assistance Partners

A Fee Assistance rate is available at the following facilities:

Individual Fee Assistance partners set their own rates. The rates may change without notice.

Through Fee Assistance you will also receive:

One free Calgary Public Library card per person as well as access to the Sun Life Financial Arts and Culture Pass. For more info go to The initiative is in partnership with Sun Life Financial, The Calgary Public Library and the City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance Program.

A big thank you...

Fee assistance is funded by the City of Calgary, The City of Calgary Children's Reserve Fund and Canadian Tire Jumpstart.