LIFE - Leisure Involvement for Everyone

Panorama Recreation is pleased to offer the LIFE Program - a regional initiative supported by the Greater Victoria Active Communities to provide no cost and low-cost recreation opportunities for individuals and families on limited incomes.

Who Is Eligible?

Individuals and families whose combined gross household income falls at or below the low income thresholds determined annually. Thresholds are relative to household size, and based on Statistics Canada’s Low Income thresholds, with an additional percent added to account for regional cost of living. To qualify for the 2018 or 2019 LIFE Program, gross household income must be at or below the below noted thresholds.

Residents of Central Saanich, North Saanich or Sidney may apply through Panorama Recreation Centre. If living outside of this municipality, please apply through your local centre. Post-secondary students are not eligible.

Family Size Combined Gross Household Income
  2018 2019
1 $22,352 $23,023
2 $31,611 $32,559
3 $38,715 $39,876
4 $44,704 $46,045
5 $49,981 $51,480
6 $54,751 $56,934
7 or more $59,138 $60,912

Membership Options

Option A: Drop-ins and Registered Programs Discount

Valid January 1 to December 31, 2019

52 Free Admissions to Drop-In Sessions at any Greater Victoria Recreation Centre (incl. Panorama, West Shore, Saanich, City of Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and SEAPARC Recreation Centres)

and

50% off (up to $50) four registered programs offered by Panorama Recreation (some programs may not apply)

Option B: Annual Deluxe Pass Discount – 50% Off

Valid one year from date of purchase for unlimited use at Panorama Recreation

Receive this $420 Annual Deluxe Pass for $210 (monthly payment plan available: Visa, M/C, cheque accepted)

Option C: Annual Regional Pass Discount – 50% Off

Valid for one year from date of purchase for unlimited use at any Greater Victoria Recreation Centre (incl. Panorama, West Shore, Saanich, City of Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and SEAPARC Recreation Centres)

Receive this $492 pass for $246 (monthly payment plan available: Visa, M/C, cheque accepted)

How Does the LIFE Membership Work?

As a LIFE member, you will be provided with an Active Pass with your name and picture. These are the same passes used by all of Panorama’s pass holders.

52 Visit Drop-In Pass & Registered Program Discounts

  • Your pass will have a sticker affixed to the back on which each visit will be checked-off. When dropping in, check-in with reception and they will check the visit off for you. Alternatively, if you only plan on using your pass at Panorama Recreation or Greenglade Community Centres, we can load the visits onto your pass for easy scanning through the turnstyles. You pass MUST be presented or scanned each time dropping in, regardless of the centre.
  • If you would like to use one of your four program registration discounts (valid for registered programs offered through Panorama Recreation Centre only), please do this in-person, via email or over the phone with reception (online registration not available). Advise our receptionist that you are a LIFE member when completing this registration.

Annual Deluxe Pass

  • Scan your pass at reception or the appropriate turnstyle (for use at Panorama Recreation or Greenglade Community Centres only).

Annual Regional Pass

  • Scan your pass at reception or the appropriate turnstile (for use at all Greater Victoria Recreation Centres).

What Else Do I Need To Know?

  • Child: 0-12 years (Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when at the pool).
  • Teen: 13-18 years (Weight room participants must be at least 15 years of age or 13 years+ with completion of Panorama’s Weight Training for Teens program).
  • Adult: 19 years+
  • One pass will be issued for each household member. The applicable LIFE membership must be presented at time of drop-in admission or program registration.
  • Passes are not transferable and have no cash or credit value.
  • A $10 fee will be charged for replacement of a lost pass.

LIFE Brochure & Application Form

How Do I Apply

Complete one LIFE Application Form per household and include a copy of the following:

  • Proof of current residency within Central Saanich, North Saanich or Sidney (a utility bill, rental agreement, BC Driver’s License or BC Identification Card with your current address
  • Proof of combined gross household income in the form of your previous year’s Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Canada Revenue Agency. To obtain a Notice of Assessment, call Revenue Canada at 1.800.959.8281 or visit CRA's My Account.

Completed applications can be dropped off to reception at Panorama Recreation. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified within two weeks from the date received if approved or not.

Regional LIFE Review

Are you a LIFE Program member? We are conducting a regional review of this recreation financial assistance program and would like to get your feedback! Complete the survey before February 15.

Other Programs

  • Jumpstart
  • KidSport Great Victoria
  • Leisure Assistant’s Pass - Provided by Recreation Integration Victoria, this pass eliminates the financial barrier encountered by a person with a disability requiring a recreation assistant by providing complimentary admission for the assistant. Contact RIV for more information.

Accessibility

The Leisure Access Victoria App (LAVA) provides information about the accessible features at each recreation centre throughout Greater Victoria. Search by facility or feature then get a sense for the centre through pictures, video clips and written descriptions.

BC Hydro Energy Saving Kit

If you qualify for the LIFE Program, you could also be eligible for one of these great programs!

  • Get your own free BC Hydro Energy Saving Kit. Learn more or apply online.
  • The Energy Conservation Assistance Program is a free program that can help you save money on your natural gas and/or electricity bills with a variety of free energy-saving upgrades. Learn more or apply online.
  • The program offers a free home energy evaluation, free energy efficiency advice, and free installation of energy saving products such as energy efficient light bulbs, water efficient showerheads, faucet aerators, and exterior door weather stripping. Some homes may even qualify for an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator, furnace rebate, high-efficiency natural gas furnace, or attic, wall and/or crawlspace insulation!