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City introduces Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass for youth

June 26, 2017 11:44 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer is offering youth unlimited rides on Red Deer Transit and unlimited access to all City recreation facilities all summer long with the Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass.

This is the first year The City has offered this pass, which brings together two of our most popular services - Recreation and Transit. For only $50, kids ages six to 17, can purchase a Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass. The pass provides unlimited access to drop-in activities from swimming, to fitness classes and gymnasium sports, and the ride to get there and back.

“The Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass is intended to provide youth with some healthy ways to spend their time this summer,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “It allows kids access to all four City recreation centres including the outdoor pool all summer long. This is just one more way we provide low and no cost options for everyone in Red Deer to get out, get active and have fun.”

The Rip ‘N Rec pass provides parents with an affordable way for teens to travel around town during the summer. They can hop on transit to get to their favourite places, like the splash park, swimming pool or even the mall, giving parents a break from driving over the summer.

“We know that introducing youth to taking public transit at an early age encourages lifelong ridership,” said Trever Sparrow, Red Deer Transit Superintendent of Conventional Services. “The Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass allows youth unlimited rides around the city, anywhere at any time, which can help kids feel comfortable, confident and safe riding the bus.”

The Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass can be purchased at any City recreation facility:

  • Collicutt Centre (3031 - 30 Avenue)
  • G.H. Dawe Community Centre (56 Holt Street)
  • Michener Aquatic Centre (51A Street and 38 Avenue)
  • Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Avenue)

The Pass is valid until September 4, 2017.

To learn more visit www.reddeer.ca/summerpass

For more information, please contact: 

Barb McKee
Recreation Superintendent
The City of Red Deer
403-309-8411 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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