Affordable Recreation for Community Health (ARCH)
ARCH is a subsidy program that helps people access City facilities and programs. We understand the value of recreation for healthy living and want to help people in our community to reach their goals. We also understand that affordable transit is critical to allow people in need to access recreation opportunities. Applying for KamPASS, the City's affordable transit program, is done through the ARCH application.
You must be a permanent resident of Kamloops (see the eligibilty boundary map) and meet ONE (1) of the options below:
- Receive Income Assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR)
- Have an annual income that is below the Statistics Canada Low Income Guidelines (see Application Form for Low Income Guidelines)
- Receive a Canadian Pension or Long-term Disability that is below the Low Income Guidelines
- Photo ID—BC Driver's Licence or other photo ID
- Second piece of ID—Birth Certificate or Care Card
- Proof of where you live—current utility bill (BC Hydro, telephone, or cable TV bill)
- Proof of income—MSDPR confirmation OR your latest Canada Customs and Revenue Agency’s Notice of Assessment for each adult in the house
The ARCH program runs from August 9 to July 31. People who apply after February 1 receive $150 because the program cycle is half over.
ARCH credits can be used for City of Kamloops Activity Guide programs and/or to buy memberships for the TCC, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre, and Kamloops Museum & Archives. ARCH clients pay 15% of the price for Activity Guide programs—your ARCH credit is used to pay the rest.
TIP: You can pay more than 15% of the program price to make your ARCH credit last longer.
If you withdraw from a program, you will have to pay the standard $10 withdrawal/cancellation fee. IMPORTANT: If you miss three classes in a row without letting us know, you will be removed from the ARCH program.
If your program is cancelled, your ARCH credit will be put back into your account.
No, everyone has their own account and ARCH credit. Using another person’s ARCH credit is NOT allowed.
Yes, but you must buy a punch card or facility pass at the TCC or Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre. Outdoor pools DO NOT have access to your account.