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City to continue Student Access Agreement with Lakeland College

Lakeland College is looking to renew an agreement with the City that allows their students to access recreation facilities at a discounted price.

In 2015, Lakeland and the City entered into a Student Access Agreement giving full-time students at the Lloydminster campus membership access to the Servus Sports Centre and Leisure Centre during months when students are enrolled in classes. City Councillor Jonathan Torresan says it’s a good partnership to continue.

“It’s awesome for people to get use of our facilities and for those individuals if they decide to stay in Lloydminster see what a great place it is to live in and all sorts of different things to do.”

The current agreement sees each student paying $48.50, along with an additional $5 fee to activate the membership. A new three-year agreement will see students paying $50 for the 2018/2019 school year and for each of the next two years the price will increase by $1.50. Torresan says the $50 fee is dependent on the number of students using the facilities.

“There becomes a question of how many users there actually is versus what it otherwise would bail out to if they were just to use a student discount, but from my understanding, the numbers are pretty fair between the two parties as far as giving them access while also getting an appropriate dollar amount.”

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In 2017, the City made $22,795. 23 off of the membership fees not including the activation fee. The agreement still needs to be approved by council before it is finalized.

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