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Glen Pine & Dogwood Pavilion 50 Plus Pavilions

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Dogwood and Glen Pine are operated by the City of Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. They are public recreation centres for adults aged 50 and better, with all adults welcome during certain times of the day.

Book an appointment with a CRA trained volunteer to help with your 2016 income tax return. Appointments start the first week of March and will run until the end of April. To qualify for this free service, you must meet the following criteria: 1. unable to pay for assistance 2. unable to complete return 3. Low income 4. Have a simple tax return 5. Be over 50 years of age. Income guidelines are $30,000 for a single individual; $40,000 for a couple, interest income should not exceed $1,000. Volunteers will not complete returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals, those with capital gains or losses, employment expenses, business or rental expenses. We will start taking appointment bookings at the beginning of February. Make your appointment at Dogwood or Glen Pine front desk or by calling 604-927-4386.

Annual Pass An Annual Pass is required to participate in activity groups or after a maximum of two activity visits. The 2016 Annual Pass is $16.67 plus applicable taxes. This pass entitles you to participate in activities at Glen Pine Pavilion and Dogwood Pavilion. The pass is complimentary for those over 90. All Dogwood and Glen Pine pass holders receive a card with their photograph. Please wear your lanyard and take a minute to swipe your card every time you visit Glen Pine. Pavilion Annual Pass holders can provide medical information and emergency contact numbers to the front desk to be kept on file and confidential.

Oh, no! It was cancelled? Sometimes excellent courses are cancelled due to low registration. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Get Connected, Get Active

Financial Assistance for Recreation Coquitlam residents with low income may be eligible for financial assistance to access basic recreation programs. Find out if you are eligible by contacting Community Services at 604927-6076, email getconnected-getactive@coquitlam.ca or visit coquitlam.ca/recaccess.

Refund Policy We reserve the right to cancel programs. Withdraw 5 days or more before the start of a program for full refund (unless otherwise noted). Service fees apply when less than 5 days notice given. No refunds on 3rd day of class or later. NOTE: Cash refunds over $60.00 will be issued by cheque from the City of Coquitlam which may take up to two weeks.

Scent Free Buildings For everyone's comfort, this is a friendly reminder to please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and other scented products while attending the pavilions.

Battery & Cell Phone Recycling Not sure what to do with your old batteries? Dogwood Pavilion is now an official recycling location for consumer batteries and cellphones. For more information on which batteries we can accept, see the drop box on the hostess desk as you enter the building.

Planned Giving The Glen Pine 50 Plus Society and the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society welcome any contribution in memory of a Glen Pine or Dogwood friend. When updating your will, consider giving to either the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society or the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society. Donations support activities at both locations. For more information, please contact Dogwood Treasurer Barry Lang at 604-936-8436 or leave a message for the Glen Pine Treasurer at the Front Desk 604-927-6940. Official tax receipts are issued for donations and letters of acknowledgement are sent.

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