To book one of the facilities below, please fill out the booking request form for the specific facility. For more information, please use the contact information listed under the facility.
The aquatic facility can be rented by the hour or day. Call the Facility Booking Clerk for more information at 250-550-3678.
The 12,404 square foot Recreation Centre Auditorium with its modern sound system, two meeting rooms and multimedia features can accommodate large conferences, meetings, banquets, weddings or a dance. Call the Facility Booking Clerk for more information at 250-550-3678.
You can reserve the park in advance to guarantee availability. We book local ball diamonds, soccer fields, picnic shelters. Within Polson Park there are popular spots to reserve, such as Japanese Garden, Chinese Pagoda & more. Call the Facility Booking Clerk for more information at 250-550-3678.
The Copyright Act allows you to play a sound recording or live radio broadcasts as long as it is for educational or training purposes, not for profit, on RECREATION SERVICES premises and before an audience consisting primarily of students, staff or any person who is directly responsible for setting a curriculum for RECREATION SERVICES. However, if you want to use music for non-educational purposes, for example, for background music at a conference or in an athletic facility, a licence must be obtained from the copyright collective SOCAN.
RECREATION SERVICES is required to pay SOCAN tariffs when it rents out its facilities (e.g. rooms, parks, gardens, halls, etc.) for events that play music. If recorded music is played at these events, the organizations are also required to pay Re:Sound tariffs. The cost of such SOCAN and/or Re:Sound fees can be passed onto the renter of the premises. This document provides some general information about SOCAN and Re:Sound fees and potential applicability of these fees to RECREATION SERVICES facilities.
SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) requires users of music to obtain a SOCAN licence to perform, or authorize others to perform, copyright music in public. Depending on the category a music user falls under, if at all, license fee may be payable on a per-event or annual basis. SOCAN currently monitors and imposes 49 different Tariffs, which have been approved by the Copyright Board of Canada.
The relevant tariff for the purposes of RECREATION SERVICES facility rentals for weddings, events, meeting and conventions, is Tariff 8 – Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies and Fashion Shows. This is a per-event fee and ranges from $20.56 to $87.40 (without dancing) and $41.13 to $174.79 (with dancing), based on room capacity (seating and standing) as follows:
Fee Per Event
As stated on the SOCAN website and on its forms, the Room Capacity number to use should be the capacity authorized under the establishment’s liquor license or other document issued by a competent authority for that type of establishment (e.g. pursuant to fire & safety regulations).
There may be other SOCAN Tariffs that may be applicable to RECREATION SERVICES facilities and related organizations or establishments depending on the way the music will be performed, for example:
Tariff 15A – Background Music: Annual fee: $1.23/m2 or 11.46¢ /ft2; 1/2 the annual rate for establishments operating less than six months per year. In all cases, minimum fee of $94.51.
Tariff 21 – Recreational Facilities Operated by a Municipality, School, College, University, Agricultural Society or Similar Community Organizations: Annual fee: $185.07 for each facility, if the total revenue does not exceed $15,422.88.
Re:Sound (Re:Sound Music Licensing Company, formerly known as the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada) is a Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights. While SOCAN collects fees on behalf of composers, authors and music publishers, Re:Sound collects fees on behalf of the rights owners of the sound recordings.
Re:Sound currently monitors and imposes 8 different tariffs, which have been approved by the Copyright Board of Canada. The relevant Re:Sound tariff for the purposes of RECREATION SERVICES facility rentals for receptions (including weddings), conventions, video game events, assemblies and fashions shows is Tariff No. 5B – Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies and Fashion Shows. This is a per-event and per-day fee and ranges from $9.25 to $39.33 (without dancing) and $18.51 to $78.66 (with dancing), based on room capacity (seating and standing) as follows:
Fee Per Event
Similar to the SOCAN tariffs, there may be other Re:Sound tariffs applicable to RECREATION SERVICES facilities and related organizations or establishments depending on the way the music will be performed, for example:
Tariff No. 3 – Background Music: fee per attendee if can be estimated or determined after the event, otherwise, the fee is determined per square meter of the accessible area at the event.
Tariff No. 5.D – Festivals, Exhibitions and Fairs: fee per event is dependent on number of attendees and ranges from $8.39 to $42.05 (up to 75,000 persons; anything above 75,000, there’s a variable per-attendee fee).
Tariff 6.B – Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Physical Activities: Various annual or per admissions fee charged depending on the activity (e.g. fitness, skating, dance instruction, etc.).
If only live music (and not recorded music) is being played at the event in question, then Re:Sound tariffs would not be applicable.