Richmond man kicks off petition against seniors' discount change

A Richmond man is preparing to hand a petition to city council on Monday evening, urging them to halt the impending change to seniors’ discounts at city facilities.

As of July 1, after months of notification, the city is changing the seniors discount age from 55 to 65 for things such as community centre programs.

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The move – which will create funds for an increased recreation fee subsidy program (RFSP) for adults on low income – first surfaced in the fall of 2017.

But the city decided to delay moving the age of the seniors discount to give residents more time to adjust and to sign up for programs, while the current age limit still applied.

However, not everyone appeared to have gotten the memo, including Rory Sutter, who has kicked off a petition, which he’ll present to city council Monday evening.

Sutter was hoping to get 1,000 signatures by Monday. It’s available at

He says the people signing the petition are “upset and unhappy with the city and council and feel that they are being unfairly targeted…”

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