Small Communities

BCRPA's Ripple Effects Workshop is back!!

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

  • Pre workshop sessions on Sunday, October 15 at various locations in Vancouver
  • Register before July 28 for maximum savings

Hi all

Just researching what other facilities do when it comes to obtaining photos for Leisure Guides - is there a particular stock photo provider that has reasonable pricing or more in-house photos with appropriate permissions, etc. Always looking for new ideas!



Creston and District Community Complex

Deadline to apply: Monday July 11, 2016, 1 pm PT / 2 pm MT; Registered non-profit and public organizations, school districts, First Nations and local governments are eligible; Recreation Infrastructure Grants is a three-year, $9-million program that focuses on the construction of new and/or upgrades to existing recreational infrastructure in the Basin. The program will support community efforts to create recreational infrastructure that encourages residents to live more active, healthy lifestyles. This includes structures such as backcountry trail networks, swimming pools, ice rinks, curling arenas, sports fields and parks.

Hello all, Would love to get some input as to how other communities are handling advertising/sponsorship in their arenas. 1. What is available for advertising/sponsorship (boards, walls, ice logos, etc) and what is the cost? 2. Who secures the advertising? City employees, minor sports organizations, ad agency, etc? 3. Is there a cost sharing formula between the municipality, minor sports organization, ad agency, etc. Currently the Town of Smithers has advertising available on the rink boards, arena walls, ice logos, and Zamboni.

The presentations for Spring Training 2016 can be found on the BCRPA website (link below). You'll find valuable resources and topics relevant to parks and ground professionals across BC.

Register for BCRPA's annual Provincial Parks and Grounds Spring Training event 2016!

Don't miss this two day event for parks and grounds professionals. Join us for Maintenance Day on February 17th, followed by Horticulture Day on February 18th.

Register by December 22, 2015 for the greatest savings!

Take part in this hands on, information driven and innovative professional development event designed to provide parks and maintenance staff, landscape architects and operations management with the tools and knowledge needed to stay current.

The 39th Annual Provincial Parks and Grounds Spring Training event is happening on February 17 &18, 2016 at Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley!

During this two-day networking and training opportunity, delegates will learn about hot topics in the industry and network with colleagues from around BC.

Delegate benefits include:
• Educational Sessions, Networking, Credits (WCTA & ISA), and Tradeshow

Session highlights include:
• Bike parks
• Detention ponds and rain gardens
• Climber safety
• Provincial trail strategy

ViaSport is offering a number of courses and events on behalf of BC Coaches Week from September 19th - 27th.

Visit their website to find out more of what is happening in your community at free or reduced pricing:

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development and Sport courses are being held across the province as part of this initiative.

Communities such as:

How are you evaluating your recreation programs??

Learn about what Recreation Professionals have to say about conducting a thorough evaluation of children programs. The HIGH FIVE QUEST 2 course teaches participants how to use a valuable evidence based evaluation tool. This helps supervisors properly evaluate what recreation programs you are offering at your facility and how you are offering them.

Check out this video by featured on the Leisure Information Network:

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