Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2013 Conference Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations from the

2013 Conference & Energize Workshop 

& IFPRA World Congress

Lake Louise, Alberta
October 24-26, 2013

 

This annual conference provides delegates from across Alberta with opportunities to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs and current trends in recreation and parks.

2013 broght together delegates from across the world as the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration (IFPRA) World Congress took place in conjunction with the conference.

A Canadian First: Rouge National Urban Park

Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Rouge Park is one of North America’s largest urban parks, and is set to expand and become...

Another Way? The U.K. Park Trust Model

As parks departments continue to face major cuts to their budgets, interest is growing in the park trust model to provide a long term and...

Connecting Children to Nature - Easier Said Than Done?!

Much has been written about children’s disconnect to nature and the implications for the child, society and the environment moving forward...

Convenient Living is Killing Us

Speakers: Sue Scott, Dr. Dwayne Sheehan, Nadine Van WykConvenience is a cornerstone of contemporary lifestyles, and it’s killing us....

Corporate Sponsorship and Naming Rights As A Funding Solution

Case studies are used by Judy Haber to examine the steps required to identify and value the assets that an organization may want to...

Cross Cultural Learning

Speakers: Joe Pavelka, Julie Booke, David Legg, Gary Koroluk, Daniel Gyorffy, Jessica Pana, Melissa Drake Are Alberta’s parks and...

Effective Leadership for Changing Times

Explores practical strategies, techniques and tips to position attendees to effectively lead in their specific work environment. Includes...

Encouraging Diversity in Your Community: Learnings from the ACE 'Diversity Friendly' Communities

Speakers: Barb Pedersen, Janet Naclia This session shares the learnings of the ACE Diversity Friendly Communities (DFC) initiative....

Exploring New Horizons in Community Recreation Infrastructure and Programming

Speakers: John Ircandia, Susan Laurin This presentation includes a panel led by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)...

FCM Report Card and the Importance of Asset Management for Recreation and Parks / WAMP Up Your Parks

FCM Speaker: Steve Wyton Calgary Parks Speakers: Todd Reichardt and Troy Sykes The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) ...

Finding Solutions: Making Recreation Accessible for More Albertans

Speakers: Allison Pratley, Bethan Kingsley Recreation and sports programs provide children and youth with opportunities for physical,...

Global Trends in Urban Park Development / Partnership-Based Management System at a Satoyama Park

Speakers: Yoritaka Tashiro, Mari Yajima World Trend of Urban Parks Development  - Discusses the development...

Hosting Winter Festivals: The Ice on Whyte Experience

Speakers: Sheila Campbell, Wanda Bornn The Ice on Whyte Festival is Edmonton and Alberta’s premier ice carving festival located in...

How to Organize Volunteer Work in Recreation and Parks / Volunteer Management in Finnish National Parks

Speakers: Elina Nummi, Riitta Partanen, Eveliina Nygren How to Organize Volunteer Work in Recreation and Parks: These presenters from the...

IFPRA Certification, Competencies and the IFPRA Academy

Speakers: Christy Boylan (IRL), Steve Wolter (USA), Austin Hochstetler (USA) This presentation looks at the International Federation...

iLeisure, consumer culture and the role of public recreation

It’s widely understood in academic circles that leisure’s expression has shifted to a consumer focus in the past fifteen years. This is...

Let's Get Dirty! Bringing Back Nature Play: A Conversation Café

Speakers: Elizabeth Halpenny, Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere, Bethan Kingsley, Mary Ann Rintoul, Allison Pratley, Lisa Tink Despite the...

Making a 350 Year Old Urban Park Relevant Through Diverse Events and Activities: The Phoenix Park / Making Costs Visible

Presenters: Margaret Gormley and Anna Steidle The Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland (1752 acres) is a historic landscape of international...

Matching Governance to Outcomes

Provision of services by Government can be “directly” provided, outsourced to an external provider or provided jointly. The decision to...

Nature-based Tourism in the Beaver Hills

Speakers: Paul Radchenko, Glen Lawrence The Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) is leading the implementation of a recently completed tourism...

Off-Leash Area: Management Plan

The City of Calgary has developed a Council approved Off-Leash Area Management Plan (OLAMP) that outlines procedures for establishing,...

PARKS: Sharing Together / Learning Together / International Communication + International Solutions = Local Success

Speakers: Christopher Rutherford (NZL) / Todd Reichardt (AB) & Pekka Engblom (FIN) Sharing together/Learning together: The New Zealand...

PLAY Tools: Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth Workshop

The journey of developing Physical Literacy starts as an infant and continues into adulthood. This workshop discusses the ever growing...

Public Recreation: Engaging the Community through Mobile Programming / Enjoy Your Park - Be Mobile

Speakers: Deb Maxwell, Jodi DiCastri, Sari Suomalainen In 2009, as a pilot project, the Town of Cochrane acquired a decommissioned...

Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster: HANAFU / Canterbury Earthquakes

Speakers: Toru Minegishi (JPN), Derek Roozen (NZ-Christchurch City Council) HANAFU: Harmony with Nature for the Future. The Great...

Recreation and Health: Partners for Wellbeing

There has been a growing recognition in recent years of the numerous health benefits of recreation. Recreation is of value as a preventive...

Recreation, Leisure and Sport as a Right not a Privilege: Impact on Poverty, Health, Civil Society and Social Policy

Speakers: Joseph Levy, David Legg This presentation shares some suggestions for beginning the process of local, provincial and...

Reviving Children’s Active Free Play / Gyro Club Playgrounds

Speakers: Nicholas L. Holt, Paulina Retamales, PearlAnn Reichwein The purpose of the presentation "Reviving Children’s Active Free...

Saving Your Community Co-operatively: Unleashing Local Capital

Unleashing Local Capital provides a framework by supporting local leaders to incorporate and invest locally through an Opportunity...

The Business of Recreation: Maximizing Alternate Revenue Sources

This session focuses on marketing, sponsorship, advertising, leasing and revenues sources that can be sought to support facilities or...

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing and the Contribution of the Leisure and Culture Domain to the Quality of Life

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) provides unique insights into the quality of life of Canadians and the communities in which they live...

The Health Values of Parks

Do people really need parks and gardens? If so, why? Through a series of questions, this workshop digs deep into the physical,...

The Power of Coalitions: Positive Outcomes for Alberta Children Through Community Development

Speakers: Dianna Souveny, Laurie Lafortune The Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap) is a five-year province-wide and community...

Urban Green Structure as a Means of Promoting Public Health and Wellbeing / How Parks and Recreation Spaces Contribute to Health

Speakers: Torgeir Esig Soerensen (NOR), David Aldous (AUS) Urban Green Structure: The City of Stavanger, Norway’s most densely populated...

Working together: A Review of Successful Joint Use Agreements - Panel

Okotoks Speakers: Janette Messer, Christa Michailuck, Rob Ladd Edmonton Speaker: John Nicoll with Edmonton Public Schools and Craena...
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