Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2009 Conference Papers

 
 


WEAVING VALUES SPIRIT OF PLACE

Presentations from the

2009 Conference & Energize Workshop


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
October 29 - 31, 2009

Alberta Land-Use Framework: Finding a Sustainable Balance?

The Land-use Framework was approved in December 2008 by the Government of Alberta. This session provides an overview the Land-use...

An Innovative Approach to Great Neighbourhoods

After researching leading practices across North America, the City of Edmonton is embarking on a new, comprehensive approach to creating...

An Overview and Introduction to the Green Communities Guide

The Green Communities Guide was developed by the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada (LSCC) to help communities implement strategies...

Art in the Park: An Overview of Implementing Public Art in Parks and Municipalities

This presentation, from the 2009 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop, provides an overview of...

Building Sustainability in Recreation and Parks

This presentation provides an overview of sustainability principles and concepts, and an opportunity to discuss practices specific...

Children in Nature - An Alberta Perspective

Describes what ARPA has been doing in response to the groundswell of interest stimulated by the book Last Child in the Woods, by Richard...

Children in Nature: Findings of a 2008 ARPA Dialogue

Presents the results of a June 2008 ARPA dialogue looking at the importance of reconnecting children with nature. Summarizes presentations...

Community Gardening

A panel of individuals from both urban and rural municipalities that are currently engaged with various models of community gardens...

Core Competencies for Recreation and Parks 1.0

Core competencies are the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by recreation and parks professionals. Core competencies...

Core Competencies for the Recreation and Parks Field

The ARPA Education & Professional Development Committee has identified a set of core competencies directly related to the...

Corporate Naming Rights and Sponsorship as a Revenue Stream for Capital Projects and Events

Using case studies this presentation outlines the process that publicly funded projects and events must go through in order to be...

Designing the Customer Experience

This presentation focuses on ways to think about and understand the experience of parks and recreation users. Experiences live inside...

Foresight: Acting on the Trends that Matter

This session, from the 2009 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop,  reflects on "big...

From Youth at Risk to Kids at Hope

This presentation, from the 2009 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop,   provides...

Geocaching: Getting lost in the Find

This presentation from the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association 2009 Annual Conference and Energize Workshop explores the basics of...

Greening Festivals and Events

The Calgary Folk Music Festival began its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its main event over a decade ago. The...

Keeping it Relevant

Provision of recreation and leisure services may become repetitive and not necessarily reflect the ever-changing needs or wants of...

Needs Assessment: North Vancouver Recreation Commission

This session from the 2009 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop, answers basic questions about...

Nutrition: Part of a Healthy lifestyle!

Recreation and leisure service providers are strong advocates of healthy, active living so why are facilities full of unhealthy food?...

Red Deer's Community Culture Vision

In 2007, the Red Deer community began the process of visioning its ideal cultural future. This session from the 2009 Alberta Recreation...

Risk Management for Recreation and Aquatics Facilities

This presentation, from the 2009 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Conference Energize Workshop identifies some of the major...

Sponsorship Myths and Reality: How to Keep Fees Low and Revenues High

This presentation specifically reviews corporate sponsorship opportunities with sport, culture, and recreation, addressing issues such as:...

Stand Up for Your Life: with Albertans everywhere and join the movement for living healthy

Stand Up for Your Life is a social marketing program designed to influence Albertans' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around...

The Science Behind Kids at Hope 1993-2005

Looks at the science behind Kids at Hope, established in 1993 as an effort to reverse the stigma and stereotype in the phrase “youth at...

The State of the Urban Forest - What's a Tree Worth?

As cities mature and the infrastructure deteriorates, there is a constant need for renewal. This presentation focuses on the conflicts...

Twitter, Blogs, Facebook and More: Social Networking = Social Marketing

Traditional marketing and websites are increasingly taking a back seat to Web 2.0 approaches which recognizes that a website - a...
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