Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Conference Papers 2010

 

Renaissance 2010: Endless Possibilities

Presentations from the

2010 Conference & Energize Workshop

Jasper Alberta
October 21-23, 2010


Alberta Recreation Facilities Energy Assessment Program

This presentation highlights learnings from a project to assess the energy performance in APRA facilities and to develop strategies to...

Community-based Physical Activity Promotion: The Australian 10,000 Steps Experience

This presentation focuses on community-based physical activity promotion using examples from Austratlia's award-winning 10,000 Steps...

Designing and Building Outdoor Natural Playspaces

The goal of natural playgrounds is to connect children to nature when and where they play. This presentation examines some short case...

Developing a Healthy Food Policy for your Recreation Facility

This presentation is for facility managers and operators with an interest in policy as a way to bring about health promoting change. It...

Environmental Worldview of Children Living in an Oil-Rich Economy

This presentation addresses how children view the natural world around them. It is based on a northern Alberta research study that looked...

Exploring Places and Neighbourhoods With Reference to Health Outcomes of Populations

This presentation provides valuable insights for epidemiological approaches to health and environment, including exploring the relationship...

Grassroots Projects for a Kool Community

This presentation details a grassroots initiative led by nine mothers who raised more than $100,000 in four months by partnering with the...

Local Motion - Community Demonstration Project

This presentation describes the program model used and the outcomes and learnings for a unique social marketing demonstration project to...

Physical Activity for Health: An Untapped Market

This presentation examines how municipal recreation centres can better tailor their facilities and services to attract the largely untapped...

Planning Today for the Aquatic Facility of the Future

This presentation notes that in a strained economy, families opt for the aquatic facility as a one-stop shop for entertainment and less...

PLAY - It's Serious Business - Presentation

This presentation looks at the PLAY deficit, the implications and the need to take action to support the return of PLAY to the public...

Positioning Your Community to Win Bids on Major Events

The process of putting a successful event bid together starts well before the pen hits the paper. This presentation provides details on how...

Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles for Persons with Physical Disabilities

This presentation highlights: awareness of para-sport opportunities for persons with a physical disability at all levels of participation,...

Staging for Aging: Valuing, Supporting and Engaging Seniors in Your Community

Presentation from the October 2010 ARPA Conference. Looks at seniors' needs and interests, demographics and trends, promising practices for...

The Myth of Life Balance

This presentation exposes the myth of work-life balance and reveals the real secret to success. Recognize your biggest time wasters and...

Think, Talk, and Act your Way to a Better Day

This presentation looks at self-talk blunders, tools to 'erase and replace' toxic messages with positive thinking, talking, and acting, and...

Working Together to Get the Facility You Want and Need!

This presentation looks at the collaborative effort of staff, stakeholders and the consultant teams at various stages of the process of...
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