Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Conference Papers 2011

 

Recreation and Parks: Bringing Quality to Life

Presentations from the

2011 Conference & Energize Workshop

Lake Louise, Alberta
October 27-29, 2011


A Multi-Perspective Examination of the Draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

Presenters: Justin Ellis / Tim Burton / Crystal DamerThis panel of Government of Alberta Land Use Framework leaders, municipal planners,...

Active Canada 20/20: A Physical Activity Change Agenda for Canada (ARPA Presentation)

Discusses what Active Canada 20/20 is and does, why Canada needs a physical activity strategy, its vision and goal, and foundations for...

Afterschool Recreation – A National Perspective

Statistic: Children whose parents work full-time spend an average of 20-25 hours on their own each week.

Are you Wired? Using Social Media to Market your Facilities, Programs and Events

Presenters: Paul Newmarch / Brad LinnPresenters discuss Calgary's social media social media strategies, how they created their social media...

AWE... No Limits

Co-presented by Maggie Thompson. This presentation outlines the practical operation/application of the facility, program and principles of...

Bringing Quality to Life Through Municipal Youth Programming

This presentation provides practical ideas and tools to help municipalities integrate "fun" learning of fundamental movement skills into...

Building Healthy Communities Requires Thinking Large and Acting Locally

This session provides an overview of some of the key health-related work of Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), which aims to...

Eco-Energy Workshop

Information, research, case studies, tips and practical tools for participants to implement an energy efficiency plan for their community...

Fostering environmental stewardship in your municipality: A case study of Edmonton’s Master Naturalist program

This presentation describes the challenges and opportunities presented in partnering citizen volunteers with local government and NGO...

Foundations for Delivering Service Excellence

Presenters: Greg Scott / Elaine Betchinski / Brenda ClarkePresenters provide an overview of ARPA’s new Service Excellence Program (SEP), a...

Fulfilling the Promise: Recreation and Parks in Your Community

This session looks at the growing challenge of a steady decline in the percentage of our citizens who are deriving the benefits of...

Immigration, Leisure, and Acculturative Stress: Practical Implications Based on a Study of Chinese-Albertans

Co-presenters: Liz Halpenny and Junyang Deng This presentation looks at study results of the stresses faced by immigrants during the...

Innovative Community Based Park Planning

Looks at the Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council, a unique, non-profit organization that utilizes a creative and innovative approach...

Leading with Creative Intention

This presentation explores leadership with creative intention by playing with proven strategies and experimenting with techniques that...

Learning Holidays and Nature at the Banff School of Fine Arts

Co-Presenter: Karen Wall This presentation looks at the Banff School of Fine Arts history of offering "learning holidays" in the Rockies....

Quality Food for A Quality Life

This presentation addresses what a S.A.D. diet is and how it affects health, what quality food is, where the most nutrient dense food can...

Repositioning Recreation - Building a National Recreation Agenda by John Crompton

This presentation discusses the concept of "marketing" in recreation as it has moved from enhancing user satisfaction, to user benefits, to...

Research at the U of A: Lessons for Your Community

This session presents a case study of Edmonton’s Master Naturalist program and discusses partnering citizen volunteers with local...

Sport Field Allocation

Co-Presenter: Julie Jacks This presentation looks at how the City of Calgary successfully created and implemented a new sport field...

Strengthening the Sport and Recreation Connection

This presentation explores the relationship between public sector recreation and organized sport at the national, provincial-territorial,...

Supporting Festivals and Events

Presenters: Benjamin Brackett / Theresa ByrenPresenters review the event management process implemented by the City of Calgary and...

The National Recreation Database: Towards Enhanced Functionality and Relevance

Looks at what the NRB is, an indispensible tool for practitioners, educators, students, researchers and consultants. As the home of the...

The New Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines - Research into Practice

This session looks at the 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey and the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and the Canadian Sedentary...

Town of Okotoks Culture, Historic and Arts Master Plan

Describes how Okotoks embarked on creating CHAMP (cultural, historic and arts master plan), including the process and outcomes. The speaker...

Trends and Issues for Recreation and Park Services in the Coming Decade

This session examines trends and issues in terms of their potential implications on how we plan, develop and manage recreation and parks...

Trends in Active Aging

This session looks at how the accumulation effect and the latest research in population aging is changing the way we age, driving the...

Using Technology to Help Deliver Quality Recreation and Park Opportunities

Co-presenter: Scott CouvesTechnology can be used to better understand an individuals’ needs and as a way to connect those individuals to...

Variables and ‘Levers’ – Program and Budget

This presentation focuses on programming and budget for appropriate, affordable, and quality new recreation facilities: the scale-ability...
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