Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2012 Conference Papers

 

Recreation and Parks Connect: 
A Catalyst for Creating our Future

Presentations from the

2012 Conference & Energize Workshop

Jasper, Alberta
October 18 - 20, 2012


4D Community Strategies: Intentionally Connecting to Get Action!

Presenters: Karen Driedger and Carol PetersenThis presentation looks at a framework and process that involves all dimensions of an active...

A Social Policy Framework for Alberta: Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities

Presenters: Lora Pillipow and Leann WagnerThis presentation discusses the social policy framework that will guide the future of Alberta’s...

Alberta’s Tripartite Partnership: Collaboration at Work

This presentation looks at the unique Alberta collaboration between University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation...

Assess and Enhance Your Community’s Recreation and Parks Services with the Service Excellence Program

This presentation looks at ARPA’s Service Excellence Program (SEP), which helps municipal governments and other recreation and parks...

Becoming a Canadian Sport for Life Community

Session Speakers: Ashley Jensen, Lea Norris, Tracy Lockwood, and Rob MecklingThis workshop highlights how to help your community or...

Calgary's Neighbourhood of Promise

Presenters: Pam Meunier, AJ Matsune and Virginia Clark This presentation gives an overview of Calgary’s "Strong Neighbourhoods" (SN)...

Children’s Mental Health: A Ticking Time Bomb

Designed for coaches and recreation providers, this session provides insight and engagement strategies for common mental health distress or...

Fostering Healthy Living from the Ground Up

Speakers: Communities ChooseWell Team and Local Champions This presentation, including a panel-style question and answer session, provides...

From Tragedy to Inspiration – The Slave Lake Wildfire Story

This presentation looks at how tremendous challenges were overcome through partnerships and shared goals after a devastating wildfire in...

Healthy Hearts: Working Together to Make a Healthy Community Speaker

The presentation looks at the importance of having health, education and recreation leaders work together in addressing a holistic approach...

Living Local Campaign

This session describes what is meant by Living Local, why it is important, how it can be accomplished, how it can be monitored, how it can...

Mapping a Bright Future for Alberta's Young Children

Presenters: Laurie Lafortune and Dianna Souveny This presentation looks at Alberta's Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap) and...

Match made in Heaven: Different ways to connect you to a builder

Speakers: Rob Copeland and Rob Edgar An introduction to the four primary relationships that a municipality or client group can have with...

Municipal Strategies to Recreate Children’s Play

The International Play Association recently conducted a survey of municipalities to find out how they are addressing the issue of the loss...

National Recreation Agenda Workshop

Building on the foundation of the 2011 National Recreation Summit, the F-P/T Ministers Responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and...

Parkland and Trails Acquisition on a Tight Budget: Creative Cases

This session looks at how to take parkland and trail acquisition projects from dormant to active and back on track. Common obstacles...

Parkland Prose: Communicating the Parkland’s Importance to the Community

Discusses the importance of interpretive signage in parks and provides examples of signs for different purposes. Tips on wording, photos...

Partnering with Local Police to Improve Community Safety

Presenters: Sgt Major Gene Maeda and Sgt Dave Wilkinson This presentation includes tips and techniques to enhance and improve community...

Prescription to Get Active Pass

Presenters: Roger Smolnicky, Len Frank, and Paul Wozny This presentation looks at how the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network is...

Prime Tenants – Sports Teams

This session discusses the importance of acquiring a prime tenant for your facility, how to attract one, and making the deal. It also looks...

Raise Your Voice: The Promise, Tools and Bargains of Moving Your Organization

Presenters: Susan Hutton and Maria deBruijn This presentation focuses on ways to think about and understand how your online presence can...

Raising the Bar on Child and Youth Action Research in Physical Literacy

Presenters: Dr. Dwayne Sheehan and Sue Scott This session provides an overview of physical literacy and the role that recreation facilities...

Sedentary Behaviour: What Can We Do?

Presenters: Judith Down and Christina Loitz This session looks at: What the Sedentary Guidelines mean and how they are different from the...

The Power and Freedom of Play

Presenters: Mary Ann Rintoul and Jane Vallentyne This session focuses on the value of ‘Free Play’ for our children, our communities...

Transforming a Downtown into an Urban Living Room

Recreation Directors and Senior Staff in small and medium sized communities face unique challenges in juggling their many roles and...

University of Alberta Recreation and Leisure Studies 50th Anniversary

Speakers: Current and Past U of A Professors This presentation marks the 50th consecutive year in which a recreation and leisure studies...

Using Recreation to Build Connections for Alberta's Newcomers

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Panel moderated by Jacqueline Biollo This presentation looks at how can municipalities can...

Working with Aboriginal Youth to Create Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation Opportunities

This presentation explores the promise and potential of recreation and parks in Aboriginal Communities, describing a forum that provides...
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