Communities in Bloom (CIB) Conference Papers 2006

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Communities in Bloom Presentations

Presentations from the National Symposium on Parks & Grounds

Brandon, MB
September 2006
*Please note that some presentations are quite large and may be slow to download.

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...

Assessing Research Competence

The purpose of this research was to evaluate the extent to which students gained competence in performance of research skills both at the...

Assessing Risk in Recreation Facilities

This presentation looks at a program that was developed to allow organizations to properly balance risks and rewards for a wide range of...

Assessing the Impact of a Free Play Intervention on Physical Activity Levels in Preschool Recreation Settings

Summary: Physical activity levels early in life are a predictor of future health, and understanding the contexts associated with...

ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

Paper from the 2nd International Therapeutic Recreation Conference. This article covers the process and information needed to develop...

Asset Management in Calgary Parks Using Emerging Technologies

Summary: In 2009, Calgary Parks implemented an Asset Management based system, moving away from an activity based tracking system. This...

Assiniboia AB - 2012 Community Profile Book

Describes ongoing efforts in the eight Communities in Bloom criteria and sub-categories, such as for the municipality as a whole,...

Assisting Children and Youth in Making Good Choices and Problem Solving: Video

Video, 6 minutes. This video demonstrates an important tool that after school staff should introduce when working on making good...

Athabasca AB - 2012 Community Profile Book

Describes the town's 2010 Sustainablity Plan, noting the pillars of the sustainable community, implementations overview and next...

Athletic and Recreational Turfgrass Workshop

This presentation was made at the SRFA conference in 1997. It contains information on soil characteristics in urban settings,and...

Attending to the Personal in Recreation Programming: ...recreation workers’ lives in relation to Indigenous peoples in community and garden places.

Summary: Recreation program frameworks have typically focused on prescribed outcomes, activity, and the subsequent evaluation, and...

Attending to the Personal in Recreation Programming: Exploration of recreation workers’ lives - relation to Indigenous peoples

This presentation explores how recreation practitioners negotiate their personal practical knowledge as they facilitate programs for...

AUMA Sessions: Capitalizing on Investments in Parks and Recreation, Grand Prairie Community Hub

ARPA and AUMA have been formal partners for a number of years. This session highlights some of the important work going on within...

Authenticity, Innovation, and the Paradox of Parks

One of the great popular appeals of the park is that it serves as a refuge from the artificiality, the consumerism, and the bureaucratic...

Avoid Being Green Washed! The importance of using green to compliment grey infrastructure

An industry perspective, from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, on the trends that will endure the “green washing” revolution....

Avoiding Management Mistakes

Why do world-class companies such as Disney and Apple thrive while others flounder? How can the parks and recreation profession set the...

Aya In Bloom - Aya, Japan

This presentation profiles the town of Aya, looking at the reasons it applied to CIB, and giving a 50-year history town planning....

Aya Japan - 2012 Community Profile Book

Describes Aya's ongoing and new initiatives in each of the eight Communities in Bloom criteria

Aylmer ON - 2012 Community Profile Book

Looks at ongoing and new initiatives in the Communities in Bloom criteria, noting 2012 milestones such as the expanded municipal...

B5 - Integrated Play Structure

A presentation from the 2007 CPRA Conference and Trade Show. Presenter Joanne Moran gives an overview of Ottawa's typical Life Cycle Play...

Balancing Act: Determining Parkland Needs in Urban Areas

Co-presenters: Todd Brown, Steve Langlois As cities grow inward and upward, pressures on parkland are rising. While developers seek to...

Barrhead AB - 2014 Community Profile Book

Provides summaries of initiatives under the Communities in Bloom criteria, noting new and ongoing projects such as solar lighting,...

Barrhead AB - 2016 Community Profile Book

Provides summaries of initiatives under the Communities in Bloom criteria, noting new and ongoing projects such as participation in the...

Barrie ON - 2012 Community Profile Book

Describes ongoing efforts in the eight Communities in Bloom criteria and summarizes actions taken in the last 12 monthes to involve the...

Barrie ON - 2014 Community Profile Book

Describes ongoing initiatives in the Communities in Bloom criteria including Waste Management programs, Energy Management Plan,...

Barrie ON - 2015 Community Profile Book

Summarizes the City's actions taken in the last 12 months to involve the public in the Communities in Bloom program throughout the year and...

Barrie ON - 2016 Community Profile Book

Summarizes the City's actions in the last 12 months to involve the public in the Communities in Bloom program and looks at new and ongoing...

Barrie ON: 2003 Presentation

Detailed community information received during the Communities in Bloom program, regarding efforts to involve the community in the program...

Bay Roberts NL - 2013 Community Profile Book

Describes initiatives in the eight Communities in Bloom criteria, noting for example that in the fall of 2013 the Town will launch a new...

Bay Roberts NL - 2014 Community Profile Book

Provides a detailed itinerary of the judges' visit, and describes new and major inititiatives in the Communities in Bloom criteria. ...

Bay Roberts NL - 2015 Community Profile Book

Describes initiatives in the CiB categories, noting new and ongoing efforts such as the new Goose Pond Walking Trail in progress,...

Bay Roberts NL - 2016 Community Profile Book

Describes initiatives in the CiB categories, noting new and ongoing efforts such as a community vegetable garden that includes a rain...

Be Safe and Active: Risk Management in Programs for Ages 6 to 12 Years - Online Webinar

Webinar, 30 minutes. This webinar focuses on risk management awareness and prevention, early assessment of unsafe conditions,...

Beaumont AB - 2013 Community Profile Book

Describes initiatives in the eight Communities in Bloom criteria, noting the preservation of St. Jacques' house which is the oldest...

Beaumont AB - 2014 Community Profile Book

Includes a detailed itinerary for the judges' visit as well as details of initiatives under the Communities in Bloom criteria. ...

Beaumont AB - 2015 Community Profile Book

Describes initiatives under the Communities in Bloom criteria. Examples include a Front Yard, Balcony, and Business CiB contest, a new...

Beaumont AB - 2016 Community Profile Book

Describes the structure of the CiB Committee, a sub-committee of the Beaumont Promotions Committee, whose mandate is to provide eight flag...

Beausejour MB - 2012 Community Profile Book

Looks at new initiatives and ongoing efforts in the eight Communities in Bloom criteria such its Adopt-a-Highway litter control program,...

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...

Becoming a Healthy Choice Facility

Obesity trends among Canadian adults over the years – showing 1985 to 2004. Changes in portion sizes and calorie counts over the years.

Beginner's Guide to Crowdfunding

Looks at what crowdfunding is and isn't, stages (development, live campaign, rewards and updates), and examples. A presentation of the...

Benefits of Forming a Community Sport, Recreation and School Alliance / Community Sport, Recreation and Schools Alliances: Pilot Communities - Partners Roles and Responsibilities

Two presentations to the 2004 Recreations Connections Conference. Benefits of Forming a Community Sport, Recreation and School Alliance...

Benefits of the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities Program

Compares the national Communities in Bloom categories with the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities categories, looks at the benefits of...

Benefits-Based Approach to Fees and Charges

Presented at the Ontario Recreation Society Training Conference, 1994. Discusses expense recovery calculations, benefits scoring methods,...

Best Practices in Risk Management

This session, at the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2008 Annual Education Forum, focuses on identifying existing and potential risk...

Best Practices in Risk Management (second presentation)

This presentation from the 2008 Parks and Recreation Ontario Aquatics Conference, discusses two type of risk - physical and legal - and how...

Best Practices in Volunteer Management: Recorded Webinar

Recorded webinar (Oct 2015), 1 hour. Club administrators are finding it increasingly challenging to recruit and retain the HQV – the...

Beyond the Break - Osteoporosis and Physical Activity-Parts 1 and 2

Webcasts: Part 1 - 30 minutes. Part 2 - 50 minutes. Presenter Judi Laprade. These segments are Module 5 of a larger Beyond the Break...

Beyond the Words Customer and Service: To Create a Service Driven Agency

This presentation, from the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2002 Annual Forum, provides information on what it takes to become a truly...

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