Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2015 Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations from the

2015 Conference & Energize Workshop 

Revitalizing Recreation

Lake Louise, Alberta
October 22-24, 2015

 

This annual conference provides delegates from across Alberta with opportunities to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs and current trends in recreation and parks.

Active Adults: A Proactive Health Care Approach for a Diverse Population

Presenters: Graham Thomson (Genesis Centre) and Evan Ward (Mosiac Primary Care Network) This session looks at how a unique partnership...

Black Mothers, Racial Socialization, and Cultural Competency

This session examines how, with the increasing change in community demographics, communities are experiencing more diversity among their...

Collective Action: Empowering Calgarians to Move More and Sit Less at Home, School, Work and Play

Presenters: Cynthia Watson (Vivo), Chad London (Mount Royal University), Shelley Shea (City of Calgary) This presentation looks at a new...

Creating recreation programming for seniors: Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) session

Presenters: Lisa Holmes and Jim Stevenson In the period from 2016 to 2031, the fastest growing component of the Canadian population...

DIY Master Plan Process in Devon - A Community Building Approach

Recreation coordinator Kristin Walsh shares the community building process she used (based on the ACE Communities 10-...

Do Canadian Park Users Leave No Trace? – Examining Pro-Environmental Camping Practices in Canadian Provincial Parks

This presentation looks at a study that helps parks managers obtain a better understanding of the association between campers’ ecological...

Engaging Municipal Leaders in Community Wellness Initiatives

Presenters: Communities ChooseWell Leaders Communities ChooseWell is an initiative of ARPA and Alberta Health that supports and...

Fostering Healthier Food Environments in Alberta Recreation Facilities to Support Community Wellness

Presenters: Lisa McLaughlin and Janet Naclia, ARPA Through its Communities ChooseWell initiative, the ARPA has been encouraging...

How Is the Role of Leisure in "Meaning-Making" Relevant to Recreation Practices?

From both conceptual and practical perspectives, a better understanding of the ways in which leisureand recreation activities...

Making Strangers into Neighbours: The Abundant Community Initiative

Presenters: Howard Lawrence and Anne Harvey The Abundant Community Initiative (ACI) helps to shape neighbourhood life according to...

Physical Literacy Innovations in Alberta: Panel Session

Panel Presenters: Jennifer Telfer, Barb Longair, Lisa Weekes, and Megan McKinlay Presentations: Physical Literacy Innovations in Alberta:...

Planning Parks Where They Are Needed Most

Presenters: Justin Ellis and Tim Shah With the aim to ensure park systems enhance the well-being of individuals, communities and the...

Planting Seeds of Inclusion and Sustainability

Full title: Planting Seeds of Inclusion and Sustainability: Findings from a Participatory Campus-Community Gardening Project This...

Playbook 2029: Spruce Grove’s Outdoor Sport Facility Strategy

Presenters: Paul Feser (Spruce Grove) and Justin Ellis (Stantec) Spruce Grove’s outdoor sport facilities are more than just capital...

Real Revitalization: Building Community through Recreation in Inner City Edmonton

This session discusses the positive impact of Edmonton’s Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program (ICRWP), which works toward...

Recreation is Health Care

Play is fun, but we’re not just about play. Do we think of ourselves as part of the Health Care continuum? Do we think of...

Recreation Software:The Journey Continues - Panel Presentation

Presenters: Erik Van den Eynden (Calgary), Scott Couves (Strathcona County) and Stephanie Wierl (Town of Coaldale) This panel presentation...

Seniors in the Suburbs – Revitalizing Perspectives of Belonging and Community Connection

This presentation looks at a study that explores the relationship between senior suburban Punjabi Canadians - their perceptions ...

Structured and unstructured activity time in Alberta’s out-of-school programs: Differences between indoor and outdoor environments

Presenters: Elizabeth A. Halpenny and Therese Salenekis Documenting children’s engagement in structured and unstructured...

The Effects of Leisure and Paid Work Need Satisfaction on Life Satisfaction

Understanding how leisure influence individuals’ life satisfaction is critical for educating the public, policy-makers, and...

The Fragile Balancing Act – A Methodology to Allocating Space Amongst Diverse Users

This session looks at the methodology to space allocation from the Talisman Centre, which continually faces the need to...

The Influence of Environmental World View on Campers' Environmental Motivation

This presentation looks at a research study of Alberta Parks’ campgrounds by Farhad Moghimehfar, Dr. Elizabeth Halpenny and Dr....

Volunteers, Community and Place

Full title: Volunteers, Community and Place: The Case of the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, Alberta This presentation is based on a...

We Want to Play Too - Exploring Adults' Experience in Introductory Sport Programs

This presentation looks at research on adult introductory sport programs that increases our understanding of why and how adults...

When the Parts are Greater Than the Sum ... Segmentation Analysis

Presenters: Ron Smith and  Brian Singh. Full title: When the Parts are Greater Than the Sum: Understanding the Recreation Needs...

Working With Partners to Increase Access

This session looks at the very real barriers that keep people from accessing recreation, which are not always money or...
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