Recreation Nova Scotia Conference Presentations 2013

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Recreation Nova Scotia
16th Annual Conference
October 22-25, 2013
Sydney, NS

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A Provincial Recreation Policy in Nova Scotia and The National Recreation Framework

Speakers: Rick Gilbert, Max Chauvin Nova Scotia has been committed to the development of a Provincial Recreation Policy for several years...

Canadian Sport for Life Plenary/Collaborative Activation: Advancing Canada Sport for Life in Nova Scotia

Speakers: Philip Hochman, Aaron Nutting, Dean Morely Presentation on Canadian Sport for Life by Philip Hochman, followed by panel...

Change Agents Wanted!

Municipal and community recreation practitioners wear many hats – economic development, event planning, tourism, culture, heritage, all in...

Fulfilling the Promise: Recreation and Parks in Your Community Across Canada: Keynote

Discusses the fact that across Canada, spending on recreation and parks is amongst the highest of municipal expenditures. This level...

Halifax Regional Municipality Community Access Plan for Municipally Owned Arenas

HRM’s Community Access Plan is a policy document approved by Regional Council in August 2012. It was created in order to ensure fair and...

Inclusion – Equal Opportunities, Equal Outcomes / The Evolution of Parasports in Nova Scotia

Speakers: Ben Marston, Louise Gillis, John Marusiak, Roxanne Seaman Ben discusses the evolution of para-sports...

Mental Health and Recreation: Connections and Learnings

After the 2013 Mental Health and Recreation Symposium, it became clear that priorities are needed for strengthening partnerships, enhancing...

Play: It’s Serious Business! (Presentation)

In the past 30 years, there has been an ever-increasing emphasis upon structured activity and entertainment. Unstructured play...

The Outdoor Network

This presentation covers what has been done over the past year regarding the creation of the Outdoor Network Web Portal. The presenter...

The Power of Policy

Policy is oft cited and spoken about.  And the positive power of policy on communities is well known.  But why shy away from it?...

Three National Initiatives That Will Affect NS Recreation

Speakers: Jamie Ferguson, Stephen Gallant, Brian Johnson, Rick Gilbert Over the past several years, three separate but related initiatives...

What Are the Questions?

Early in his career, the presenter anticipated that in a few years he would have most of the answers. Now, in the sunset of his career, he...

YMCAs and Physical Literacy

Speakers: Andre Gallant, Jonathan Penny YMCAs in the province historically have not thought of themselves as part of the formal recreation...
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