The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association is a not for profit organization dedicated to building and sustaining active healthy lifestyles and communities in BC.

 

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New, free Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module

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Healthy in Nature

Developed for parks and recreation practitioners, offers resources and materials to support Healthy in Nature activities and initiatives. 

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition….Do it!) - an internationally acclaimed program aimed at improving children’s physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.

Find a MEND program in a community near you.

Sogo Active

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, sponsored by Coca Cola Canada is aimed at getting Canadian teenagers moving by providing funding to local organizations. Learn more...

Healthy Food and Beverage Initiative
provides supports for facilities to voluntarily adopt the sale of healthy food more...

A comprehensive and integrated approach to getting British Columbians to become more active. more...

Improving the health of British Columbians through leadership that enhances collaborative action to promote physical activity, healthy eating and living smoke-free. more...

A project which facilitates healthy aging through the arts.  more...

 

Registration is open!

Join us Sept 12 for the premier conference for fitness professionals! Register by June 15 for the greatest early bird savings. With plenty of pre and post conference workshops to choose from, you can earn up to 20 CECs in a single weekend!

Learn more and register

Risk Management for Parks & Recreation

Managing Summer Risks Workshop

From playing fields, BMX/Skate Parks, waterfronts and trails - municipalities are tasked with balancing the operational risks and rewards of summer use of parks. Register for this specialty course coming June 25th in Surrey, BC

Learn who benefits from this course, and how to register.

Thank you!

Thank you to all the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for making 2015 Symposium a success!

Select session handouts and presentations are available on the 2015 Symposium webpage.

 

 Free resources on updated site

The new and improved Stay Active Eat Healthy® website boasts a wide range of new, updated and revised resources - all free.

Recreation Registration Software Forum

 
 
Summary of the forum and links to related material.

FREE NEW COURSE: Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module

Educates recreation and sport leaders about Aboriginal culture and provides best practices on how to incorporate this awareness into programming. Find out more.

The Way Forward - our Sectoral Strategic Plan

The Plan in Action video

The Sectoral Strategic Plan in Action video presented during the 2011 Annual General Meeting is now available to view online.

 The Way Forward Sectoral Strategic Plan

The first ever sectoral strategic plan for the parks, recreation & cultural sector. Find out how you can be part of The Way Forward.

Video summary              Read the Plan


BCRPA - Leading the Way for over 50 years - video presentation
Click here to watch Part 1 on YouTube.

Click here to watch Part 2 on YouTube.

 

HIGH FIVE®
Quality assurance training and resources for supervisors and front-line staff who work with children ages 6 - 12. more...
Everybody gets to play
A program to ensure that economically disadvantaged children and families have access to quality recreation. more...
   
  Playground Safety Awareness
A one-day course on playground safety and CSA standards. more
  PoolSafe BC
A one-day course that provides aquatic centre staff with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in a pool setting. more…
   
  Pool Operator
Two levels available; students will be exposed to information that will provide an understanding of swimming pool operations and maintenance. more…