BCRPA in the News

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2016 BCRPA News Releases

Sept 10, 2016
BCRPA presents Aaron Tews with award at annual conference
 
BCRPA presents Gillian Goerzen with award at annual conference
 
BCRPA presents Sharon Taylor with award at annual conference
Jun 16, 2016
BCRPA supports findings in the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card
Apr 29, 2016 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
 
Whistler Presents Program honoured with Program Excellence Award
 
Keeping Connected Program honoured with Program Excellence Award
 
Millennium Park Natural Swimming Ponds honoured with 2016 Facility Excellence Award
 
St. Mary's Park honoured with 2016 Parks Excellence Award
                   
City of Kelowna honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation and Ingenuity

 

2015 BCRPA News Releases

Sept 12, 2015

BCRPA presents Chrissy Duncan with award at annual conference
                          
BCRPA presents Tina Grant with award at annual conference

June 9, 2015

                        

BCRPA supports findings in the 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
May 8, 2015 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
                       
Learn to Skate Program honoured with Program Excellence Award
 
Edmonds Community Centre & Fred Randall Pool honoured with 2015 Facility Excellence Award
 
The Re-enactors: Surrey's True Stories Heritage Program honoured with Program Excellence Award
 
Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park honoured with 2015 Parks and Open Spaces Award
 
District of West Vancouver honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation and Ingenuity

 

2014 BCRPA News Releases

Sept 8, 2014

Fitness professionals from Vancouver, Surrey and Mission win awards.
                        
BCRPA presents Kate Lee with award at annual conference.
 
BCRPA presents Nadia Malek with award at annual conference.
 
BCRPA presents Brenda Adams with award at annual conference.

Apr 25, 2014

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
  CITY OF LANGFORD WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
City Centre Park honoured with 2014 Facility Excellence Award
  CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Heart 2 Art honoured with Program Excellence Award
  CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Westminster Pier Park honoured with 2014 Parks and Open Spaces Award
  CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Duchess Park honoured with 2014 Parks and Open Spaces Award
 
Educating Children Outside: Nature Preschool honoured with Program Excellence Award
  DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER WINS SECOND BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
District of West Vancouver honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation and Ingenuity
  REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Creston and District Community Complex honoured with 2014 Facility Excellence Award
  SAANICH COMMONWEALTH PLACE, DISTRICT OF SAANICH WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Moving Forward honoured with Program Excellence Award

 

2013 BCRPA News Releases

Sept 9, 2013 AWARDS GIVEN TO BC’S TOP FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
Fitness professionals from Duncan, Maple Ridge & Vancouver win awards.
  DUNCAN FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Kim Magnan with award at annual conference.
  MAPLE RIDGE FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Jaimee Stokes with award at annual conference.
  VANCOUVER FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Chad Benson with award at annual conference.
May 21, 2013
Are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits? The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Report Card finds we are.
May 10, 2013
Dale Miller, Executive Director of the Lifesaving Society, BC and Yukon Branch, has won the inaugural BCRPA Friend of the Sector Award.
 
Lorri Gibbard, Acting Manager of Recreation Services, City of Burnaby, has received the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) 2013 President’s Award.

May 9, 2013

                         

May 10, 2013 is International Move for Health Day. Hundreds of activities throughout the province will kick off with Richmond’s Move for Health Festival, Friday, May 10, 6 to 8pm.
May 3, 2013 CITY OF PITT MEADOWS WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
South Bonson Community Centre honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
  DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Centennial Way – Beach Avenue Project honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
 
District of West Vancouver and West Vancouver Community Centres Society honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation and Ingenuity
 
Ambleside Adventure Playground Camp honoured with Program Excellence Award
 
Sports & Me Pilot Program honoured with Program Excellence Award
  AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
April 5, 2013
Together with the YMCA of greater Vancouver, and with the support of the Childhood Obesity Foundation, the BCRPA will be delivering MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition….Do it!), an internationally acclaimed program aimed at improving children’s physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.

 

2012 News Releases

Sept 8, 2012 AWARDS GIVEN TO BC’S TOP FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
Fitness professionals from Surrey, Vancouver, & Victoria win awards.
  VICTORIA FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Donna Renaud with award at annual conference.
  SURREY FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Kim Bond with award at annual conference.
  VANCOUVER FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents André Noël Potvin with award at annual conference.
May 29, 2012
                         
BCRPA PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES COMBAT CHILDHOOD INACTIVITY IN BC
2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card Findings
Emphasize Importance of Opportunities for Play
May 10, 2012 CITY OF BURNABY WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Circus Program honoured with Program Excellence Award.
  CITY OF BURNABY WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Circus Program honoured with Program Excellence Award.
  CITY OF COQUITLAM WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
  CITY OF SURREY WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Cloverdale Recreation Centre honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
  CORPORATION OF DELTA WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Rotary WaterWorks at Diefenbaker Park honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
  CITY OF ABBOTSFORD WINS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Safari Kids Zone honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation & Ingenuity.
  AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
May 7, 2012
PARKS AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS WALK THE TALK FOR 2012 MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY

 

2011 News Releases

Sept 30, 2011 OP-ED: HEALTHY WORKPLACE SUPPORTS HEALTHY ECONOMY
October is Healthy Workplace Month
                            AWARDS GIVEN TO BC’S TOP FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
BCRPA presents three Fitness Leadership Awards to fitness professiononals in Salmon Arm, Surrey and Vancouver.
  VANCOUVER FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Melanie Galloway with award at annual conference.
  SURREY FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Kim Bond with award at annual conference.
  SALMON ARM FITNESS PROFESSIONAL WINS PROVINCIAL AWARD
BCRPA presents Heather Stanton with award at annual conference.
 May 13, 2011
BCRPA presents 11 Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation and culture sector
  CITY OF COURTENAY WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Native Sons Hall honoured with Facility Excellence Award
  JOE IANNARELLI HONOURED BY THE BCRPA
Former Director of Recreation for District of Kitimat honoured with Award of Merit.
  CITY OF KELOWNA WINS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Recreation Opportunities Coupon Program honoured with Program Excellence Award and Everybody gets to play™ – Okanagan Network honoured with PERC Award for Management Innovation & Ingenuity.
  DISTRICT OF LAKE COUNTRY WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Swalwell Park honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
  TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY WINS TWO AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Township of Langley Urban Gardens honoured with Environmental Leadership Award, and Willoughby Community Park honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
  CITY OF MAPLE RIDGE WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Greg Moore Youth Recreation Center honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
  NORTH VANCOUVER RECREATION COMMISSION WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Play Well Eat Well - Healthy Eating Project honored with Healthy Choices Award.
  BOB POPE WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM BCRPA
Bob Pope of the City of Penticton has received an Award of Merit from the BCRPA.
  CITY OF VICTORIA WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Evergreen Terrace Neighbourhood Playground Program
honoured with Program Excellence Award.
 May 9, 2011  THOUSANDS ACROSS BC GET ACTIVE ON MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY
As part of this year’s Move for Health Day thousands of British Columbians will be taking part in events aimed at encouraging all of us to make physical activity a part of our daily lives.

 

2010 News Releases

Sept 18, 2010

                                                

Three of BC's top fitness professionals (Fitness Leaders) have been honoured for their outstanding efforts in getting people physically active and healthy.
May 19, 2010 BC RECREATION & PARKS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) representing the parks, recreation, physical activity, and cultural sector in BC, is pleased to announce the new members of its 2010/2011 Board of Directors.
May 14, 2010 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE HANDED OUT TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS BC
BCRPA presents its Provincial Awards of Excellence for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
                         CITY OF KELOWNA WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
  DISTRICT OF KITIMAT WINS 2 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
District honoured with Facility Excellence Award and 
PERC Award for Management Innovation & Ingenuity.
  NEW WESTMINSTER WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Step up to 12th Street honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
  NORTH VANCOUVER RECREATION COMMISSION WINS 
BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Health and Wellness Project for Newcomers recognized with Program Excellence Award.
  CITY OF RICHMOND WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
Garden City Community Park Play Environment honoured with Parks and Open Spaces Award.
  SURREY WINS BCRPA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
MoYO recognized with Program Excellence Award.
 
 
DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER WINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM BCRPA
West Vancouver Community Centre honoured with Facility Excellence Award.
May 10, 2010 THOUSANDS ACROSS BC GET ACTIVE ON MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY
Move for Health Day is held annually on May 10th.

Apr 27, 2010

                    
BCRPA AGREES HEALTHY HABITS MUST START EARLY 
BCRPA acknowledges 2010 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card Findings.

Mar 25, 2010

WALK BC LAUNCHES NEW INTERACTIVE MAP
It features walking routes and recreational facilities from around British Columbia.

 

2009 News Releases

Oct 5, 2009 OCTOBER IS HEALTHY WORKPLACE MONTH!
Activate your workplace and increase productivity
Aug 15, 2009 AWARDS GIVEN TO BC'S TOP FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
Fitness professionals from Surrey, Delta & Dawson Creek win awards.
Jun 18, 2009
BCRPA CONGRATULATES NEW PROVINCIAL CABINET
BCRPA welcomes new and returning Cabinet Ministers and looks forward to continued partnership.

Jun 8, 2009

                  

NEW STUDY CALLS FOR COMMUNITIES TO MAKE WALKING & CYCLING THE TOP PRIORITY IN TRANSPORTATION PLANS 
A new study from the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) calls for municipal governments to make walking and cycling the top priority in their transportation plans, rather than cars.
June 2, 2009 COMMUNITIES & BCRPA TAKING STEPS TO IMPROVE KIDS’ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS
2009 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth recently released.
May 29, 2009 COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE WIN AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
BCRPA presents awards for innovation in the parks, recreation & culture sector.
May 27, 2009 BC FACING $5 BILLION RECREATION DEFICIT
New study finds increasing usage putting too much of a demand on aging facilities.
May 15, 2009
 
BC SMASHES MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY RECORD
More than 78,000 British Columbians get active.

May 8, 2009

                    

THOUSANDS ACROSS BC GET ACTIVE ON 2009 MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY
Thousands of people across British Columbia will be participating in community events designed to get them active as part of 2009 Move for Heath Day. Move for Health Day is held annually on May 10th.
May 1, 2009
SURREY SCHOOL KIDS TO HELP LAUNCH 2009 MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY
Local event officially launches province-wide celebration of physical activity.

 


 

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