Magazines

The Recreation & Parks BC and FitLifeBC magazines have transitioned to the Health Living Matters site. Check it out for brand new articles and content.

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Recreation & Parks BC

Each issue of Recreation & Park BC was produced by recreation and parks professionals and featured articles by guest writers on the latest innovations, trends, and current activities within the recreation and parks sector; as well as news reports from communities throughout the province.

BCRPA Regional Liaisons, and as well as members, contributed to the development of content and collecting the Regional Roundups and Whereabouts for each issue.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in the production of this resource.

Past Issues

Recreation & Parks BC

The online version of the BCRPA Recreation and Parks BC magazine enables you to flip through and read the magazine just like you do in ‘real life’. You can adjust the size of text (no need for reading glasses), search for articles, and even click through the links to access emails and the urls to reference material and advertiser’s home pages. 

Note: Permission of the editor must be obtained for the reproduction of articles.

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Spring/Summer 2018: 60 Years

In this 60th anniversary edition of Recreation and Parks, you'll learn more about Recreation's and BCRPA's evolution in the past 60 years.

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Past Issues:

 

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Winter 2018: Fire, Flood, Cold

In this issue we look at the role the recreation sector plays in community resiliency as places of safe havens.

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Fall 2017: Youth

This issue of Recreation & Parks BC shines a light on the work and impact of our community recreation sector on youth. This back to school edition of our magazine offers a great chance to learn about some projects and programs happening across Canada, provincially, and at the municipal level.

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Spring/Summer 2017: Parks

This issue of Recreation & Parks BC explores our regional parks system highlighting three gold star examples from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. Two other articles delve into the history of the system, and the partnerships that are necessary to protect, manage and expand our parks in the future.

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Winter 2017: Canada 150

To those connected to the field of parks, recreation and cuture in British Columbia, Canada 150 has provided a stimulus for hundreds of local BC initiatives, many of which have secured federal funding as an assist. This issue of Recreation & Parks BC profiles a number of local initiatives tied to Canada 150 and the national celebration.

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Fall 2016: Active for Life

If exercise is so beneficial, why doesn't everybody do it? According to research, only 15% of Canadian adults meet national physical activity recommendations, and participation in sport among older Canadian adults is on a steady decline. This Fall issue of Recreation & Parks BC delivers four articles which bring you ideas, solutions and best practices to get the adults in your community back on track.

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Spring/Summer 2016: Fostering Wellbeing - The National Framework for Recreation

The articles in this edition illustrate how various communities in this province are supporting the vision for recreation in Canada by fostering individual wellbeing, community wellbeing, and the wellbeing of built and natural environments. They are great examples of actions that support the goals and the priorities identified in the National Framework for Recreation.

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Winter 2016: Ripple Effects - lessons from aquatics

This issue focuses upon the lessons learned from the 2015 Ripple Effects workshop that can be extrapolated to recreation services in general. It is timely, in the context of the new National Framework for Recreation, to consider how aquatics may be affected by future changes.

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FitLifeBC

FitLifeBC, issued three times a year, was the only one of its kind to reach BCRPA Fitness Leaders, stakeholders, and the general public with an interest in Fitness throughout BC. Each issue featured articles that contributed to personal and professional development of those working in the fitness industry, iand nstructional handouts on areas such as exercises, warm-ups and stretches.

As an added bonus, BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders earned free renewal credits by reading the designated CEC Article and completing the quiz. 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in the production of this resource.

Past Issues

FitLifeBC

The online version of FitLifeBC magazine enables you to flip through and read the magazine just like you do in ‘real life’. You can adjust the size of text (no need for reading glasses), search for articles, and even click through the links to access emails and the urls to reference material and advertiser’s home pages. 

Note: Permission of the editor must be obtained for the reproduction of articles. 

2018  

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Note: Permission of the editor must be obtained for the reproduction of articles.

Vol 10/Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2018

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Vol 10/Issue 1 - Winter 2018

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2017

 

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Vol 9/Issue 3 - Fall 2017

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Vol 9/Issue 2 - Sping-Summer 2017

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Vol 9/Issue 1 - Winter 2017

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2016

 

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Vol 8/Issue 3 - Fall 2016

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Vol 8/Issue 2 - Spring Summer 2016

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