Member Involvement

Committees and Advisory Boards

Members provide invaluable insight and direction for the Association, participate on numerous committees and advisory boards throughout the year, and play an active role in the production of BCRPA conferences, as well as the planning and delivery of courses, workshops, etc.  The following is a sample of member working groups.

Conversation Corner

We also provide a way that members can get involved with each other, through the sharing of information, best practices, and general conversations on the issues and topics that are affecting their work and their communities.

Conversation Corner Standalone Conversation Corner - a place where recreation and parks professionals across BC share information and resources and engage in conversations about issues, challenges, and successes. Join the conversation!

Committees and Advisory Boards

BCRPA Regional Liaisons

Bcrpa Regions 2023 Final

Each BCRPA region in the province is led by a member Regional Liaison who serves as a leader and communication link between BCRPA members, their regional colleagues and Board Directors. They also act as a voice for their region's priorities, challenges and needs, helping to inform our advocacy, training, special events and professional development.

Click here to view the BCRPA Regions Map and list of local government members.


BCRPA Regional Liaisons

Abby Fortune R

Abby Fortune
Tel: 250-726-7744
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Roger Weetman WebLori Bowie

Roger Weetman
Tel: 604-935-8355
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Danielle Pope


Danielle Pope
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Jaimee Stokes

Fraser Valley (Additional Leadership Support)

Jaimee Stokes
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Cheryl Wiebe
Tel: 250-545-5304
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Heather Anderson
Tel: 250-365-3386
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Alissa MacMullin
Tel: 250-637-1192
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Vacant (to be confirmed)

Robyn Mcconkey Web

Robyn McConkey
Tel: 250-561-7649
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Steve Kellock


Organizing Committees/Working Groups

Fitness Advisory Committee (FAC)

Fitness Advisory Committee Members provide recommendations, professional advice, information and support to the BCRPA on matters relating to the development, promotion and advocacy efforts of the BCRPA Fitness Registration Program and the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) national standard in BC.

Fitness Advisory Committee Members include:

  • Brian Justin, Kinesiology Instructor, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Crystal Symington, Health and Fitness Programmer, North Cowichan
  • Debra Wilson, BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)
  • Kelly McCann, BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)
  • Jaimee Stokes, Program Coordinator, City of Mission (TFL)
  • Lela Dawson, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL)
  • Marika Francois, BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)
  • Stephanie Campbell, BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader
  • Vanessa Der Butler, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL)

Parks Professional Pathways Program Committee

The 2024 Parks Professional Pathways Program Committee includes:

  • Alex Martin, Ironwood Urban Forestry Consulting Inc.
  • Brian Forrester, City of Coquitlam
  • Dylan Myers, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Neal Aven, City of Surrey
  • Nancy McLean, Corporation of Delta
  • Jonathan Marcone, City of New Westminster

Symposium Program Committee

BCRPA's Symposium 2024 Program Committee includes:

  • Ayla Van Agteren, City of Delta
  • Darcey Godfrey, City of Penticton
  • Derek Linwood, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Dylan Myers, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Jennifer Folkersen, Langara
  • Karin Carlson, City of Fort St. John
  • Linda Stride, City of Kamloops
  • Lisa Lehive, West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • Lisa O'Daly, City of Penticton
  • Luke Balson, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Paula Parman, Department of Recreation Studies, Langara (Student)
  • Rachael Ince, Capital Regional District
  • Sage Kruger, Trails BC
  • Sarah Yu, City of Burnaby
  • Susan Bullock, Comox Valley Regional District
  • Suzi Rosenberg, City of Richmond
  • Traci Addison, City of Burnaby
  • Wade Thoreson, District of Saanich
  • Willa Thorpe, City of Port Alberni

BCFit® Planning Committee

The BCFit®'23 Planning Committee includes:

  • Dave Thomson, District of West Vancouver
  • Elena Verescu, BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders
  • Jill Nadon, The Beat Studio
  • Kat Fournier, Township of Langley
  • Kim Darcey, SKY Personal Training & Fitness
  • Michael Marousek, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Rhonda Jackson, City of Burnaby
  • Stephanie Campbell, City of Port Coquitlam

Ripple Effects Planning Committee

The 2023 Ripple Effects Conference Planning Committee includes:

  • Charity Nelson, City of Fort St. John
  • Debi Jones, City of Richmond
  • Kimiko Hirakida, Lifesaving Society
  • Lauralee March, Township of Langley
  • Michelle Wilcox, District of Squamish
  • Sean Healy, City of Maple Ridge
  • Stephane Delisle, University of British Columbia
  • Teriney McGuire, City of Fort St. John

Empower Youth Conference Committee

The 2022 Empower YOUth! Conference Planning Committee includes:

  • Gabe Dennis, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Kristine Lewis, City of Burnaby
  • Megan Lum, City of Nanaimo
  • Melanie Clark, District of West Vancouver
  • Omar Rajan, City of Richmond
  • Silisha Ali, City of New Westminster