Member Involvement

Members provide invaluable insight and direction for the Association and participated on numerous committees and advisory boards throughout the year. The following is a sample of member working groups.

Regional Liaisons

BCRPA Regional Liaisons

Regional Liaisons serve as communication links between BCRPA members and their regional colleagues, as well as a direct link to BCRPA staff in addressing regional priorities concerning training, professional development and regional issues.

The Regional Liaisons participate on the BCRPA Provincial Awards Selection Committee. They also serve on the Recreation & Parks BC magazine publication committee, contributing to the development of issue themes and content and collecting the Regional Roundups and Whereabouts for each issue.

Please submit your regional information for the magazine to the Regional Liaison in your area by the following dates:

2017/18 Recreation & Parks BC Magazine

Issue Theme Regional Roundups & Whereabouts due to Regional Liaison Issue Released (approximate date)
Fall 2017

Youth deadline passed Sept 15, 2017
Winter 2018 TBD

deadline passed Jan 30, 2018
Spring/Summer 2018

TBD April 9, 2018 June 7, 2018
Fall 2018 TBD Sept 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018

 

2016/17 BCRPA Regional Liaisons

Vancouver Island/Coast Cariboo
Clayton Postings
250-245-6421
Stacey Miranda
250-392-1788
Vancouver/Lower Mainland Peace / Northern Rockies
Heidi Enns
604-851-4195
henns@abbotsford.ca
Karin Carlson
Direct line: 250-787-8179
Thompson/Okanagan North Coast/Nechako
Cheryl Wiebe
250-767-2133
cwiebe@peachland.ca
Ryan Coltura
250-847-1600
rcoltura@smithers.ca
Kootenays
Joe Chirico
250-352-5158

 

BCRPA Regional Training Needs/Opportunities

To ensure that training needs are being addressed at the regional level, BCRPA members are encouraged to contact their Regional Liaisons to find out how to access BCRPA training opportunities and resources. For a more information about BCRPA professional development opportunities visit the Courses and Conferences webpages.

 

 

 BCRPA produces two magazines: Recreation & Parks BC and FitLife BC.

Magazine Committees

Recreation & Parks BC

This publication is produced by recreation and parks professionals with each issue featuring 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.

For all those working in and with BC's recreation and parks sector, this is the resource to help keep you connected and informed.

BCRPA Regional Liaisons, and as well as members, serve on the Recreation & Parks BC magazine publication committee, contributing to the development of issue themes and content and collecting the Regional Roundups and Whereabouts for each issue.

Please submit your regional information for the magazine to the Regional Liaison in your area by the following dates:

2017/18 Recreation & Parks BC Magazine

Issue Theme Regional Roundups & Whereabouts due to Regional Liaison Issue Released (approximate date)
Fall 2017

Youth deadline passed Sept 15, 2017
Winter 2018 TBD

Nov 13, 2017 Jan 30, 2018
Spring/Summer 2018

TBD April 9, 2018 June 7, 2018
Fall 2018 TBD Sept 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018

 

The latest issue of Recreation and Parks BC can be found here.

 

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

 

FitLife BC

Keep your finger on the pulse of the fitness industry in British Columbia by reading FitLifeBC. This magazine, issued three times a year, is 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 features articles that will help to continue development both personally and professionally.

As an added bonus, BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders can earn free renewal credits by reading the designated CEC Article and completing the quiz. Each issue contains an instructional handout on such areas as exercises, warm ups, and stretches.

Contribute to FitLife BC

Do you teach an innovative class using a floating fitness mat, a mini trampoline, drumming sticks or Bollywood music and want to share your best practices with your peers?

We've created an easy to complete new template format to help you translate what you do into words. You could be the next fitness leader featured in FitLifeBC! Your published article can earn you 2 CECs. For more information, or if you have a unique article idea you would like to pitch, contact communications@bcrpa.bc.ca.

 

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

 

Members play an active role in the production of BCRPA conferences, as well as the planning and delivery of courses, workshops, etc.

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:

  • Debra Wilson (Chair), Rehabilitation and Fitness Coordinator, Strathcona Regional District
  • Barbara Anderson, Recreation Programmer, Health & Fitness
  • Kim Bond, Senior Education Administrator, Hilltop Academy
  • Lela Dawson, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL)
  • Ingrid Knight-Cohee, Director, Group Fitness, Steve Nash Sports Club
  • Carol Lepine, Fitness and Wellness Services Coordinator, City of Richmond
  • Dr. Bill Luke, Associate Professor of Human Kinetics, Trinity Western University

BCFit'17 Planning Committee

The  program and format of the BCFit'17 conference has been developed by planning committee members:

  • Brenda Adams
  • Daniela Tempesta
  • Kim Bond
  • Leah Esplen
  • Lori Nicholls
  • Nolan Eadie
  • Melanie Galloway
  • Rhonda Jackson

Empower YOUth 2018 Planning Committee

The 2018 Empower YOUth! Planning Committee includes:

  • Graham Danziger, City of Port Coquitlam
  • Jon Jonson, Vancouver Parks Board
  • Krista Germyn, City of Richmond
  • Kristine Lewis, City of Burnaby
  • Melanie Clark, District of West Vancouver
  • Ryan Weber, City of New Westminster
  • Janet Rerecich, BCRPA
  • Stephanie Androsoff, BCRPA
  • Vanessa Sabitova, BCRPA

Parks & Grounds Spring Training 2018 Planning Committee

The 41st Annual Parks & Grounds Spring Training Planning Committee includes:

  • Dave Turner, City of North Vancouver
  • Greg McNaughton, City of North Vancouver
  • James Ardem, City of Abbotsford
  • Kevin Scollon, Thompson Rivers University
  • Len Walters, City of Langley
  • Nancy McLean, City of Delta
  • Ralph Nevill, District of North Vancouver
  • Todd Gross, City of Port Coquitlam
  • Janet Rerecich, BCRPA
  • Stephanie Androsoff, BCRPA
  • Vanessa Sabitova, BCRPA

Ripple Effects 2017 Planning Committee

The  program and format of the Provincial Ripple Effects Aquatics Workshop has been developed by planning committee members:

  • Brooke Cherfils, Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon
  • Cheryl Sibany, Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon
  • Dale Miller, Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon
  • Debbie van't Kruis, City of Terrace
  • Jeannene Crosby, Canadian Red Cross
  • Lauralee March, City of Surrey
  • Leanne Virtue, Township of Langley
  • Michelle Wilcox, District of Squamich
  • Perry Fulop, City of Surrey
  • Sean Healy, Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation
  • Janet Rerecich, BCRPA
  • Stephanie Androsoff, BCRPA
  • Vanessa Sabitova, BCRPA

Symposium 2018 Planning Committee

BCRPA's Symposium 2018 planning committee members include:

  • Allyson Friesen
  • Brian Bergvison
  • Cindy Eward
  • Dan Ovington
  • Darren Peterson
  • Debra Wilson
  • Janet Ready
  • Kathleen Reinheimer
  • Laara Clarkson
  • Leah Knutson
  • Marie Lopes
  • Nicole Kittmer
  • Regan Lovig
  • Roger Weetman
  • Yue-Ching Cheng

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

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 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!