The BCRPA produces four professional development events each year.

Symposium - BCRPA's premier event for the province's recreation and parks sector.

  • May 3-5, 2023, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

Parks Professional Pathways - Designed for professionals working in horticulture and maintenance.

  • February 22-23, 2023, Coast Langley City Hotel and Convention Centre, Langley

BCFit® - BCRPA's premier event for fitness professionals.

  • September 22-24, 2023, BCFit® Conference at Port Coquitlam Community Centre, Port Coquitlam

 *Ripple Effects - Professional development for all aquatic professionals.

  • 2023 Dates to come

*Empower YOUth - Designed specifically for youth workers and front-line recreation leaders.

  • November 19, 2022, Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver
  • Certification Day - November 20, 2022, Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver

*Offerings of Ripple Effects and Empower YOUth alternate each year.


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