The BCRPA produces four professional development events each year.

Active Professionals Conference (Ripple Effects + BCFit®) – Bringing together learning opportunities for those who provide land-based and water-based programs to their communities.

  • October 20-21, 2023, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Richmond

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

  • February 28-29, 2024, Langley

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

  • May 1-2, 2024, Penticton

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

  • 2024 Dates to come

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


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