The BCRPA produces four professional development events each year.

Symposium - BCRPA's Premier event for the province's Recreation and Parks sector.

  • April 29-May 1, 2020. Victoria
  • May 5-7, 2021. Vancouver
  • May 4-6, 2022. Whistler 

Parks Professional Pathways (formerly known as Spring Training) -For those working in horticulture and maintenance.

       February 24-28, 2020 Langley

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

September 11-13, 2020, North Vancouver
•  Now accepting presenter applications — Learn more!  Due by Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 11:59pm

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

November 7, 2020, Vancouver

*Ripple Effects - Keeps aquatic staff and managers current on industry trends and standards.

Fall 2021

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


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