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BCRPA's 43rd parks conference is back with a brand new name and look that reflects the innovative and expanded education opportunities that this conference is offering.

Join your parks colleagues at Parks Professional Pathways for a professional exploration of critical issues, emerging innovations, and best management practices in the BC parks sector. Select from your choice of certifications and workshops, and 2 themed days (Feb 26 has a Parks Maintenance focus and Feb 27 has a Horticulture focus).

When: February 24 – 28, 2020

Where: Coast Hotel & Convention Centre, Langley

What: 3 days of certifications and workshops + 2 days of education sessions

It's coming up fast so don't delay – register now!


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We are pleased to introduce the brand new BCRPA Events App in partnership with MAIS Software. We had rave reviews after the app officially launched for the 2019 Ripple Effects Aquatics Conference, and we know you will love it too.

We are thrilled to introduce the BCRPA Events App into our conferences as a tool to save you time, reduce our eco-footprint, and help keep you connected to conference-specific information, all accessible at your fingertips!

The BCRPA Events App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Special thanks to MAIS Software, our Event Technology Sponsor for making it possible!

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What to expect at Parks Professional Pathways

We are excited to have a fresh new name, new training workshops and a record number of speakers bringing you the very latest innovations in the parks sector.

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  • 6 streams of programming to choose from:
    • Parks Planning and Management
    • Arborist and Ecology
    • Parks Maintenance
    • Insects, Pests and Invasive Plant Management
    • Managing Open Spaces
    • Certification
  • 24 opportunities to earn CECs/CEUs
  • 35 renowned speakers
  • 5 certification courses and workshops

View the Program Guide for full details.

Program At-a-Glance

There are five days of professional development opportunities for you to select from, with 4 certification courses, 3 workshops  and 2 conference days.

Take a peek at the Program At-a-Glance below.

  Mon, Feb 24 Tue, Feb 25 Wed, Feb 26 Thu, Feb 27 Fri, Feb 28

Pool Operator
Level 1 Course
— Day 1

8:30 am - 4:30 pm • Walnut Grove Community Centre, Langley

Pool Operator
Level 1 Course
— Day 2

8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Walnut Grove Community Centre, Langley

BCRPA Playground Safety Awareness Course

8:30 am - 4:30 pm • Timms Community Centre, Langley

Sold Out

Dealing with Difficult People: Risk Management Strategies for Parks Staff

8:30 - 11:30 am • Coast Convention Centre, Langley

Conference Day 1 - Maintenance Focus

8 am - 3:30 pm • Coast Convention Centre, Langley

Conference Day 2 - Horticulture Focus

8 am - 3:30 pm • Coast Convention Centre, Langley

Ecologically Modelled Planting Design Workshop

9 am - 3 pm • UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver


Turf Management: Recruitment and Retention of Parks Staff

12:30 - 3:30 pm • Coast Convention Centre, Langley

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Important Registration Information

As you begin to register yourself, and/or others, please note that everyone registered must have an account on the BCRPA website before you begin the registration process. If you do not have an online account, you can create one here. (Note: the BCRPA website is mobile-friendly.)

Consolidating Invoices:

For a faster, more efficient registration process, we recommend each individual register for the event themselves.

If you would like to pay one invoice for your group, please ask the individuals to select "Cheque's in the Mail" at checkout.

Administrators are then asked to email with the names of those who have registered, so we may consolidate and send you one invoice.

Group Registrations:

 Please follow the instructions below for registering a group of 6 or less.

If you need to register for a group larger than 6, contact Christina by email or phone 604-629-0965 ext. 223 for assistance.

Instructions to register for a group of 6 or less:

  1. If you are registering on behalf of other staff, and they ALL have BCRPA website accounts, you can proceed with registration. During the registration process, you will have the option to add an additional person. Please be patient when you select this option as the system is loading information. Do NOT hit the back button or refresh the page.
  2. If you are registering on behalf of others, and some or all do not have their own BCRPA website account you can fill out this form, email it to and accounts will be set up for them. Do not proceed with registration until you receive confirmation from BCRPA that accounts have been set-up.

Planning Tools for Registration of Large Groups

To assist you with multiple registrations, we have created a planning sheet on which you can record the session and day choices for each person. We hope this will help expedite your online registration process.

Other useful registration tools available to you are:

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

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Showcase your company and products to over 280 parks professionals and their networks.
  • Early Bird savings are available for Exhibitors.
  • Standard and customizable Sponsorship packages are available to meet your company's needs.
Visit the Sponsorship and Tradeshow webpage to learn more, or view the Prospectus.

To learn more, please don't hesitate to contact Stephanie Androsoff, Partnerships and Events Coordinator by email, or call 604.629.0965 ext. 260.