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Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to all who joined us for Parks Professional Pathways conference from Feb 22 to 24. We hope you enjoyed it!

Plus, a BIG thank you to all the Sponsors and Exhibitors who helped make Parks Professional Pathways a success!

Virtual Marketplace

The virtual Marketplace is still available! Check out all the Sponsors and Exhibitors in the Online Marketplace!

Marketplace Prizes

Thank you to all the Sponsors and Markeplace Exhibitors for donating prizes!

Delegates, login to the conference and visit the virtual Marketplace booths – play the trivia games for a chance to win prizes!

Prize winners will be drawn throughout the conference, Feb 22-24 Prize winners will be contacted directly.


Prize and Value

Name of Winner


(2 Star Sponsor)

$50 gift certificate to The Keg

Devon Saretsky

Gaia College

The Essence of Organic Gardening - Seeing and Doing Things Differently. A Practical and Inspirational Handbook for Ecologically Conscious Gardeners by Heidy Hermary. (Value: $18)

Anastasia Bocolas

Habitat Systems

(2 Star Sponsor)

$50 Amazon gift card

Jessica Sulz

Nats Nursery

(3 Star Sponsor)

Two $100 gift cards to The Home Depot

Angela Sinclair

Dave Gillis

Suttle Recreation

$100 gift card to Joey Restaurant

Olivia Huppee


(Event Technology Sponsor)

Apple Airpods

Melinda Yong

Wishbone Site Furnishings

(Grand Prize Sponsor)

2 New York adirondack chairs, in the winner's choice of colours (Value: approx $500)

Wishbone New York Chairs R

Ysabel Contreras


About Parks Professional Pathways

Parks Professional Pathways, presented by BC Recreation and Parks Association, is BC’s exclusive conference for parks professionals, such as maintenance staff, planners, visionaries, change-makers, and decision-makers. Parks professionals from local governments and from the private sector look to this conference as the place to keep up-to-date with the latest best practices, technology, and trends to stay on the changing demands of the environments they work in.

Happening virtually, our 45th annual parks conference will welcome professionals, visionaries and leaders in horticulture, maintenance, arboriculture, and planning from all over.

Who attends Parks Professional Pathways?

  • Parks Directors, Managers, Supervisors and mid-Managerial Coordinators
  • Parks Designers and Parks Planners
  • Landscape Architects, Designers and Technicians
  • Parks Technicians
  • Turf Specialists
  • Playground Maintenance Staff
  • Arborists
  • Horticulturists
  • Gardeners
  • Groundskeepers
  • Cemetery Attendants
  • Equipment Operators Trades Foremen
  • Trail & Habitat Trades Staff
  • Community Planners

We welcome all parks professionals to join us for career and professional development!

Schedule At-a-Glance

Visit the Program page for complete details.

Time Feb 22
Maintenance Day
Feb 23
Horticulture Day
Feb 24
Planning Day
8:00 - 9:05 am


FireSmart Your Community


Plants and Trees of the Future – A New Perspective in a Changing Environment


Sports Stadiums as a Community Resource

9:15 - 10:15 am Trends in Synthetic Turf

Fabricated Soils as a Tool in Landscape Restoration

Incorporating Biodiversity into Urban Parks
10:30 - 11:30 am

Innovations in Operations and Park Activation

Panel: The Evolution of Equitable Community Spaces and Gardens
Community and Environmental Practices in Public Art
11:45 - 12:45 pm Strathcona Park Decampment Urban Forest Policies for Climate Resilience Managing Park Visitor Capacity in Parks Serving the Metro Vancouver Area

1:00 - 2:00 pm

(Leadership Stream)

Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace The Lasting Lessons of Leading in pandemic Times
What's Holding You Back? Climate Change and the Dragons of Inaction

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Event Technology Sponsor

Logo Univerus Sportrecreation

3 Star Sponsor


2 Star Sponsors

Denbow Logo HabitatSystems-logo

Grand Prize Sponsor