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Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to all who joined us for Parks Professional Pathways 2023 on Feb 22-23 in Langley.

Additional training opportunities also included workshops on Feb 21 and Feb 24.

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

Marketplace Expo Showcase

The virtual Marketplace is still available! Check out all the Sponsors and Exhibitors who joined us at the Marketplace Expo!

Share your feedback!

How was your experience at Parks Professional Pathways? Tell us all about it and complete our event evaluation survey by March 9.

Your responses will help us plan our program for next year and will serve to ensure the conference remains relevant, worthwhile, and enjoyable.

Congratulations Marketplace Expo Prize Winners!

Congratulations to all the prize winners!

to all the Sponsors and Markeplace Exhibitors for donating prizes!



Prize and Value

Name of Winner

NATS Nursery Ltd.

(3 Star Sponsor)

Two $50 gift cards to The Home Depot

Sandeep Bahia

Dustin de Jongh

Wishbone Site Furnishings

(3 Star Sponsor)


Recycled Plastic Adirondack Style New York Chair (approx value: $675)

Melissa Pryce


(2 Star Sponsor)

$50 gift card to The Keg

Anette Boguki

Derek Vanderbrink

Habitat Systems

(2 Star Sponsor)

A goodie bag full of swag!
(approx value: $50)

Colleen Gillespie
Waterkind Consulting Services Ltc. A wine basket from The View Winery in Kelowna (approx value: $100) Lisa Hoffman
BC Communities in Bloom Two $20 gift cards to Tim Hortons and free membership to BCCIB

Waneta Fehr

Wayne Saliken

BC Landscape and Nursery Association $25 gift card to Mark's Work Warehouse Chase Moore
Kwantlen Polytechnic University A KPU Swag Bag Chera Barrowman
Marathon Surfaces Inc. Marathon Gift package including a bag, cup, golf shirt, pens, and a $25 Starbucks gift card (approx value: $75) Willow Esseltine
Metro Vancouver Nutrifor branded gardening bag with tools included (approx value: $40) Adam Hogarth
NutriGrow $100 gift card

Anika Miller

Park N Play Design Co. Ltd. $100 Visa Gift Card Ben Graeme
Suttle Recreation Inc. $50 poker bucks Yari Nielsen
Swing Time Distributors Ltd. $100 gift card to The Keg Chad Neufeld
Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd. One 20" Self-Watering Reservoir Hanging Basket planter M. Norman

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.

In 2023, we held our 46th annual parks conference, where we welcomed 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 Supervisors
  • Trail & Habitat Trades Staff
  • Community Planners

Parks Professional Pathways is BC's conference for parks professionals seeking career development!

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

3 Star Sponsors



2 Star Sponsors

Denbow Logo 2022 HabitatSystems-logo

Break Sponsor