About Symposium and the BCRPA

BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building and sustaining active, healthy lifestyles and communities in our province. The Association represents and supports over 7,000 professionals who collectively shape and lead the recreation, parks, physical activity, and cultural sector in BC.

BCRPA's Symposium is the only provincial conference for BC's recreation and parks professionals and is attended by upwards of 350 delegates from all over the province. They include directors, managers, supervisors, programmers, planners, municipally elected officials and more. The event attracts both repeat and new attendees who are interested in making new connections, and exploring best practices, innovative solutions and trends in the sector.

What we can do for you:

By joining us as an exhibitor or sponsor, you will be given the opportunity to engage with BCRPA's members, who are responsible for $10 billion worth of infrastructure and purchasing across the province. While at Symposium, you will be able to make one-on-one connections with over 350 delegates and decision-makers, who come from communities all over BC.

As an Exhibitor, we will work with you to help draw traffic to your exhibit. There will be no other programming during the key Tradeshow times. With complimentary food, a fun atmosphere, and interaction incentives with prizes, we expect a high level of attendance at the Marketplace Expo. Creative displays and engagement activities are highly welcomed!

As a Sponsor, we will help your company build brand and product awareness to our membership through member communiqués, and Symposium promotional materials. You will receive preferred exhibit space assignment, and increased visibility at Symposium.

Looking for more information? Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or to start a discussion. Please contact Stephanie Androsoff, Partnerships and Events Coordinator by email, or phone 604-629-0965 ext. 260.

Quick Facts

BCRPA’s Annual Symposium is attended by upwards of 350 recreation and parks professionals (ranging from directors to programmers to supervisors), planners, volunteers, sector partners and municipal elected officials who are interested in exploring best practices, innovative solutions and trends in the sector.

It features the largest marketplace expo within the BC recreation and parks sector, with over 50 vendors in attendance each year. The event features keynote speakers, plenary discussions, in-depth sessions, and snapshot presentations. It also hosts networking opportunities and social events.

Every year the Symposium attracts both repeat and new attendees as it delivers valuable information that enhances delegates’ knowledge and increases their value and contributions to the organizations they represent.

 Prospectus Quick Facts Snapshot