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Thank you for joining us!

Thanks to all who joined us at Symposium to celebrate the resilience and brilliance of recreation and parks. Over 360+ recreation and parks professionals from all over BC and beyond came to join us for Virtual Day on April 27, and in-person sessions on May 4 and 5 in Whistler.

Also, a big thank you to all our Sponsors and Exhibitors for supporting our sector, for joining us at the Marketplace, and for donating all the wonderful prizes!

If you missed the in-person Marketplace, Delegates can still visit the virtual Marketplace, and access the virtual Delegate Bag.

Event Evaluations

We value your feedback as it helps us make future conferences even better!

Please make sure to fill out our full event evaluation online. Complete our event evaluation by June 6, 2022 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free registration to Symposium 2023!

Session Evaluations

Forgot to evaluate a session you attended? Click here to access the Session Evaluation to evaluate any of the sessions you attended at Symposium.

Thank you all once again for making Symposium 2023 a huge success!

Access On-Demand Now Available!

Did you register for Virtual Day (April 27) or for the full conference?

Virtual Day sessions from April 27 are now available to watch on-demand until June 17, 2022.

Follow the instructions below to access Symposium On-Demand!

1. Log in to your My Conference account to be taken to the Symposium Welcome page. Remember to use the login you used to register.

2. Click on the My Conference tab at top of the page to be taken to your My Schedule page.

3. Click on the History tab under the icons.

4. Scroll down and click on the session you want to watch.

5. Click the green Link button.

6. Input your first name, last name and email when prompted. Please use the same information you used when you registered for the conference.

Marketplace Prizes

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

Prize winners will be contacted directly by the vendors.

Marketplace Prizes


Organization Prize Winner
Commercial Aquatic Suppies, A division of DB Perks & Associates Ltd. 1 bottle of red wine and 1 bottle of white wine Derek Linwood
EDS Group Inc. Community Park Design package incl. concept design, faciliated key stakeholder engagement meeting and cost estimate (Value: $15,000) Darcie Osborne
LEES+Associates Spikeball Set (Value: $90) Claire Russell
Architecture49 2 tickets to a Canucks game Derek Linwood
BC Municipal Safety Association Bottle of Bailey's and $50 gift card to The Keg Luke Balson
Calibersport 2 bottles of red wine Kirsten Close
Canadian Ramp Company Candian Ramp Company Skate Board Deck (Value: $40) Veda Roberge
Centaur Products Inc. Bottle of Vodka Tim Neufeld
Canucks Autism Network Signed Elias Pettersson puck Jessica Churchill
ePact Network Ltd. Roadside Assistance Kit (Value: $90 Teri Keller
Girl Guides of Canada Girl Guide Cookies Regan Jamieson
Greenrootsplay Equipment $100 gift certificate to SportChek and candy Kristina Flackman
Habitat Systems Inc Swag bag with Habitat branded items (Value: $50) Cassie Ofner
Harrison Fitness Equipment & Services Unspecified prize Isabella Hodson
InBody Canada InBody Band 2 (activity tracker bracelet) (Value: $189) Isabella Hodson
Langara College "Always Ready for Summer" pack including:
- $50 MEC Gift Card
- Langara Recreation Studies branded picnic blanket
- Outdoor game set
Isabella Hodson
Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon A life jacket of the winner's choice Cassie Oliver
Myrtha Pools 1 bottle of Prosecco from the factory region Gillian Drake
New Line Skateparks 1 skateboard (Value: $80) Deb Treberne
Parkworks Parkworks branded 24 oz. stainless steel water bottle and beach towel Darren Peterson
PlayQuest Recreation Yeti mug Claire Russell
Playspace Adventures Ltd. Solar Powered Playsoleil light (Value: $165) TBC - Playspace will select their own winner
RecStaff Inc. Echo Dot (voice-controlled speaker) (Value: $60) Alex Harned
Sound Solutions 2002 Inc. 1 bottle of rwine Stephanie van den Berg
Suttle Recreation Back pack Sarah Tung
Swing Time Distributors Ltd. $100 gift card to The Keg Daniel Cindric
Transition Construction Inc. Swag Bag with sweatshirt, t-shirt, stickers and a patch John Epplette
University of Victoria Basket of goodies: Hoodie, mug, notebook, odds and ends (Value: $75) Lauralee March
Visual Sports Image $100 gift card to The Keg Luke Balson
Water Technology Inc. Bottle of Crown Royale and Maple Syrup
Gift Bsket
Karin Carlson
Chris Yu
Western Noise Control $50 gift card to Starbucks Isabella Hodson


Event and Game Prizes


Organization Prize Winner
Commercial Aquatic Supplies, A division of DB Perks & Associates Ltd. Raffle Prize - 4 night stay at Predator Ridge Resort Deb Treherne
Perkins+Will $100 gift card to Sḵwálwen Botanicals Meagan Wilson
Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects Inc. 1-year subscription to Strava Renee Hurford
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRa)

CPRA Travel Bag
Yeti Mug
2 Fish-Goldfish

Kim Clowes
Caitlin Carlson
Evan Hinselwood
Brett Speed

Municipal Insurance Association of BC (MIABC) MIABC Prize Bags

Michael Vidal
Michelle Biggin
Yue-Ching Cheng
Arbor Webster
Marcia Rice

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler 1-night stay for 2 at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Stacey Aspden
Melissa Wilson
Corinne Garrett

About Symposium

Symposium is the only conference of its kind for recreation and parks professionals in the province. BCRPA's flagship event is traditionally attended by upwards of 300+ recreation and parks professionals, planners, volunteers, sector partners and elected officials who are interested in exploring best practices, innovations, and trends in the sector.  

Our Delegates return year after year, whether live or virtual, because Symposium delivers the highest quality programming. The event features speakers and sessions focused on the top issues of the day affecting the world of community recreation and parks. It also features the largest Marketplace Expo of products and services in the sector, multiple opportunities to strengthen personal networks and connections, and lots of time to have fun.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor & Graduating Student Scholarship Sponsor:

Event Technology Sponsor:

 DB-Perks-logo Logo Univerus Sportrecreation 

Silver Sponsor & Program Excellence Award Sponsor:

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Silver Sponsor and Social Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

 Hcma 2021 Logo Black Rgb EDS Group Logo Hdr Logo C Lg


Break Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:


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Reception Sponsor:


Tour de BCRPA Sponsor:

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