2018 Symposium Guide Cover

Join us at the 2018 Annual Symposium for an exciting conference focussed on your professional growth, and for an opportunity to learn about best practices, new research, and innovative programs that you can bring back to your communities.

We're very excited to offer a program that focuses on inclusion in recreation spaces and places, with session streams that follow the five goals of The Framework for Recreation in Canada:

  • Active Health
  • Inclusive Recreation
  • Connecting with Nature
  • Recreation Capacity, and
  • Supportive Environments

Join us at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, for an event that promises to be both educational, and lots of fun!

Can't make it to Symposium? Join us on Monday, April 30 for the evening Tradeshow Party for some networking, and tradeshow games!

View the Program Guide.

Daily Highlights

Monday, April 30th:

  • Opening Keynote with Brad Marsden will share a powerful keynote that will leave you with a more accurate understanding of First Nations communities, and how to better communicate with, and to empower them.
  • 2 education sessions, and 1 Dialogue session
  • Evening Tradeshow Party, open to all!

Tuesday, May 1:

  • A Keynote with Linda Tarrant will reveal the qualities of a successful leader, and how you can better connect with staff and coworkers to acheive your goals.
  • 2 Education sessions, and 1 Dialogue session
  • Snapshots, and an active Walkshop lunch
  • Jazz Café, and evening Banquet & Dance

Wednesday, May 2:

  • Closing Keynote with Mark Tremblay will explore the connection between parks and outdoor recreation's influence on health.
  •  2 education sessions, 1 Discussion Panel
  • Snapshots, Provincial Awards, and AGM Luncheon