The AAMDC works with the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) on areas of mutual benefit and would like to remind our members of some important community initiatives.  Click on the links provided for program and registration information.

2013 Parks Forum: Parks, Landscapes & Open Spaces – Innovation

The 2013 Parks Forum will provide educational and networking opportunities and explore approaches regarding new practices and efficiencies surrounding the parks industry.  The Forum will take place March 14 – 16 in Canmore and registration is now available.

Communities ChooseWell

Funded by Alberta Health, this initiative promotes healthy eating and active living and aims to recognize and empower Alberta communities to offer innovation programming, participation and community partnerships to achieve a healthier Alberta. Registration for the 2013 year is available here.

Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership to Active Communities Award

This awards program was developed to recognize the achievement of those who demonstrate active community leadership and engage citizens in planning, use leadership to increase frequency of activity and work to create opportunities or spaces for people to be actively engaged in their communities. The nomination deadline is March 25, 2013.

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a volunteer based, non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, beautification and to improving quality of life through community participation. The ARPA oversees the Alberta's Provincial Edition of the Communities in Bloom initiative. The deadline to register for the 2013 program is March 31.

2013 ARPA Conference & IFPRA World Congress

The ARPA will be hosting the 2013 International Federation of Parks and Recreation Association (IFPRA) World Congress in conjunction with their annual conference October 23 – 26 in Lake Louise.  It is anticipated that accommodations will fill up quickly for this event so mark your calendar and save the date to avoid disappointment.

ARPA has a number of valuable programs and resources applicable to municipalities.  For more information, please visit their website.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Tasha Blumenthal
Policy Analyst

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy & Communications

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