Events

Events

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association organizes various annual and bi-annual recreation and parks events for its members and the sector as a whole.

Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

ARPA’s Annual Conference and Energize Workshop attracts a wide range of recreation and parks professionals, volunteers, post-secondary students, academics, businesses, and elected officials, offering workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, tradeshow, awards banquet, ARPA’s annual general meeting, and whole lot of fun!

Alberta Aquatics Forum

This event is being held for the first time this fall! Join us just before our annual conference for an all-aquatics program! Join your pools peers from across the province and embrace the opportunity to access certification courses and quality professional development sessions at the same event.

Youth Development through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium

The Youth Development through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium is a bi-annual forum advancing the knowledge of children and youth development through sport, recreation, physical activity, education and general health promotion.

2017 Pan-Canadian Parks Conference

The Pan-Canadian Parks Conference will build off of the momentum and outcomes of the 2016 Canadian Parks Summit, and include speakers and topics of interest on themes, opportunities and issues discussed at the Summit.

2017 International Play Association Conference

IPA Canada, the City of Calgary, ARPA, and other partner organizations look forward to hosting the 2017 International Play Association Conference! The conference will bring together members from nearly 50 countries to exchange ideas and inspire action about play.

June is Recreation and Parks Month

JRPM is an opportunity to celebrate recreation and parks and their contributions to the quality of life of Albertans.

Past Events

2016 Canadian Parks Summit

This first event of its kind, The 2016 Canadian Parks Summit brought together representatives from Canada’s three levels of government responsible for national, provincial/territorial and municipal/regional parks, and relevant national, provincial, and territorial associations, as well as other invited stakeholders collectively representing broad interests across the nature continuum.