Home Awards & Scholarships ARPA Awards A.V. Pettigrew Award
This award is presented in honour of Albert (Bert) Victor Pettigrew, a founding and charter member of the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA). Known to many in Alberta and Western Canada as “Mr. Recreation” or the “Dean of Recreation,” Bert retired in October 1972 from the Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department after 26 years of devoted service to Edmonton citizens. In honour of his years of service to the people of Alberta and his profession, ARPA inaugurated the A.V. Pettigrew Award in 1972.
Communities or Organizations that have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life of citizens through recreation and parks will be considered. Nominees must be current members of ARPA.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.