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Leaders Summit

May 17 May 19

Leaders Summit 2023

The event is designed for CAOs and senior municipal leaders who advise their councils on recreation, parks, arts and culture, FCSS, community development and urban planning. The summit is a series of workshops designed by individuals with specific expertise in an area related to the future of recreation and parks. All sessions will include plenty of time for questions, discussion, debate and networking with your peers.

Where: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
When: May 17-19, 2023

Registration Fees:
$695 ARPA member
$795 non-member

This event is designed for CAO’s and senior municipal leaders who advise their councils. 

Event Program and Schedule

View our schedule and speakers on our official Leaders Summit App Here.


Accommodations for the 2023 Leaders Summit are limited, with accommodations available at two locations: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge starting at $420/night, and Crosswaters Resort at $478. The latter is situated on the same property as the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, which will not impact your Summit experience. It is recommended to secure your room ASAP, as rates and availability are subject to change afterwards. Please click on the linked hotel names above to secure your reservation. .


Interested in being a sponsor of the 2023 Leaders Summit? We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities. Please review the sponsorship prospectus here and contact Caleb Boorse at cboorse@arpaonline.ca for more information. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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.